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KIU Trivia: February 10 in the Past and Present


What’s Happening Today?


Umbrella Day. The umbrella, an instrument that protects people from the sun and rain. The term more associated with the sunshade umbrella is the parasol. Umbrellas were used in ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt, India, and the Middle East, as early as the fourth century BCE. The first recorded collapsible umbrella dates to 21 CE in China. The canopies of ancient umbrellas were built with different materials than those that are used today, being made of feathers, leaves, and leather; however, their shape was reminiscent of today's umbrellas.


Teddy Day. Teddy Day is the fourth day of Valentine's Week, a week that leads up to and culminates with Valentine's Day. On the day, couples give each other teddy bears as a symbol of their love. Although Teddy Day is geared towards couples, anyone can participate. Friends can exchange teddy bears with each other, and teddy bears can be given to children.


What Happened Today?


On February 10, 2009, two communications satellites collided. The active commercial Iridium 33 and the derelict Russian military Kosmos-2251 accidentally collided at a speed of 11,700 m/s (26,000 mph; 42,000 km/h) and an altitude of 789 kilometers (490 mi) above the Taymyr Peninsula in Siberia. It was the first-time hypervelocity collision occurred between two satellites – until then, all accidental hypervelocity collisions had involved a satellite and a piece of space debris. 


In 1967, The 25th Amendment of the United States Constitution was ratified. The 25th Amendment of the United States Constitution deals with presidential succession and disability.


It clarifies that the Vice President becomes President if the President dies, resigns, or is removed from office, and establishes how a vacancy in the office of the Vice President can be filled. It also provides for the temporary transfer of the President's powers and duties to the Vice President, either on the initiative of the President alone or on the initiative of the Vice President together with a majority of the President's Cabinet. In either case, the vice president becomes acting President until the Presidential powers and duties are returned to the President.


The amendment was submitted to the states on July 6, 1965, by the 89th congress and was adopted on February 10, 1967, the day that the requisite number of states (38) had ratified it. 




1992 Thomas Ayeko, Ugandan athletics competitor


1997-Lilly King, American swimmer


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