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1946Charles "Lucky" Luciano is deported to Italy, and never returns to the United States

1927Pres Calvin Coolidge asks for 2nd disarmament conference

1985Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic

1824Simon Bolivar named dictator by the Congress of Peru

1992Mike Tyson convicted of raping Desiree Washington in Indiana

1963Mickey Wright wins LPGA St Petersburg Women's Golf Open

1934Stalin ends 17th CPSU-congress, says "Life becomes merrier"

1908Tommy Burns KOs Jack Palmer in 4 for heavyweight boxing title

1949Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" opens at Morosco Theater, NYC

1993"Michael Jackson Talks To Oprah Winfrey" airs on ABC & drew an astounding 39.3 rating/56 share, 90 million people

1933Hitler proclaims end of Marxism

1525Albert of Prussia pledges a personal oath to Sigismund I and is invested with the duchy for himself and his heirs

1991Beth Daniel wins LPGA Phar-Mor at Inverrary Golf Tournament

1989Celtic KC Jones & Cavalier Lenny Wilkens elected to NBA Hall of Fame

1914In accordance with the understanding reached by General J.C. Smuts and Mahatma Gandhi, 60 passive resistance prisoners are released from the Pietermaritzburg Prison; 40 passive resisters are released in Durban, 8 in Newcastle and 11 in Port Elizabeth

201366 British Academy Awards: Argo, Ben Affleck, Daniel Day-Lewis and Emmanuelle Riva win

1979"Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" by Rod Stewart peaks at #1

200850th Grammy Awards: Rehab, Amy Winehouse wins

1969LSU Pete Maravich scores 66, despite losing to Tulane 101-94

1990South African President de Klerk announces Nelson Mandela will be freed on Feb 11th

February 10th Historical Events
Date Event
60
St Paul thought to have been shipwrecked at Malta 
1098
Crusaders defeat Prince Redwan of Aleppo at Antioch 
1355
The St. Scholastica's Day riot breaks out in Oxford, England, leaving 63 scholars and perhaps 30 locals dead in two days. 
1525
Albert of Prussia pledges a personal oath to Sigismund I and is invested with the duchy for himself and his heirs 
1535
12 nude anabaptists run through Amsterdam streets 
1549
Tomé de Sousa appointed governor general of Brazil 
1635
Academie Francaise forms in Paris (by Cardinal Richelieu) 
1676
Wampanoag Indians under King Philip kill all men in Lancaster Mass 
1713
Netherlands & England sign accord concerning anti-French Barrier [OS=Jan 31] 
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 Britain 
1774
Andrew Becker demonstrates diving suit 
1794
Joseph Haydn's 99th Symphony in E, premieres 
1798
Louis Alexandre Berthier invaded Rome, on February 15 proclaimed a Roman Republic and then on February 20 take Pope Pius VI as a prisoner. 
1807
US Coast Survey authorized by Congress 
1814
Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Champaubert, the French beat the Russians 
1824
Simon Bolivar named dictator by the Congress of Peru 
1846
Beginning of Mormon march to west US 
1846
British defeat Sikhs in battle of Sobraon, India 
1855
US citizenship laws amended; all children of US parents born abroad granted US citizenship 
1859
Gen Horsford defeats Begum of Oude & Nana Sahib in Indian mutiny 
1860
John Brahms' 2nd Serenade in A, premieres 
1862
Dutch 2nd government of Thorbecke forms 
1863
1st US fire extinguisher patent granted to Alanson Crane, Virginia 
1866
Dutch government of Frans van der Putte forms 
1868
Conservatives & military seize Convention Hall in Florida 
1870
City of Anaheim incorporates (1st time) 
1870
YWCA (Young Women's Christian Association) forms (NYC) 
1878
Peace of Zanjón 
1878
Peter Tsjaikovsky's 4th Symphony in F, premieres 
1879
1st electric arc light used (California Theater) 
1879
Henry Morton Stanley departs for 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 11 million acres ceded to US by Sioux Indians opens for settlement 
1897
NY Times begins using slogan "All the News That's Fit to Print" 
1899
-39°F (-39°C), Milligan, Ohio (state lowest record temperature) 
1899
US-Spain peace treaty signed by Pres McKinley. US gets PR & Guam 
1900
Peter Ostlund skates world record 500m (45.2 sec) 
1904
Japan and Russia declare war 
1906
British battleship HMS Dreadnought launched after only 100 days, renders all other capital ships obsolete with revolutionary design 
1906
State of siege proclaimed in Zululand 
1908
Tommy Burns KOs Jack Palmer in 4 for heavyweight boxing title 
1912
Hobbs & Rhodes make 323 cricket opening stand v Aust at MCG 
1913
Edward Sheldons "Romance," premieres in NYC 
1914
In accordance with the understanding reached by General J.C. Smuts and Mahatma Gandhi, 60 passive resistance prisoners are released from the Pietermaritzburg Prison; 40 passive resisters are released in Durban, 8 in Newcastle and 11 in Port Elizabeth 
1915
US President Wilson warns Germany that the US will hold it 'to a strict accountability' for 'property endangered or lives lost' 
1915
US President Wilson protests to Britain on the use of US flags on British merchant ships to deceive the Germans 
1916
Military conscription begins in Britain 
1917
Johanna Westerdijk installed as Neth 1st female professor 
1920
Baseball outlaws all pitches involving tampering with ball 
1920
Jozef Haller de Hallenburg performs symbolic wedding of Poland to the sea, celebrating restitution of Polish access to open sea. 
1923
Ink paste manufactured for 1st time by Standard Ink Company 
1923
Owen Davis' "Icebound," premieres in NYC 
1923
SDAP speaks out against allied occupation of the Ruhr 
1924
Bucky Harris, 27, becomes youngest baseball manager (Wash 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 Olympic Stadium Amsterdam, begins 
1927
Pres Calvin Coolidge asks for 2nd disarmament conference 
1929
Bishop Stephen Alencastre, dedicates the beautiful Romanesque church of Saint Patrick in Honolulu 
1930
Grain Stabilization Corporation authorized by Congress 
1931
New Delhi becomes capital of India 
1931
Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Harts premieres in NYC 
1933
-54°F (-48°C), Seneca, Oregon (state record) 
1933
Delivery of 1st singing telegram (Postal Telegram Co NYC) 
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, NYC; 1st unperforated ungummed US stamp 
1934
Howard Hanson's "Merry Mount," premieres in NYC 
1934
Stalin ends 17th CPSU-congress, says "Life becomes merrier" 
1934
Thomson/Gertrude Steins opera premieres in NYC 
1935
1st US streamlined electric RR engine begins service 
1935
Pennsylvania RR 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 & Jerry created by Hanna & Barbera debut by MGM 
1940
US female Figure Skating championship won by Joan Tozzer 
1940
US 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 record for selling 1 million copies of "Chattanooga Choo Choo" 
1943
"Manifesto of Algerian People" calls for equality & self-determination 
1943
British 8th Army sweeps through North Africa to Tunisia 
1943
Van der Veen Resistance starts fire in Amsterdam employment bureau 
1944
Belgian resistance fighter and author Kamiel van Baelen arrested 
1944
U-666/U-545/U-283 sink off Ireland 
1945
"Rum & Coca Cola" by Andrews Sisters hits #1 
1946
Charles "Lucky" Luciano is deported to Italy, and never returns to the United States 
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 Gen Markos' guerrilla army bombs Saloniki 
1949
Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" opens at Morosco Theater, NYC 
1951
"John & Marsha" by Stan Freberg peaks at #21 
1953
Ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Westwood & Demmy GRB 
1953
Ice Pairs Championship at Davos won by Jennifer & 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 US 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
"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 & injures 265 
1960
"Unsinkable Molly Brown" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 532 perfs 
1960
Charles Ives' "Lincoln, the Great Commoner," premieres 
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
USSR swaps spy Francis Gary Power to US for Rudolph Abel 
1963
Mickey Wright wins LPGA St Petersburg Women's Golf Open 
1963
US female Figure Skating championship won by Lorraine Hanlon 
1963
US male Figure Skating championship won by Thomas Litz 
1964
Australian destroyer HMAS Voyager sinks after colliding with aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne, killing 82 
1964
WBGU TV channel 27 in Bowling Green, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1966
Harmel government in Belgium resigns 
1967
25th Amendment (US Presidential Disability & Succession) ratified 
1968
"Spooky" by Classics IV hits #3 
1968
Peggy Fleming wins Olympic figure skating gold medal, Grenoble, France 
1969
LSU Pete Maravich scores 66, despite losing to Tulane 101-94 
1970
26.4 cm precipitation falls on Mount Washington NH (state record) 
1970
Dry powder avalanche moving at 120 mph smashes into youth hostel killing 40 Belgian, French, & German youths (Val d'Isere, France) 
1971
American Mensa Ltd incorporates in New York 
1971
Bill White becomes 1st black baseball announcer (NY Yankees) 
1971
John Guares "House of Blue Leaves," premieres in NYC 
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
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1972
Two British soldiers are killed in a land mine attack near Cullyhanna, County Armagh; An IRA member is shot dead during an exchange of gunfire with RUC officers 
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 v NZ Dunedin 
1974
"Gigi" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 103 performances 
1974
Gail Denenber wins LPGA Sears Women's Golf Classic 
1974
Iran/Iraqi border fight breaks out 
1974
Judy Ikenberry wins 1st Us women's marathon (2:55:17) 
1974
Silver futures hit record $4.81½ an ounce in London 
1975
William "Judy" Johnson selected to baseball Hall of Fame 
1975
The Provisional Irish Republican Army agrees to a truce and ceasefire with the British government and the Northern Ireland Office; Seven "incident centres" are established in nationalist areas to monitor the ceasefire and the response of the security forces 
1977
"Party with Comden & Green" opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 92 perfs 
1977
Bomb explosion in Moscow metro 
1977
Jonathan Netanyou Lane in the Bronx NY named in honor of Bronx-born Israeli soldier who died freeing hostages in Entebbe Raid (1976) 
1978
Frank C Carlucci succeeds John F Blake as deputy director of CIA 
1979
"Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" by Rod Stewart peaks at #1 
1979
Border is named 12th man for Australia, only Test Cricket he missed 
1980
Ianford Wilsons "Talley's Folly," premieres in NYC 
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 & 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 UK nuclear disarmament 
1985
Andrea Schöne skates ladies world record 5 km (7:32.82) 
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
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1986
"John Lennon: Live in NYC" album is released posthumously 
1987
Philippine troops murder 17 civilians in Lupao Massacre 
1988
Rocky Malebane-Metsing coup in Bophuthatswana fails 
1988
3-judge panel of 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in SF strikes down Army's ban on homosexuals (later overturned by appeal) 
1989
Celtic KC Jones & 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 US party (Democrats) 
1989
Test Cricket debut of Aaqib Javed, Pak v NZ age 16 years 189 days 
1989
Tony Robinson of Jamaica becomes Nottingham's 1st black sheriff 
1989
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1989
To gain deregulation WWF admits pro wrestling is an exhibition & not a sport, in a NJ court 
1990
6th Largest wrestling crowd (63,900-Tokyo Dome) 
1990
Pierrer Water pulls product from shelf due to benzine in water 
1990
South African President de Klerk announces Nelson Mandela will be freed on Feb 11th 
1990
US female Figure Skating championship won by Jill Trenary 
1991
"La Bete" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 24 performances 
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
Lithuania votes for independence from USSR 
1991
NBA All Star Game at Charlotte NC 
1992
"Dangerous Women" final episode on WWOR-TV 
1992
Bonnie Blair wins 1992 Olympics 1st gold medal for USA 
1992
Mike Tyson convicted of raping Desiree Washington in Indiana 
1993
Jani Sievinen swims world record 200m backstroke (1:55.59) 
1993
US officially backs peace plan in Bosnia 
1993
"Michael Jackson Talks To Oprah Winfrey" airs on ABC & drew an astounding 39.3 rating/56 share, 90 million people 
1995
Chelsi Smith, 21, (Texas), crowned 44th Miss USA 
1995
Sun Cayun pole vaults female indoor world record (4.12m) 
1995
US female Figure Skating championship won by Nicole Bobek 
1996
IBM computer Deep Blue becomes the first computer to win a game of chess against a reigning (human) chess champion, Gary Kasparov 
1997
13th Soap Opera Digest Awards - General Hospital wins 
1997
5th ESPY Awards: Michael Johnson, Amy Van Dyken Lobo win 
1997
Comet Shoemaker-Holt 2 Closest Approach to Earth (1.9245 AU) 
1997
O J Simpson jury reaches decision on $25M in punitive damages 
1997
Soyuz TM-25 launches to the MIR 
1997
Lemrick Nelson found guilty in the fatal stabbing on Hasidic Jew Yankel Rosenbaum in Crown Heights Brooklyn in 1991 
1998
AOL raises monthly flat rate internet access from $19.95 to $21.95 
1998
Olympic figure skater Peggy Fleming undergoes breast cancer surgery 
1998
Voters in Maine repeal a gay rights law passed in 1997 becoming the first U.S. state to abandon that law. 
2003
France and Belgium break the NATO procedure of silent approval concerning the timing of protective measures for Turkey in case of a possible war with Iraq. 
2007
NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 31-28 
2008
The 2008 Namdaemun fire severely damages Namdaemun, the first National Treasure of South Korea. 
2008
50th Grammy Awards: Rehab, Amy Winehouse wins 
2008
NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 42-30 
2013
Nigeria defeat Burkina Faso 1-0 to win the football 2013 Africa Cup of Nations 
2013
5 people are killed by a falling lifeboat from the cruise ship Thomson Majesty in the Canary islands 
2013
66 British Academy Awards: Argo, Ben Affleck, Daniel Day-Lewis and Emmanuelle Riva win 
2013
55th Grammy Awards: Somebody That I Used To Know (Goyte), We are Young (Fun), and Babel (Mumford & Sons) win 
2013
36 people are killed and 39 are injured in a stampede at a train station in Allahabad, India 
2016
China Reports 1st Case of Imported Zika Virus 
2016
Ryan Reynolds named 'Sexiest Dad Alive!' by People 
2016
North Korea's Rocket Launch Frays Ties Between South Korea and China 
2016
Senate approves new North Korea sanctions 
2016
Carly Fiorina ends presidential bid 
2017
Flynn Is Said to Have Talked to Russians About Sanctions Before Trump Took Office 
2017
US appeals court upholds suspension of Trump travel ban 
2017
Trump tells Xi Jinping: US will honor 'One China policy' 
2017
Japan PM Shinzo Abe arrives in US for Trump talks 
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