Reds @ State, Into Vietnam, Yuri Andropov

On this day: February 9
Senator Joseph McCarthy accuses the U.S. State Department of being filled with Communists (1950)

The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show (1964)

The first U.S. combat troops are sent to South Vietnam (1965)

President Barack Obama pitches his Stimulus Package -- the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 -- in Elkhart, Indiana (2009)

b: Joseph E. Stiglitz (1943); d: Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1881), Max Yasgur (1973), Yuri Andropov (1984)

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