1838 – Samuel Morse made the 1st public demonstration of telegraph in New Jersey.
1839 – The Night of the Big Wind swept across Ireland, damaging or destroying more than 20% of the houses in Dublin.
1854 – Sherlock Holmes’ Birthday
1912 – New Mexico became the 47th state.
1941 – FDR gave his “4 Freedoms” speech (speech, worship, from want and from fear)
1957 – Elvis Presley made his 7th (and final) appearance on Ed Sullivan Show
1973 – ABC’s Schoolhouse Rock debuted with Multiplication Rock
1974 – In response to the 1973 oil crisis, daylight saving time began nearly four months early in the United States.
1994 – Olympic Ice skater Nancy Kerrigan was attacked when Tonya Harding’s husband and bodyguard hired Shane Stant to break her legs. Kerrgan finished in second place, Harding in 8th for the event.
1995 – Houseguest was released in theaters.
1996 – Blizzard of 1996