Historical Events for 10th February 2019

1900 – Peter Ostlund skates world record 500m (45.2 sec)
1917 – Johanna Westerdijk installed as the Netherlands’ 1st female professor
1920 – Baseball outlaws all pitches involving tampering with ball
1934 – Byrd souvenir sheet issued, NYC; 1st unperforated ungummed US stamp
1940 – US male Figure Skating championship won by Eugene Turner
1947 – Province of Petsamo returned to Soviet Union by Finland
1959 – Tornado in St Louis kills 19 and injures 265
1964 – Australian destroyer HMAS Voyager sinks after colliding with aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne, killing 82
1985 – Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-E mission
2008 – 50th Grammy Awards: Amy Winehouse wins 5 awards including song “Rehab”, Herbie Hancock wins Album of the Year

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