2/6/13

La Follette Jr., Eva Braun, BigLabor-Obama

On this day: February 6
Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments filed the first patent for an integrated circuit (1959)

Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport (1998)

President Barack Obama announces the creation of the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board and, simultaneously, issues an executive order mandating the use of union-only labor for federal construction projects (2009)

President Barack Obama's motorcade encounters trouble when a snow-laden tree branch fell on a vehicle carrying journalists as it returned to the White House from a gathering of the Democratic National Committee's Winter Meeting at the Capitol Hilton; no one was injured (2010)

b: Nicolaus II Bernoulli (1695), Aaron Burr (1756), Babe Ruth (1895), Robert M. La Follette, Jr. (1895), Ronald Reagan (1911), Eva Braun (1912)

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