MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10 ©
FEAST OF ST. PAUL'S SHIPWRECK [MALTA]
CLEAN OUT YOUR COMPUTER DAY [SECOND MONDAY]
NATIONAL CREAM CHEESE BROWNIE DAY
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1258, MONGOL invaders overran the city of BAGHDAD, killing thousands of citizens.
1542, CATHERINE HOWARD, fifth wife of ENGLISH KING HENRY VIII, was confined to the TOWER OF LONDON for alleged treason and adultery. She was executed three-days later.
1676, during the KING PHILIP WAR, KING PHILIP and his WAMPANOAG INDIANS raided LANCASTER, MASSACHUSETTS, killing the male population of the village.
1720, EDMUND HALLEY became the ASTRONOMER ROYAL OF ENGLAND.
60 AD, biblical-scholars suggest that ST. PAUL may have shipwrecked at the island of MALTA.
ST. PAUL SHIPWRECK |
"TREATY OF PARIS" SIGNED
1763, signing the "TREATY OF PARIS, "FRANCE ceded CANADA (QUEBEC) to ENGLAND.
1814, NAPOLEON'S FRENCH army defeated a combined RUSSIAN-PRUSSIAN force at the "BATTLE OF CHAMPAUBERT".
1824, approved by the country's congress, SIMON BOLIVAR became dictator of PERU.
1881, JACQUES OFFENBACH'S opera, "LES CONTES D'HOFFMAN" debuted in PARIS.
1883, a fire at the NEW HALL HOTEL in MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN, killed 71 people.
1890, more than one-million acres, ceded to the UNITED STATES by the SIOUX INDIANS, were opened for settlement.
1897, the "NEW YORK TIMES" first published its page-one slogan, "ALL THE NEWS THAT'S FIT TO PRINT".
1899, PRESIDENT WILLIAM MCKINLEY signed the "1898 TREATY OF PARIS", concluded on the previous DECEMBER 10TH, formally ending the SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR. The UNITED STATES gained PUERTO RICO and GUAM. The same day, the temperature at MILLIGAN, OHIO, plummeted to minus-39 degrees FAHRENHEIT -- a state record.
1904, after a JAPANESE surprise naval attack, both RUSSIA and JAPAN declared war on each other.
TOM THUMB WED MERCY WARREN |
1863, in NEW YORK CITY, tiny TOM THUMB wed equally-tiny MERCY LAVINIA WARREN -- an event staged by P-T BARNUM. The same day, VIRGINIAN ALANSON CRANE received a patent for the first AMERICAN fire extinguisher.
1870, in CALIFORNIA, the city of ANAHEIM incorporated. |
1906, BRITAIN launched its first-modern battleship, "HMS DREADNAUGHT".
1908, in a heavyweight-title bout, TOMMY BURNS ko'd JACK PALMER in the fourth round.
1912, JOSEPH LISTER, the surgeon who pioneered antiseptic, died at 85.
1913, PATHÉ EXCHANGE released its first of its "MUTT AND JEFF" animated-cartoon films.
1916, in WORLD WAR ONE, conscription began in GREAT BRITAIN.
1920, the major leagues outlawed any pitch that involved tampering with the baseball.
1923, physicist WILHELM VON RONTGEN, a NOBEL PRIZE winner, died at 77.
1924, taking the helm of the WASHINGTON SENATORS, BUCKY HARRIS at 27 became the major league's youngest manager.
1933, SENECA, OREGON, reached minus-54 degrees FAHRENHEIT -- a state record.
1935, the PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD introduced its new electric locomotive.
|1929, FBO PICTURES released the film "THE JAZZ AGE", starring DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS, JR., and MARCELINE DAY. The movie featured a few talking sequences and a musical score.
1931, NEW DELHI became INDIA'S capital. ||
"JAZZ AGE" RELEASED
1939, MGM released its version of MARK TWAIN'S "THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN", starring MICKEY ROONEY, WALTER CONNOLLY, WILLIAM FRAWLEY, and REX INGRAM.
1940, GLENN MILLER'S "IN THE MOOD" became the nation's best-selling single. The same day, EUGENE TURNER won the U-S MEN'S FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIP. JOAN TOZZER won the women's title.
1942, RCA presented GLENN MILLER the first gold record -- for his CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO".
1943, in NORTH AFRICA, the U-S EIGHTH ARMY reached TUNISIA.
1945, "RUM AND COCA-COLA" by the ANDREWS SISTERS became the nation's top single.
1947, ITALY ceded much of VENEZI GIULIA to YUGOSLAVIA. The same day, FINLAND returned the province of PETSAMO to the SOVIET UNION.
Also in 1954, PRESIDENT EISENHOWER warned of the dangers of any AMERICAN intervention in VIETNAM; HAYES ALAN JENKINS won the WOMEN'S WORLD FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIP in OSLO; and "I LOVE LUCY" won an EMMY for "BEST SITUATION COMEDY".
1955, the play "THE DESPERATE HOURS, starring PAUL NEWMAN, opened at the ETHEL BARRYMORE THEATRE in NEW YORK for a run of 212 performances.
"DEATH OF A SALESMAN" OPENED
|1949, ARTHUR MILLER'S "DEATH OF A SALESMAN", starring LEE J. COBB, debuted at the MOROSCO THEATRE in NEW YORK for a run of 742 performances. 1953, HENLEY ALBRIGHT won the U-S WOMEN'S FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIP. HAYES ALAN JENKINS won the men's title.|
"MY FRIEND FLICKA"
1956, "MY FRIEND FLICKA", starring GENE EVANS, ANITA LOUISE, and JOHNNY WASHBURN, debuted on CBS TELEVISION. The same day, LITTLE RICHARD recorded "LONG TALL SALLY" for SPECIALTY RECORDS.
1957, LAURA INGALLS WILDER, author of "LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE", died at 90.
1958, ELVIS PRESLEY'S "DON'T" charted at number one on the pop- singles charts.
1959, a tornado ripped into ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI.
1961, in the AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE, the LOS ANGELES CHARGERS moved to SAN DIEGO.
1962, the SOVIET UNION exchanged AMERICAN U-2 pilot GARY POWERS for the imprisoned SOVIET-spy RUDOLF ABEL. The same day in LOS ANGELES, runner JIM BEATTY set the AMERICAN record for the indoor mile at three minutes, 58.9 seconds; and "THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN" closed at the WINTER GARDEN THEATRE in NEW YORK after a run of 532 performances.
1963, LORRAINE HANLON won the U-S WOMEN'S FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIP. THOMAS LITZ won the men's title.
1964, off the AUSTRALIAN coast, the destroyer "HMAS VOYAGER" collided with the aircraft-carrier "HMAS MELBOURNE", killing 82.
1966, theatrical-producer BILLY ROSE died at 66.
"25TH AMENDMENT" RATIFIED
1967, the "25TH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION", resolving presidential disability and succession problems, went into effect.
1968, PEGGY FLEMING won the gold medal in WOMEN'S FIGURE SKATING at the GRENOBLE OLYMPICS.
1971, AMERICAN rock-star FRANK ZAPPA was prevented from performing at ROYAL ALBERT HALL in LONDON. The same day, CAROL KING released her critically-acclaimed album, "TAPESTRY" ("CORAZON") on ODE RECORDS (FULL ALBUM).
1972, in LONDON, the BBC banned "GIVE IRELAND BACK TO THE IRISH" by PAUL MCCARTNEY and WINGS.
1974, a border skirmish broke out between IRAN and IRAQ.
1979, WARNER BROTHERS released DIRE STRAITS' hut-single "SULTANS OF SWING". The same day, ROD STEWART'S hit, "DO YA THINK I'M SEXY?", became the nation's number-one hit.
1981, a fire at the LAS VEGAS HILTON HOTEL AND CASINO ignited by a busboy took eight lives and injured nearly 200. The same day, the CAMPBELL CONFERENCE beat the WALES CONFERENCE, 4-1, in the NHL ALL-STAR GAME.
1987, with AIDS a growing concern, SURGEON GENERAL C. EVERETT KOOP recommended condoms be advertised on television. The same day in the PHILIPPINES, government troops killed 17 civilians in the "LUPAO MASSACRE".
1989, the BOSTON CELTICS' K-C JONES and the CLEVELAND CAVALIERS' LENNY WILKINS were elected to the PRO BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME. The same day, RON BROWN became the first black chairman of the DEMOCRATIC PARTY; and the TV-series "MIAMI VICE" aired its 100th episode.
1990, JILL TRENARY won the U-S WOMEN'S FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIP.
1991, LITHUANIA voted for independence from the SOVIET UNION. The same day, the EAST beat the WEST, 115-114, to win the NBA ALL-STAR GAME.
"DAS BOOT" RELEASED IN U-S
|1982, COLUMBIA PICTURES released in the UNITED STATES the WOLFGANG PETERSEN film, "DAS BOOT (THE BOAT)", starring JÜRGEN PROCHNOW and HERBERT GRÖNEMEYER.
1983, actor EDUARD FRANZ died at 80.
1985, in INDIANAPOLIS, the WEST beat the EAST, 140-129, in the 35TH NBA ALL-STAR GAME. |
1993, an estimated 90-million viewers watched OPRAH WINFREY interview singer MICHAEL JACKSON ("THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL") on ABC TELEVISION.
1995, 21-year-old CHELSI SMITH of TEXAS won the MISS USA crown. The same day, NICOLE BOBEK won the U-S WOMEN'S FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIP.
|1992, an INDIANAPOLIS jury found heavyweight-champion MIKE TYSON guilty on rape charges brought by DESIREE WASHINGTON, a "MISS BLACK AMERICA PAGEANT" contestant. The same day, ALEX HALEY, author of "ROOTS", died at 70 in SEATTLE. ||
TYSON FOUND GUILTY
DEEP BLUE BEAT KASPAROV
|1996, in a chess match, IBM'S computer, "DEEP BLUE", defeated world-champion GARY KASPAROV in game one. GARY rebounded in the next five games to win 3 and draw 2. In a later rematch, KASPAROV dominated. |
2000, the hijackers of an AFGHAN plane surrendered, ending a four-day confrontation at LONDON'S STANSTED AIRPORT. The same day, actor JIM VARNEY died at 50 in WHITE HOUSE, TENNESSEE.
2001, the film "OCEAN'S ELEVEN", the remake of a previous feature, began shooting. GEORGE CLOONEY, BRAD PITT, and JULIA ROBERTS starred in the new version.
|1997, the comet "SHOEMAKER-HOLT TWO" made its closest approach to EARTH. The same day, the jury in the O-J SIMPSON civil trial, who had held SIMPSON liable for the deaths of his wife and RON GOLDMAN, awarded each of their families $12.5-million in punitive damages. ||
COMET'S CLOSEST APPROACH |
ROBERTS RECEIVED STAR
2003, actress DORIS ROBERTS received her star on HOLLYWOOD'S WALK OF FAME. The same day, former WHITE HOUSE press-secretary RON ZIEGLER died at 63 in CORONADO SHORES, CALIFORNIA. |
2005, NORTH KOREA openly admitted that it was developing nuclear weapons. The same day, Playwright ARTHUR MILLER died at 89.
2006, the XX OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES opened in TURIN, ITALY. The same day, MGM released "THE PINK PANTHER", starring STEVE MARTIN, KEVIN KLINE, JEAN RENO, and EMILY MORTIMER.
2007, GENERAL DAVID PETRAEUS became the leader of U-S forces in IRAQ.
2008, actor ROY SCHEIDER, star of the film "JAWS", died at 75 in LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS.
2010, activist-CONGRESSMAN CHARLIE WILSON died at 76 in LUFKIN, TEXAS.
Novelist-Poet BORIS PASTERNAK (1890)
Actor ALAN HALE (1892)
Actor-Comedian JIMMY DURANTE (1893)
Tennis-Great BILL TILDEN (1893)
Prime-Minister HAROLD MACMILLAN (1894)
Actress DAME JUDITH ANDERSON (1898)
Film-Director JOHN FARROW (1904)
Actor LON CHANEY, JR. (1906)
Musician LARRY ADLER (1914)
Composer JERRY GOLDSMITH (1929)
Singer RAL DONNER (1943)
Actor-Composer PETER ALLEN (1944)
Opera-Star LEONTYNE PRICE is 87
Actor ROBERT WAGNER is 84
Singer ROBERTA FLACK is 77
Singer JIMMY MERCHANT of the TEENAGERS is 74
Singer DONOVAN (LEITCH) ("ATLANTIS") is 68
Basketball-Coach MIKE KRZYZEWSKI is 67
Singer-Drummer NIGEL OLSSON is 66
Olympic-Swimmer MARK SPITZ is 64
Actress KATHLEEN BELLER is 59
TV-Personality JIM CRAMER is 59
Golfer GREG NORMAN is 59
Political-Pundit GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS is 53
Director ALEXANDER PAYNE is 53
Baseball-Player LENNY DYKSTRA is 51
Talk-Show Host GLENN BECK is 50
Actress LAURA DERN is 47
Country-Singer DUDE MOWREY is 43
Actress ELIZABETH BANKS is 41
Football-Star TY LAW is 40
Actress EMMA ROBERTS is 23
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