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(Wednesday, February 8, 2006, 8:00-11:30 p.m. EST) — The veteran Irish rock band U2 captured the limelight tonight at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards, winning five awards for their album How to Dismantle An Atomic Bomb, including album of the year, and overshadowing the comeback story of the evening, Mariah Carey, and the producer-turned-rapper Kanye West.
Sly and the Family Stone also reunited for a performance. Stone had not performed live in 19 years.
(Sunday, February 8, 1976, 12:00 p.m. EST) — Taxi Driver, a vigilante film with neo-noir and psychological thriller elements about a loner who becomes fixated on a teen prostitute, opened today at the Coronet in New York City.
Directed by Martin Scorsese, the film starred Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Albert Brooks, Harvey Keitel, Leonard Harris, Peter Boyle and Cybill Shepherd.
(Saturday, February 8, 1936, 10:25 a.m. EST) — Charles Curtis, the 31st Vice President of the United States (1929-1933, under President Herbert Hoover), died today of a heart attack in in Washington, D.C. He was 76 (click here to watch moving pictures of Curtis).
(Tuesday, February 7, 2006) — Coretta Scott King, the widow of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., was laid to rest today, after a funeral where white-gloved ushers welcomed 15,000 people, including four presidents, three governors, three planeloads of Congress members, celebrities, gospel stars and leading figures of the civil rights movement.
The six-hour service, held in the vast two-tiered sanctuary of the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church just outside Atlanta, was marked by elegiac moments, standing ovations, and, with the Clintons and Bushes sharing a podium, some overt political gibes about the war in Iraq and the Bush administration’s response to Hurricane Katrina.