February 1

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  • 1920: Real World - The Royal Canadian Mounted Police initiate operations.
  • 1948: Real World - The U.S.S.R. begins to jam broadcasts from the Voice of America.
  • 1950: Real World - Chiang Kai-shek re-elected president of the Republic of China.
  • 1959: Real World - In a referendum on female suffrage in Switzerland, citizens (men) vote against the idea.
  • 1960: Real World - In Greensboro, North Carolina, four African-American students stage a peaceful protest by sitting at a segregated lunch counter at a local Woolworth's.
  • 2001: Space Odyssey - In the late afternoon, sensing sunlight on its surface, TMA-1 sends a radio message to TMA-2. (2001: A Space Odyssey book and film)
  • 2003: Real World - The space shuttle Columbia disintegrates on re-entry over Texas, killing all aboard.

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