Today in History- 1st February
|The United Kingdom recognizes the USSR.
|Trygve Lie chosen as the first secretary-general of the United Nations.
|Religious leader Ayatollah Khomeini return to Iran after 15 years in exile.
|Indian-born astronaut Kalpana Chawla killed in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.
|US space shuttle Columbia disintegrates killing all seven astronauts.
|Johanna Sigurdardottir elected as Iceland's first female prime minister.