Now for February 8 and 9

February 7, 2011 at 11:18 am

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.

The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show

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