Friday, February 10, 2012

10th of February

It is the 41st day of the year, with 324 days remaining until the end of the year.

1863 - The fire extinguisher is patented.

1870 - The YWCA is founded in New York City.

1933 - The New York City-based Postal Telegraph Company introduces the first singing telegram.

1943 - Attempting to completely lift the Siege of Leningrad, the Soviet Red Army engages German troops and Spanish volunteers in the Battle of Krasny Bor.

1954 - President Dwight D. Eisenhower warns against United States intervention in Vietnam.

1962 - Captured American U-2 spy-plane pilot Gary Powers is exchanged for captured Soviet spy Rudolf Abel.

1967 - The 25th Amendment to the Constitution is ratified.

1996 - The IBM supercomputer Deep Blue, defeats Garry Kasparov, at chess for the first time.

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