In 1533, King Henry VIII of England married Anne Boleyn. In 1787, Shays's Rebellion broke out in Massachusetts. In 1915, Alexander Graham Bell made the first transcontinental telephone call from New York to San Francisco. In 1961, a few days after his inauguration, President John F. Kennedy held the first live televised presidential news conference.
Robert Burns (1759-96), poet; W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1964), novelist; Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), novelist/essayist; Etta James (1938-2012), singer; Paul Nurse (1949- ), biochemist/Nobel laureate; Alicia Keys (1981- ), singer; Patrick Willis (1985- ), football player
In 1924, the first ever Winter Olympic Games began in Chamonix, France.
In the first Winter Olympics, the Canadian ice hockey team trounced their opponents, winning all five games and outscoring the competition 110-3.
"Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top." – Virginia Woolf