What Happened On This Day – February 10
2009 Two satellites collide in space
Both the U.S. satellite “Iridium 33” and the Russian “Kosmos 2251” were destroyed in the accident.
1996 Deep Blue becomes the first computer to win a chess game against a reigning world champion
Despite his defeat in the first game, Russian world champion Garry Kasparov proceeded to win the match by 4-2 games.
1964 An aircraft carrier collides with a destroyer in Australia, killing 82
Destroyer HMAS Voyager sailed under aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourn's bow, was cut in half and sank.
1964 Bob Dylan's album “The Times They Are A-Changin'” is released
The title track is one of Dylan's best-known songs.
1962 Francis Gary Powers, a U.S. spy captured by the Soviet Union, is released
Powers was exchanged for captured Soviet spy, Rudolf Ivanovich Abel.
Births On This Day – February 10
1929 Jerry Goldsmith
American composer, conductor
1898 Bertolt Brecht
1894 Harold Macmillan
English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
1890 Boris Pasternak
Russian author, poet, Nobel Prize laureate
1744 William Cornwallis
Deaths On This Day – February 10
2005 Arthur Miller
1932 Edgar Wallace
English journalist, author, playwright
1923 Wilhelm Röntgen
German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
1837 Alexander Pushkin
Russian author, poet