Daily Archives: February 1, 2013

Japanese-American 442nd Regimental Combat Team authorized 70 years ago today (1943)


Video: '442nd Regiment of WWII'

(Monday, February 1, 1943; during World War II) — One of America’s most highly decorated military units, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, made up almost exclusively of Japanese-Americans anxious to prove their loyalty to their country of birth and defy national prejudice that they are aliens and dangerous, was authorized today.

Space Shuttle Columbia breaks up during re-entry, killing all seven aboard 10 years ago this hour (2003)


Video: 'Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster - Rob Perillo Reporting Part 1'

(Saturday, February 1, 2003, 8:59 a.m. EST) — Shortly before it was scheduled to conclude its 28th mission, STS-107, the Space Shuttle Columbia, disintegrated over Texas and Louisiana today during re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere, resulting in the death of all seven crew members. Continue reading Space Shuttle Columbia breaks up during re-entry, killing all seven aboard 10 years ago this hour (2003)