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ON FE­BRU­ARY 9 ...

In 1825 the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives elected John Quincy Adams pres­i­dent af­ter no can­di­date re­ceived a ma­jor­ity of elec­toral votes.

In 1861 the Pro­vi­sional Con­gress of the Con­fed­er­ate States of Amer­ica elected Jef­fer­son Davis pres­i­dent and Alexan­der Stephens vice pres­i­dent.

In 1942 Day­light-sav­ing “War Time” went into ef­fect in the United States, with clocks turned one hour for­ward.

In 1943 the World War II bat­tle of Guadal­canal in the south­west Pa­cific ended with an Amer­i­can vic­tory over Ja­panese forces.

In 1950, in a speech in Wheel­ing, W.Va., Sen. Joseph Mc­Carthy, R-Wis., charged the State Depart­ment

was rid­dled with Com­mu­nists.

In 1964 The Bea­tles made their first live Amer­i­can tele­vi­sion ap­pear­ance, on CBS’ “The Ed Sul­li­van Show.”

In 1971 the Apollo 14 spacecraft re­turned to Earth af­ter man’s third land­ing on the moon.

In 1996 the Ir­ish Repub­li­can Army ended its cease­fire with a truck bomb­ing in Lon­don that killed two and in­jured 37.

In 1997 Best Prod­ucts closed the last of its stores, a vic­tim of the di­min­ish­ing al­lure of the cat­a­log show­room con­cept of re­tail­ing.

In 2001 a U.S. Navy sub­ma­rine col­lided with a Ja­panese fish­ing boat off the Hawai­ian coast, killing nine men and boys aboard the boat.

In 2004 anti-govern­ment rebels took con­trol of nearly a dozen towns in west­ern Haiti as the death toll in the vi­o­lent upris­ing rose to at least 40.

In 2005 a new postage stamp hon­or­ing Pres­i­dent Ron­ald Rea­gan was is­sued.

In 2008 the shut­tle At­lantis, car­ry­ing a Euro­pean built sci­ence lab, docked with the In­ter­na­tional Space Sta­tion.

In 2012 fed­eral and Illi­nois of­fi­cials an­nounced a $25 bil­lion set­tle­ment with the na­tion’s top five mort­gage ser­vicers that promised as­sis­tance for a se­lect group of 1.75 mil­lion bor­row­ers while set­ting new stan­dards for how strug­gling home­own­ers are treated. Also in 2012 , the city of Chicago agreed to pay $6.2 mil­lion to set­tle a law­suit re­gard­ing po­lice con­duct dur­ing a 2003 down­town protest against the Iraq War. About 800 peo­ple were de­tained and 500 of them ar­rested in an ac­tion a fed­eral ap­pel­late judge ruled was un­jus­ti­fied.

In 2013 hun­dreds of mourn­ers and dig­ni­taries, in­clud­ing first lady Michelle Obama, packed the fu­neral ser­vice for Hadiya Pendleton, a 15year-old honor stu­dent who was shot and killed Jan. 29 as she stood with friends at a park about a mile from Pres­i­dent Barack Obama’s home in the Ken­wood neigh­bor­hood.

In 2014 Mis­souri All Amer­i­can line­backer Michael Sam an­nounced he was gay three months be­fore the NFL draft. (The St. Louis Rams later drafted Sam in the sev­enth round, mak­ing him the first openly gay player in NFL his­tory.)

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