2/9/2019 12:01:00 AM Today In History - February 9
Reprinted By Permission From OnThisDay.com
Today in History in 1825 the House of Representatives elected John Quincy Adams sixth United States President; in 1861 Jefferson Davis was elected president of the Confederated States of America; and in 1953 the “Adventures of Superman” TV series premiered in syndication.
Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:
1825 - House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams 6th US president
1861 - Jefferson Davis & Alexander Stephens elected president & VP of the Confederate States of America (US Civil War)
1870 - US Army establishes US National Weather Service
1889 - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is established as a Cabinet-level agency
1950 - Sen Joseph McCarthy charges State Dept. infested with 205 communists
1953 - "Adventures of Superman" TV series premieres in syndication
1964 - 1st appearance of Beatles on "Ed Sullivan Show" (73.7 million viewers)
1773 - William Henry Harrison, Charles City Virginia, 9th President of the United States (March 4-April 4, 1841)
1909 - Carmen Miranda, Brazil, vocalist/actress (Copacabana, Date With Judy)
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