Today in 1870, the first motion picture ever was shown to a theater audience– in Philadelphia.
Today in 1917,the House and Senate overrode the veto of President Woodrow Wilson and made the immigration of illiterate persons
Today in 1931,Maxine Dunlap became the first woman licensed as a glider pilot.
Today in 1937,FDR – aka President Franklin D. Roosevelt – proposed enlarging Supreme Court,aka "court packing" plan failed.
Today in 1971,the Apollo XIV astronauts, Alan Shepard Jr. and Edgar Mitchell,landed on the moon.
Today in 1972,Bob Douglas became the first Black man elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Today in 1973,Col. William Nolde – the last American soldier killed before the Vietnam cease-fire –was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.
Today in 1981,a military jury in convicted Robert Garwood of collaborating with enemy and striking a POW. Private Garwood is the only Vietnam prisoner of war to be tried by court-martial on a collaboration charge.
Today in 1993,President Bill Clinton's second choice for Attorney General - Federal Judge Kimba Wood –withdrew from consideration following the discovery that her baby sitter had been an illegal alien for seven years. She followed the path Clinton’s first choice – corporate lawyer Zoe Baird – took in what became known as “Nannygate”and stepped into obscurity.
Today in 1994,white separatist Byron De La Beckwith was convicted in Jackson, Mississippi of the 1963 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers. He was sentenced to life – and ultimately died in prison in 2001.
Today in 1997,J. Simpson was found liable in civil court for the deaths of Ron Goldman and Nicole Simpson. Originally ordered to pay $33.5-million in damages, he has yet to…and he now owes north of $58-million.
Today in 2003,Secretary of State Colin Powell presented evidence– later proven to be false – to the United Nations concerning Iraq and weapons of mass destruction.
Today in 2008,a major tornado outbreak across the Southern United States began. By the time it was over a day later? At least were 57 dead and more than 400 injured, the most since the May 31st, 1985 outbreak that killed 88.
Today in 2012,the New York Giants beat New England Patriots, 21-17 at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Super Bowl XLVI.
Today in 2016, computer hackers tried to steal 1-billion from Federal Reserve Bank of New York using Bangladesh banking codes. They succeeded in stealing $81-millionbefore a typo alerted officials.
Today in 2017,Black Sabbath played their last concert in their hometown Birmingham, England.
Today in2017,Super Bowl LI: New England Patriots defeat Atlanta Falcons, 34-28 at NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas.