February 8th

1693 – The College of William and Mary, second oldest college in the United States is chartered.

1870- The Fifteenth Amendment, guarenteeing voting rights regardless of race is ratified.

1910- The Boy Scouts of America is founded in Washington, D.C..

1922- President Warren G. Harding has a radio installed in the White House.

1971-The  NASDAQ, the world’s first electronic stock market, begins operation.

1978- Senate debates are broadcast on radio for the first time.

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