Saturday, February 9, 2008

Today in History: February 9

  • 1911 William Darby born; formed and led Darby's Rangers, forerunners of the U.S. Army Rangers; posthumously awarded the rank of Brigadier General.
  • 1928 American artist Frank Frazetta born; the most emulated science fiction artist in the world.
  • 1950 Sen. Joe McCarthy gives his Wheeling (Lincoln Day) speech; claims to have a list of 57 communists in the State Department; on January 25, Alger Hiss, a senior level State Dept official, had been convicted as a Soviet spy.
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