GOOD OLD SCOTUS TRY
On February 1, 1790: The U.S. Supreme Court met for the very first time at Broad Street. Only three of six justices showed up, so court was recessed until the next day.
I BETCHA MAN
On February 1, 1993: New York native Gary Bettman became the NHL’s first commissioner.
BORN ON THIS DAY: S.J. PERELMAN
On February 1, 1902: Humorist, author, and screenwriter S.J. Perelman was born in Brooklyn. Many of his pieces appeared in The New Yorker. He also co-wrote several scripts for Marx Brothers films and the script for the Academy Award-winning Around the World in 80 Days (1956).
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