spotlight Today in history: Feb. 10 Feb 10, 2020 Feb 10, 2020 Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. 1840: Queen Victoria In 1840, Britain's Queen Victoria married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg (KOH’-borg) and Gotha (GAH’-thuh). AP 1949: "Death of a Salesman" In 1949, Arthur Miller's play "Death of a Salesman" opened at Broadway's Morosco Theater with Lee J. Cobb as Willy Loman. AP 1959: St. Louis Tornado In 1959, a major tornado tore through the St. Louis area, killing 21 people and causing heavy damage. AP 1962: Francis Gary Powers In 1962, the Soviet Union exchanged captured American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers for Rudolf Abel, a Soviet spy held by the United States. AP 1967: The 25th Amendment In 1967, the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, dealing with presidential disability and succession, was ratified as Minnesota and Nevada adopted it. National Archives 1968: Peggy Fleming In 1968, U.S. figure skater Peggy Fleming, 19, won America's only gold medal of the Winter Olympic Games in Grenoble, France, in the ladies' singles event. (Gabriele Seyfert of East Germany earned the silver medal, Hana Maskova of Czechoslovakia, the bronze.) AP 1992: Alex Haley In 1992, “Roots” author Alex Haley died in Seattle at age 70. AP 1992: Mike Tyson In 1992, boxer Mike Tyson was convicted in Indianapolis of raping Desiree Washington, a Miss Black America contestant. (Tyson served three years in prison.) AP 2004: George W. Bush In 2004, the White House, trying to end doubts about President George W. Bush's Vietnam-era military service, released documents it said proved he had met his requirements in the Texas Air National Guard. SUSAN WALSH 2004: John Kerry In 2004, Democrat John Kerry won the Virginia and Tennessee primaries. AP 2005: Prince Charles In 2005, Britain's Prince Charles announced he would marry his divorced lover, Camilla Parker Bowles, in April. Pool, PA 2010: Charlie Wilson Ten years ago: Former Congressman Charlie Wilson, a Texas Democrat whose funding of Afghanistan's resistance to the Soviet Union was chronicled in the movie and book "Charlie Wilson's War," died in Dallas at age 76. AP 2010: Shuttle Endeavour Ten years ago: Shuttle Endeavour arrived to a warm welcome at the International Space Station, delivering a new room and observation deck. AP 2015: Brian Williams Five years ago: NBC announced it was suspending Brian Williams as "Nightly News" anchor and managing editor for six months without pay for misleading the public about his experiences covering the Iraq War. AP 2015: Jon Stewart Five years ago: Jon Stewart announced he would step down as host of "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central later in the year. AP 2019: Amy Klobuchar One year ago: Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar joined the growing group of Democrats jostling for the party’s presidential nomination. AP 2019: The Grammys One year ago: Female acts took home some of the top prizes including album of the year and best new artist at the Grammys, with Kacey Musgraves’ country-pop release “Golden Hour” capturing the top album prize; Childish Gambino made history when “This Is America” became the first rap-based track to win record and song of the year. Invision View Comments Tags Wire Timegoggles Sweeps Birthday Celebrity Related to this collection Most Popular +19 Archives Today in history: Feb. 12 Feb 12, 2020 Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. +16 Archives Celebrity Birthdays: Feb. 13 Feb 13, 2020 Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Jerry Springer, Kim Novak, Natalie Stewart, Peter Gabriel and more. +17 Archives Celebrity Birthdays: Feb. 12 Feb 12, 2020 Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Arsenio Hall, Bill Russell, Josh Brolin, Judy Blume, Sarah Lancaste… +17 Archives Today in history: Feb. 15 Feb 15, 2020 Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. +13 Archives Today in history: Feb. 16 Feb 16, 2020 Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. +20 Archives Celebrity Birthdays: Feb. 18 7 hrs ago Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Cybill Shepherd, Dr. Dre, Irma Thomas, John Travolta, Matt Dillon, … +39 Archives Photos: Valentine's Day Greeting Cards Feb 14, 2020 This collection of Valentine's Day greeting cards from the Wisconsin Historical Society provides a glimpse into the way Americans have shared … +15 Archives Today in history: Feb. 17 Feb 17, 2020 Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. +22 Archives Celebrity Birthdays: Feb. 14 Feb 14, 2020 Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Carl Bernstein, Jim Kelly, Meg Tilly, Pat O'Brien, Renee Fleming, S… +78 Archives Week in review: Top photos of the week from AP Feb 15, 2020 Here are some of the top photos of the week, as selected by the Associated Press.