Daily Archives: February 9, 2013

‘The Subject Was Noses’ episode airs on ‘The Brady Bunch’ 40 years ago this hour (1973)


Video: '"A Date with Doug"'

(Friday, February 9, 1973, 8 p.m. EST) — Peter’s wildly thrown football hits Marcia’s nose, causing it to swell and bruise (“Oh, my nose!”) on tonight’s ABC television sitcom series The Brady Bunch.

TV Guide and TV Land ranked this episode #98 out the “100 Most Memorable TV Moments of All Time” in 2004.

U.S. resumes secret bombing of Cambodia 40 years ago today (1973)


Video: 'Vietnam a Television History Episode 8' (Feb. 9, 1973, at 37:07)

(Friday, February 9, 1973; during Operation Freedom Deal, part of the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — The U.S. secretly resumed bombing today in Cambodia When the Khmer Rouge refused to respond to pro-U.S. President Lon Nol’s unilateral cease-fire after the Paris Peace Accord was signed.

Guadalcanal Campaign ends with Allied victory over Japanese forces 70 years ago today (1943)


Video: Japanese defeated at Guadalcanal (at 4:34)

(Tuesday, February 9, 1943, Guadalcanal Campaign, part of the Solomon Islands campaign, part of the Pacific Theater of World War II) — U.S. Army Major General Alexander Patch, realizing that the Japanese were gone, declared Guadalcanal secure for Allied forces today, ending the Guadalcanal Campaign in the southwest Pacific with an Allied victory over Japanese forces.