Miscellaneous: Today in History (01/02/22)

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Today is Tuesday, February 1, the 32nd day of 2022. There are 333 days left in the year.

Today’s highlight in the story:

On February 1, 1960, four black college students began a protest sit-in at a Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, where they had been denied service.

To this date :

In 1790, the Supreme Court of the United States met for the first time in New York. (However, since only three of the six judges were present, the court adjourned until the following day.)

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

In 1865, abolitionist John S. Rock became the first black attorney called to the bar of the United States Supreme Court.

In 1943, during World War II, one of the most decorated American military units, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, composed almost exclusively of Japanese-Americans, was authorized.

In 1959, men in Switzerland refused to give women the right to vote by a referendum margin of more than 2 to 1. (Swiss women won the right to vote in 1971.)

In 1979, Iranian religious leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini received a stormy reception in Tehran as he ended nearly 15 years in exile.

In 1991, 34 people were killed when an arriving USAir jetliner crashed atop a commuter plane on a runway at Los Angeles International Airport.

In 1994 Jeff Gillooly, ex-husband of Tonya Harding, pleaded guilty in Portland, Oregon, to racketeering for his part in the attack on figure skater Nancy Kerrigan in exchange for a 24-month sentence (he ended up serving six months) and a $100,000 Fine.

In 2003, the space shuttle Columbia broke up during reentry, killing all seven of its crew: 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.

In 2011, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak announced he would not run for another term in the September elections, but rejected protesters’ demands to resign immediately and leave the country, after a dramatic day in which a quarter of a million Egyptians staged their biggest protest yet. inviting him to leave.

In 2016, the World Health Organization declared a global emergency over the explosive spread of the Zika virus, which was linked to birth defects in the Americas, calling it an “extraordinary event” that posed a health threat public in other parts of the world.

In 2020, as China’s death toll from the novel coronavirus rose to 259, Beijing criticized Washington’s order barring entry to most foreigners who had visited China in the past two weeks. A World Health Organization official said governments must prepare for “national epidemic control”.

Ten years ago: Facebook, the social network on the Internet, announced its intention to go public with a stock offering. Don Cornelius, 74, creator of “Soul Train”, died in Los Angeles from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. Boxing trainer Angelo Dundee has died in Tampa, Florida at the age of 90.

Five years ago: The Republican-controlled Senate confirmed Rex Tillerson, 56-43, as US Secretary of State. A nearly 20-hour hostage situation began in Delaware when inmates at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center seized four staff members; a guard was killed, two hostages freed before the authorities put down the uprising and rescued the remaining captive. Violence and riots at the University of California, Berkeley forced the cancellation of a speech by right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos.

A year ago, Myanmar’s military staged a coup and arrested its government’s civilian leaders, including Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. A sprawling, heavy winter storm has battered the eastern United States, shutting down coronavirus vaccination sites, closing schools and disrupting public transportation. The US government has said it will not make arrests of immigration officers at coronavirus vaccination sites across the country. Former AFL-CIO President John Sweeney has died aged 86 at his Washington-area home. Actor Dustin Diamond, better known as ‘Screech’ on the 90s sitcom ‘Saved by the Bell’, has died after a three-week battle with cancer.

Today’s birthdays: Actor Garrett Morris turns 85. Bluegrass singer Del McCoury is 83 years old. Television personality and singer Joy Philbin is 81 years old. Political commentator Fred Barnes is 79. Rock musician Mike Campbell (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers) is 72. Blues singer-musician Sonny Landreth is 71 years old. Actor-writer-producer Bill Mumy is 68 years old. Rock singer Exene Cervenka is 66 years old. Actor Linus Roache is 58 years old. Princess Stephanie of Monaco is 57 years old. Actress Sherilyn Fenn is 57 years old. Lisa Marie Presley is 54 years old. Pauly Shore is 54 years old. Actor Brian Krause is 53 years old. Jazz musician Joshua Redman is 53 years old. Rock musician Patrick Wilson (Weezer) is 53 years old. Actor Michael C. Hall is 51 years old. Rock musician Ron Welty is 51 years old. Rapper Big Boi (Outkast) is 47. Roots rocker Jason Isbell is 43. Country singer Julie Roberts is 43 years old. Singer-rock musician Andrew VanWyngarden is 39 years old. TV personality Lauren Conrad is 36 years old. Actress-singer Heather Morris is 35 years old. Actress and mixed martial artist Ronda Rousey is 35. Rock singer Harry Styles (One Direction) is 28 years old.

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