On This Day

What Happened on February 10, 1996

Historical Events

  • A bomb explodes in Docklands area of London, ending the 17-month ceasefire; James McArdle is eventually found guilty and jailed for 25 years

Event of interestEvent of Interest

IBM computer Deep Blue becomes the first computer to win a game of chess against a reigning (human) chess champion, Gary Kasparov

Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist Garry Kasparov
Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist
Garry Kasparov

Famous Deaths

  • Hugh Francis Lamprey, British ecologist, dies at 67
1996 Highlights

About February 10, 1996

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 8 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius