• 1840 – Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom marries Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.
• 1861 – Jefferson Davis is notified by telegraph that he has been chosen as provisional President of the Confederate States of America.
• 1870 – The YWCA is founded in New York City.
• 1942 – The first gold record is presented to Glenn Miller for "Chattanooga Choo Choo".
• 1962 – Captured American U2 spy-plane pilot Gary Powers is exchanged for captured Soviet spy Rudolf Abel.
Now let's get right down to today's Headlines Du Jour:
IN LGBT NEWS:
Nigeria Tries to ‘Sanitize’ Itself of Gays
SO GLAD WE'RE LIVING IN A POST-RACIAL SOCIETY:
Racist Chants From The Crowd
Brought This Soccer Star To Tears
Legal Pot Coming Soon? 50-State
Marijuana Law Roundup.
Medical Marijuana Gains
Traction in the Deep South
On Fox & Friends: Oscar
Song 'Yanked' Because
Of Faith Based Bigotry
PAYING TWO DEBTS TO SOCIETY:
Sochi Olympic Winter Games at
root of residents' housing woes
THINGS GO BETTER WITH KOCH:
Keystone XL Pipeline Could Yield
$100 Billion For Koch Brothers
Ken Ham: The Making of An
American Religious Huckster
Young American adults abandon
religion in record numbers
Christians Might Be Surprised to
Find That Not God, But Men,
Decided What They Would Believe
CHRIS CHRISTIE CORNER:
NJ Star-Ledger Regrets Endorsing
Christie: 'We Blew This One'
Rob Ford’s wee-hours
Foggy Dew pub night
concerns Coquitlam mayor
Researchers identify one of the
earliest stars in the universe
The discovery suggests that the very first generation of stars may not have been as powerful as previously thought.
NASA is now accepting applications from companies that want to mine the moon