This Day in History

Today is Friday, February 8th, the 39th day of the year.There are 326 days until the end of the year.

On this day:

In 1587, Mary, Queen of Scots, was beheaded in England after she was implicated in a plot to kill her cousin, Queen Elizabeth the First.

In 1910, the Boy Scouts of America organization was incorporated.

In 1918, "The Stars and Stripes" weekly newspaper of the American Expeditionary Forces was published for the first time.

In 1924, Nevada State Prison inmate Jon Gee became the first person in the United States to be executed in the gas chamber.

In 1926, Walt Disney Studios were formed.

In 1956, Baseball Hall-of-Famer Connie Mack died at the age of 93.

In 1985, "The Dukes of Hazzard" ended its six-year run on CBS television.

In 1986, five-foot, seven-inch Spud Webb of the Atlanta Hawks won the NBA Slam Dunk competition.

In 1990, Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer Del Shannon died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.He was 50-years-old.

In 2004, in an interview with NBC's "Meet The Press," President Bush blamed the U.S. failure to locate weapons of mass destruction in Iraq on faulty intelligence.Bush denied misleading the American people.He said his decision to attack Iraq was based on the intelligence he received.

In 2007, former "Playboy" Playmate Anna Nicole Smith died after collapsing at the Seminole Hard Rock Cafe Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida.She was 39.

In 2010, Dr. Conrad Murray was charged with involuntary manslaughter in the 2009 death of pop superstar Michael Jackson.

In 2016, Chipotle closed all restaurants on this day for a company-wide food safety meeting.

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