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The Almanac for February 10, the 41st day of 2018


UPI News Service, 02/10/2018 

Today is Saturday, Feb. 10, the 41st day of 2018 with 324 to follow.

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The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Saturn. Evening stars are Neptune, Uranus and Venus.

Those born on this date are under the sign of Aquarius. They include essayist Charles Lamb in 1775; Russian author Boris Pasternak in 1890; entertainer Jimmy Durante in 1893; German dramatist Bertolt Brecht in 1898; actor Lon Chaney Jr. in 1906; Nobel Peace Prize laureate Georges Pire in 1910; operatic soprano Leontyne Price in 1927 (age 91); actor Robert Wagner in 1930 (age 88); singer Roberta Flack in 1937 (age 81); Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer Mark Spitz in 1950 (age 68); golfer Greg Norman in 1955 (age 63); television commentator and host George Stephanopoulos in 1961 (age 57); political commentator Glenn Beck in 1964 (age 54); actor Laura Dern in 1967 (age 51); actor Elizabeth Banks in 1974 (age 44); actor Uzo Aduba in 1981 (age 37); actor Emma Roberts in 1991 (age 27); actor Chloe Grace Moretz in 1997 (age 21); actor Tiffany Espensen in 1999 (age 19); actor Yara Shahidi in 2000 (age 18).

 

On this date in history:

In 1763, the Treaty of Paris ended the Seven Years' War between Britain and Spain and also the French and Indian War, with France ceding Quebec to Great Britain.

In 1870, the Young Women's Christian Association was founded in New York.

In 1897, the slogan "All The News That's Fit To Print" first appeared on Page One of The New York Times.

In 1931, New Delhi was made the capital of India.

In 1962, captured U-2 spy plane pilot Francis Gary Powers was returned to the United States by Russia in exchange for Soviet spy Rudolf Abel.

In 1964, 82 Australian sailors died when an aircraft carrier and a destroyer collided off New South Wales, Australia.

In 1992, an Indianapolis jury convicted former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson in the rape of a beauty pageant contestant. Tyson was sentenced to six years in prison and released after three.

In 1996, a computer -- IBM's Deep Blue -- won a game against world champion chess player Garry Kasparov. But Kasparov won three games and drew two others in winning the overall match with Deep Blue.

In 2005, Prince Charles, Britain's heir to the throne, announced plans to marry longtime companion Camilla Parker Bowles. Their wedding was on April 9.

In 2006, the Winter Olympic Games opened in Turin -- also called Torino -- Italy. It was Luciano Pavarotti's final performance.

In 2007, U.S. Army Lt. Gen. David Petraeus assumed control of the U.S. forces in Iraq at a ceremony in Baghdad. He described his new job as "hard but not hopeless."

In 2011, a 14-year-old suicide bomber in a school uniform attacked an army parade ground in Pakistan, killing at least 27 soldiers and injuring more than 40 others.

In 2013, the northeastern United States was digging out from a monster snowstorm that killed nine people and left at least 400,000 households without power.

In 2014, Shirley Temple Black, who was often called the most famous child star in history (movies Little Miss Marker and Bright Eyes, and songs "On the Good Ship Lollipop" and "Animal Crackers in My Soup") died at her home in Woodside, Calif. She was 85.

In 2016, businesswoman Carly Fiorina and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie suspended their campaigns for the Republican nomination to be president.

A thought for the day: "We all have dreams, but in order to make dreams come into reality it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort." -- Jesse Owens



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