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February 9th In Pop Culture History

1825 - The U.S. House of Representatives elected John Quincy Adams president since no candidate had received a majority of electoral votes.

1870 - The weather service, now named the National Weather Service (NWS) was authorized by Congress.

1889 - The United States Department of Agriculture was established

1895 - William G. Morgan, a Holyoke, MA, YMCA physical education director, invented the game of volleyball.

1900 - The Davis Cup tennis competition was established.

1902 - Doctor Eugène-Louis Doyen of Paris, performed a successful operation separating Siamese freakshow twins (Radika and Dodika), from the Barnum and Bailey Circus, apart.

1913 - The 1913 Great Meteor Procession took place over the eastern section of North America.

1942 - 'War Time' Daylight-savings went into effect in the US.

1957 - # 1 Hit February 9, 1957 - March 1, 1957: Elvis Presley - Too Much

1960 - Adolph Coors was kidnapped and later killed by Joe Corbett while driving to work from his Morrison, Colorado, home.

1961 - The Beatles debuted at Liverpool's Cavern.

1963 - # 1 Hit February 9, 1963 - March 1, 1963: Paul & Paula - Hey Paula

1964 - The Beatles appeared in the Ed Sullivan Show for the first time.

1969 - The Boeing 747 flew its inaugural flight.

1971 - Satchel Paige became the first Negro League player to be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

1974 - # 1 Hit February 9, 1974 - March 1, 1974: Love Unlimited Orchestra - Love's Theme

1991 - # 1 Hit February 9, 1991 - February 22, 1991: C+C Music Factory featuring Freedom Williams - Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)

1997- The Simpsons made television history with their episode "The Itchy, Scratchy and Pootchie Show" which they then surpassed the Flintstones as the longest running prime-time cartoon series in terms of episodes aired.

February 9th Celebrity Birthdays

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Carole King (1942)
Mena Suvari (1979)
Joe Pesci (1943)
David Gallagher (1985)
Judith Light (1949)
Carman Miranda (1909 - 1955)
Sharon Case (1971)
Gypsy Rose Lee (1914)
Ami Suzuki (1982)
Mia Farrow (1945)
JM J Bullock (1955)
Travis Tritt (1963)
Charles Shaughnessy (1955)
William Henry Harrison (1773)

William Henry Harrison took the oath of office on March 4, 1841, a cold and wet day. Wearing neither a coat or hat, he gave the longest inaugural address in American history.

With 8,444 words, it took two hours to read, in the cold rain. He caught what was possibly the worst cold of all time and died on April 4, 1841, serving only 31 and a half days.

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