On This Day

Historical Events on February 10 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 255 of 255

  • 1993 US officially backs peace plan in Bosnia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • 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

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1996 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
  • 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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • 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

Sport awardNBA 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

NBA Guard Kobe Bryant
NBA Guard
Kobe Bryant
  • 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.

Music releaseAlbum Release

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

Rapper Kanye West
Rapper
Kanye West

HeartEngagement of Interest

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

Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles
Duchess of Cornwall
Camilla Parker Bowles
Prince of Wales Prince Charles
Prince of Wales
Prince Charles
  • 2005 55th Berlin International Film Festival: "U-Carmen" wins the Golden Bear

OlympicsOlympic Games

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

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti
  • 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.

Music awardsGrammy Awards

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

Singer Amy Winehouse
Singer
Amy Winehouse
Musician and Composer Herbie Hancock
Musician and Composer
Herbie Hancock
  • 2008 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 42-30; MVP: Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings, RB
  • 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

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2013 66th British Academy Awards:" Argo", Ben Affleck, Daniel Day-Lewis and Emmanuelle Riva win

  • 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
  • 2013 66th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "Argo" Best Film, Ben Affleck Best Director

Music awardsGrammy Awards

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

Musician Trent Reznor
Musician
Trent Reznor

Music releaseMusic Single

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

Country Music Singer-Songwriter Luke Bryan
Country Music Singer-Songwriter
Luke Bryan
  • 2014 Netherlands sweeps the medals in the men's 500m speed skating at the Sochi Winter Olympics; Michel Mulder wins gold ahead of team mates 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

OlympicsOlympic Gold

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

Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist Alexandre Bilodeau
Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist
Alexandre Bilodeau

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

Comedian and TV Host Jon Stewart
Comedian and TV Host
Jon Stewart
  • 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
  • 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