Today in History

Today is my birthday so I figured I would do a post about the day in history.

  • 1876: Albert Spalding with $800 starts sporting goods co, manufacturing 1st official baseball, tennis ball, basketball, golf ball, & football.
  • 1877: The piano piece ‘chopsticks’ is copyrighted.
  • 1913: 16th Amendment, federal income tax, ratified.
  • 1941: Supreme Court upheld Federal Wage & Hour law, sets min wages & max hrs.
  • 1959: The Day the Music Died.
  • 1967: “Purple Haze” recorded by Jimi Hendrix.
  • 1980: Aeonn was born at 4:56 in the morning. Wish baby!
  • 1984: 10th Space Shuttle Mission (41B)-Challenger 4 launched.
  • 1984: The birth of the world’s first baby conceived by embryo transplant.
  • 1998: Stamps commemorating Princess Diana go on sale across Britain.
  • 2002: Superbowl XXXVI, New England Patriots beat St. Louis Rams. I was watching the game and was deathly ill. Some birthday.

Other birthdays of mention on February 3rd: