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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

Captured U-2 pilot Gary Powers returned to United States from Soviet Union, Prince Charles announces intention to marry longtime companion Camilla Parker Bowles ... on this date in history.
By United Press International   |   Feb. 10, 2016 at 7:44 AM
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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 10, the 41st day of 2016 with 325 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mercury and Venus. Evening stars are Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune.


Those born on this date are under the sign of Aquarius. They include essayist Charles Lamb in 1775; journalist William Allen White in 1868; Russian author Boris Pasternak in 1890; entertainer Jimmy Durante in 1893; tennis player Bill Tilden in 1893; German dramatist Bertolt Brecht in 1898; actor Judith Anderson in 1897; actor Lon Chaney Jr. in 1906; Nobel Peace Prize laureate Georges Pire in 1910; operatic soprano Leontyne Price in 1927 (age 89); actor Robert Wagner in 1930 (age 86); singer Roberta Flack in 1937 (age 79); Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer Mark Spitz in 1950 (age 66); golfer Greg Norman in 1955 (age 61); television commentator and host George Stephanopoulos in 1961 (age 55); political commentator Glenn Beck in 1964 (age 52); actor Laura Dern in 1967 (age 49); actor Elizabeth Banks in 1974 (age 42); actor Emma Roberts in 1991 (age 25); actor Chloë Grace Moretz in 1997 (age 19).


On this date in history:

In 1763, the Treaty of Paris ended the Seven Years' War between Britain and Spain and also the French and Indian War, with France ceding Quebec to Great Britain.

In 1870, the Young Women's Christian Association was founded in New York.

In 1897, the slogan "All The News That's Fit To Print" first appeared on Page One of The New York Times.

In 1931, New Delhi was made the capital of India.

In 1962, captured U-2 spy plane pilot Francis Gary Powers was returned to the United States by Russia in exchange for Soviet spy Rudolf Abel.

In 1964, 82 Australian sailors died when an aircraft carrier and a destroyer collided off New South Wales, Australia.

In 1992, an Indianapolis jury convicted former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson in the rape of a beauty pageant contestant. Tyson was sentenced to six years in prison and released after three.

In 1996, a computer -- IBM's Deep Blue -- won a game against world champion chess player Garry Kasparov. But Kasparov won three games and drew two others in winning the overall match with Deep Blue.

In 2005, Prince Charles, Britain's heir to the throne, announced plans to marry longtime companion Camilla Parker Bowles. Their wedding was on April 9.

In 2006, the Winter Olympic Games opened in Turin -- also called Torino -- Italy.

In 2007, U.S. Army Lt. Gen. David Petraeus assumed control of the U.S. forces in Iraq at a ceremony in Baghdad. He described his new job as "hard but not hopeless."

In 2008, U.S. military officials filed capital charges against six al-Qaida members for their roles in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. The admitted mastermind, Khalid Sheik Mohammed, and the others were detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

In 2011, a 14-year-old suicide bomber in a school uniform attacked an army parade ground in Pakistan, killing at least 27 soldiers and injuring more than 40 others.

In 2013, the northeastern United States was digging out from a monster snowstorm that killed nine people and left at least 400,000 households without power.

In 2014, Shirley Temple Black, who was often called the most famous child star in history (movies Little Miss Marker and Bright Eyes, and songs "On the Good Ship Lollipop" and "Animal Crackers in My Soup") died at her home in Woodside, Calif. She was 85.


A thought for the day: "We all have dreams, but in order to make dreams come into reality it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort." -- Jesse Owens

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