History Blog

February 9

Happy Birthday RIP Carmen Miranda(Maria Miranda da Cunha 1909–1955) ; Carole King(Klein)–80 Joseph “Joe” Pesci–79 Maria “Mia” Villiers-Farrow–77 Judith Light(Licht)–73 James Jackson Bullock–67 Colin Egglesfield–49 Zhāng Zǐyi(章子怡)–43 Thomas Hiddleston–41 David Gallagher–37 Rose Arbuthnot-Lesliev–35 ; 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