On February 8, 1751, the first session of the Georgia Provincial Parliament adjourned, having convened on January 15, 1751.
On February 9, 1825, the United States House of Representatives elected John Quincy Adams as President of the United States, despite his having received fewer popular votes than Andrew Jackson. Congress voted for the President after no candidate received a majority of electoral votes in the 1824 election.
The 12th Amendment states that if no electoral majority is won, only the three candidates who receive the most popular votes will be considered in the House.
Representative Henry Clay, who was disqualified from the House vote as a fourth-place candidate, agreed to use his influence to have John Quincy Adams elected. Clay and Adams were both members of a loose coalition in Congress that by 1828 became known as the National Republicans, while Jackson’s supporters were later organized into the Democratic Party.
Alexander Stephens was elected Vice President of the Confederate States of America on February 9, 1861.
On February 9, 1926, the Atlanta Board of Education voted to prohibit teaching evolution in the Atlanta Public Schools.
On February 8, 1955, Gov. Marvin Griffin signed a resolution by the General Assembly calling on Congress to require racial segregation in the military.
On February 9, 1964, the Beatles debuted in America on The Ed Sullivan Show.
Under the Gold Dome Today
|8:00am – 9:00am||House Approp Gen’l Gov’t – 606 CLOB|
|10:00am – 11:00am||SENATE – Appropriations Committee – 341 CAP|
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||House Education Acad Achieve. – 415 CLOB|
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||Senate Rules Upon Adjournment – 450 CAP|
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||Senate Education & Youth – 307 CLOB|
|1:30pm – 2:30pm||House Pak Sub of Judy Non-Civil – 132 CAP|
|2:00pm – 3:00pm||House Highway Rules Sub Trans – 406 CLOB|
|2:00pm – 3:00pm||House Juvenile Justice – 506 CLOB|
|2:00pm – 3:00pm||Senate Govt Oversight – 123 CAP|
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||House HHS – 606 CLOB|
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||Senate Special Judiciary – 122 CAP|
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||House Insurance Admin/Licensing – 403 CAP|
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||House Govt Affairs Elections Sub – 415 CLOB|
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||House Gov’t Affairs Elections – 415 CLOB|
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||Senate Reappt and Redistrict – 307 CLOB|
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||House Public Safety Sub A – 515 CLOB|
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||House Judy Jacobs Sub – 132 CAP|
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||House Govt Affairs State Govt Admin – 415 CLOB|
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||Senate Judiciary Non-Civil – 307 CLOB|
The Senate may take up SB 53 relating to mental health and licensed professional counselors after tabling it last week.
House Floor Calendar
HB 57 – Electricity; financing of solar technology by retail customers for generation of electric energy to be used on and by property owned or occupied by such customers or to be fed back to the electric service provider; provide
Senator Renee Unterman’s Anti-Sex Trafficking bills, SR7 and SB8 will be heard in Senate Judiciary Non-Civil today at 4 PM.