On This Day

What Happened on February 10, 1906

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • British battleship HMS Dreadnought launches after only 100 days, renders all other capital ships obsolete with its revolutionary design
  • State of siege proclaimed in Zululand

Famous Birthdays

  • Erik Rhodes [Ernest Sharpe], American actor (Top Hat, Night at the Ritz), born in El Reno, Indian Territory (d. 1990)
  • Henry Phelps Brown, British historian and economist, born in Calne (d. 1994)
  • John "Cat" Thompson, basketball hall of famer (elected 1962)
  • Lon Chaney Jr, American actor (Hawkeye, Pistols 'n' Petticoats), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1973)
  • Walraven (Wally) van Hall, Dutch banker/resisted Nazis

Famous Deaths

  • Ezra Butler Eddy, Canadian businessman (E.B. Eddy Company) and politician, dies at 78