TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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To­day is Satur­day, Feb. 1, the 32nd day of 2020. There are 334 days left in the year.

ON THIS DATE IN HIS­TORY

On Feb. 1, 2003, the space shut­tle Columbia broke up dur­ing re-en­try, killing all seven of its crew mem­bers: com­man­der Rick Hus­band; pi­lot Wil­liam McCool; pay­load com­man­der Michael An­der­son; mis­sion spe­cial­ists Kal­pana Chawla, David Brown and Lau­rel Clark; and pay­load spe­cial­ist Ilan Ra­mon, the first Is­raeli in space.

1790 — The U.S. Supreme Court con­vened for the first time in New York. (How­ever, since only three of the six jus­tices were present, the court re­cessed un­til the next day.)

1862 — “The Bat­tle Hymn of the Repub­lic,” a poem by Ju­lia Ward Howe, was pub­lished in the At­lantic Monthly.

1942 — Dur­ing World War II, the Voice of Amer­ica broad­cast its first pro­gram to Europe, re­lay­ing it through the fa­cil­i­ties of the Bri­tish Broad­cast­ing Corp. in London.

1960 — Four black col­lege stu­dents be­gan a sit-in protest at a Wool­worth’s lunch counter in Greens­boro, North Carolina, where they had been re­fused ser­vice.

1991 — Thirty-four people were killed when an ar­riv­ing USAir jet­liner crashed atop a com­muter plane bound for Palm­dale on a run­way at Los An­ge­les In­ter­na­tional Air­port.

TO­DAY’S BIRTHDAYS

Ac­tor Stuart Whit­man is 92. Folk singer Bob Shane (The Kingston Trio) is 86. Singer Don Everly is 83. Ac­tor Gar­rett Mor­ris is 83. Blue­grass singer Del Mc­Coury is 81. TV per­son­al­ity-singer Joy Philbin is 79. Po­lit­i­cal com­men­ta­tor Fred Barnes is 77. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wy­oming, is 76. Rock mu­si­cian Mike Camp­bell (Tom Petty & the Heart­break­ers) is 70. Blues singer-mu­si­cian Sonny Lan­dreth is 69. Ac­tor-writer-pro­ducer Bill Mumy is 66. Rock singer Ex­ene Cer­venka is 64. Ac­tor Li­nus Roache is

56. Princess Stephanie of Monaco is 55. Coun­try mu­si­cian Dwayne Dupuy (Ric­o­chet) is

55. Ac­tress Sher­i­lyn Fenn is

55. Lisa Marie Pres­ley is 52. Co­me­dian-ac­tor Pauly Shore is 52. Ac­tor Brian Krause is 51. Jazz mu­si­cian Joshua Red­man is 51. Rock mu­si­cian Pa­trick Wil­son (Weezer) is 51. Ac­tor Michael C. Hall is 49. Rock mu­si­cian Ron Welty is 49. Rap­per Big Boi (Outkast) is 45. Roots rocker Jason Is­bell is 41. Coun­try singer Julie Roberts is 41. Ac­tor Jar­rett Len­non is 38. Rock singer-mu­si­cian Andrew VanWyn­gar­den is 37. TV per­son­al­ity Lau­ren Con­rad is 34. Ac­tress-singer Heather Mor­ris is 33. Ac­tress and mixed mar­tial artist Ronda Rousey is 33. Rock singer Harry Styles (One Di­rec­tion) is 26.

THOUGHT FOR TO­DAY

“It is the tragedy of the world that no one knows what he doesn’t know — and the less a man knows, the more sure he is that he knows ev­ery­thing.” — Joyce Cary, English au­thor (1888-1957).

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