Today in history – February 8, 2019

1587 – Mary, Queen of Scots, is executed on suspicion of having been involved in the plot to murder her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I.

1692 – A doctor in Massachusetts Bay Colony said two village girls were possibly bewitched, a charge that set off the Salem witch trials.

1837 – Richard Johnson becomes the first Vice President of the U.S. chosen by the Senate.

1910 – The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated by Willam D. Boyce.

1922 – President Warren G. Harding introduces the first radio set in the White House.

1924 – The first execution by gas chamber takes place in Nevada.