Daily Bread for 2.9.16

Good morning, Whitewater.

Snow showers will end this morning, and we’ll have a day of cloudy skies and a high of eighteen. Sunrise is 6:59 and sunset 5:18, for 10h 19m 30s of daytime. The moon is a waxing crescent with 1.1% of its visible disk illuminated.

On this day in 1964, the Beatles appear on the Ed Sullivan Show:

It’s 9th February 1964.

With George’s bad throat now, thankfully, better; at 8pm on Sunday 9th February, 1964, the live broadcast of the first Ed Sullivan Show was aired with the full Beatle line-up. The band played five songs (All My Loving, Till There Was You, She Loves You, I Saw Her Standing There and I Want To Hold Your Hand) and made broadcasting history.

Paul: “Seventy-three million people were reported to have watched the first show. It is still supposed to be one of the largest viewing audiences ever in the States.”

Three other British acts completed the show’s schedule – ‘The British Invasion’ was now well under way. By this point, The Beatles were better able to comprehend the phenomenon of their success, in part because Elvis himself had just publicly congratulated them…

George: “We were aware that Ed Sullivan was the big one because we got a telegram from Elvis and the Colonel. And I’ve heard that while the show was on there were no reported crimes, or very few. When The Beatles were on Ed Sullivan, even the criminals had a rest for ten minutes.”

Watch below to see Ed Sullivan famously introducing the USA to The Beatles.

Click through to the website to see more photographs from this now-legendary day:

Via The Beatles on YouTube.

On this day in 1950, Sen. McCarthy claims he has a list:

On this date Wisconsin senator Joseph McCarthy claimed, for the first time, to possess a list of 205 names of known communists working for the State Department. He made this allegation during a speech to the Republican Women’s Club at the McClure Hotel in Wheeling, West Virginia. [Source: History department, University of San Diego]

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