What Happened on February 10, 1942

Historical Events

Historic Invention

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


Famous Birthdays

  • Alfred Gager, Austrian soccer midfielder (6 caps; Austria Wien, FC Wacker Wien), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2022)
  • 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? 80 years, 11 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aquarius