Daily Calendar for Monday, February 10, 2025


  • 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) –


  • 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) –


  • Edmond Halley became second Astronomer Royal of England–
  • Treaty of Paris is signed, formally ending the French and Indian War –
  • 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 QuΓ©bec–
  • 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 Blueβ€β€œβ€“
  • 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–


  • 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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