Historical Events for 5th February 2019

1631 – Rhode Island, founder, Roger Williams arrives in Boston from England
1679 – German emperor Leopold I signs peace with France
1783 – Earthquakes ravage Calabria, killing 30,000
1917 – The last of the American troops commanded by General John Pershing leave Mexico; President Carranza will be assassinated within the next year
1967 – “Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour” premieres on CBS (later ABC, NBC)
1968 – KDTV TV channel 39 in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas (IND) begins broadcasting
1977 – “Up Your Nose” by Gabriel Kaplan peaks at #91
1988 – Arizona House of Reps vote to impeach Republican Governor Evan Mecham
1997 – Brook Lee from Hawaii, crowned 46th Miss USA (en route to Miss Universe)
2011 – Ed Sabol, co-founder of NFL Films, elected for enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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