February 1 in History
1587February 1, 1587:
Queen Elizabeth I signs her cousin, Mary, Queen of Scots’ death warrant.
1790February 1, 1790:
The United States Supreme Court holds its first session in New York City.
1887February 1, 1887:
Hollywood is officially registered at the recorder’s office of Los Angeles County by Harvey Wilcox.
1896February 1, 1896:
“La Boheme” by composer Giacomo Puccini is premiered in Turin, Italy at the Teatro Regio.
1960February 1, 1960:
Four African-Americans start a sit-in to protest a Greensboro, North Carolina Woolworth’s decision to racially segregate its lunch counter.
2003February 1, 2003:
Upon its return from an orbital journey to Earth, the Columbia, a United States space shuttle gets destroyed and kills all seven crew members.
2004February 1, 2004:
2009February 1, 2009:
Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir is sworn in as Iceland’s first female Prime Minister and the first openly gay head of state.
2013February 1, 2013:
“House of Cards” starts streaming on Netflix as the service’s first original series.