On This Day in History, February 10

This International Networking Week reminds us to keep those professional connections intact. As you network, having factual information will go a long way. Therefore, we have outlined significant events that made history to help you gain vast knowledge.

  • 1927 – US President Calvin Coolidge asks for 2nd disarmament conference.
  • 1933 – Adolf Hitler proclaims end of Marxism.
  • 1942 – American chemist James Franklin Hyde was granted a patent for fused silica.
  • 1952India held its first general election: Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru remained in power.
  • 1960 – Jack Paar, the host of The Tonight Show, walked off the set in protest of censorship.
  • 1970 – An avalanche crashed down on a ski resort in Val d’Isere, France, killing 42 people.
  • 1971 – Royal Albert Hall banned scheduled concert featuring Frank Zappa.
  • 1979 – Allan Border was named 12th man for Australia, the only Test Cricket he missed.
  • 1989 -A report made on this date revealed that the Ford Motor Company made a 1988 net income of $5.88 million dollars.
  • 1990 – South African President F. W. de Klerk announced the release of Nelson Mandela.
  • 1992 – Bonnie Blair won the 1992 Olympics, 1st gold medal for the USA.
  • 1992 – Mike Tyson, was found guilty of raping Desiree Washington.
  • 1996 -IBM computer Deep Blue became the first computer to win a game of chess against a reigning (human) chess champion, Gary Kasparov.
  • 2005 – Prince Charles announced his plans to marry his long-term partner Camilla Parker Bowles.
  • 2006 – An ancient Egyptian tomb was discovered in the Valley of the Kings.
  • 2010 – South African President Jacob Zuma announced a job creation fund.
  • 2012 – Ann Pettway admits to stealing a baby from a hospital in New York City.
  • 2019 – 61st Grammy Awards: Childish Gambino, became the first rapper to win Best Song and Best Record for “This Is America”.
  • 2021 -A 17,000-year-old couch shell was discovered as the oldest known wind instrument.
  • 2021 -Astronomers confirmed the planetoid named Farfarout to be the most distant orbiting the Sun.

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