What Happened Today
but not today today
February 1, 1884
Oxford Dictionary debuts.
First Volume (A-Ant)
Still full of words I don't use, or know.
February 1, 1982
Late Night with David Letterman premieres
David Letterman's late-night talk show debuts. It aired right after Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show. When Carson retired in 1992, Letterman and dumbass Jay Leno engaged in knife fight for the coveted host slot. When the asshat won, Letterman left NBC for CBS. Late Show with David Letterman, outperformed Leno's show almost every week in its first year.
rinse and repeat.
February 1, 1960
Four black college students begin a sit-in protest after being refused service at a lunch counter in N.C.
February 1, 1978
Roman Polanski skips bail and flees to France after pleading guilty to charges of raping a 13-year-old girl.
February 1, 1861
February 1, 1790 –
The Supreme Court of the United States attempts to convene for the first time.
February 1, 2003
The space shuttle Columbia breaks up while entering the atmosphere over Texas, killing all seven crew members on board.
No jokes kids.