10 February It Happened Today


1837  Death of Russian author Aleksandr Pushkin, author of Eugene Onegin.

1840  Britain’s Queen Victoria marries Prince Albert of Saxe Coburg.

1890  Birth of the Russian author Boris  Pasternak.

1962  US spy plane pilot Gary Powers is released in a deal which saw an exchange with a KGB Colonel who had been detained for spying for the USSR.

2005  Death of the American playwright Arthur Miller.



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