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Today is Sunday, Feb. 10, the 41st day of 2019. There are 324 days left in the year.

Today in history:

On Feb. 10, 1962, the Soviet Union exchanged captured American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers for Rudolf Abel, a Soviet spy held by the United States.

Also on this date:

In 1959, a major tornado tore through the St. Louis area, killing 21 people and causing heavy damage.

In 1967, the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, dealing with presidential disability and succession, was ratified as Minnesota and Nevada adopted it.

In 1968, U.S. figure skater Peggy Fleming, 19, won America’s only gold medal of the Winter Olympic Games in Grenoble, France, in the ladies’ singles event. (Gabriele Seyfert of East Germany earned the silver medal, Hana Maskova of Czechoslovakia, the bronze.)

In 1992, boxer Mike Tyson was convicted in Indianapolis of raping Desiree Washington, a Miss Black America contestant. (Tyson served three years in prison.) ... Author Alex Haley died in Seattle at age 70.

Fun fact

Elephants drink the equivalent of 800 glasses of water a day.

Just for laughs

Why did the man take his clock to the vet? Because it had ticks.

Trending words

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Today’s birthdays

Actor Robert Wagner is 89. Rock musician Don Wilson (The Ventures) is 86. Singer Roberta Flack is 82. Singer Jimmy Merchant (Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers) is 79. Movie director Michael Apted is 78. Rock musician Bob Spalding (The Ventures) is 72. Olympic gold-medal swimmer Mark Spitz is 69. Walt Disney Co. chairman and chief executive Robert Iger is 68. Rock musician and composer Cory Lerios (Pablo Cruise) is 68. World Golf Hall of Famer Greg Norman is 64. Actress Kathleen Beller is 63. Country singer Lionel Cartwright is 59. Movie director Alexander Payne is 58. ABC News correspondent George Stephanopoulos is 58. Retired MLB All-Star Lenny Dykstra is 56. Political commentator Glenn Beck is 55. Actress Laura Dern is 52. Writer-producer-director Vince Gilligan (TV: “Breaking Bad”) is 52. Country singer Dude Mowrey is 47. Actor Jason Olive is 47. Actress Elizabeth Banks is 45. Pop singer Rosanna Taverez (Eden’s Crush) is 42. Actress Julia Pace Mitchell is 41. Reggaeton singer Don Omar is 41. Country musician Jeremy Baxter (Carolina Rain) is 39. Actress Uzo Aduba is 38. Actress Stephanie Beatriz is 38. Actor Max Brown is 38. Actor Barry Sloane is 38. Rock singer Eric Dill is 37. Actor Trevante Rhodes is 29. Actress Emma Roberts is 28. Actress Makenzie Vega is 25. Actress Chloe Grace Moretz is 22. Actress Yara Shahidi is 19.

The Edge is compiled by Dallas Marshall. She can be contacted at dmarshall@lmtribune.com.

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