Historical Events for 10th February 2023

1855 – US citizenship laws amended; all children of US parents born abroad granted US citizenship
1940 – US female Figure Skating championship won by Joan Tozzer
1971 – Royal Albert Hall bans scheduled concert featuring Frank Zappa
1971 – “Tapestry”, second album by Carole King, is released (Grammy Award Album of the Year 1972)
1984 – Soviet cross-country skier Nikolay Zimyatov wins a career 4th Olympic gold medal when he takes out the 30k event in Sarajevo; 3 gold in Lake Placid 1980
1985 – Andrea Schöne skates ladies world record 5 km (7:32.82)
1998 – Olympic figure skater Peggy Fleming undergoes breast cancer surgery
2004 – Kanye West releases his debut album “The College Dropout” (2005 Grammy Best Rap Album)
2013 – 5 people are killed by a falling lifeboat from the cruise ship Thomson Majesty in the Canary islands
2019 – Insect populations are collapsing worldwide threatening a“catastrophic collapse of nature’s ecosystems” according to a global review saying 40% declining, 30% endangered

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