February 1

On this date in history….

1790 – The United States Supreme Court convenes for the first time in New York City

1861- Texas secedes from the Union

1893- Thomas Edison completes the world’s first movie studio in West Orange, New York

1960- Four black college students began a sit-in protest at a Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, where they’d been refused service

2003- The space shuttle Columbia disintegrates during reentry, killing all seven crew members on board.

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