Arizona Daily Wildcat
Monday February 2, 2004

This week in history


1883 - James Joyce is born.

1923 - Leaded gasoline goes on sale for the first time.

1943 - The Battle of Stalingrad ends.


1924 - Woodrow Wilson dies.

1950 - Klaus Fuchs is arrested for passing atomic bomb information to the Soviets.

1959 - Rock stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson are killed when their chartered Beechcraft Bonanza plane crashes in Iowa a few minutes after takeoff on a flight from Mason City to Moorehead, Minn.


1789 - George Washington is unanimously elected the first president of the United States by all 69 presidential electors who cast their votes.

1826 - James Fenimore Cooper's "The Last of the Mohicans" is published.

1861 - In Montgomery, Ala., delegates from South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia and Louisiana convene to establish the Confederate States of America.


1917 - The Mexican Constitution is adopted.

1988 - Manuel Noriega is indicted on U.S. drug charges.

1989 - The last Soviet troops leave Kabul, Afghanistan.


1891 - The Dalton Gang commits its first train robbery.

1928 - A woman calling herself Anastasia Tschaikovsky, who claims to be the youngest daughter of the murdered czar of Russia, arrives in New York City.

1937 - John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" is published.