Historical Events for 15th February 2024

1676 – Isaac Newton writes to Robert Hooke “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants” (O.S. 5 Feb)
1848 – Sarah Roberts barred from white school in Boston
1954 – WRDW TV channel 12 in Augusta, GA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1958 – Ice Dance Championship at Paris won by June Markham/Courtney Jones GRB
1972 – Sound recordings are granted U.S. federal copyright protection for the first time.
1972 – Newly-formed NHL franchise New York Islanders hire Bill Torrey as their first General Manager
1996 – NFL coaching maestro Bill Belichick is fired by Cleveland, finishing his Browns coaching career with a record of 36-44
1999 – 7th ESPY Awards: Mark McGwire, Chamique Holdsclaw win
2018 – First known case of transgender woman breastfeeding reported in “Transgender Health Journal” in US
2019 – US President Donald Trump declares a national emergency to divert funds to build a border wall, after signing bipartisan spending agreement to avoid another government shutdown

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