10th February

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2005 Arthur Miller dies American playwright Arthur Miller dies aged 89.
2005 Prince Charles to marry Camilla Parker-Bowles Clarence House announces that Prince Charles will marry his long-term partner Camilla Parker-Bowles on 8 April. Mrs Parker-Bowles will take the title HRH Duchess of Cornwall after the civil ceremony at Windsor Castle.
1996 The Troubles - ceasefire ends The IRA admit planting the bomb that exploded in the Docklands area of London the previous night.
1986 Jean-Claude Duvalier Jean-Claude Duvalier flees Haiti and goes to France ending the thirty year rule by the Duvalier family. Jubilant Haitians clash with the "Ton Ton Macoutes", Duvalier's police.
1986 Largest ever Mafia trial The largest ever Mafia trial takes place with 474 alleged gangsters in court.
1964 Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A-Changin' Bob Dylan's album "The Times They Are A-Changin'" is released.
1962 Cold War American spy plane pilot Captain Francis Gary Powers is freed from prison in the Soviet Union in exchange for a Russian spy jailed in the US.
1952 India - First General Election India's first general elections pass off peacefully, and return Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru to power.
1949 Arthur Miller - Death of a Salesman Arthur Miller's play "Death of a Salesman" opens on Broadway.
1840 English Royalty Queen Victoria marries Prince Albert of Saxe Coburg-Gotha.
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