This Day in History: Feb. 9: The Beatles first appeared on U.S. TV on 'Ed Sullivan Show' in 1964

In 1964, The Beatles made their first live American television appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” broadcast from New York by CBS.

1861: Jefferson Davis was elected provisional president of the Confederate States of America at a congress held in Montgomery, Alabama.

1870: The U.S. Weather Bureau was established.

1942: Daylight-saving “War Time” went into effect in the United States, with clocks turned one hour forward.

1943: The World War II battle of Guadalcanal in the southwest Pacific ended with an Allied victory over Japanese forces. 

1971: The crew of Apollo 14 returned to Earth after man's third landing on the moon.

1986: During its latest visit to the solar system, Halley's Comet came closest to the sun (its next return will be in 2061).

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