Events in History on February 10

  • 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 The Académie française forms in Paris (by Cardinal Richelieu)
  • 1676 Wampanoag Indians under King Philip kill all men in Lancaster Mass
  • 1713 Netherlands & Britain 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 The Pelham brothers resign from the British government, but resume office when King George II backs down.
  • 1763 Treaty of Paris ends French-Indian War, surrendering Canada to Britain
  • 1774 Andrew Becker demonstrates diving suit
  • 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

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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 signed between Chileans and the Spanish brings 10 Years War to an end
  • 1879 1st electric arc light used (California Theater)

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1879 Henry Morton Stanley departs for the Congo

Journalist and Explorer Henry Morton Stanley
Journalist and Explorer
Henry Morton Stanley
  • 1880 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Arcanum about Christian marriage
  • 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
  • 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

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1918 Trotsky declares that Russia is leaving the war

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky
  • 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'
  • 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
  • 1925 1st waterless gas storage tank put into service, Michigan City, Ind

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1927 US President 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 Stalin ends 17th CPSU-congress, says "Life becomes merrier"

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin
  • 1935 1st US streamlined electric RR engine begins service
  • 1935 Pennsylvania RR begins passenger service on new electric locomotive
  • 1938 King Carol II of Romania drives out dictator Goga
  • 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

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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
  • 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 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 Pairs Championship at Oslo won by Frances Dafoe and Norris Bowden of Canada
  • 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
  • 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 Charles Ives' "Lincoln, the Great Commoner" premieres
  • 1961 Niagara Falls hydroelectric project begins producing power
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1966 Harmel government in Belgium resigns
  • 1967 25th Amendment (US Presidential Disability & Succession) ratified
  • 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 John Guares "House of Blue Leaves" premieres in NYC
  • 1971 Royal Albert Hall bans scheduled concert featuring Frank Zappa
  • 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 83m wide gas tank on Staten Island explodes, 40 die
  • 1973 Mushtaq Mohammad follows up 201 to take 5-49 v NZ Dunedin
  • 1974 Iran/Iraqi border fight breaks out
  • 1974 Silver futures hit record $4.81½ an ounce in London
  • 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 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
  • 1980 Ianford Wilsons "Talley's Folly" premieres in NYC
  • 1981 8 killed & 198 injured by fire at Las Vegas Hilton
  • 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 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-E mission
  • 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)
  • 1989 Miami Vice's 100th episode seen on TV
  • 1989 Ron Brown chosen 1st African American chairman of a major US party (Democrats)
  • 1989 Tony Robinson of Jamaica becomes Nottingham's 1st black sheriff
  • 1989 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1989 39th Berlin International Film Festival: "Rain Main" wins the Golden Bear
  • 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 Johann Koss skates world record 10 km (13:43.54)
  • 1991 Lithuania votes for independence from USSR
  • 1992 "Dangerous Women" final episode on WWOR-TV
  • 1993 US officially backs peace plan in Bosnia
  • 1994 44th Berlin International Film Festival: "In the Name of the Father" wins the Golden Bear
  • 1995 US female Figure Skating championship won by Nicole Bobek
  • 1996 IBM computer Deep Blue becomes the first computer to win a game of chess against a reigning (human) chess champion, Gary Kasparov
  • 1996 A bomb explodes in Docklands area of London, ending the 17-month ceasefire; James McArdle is eventually found guilty and jailed for 25 years
  • 1997 5th ESPY Awards: Michael Johnson, Amy Van Dyken Lobo win
  • 1997 Comet Shoemaker-Holt 2 Closest Approach to Earth (1.9245 AU)
  • 1997 O J Simpson jury reaches decision on $25M in punitive damages
  • 1997 Soyuz TM-25 launches to the MIR
  • 1997 Lemrick Nelson found guilty in the fatal stabbing on Hasidic Jew Yankel Rosenbaum in Crown Heights Brooklyn in 1991
  • 1998 AOL raises monthly flat rate internet access from $19.95 to $21.95
  • 1998 Voters in Maine repeal a gay rights law passed in 1997 becoming the first U.S. state to abandon that law.
  • 1999 49th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Thin Red Line" wins the Golden Bear
  • 2003 France and Belgium break the NATO procedure of silent approval concerning the timing of protective measures for Turkey in case of a possible war with Iraq.

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2005 His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales announces engagement to Camilla Parker Bowles

Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles
Duchess of Cornwall
Camilla Parker Bowles
His Royal Highness Prince Charles
His Royal Highness
Prince Charles
  • 2005 55th Berlin International Film Festival: "U-Carmen" wins the Golden Bear
  • 2008 The 2008 Namdaemun fire severely damages Namdaemun, the first National Treasure of South Korea.
  • 2011 61st Berlin International Film Festival: "A Separation" wins the Golden Bear
  • 2013 36 people are killed and 39 are injured in a stampede at a train station in Allahabad, India
  • 2013 5 people are killed by a falling lifeboat from the cruise ship Thomson Majesty in the Canary islands
  • 2013 Nigeria defeat Burkina Faso 1-0 to win the football 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
  • 2016 Venezuelan government orders more than 100 malls to close early to save electricity, due to drought caused by El Niño
  • 2016 Republican presidential candidates Carly Fiorina and Chris Christie suspend their campaigns