2/10/2019 12:01:00 AM Today In History - February 10
Reprinted By Permission From OnThisDay.com
Today in History in 1940 “In The Mood” by Glenn Miller hit #1; also in 1940 cartoon pair Tom & Jerry by Hanna Barbera debuted for MGM; and in 1993 Michael Jackson talked to Oprah Winfrey airing on ABC and watched by 90 million people.
Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:
60 - St Paul thought to have been shipwrecked at Malta
1720 - Edmund Halley appointed 2nd Astronomer Royal of England
1763 - Treaty of Paris ends French-Indian War, surrendering Canada to Britain
1824 - Simon Bolivar named dictator by the Congress of Peru
1879 - Henry Morton Stanley departs for the Congo
1906 - British battleship HMS Dreadnought launched after only 100 days, renders all other capital ships obsolete with revolutionary design
1940 - "In The Mood" by Glenn Miller hits #1
1940 - Tom & Jerry created by Hanna & Barbera debut by MGM
1946 - Charles "Lucky" Luciano is deported to Italy, and never returns to the United States
1993 - "Michael Jackson Talks To Oprah Winfrey" airs on ABC & drew an astounding 39.3 rating/56 share, 90 million people
1996 - IBM computer Deep Blue becomes the first computer to win a game of chess against a reigning (human) chess champion, Gary Kasparov
2005 - His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales announces engagement to Camilla Parker Bowles
1890 - Boris Pasternak, Moscow, Russian novelist/poet (Dr Zhivago, Nobel 1958)
1892 - Alan Hale, [Rufus A Mackahan], Wash DC, actor (Little John-Robin Hood)
1902 - Walter Houser Brattain, Amoy, China, American physicist (Nobel 1956-transistor)
1927 - Leontyne Mary Violet Price, Laurel Miss, opera soprano (Porgy & Bess)
1937 - Don Wilson, rock guitarist (Ventures-Walk Don't Run, Batman Theme)
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