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February 2 2009 Today in History Newsletter


Greetings, Today in History enthusiasts!

February is Black History Month, so this month, I'd like to focus my articles on African-American history, starting with the February 1 sit-in in Greensboro. Look for that article coming this week!

Speaking of articles, here are the current ones for you to check out!

Sam Colt's Revolver (January 4, 1847)
After having a few setbacks in his early career as a gun designer and manufacturer, Samuel Colt rose to prominence in a time where guns were the most accurate weapons available. "Abe Lincoln set men free; Sam Colt made them equal."

http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art22870.asp

Ganymede's Discovery (January 13, 1610)
During a time when disbelief in the ancient teachings of astronomy were punishable by death, Galileo Galilei dared to denounce the teachings of the Church and develop his own ideas and theories. His discoveries and inventions furthered modern astronomy, beginning with his discovery of Ganymede.

http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art22869.asp

Inauguration History (January 20, 1937-2009)
Since 1937, the inauguration of the President of the United States has been January 20th. Why this date? We'll examine the why's and the 'firsts' this date has seen throughout history.

http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art22868.asp

Remembering the Challenger (January 28, 1986)
On January 28, 1986, five men and two women smiled and waved to cameras as the entered the Space Shuttle Challenger. Within two minutes after launch, however, their lives ended in a disaster that rocked the 1980's.

http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art22867.asp

That's a lot of information! Feel free to leave me a comment either via the site or in the forums for Today in History here -

http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=222

I hope to hear from you sometime soon, either in the forum or in response to this email message. I thrive on your feedback!

Have fun passing this message along to family and friends, because we all love free knowledge!

Christa Mackey, Today in History Editor
http://todayinhistory.bellaonline.com

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