On This Day In History, 10 February


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World Events Today

  • The Italian born crime boss Charles “Lucky” Luciano, under deportation orders, left the United States for the last time today in 1946
  • Following the end of World War II, the Paris Peace Treaties were signed today in 1947
  • The American boxer Mike Tyson, was convicted of raping Desiree Washington today in 1992, he was later sentenced to 6 years and served 3 of them

Entertainment Events Today

  • The cartoon classic duo Tom and Jerry, made their screen debut today in 1940
  • The famous Oprah Winfrey interview with Michael Jackson aired today in 1993, the 90 minute long program attracted an estimated 100 million viewers
  • The Italian operatic tenor Luciano Pavarotti, sang Nessun Dorma in his last ever performance today in 2006, it was at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Turin, Italy

Family Events Today

  • Queen Victoria, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, married her cousin Albert today in 1840
  • The engagement of Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles was announced today in 2005, they married in April the same year
  • The curly haired American child actress, singer and dancer, Shirley Temple, died today in 2014 aged 85

Main Event Today

  • The match where the World chess champion Garry Kasparov beat the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue started today in 1996, the following year Big Blue won the rematch

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Umbrella Day

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