February 10 in Pop Culture History
1763 – The Treaty of Paris ended the French and Indian War and France ceded Canada to England.
1840 – Queen Victoria and her cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe Coburg-Gotha, married. They had 9 children – Victoria, Bertie, Alice, Alfred, Helena, Louise, Arthur, Leopold, and Beatrice.
1863 – General Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren were married in NYC.
1870 – The YWCA (Young Women’s Christian Association) was formally founded in New York City.
1897 – All The News That’s Fit To Print Day – the phrase began permanently on the front page of The New York Times.
1933 – In Round 13 of a infamous boxing match at Madison Square Garden; Primo Carnera knocked out Ernie Shaaf, killing him.
1933 – The singing telegram was introduced by the Postal Telegraph Company of New York City.
1942 – The first gold record was presented to Glenn Miller for Chattanooga Choo Choo for selling 1.2 million copies. There was no official rule set at the time to qualify.
1949 – Death of a Salesman by American playwright Arthur Miller, opened at the Morocco Theatre in New York City.
1953 – Romper Room premiered, in syndication.
1956 – My Friend Flicka debuted on CBS
1962 – Roy Lichtenstein’s first solo art exhibition opened at the Castelli Gallery in NYC.
1962 – The Soviet Union exchanged captured American U2 pilot Francis Gary Powers for the Soviet spy Rudolph Ivanovich Abe with the US.
1966 – Ralph Nader, the author of Unsafe at Any Speed: The Designed-In Dangers of the American Automobile, testified before Congress for the first time about unsafe practices in the auto industry.
1968 – # 1 Hit February 10, 1968 – March 15, 1968: Paul Mauriat – Love Is Blue
1979 – # 1 Hit February 10, 1979 – March 9, 1979: Rod Stewart – Da Ya Think I’m Sexy
1990 – # 1 Hit February 10, 1990 – March 2, 1990: Paula Abdul & The Wild Pair – Opposites Attract
1992 – Mike Tyson was convicted in Indianapolis of raping Desiree Washington, Miss Black American contestant.
1993- Oprah Winfrey interviewed Michael Jackson at his home The Neverland Ranch. It was Jackson’s first televised interview since 1979.
1996 – World chess champion Gary Kasparov lost the first game of a six-game match against Deep Blue. He won three, and tied twice in the matchup.