Sunday, February 6, 2011

Tidbits from the Past

Some events that took place in the week of February 6-12.
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6 The board game Monopoly first went on sale.(1935)
6 Astronaut Alan Sheppard hits three golf balls on the moon. (1971)
7. The Beatles come to the U.S. for the first time. (1964)
8 The Boy Scouts were founded. (1910)
9 The Beatles appear on the Ed Sullivan show. (1964)
9 An act of Congress is passed authorizing the US Weather Bureau
10 Glenn Miller receives the first ever gold record for selling a million copies of a song. And the song....."The Chattanooga Choo Choo"
10 France cedes Canada to England, ending the French and Indian War. (1763)
11 Robert Fulton patents the steamboat. (1809)
11 The Yalta agreement is signed by Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin. (1945)
12 Women in the Utah Territory win the right to vote. (1870)