Historical Events on 10th February

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  • 60 St Paul thought to have been shipwrecked at Malta
  • 1098 Crusaders defeat Prince Redwan of Aleppo at Antioch
  • 1355 The St. Scholastica's Day riot breaks out in Oxford, England, leaving 62 scholars and perhaps 30 locals dead in two days.

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1525 Albert of Prussia pledges a personal oath to Sigismund I and is invested with the duchy for himself and his heirs

Duke of Prussia Albert of Prussia
Duke of Prussia
Albert of Prussia
  • 1535 12 nude anabaptists run through Amsterdam streets
  • 1549 Tomé de Sousa appointed governor general of Brazil
  • 1635 Academie Francaise forms in Paris (by Cardinal Richelieu)
  • 1676 Wampanoag Indians under King Philip kill all men in Lancaster Mass
  • 1713 Netherlands & England sign accord concerning anti-French Barrier [OS=Jan 31]
  • 1716 Scottish pretender to the throne James III Edward returns to France
  • 1720 Edmund Halley appointed 2nd Astronomer Royal of England
  • 1746 English Pelham government resigns
  • 1763 Treaty of Paris ends French-Indian War, surrendering Canada to Britain
  • 1774 Andrew Becker demonstrates diving suit
  • 1794 Joseph Haydn's 99th Symphony in E premieres
  • 1798 Louis Alexandre Berthier invaded Rome, on February 15 proclaimed a Roman Republic and then on February 20 take Pope Pius VI as a prisoner.
  • 1807 US Coast Survey authorized by Congress

Victory-in-battleVictory in Battle

1814 Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Champaubert, the French beat the Russians

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte

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1824 Simon Bolivar named dictator by the Congress of Peru

Military and Political Leader Simon Bolívar
Military and Political Leader
Simon Bolívar
  • 1837 Russian poet Alexander Pushkin is fatally injured in a duel with French officer Georges-Charles de Heeckeren d'Anthès (1/29 OS)
  • 1846 Beginning of Mormon march to western US
  • 1846 British defeat Sikhs in battle of Sobraon, India
  • 1855 US citizenship laws amended; all children of US parents born abroad granted US citizenship
  • 1859 Gen Horsford defeats Begum of Oude & Nana Sahib in Indian mutiny
  • 1860 John Brahms' 2nd Serenade in A, premieres
  • 1862 Dutch 2nd government of Thorbecke forms
  • 1863 1st US fire extinguisher patent granted to Alanson Crane, Virginia
  • 1866 Dutch government of Frans van der Putte forms
  • 1868 Conservatives & military seize Convention Hall in Florida
  • 1870 City of Anaheim incorporates (1st time)
  • 1870 YWCA (Young Women's Christian Association) forms (NYC)
  • 1878 Peace of Zanjón

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1878 Peter Tchaikovsky's 4th Symphony in F premieres

  • 1879 1st electric arc light used (California Theater)
  • 1879 Henry Morton Stanley departs for the Congo
  • 1880 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Arcanum about Christian marriage
  • 1881 Jacques Offenbach's opera "Les Contes d'Hoffman" premieres in Paris
  • 1882 Rimski-Korsakov's opera "Snyegurochka" premieres in St Petersburg
  • 1883 Fire at un-insured New Hall Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, kills 71
  • 1890 Around 11 million acres ceded to US by Sioux Indians opens for settlement
  • 1897 NY Times begins using slogan "All the News That's Fit to Print"
  • 1899 -39°F (-39°C), Milligan, Ohio (state lowest record temperature)
  • 1899 Treaty of Paris which ended the Spanish-American War is signed by President McKinley; US acquires Philippines, Puerto Rico & Guam
  • 1900 Peter Ostlund skates world record 500m (45.2 sec)
  • 1904 Japan and Russia declare war
  • 1906 British battleship HMS Dreadnought launched after only 100 days, renders all other capital ships obsolete with revolutionary design
  • 1906 State of siege proclaimed in Zululand

Sport-defeatBoxing Title Fight

1908 Tommy Burns KOs Jack Palmer in 4 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns
  • 1912 Hobbs & Rhodes make 323 cricket opening stand v Aust at MCG
  • 1913 Edward Sheldon's "Romance" premieres in NYC

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1914 In accordance with the understanding reached by General J.C. Smuts and Mahatma Gandhi, 60 passive resistance prisoners are released from the Pietermaritzburg Prison; 40 passive resisters are released in Durban, 8 in Newcastle and 11 in Port Elizabeth

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • 1915 US President Wilson warns Germany that the US will hold it 'to a strict accountability' for 'property endangered or lives lost'
  • 1915 US President Wilson protests to Britain on the use of US flags on British merchant ships to deceive the Germans
  • 1916 Military conscription begins in Britain
  • 1917 Johanna Westerdijk installed as Nethrland's 1st female professor
  • 1918 In Finland, General Carl G. Von Mannerheim gathers an army known as the 'White Guard' to mount a counter revolution against the Bolshevik 'Red Guard'

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1918 Trotsky declares that Russia is leaving the war

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky
  • 1920 Baseball outlaws all pitches involving tampering with ball
  • 1920 Jozef Haller de Hallenburg performs symbolic wedding of Poland to the sea, celebrating restitution of Polish access to open sea
  • 1923 Ink paste manufactured for 1st time by Standard Ink Company
  • 1923 Owen Davis' "Icebound" premieres in NYC
  • 1923 SDAP speaks out against allied occupation of the Ruhr
  • 1924 Bucky Harris, 27, becomes youngest baseball manager (Wash Senators)
  • 1925 1st waterless gas storage tank put into service, Michigan City, Ind
  • 1925 AL decides to alternate leagues for game 1 of World Series each year
  • 1926 Building of Olympic Stadium Amsterdam, begins

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1927 Pres Calvin Coolidge asks for 2nd disarmament conference

30th US President Calvin Coolidge
30th US President
Calvin Coolidge
  • 1929 Bishop Stephen Alencastre dedicates the beautiful Romanesque church of Saint Patrick in Honolulu
  • 1930 Grain Stabilization Corporation authorized by Congress
  • 1931 New Delhi becomes capital of India
  • 1931 Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Harts premieres in NYC
  • 1933 -54°F (-48°C), Seneca, Oregon (state record)
  • 1933 Delivery of 1st singing telegram (Postal Telegram Co NYC)
  • 1933 Dutch seaplane bombs Dutch ship

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1933 Hitler proclaims end of Marxism

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1933 Mutiny on "7 Provinces" ends (began Feb 4th), 23 killed
  • 1934 1st Jewish immigrant ship to break the English blockade in Palestine
  • 1934 Byrd souvenir sheet issued, NYC; 1st unperforated ungummed US stamp

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1934 Howard Hanson's "Merry Mount" premieres in NYC

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson

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1934 Stalin ends 17th CPSU-congress, says "Life becomes merrier"

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin
  • 1934 Thomson/Gertrude Stein's opera premieres in NYC
  • 1935 1st US streamlined electric RR engine begins service
  • 1935 Pennsylvania RR begins passenger service on new electric locomotive
  • 1937 Ragnhild Hveger swims world free style record 400m (5:14.2)
  • 1938 King Carol II of Romania drives out dictator Goga
  • 1940 "In The Mood" by Glenn Miller hits #1
  • 1940 Tom & Jerry created by Hanna & Barbera debut by MGM
  • 1940 US female Figure Skating championship won by Joan Tozzer
  • 1940 US male Figure Skating championship won by Eugene Turner
  • 1941 1st highway post office makes 1st trip, Washington, D.C.-Harrisonburg, VA
  • 1941 Anti-Nazi "Het Parool" begins publishing in Netherlands
  • 1942 Glenn Miller awarded 1st ever gold record for selling 1 million copies of "Chattanooga Choo Choo"
  • 1943 "Manifesto of Algerian People" calls for equality & self-determination
  • 1943 British 8th Army sweeps through North Africa to Tunisia
  • 1943 Van der Veen Resistance starts fire in Amsterdam employment bureau
  • 1944 Belgian resistance fighter and author Kamiel van Baelen arrested
  • 1944 U-666/U-545/U-283 sink off Ireland
  • 1945 "Rum & Coca Cola" by Andrews Sisters hits #1

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1946 Charles "Lucky" Luciano is deported to Italy, and never returns to the United States

  • 1947 Italy cedes most of Venezia Giulia to Yugoslavia
  • 1947 Netherlands Radio Union forms
  • 1947 Province of Petsamo returned to Soviet Union by Finland
  • 1947 WW II peace treaties signed
  • 1948 Greek Gen Markos' guerrilla army bombs Saloniki

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1949 Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" opens at Morosco Theater, NYC

Playwright Arthur Miller
Arthur Miller
  • 1951 "John & Marsha" by Stan Freberg peaks at #21
  • 1952 India holds its first general election: Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru remains in power
  • 1953 Ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Westwood & Demmy GRB
  • 1953 Ice Pairs Championship at Davos won by Jennifer & John Nicks of GRB
  • 1953 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Tenley Albright USA
  • 1953 Men's Figure Skating Champion in Davos won by Hayes Alan Jenkins USA

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1954 Eisenhower warns against US intervention in Vietnam

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1954 Ice Dance Championship at Oslo won by Jean Westwood/Lawrence Demmy GRB
  • 1954 Ice Pairs Championship at Oslo won by Frances Dafoe/Norris Bowden CAN
  • 1954 Ladies' Figure Skating Championship in Oslo won by Gundi Busch GER
  • 1954 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Oslo won by Hayes Alan Jenkins US
  • 1955 The US Navy evacuate 1000s from Tachen Islands in the Pacific
  • 1956 "My Friend Flicka" premieres on CBS (later NBC) TV
  • 1957 Fay Crocker wins LPGA Serbin Golf Open
  • 1957 Southern Christian Leadership Conference forms
  • 1959 Dutch Princess Wilhelmina publishes "Lonely, but not alone"
  • 1959 Tornado in St Louis kills 19 & injures 265
  • 1960 "Unsinkable Molly Brown" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 532 performances
  • 1960 Charles Ives' "Lincoln, the Great Commoner" premieres
  • 1961 AFL's LA Chargers move to San Diego
  • 1961 Niagara Falls hydroelectric project begins producing power
  • 1961 Walter Piston's 7th Symphony premieres
  • 1962 Jim Beatty sets American indoor mile record (3:58.9) in LA
  • 1962 USSR swaps spy Francis Gary Power to US for Rudolph Abel

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1963 Mickey Wright wins LPGA St Petersburg Women's Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1963 US female Figure Skating championship won by Lorraine Hanlon
  • 1963 US male Figure Skating championship won by Thomas Litz
  • 1964 Australian destroyer HMAS Voyager sinks after colliding with aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne, killing 82
  • 1964 WBGU TV channel 27 in Bowling Green, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1966 Harmel government in Belgium resigns
  • 1967 25th Amendment (US Presidential Disability & Succession) ratified
  • 1968 "Spooky" by Classics IV hits #3
  • 1968 Peggy Fleming wins Olympic figure skating gold medal, Grenoble, France

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1969 LSU Pete Maravich scores 66, despite losing to Tulane 101-94

NBA Guard Pete Maravich
NBA Guard
Pete Maravich
  • 1970 26.4 cm precipitation falls on Mount Washington NH (state record)
  • 1970 Dry powder avalanche moving at 120 mph smashes into youth hostel at Val d'Isere, France, killing 40 Belgian, French, & German youths
  • 1971 American Mensa Ltd incorporates in New York
  • 1971 Bill White becomes 1st African American baseball announcer (NY Yankees)
  • 1971 John Guares "House of Blue Leaves" premieres in NYC
  • 1971 Royal Albert Hall bans scheduled concert featuring Frank Zappa
  • 1972 BBC bans "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" by Wings
  • 1972 Ras al Khaima joins United Arab Emirates
  • 1972 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1972 Two British soldiers are killed in a land mine attack near Cullyhanna, County Armagh; an IRA member is shot dead during an exchange of gunfire with RUC officers
  • 1973 2nd time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0
  • 1973 83m wide gas tank on Staten Island explodes, 40 die
  • 1973 Mushtaq Mohammad follows up 201 to take 5-49 v NZ Dunedin
  • 1974 "Gigi" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 103 performances
  • 1974 Gail Denenber wins LPGA Sears Women's Golf Classic
  • 1974 Iran/Iraqi border fight breaks out
  • 1974 Judy Ikenberry wins 1st Us women's marathon (2:55:17)
  • 1974 Silver futures hit record $4.81½ an ounce in London
  • 1975 William "Judy" Johnson selected to baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1975 The Provisional Irish Republican Army agrees to a truce and ceasefire with the British government and the Northern Ireland Office; Seven "incident centres" are established in nationalist areas to monitor the ceasefire and the response of the security forces
  • 1977 "Party with Comden & Green" opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 92 performances
  • 1977 Bomb explosion in Moscow metro
  • 1977 Jonathan Netanyou Lane in the Bronx NY named in honor of Bronx-born Israeli soldier who died freeing hostages in Entebbe Raid (1976)
  • 1978 Frank C Carlucci succeeds John F Blake as deputy director of CIA
  • 1978 U.S. premiere of "Blue Collar", Paul Schrader's first film direction

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1979 "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" by Rod Stewart peaks at #1

Singer Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart
  • 1979 Border is named 12th man for Australia, only Test Cricket he missed
  • 1980 Ianford Wilsons "Talley's Folly" premieres in NYC
  • 1980 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
  • 1981 33rd NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 4-1 at LA
  • 1981 8 killed & 198 injured by fire at Las Vegas Hilton
  • 1981 Dennis Lillee becomes Australian Cricket's top wicket-taker with 249
  • 1982 28 skiers perform backflips while holding hands, Bromont, Quebec
  • 1983 Anglican synod vote 338-100 against unilateral UK nuclear disarmament
  • 1985 Andrea Schöne skates ladies world record 5 km (7:32.82)
  • 1985 35th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 140-129 at Indiana
  • 1985 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-E mission

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1985 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • 1985 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1986 "John Lennon: Live in NYC" album is released posthumously
  • 1987 Philippine troops murder 17 civilians in Lupao Massacre
  • 1988 Rocky Malebane-Metsing coup in Bophuthatswana fails
  • 1988 3-judge panel of 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in SF strikes down Army's ban on homosexuals (later overturned by appeal)

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1989 Celtic KC Jones & Cavalier Lenny Wilkens elected to NBA Hall of Fame

NBA Point Guard and Coach Lenny Wilkens
NBA Point Guard and Coach
Lenny Wilkens
  • 1989 Miami Vice's 100th episode seen on TV
  • 1989 Minor League Football System opens organizational meeting, St Louis
  • 1989 Ron Brown chosen 1st African American chairman of a major US party (Democrats)
  • 1989 Test Cricket debut of Aaqib Javed, Pak v NZ age 16 years 189 days
  • 1989 Tony Robinson of Jamaica becomes Nottingham's 1st black sheriff
  • 1989 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1989 To gain deregulation WWF admits pro wrestling is an exhibition & not a sport, in a NJ court
  • 1989 39th Berlin International Film Festival: "Rain Main" wins the Golden Bear
  • 1990 6th Largest wrestling crowd (63,900-Tokyo Dome)
  • 1990 Pierrer Water pulls product from shelf due to benzine in water

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1990 South African President de Klerk announces Nelson Mandela will be freed on Feb 11th

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • 1990 US female Figure Skating championship won by Jill Trenary
  • 1991 "La Bete" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 24 performances
  • 1991 41st NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 116-114 at Charlotte

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1991 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Phar-Mor at Inverrary Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • 1991 Johann Koss skates world record 10 km (13:43.54)
  • 1991 Lithuania votes for independence from USSR