This Week in History


Sandy Livingston was born.

Denise Auerbach was born.

Joe Fox was born.

1887 – The first gathering at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa. to wait for the groundhog’s shadow occurred.

1943 – Nazi troops surrendered in the World War II Battle of Stalingrad.


Anthony George was born.

Jeanne Jamin was born.

1870 – The 15th Amendment (black suffrage) passed.

1959 – Rock singers, Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and Big Bopper died in a plane crash.


Kathleen Kuhn was born.

Kevin McVeigh was born.

Thomas O’Callaghan was born.

Frankie Cullen was born.

Mike Lee was born.

Robert Kaskel was born.

Marie Murphy was born.

1789 – George Washington and John Adams are elected the president and vice president of the United States.

2004 – The Massachusetts Supreme Court declared that gays had the right to marry.


Jeanne Cook was born.

John Cori was born.

Terence O’Rourke was born.

Cody Ritter was born.

1917 – Congress passed the Immigration Act, which restricted Asian immigration, over President Wilson’s veto.

1952 – New York adopts three-colored traffic lights.

February 6

Matt Long was born.

Maureen Marotta was born.

Kerri Bringslid was born.

Robert Chi was born.

Tracey Greene was born.

1935 – The board game Monopoly went on sale for the first time.

1952 – Princess Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain.


Barbara Morris was born.

1964 – The Beatles arrived in the U.S. for the first time.

1971 – Women in Switzerland were finally granted suffrage.

February 8

Bob Gandley was born.

Jack Gordon was born.

1870 – The National Weather Service was established.

1910 – The Boy Scouts of America were incorporated.

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