February 10

Scott Winters, Realtor

A quick look at Today in History, check out some Celebrity Birthdays, and find out what Days of the Year to celebrate.



1763 – The Treaty of Paris was signed, transferring Michigan from France to England.

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 performed the 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”.

1957 – The Stryrofoam cooler was invented.

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 that was broadcast worldwide, Jackson claimed that he has a disorder that destroys the pigmentation of the skin and that he had had very little plastic surgery. It was the most watched interview of all time.

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.

2014 – Belle Isle became the 102nd Michigan State Park.

2016 – Michigan Technological University set three world records in one day. First, 3,784 people gathered for the world’s biggest snowball fight. That was followed by all the people making snow angels to set another record. The day was capped off by creating the world’s largest snowball with a circumference of 21 feet, 3 inches.



Leontyne Price – 97 years old (1927) – Soprano

Robert Wagner – 94 years old (1930) – Actor (TV’s “Hart to Hart”, “Switch”, “It Takes a Thief”, the “Austin Powers” movies). Born in Detroit, MI.

James Edward Maceo West – 93 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 – 87 years old (1937) – Singer (“The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”, “Killing Me Softly with His Song”, “Feel Like Makin’ Love”)

Mark Spitz – 74 years old (1950) – Olympic gold-medal swimmer

Greg Norman – 69 years old (1955) – Golfer

Lionel Cartwright – 64 years old (1960) – Singer (“Leap of Faith”)

George Stephanopoulos – 63 years old (1961) – Broadcast journalist (TV’s “Good Morning America”, “This Week”)

Laura Dern – 57 years old (1967) – Actress (“Wild”, “The Fault in Our Stars”, “Jurassic Park”, “Citizen Ruth”, “Wild at Heart”, “Blue Velvet”, TV’s “Enlightened”)

Dude Mowrey – 52 years old (1972) – Singer

Elizabeth Banks – 50 years old (1974) – Actress (“Love & Mercy”, the “Hunger Games” and “SpiderMan” series, “Pitch Perfect”, “Invincible”, “W.”, “The 40 Year Old Virgin”, “Seabiscuit”)

Emma Roberts – 33 years old (1991) – Singer, actress (“Valentine’s Day”, “Hotel for Dogs”, “Nancy Drew”, TV’s “Unfabulous”)

Chloë Grace Moretz – 27 years old (1997) – Actress (“Hugo”, “Kick-Ass”, “Kick-Ass 2”, “Laggies”, “If I Stay”, “The Amityville Horror”)



Chinese New Year

National Cream Cheese Brownie Day

National Home Warranty Day

National Umbrella Day

Plimsoll Day

Teddy Day


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