« Gourmets of the Sky | Main | This Day In History: Feb. 11 »

This Day In History: Feb. 10

This Day in History

1763: A peace treaty is signed ending the French and Indian War , with France losing Canada and the Midwest.
1899: Pres. William McKinley signs the Treaty of Paris, officially ending the Spanish-American War .
1967: The 25th Amendment , providing for presidential succession in the event of disability or illness, is ratified.
1997: O. J. Simpson is ordered by a civil jury to pay $12.5 million in punitive damages each to the families of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
2000: The PKK, a Kurdish revolutionary group, announces an end to a 15-year insurrection against the Turkish government which resulted in 30,000 deaths.

Today's Birthdays

1868: William Allen White, journalist/editor (Emporia, KS; died 1944)
1890: Boris Pasternak, novelist/poet (Moscow, Russia; died 1960)
1893: Jimmy Durante, comedian (New York, NY; died 1980)
1898: Dame Judith Anderson, actress (Adelaide, Australia; died 1992). Bertolt Brecht, playwright (Augsburg, Germany; died 1956):
1927: Leontyne Price, opera singer (Laurel, MS)
1930: Robert Wagner, actor (Detroit, MI)
1939: Roberta Flack, singer (Black Mountain, NC)
1946: Donovan (Leitch), singer/songwriter (Glasgow, Scotland)
1950: Mark Spitz, Olympic champion swimmer (Modesto, CA)
1955: Greg Norman, golfer (Melbourne, Australia)
1961: George Stephanopoulos, TV commentator and former presidential adviser (Fall River, MA)
1976: Lance Berkman, baseball player (Waco, TX)

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.worldalmanac.com/wablogadmin/mt-tb.cgi/250

Post a comment

(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)

About

This page contains a single entry from the blog posted on February 10, 2007 7:30 AM.

The previous post in this blog was Gourmets of the Sky.

The next post in this blog is This Day In History: Feb. 11.

Many more can be found on the main index page or by looking through the archives.

Creative Commons License
This weblog is licensed under a Creative Commons License.