On This Day

What Happened on February 10, 1942

Historical Events


InventionHistoric Invention

American chemist James Franklin Hyde is granted a patent for fused silica

Album Release 1st Ever Gold Record

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

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The 1st ever gold record was awarded to
The 1st ever gold record was awarded to "Chattanooga Choo Choo" by the Glenn Miller Orchestra - this one was presented to the group's drummer, Tex Beneke
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Famous Birthdays

  • Howard Mudd, American football OL (Pro Bowl 1966–68; All-Pro 1967-68; SF 49ers, Chicago Bears) and coach (Super Bowl 2006; OL Indianapolis Colts), born in Midland, Michigan (d. 2020)
  • Michael Bishop, British CEO (British Midland Airways), born in Bowdon, Cheshire
1942 Highlights

About February 10, 1942

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 5 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aquarius