On this day in history February 10, 1967 – The 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. The amendment required the appointment of a vice-president when that office became vacant and instituted new measures in the event of presidential disability.
1981 – The Las Vegas Hilton hotel-casino caught fire. Eight people were killed and 198 were injured.
1989 – Ron Brown became the first African American to head a major U.S.McKinney following allegations of sexual misconduct. McKinney was convicted of obstruction of justice and acquitted of 18 counts alleging sexual harassment of six military women.
1998 – A man became the first to be convicted of committing a hate crime in cyberspace. The college dropout had e-mailed threats to Asian students.
1999 – Avalanches killed at least 10 people when they roared down the French Alps 30 miles from Geneva.