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Good Morning East Tennessee!

It's Saturday February 12, 2011

On this day in 1964 The Beatles played their first American concert at Carnegie Hall in New York

In 1733 Georgia was founded.

1818 Chile gained their independence from Spain.

1809 both Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin were born

1865 Henry Highland Garnet was the 1st black to speak in U.S. House of Reps.

1899 a state record was set in Nebraska (temp was -47 degrees F / -44 degrees C)

1915 The cornerstone was laid for Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.

1925 George Gershwin's "Rhapsody In Blue" premiered at Carnegie Hall

1925 The 1st federal arbitration law was approved by Congress.

1938 German troops invaded Austria.

1949 Canada beat Denmark in hockey by a score of 47-0.

1964 Peggy Flemming won the Us figure skating championship.

1967 Keith Richards and Mick Jagger were arrested on drug charges.

1991 North and South Korea formed a joint team for a table-tennis competition. : )

1998 Massive 250-car pile-up in Italy due to fog.

This day last year - Houthi fighters and the Yemeni government declare a ceasefire in northern Yemen.

This day next year - If Knoxville Daily Sun continues its growth rate we will have 1,025,688 daily readers producing 7,179,816 page views per day.

Have a great day!

Published February 12, 2011

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