What Happened on February 10

Significant Events

  • 60 St Paul thought to have been shipwrecked at Malta
  • 1720 Edmond Halley appointed as the second Astronomer Royal at the Greenwich Observatory
  • 1763 Treaty of Paris ends French-Indian War, surrendering Canada to Britain
  • 1824 Simón Bolívar named dictator by the Congress of Peru
  • 1879 Henry Morton Stanley departs for the Congo
  • 1906 British battleship HMS Dreadnought launched after only 100 days, rendering all other capital ships obsolete with its revolutionary design
  • 1996 IBM computer Deep Blue becomes the first computer to win a game of chess against a reigning (human) chess champion, Gary Kasparov
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Did You Know?

Glenn Miller awarded 1st ever gold record for selling 1 million copies of "Chattanooga Choo Choo"

On February 10, 1942

Famous Weddings

  • 1840 British Queen Victoria (20) marries her cousin Albert (20) of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, later the Prince Consort at St James' Palace
  • 1858 US president Millard Fillmore (58) weds Caroline Carmichael (43) in Albany, New York
  • 1863 PT Barnum stages wedding of Tom Thumb & Mercy Lavinia Warren, both midgets, in NYC
  • 1899 Future US President Herbert Hoover (24) marries college sweetheart Lou Henry (24) in Monterey California
  • 1934 British born actor "North by Northwest" Cary Grant (30) weds "City Lights" actress Virginia Cherrill (26)

Famous Divorces

  • 2011 Former Playboy model Camille Donatacci (42) divorces "Frazier" actor-comedian Kelsey Grammer (56) due to irreconcilable differences after 14 years of marriage
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