This Day in History for February 8 – NASDAQ Opens and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:
1587 – Mary Queen of Scots is executed on suspicion of having been involved in a plot to murder her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I (More info)
1915 – D.W. Griffith’s controversial film ‘The Birth of a Nation’ premieres in Los Angeles (More info)
1922 - President Warren Harding had the first radio installed in the White House.
1960 – The first eight brass star plaques are installed in the Hollywood Walk of Fame (More info)
1971 – The NASDAQ stock market index opens for the first time (More info)
1989 - A reedited version of the movie "Lawrence of Arabia" opened in New York City. Director David Lean revealed that due to an earlier editing mistake, for 20 years the camels had been moving in the wrong direction...and nobody noticed!
1996 – Congress passes the Communications Decency Act in an effort to regulate pornographic material on the internet (More info)