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This Day in History – February 5

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This Day In History1631 – Rhode Island founder, Roger Williams arrives in Boston from England.

1736 – Methodists John and Charles Wesley arrive in Savannah, Georgia.

1783 – Sweden recognizes US independence.

1850 – Adding machine employing depressible keys patented, New Paltz, NY.

1870 – 1st motion picture shown to a theater audience, Philadelphia.

1901 – Pierpont Morgan forms US Steel Corp.

1917 – Congress overrides Wilson’s veto, curtailing Asian immigration.

1922 – Reader’s Digest magazine 1st published.

1937 – FDR proposes enlarging Supreme Court, “court packing” plan failed.

1953 – “Peter Pan” by Walt Disney opens at Roxy Theater, NYC.

1967 – “Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour” premieres on CBS (later ABC,NBC)

1969 – US population reaches 200 million.

1971 – Apollo 14, 3third US manned Moon expedition, lands near Fra Mauro, Alan Shepard & Edward Mitchell (Apollo 14) walk on Moon for 4 hours.

1972 – US airlines begin mandatory inspection of passengers & baggage.

1981 – Military jury in North Carolina convicts Robert Garwood of collaborating with enemy.

1987 – Dow Jones average closes above 2,200 for 1st time.

1991 – A Michigan court bars Dr. Jack Kevorkian from assisting in suicides.

1997 – O.J. Simpson found liable in the deaths of Ron Goldman & Nicole Simpson in a civil court action.

1998 – Author Tom Clancy confirms he signed agreement to purchase Minnesota Vikings for slightly more than $200 million, an NFL franchise record.

2016 – Computer hackers try to steal 1 billion from Federal Reserve Bank of New York using Bangladesh banking codes, steal $81 million before a typo alerts authorities.

2017 – Super Bowl LI: New England Patriots defeat Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in a great comeback in extra time at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.