This Day in History :: 05 February
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05 February 1969 : US population reaches 200 million
05 February 1969 : Vince Lombardi, becomes part owner, vp, gm and head coach of Redskins
05 February 1968 : KDTV TV channel 39 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (IND) begins broadcasting
05 February 1968 : Skater Kees Verkerk wins olympic gold in the 1500m
05 February 1967 : "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" premieres on CBS (later ABC, NBC)
05 February 1967 : Anastasio Somoza elected President of Nicaragua
05 February 1967 : Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Robert Penn Warren
05 February 1966 : BBC opens a relay radio station on Ascension Island
05 February 1965 : Beursschouwburg opens in Brussels
05 February 1963 : Maarten Schmidt discovers enormous red shifts in quasars
05 February 1963 : Soviet lunar probe failure
05 February 1962 : Suit to bar Englewood New Jersey from "racial segregated" schools, filed
05 February 1959 : "Redhead" opens at 46th St. Theater NYC for 455 performances
05 February 1959 : Australia regain the Ashes with a 10 wicket victory at Adelaide
05 February 1958 : Clifton R Wharton confirmed as 1st US black Foreign Minister (Romania)









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