February 9 in Pop Culture History

09February 9 in Pop Culture History
1825 – The U.S. House of Representatives elected John Quincy Adams president since no candidate had received a majority of electoral votes.

1870 – The weather service, now named the National Weather Service (NWS) was authorized by Congress.

1889 – The United States Department of Agriculture was established

1895 – William G. Morgan, a Holyoke, MA, YMCA physical education director, invented the game of volleyball.

1900 – The Davis Cup tennis competition was established.

1902 – Doctor Eugène-Louis Doyen of Paris, performed a successful operation separating Siamese freakshow twins (Radika and Dodika), from the Barnum and Bailey Circus, apart.

1913 – The 1913 Great Meteor Procession took place over the eastern section of North America.

1942 – ‘War Time’ Daylight-savings went into effect in the US.

1957 – # 1 Hit February 9, 1957 – March 1, 1957: Elvis PresleyToo Much

1960 – Adolph Coors was kidnapped and later killed by Joe Corbett while driving to work from his Morrison, Colorado, home.

1961 – The Beatles debuted at Liverpool’s Cavern.

1963 – # 1 Hit February 9, 1963 – March 1, 1963: Paul & PaulaHey Paula

1964 – The Beatles appeared in the Ed Sullivan Show for the first time.

1969 – The Boeing 747 flew its inaugural flight.

1971 – Satchel Paige became the first Negro League player to be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

1974 – # 1 Hit February 9, 1974 – March 1, 1974: Love Unlimited OrchestraLove’s Theme

1991 – # 1 Hit February 9, 1991 – February 22, 1991: C+C Music Factory featuring Freedom WilliamsGonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)

1997- The Simpsons made television history with their episode “The Itchy, Scratchy and Pootchie Show” which they then surpassed the Flintstones as the longest running prime-time cartoon series in terms of episodes aired

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