Dateline NBC Fail, Stanley Armour Dunham Dead, John Murtha Dead

On this day: February 8
The Stasi, the secret police of East Germany, is established (1950)

Proceedings of the U.S. Senate are broadcast on radio for the first time (1978)

General Motors sues NBC after Dateline NBC allegedly rigs two crashes intended to demonstrate that some GM pickups can easily catch fire if hit in certain places; NBC settles the lawsuit the next day (1993)

b: Joseph Alois Schumpeter (1883), Felix Weil (1898); d: Peter Kropotkin (1921), Stanley Armour Dunham (1992), John Murtha (2010)

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