This Day in History for February 9 – US Troops Arrive in Vietnam and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:
1942 – Year-round daylight saving time is reinstated in the United States as a wartime measure to help conserve energy resources (More info)
1950 – Senator Joseph McCarthy accuses the US Department of State of being filled with Communists (More info)
1964 – The Beatles make their first appearance on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show,’ performing before a then record-setting audience of 73 million viewers (More info)
1064 - The G.I Joe doll debuted
1965 – The first US combat troops are sent to South Vietnam (More info)
1971 – Satchel Paige becomes the first Negro League player to be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame(More info)
1989 - Witnesses at a New Jersey hearing on the deregulation of professional wrestling testified that the sport was a fake.
1997 - "The Simpsons" became the longest-running prime-time animated TV series, besting the six-season record previously held by "The Flintstones."