February 10

TODAY IN HISTORY:

1863 – Alanson Crane patented the fire extinguisher.

1870 – The YWCA was founded in New York, NY.

1879 – The electric arc light was used for the first time.

1920 – Major League Baseball outlawed pitches that involve tampering with the baseball.

1922 – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra gave the first nation’s first complete radio concert.

1923 – Ink paste was manufactured for the first time by the Standard Ink Company.

1933 – The singing telegram was introduced by the Postal Telegraph Company of New York, NY.

1942 – The first gold record was presented to Glenn Miller for “Chattanooga Choo Choo”.

1967 – The 25th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified. The amendment required the appointment of a Vice President when that office became vacant and instituted new measures in the event of Presidential disability.

1975 – The U.S. Post Office issued a commemorative stamp that featured NASA’s Pioneer 10 spacecraft.

1981 – A fire at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel-casino killed eight people and injured 198.

1989 – Ron Brown was elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee becoming the first African American to lead a major political party.

1992 – Mike Tyson was convicted in Indianapolis, IN, of raping Desiree Washington, a Miss Black American contestant in 1991.

1993 – Lew Chamberlain announced minor league baseball would play in Grand Rapids beginning in 1994. The team would be called “The West Michigan Whitecaps”.

1993 – Michael Jackson granted his first interview in 15 years to Oprah Winfrey. During the interview, Jackson claimed that he has a disorder that destroys the pigmentation of the skin and that he had had very little plastic surgery.

1996 – The IBM supercomputer Deep Blue defeated Garry Kasparov in chess for the first time.

1998 – A man became the first to be convicted of committing a hate crime in cyberspace. The college dropout had e-mailed threats to Asian students.

2009 – Amazon announced the Kindle 2.

2011 – Lindsay Lohan appeared before a judge in Los Angeles, CA, after being charged with felony grand theft for allegedly stealing a $2500 necklace from a Venice, CA, jewelry store.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Leontyne Price – 91 years old (1927) – Soprano

Robert Wagner – 88 years old (1930) – Actor (TV’s “Hart to Hart”, “Switch”, “It Takes a Thief”, the “Austin Powers” movies) Born in Detroit, MI.

James E. West – 87 years old (1931) – Inventor (Holds over 250 foreign and U.S. patents for the production and design of microphones and techniques for creating polymer foil electrets)

Roberta Flack – 81 years old (1937) – Singer (“The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”, “Killing Me Softly with His Song”, “Feel Like Makin’ Love”)

Mark Spitz – 68 years old (1950) – Olympic gold-medal swimmer

Greg Norman – 63 years old (1955) – Golfer

Lionel Cartwright – 58 years old (1960) – Singer (“Leap of Faith”)

George Stephanopoulos – 57 years old (1961) – Broadcast journalist (TV’s “Good Morning America”, “This Week”)

Laura Dern – 51 years old (1967) – Actress (“Wild”, “The Fault in Our Stars”, “Jurassic Park”, “Citizen Ruth”, “Wild at Heart”, “Blue Velvet”, TV’s “Enlightened”)

Dude Mowrey – 46 years old (1972) – Singer

Elizabeth Banks – 44 years old (1974) – Actress (“Love & Mercy”, the “Hunger Games” and “SpiderMan” series, “Pitch Perfect”, “Invincible”, “W.”, “The 40 Year Old Virgin”, “Seabiscuit”)

Emma Roberts – 27 years old (1991) – Singer, actress (“Valentine’s Day”, “Hotel for Dogs”, “Nancy Drew”, TV’s “Unfabulous”)

Chloë Grace Moretz – 21 years old (1997) – Actress (“Hugo”, “Kick-Ass”, “Kick-Ass 2”, “Laggies”, “If I Stay”, “The Amityville Horror”)

 

TODAY IS:

Cream Cheese Brownie Day

Plimsoll Day

Umbrella Day

 

For additional information check out websites like: www.on-this-day.comwww.born-today.com, www.famousbirthdays.com, and www.daysoftheyear.com.

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1 Comment

  1. Donald Laman
    February 10, 2017 - 9:27 am

    Thanks for the info,I will share it with a couple people at work,we have the same bday…thanks again Scott

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