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Wednesday February 10, 2016

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  February 10 is the 41st day of the year. 

There are 325 days remaining until the end of 2016.

Sunrise at 7:04 am 

Sunset will be at 5:44 pm. 

Today we will have 10 hours and 40 minutes of sun. 

High Noon will be at 12:24 pm 

The first high tide was at 12:58 am 

and the next high tide will be at 12:32 pm. 

The first low tide will be at 6:15 am 

and the next low tide at 6:44 pm.

The lunar phase is a Waxing Crescent. 

and the length of time the moon will be visible will be 12 hours and 7 minutes.

The moon will rise in the east (95º) at 8:23 am 

and will set in the west (268º) at 8:30 pm.

Today is…

National Home Warranty Day

National  Cream Cheese Brownie Day

National Umbrella Day

Fenkil Day in Eritrea

National Memorial Day of the Exiles and Foibe, 
commemorate Italian Istrian and Dalmatian exiles and Foibe massacres 
in Italy, especially in Trieste

If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You!  Happy Birthday also to...

1890 – Boris Pasternak, Russian poet, novelist, and literary translator, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1960)

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Happy Birthday, Jimmy Durante!


1893 – Jimmy Durante, American actor and singer (d. 1980)

1894 – Harold Macmillan, English captain and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1986)

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Happy Birthday to the poet and playwright Bertolt Brecht, author of the Three Penny Opera, among many others

1898 – Bertolt Brecht, German director, playwright, and poet (d. 1956)

1905 – Chick Webb, American drummer and bandleader (d. 1939)

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Happy Birthday Lon Chaney Jr.


1906 – Lon Chaney, Jr., American actor (d. 1973)

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Happy Birthday children's books author E. L. Konigsburg
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Happy Birthday singer Roberta Flack!


1930 – E. L. Konigsburg, American author and illustrator (d. 2013)

1930 – Robert Wagner, American actor and producer

1937 – Roberta Flack, American singer-songwriter and pianist

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Happy Birthday activist and author Frances Moore Lappe

  1944 – Frances Moore Lappé, American author and activist

1944 – Rufus Reid, American bassist and composer (The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra)

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Happy Birthday olympic swimmer Mark Spitz!


1950 – Mark Spitz, American swimmer

1961 – George Stephanopoulos, American journalist

1964 – Glenn Beck, American journalist, producer, and author

On This Date in History...

1763 – French and Indian War: The Treaty of Paris ends the war and France cedes Quebec to Great Britain.

1840 – Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom marries Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.

1846 – Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints – the Mormons – began an exodus west from Illinois.

1870 – The YWCA is founded in New York City.

1942 – The first gold record is presented to Glenn Miller for "Chattanooga Choo Choo".

1952 – Independent India's first general elections pass off peacefully, and return Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru to power.

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

1962 – American spy plane pilot Captain Francis "Gary" Powers is freed from prison in the Soviet Union in exchange for Soviet spy Rudolf Abel.

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Roy Lichtenstein's first solo exhibition of his art using comics style opened today in 1962

  1962 – Roy Lichtenstein's first solo exhibition opened, and it included Look Mickey, which featured his first employment of Ben-Day dots, speech balloons and comic imagery sourcing, all of which he is now known for.

1964 – Bob Dylan's album "The Times They Are A-Changin"' was released.

1967 – The 25th Amendment to the Constitution, dealing with presidential disability and succession, went into effect.

1989 – Ron Brown was elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee, becoming the first African-American to head a major U.S. political party.

1996 – The IBM supercomputer Deep Blue defeats Garry Kasparov in chess for the first time.

2004 – Rapper-producer Kanye West's debut CD, "The College Dropout," was released.

2005 – North Korea boasted publicly for the first time that it possessed nuclear weapons.

2005 – The Prince of Wales and long-term partner Camilla Parker Bowles are engaged, Clarence House announces.

2007 – Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., kicked off his presidential campaign with a speech at the state house in Springfield, Ill.