What happened This day in History on February 10th
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1996 UK IRA Bomb Docklands
10th February, 1996 : The IRA plants a bomb that explodes in the Docklands area of London, One man is found dead and another person has been reported missing. The bombing marks the end of a 17-month IRA ceasefire during which Irish, British and American leaders worked for a political solution to the troubles in Northern Ireland.
1964 U.S.A. Dylan Releases " The Times They Are A Changing"
10th February, 1964 : Bob Dylan releases "The Times They Are a-Changin" his 3rd album, by Columbia Records. The album is seen as a protest album featuring songs about issues such as racism, poverty, and social change. The title track was one of Dylan's most famous capturing the spirit of social and political upheaveal that characterized the 1960s.
1970 France Avalanche
10th February, 1970 : An avalanche crashes down on a ski resort in Val d’Isere, France, killing 42 people, mostly young skiers
1933 Sumatra Mutineers
10th February, 1933 : 18 men were killed and 25 were injured when a bomb hit the rebellious Dutch Cruiser De Zeven Provincien. The remainder of the crew was forced to surrender as a result.
This bombing took place on the Sumatra Coast, in order to stop mutineers who had seized this ship. Both Dutch and Indonesian crew was on board.
1937 U.S.A. Plane Crash
10th February, 1937 : The United Airlines Transport Plane was dredged up about 14 hours after it had sunk into the San Francisco Bay. A total of 11 occupants were on board this ship before it went down.
The cause of the crash was not yet known at this time, and it was expected that experts would never really know for sure. Weather conditions were perfect, but this was the fourth tragedy that had occurred during this winter.
Moreover, the pilot of this plane had millions of miles of flying experience under his belt as well. One theory suggests that the pilot had dipped too low when circling for the landing and the undercurrent had pulled the plan under.
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1941 U.S.A. War Time Mail
10th February, 1941: Mail Route was created between Washington D.C., and Harrisonburg, Virginia, and the mail for this route was carried on buses which were built with facilities on board for sorting, handling, and dispatch of mail.
1942 U.S.A. Chattanooga Choo Choo
10th February, 1942: Glenn Miller wins a Gold Disc for the single, “Chattanooga Choo Choo.” He’s the first person to win this award.
1952 India Elections
Sunday, 10th February, 1952 : The Congress Party of India, led by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, wins an outright victory in the country's first general election
1958 U.S.A. Elvis Presley
10th February, 1958 : Elvis Presley’s ballad “Don’t” reached #1 on music charts. This was his ninth #1 hit single since he had produced “Heartbreak Hotel”. In all, Elvis had recorded a total of 17 #1 hits.
1960 U.S.A. Jack Paar
10th February, 1960 : Jack Paar, the host of The Tonight Show had walked off the set on this day, in protest of censorship. NBC had started taping the show, and had begun editing out any segment that it determined was inappropriate for “live” television.
NBC had cut out a joke about a “water closet” (bathroom), and afterwards Paar was so upset that he left the set and did not return to work for a month.
1962 U.S.A. Spy Exchange
10th February, 1962 : Francis Gary Powers, an American who was held by Russians after being shot down while flying over the Soviet Union, was released. In return, Americans had let go of a Russian spy.
1981 U.S.A. Las Vegas Hilton
10th February, 1981 : The Las Vegas Hilton suffered a major fire caused by four suspicious fires within the 30-story hotel. Eight people were confirmed dead while 242 were injured, mostly from smoke inhalation.
1989 U.S.A. Ronald H. Brown
10th February, 1989 : Ronald H. Brown, former Supreme Court lawyer is elected Chairman of Democratic Party. Brown was the first African-American to hold this position in a major political party in the United States.
Brown was known to have played a large part in helping President Bill Clinton become elected.
1989 U.S.A. Ford Motor Company
10th February, 1989 : A report made on this date revealed that the Ford Motor Company had created a 1988 net income of $5.88 million dollars. This achievement was thought of as an official comeback of the U.S. automotive industry.
1992 U.S.A. Mike Tyson
10th February, 1992: Mike Tyson, a former boxing champion, was found guilty of raping Desiree Washington, a Miss Black America contestant. He was given a 10 year prison term with four years suspended.
2003 Iraq Agrees To Full Inspection
10th February, 2003 : Iraq concerned with growing reports of a US invasion agrees to allow U-2 surveillance flights to search for banned weapons. President George W. Bush brushed aside Iraqi concessions as too little, too late.
2005 UK Prince Charles
10th February, 2005 : Prince Charles announces he will marry his long-term partner Camilla Parker Bowles on 8 April.
2006 Egypt The discovery of a new tomb in the Valley of the Kings
10th February, 2006 : An ancient Egyptian tomb has been discovered in the Valley of the Kings. This is the first since King Tutankhamun's was found in 1922. University of Memphis archaeologists have uncovered the previously unknown tomb, which has sarcophagi and five mummies inside of it. The archaeologists have not been able to identify them, but one of Egypt's chief archaeologists has said that they 'might be royals or nobles' and been moved from their 'original graves to protect them from grave robbers.'
2006 Malaysia Mohammad Khatami
10th February, 2006 : Former Iranian president, Mohammad Khatami, has said that the Muslim world is ready for changes. He explained that this was the time to create a new world in which Islam was more compatible with freedom, progress and democracy. Having spoken in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, he was trying to promote a better dialogue between Western and Islamic thinkers. Khatami has blamed the West for fuelling Islamic radicalism. The meeting is called Who Speaks for Islam? Who Speaks for the West?, and he has said that the West is self-centred and determined to see the world adopt of its own values.
2007 Russia Putin warns of new arms race
10th February, 2007 : The Russian President Vladimir Putin has criticized the United States for what he calls an 'almost uncontained' use of force around the world. He has said that Washington's 'very dangerous' approach to global relations was fueling a nuclear arms race. He was attending a security summit in Munich.
2009 Space Collision In Space
10th February, 2009 : Two satellites collide in Space Over Siberia the Iridium 33 live ( US Owned communications satellite ) and Kosmos-2251 retired ( Russian military communications satellite ) collide. As the number of satellites In Use and those no longer in operation the chances of collisions increase Currently 6,000 satellites are in orbit and about 3,000 remain operational
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2009 United States The Senate approves the stimulus package
10th February, 2009 : The Senate has voted through the economic stimulus plan that is expected to cost about $838 billion, and will be the most
expansive anti-recession effort by the United States government since World War II. The Democratic-controlled Senate
voted 61-37 to approve the measure, with few Republicans opting to back it. Congressional leaders have said they would
immediately begin to work out the differences between the Senate measures and an $820 billion version passed by the House.
2011 South Africa
South African President Announces Job Creation Fund
10th February, 2011 : President Jacob Zuma of South Africa announced
the creation of a 1.2 billion dollar fund to help with job creation in the
country. This announcement was a part of the president’s state of the
2012 United States Ann Pettway Admits to Kidnapping
10th February, 2012 : Ann Pettway admits to stealing a baby from a hospital in New York City in 1987. The victim was Carlina White who had suspected that she was not really a part of the family that she was raised in by Ann Pettway. White conducted her own investigation and put the pieces together to solve her own kidnapping case. White's birth mother insisted that Pettway spend 23 years in jail, the same amount of time her child was taken from her.
2013 Panama Drug Lord Arrested
10th February, 2013 : A Colombian drug lord whose alias was Pichi was arrested by authorities in Panama. The man is suspected of running a drug cartel called The Office and ordering the murder of several people.