Today in 1912, New Mexico became the 47th state of the Union.
Today in 1941, President Franklin Roosevelt offered his "4 Freedoms" speech (focusing on Freedom of Speech and Worship; Freedom from Want and Fear) during US State of Union address.
Today in 1973, "Schoolhouse Rock" premiered on ABC-TV. First up? “My Hero, Zero.”
Today in 1975, about two-thousand Led Zeppelin fans (waiting overnight inside the lobby of the Boston Garden for tickets to the group's February 4th gig to go on sale) rioted. Their shenanigans caused about $50-thousand in damage.
Today in 1987, astronomers at University of California reported seeing the birth of a galaxy…for the first time.
Today in 1994, ice skater Nancy Kerrigan was attacked by the bodyguard of her rival Tonya Harding.
Today in 1995, a chemical fire in an apartment complex in Manila, Philippines, lead to the discovery of plans for Project Bojinka, a large-scale, three-phase attack planned by terrorists Ramzi Yousef and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed for that month.
Today in 2005, Edgar Ray Killen was arrested as a suspect for the 1964 murders of three Civil Rights workers. The inspiration behind the film, “Mississippi Burning,” Killen and his accomplices were later convicted in the plot – and ultimately, died in prison.
Today in 2016, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" broke the North American box office record, passing the $760.5m taken by "Avatar."
Today in 2021, supporters of then-President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol in Washington during congressional certification of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' win, resulting in five deaths and prompting evacuation of lawmakers and vice-president Mike Pence.