On This Day

Historical Events in February 2010

Sport awardSuper Bowl

Feb 7 Super Bowl XLIV, Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Miami, FL; New Orleans Saints beat Indianapolis Colts, 31-17; MVP: Drew Brees, New Orleans, QB

NFL Quarterback Drew Brees
NFL Quarterback
Drew Brees
  • Feb 8 747-8 Freighter takes off for its maiden flight from Paine Field, Washington
  • Feb 11 60th Berlin International Film Festival: "Honey" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 12 XXI Winter Olympic Games open in Vancouver, Canada
  • Feb 13 A bombing at the German Bakery in Pune, India, kills 10 and injures 60 more.

OlympicsOlympic Gold

Feb 14 Alexandre Bilodeau wins the Gold Medal in the freestyle skiing men's moguls event, becoming the first Canadian to win a Gold Medal during a Canadian-hosted Olympics

Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist Alexandre Bilodeau
Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist
Alexandre Bilodeau
  • Feb 14 59th NBA All-Star Game, Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, TX: East beats West, 141-139; MVP: Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat, G
  • Feb 14 52nd Daytona 500: Jamie McMurray, driving for Earnhardt Ganassi Racing wins; Mark Martin, oldest polesitter in Daytona 500 history at 51 years, 27 days
  • Feb 14 America's Cup: Team USA defeats Alinghi 2-0 to win in Spain

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 18 Bibliothèque nationale de France purchases the memoirs of Giacomo Casanova a for €7 million

Adventurer, Writer and famous Lover Giacomo Casanova
Adventurer, Writer and famous Lover
Giacomo Casanova
  • Feb 20 On the Portuguese Atlantic island of Madeira heavy rain causes floods and mudslides, leaving at least 32 deaths in the worst disaster on the history of the archipelago.

Film tv awardsBAFTA Awards

Feb 21 63rd British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The Hurt Locker" Best Film, Kathryn Bigelow Best Director

Director Kathryn Bigelow
Director
Kathryn Bigelow
  • Feb 22 Taiwan's economy exits from the recession with 9.22% growth in the last quarter of 2009 after increased demand from China and other key markets in the region
  • Feb 23 Unknown criminals pour more than 2.5 million litres of diesel oil and other hydrocarbons into the river Lambro, in Northern Italy, causing an environmental disaster.

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Feb 23 Danielle Steel’s novel “Big Girl” is published

Novelist Danielle Steel
Novelist
Danielle Steel

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 24 Sachin Tendulkar scores the first double century in One Day International cricket

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer
Sachin Tendulkar
  • Feb 24 Europe risks a double-dip recession after bad results emerge from France, Germany and Italy, it is reported today; the Eurozone only grew by 0.1% in the last quarter of 2009
  • Feb 26 41st NAACP Image Awards: "Precious" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • Feb 27 Central Chile is hit with an 8.8 magnitude earthquake.
  • Feb 28 XXI Winter Olympic Games close in Vancouver, Canada