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February 10 is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. There are 324 days remaining, 325 in leap years.
1258 - Mongols overrun Baghdad, burning it to the ground and killing 10,000 citizens. 1635 - The in Académie française Paris is expanded to become a national academy for the artistic elite. 1763 - French and Indian War: The 1763 Treaty of Paris ends the war and France cedes Canada to Great Britain. 1814 - Battle of Champaubert occurs. 1840 - Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom marries Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. 1846 - Many Mormons begin their migration west from Nauvoo, Illinois. 1863 - The world-famous dwarfs General Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren get married in New York City. 1863 - Alanson Crane patents the fire extinguisher. 1870 - Anaheim, California is incorporated. 1870 - The YWCA is founded ( New York City). 1920 - Jozef Haller de Hallenburg performs symbolic engagement of Poland with the sea, celebrating restitution of Polish access to open sea. 1931 - New Delhi becomes the capital of India. 1933 - The New York City-based Postal Telegraph Company introduces the first singing telegram. 1933 - In round 13 of a boxing match at New York City's Madison Square Garden, Primo Carnera knocks out Ernie Schaaf, killing him. 1947 - Italy cedes most of Venezia Giulia to Yugoslavia. 1949 - Death of a Salesman opens (Morocco Theatre in New York City). 1954 - President Dwight Eisenhower warns against United States intervention in Vietnam. 1962 - Captured American spy pilot Francis Gary Powers is exchanged for captured Soviet spy Rudolf Abel. 1967 - The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified. 1981 - A fire at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel- casino kills eight and injures 198. 1982 - Das Boot opens in United States theaters. 1989 - Ron Brown is elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee becoming the first African American to lead a major American political party. 1990 - South African President F.W. de Klerk announces that Nelson Mandela would be released the next day. 1992 - In Indianapolis, Indiana boxer Mike Tyson is convicted of raping a Miss Black American contestant named Desiree Washington. 1996 - Deep Blue defeats Garry Kasparov for the first time. 1997 - The United States Army suspends Sgt. Major Gene McKinney, its top-ranking enlisted soldier, after hearing allegations of sexual misconduct. 1998 - A college dropout becomes the first person to be convicted of a hate crime committed in cyberspace. 1998 - Voters in Maine repeal a gay rights law passed in 1997 becoming the first U.S. state to abandon such a law. 1999 - Avalanches in the French Alps near Geneva kill at least 10.
Births 1846 - Charles Beresford, British Admiral and Member of Parliament (d. 1919) 1890 - Boris Pasternak, poet, winner of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1958 (d. 1960) 1893 - Jimmy Durante, actor, singer, comedian, vaudevillean (d. 1980) 1894 - Harold Macmillan, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1986) 1897 - John F. Enders, scientist, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1954 (d. 1985) 1897 - Dame Judith Anderson, actress (d. 1992) 1898 - Bertolt Brecht, author (d. 1956) 1901 - Stella Adler, acting teacher (d. 1992) 1902 - Walter Houser Brattain, scientist, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1956 (d. 1987) 1906 - Lon Chaney Jr., actor (d. 1973) 1927 - Leontyne Price, American soprano 1930 - Robert Wagner, actor 1931 - Thomas Bernhard, author (d. 1989) 1932 - Branko Lustig, Croat film producer 1939 - Roberta Flack, singer 1941 - Michael Apted, director 1943 - Frank-Patrick Steckel, theater director 1944 - Vernor Vinge, novelist 1947 - Louise Arbour, jurist 1950 - Mark Spitz, Olympic Games swimming gold medalist 1955 - Greg Norman, golfer 1961 - George Stephanopoulos, political consultant, commentator 1961 - Alexander Payne, film director 1962 - Cliff Burton, musician 1962 - Bobby Czyz, boxer 1967 - Laura Dern, actress 1976 - Lance Berkman, Major League Baseball All-Star 1979 - Ross Powers, American Olympic Games gold medalist for snowboarding 1980 - César Iztúris, baseball player
Deaths 1126 - William IX, Duke of Aquitaine and vernacular poet (b. 1071) 1278 - Margaret II, countess of Flanders 1829 - Pope Leo XII (b. 1760) 1837 - Aleksandr Pushkin, Russian poet and novelist (according to Gregorian Calendar) 1904 - John A. Roche, mayor of Chicago, IL (b. 1844) 1923 - Wilhelm Röntgen, discover of X-Rays (b. 1845) 1932 - Edgar Wallace, novelist, screenwriter of King Kong 1939 - Pope Pius XI (b. 1857) 1957 - Laura Ingalls Wilder, author (b. 1867) 1960 - Aloysius Stepinac, Croatian Cardinal (b. 1898) 1964 - Eugen Sänger, Austrian aerospace engineer (b. 1905) 1966 - Billy Rose, composer, band leader (b. 1899) 1985 - Johnny Mokan, professional baseball player (b 1895) 1992 - Alex Haley, author (b. 1921) 2002 - Harold Furth, American leader in plasma physics and nuclear fusion 2003 - Curt Hennig, professional wrestler 2003 - Clark MacGregor, United States Congressman 2003 - Al Ruffo, mayor of San Jose, California 2003 - Ron Ziegler press secetary to Richard Nixon
Holidays and observances
February 9 - February 11 - January 10 - March 10 -- listing of all days
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10th Missouri Volunteer Cavalry (166 words)
The 10th Missouri Cavalry is comprised of men and women dedicated to accurately portraying the history of the U.S. Cavalry during the civil war and Indian war periods.
In December of 1862 the 10th was formed under the command of Colonel Florence Cornyn, "a redheaded Irishman, absolutely fearless" as stated by his counterparts.
The 10th was formed at Jefferson Barracks near St. Louis Mo. In January 1863 the 10th moved South and arrived at General Grant's forward post at Corinth, Mississippi on 7 February 1863.
Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) 10th February, 1998 Press Release (491 words)
Interestingly, the Federation of Transport Unions Congress is planning a stir tomorrow ( February 11, 1998) as a pressure tactic 5 days before the elections to make sure that the government sticks to their promise of issuing fitness certificates after rigorous inspection instead of banning the vehicles.
The promise was extracted from the government earlier, when the Federation held a chakka jam on 6 February, and the government gave in by saying that the ban would be replaced by a system of issuing fitness certificates to the old vehicles after rigorous inspection.
In order to register protest, CSE is organising a "Jam-Their-Phone-Lines To Be Heard" campaign on February 12, 1998, where volunteers will call the office of the Delhi Chief Minister through the day, to demand that he does not allow the political aspirations of his party take precedence over their health.
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