Daily Calendar for Thursday, February 10, 2022

Born

  • Boris Pasternak(poet)–
  • Alan Hale(actor)–
  • Bill Tilden, Jr.(tennis player)–
  • Jimmy Durante(comedian)–
  • John F. Enders(scientist, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1954)–
  • Bertolt Brecht(dramatist)–
  • Lon Chaney, Jr.(actor)–
  • Leontyne Price(opera singer)–
  • Robert Wagner, Jr.(actor)–
  • Roberta Flack(singer)–
  • Adrienne Clarkson(Canadian Governor General)–
  • Mark Spitz(Olympic gold medal swimmer)–
  • Greg Norman(golfer)–
  • George Stephanopoulos(political consultant & commentator)–
  • Victor Davis(Olympic swimmer)–
  • Laura Dern(actress)–
  • Emma Roberts(actress)–
  • Makenzie Vega(actress)–

Died

  • Laura Ingalls Wilder(author)–
  • Billy Rose(composer & bandleader)–
  • Alex Haley(author)–
  • Jim Varney(actor)–
  • Retired Lt. Gen. Vernon Walters(ambassador to the UN and Germany)–
  • Arthur Miller(playwright)–
  • Roy Scheider(actor)–
  • Shirley Temple Black(actress)–

Events

  • Edmond Halley became second Astronomer Royal of England–
  • France ceded Canada to England at the Treaty of Paris, ending the French and Indian War–
  • Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom married Prince Albert of Saxe Coburg-Gotha–
  • Act of Union merged Upper and Lower Canada–
  • Showman P. T. Barnum staged the wedding of General Tom Thumb and Mercy Lavinia Warren (both little people) in New York. They had to stand on a piano to greet their guests.–
  • Alanson Crane patented a fire extinguisher system–
  • Ontario's first free public library opened, in Guelph–
  • German government informed the U.S. that after March 1, 1916, armed merchantmen would be treated as warships and attacked without warning (WW I)–
  • New Delhi became the capital of India–
  • The New York City-based Postal Telegraph Company introduced the first singing telegram–
  • The first gold record was awarded for sales of over one million copies. It was Glenn Miller's Chattanooga Choo Choo" on RCA"–
  • Arthur Miller's play Death of a Salesman premiered in NY–
  • Soviets released U.S. U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers in Berlin in exchange for convicted Soviet agent Rudolf Abel–
  • The 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, providing a contingency plan for presidential succession–
  • Peggy Fleming won an Olympic Gold medal in figure skating–
  • Arab terrorists killed 1 Israeli and wounded 11 others in an attack at the Munich, West Germany, airport–
  • 28 skiers performed backflips while holding hands, Bromont Québec–
  • Bonnie Blair became the first U.S. medal winner at the Winter Olympics in Albertville in the women's 500-meter speed skating. Also the first woman in Olympic history to win consecutive Winter Olympic gold medals–
  • Garry Kasparov began chess match against computer Deep Blue""–
  • Brett Hull scored his 700th NHL goal–
  • Ray Allen of the Boston Celtics sank his 2,561st 3-pointer, breaking the NBA record set by Reggie Miller–

Weather

  • Early morning tornado at Albany, Georgia, caused over $3 million loss–
  • Thundersnow (heavy snow accompanied by thunder and lightning) in northern New Hampshire–
  • A rare February tornado in southern Oklahoma killed at least 9 people–

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