Today is Friday, Feb. 9, the 40th day of 2018. There are 325 days left in the year.
Birthdays: Television journalist Roger Mudd is 90. Actor Charles Shaughnessy is 63. Actor Ed Amatrudo is 62. Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is 61. Jazz musician Steve Wilson is 57. Country singer Travis Tritt is 55. Olympic silver and bronze medal figure skater Irina Slutskaya is 39. Actor Tom Hiddleston is 37. Actress Camille Winbush is 28. Actor Jimmy Bennett is 22.
In 1773, the ninth president of the United States, William Henry Harrison, was born in Charles City County, Va.
In 1825, the House of Representatives elected John Quincy Adams president after no candidate received a majority of electoral votes.
In 1861, Jefferson Davis was elected provisional president of the Confederate States of America at a congress held in Montgomery, Ala.
In 1943, the World War II battle of Guadalcanal in the southwest Pacific ended with an Allied victory over Japanese forces.
In 1950, in a speech in Wheeling, West Virginia, Sen. Joseph McCarthy, R-Wis., charged the State Department was riddled with Communists.
In 1964, The Beatles made their first live American television appearance on ‘‘The Ed Sullivan Show,’’ broadcast from New York on CBS.
In 1971, a magnitude 6.6 earthquake in California’s San Fernando Valley claimed 65 lives. The crew of Apollo 14 returned to Earth after man’s third landing on the moon.
In 1991, voters in Lithuania overwhelmingly endorsed independence from the Soviet Union in a non-binding plebiscite.
In 2013, hundreds of mourners and dignitaries, including first lady Michelle Obama, packed the funeral service for Hadiya Pendleton, a 15-year-old honor student who was shot and killed Jan. 29 as she stood with friends at a neighborhood park about a mile from President Barack Obama’s Chicago home in the Kenwood neighborhood.
Last year, a federal appeals court refused to reinstate President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations, unanimously rejecting the administration’s claim of presidential authority, questioning its motives and concluding that the order was unlikely to survive legal challenges.
Olivia Ambrose was last seen Saturday night around 10 p.m. near Hennessy’s Bar on Union Street, according to police and her family.Continue reading »
Salvatore DiMasi has emerged from a prison sentence, cancer battle, and a federal supervised release with an eye trained back on Beacon Hill and Washington.Continue reading »
Home care worker Stephanie Crosman has faced allegations from clients that she robbed them, but she keeps getting work that gives her access to the homes and valuables of elderly people.Continue reading »
Rachael Rollins, the new Suffolk district attorney, is blasting ICE for arresting an undocumented immigrant in a Boston courthouse, saying such practices scare off victims and witnesses.Continue reading »
The current conditions are causing delays on the MBTA and area roads, where a State Trooper was injured in a crash Tuesday morning.Continue reading »
If you look at the past 50 years, Monday was the seventh coldest day, and the coldest day since 2004.Continue reading »
A film crew has been following Suffolk County’s new district attorney, Rachael Rollins, often to public events but also during more private moments.Continue reading »
The New England Patriots may be universally hated outside the only region that matters, but that loathing apparently hasn’t stopped gamblers from picking our guys.Continue reading »
Massport expects operations will improve at Boston’s Logan International Airport later Tuesday after dozens of departing and arriving flights were delayed or canceled.Continue reading »