On This Day

Historical Events on February 10 (Part 2)

  • 1993 US officially backs peace plan in Bosnia

Music History

1993 "Michael Jackson Talks To Oprah Winfrey" airs on ABC & drew an astounding 39.3 rating/56 share, 90 million people

  • 1994 44th Berlin International Film Festival: "In the Name of the Father" wins the Golden Bear
  • 1995 Chelsi Smith, 21, (Texas), crowned 44th Miss USA
  • 1995 Sun Cayun pole vaults female indoor world record (4.12m)
  • 1995 US female Figure Skating championship won by Nicole Bobek

Sports History

1996 IBM computer Deep Blue becomes the first computer to win a game of chess against a reigning (human) chess champion, Gary Kasparov

  • 1996 A bomb explodes in Docklands area of London, ending the 17-month ceasefire; James McArdle is eventually found guilty and jailed for 25 years
  • 1997 13th Soap Opera Digest Awards - General Hospital wins
  • 1997 5th ESPY Awards: Michael Johnson, Amy Van Dyken Lobo win
  • 1997 Comet Shoemaker-Holt 2 Closest Approach to Earth (1.9245 AU)

Sports History

1997 O.J. Simpson jury reaches decision on $25M in punitive damages

  • 1997 Soyuz TM-25 launches to the MIR
  • 1997 Lemrick Nelson found guilty in the fatal stabbing on Hasidic Jew Yankel Rosenbaum in Crown Heights Brooklyn in 1991
  • 1998 AOL raises monthly flat rate internet access from $19.95 to $21.95
  • 1998 Olympic figure skater Peggy Fleming undergoes breast cancer surgery
  • 1998 Voters in Maine repeal a gay rights law passed in 1997 becoming the first U.S. state to abandon the law
  • 1999 49th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Thin Red Line" wins the Golden Bear

NBA All-Star Game

2002 51st NBA All-Star Game, First Union Centre, Philadelphia, PA: West beats East, 135-120; MVP: Kobe Bryant, LA Lakers, F

  • 2003 France and Belgium break the NATO procedure of silent approval concerning the timing of protective measures for Turkey in case of a possible war with Iraq.

Album Release

2004 Kanye West releases his debut album "The College Dropout" (2005 Grammy Best Rap Album)

Engagement of Interest

2005 His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales announces engagement to Camilla Parker Bowles

  • 2005 55th Berlin International Film Festival: "U-Carmen" wins the Golden Bear

Olympic Games

2006 XX Winter Olympic Games open in Turin, Italy, Luciano Pavarotti sings "Nessun dorma" in his last ever performance

  • 2007 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 31-28; MVP: Carson Palmer, Cincinnati Bengals, QB
  • 2008 The 2008 Namdaemun fire severely damages Namdaemun, the first National Treasure of South Korea.

Grammy Awards

2008 50th Grammy Awards: Amy Winehouse wins 5 awards including song "Rehab", Herbie Hancock wins Album of the Year

  • 2008 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 42-30; MVP: Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings, RB

BAFTA Awards

2008 61st British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "Atonement" Best Film, Ethan and Joel Coen Best Director

  • 2011 61st Berlin International Film Festival: "A Separation" wins the Golden Bear
  • 2013 55th Grammy Awards: "Somebody That I Used To Know" (Goyte), "We Are Young" (fun), and "Babel" (Mumford & Sons) win
  • 2013 36 people are killed and 39 are injured in a stampede at a train station in Allahabad, India
  • 2013 5 people are killed by a falling lifeboat from the cruise ship Thomson Majesty in the Canary islands
  • 2013 Nigeria defeat Burkina Faso 1-0 to win the football 2013 Africa Cup of Nations

BAFTA Awards

2013 66th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "Argo", Ben Affleck (Director), Daniel Day-Lewis and Emmanuelle Riva win

Grammy Awards

2013 55th Grammy Awards: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross win for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media for "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"

Music Single

2014 "This Is How We Roll" single released by Florida Georgia Line featuring Luke Bryan (Billboard Song of the Year 2014)

  • 2014 Netherlands sweeps the medals in the men's 500m speed skating at the Sochi Winter Olympics; Michel Mulder wins gold ahead of teammates Jan Smeekens and Ronald Mulder
  • 2014 Canadian short track speed skater Charles Hamelin wins his 3rd career Olympic gold medal in the 1,500m in Sochi; Vancouver (2010) 500m and 5,000m relay champion
  • 2014 German alpine skier Maria Höfl-Riesch retains her Olympic combined title (Vancouver 2010) when she Nicole Hosp beats of Austria by 0.4s

Olympic Gold

2014 After winning Vancouver (2010) Olympic moguls title, Canadian freestyle skier Alexandre Bilodeau wins 2nd consecutive Olympic gold medal in Sochi; beats teammate Mikaël Kingsbury

Film & TV History

2015 Comedian Jon Stewart announces he will be leaving "The Daily Show" at the end of the year

  • 2016 Venezuelan government orders more than 100 malls to close early to save electricity, due to drought caused by El Niño
  • 2016 Republican presidential candidates Carly Fiorina and Chris Christie suspend their campaigns
  • 2018 German biathlete Laura Dahlmeier wins women's 7.5k sprint gold medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics; also wins 10k pursuit gold
  • 2018 Tottenham Hotspur edge Arsenal, 1-0 at Wembley Stadium in front of English Premier League record single-game attendance of 83,222 fans
  • 2018 Swedish cross country skier Charlotte Kalla wins 3rd career Olympic gold medal in the 15k skiathlon in Pyeongchang; also wins 10k freestyle gold in Vancouver (2010) and 4 x 5k relay in Sochi (2014)
  • 2018 Sochi (2014) Olympic large hill ski jump champion Andreas Wellinger of Germany wins the individual normal hill gold medal at Pyeongchang by just 0.2m from Norway's Johann André Forfang
  • 2019 Sexual abuse investigation into US Southern Baptist churches reveals 400 church members implicated with over 700 victims, according to The Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News
  • 2019 Insect populations are collapsing worldwide threatening a“catastrophic collapse of nature’s ecosystems” according to a global review saying 40% declining, 30% endangered
  • 2019 Minnesota senator Amy Klobuchar announces her 2020 presidential campaign

BAFTA Awards

2019 72nd British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "Roma" Best Film, Alfonso Cuarón Best Director, Olivia Coleman, Rami Malek best actors

Grammy Awards 2019

2019 61st Grammy Awards: Childish Gambino first rapper to win Best Song and Best Record for "This Is America", best album "Golden Hour" Kacey Musgraves

  • 2019 Number of women alleging sexual assault by former Costa Rica President Óscar Arias Sánchez grows to nine
  • 2019 Mine collapse at an illegal gold mine in north-eastern Liberia traps about 40 people underground
  • 2019 The eight centrally owned and operated team Alliance of American Football gets underway; Orlando Apollos beat Atlanta Legends, 40-6 at Spectrum Stadium, Orlando, FL
  • 2020 More than 30 bushfires put out by heaviest rainfall for 30 years in New South Wales, Australia, helping end one of the worst bushfire seasons ever, 46 million acres burnt, over 1 billion animals killed, 34 people dead
  • 2021 17,000 year old couch shell discovered to be oldest known wind instrument, after being reassessed by archaeologists, originally found in Marsoulas cave, Pyrenees [1]
  • 2021 Astronomers confirm the planetoid named Farfarout as the most distant orbiting the Sun, almost four times more distant than Pluto [1]