Feb 22, 2012 6:25pm

Feb. 22: Andy Warhol’s Death 1987

1982 Wayne Williams Testifies In Atlanta, murder suspect Wayne Williams took the stand and denied ever seeing two murder victims.  Williams was on trial for the murders of Jimmy Ray Payne and Nathaniel Cater, two young black men killed between 1979 and 1981 in a… Read More »

Feb 21, 2012 8:10pm

Feb. 21: Malcolm X Assassinated

1965 Malcolm X Assassinated On Feb 21, 1965, Malcolm X was assassinated while addressing the Organization of Afro-American Unity at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City.  He was shot by members of the Nation of Islam, a group that he had been suspended from… Read More »

Feb 16, 2012 6:56pm

Feb. 16: U.S. Strikes Anti-Aircraft Sites in Iraq 2001

1989 Pan Am Flight 103 Investigation An extensive investigation finds that a bomb hidden in a cassette player brought down Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in December 1988.   2001 U.S. Air Strikes Against Iraq U.S. and British planes drop bombs on radar… Read More »

Feb 15, 2012 8:50pm

Feb. 15: Nelson Mandela Interview 1990

1989 Soviet Troops Leave Afghanistan The Soviet occupation of Afghanistan ended and troops returned home.   1990 Interview With Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela talked to Ted Koppel about his 27-year imprisonment.   Famous Birthdays 1820 Susan B. Anthony 1918 Allan Arbus 1948 Art Spiegelman 1951… Read More »

Feb 14, 2012 11:00pm

Feb. 14: GPS Technology Used by Military 1989

1989 Global Positioning Satellite On Feb. 14, 1989, a rocket was launched to deliver a satellite for the Air Force.  Military global positioning satellite  technology was designed to help locate ships and planes.   1992 Dr. Jack Kevorkian Interview Barbara Walters talked to the controversial… Read More »

Feb 10, 2012 7:29pm

Feb. 10: Chess Champ Falls to Computer 1996

1989 Ron Brown Elected DNC Chairman Ron Brown becomes the first African-American to lead a major U.S. political party.  He was elected to head the Democratic National Committee.   1996 Deep Blue Defeats Chess Champion Kasparov Man vs.. Machine: IBM’s Deep Blue computer defeated world… Read More »

Feb 9, 2012 8:39pm

Feb. 9: ’24 Hours in Cyberspace’ in 1996

1991 Lithuania’s Independence   Voters in Lithuania defied Soviet President Gorbachev and sought independence.   1994 History of the Clintons’ Whitewater Deal   Bill and Hillary Clinton were accused of financial wrongdoing in tax claims on Whitewater Estates in Arkansas.   1995 Dealing With Extreme… Read More »

Feb 8, 2012 9:37pm

Feb. 8: Telecommunications Act of 1996

1996 Telecommunications Act President Clinton signed the Telecommunications Act of 1996 intended to bring communication laws up to date.  The goal of the legislation was to open markets up to more competition, promote innovation and lower prices.  To demonstrate new technology affected by the bill,  Clinton… Read More »

Feb 7, 2012 9:58pm

Feb. 7: First Untethered Space Walk 1984

1965 United States Bombs North Vietnam U.S. Secretary of Defense McNamara addressed Vietcong attacks and U.S. retaliation.   1984 First Untethered Walk in Space Two astronauts from NASA’s Challenger space shuttle float in space untethered, with just jetpacks to guide their movement.  Astronaut Bruce McCandless… Read More »

Feb 6, 2012 8:17pm

Feb. 6: Elizabeth Become Queen 1952; Reagan Doctrine 1985

1952 Elizabeth Becomes Queen England’s King George VI died on Feb. 6, 1952, leaving the throne to his oldest daughter.  Princess Elizabeth officially became Queen Elizabeth II at her coronation ceremony on June 2, 1953.  The year 2012 marks the queen’s Diamond Jubilee anniversary.  … Read More »