On this day :
1887 First Groundhog Day, 1781 Nathanael Greene finds fortification at Steeles Tavern, 1991 Hurley Haywood in quest to win fifth 24 Hours of Daytona, 1803 Albert Sidney Johnston born, 1949 United States rejects proposal for conference with Stalin, 1922 Murder in Hollywood A tale of vice and vixens, 1847 First Donner Party member dies, 1943 Battle of Stalingrad ends, 1971 Idi Amin takes power in Uganda, 1980 ABSCAM operation revealed, 1996 Gene Kelly dies, 2014 Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman dies at age 46, 1882 James Joyce is born, 1979 Sid Vicious dies of a drug overdose in New York City, 1812 Russians establish Fort Ross, 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is signed, 1876 National League of baseball is founded, 1962 First US Air Force plane crashes in South Vietnam, 1970 Antiwar protestors sue Dow Chemical, 1916 Zeppelin crashes into North Sea, 1942 Quisling becomes prime minister of puppet regime in Norway, 1943 Germans surrender at Stalingrad,