What happened today in history?
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February 10

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
1999A federal judge orders American Airlines pilots back to work after their sickout grounds 2500 flights, stranding 200,000 travelers and crippling cargo carriers.
1992Roots author Alex Haley dies in Seattle at age 71.
1990South African President F.W. de Klerk announces that Nelson Mandela, the black activist imprisoned for 27 years, will be released the next day.
1989The Democratic National Committee elects Ron Brown as chair, making him the first African-American to head a major political party.
1981A fire at the Las Vegas Hilton claims eight lives, and injures nearly 200, at this popular hotel-casino.

The Beatles: Sergeant Pepper (Capitol Records)
The Beatles invite 40 studio musicians to record the orchestra track for A Day In The Life, a song that will ultimately appear on their Sergeant Pepper album, at EMI Studios in London.
(photo credit: Capitol Records)

1962Captured American U-2 spy plane pilot Francis Gary Powers is released by the USSR in exchange for a Soviet spy held by the US.
1949The Arthur Miller play, Death of a Salesman, starring Lee J. Cobb and Arthur Kennedy, makes its Broadway debut.
1933Singing telegrams were introduced in the US by the Postal Telegraph Company of New York.
1899 Herbert Hoover (31st US president, 1929-33), marries Lou Henry.
1840Queen Victoria of England marries Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.
1763  The French and Indian War ends with signing of the Treaty of Paris. As part of the treaty, Canada is ceded to England by the French.

Born today:

1967  Laura Dern - actress

1961  George Stephanopoulos - ABC news political analyst

1955  Greg Norman - golfer

1950  Mark Spitz - swimmer (Olympic gold medalist)

1946  Donovan - folk singer

1940  Jimmy Merchant - singer (Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers)

1939  Roberta Flack - singer

1937  Don Wilson - guitarist (The Ventures)

1930  Robert Wagner - actor

1929  Jerry Goldsmith - composer (Academy award winner)

1905  Lon Chaney, Jr. - actor

1893  Jimmy Durante - actor, comedian

1890  Boris Pasternak - poet, author


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