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Thursday, February 10, 2000


We are committed in every way possible to tracking down those responsible, to bringing them to justice and to seeing that the law is enforced ... These cyber-assaults have caused millions of Internet users to be denied services.

U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, on the attacks by Internet hackers on several prominent Web sites since Monday.


today's events

  • Malta holds the feast of St. Paul's shipwreck, a holy day of obligation.

  • The American Heart Association starts its 25th annual International Stroke Conference in New Orleans.

  • Former Nixon aide John Ehrlichman's White House pass is to be auctioned in Ohio.

  • Six members of the Tuskegee Airmen, America's first black combat pilots, will speak at Truman College in Chicago about their experiences.

on the horizon

  • On Friday, February 11, Iran celebrates National Day -- a holiday marking the revolution that overthrew the Shah of Iran in 1979.

  • On Saturday, February 12, Northern Ireland's Ulster Unionist Party is scheduled to vote on whether to remain in the province's four-party Cabinet.

  • On Sunday, February 13, the National Basketball Association All-Star Game will be held in Oakland, California.

  • On Monday, February 14, accused serial killer Angel Maturino Resendez goes on trial for murder in Houston.


To learn more about the early warning signs of a stroke, click here.


  • Actor Robert Wagner is 70.
  • Olympic gold-medal swimmer Mark Spitz is 50.
  • Former presidential adviser George Stephanopoulos is 39.
  • Actress Laura Dern is 33.

on this day

  • In 1763, France ceded Canada to England under the Treaty of Paris.

  • In 1846, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints -- the Mormons -- began an exodus to the west from Illinois.

  • In 1863, Alanson Crane patented the fire extinguisher.

  • In 1942, the French passenger liner Normandie capsized in New York harbor while being refitted as a passenger liner for the U.S. Navy.

  • In 1962, captured American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers was exchanged by the Soviet Union for Rudolf Abel, a Soviet spy held by the United States.

  • In 1989, Ron Brown was elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee. He was the first black to head a major American political party.

  • In 1992, in Indianapolis, heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson was convicted of raping beauty contestant Desiree Washington.

  • In 1999, a federal judge ordered American Airlines pilots to end a sickout that had grounded 2,500 flights.

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