Feb. 9: William Henry Harrison

 

bd-william-h-harrisonWilliam Henry Harrison (1773-1841): ninth president, died just 32 days into his term when he was bitten by a rabid Kentucky congressman and had to be put down.

Other Feb. 9 birthdays:

Joe Pesci, 72: actor, won Oscar as Best Supporting Gangster in “Goodfellas.”

Mia Farrow, 70: actress, starred opposite Marcel Marceau in “Mimes and Misdemeanors” and Jimi Hendrix in “The Purple Haze of Cairo.”

This Day in Revisionist History:

On this day in 1964, The Beatles made their first visit to “The Ed Sullivan Show,” where Sullivan ordered the moptopped lads not to sing the song “I Wanna Hold Your Breasts.”

On this day in 1950, Sen. Joseph McCarthy warned that the State Department was infested with Communists and presented a photo-copy from Kinkos naming names of prominent Pinkos.

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