On this day: February 8

Published On: Feb 07 2013 11:06:33 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 08 2016 01:00:00 AM CST

The Boy Scouts of America is founded, the gas chamber is first used in the United States, the first NFL Draft is held, "Good Times" premieres, and women's ice hockey debuts as an Olympic sport, all on this day.

OTD February 8 - King Vidor
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1894: Film director King Vidor, who was nominated five times for a Best Director Oscar during a career that included films such as "Hallelujah!", "The Citadel," "The Champ" and "War and Peace," is born in Galveston, Texas. He died from a heart ailment at age 88 on Nov. 1, 1982.

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