This Weekend In History…..

Jackson Wins the Vote, But Loses the Presidency…..

February 9, 1825……

The U.S. House of Representative chooses John Quincy Adams as president, even though Andrew Jackson had defeated Adams in both the electoral and popular vote. In the presidential election Jackson, had won 99 electoral votes and 41.36% of the popular vote versus Adams with 84 electoral votes and 30.92% of the popular vote, with the remaining going to other candidates. However, since Jackson didn’t have the required majority, the election was turned over to the House of Representatives as per the 12th Amendment. On February 9, 1825, they chose Adams making him President. This infuriated Jackson supporters since Jackson had won both the electoral vote and popular vote.

World War II – Paris Peace Treaties……

February 10, 1947…..

The peace treaties between the Allied powers (United States, Soviet Union, United Kingdom, and France) and Germany’s allies (Italy, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, and Finland) are signed – in Paris, France.

Whitney Houston Drowns In Bathtub…..

February 11, 2012…..

American singer Whitney Houston is found submerged and unconscious in her hotel bathtub. She was pronounced dead a short while later after unsuccessful attempts at CPR by paramedics. The coroner ruled Houston’s death an accident and reported that her death was caused by drowning and the “effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use.” According to Guinness World Records she is the most awarded female act of all time.