MOMENTS IN TIME
Last updated 2/15/2022 at 3:14pm
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* On Feb. 16, 1968, the first official 911 call is placed in the United States, but 911 was not standard across the country for many years after its adoption by Congress. By 1987, only half of the nation was using the system.
* On Feb. 17, 1915, after encountering a severe snowstorm, the German zeppelin L-4 crash-lands in the North Sea near the Danish coastal town of Varde. The Danish coast guard rescued 11 members of the crew; they were brought to Odense as prisoners to be interrogated.
* On Feb. 18, 2001, racer Dale Earnhardt Sr. dies in a last-lap crash at the 43rd...