On this day.... February 5

FEBRAURY 5TH


  • TODAY IS NATIONAL THANK YOUR MAIL CARRIER DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL HOME MADE SOUP DAY


BIRTHDAYS:

  • RED BUTTONS (1919-2006)
  • HANK AARON (1934, 84)
  • ROGER STAUBACH (1942, 76)
  • BARBARA HERSHEY (1948, 70)
  • CHRISTOPHER GUEST (1948, 70)


  • TOM WILKINSON (1948, 70)
  • TIM MEADOWS (1961, 57)


  • JENNIFER JASON LEIGH (1962, 56)
  • LAURA LINNEY (1964, 54)
  • BOBBY BROWN (1969, 49)
  • CHRISTIANO RONALDO (1985, 33)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1631, ROGER WILLIAMS, FOUNDER OF RHODE ISLAND, LANDS IN BOSTON
  • IN 1870, THE FIRST MOTION PICTURE SHOWN TO AN AUDIENCE IS SCREENED IN PHILADELPHIA
  • IN 1881, PHEONIX, ARIZONA IS INCORPERATED AS A CITY
  • IN 1921, THE NEW YORK YANKEES PURCHASE LAND IN THE BRONX TO BUILD A STADIUM
  • IN 1922, THE FIRST EDITION OF THE READER’S DIGEST IS PUBLISHED
  • IN 1936, CHARLIE CHAPLIN RELEASES “MODERN TIMES’
  • IN 1937, PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT ATTEMPTS TO INCREASE THE SIZE OF THE SUPREME COURT. HIS PLAN FOR “COURT PACKING” FAILS
  • IN 1945, WINSTON CHURCHILL LANDS IN YALTA FOR THE YALTA CONFERENCE
  • IN 1945, GENERAL MACARTHUR AND HIS TROOPS ENTER MANILLA IN THE PHILLIPINES
  • IN 1948, DICK BUTTON BECOMES THE FIRST AMERICAN OLYMPIC FIGURE SKATING CHAMPION
  • IN 1953, WALT DISNEY RELEASES “PETER PAN”
  • IN 1958, THE AIR FORCE LOSES A NUCLEAR BOMB WHEN A B-47 COLLIDES MID AIR WITH AN F-86 FIGHTER NEAR THE COAST OF SAVANNAH. THE BOMB IS NEVER FOUND.
  • IN 1967, “THE SMOTHERS BROTHERS COMEDY HOUR” DEBUTS ON CBS
  • IN 1971, APOLLO 14 LANDS ON THE MOON. ALAN SHEPHARD AND EDWARD MITCHELL WALK ON THE MOON FOR FOUR HOURS
  • IN 1972, PAUL SIMON RELEASES HIS FIRST SOLO RECORDING “MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION”


  • IN 1972, SCREENING OF AIRLINE PASSENGERS AND LUGGAGE BECOMES MANDATORY
  • IN 1974, 19 YEAR OLD PATTY HEARST IS KIDNAPPED FROM HER HOME
  • IN 1977, SUGAR RAY LEONARD WINS HIS FIRST PROFESSIONAL FIGHT
  • IN 1978, FRED NEWMAN MAKES 88 STRAIGHT FREE THROWS WHILE BLINDFOLDED
  • IN 1978, A BLIZZARD IN NEW ENGLAND AND NEW YORK KILLS OVER 100 IN THREE DAYS
  • IN 1983, DEF LEPPARD RELEASES “PYROMANIA”
  • IN 1991, A COURT IN MICHIGAN BARS DR. JACK KEVORKIAN FROM ASSISTING IN HIS PATIENTS’ SUICIDES
  • IN 1992, JURY SELECTION BEGINS IN THE TRIAL OF LOS ANGELES POLICE OFFICERS WHO WERE CAUGHT BEATING RODNEY KING
  • IN 1994, “WHERE IN THE WORLD IS CARMEN SAN DIEGO?” DEBUTS ON FOX
  • IN 1994, 30 YEARS AFTER THE DEATH OF MEDGAR EVERS, BYRON DE LA BECKWITH IS CONVICTED OF KILLING HIM AND SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON IN MISSISSIPPI
  • IN 1997, OJ SIMPSON LOSES A CIVIL CASE AND IS FOUND LIABLE FOR THE DEATHS OF NICOLE BROWN SIMPSON AND RON GOLDMAN
  • IN 1998, A TELEVISION SPECIAL TAPED WITH NANCY KERRIGAN AND TONYA HARDING AIRS ON FOX
  • IN 2004, JANET JACKSON’S BREAST SETS A RECORD FOR MOST SEARCHED IMAGE IN THE HISTORY OF THE INTERNET
  • IN 2006, THE ROLLING STONES PERFORM AT THE SUPER BOWL HALF TIME SHOW, BUT COMPLAIN THAT THEIR SET IS CENSORED WITHOUT THEIR PERMISSION


  • IN 2007, ASTRONAUT LISA NOWAK IS ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTING TO KIDNAP A FELLOW ASTRONAUT DATING HER EX-BOYFRIEND. SHE DROVE NON STOP FROM HOUSTON TO ORLANDO IN AN ADULT DIAPER.
  • IN 2008, AMY WINEHOUSE IS QUESTIONED BY BRITISH POLICE AFTER A VIDEO SURFACES OF HER SMOKING CRACK IN THE SUN NEWSPAPER
  • IN 2012, THE NEW YORK GIANTS DEFEAT THE PATRIOTS IN SUPER BOWL 46
  • IN 2015, GARY GLITTER IS CONVICTED OF CHILD SEX ABUSE IN LONDON
  • IN 2017, THE PATRIOTS DEFEAT THE ATLANTA FALCONS 34-28 AFTER BEING DOWN 28-3 AT HALF TIME IN SUPER BOWL 51

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