Today in History for 10th February 2020

Historical Events

1525 – Albert of Prussia pledges a personal oath to Sigismund I and is invested with the duchy for himself and his heirs
1961 – AFL’s LA Chargers move to San Diego
1963 – US male Figure Skating championship won by Thomas Litz
1989 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1992 – Bonnie Blair wins 1992 Olympics 1st gold medal for USA
2005 – His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales announces engagement to Camilla Parker Bowles

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Famous Birthdays

1821 – William Read Scurry, (Confederate Army Brigadier General, (d. 1864))
1884 – Herbert Hordern, cricketer (pioneering leggie for Aust and Philadelphia)
1890 – Boris Pasternak, Russian novelist and poet (Doctor Zhivago, Nobel 1958), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1960)
1898 – Judith Anderson [Frances Margaret Anderson], Australian actress (Laura, Rebecca, Tycoon), born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 1992)
1927 – Nigel Bagnall, British field marshal
1962 – Cliff Burton, American bass guitarist (Metallica), born in Castro Valley, California (d. 1986)

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Famous Deaths

1134 – Robert III/II Curthouse, Duke of Normandy, dies
1918 – Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Italian pacifist, Nobel Prize Laureate, dies at 84
1977 – Grace Mary Williams, composer, dies at 70
1985 – Johnny Mokan, baseball player (b. 1895)
2003 – Ron Ziegler, White House press secretary to Richard Nixon (b. 1939)
2012 – Jeffrey Zaslow, American author and columnist, dies in a car accident at 53

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