On This Day

What Happened on February 10, 1916

Historical Events

Historic Event

Biggest oil well gusher ever - Edward L. Doheny's Cerro Azul No. 4 first gushes 600 feet in the air near Tampico, Mexico

  • Military conscription begins in Britain

Famous Birthdays

  • Edward R. Roybal, American politician (Rep-D-CA, 1963-93), born in Pecos, New Mexico (d. 2005)
  • Oscar "TV Slim" Wills, American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist ("Flatfoot Sam"), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1969)
1916 Highlights

About February 10, 1916

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 9 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aquarius