Now for February 8 and 9
Mary Queen of Scots was beheaded February 8, 1587
February 8, 1915 D.W. Griffith’s controversial film, The Birth of a Nation premiered in Los Angeles.
February 8, 1904, the Russo-Japanese War began.
February 9, 1964, the Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show for the first time. 73 million people watched from home which was a record for American television at that time.
On February 9, 1943, the World War II battle of Guadalcanal in the southwest Pacific ended with an American victory over Japanese forces.