History Blog

February 9

Happy Birthday RIP Carmen Miranda(Maria Miranda da Cunha 1909–1955) ; Carole King(Klein)–76 Joseph “Joe” Pesci–75 Maria “Mia” Villiers-Farrow–73 Judith Light(Licht)–69 James Jackson Bullock–63 Colin Egglesfield–45 Zhāng Zǐyi(章子怡)–39 Thomas Hiddleston–37 David Gallagher–33 Rose Arbuthnot-Lesliev–31 ; 1942 – Year-round Daylight saving time is re-instated in the United States as a wartime measure to help conserve energy resources ; 1964 – The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a “record-busting” audience of 73 million viewers