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Events and People Who Made History on February 10

1st Century

60 - St. Paul thought to have been shipwrecked at Malta

11th Century

1098 - Crusaders defeat Prince Redwan of Aleppo at Antioch

16th Century

1535 - 12 nude anabaptists run through Amsterdam streets

17th Century

1635 - Academie Franeaise forms in Paris (by Cardinal Richelieu)
1676 - Wampanoag Indians under King Philip kill all men in Lancaster Mass

18th Century

1713 - Netherlands and England sign accord concerning anti-French Barrier
1716 - Scottish pretender to the throne James III Edward returns to France
1720 - Edmund Halley appointed 2nd Astronomer Royal of England
1746 - English Pelham government resigns
1749 - 10th (final) volume of Fielding's "Tom Jones" is published
1763 - Treaty of Paris ends French-Indian War, surrendering Canada to England
1774 - Andrew Becker demonstrates diving suit
1794 - Joseph Haydn's 99th Symphony in E, premieres

19th Century

1807 - U.S. Coast Survey authorized by Congress
1824 - Simon Bolivar named dictator by the Congress of Peru
1840 - British queen Victoria marries her cousin Albert von Saksen-Coburg
1846 - Beginning of Mormon march to west US
1846 - British defeat Sikhs in battle of Sobraon, India
1855 - U.S. citizenship laws amended all children of U.S. parents born abroad granted U.S. citizenship
1859 - General Horsford defeats Begum of Oudh and Nana Sahib in Indian mutiny
1860 - John Brahms' 2nd Serenade in A, premieres
1862 - Dutch 2nd government of Thorbecke forms
1863 - 1st U.S. fire extinguisher patent granted to Alanson Crane, Virginia
1863 - P. T. Barnum stages wedding of Tom Thumb and Mercy Lavinia Warren (New York City)
1866 - Dutch government Frans van der Putte forms
1868 - Conservatives and military, seize Convention Hall in Florida
1870 - City of Anaheim incorporates (1st time)
1870 - YWCA (Young Women's Christian Association) forms (New York City)
1878 - Peace of Zanjon
1878 - Peter Tsjaikovsky's 4th Symphony in F, premieres
1879 - 1st electric arc light used in the California Theater
1879 - Henry Morton Stanley departs to the Congo
1880 - Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Arcanum about Christian marriage
1881 - Jacques Offenbach's opera "Les Contes d'Hoffman," premieres in Paris
1882 - Rimski-Korsakovs opera "Snyegurochka," premieres in St. Petersburg
1883 - Fire at un-insured New Hall Hotel in Milwaukee Wisconsin, kills 71
1890 - Around 11M acres, ceded to U.S. by Sioux Indians opens for settlement
1897 - N.Y. Times begins using slogan "All the News That's Fit to Print"
1899 - -39 degrees F (-39 degrees C), Milligan, Ohio (state lowest record temperature)
1899 - U.S.-Spain peace treaty signed by President McKinley. U.S. gets Puerto Rico and Guam

20th Century

1900 - Peter Ostlund skates world record 500m (45.2 sec)
1904 - Japan and Russia declares war after Japan's surprise attack on Russian fleet at Port Arthur disabled 7 Russian warships
1906 - Britain's 1st modern and largest battleship "HMS Dreadnought" launched
1906 - State of siege proclaimed in Zululand
1908 - Tommy Burns KOs Jack Palmer in 4 for heavyweight boxing title
1912 - Hobbs and Rhodes make 323 cricket opening stand vs. Australia at MCG
1913 - Edward Sheldons "Romance," premieres in New York City
1916 - Conscription begins in Britain
1917 - Johanna Westerdijk installed as Netherlands 1st female professor
1920 - Baseball outlaws all pitches involving tampering with ball
1923 - Ink paste manufactured for 1st time by Standard Ink Company
1923 - Owen Davis' "Icebound," premieres in New York City
1923 - SDAP speaks out against allied occupation of Ruhrgebied
1924 - Bucky Harris, 27, becomes youngest baseball manager (Washington Senators)
1925 - 1st waterless gas storage tank put into service, Michigan City, Ind
1925 - AL decides to alternate leagues for game 1 of World Series each year
1926 - Building of Olympian Stadium Amsterdam, begins
1927 - President Coolidge asks for 2nd disarmament conference
1930 - Grain Stabilization Corporation authorized by Congress
1931 - New Delhi becomes capital of India
1931 - Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Harts premieres in New York City
1933 - -54 degrees F (-48 degrees C), Seneca, Oregon (state record)
1933 - Delivery of 1st singing telegram (Postal Telegram Co New York City)
1933 - Dutch seaplane bombs Dutch ship
1933 - Hitler proclaims end of Marxism
1933 - Mutiny on "7 Provinces" ends (began Feb 4th), 23 killed
1934 - 1st Jewish immigrant ship to break the English blockade in Palestine
1934 - Byrd souvenir sheet issued, New York City; 1st unperforated ungummed U.S. stamp
1934 - Howard Hanson's "Merry Mount," premieres in New York City
1934 - Stalin ends 17th CPSU-congress, says "Life becomes merrier"
1934 - Thomson/Gertrude Steins opera premieres in New York City
1935 - 1st U.S. streamlined electric RR engine begins service
1935 - Pennsylvania Rail Road begins passenger service on new electric locomotive
1937 - Ragnhild Hveger swims world free style record 400m (5:14.2)
1938 - King Carol II of Romania drives out dictator Goga
1940 - "In The Mood" by Glenn Miller hits #1
1940 - Tom and Jerry created by Hanna and Barbera debut by MGM
1940 - U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Joan Tozzer
1940 - U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Eugene Turner
1941 - 1st highway post office makes 1st trip, Wash, DC-Harrisonburg, VA
1941 - Anti-nazi "Het Parool" begins publishing in Netherlands
1942 - Glenn Miller awarded 1st ever gold disc for selling 1 million copies of "Chattanooga Choo Choo"
1943 - 8th Army sweeps through North Africa to Tunisia
1943 - "Manifesto of Algerian People" calls for equality and self-determination
1943 - Van der Veen Resistance starts fire in Amsterdam employment bureau
1944 - Belgium resistance fighter/author Kamiel van Baelen arrested
1944 - U-666/U-545/U-283 sink off Ireland
1945 - "Rum and Coca Cola" by Andrews Sisters hits #1
1946 - 1st black pro-baseball player Jackie Robinson marries Rachel Isum
1947 - Italy cedes most of Venezia Giulia to Yugoslavia
1947 - Netherlands Radio Union forms
1947 - Province of Petsamo returned to Soviet Union by Finland
1947 - WW II peace treaties signed
1948 - Greek General Markos' guerrilla army bombs Saloniki
1949 - Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" opens at Morosco Theater, New York City
1951 - "John and Marsha" by Stan Freberg peaks at #21
1951 - Shah of Persia marries 19 year old Soraja Esfandiara Bakhtiari
1953 - Ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Westwood and Demmy GRB
1953 - Ice Pairs Championship at Davos won by Jennifer and John Nicks of GRB
1953 - Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Tenley Albright USA
1953 - Men's Figure Skating Champion in Davos won by Hayes Alan Jenkins USA
1954 - Eisenhower warns against U.S. intervention in Vietnam
1954 - Ice Dance Championship at Oslo won by Jean Westwood/Lawrence Demmy GRB
1954 - Ice Pairs Championship at Oslo won by Frances Dafoe/Norris Bowden CAN
1954 - Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Oslo won by Gundi Busch GER
1954 - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Oslo won by Hayes Alan Jenkins US
1956 - Elvis Presley records "Heartbreak Hotel" for RCA
1956 - "My Friend Flicka" premieres on CBS (later NBC) TV
1957 - Fay Crocker wins LPGA Serbin Golf Open
1957 - Southern Christian Leadership Conference forms
1959 - Dutch Princess Wilhelmina publishes "Lonely, but not alone"
1959 - Tornado in St. Louis kills 19 and injures 265
1960 - Charles Ives' "Lincoln, the Great Commoner," premieres
1960 - "Unsinkable Molly Brown" closes at Winter Garden New York City after 532 performances
1961 - AFL's LA Chargers move to San Diego
1961 - Niagara Falls hydroelectric project begins producing power
1961 - Walter Piston's 7th Symphony, premieres
1962 - Jim Beatty sets American indoor mile record (3:58.9) in LA
1962 - U.S.S.R. swaps spy Francis Gary Power to U.S. for Rudolph Abel
1963 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA St. Petersburg Women's Golf Open
1963 - U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Lorraine Hanlon
1963 - U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Thomas Litz
1964 - Australian destroyer "Voyager" sinks in collision, killing 82
1964 - Destroyer Voyager sinks off Australia after colliding with aircraft carrier Melbourne
1964 - WBGU TV channel 27 in Bowling Green, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 - Harmel government in Belgium resigns
1967 - 25th Amendment (Presidential Disability and Succession) in effect
1968 - Peggy Fleming wins Olympic figure skating gold medal, Grenoble, France
1968 - "Spooky" by Classics IV hits #3
1969 - LSU Pete Maravich scores 66, despite losing to Tulane 101-94
1970 - 26.4 cm precipitation falls on Mount Washington, New Hampshire a state record
1970 - Dry powder avalanche moving at 120 mph smashes into youth hostel killing 40 Belgian, French, and German youths (Val d'Isere, France)
1971 - American Mensa, Ltd incorporates in NY
1971 - Bill White becomes 1st black baseball announcer (New York Yankees)
1971 - John Guares "House of Blue Leaves," premieres in New York City
1971 - Royal Albert Hall bans scheduled concert featuring Frank Zappa
1972 - BBC bans "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" by Wings
1972 - Ras al Khaima joins United Arab Emirates
1972 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1973 - 2nd time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0
1973 - 83m wide gas tank on Staten Island explodes, 40 die
1973 - Mushtaq Mohammad follows up 201 to take 5-49 vs. New Zealand Dunedin
1974 - Gail Denenber wins LPGA Sears Women's Golf Classic
1974 - "Gigi" closes at Uris Theater New York City after 103 performances
1974 - Iran/Iraqi border fight breaks out
1974 - Judy Ikenberry wins 1st U.S. women's marathon (2:55:17)
1974 - Silver futures hit record $4.81 an ounce in London
1975 - William "Judy" Johnson selected to baseball Hall of Fame
1977 - Bomb explosion in Moskouse metro
1977 - Israeli soldier who died freeing hostages in Entebee Raid (1976)
1977 - "Party with Comden and Green" opens at Morosco Theater New York City for 92 performances
1977 - Yehonathan Netanyou Lane in the Bronx named in honor of Bronx-born
1978 - Frank C Carlucci succeeds John F Blake as deputy director of CIA
1979 - Border is named 12th man for Australia, only Test Cricket he missed
1979 - "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" by Rod Stewart peaks at #1
1980 - Ianford Wilsons "Talley's Folly," premieres in New York City
1980 - Jane Blalock wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
1981 - 33rd NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 4-1 at LA
1981 - 8 killed and 198 injured by fire at Las Vegas Hilton
1981 - Dennis Lillee becomes Australian Cricket's top wicket-taker with 249
1982 - 28 skiers perform backflips while holding hands, Bromont, Quebec
1983 - Anglican synod vote 338-100 against unilateral U.K. nuclear disarmament
1985 - 35th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 140-129 at Indiana
1985 - Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS-51-E mission
1985 - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic
1985 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1986 - "John Lennon: Live in New York City" album is released
1987 - Philippine troops murder 17 civilians-Lupao Massacre
1988 - 3-judge panel of 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco strikes down Army's ban on homosexuals (later overturned by appeal)
1988 - Rocky Malebane-Metsing coup in Bophuthatswana fails
1989 - Celtic Kansas City Jones and Cavalier Lenny Wilkens elected to NBA Hall of Fame
1989 - Miami Vice's 100th episode seen on TV
1989 - Minor League Football System opens organizational meeting, St. Louis
1989 - Ron Brown chosen 1st black chairman of a major U.S. party (Democrats)
1989 - Test Cricket debut of Aaqib Javed, Pak vs. New Zealand age 16 years 189 days
1989 - To gain deregulation WWF admits pro wrestling is an exhibition and not a sport, in a New Jersey court
1989 - Tony Robinson of Jamaica becomes Nottingham's 1st black sheriff
1989 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1990 - 6th Largest wrestling crowd (63,900-Tokyo Dome)
1990 - Buster Douglas KOs Mike Tyson in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
1990 - Pierrer Water pulls product from shelf due to benzine in water
1990 - South Africa President de Klerk announces Nelson Mandela will be free Feb 11th
1990 - U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Jill Trenary
1991 - 41st NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 116-114 at Charlotte
1991 - Beth Daniel wins LPGA Phar-Mor at Inverrary Golf Tournament
1991 - Johann Koss skates world record 10 km (13:43.54)
1991 - "La Bete" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City for 24 performances
1991 - Lithuania votes for independence from U.S.S.R.
1991 - NBA All Star Game at Charlotte North Carolina
1992 - Bonnie Blair wins 1992 Olympics 1st gold medal for USA
1992 - "Dangerous Women" final episode on WWOR-TV
1992 - Mike Tyson convicted of raping Desiree Washington in Indiana
1993 - Jani Sievinen swims world record 200m backstroke (1:55.59)
1993 - "Michael Jackson Talks To Oprah Winfrey" airs on ABC and drew an astounding 39.3 rating/56 share, 90 million people
1993 - U.S. officially backs peace plan in Bosnia
1995 - Chelsi Smith, 21, (Texas), crowned 44th Miss USA
1995 - Sun Cayun pole vaults female indoor world record (4.12m)
1995 - U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Nicole Bobek
1996 - IBM's Deep Blue defeats chess champ Gary Kasparov
1997 - 13th Soap Opera Digest Awards
1997 - 5th annual ESPY Awards presented
1997 - Comet Shoemaker-Holt 2 Closest Approach to Earth (1.9245 AU)
1997 - Lemrick Nelson found guilty in the fatal stabbing on Hasidic Jew Yankel Rosenbaum in Crown Heights Brooklyn in 1991
1997 - O. J. Simpson jury reaches decision on $25M in punitive damages
1997 - Soyuz TM-25 launches to the MIR
1998 - AOL raises monthly flat rate internet access from $19.95 to $21.95
1998 - Olympic figure skater Peggy Fleming undergoes breast cancer surgery

21st Century

2005 - North Korea announces that it has nuclear weapons
2006 - 2006 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Turin, Italy
2009 - A large amount of space debris is created when a Russan and American satellite collide over Siberia


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