Friday, February 09, 2007

This Day in History

Sometimes nostalgic, sometimes entertaining, a look back in time is always enlightening. Take a look at these February 9th events in years gone by.

February 9, 1969
Boeing 747, world’s largest airplane at the time, made its first commercial flight

February 9, 1986
Tomb of Tutankhamun’s treasurer Maya found in Egypt

February 9, 1987
The New York Stock Exchange installed a women’s restroom in the Exchange Luncheon Club.

February 9, 1991
Baseball’s Wally Joyner wins record $2.2 million salary arbitration.

February 9, 2000
Boeing Company engineers and technical workers began a forty-day strike.

These are just a few of the business and economic events that have survived the test of time as seminal events. What developments on February 9, 2006, if any, will resonant with future generations?

The day is not over, but so far the snow fall in
Oswego, New York seems to be the most noteworthy. The piles of snow somehow give me comfort that global warming is still held in abeyance.

If you have a better news event, send a comment.

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