TODAY IN HISTORY
Today is Saturday, Feb. 9, the 40th day of 2019. There are 325 days left in the year.
TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY
On Feb. 9, 1964, the Beatles made their first live American television appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show," broadcast from New York on CBS.
• Television journalist Roger Mudd is 91. • Singer-songwriter Carole King is 77. • Actor Joe Pesci is 76. • Author Alice Walker ("The Color Purple") is 75. • Actress Mia Farrow is 74. • Singer Joe Ely is 72. • Actress Judith Light is 70. • Country singer Travis Tritt is 56. • Actress Ziyi Zhang ("Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon") is 40. • Actor Tom Hiddleston ("The Avengers") is 38. • Actor Michael B. Jordan ("Black Panther") is 32.
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
"The man who has eaten enough will never believe a hungry one." — Albanian proverb.
ON THIS DATE
In 1825, the House of Representatives elected John Quincy Adams president after no candidate received a majority of electoral votes.
In 1942, daylight-saving "War Time" went into effect in the United States, with clocks moved one hour forward.
In 1943, the World War II battle of Guadalcanal in the southwest Pacific ended with an Allied victory over Japanese forces.
In 1950, in a speech in Wheeling, West Virginia, Sen. Joseph McCarthy, R-Wis., charged the State Department was riddled with Communists.
In 1960, Adolph Coors Co. chairman Adolph Coors III, 44, was shot to death in suburban Denver during a botched kidnapping attempt. (The man who killed him, Joseph Corbett Jr., served 19 years in prison.)
In 1964, the G.I. Joe action figure was introduced at the American International Toy Fair in New York.