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Notable Historical Events for February 10th

1824Simon Bolivar named dictator by the Congress of Peru

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

1927Pres Calvin Coolidge asks for 2nd disarmament conference

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

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

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

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

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

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

1985Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic

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Notable Birthdays on February 10th

1974Elizabeth Banks, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, American actress (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Man on a Ledge)

1927Leontyne Mary Violet Price, Laurel Miss, opera soprano (Porgy & Bess)

1902Walter Houser Brattain, Amoy, China, American physicist (Nobel 1956-transistor)

1955Greg Norman, Queensland, Australia, PGA golfer (1984 Kemper)

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Notable Weddings on February 10th

1899Future US President Herbert Hoover (24) marries college sweetheart Lou Henry (24) in Monterey California

1974NBA player Julius Erving (23) weds model Turquoise Brown at Waldorf

1966Reggae Musician Bob Marley (21) marries fellow musician Rita Anderson (19)

2001Singer-comedian Weird Al Yankovic (41) weds Suzanne Krajewski

19461st black pro-baseball player Jackie Robinson marries Rachel Isum

1858US president Millard Fillmore (58) weds Caroline Carmichael (43) in Albany, New York

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Notable Deaths on February 10th

2005Arthur Miller, American playwright, dies at 89

1918Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Italian pacifist, Nobel Prize Laureate, dies at 84

2014Shirley Temple, American actress and diplomat, famous as a child star in the 1930s (Bright Eyes, Heidi), dies of natural causes at 85

1992Alex Haley, US writer (Autobiography of Malcolm X, Roots), dies at 70

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