1825, The House Of Representatives elected John Quincy Adams the sixth president of the United States.
1895, The first college basketball game was played. The Minnesota State School Of Agriculture defeated the Porkers of Hamline College, 9 to 3.
1932, America entered the two-man bobsled competition for the first time at the Lake Placid Olympics.
1964, The Beatles made their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. They performed “All My Loving,” “Till There Was You,” “She Loves You,” “I Saw Her Standing There,” and “I Want To Hold Your Hand.” They were paid $2,400 to perform, and 50,000 requests were received for the studio’s 728 seats.
1969, The Boeing 747 flew its first flight. The milestone ushered in the age of the “jumbo jet.”
1971, The Apollo 14 spacecraft returned to Earth after man’s third trip to the moon.
1974, Dorothy Hamill won the U.S. female figure skating championship.
1997, The Simpsons became the longest-running primetime animated series, breaking the previous record set by The Flintstones.
1999, Reverend Jerry Falwell launched a campaign against the Teletubbies character Tinky Winky, claiming that the purple, purse-carrying creature was secretly a gay role model for children.

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