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 : 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 upheaval that characterized the 1960s
1970 : An avalanche crashes down on a ski resort in Val d'Isere, France, killing 42 people, mostly young skiers.
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 : 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.
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 : Glenn Miller wins a Gold Disc for the single, "Chattanooga Choo Choo." He's the first person to win this award.
Celebrating Birthdays Today
Born: Roberta Flack 10th February 1937 Black Mountain, North Carolina, United States
Known For : Roberta Flack is best known as an American Female Singer / Songwriter who had a number of hits including Killing Me Softly with His Song", and "Feel Like Makin' Love",. She has had 3 number 1 singles in the U.S. Pop charts. Todays Video is Roberta Flack's recording of "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" , this single won her the Grammy Record of the Year in 1973
Born: Mark Andrew Spitz 10th February 1950 Los Angeles, California
Known For : Mark Spitz is a former world class American Swimming champion who won a record seven Olympic gold medals at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich (West Germany), To make the feat even more unique he set new world record in each of the seven events. In 2008 his record 7 Olympic Gold Medals was beaten by Michael Phelps.
1952 : The Congress Party of India, led by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, wins an outright victory in the country's first general election.
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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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.
From 1980s Ladies Fashions Page
Description : Pullover 1-piece style features horizontal striping with a diagonally striped insert on the front of the bodice. Three-button and loop closing on the shoulder with long sleeves. Has an elasticized waist with black patent-look buckled belt. Skirt has side slit.
Description : A dress that makes heads turn and hearts sigh. Two piece, cut-out sleeveless dress has softly draped and shirred turtleneck with top back slit and back button closure. Elastic waist, shirred self-covered cummerbund with back button closure. Soft, gathered skirt. Cocoon-style jacket has self-covered shoulder pads, button cuffs. Pale pink.
From 1960s Food Prices Page
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 : Prince Charles announces he will marry his long-term partner Camilla Parker Bowles on April 8th
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 : 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 : 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 : 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 increase, the chances of collisions increase. Currently 6,000 satellites are in orbit and about 3,000 remain operational.
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 : 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 nation address.
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 : 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.
2014 : In an effort to quell unrest and incorporate more regions of the country into the government, Yemen has rewritten its constitution to make itself in to a federation of six different regions. The constitution with the change would become permanent if passed in a referendum.
Hot Wheels Spiral Speedway
Hot Wheel Spiral Speedway has an elevated spiral track that climbs to a height of one and a half feet to provide excitement of vertical racing. Includes the Hot Ones Hot Bird and White Porsche, power wheels, booster, starting gate, access, even a working grease track.
From 1962 Toys Page