This Day in History: Feb. 8

In 1965, the Supremes' record “Stop! In the Name of Love!” was released by Motown.

1862: The Civil War Battle of Roanoke Island, North Carolina, ended in victory for Union forces led by Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside.

1910: The Boy Scouts of America was incorporated.

1915: D.W. Griffith's groundbreaking as well as controversial silent movie epic about the Civil War, “The Birth of a Nation,” premiered in Los Angeles under its original title, “The Clansman.”

1922: President Warren G. Harding had a radio installed in the White House.

1942: During World War II, Japanese forces began invading Singapore, which fell a week later. 

1966: During the Vietnam War, President Lyndon B. Johnson and South Vietnamese Premier Nguyen Cao Ky concluded their meetings in Hawaii by issuing the “Declaration of Honolulu,” which asserted the resolve of their countries to defeat the Communists.

1976: Martin Scorsese's graphic urban drama “Taxi Driver,” starring Robert De Niro, was released by Columbia Pictures.

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