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February 10th In Pop Culture History

1355 - In Oxford, England, a dispute between 2 Oxford students and a Tavern Keeper over the quality of his drinks escalated into the St Scholastica Day riot between Oxford students and locals citizens where 63 students and 30 locals were killed.

1763 - The Treaty of Paris ended the French and Indian War and France ceded Canada to England.

1840 - Queen Victoria and her cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe Coburg-Gotha, married. They had 9 children - Victoria, Bertie, Alice, Alfred, Helena, Louise, Arthur, Leopold, and Beatrice.

1863 - General Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren were married in NYC.

1870 - The YWCA (Young Women's Christian Association) was formally founded in New York City.

1897 - All The News That's Fit To Print Day - the phrase began permanantly on the front page of The New York Times.

1933 - In Round 13 of a infamous boxing match at Madison Square Garden; Primo Carnera knocked out Ernie Shaaf, killing him.

1933 - The singing telegram was introduced by the Postal Telegraph Company of New York City.

1942 - The first gold record was presented to Glenn Miller for Chattanooga Choo Choo for selling 1.2 million copies. There was no official rule set at the time to qualify.

1949 - Death of a Salesman by American playwright Arthur Miller, opened at the Morocco Theatre in New York City.

1953 - Romper Room premiered, in syndication.

1956 - My Friend Flicka debuted on CBS

1962 - Roy Lichtenstein's first solo art exhibition opened at the Castelli Gallery in NYC.

1962 - The Soviet Union exchanged captured American U2 pilot Francis Gary Powers for the Soviet spy Rudolph Ivanovich Abe with the US.

1966 - Ralph Nader, the author of Unsafe at Any Speed: The Designed-In Dangers of the American Automobile, testified before Congress for the first time about unsafe practices in the auto industry.

1968 - # 1 Hit February 10, 1968 - March 15, 1968: Paul Mauriat - Love Is Blue

1976 - Sesame Street episode #847 featured Margaret Hamilton reprising her role as the Wicked Witch of the West from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. It scared children so badly that the episode has never been re-aired.

1979 - # 1 Hit February 10, 1979 - March 9, 1979: Rod Stewart - Da Ya Think I'm Sexy

1990 - # 1 Hit February 10, 1990 - March 2, 1990: Paula Abdul & The Wild Pair - Opposites Attract

1992 - Mike Tyson was convicted in Indianapolis of raping Desiree Washington, Miss Black American contestant.

February 10, 1992 Birthday (fictional) Tyler Lockwood, Vampire Diaries, TV

1993- Oprah Winfrey interviewed Michael Jackson at his home The Neverland Ranch. It was Jackson's first televised interview since 1979.

1996 - World chess champion Gary Kasparov lost the first game of a six-game match against Deep Blue. He won three, and tied twice in the matchup.

February 10th Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Emma Roberts (1991)
Makenzie Vega (1994)
Jerry Goldsmith (1929 - 2004)
Amber Frey (1975)
Laura Dern (1967)
Robert Wagner (1930)
Jimmy Durante (1893 - 1980)
Eric Dill (1981)
Roberta Flack (1939)
Don Omar (1978)
Lon Chaney Jr. (1906)
Jimmy Durante's NOSE was insured for $50,000, a lot of money in the 1940s.
"Be nice to people on your way up because you meet them on your way down."
-Jimmy Durante

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