Historical Events on 10th February

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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
Duke of Prussia Albert of PrussiaDuke of Prussia Albert of Prussia 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
Military and Political Leader Simon BolívarMilitary and Political Leader Simon Bolívar 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 - Treaty of Paris which ended the Spanish-American War is signed by President McKinley; US acquires Philippines, Puerto Rico & 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
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy BurnsBoxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns 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
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma GandhiPacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi 1916 - Military conscription begins in Britain
1917 - Johanna Westerdijk installed as Neth 1st female professor
1918 - In Finland, General Carl G. Von Mannerheim gathers an army known as the 'White Guard' to mount a counter revolution against the Bolshevik 'Red Guard'
1918 - Trotsky declares that Russia is leaving the war
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
Russian Revolutionary Leon TrotskyRussian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky 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
30th US President Calvin Coolidge30th US President Calvin Coolidge 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"
Soviet Union Premier Joseph StalinSoviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin 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
NYC Gangster Charles NYC Gangster Charles "Lucky" Luciano 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
1952 - India holds its first general election: Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru remains in power
1953 - Ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Westwood & Demmy GRB
Playwright Arthur MillerPlaywright Arthur Miller 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
1955 - The US Navy evacuate 1000s from Tachen Islands in the Pacific
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
LPGA Golfer Mickey WrightLPGA Golfer Mickey Wright 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
NBA Guard Pete MaravichNBA Guard Pete Maravich 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 African American 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
Singer Rod StewartSinger Rod Stewart 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
LPGA Golfer Patty SheehanLPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan 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
NBA Point Guard and Coach Lenny WilkensNBA Point Guard and Coach Lenny Wilkens 1989 - Minor League Football System opens organizational meeting, St Louis
1989 - Ron Brown chosen 1st African American 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
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson MandelaAnti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela 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

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