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This Day in History for February 9 – US Troops Arrive in Vietnam and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1942 – Year-round daylight saving time is reinstated in the United States as a wartime measure to help conserve energy resources (More info)

1950 – Senator Joseph McCarthy accuses the US Department of State of being filled with Communists (More info)

1964 – The Beatles make their first appearance on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show,’ performing before a then record-setting audience of 73 million viewers (More info)

1965 – The first US combat troops are sent to South Vietnam (More info)

1971 – Satchel Paige becomes the first Negro League player to be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame (More info)

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