Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1790 – In New York City, the Supreme Court of the United States convenes for the first time (More info)

1884 – The first volume of the Oxford English Dictionary is published (More info)

1949 - RCA Victor introduced the 45, a smaller record with a larger hole than the long-play 33- and- a- third disc introduced earlier by Columbia Records.

1964 - The governor of Indiana declared The Kingsmen's hit "Louie Louie" was pornographic, and asked the state's radio stations not to play it.

1968 – The execution of a Viet Cong officer by the South Vietnamese National Police Chief is videotaped and photographed; the resulting image helps build opposition to the Vietnam War (More info)

2003 – Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates during reentry into the Earth’s atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts aboard (More info)

2004 – Janet Jackson’s breast is “accidentally” exposed by Justin Timberlake during the half-time show of Super Bowl XXXVIII, introducing the phrase “wardrobe malfunction” into the lexicon (Moreinfo)


February is  "American Heart Month",  "National Black History Month", and "Creative Romance Month".

Today is "National Girls and Women in Sports Day",  "Spunky Old Broads Day",  and "Working Naked Day", to honor those who were work at home.