By The History Channel
The Times 

Moments In Time

 

February 1, 2018



* On Feb. 7, 1914, the silent film “Kid Auto Races at Venice” premieres featuring the actor Charlie Chaplin in his first screen appearance as the “Little Tramp.”

* On Feb. 9, 1942, the Normandie, the first major liner to cross the Atlantic in less than four days, burns and sinks in New York Harbor during its conversion to an Allied troop transport. A welder set fire to life preservers, and by early the next morning the ship lay smoking and capsized in the harbor.

* On Feb. 6, 1952, King George VI of Great Britain and Northern Ireland dies. Princess Elizabeth, the oldest of his tw...



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