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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 10, 2020

On Feb. 10, 1964, 82 Australian sailors died when an aircraft carrier and a destroyer collided off New South Wales, Australia.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 10, 2020
Aerial starboard side view of the Royal Australian Navy aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne (R21) and the destroyers HMAS Vendetta (D08) and HMAS Voyager (D04) underway, circa in 1959. On February 10, 1964, 82 Australian sailors died when the Melbourne and the Voyager collided off New South Wales, Australia. File Photo courtesy of the Australian armed forces

Today is Monday, Feb. 10, the 41st day of 2020 with 325 to follow.

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

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Those born on this date are under the sign of Aquarius. They include French mathematician Pierre Bouguer in 1698; essayist Charles Lamb in 1775; Russian author Boris Pasternak in 1890; entertainer Jimmy Durante in 1893; German dramatist Bertolt Brecht in 1898; actor Lon Chaney Jr. in 1906; Nobel Peace Prize laureate Georges Pire in 1910; operatic soprano Leontyne Price in 1927 (age 93); actor Robert Wagner in 1930 (age 90); singer Roberta Flack in 1937 (age 83); Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer Mark Spitz in 1950 (age 70); golfer Greg Norman in 1955 (age 65); television commentator/host George Stephanopoulos in 1961 (age 59); political commentator Glenn Beck in 1964 (age 56); actor Laura Dern in 1967 (age 53); actor Elizabeth Banks in 1974 (age 46); actor Stephanie Beatriz in 1981 (age 39); actor Uzo Aduba in 1981 (age 39); actor Trevante Rhodes in 1990 (age 30); actor Emma Roberts in 1991 (age 29); actor Chloe Grace Moretz in 1997 (age 23); actor Tiffany Espensen in 1999 (age 21); actor Yara Shahidi in 2000 (age 20).

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On this date in history:

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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.

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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.

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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 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 2019, Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota officially announced her plans to run for president in the 2020 election.


A thought for the day: "It has often been said that power corrupts. But it is perhaps equally important to realize that weakness, too, corrupts. Power corrupts the few, while weakness corrupts the many. Hatred, malice, rudeness, intolerance and suspicion are the faults of weakness." -- American philosopher Eric Hoffer

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