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TODAY IN HISTORY—FEBRUARY 10, 2020:
Elton John featuring Nigel Olsson, the Flying Burrito Brothers featuring Chris Ethridge, and Mothers of Invention:
- 60: Biblical scholars believe that the ship upon which, Paul was traveling broke apart and washed up on Malta on this date.
- 1098: The Crusaders defeated Prince Redwan of Aleppo at Antioch, Syria.
- 1676: The Wampanoag Indians under King Philip kill all men in Lancaster, Massachusetts.
- 1763: Britain, Spain, and France signed the Treaty of Paris, ending the Seven Years’ War (also known as the French and Indian War in North America).
- 1824: The Congress of Peru appointed Simon Bolivar dictator of Peru.
- 1840: Britain’s Queen Victoria married Prince Albert of Saxe-Colburg and Gotha.
- 1841: Under an Act of Union, passed by the British Parliament on this date, it proclaimed that both Upper and Lower Canada to be a unified entity.
- 1846: Beginning their ‘exodus,’ members of the Church of Latter-day Saints commence heading west from Illinois.
- 1855: The United States Congress amends S. Citizenship laws to include ALL children born abroad to AMERICAN parents. This means that children born to illegal aliens are NOT citizens of the country and must be deported with their illegal alien parents. Why does the United States not enforce this law today?
- 1863: Showman T. Barnum staged the wedding of General Tom Thumb and Mercy Lavinia Warren—both little people—in New York City. Elsewhere, Alanson Crane received a patent for the fire extinguisher.
- 1870: The YWCA underwent founding in New York City. Elsewhere, the city of Anaheim, California, underwent incorporation for the first time.
- 1879: Henry Morton Stanley departs England for the Cong Elsewhere, its creators used the electric arc light for the first time.
- 1890: After the Sioux Indian nation ‘cedes’ 11 million acres of land to the U.S. government, it opens for settlement by settlers.
- 1897: The New York Times begins using the slogan, “All the news that’s fit to print.”
- 1899: After President McKinley signs the treaty ending the war with Spain, the United States acquired both Guam and Puerto Rico.
- 1904: Russia and Japan officially declare war on one another after a Japanese sneak attack on the Russian fleet at Port Arthur severely damages seven of their capital ships.
- 1906: The British government proclaims a state of siege in the Zululand in South Africa due to the uprising of the Zulu Tribe against their colonial overlords. Meanwhile, the British launch the largest modern battleship to date, the HMS Dreadnought.
- 1908: Tommy Burns knocks out Jack Palmer in four rounds to claim the heavyweight boxing title of the world.
- 1920: Major League Baseball representatives outlawed pitches that involve tampering with the ball.
- 1925: At Michigan City, Indiana, construction workers put into service the first waterless gas storage tank.
- 1933: The Postal Telegram Company in New York introduced the first singing telegram. Meanwhile, German Fuhrer Adolf Hitler declares an “end to Marxism” in the nation.
- 1935: The Pennsylvania Railroad began passenger service with its electric locomotive. The engine was 79.5-feet long and weighed 230 tons.
- 1936: Nazi Germany’s Reichstag passed a law investing the Gestapo secret police with absolute authority, exempt from any legal review.
- 1942: The former French liner Normandie capsized in New York Harbor a day after it caught fire while being refitted for the U.S. Navy. RCA Victor presented Glenn Miller and his Orchestra with a “gold record” for their recording of “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” which had sold more than 1 million copies.
- 1943: During World War II, the British 8th Army sweeps through North Africa all the way to Tunisia, pursuing the remaining Axis troops before them.
- 1947: The treaties ending World War II are signed on this date. Meanwhile, future famed bassist who worked for numerous bands as well as helped found the Flying Burrito Brothers—Chris Ethridge—is born on this date.
- 1949: Arthur Miller’s play “Death of a Salesman” opened at Broadway’s Morosco Theater with Lee J. Cobb as Willy Loman. Nigel Olsson, future drummer with the Spencer Davis Group in 1969 and then with Elton John to the present was born in England on this date.
- 1961: The American Football League’s Los Angeles Chargers move to San Diego.
- 1962: The Soviet Union exchanged captured American U-2 pilot, Francis Gary Powers for Rudolf Abel, a Soviet spy held by the United States. Republican George W. Romney announced his ultimately successful candidacy for governor of Michigan.
- 1967: The 25th Amendment to the Constitution, dealing with presidential disability and succession, underwent ratification as Minnesota and Nevada adopted it. The amendment required the appointment of a vice president when that office became vacant and instituted new measures in the event of presidential disability.
- 1968: U.S. figure skater Peggy Fleming won America’s only gold medal of the Winter Games in Grenoble, France. Gabriele Seyfert of East Germany earned the silver medal and Hana Maskova of Czechoslovakia won the bronze.
- 1971: The Royal Albert Hall in London cancels a concert by Frank Zappa and the Mothers.
- 1974: Silver hits a record $4.71 an ounce in London.
- 1975: The U.S. Post Office issued a commemorative stamp featuring NASA’s Pioneer 10 spacecraft.
- 1981: When a busboy set a fire at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel, the fire spread and eight people died in the conflagration.
- 1989: Ron Brown became the first African American to head a major U.S. political party when Democrats elected him chairman of the Democratic National Committee, aka the DNC.
- 1990: Buster Douglas knocked out Mike Tyson in 10 rounds to win the heavyweight title on this date. Meanwhile, South African President F.W. de Klerk announced that black activist Nelson Mandela would be released the next day after 27 years in captivity.
- 1991: Lithuania votes for independence from the USSR on this date.
- 1992: Boxer Mike Tyson was convicted in Indianapolis of raping Desiree Washington, a Miss Black America contestant. He served three years in prison. Meanwhile, author Alex Haley died in Seattle at age 70.
- 1997: The O.J. Simpson jury reaches a decision on the $25 million in punitive damaged in the civil trial over the murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Simpson Brown and her friend Ron Goldman. Elsewhere, the U.S. Army suspended its top-ranking enlisted soldier, Army Sgt. Major Gene McKinney following allegations of sexual misconduct. A court convicted him obstruction of justice and acquitted him of 18 other counts alleging sexual harassment of six military women.
- 1998: The U.S. Senate confirmed David Satcher as the surgeon general of the United States on this date. Elsewhere, a college dropout became the first person convicted of hate crimes in cyberspace after he emailed threats to Asian students.
- 2003: A Chinese court convicted U.S.-based dissident Wang Bingzhang on spying and terrorism charges and sentenced him to life in prison. President Richard Nixon’s press secretary, Ron Ziegler, died in Coronado, California, at age 63.
- 2004: The White House, trying to end doubts about President George W. Bush’s Vietnam-era military service, released documents it said proved he had met his requirements in the Texas Air National Guard. Democrat John F. Kerry won the Virginia and Tennessee Democratic primaries.
- 2005: North Korea announces it has nuclear weapons. The hermit kingdom also rejected attempts to restart disarmament talks soon claiming that it needed the weapons as protection against an increasingly hostile United States. Elsewhere, in Roxbury, Connecticut, playwright Arthur Miller died on the 56th anniversary of the Broadway opening of “Death of a Salesman.” He was 89.
- 2009: When Russian and American satellites collide over Siberia, a great amount of space debris occurs; this was the first time an event of this nature occurred. Meanwhile, the U.S. Senate approved President Barack Obama’s giant stimulus measure. Elsewhere in the world, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni’s centrist Kadima Party narrowly won the most seats in Israel’s 120-member parliament. However, it was Benjamin Netanyahu who ended up forming the new Israeli government.
- 2011: When the United States denied Cuba’s request for a fiber-optic cable to help speed up the island nation’s Internet, Venezuela stepped in and the cable arrived on this date from the South American socialist country.
- 2012: Called an outrage by critics, a children’s story by famed author, James Joyce, “The Cats of Copenhagen,” undergoes publication in Dublin, Ireland.
- 2014: For the first time in U.S. history, millionaires make up most of Congress in 2012. The Center for Responsive Politics study that reveals of the 534 members, 268 of them had incomes of $1 million or more.
- 2015: U.S. President Barack Obama seeks Congressional approval for additional force in the fight against ISIS. The fight launched by Obama commenced without Congressional authority leading many critics to claim that Obama is exceeding the limits of his authority.
- 2016: Blaming an El Nino-caused drought, the Venezuelan government orders 100 malls to close early so as to conserve electricity. The reason the nation has no electricity is because of the sham of socialism.
- 2019: The Catholic Church breathes a sigh of relief as an investigation into the U.S. Southern Baptist Church implicates 400 members with more than 700 victims. Meanwhile, a study conducted around the world claims that insect populations worldwide are collapsing which could lead to a ‘catastrophic collapse of the world’s ecosystems,’ what with a 40% decline and a 30% on the endangered list. Finally, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar, Democrat, announces her presidential run.
- 2020: The New Hampshire primary occurs on this date and it appears that the battle is between Princess Pete and Commie Bernie with the Schnozz, Amy Klobuchar hanging in third place although no one knows for sure at this time. Joe Biden, however, has already bolted for South Carolina, demonstrating he knows he is going to lose here, too. Meanwhile, an audio tape of Mike Bloomberg speaking from six years ago about busting minorities and sending them to jail for pot possession hits the scene. My, my, my!
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