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today is saturday, Feb. 10, the 41st day oF
2018. there are 324 days leFt in the year.
today’s highlight in history: convicted in Indianapolis of raping
on Feb. 10, 1968, U.S. figure Desiree Washington, a Miss Black

America contestant. (Tyson served
three years in prison.) Author Alex
Haley died in Seattle at age 70.
in 2005, playwright Arthur
Miller died in Roxbury,
Connecticut, at age 89 on the
56th anniversary of the Broadway
opening of “Death of a Salesman.”
ten years ago: Democratic
on this date:
presidential hopeful Hillary
in 1763, Britain, Spain and
France signed the Treaty of Paris, Rodham Clinton replaced
ending the Seven Years’ War (also campaign manager Patti Solis
known as the French and Indian Doyle with longtime aide Maggie
Williams. Barack Obama defeated
War in North America).
in 1840, Britain’s Queen Victoria Clinton in the Maine Democratic
presidential caucuses. The NFC
married Prince Albert of Saxedefeated the AFC 42-30 in the
Coburg and Gotha.
Pro Bowl. Amy Winehouse won
in 1936, Nazi Germany’s
Reichstag passed a law investing five Grammys, including record
and
song of the year for “Rehab.”
the Gestapo secret police with
Death claimed actor Roy Scheider,
absolute authority exempt from
75; lounge rocker Freddie Bell, 76;
any legal review.
and “Howard the Duck” creator
in 1942, RCA Victor presented Steve Gerber, 60.
Glenn Miller and his Orchestra with
a “gold record” for their recording Five years ago: Joe Paterno’s
of “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” which family released its response to
had sold more than 1 million copies. Penn State’s report on the Jerry
Sandusky scandal, attacking Louis
in 1949, Arthur Miller’s play
“Death of a Salesman” opened at Freeh’s conclusion that the coach
Broadway’s Morosco Theater with hid sex abuse allegations against
his longtime assistant. Marine Gen.
Lee J. Cobb as Willy Loman.
Joseph Dunford took charge of U.S.
in 1959, a major tornado tore
and NATO forces in Afghanistan.
through the St. Louis area, killing 21 At the Grammy Awards, Fun. won
people and causing heavy damage. song of the year for “We Are Young”;
in 1962, the Soviet Union
Gotye’s “Somebody I Used to Know”
exchanged captured American
picked up record of the year.
U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers for one year ago: President
Rudolf Abel, a Soviet spy held by
Donald Trump, fresh off patching
the United States.
up ties with China, reassured
in 1966, the Jacqueline Susann Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo
novel “Valley of the Dolls” was
Abe at the White House that the
published by Bernard Geis
U.S. would defend its close ally.
Associates.
Retired Lt. Gen. Harold G. “Hal”
in 1967, the 25th Amendment Moore, the American hero known
to the U.S. Constitution, dealing for saving most of his men in the
with presidential disability
1965 Battle of Ia Drang during
and succession, was ratified as
the Vietnam War, died in Auburn,
Minnesota and Nevada adopted it. Alabama, at age 94. Billionaire
in 1981, eight people were killed businessman Mike Ilitch, who
when a fire set by a busboy broke founded the Little Caesars pizza
out at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel- empire before buying the Detroit
casino.
Red Wings and the Detroit Tigers,
in 1992, boxer Mike Tyson was died at age 87.
skater Peggy Fleming, 19, won
America’s only gold medal of
the Winter Olympic Games in
Grenoble, France, in the ladies’
singles event. (Gabriele Seyfert
of East Germany earned the
silver medal, Hana Maskova of
Czechoslovakia, the bronze.)

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