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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."

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.

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.

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.

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Christa Mackey, Today in History Editor

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