Historical Events for 9th February 2019

1799 – USS Constellation captures French frigate Insurgents off Nevis, W I
1916 – Britain’s military service act enforced (conscription)
1922 – Italian government of Bonomi falls
1942 – Japanese troops land near Makassar, South Celebes
1956 – KHPL (now KWNB) TV channel 6 in Hayes Center, NB (ABC) 1st broadcast
1972 – British government declares state of emergency after month-long coal miners’ strike
1976 – Oscar Charleston selected to baseball’s Hall of Fame
1979 – ABC airs “Heroes of Rock N Roll” special
1995 – STS-63 – 2nd mission of US/Russian Shuttle-Mir Program goes into space
1995 – “Heiress” opens at Cort Theater NYC for 340 performances

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