In the present day is Monday, Feb. 1, the thirty second day of 2021. There are 333 days left within the yr.
In the present day’s Spotlight in Historical past:
On Feb. 1, 2003, the area shuttle Columbia broke up throughout re-entry, killing all seven of its crew members: commander Rick Husband; pilot William McCool; payload commander Michael Anderson; mission specialists Kalpana Chawla, David Brown and Laurel Clark; and payload specialist Ilan Ramon (ee-LAHN’ rah-MOHN’), the primary Israeli in area.
In 1790, the U.S. Supreme Court docket convened for the primary time in New York. (Nevertheless, since solely three of the six justices had been current, the court docket recessed till the following day.)
In 1862, “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” a poem by Julia Ward Howe, was printed within the Atlantic Month-to-month.
In 1865, abolitionist John S. Rock turned the primary Black lawyer admitted to the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court docket.
In 1893, inventor Thomas Edison accomplished work on the world’s first movement image studio, his “Black Maria,” in West Orange, New Jersey.
In 1942, throughout World Struggle II, the Voice of America broadcast its first program to Europe, relaying it by way of the amenities of the British Broadcasting Corp. in London.
In 1943, throughout World Struggle II, one among America’s most extremely adorned navy items, the 442nd Regimental Fight Staff, made up virtually completely of Japanese-Individuals, was approved.
In 1960, 4 Black school college students started a sit-in protest at a Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, the place they’d been refused service.
In 1962, the Ken Kesey novel “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” was first printed by Viking Press.
In 1968, throughout the Vietnam Struggle, South Vietnam’s police chief (Nguyen Ngoc Mortgage) executed a Viet Cong officer with a pistol shot to the top in a scene captured by information photographers. Richard M. Nixon introduced his bid for the Republican presidential nomination.
In 1979, Iranian spiritual chief Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini (hoh-MAY’-nee) acquired a tumultuous welcome in Tehran as he ended practically 15 years of exile.
In 1991, 34 individuals had been killed when an arriving USAir jetliner crashed atop a commuter aircraft on a runway at Los Angeles Worldwide Airport.
In 2018, a decide ordered a Wisconsin lady, Morgan Geyser, to be dedicated to a psychological hospital for 40 years for stabbing a classmate when she was 12 years previous to curry favor with the fictional horror character Slender Man.
Ten years in the past: Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak introduced he wouldn’t run for a brand new time period in September elections however rejected protesters’ calls for he step down instantly and go away the nation, after a dramatic day during which a quarter-million Egyptians staged their greatest protest to this point calling on him to go.
5 years in the past: Texas Sen. Ted Cruz swept to victory in Iowa’s Republican caucuses, overcoming Donald Trump and a stronger-than-expected exhibiting by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio; amongst Democrats, Bernie Sanders rode a wave of voter enthusiasm to a digital tie with Hillary Clinton. The World Well being Group declared a world emergency over the explosive unfold of the Zika virus, which was linked to beginning defects within the Americas, calling it an “extraordinary occasion” that posed a public well being risk to different elements of the world.
One yr in the past: As China’s dying toll from the brand new coronavirus rose to 259, Beijing criticized Washington’s order barring entry to most foreigners who had visited China up to now two weeks. A World Well being Group official mentioned governments wanted to arrange for “home outbreak management.” Sofia Kenin of the US beat Garbiñe Muguruza of Spain to win the Australian Open for her first Grand Slam title.
In the present day’s Birthdays: Singer Don Everly is 84. Actor Garrett Morris is 84. Bluegrass singer Del McCoury is 82. TV personality-singer Pleasure Philbin is 80. Political commentator Fred Barnes is 78. Rock musician Mike Campbell (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers) is 71. Blues singer-musician Sonny Landreth is 70. Actor-writer-producer Invoice Mumy (MOO’-mee) is 67. Rock singer Exene Cervenka is 65. Actor Linus Roache is 57. Princess Stephanie of Monaco is 56. Actor Sherilyn Fenn is 56. Lisa Marie Presley is 53. Comic-actor Pauly Shore is 53. Actor Brian Krause is 52. Jazz musician Joshua Redman is 52. Rock musician Patrick Wilson (Weezer) is 52. Actor Michael C. Corridor is 50. Rock musician Ron Welty is 50. Rapper Massive Boi (Outkast) is 46. Roots rocker Jason Isbell is 42. Nation singer Julie Roberts is 42. Actor Jarrett Lennon is 39. Rock singer-musician Andrew VanWyngarden is 38. TV persona Lauren Conrad is 35. Actor-singer Heather Morris is 34. Actor and combined martial artist Ronda Rousey is 34. Rock singer Harry Kinds (One Course) is 27.