Once Upon a Time in America (2.9.14)

FEB 9:

  • 1925 – John Quincy Adams is elected President by the House of Representatives when neither he nor Andrew Jackson receive a majority of electoral votes.
  • 1870 – The Weather Bureau is established by Congress.
  • 1889 – The Department of Agriculture becomes a cabinet-level agency. It’s first Secretary is Norman J. Coleman.
  • 1964 – The Beatles appear on the Ed Sullivan Show for the first time.

FEB 10:

  • 1967 – The 25th Amendment to the Constitution is ratified, stating that the Vice President becomes the President in the case of the current President’s death, resignation, or is removed from office.

FEB 11:

Nothing all that interesting happened on this day in the United States.

FEB 12:

Nothing really all that interesting on this day either.

FEB 13:

  • 1914 – The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is established.

FEB 14:

  • 1859 – Oregon becomes the 33rd state.
  • 1903 – The Department of Commerce and Labor are established.
  • 1912 – Arizona becomes the 48th state.

FEB 15:

  • 1764 – St Louis Missouri is established.
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