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What are the important events that happened on February 10? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

February 10: Facts & Myths About This Day

February 10 is the 41st day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 325 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 28, 2016 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 404,184 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘tetracontahenagon’ day.

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Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 353 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,146 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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February 10 Historical Events

  • 1258
    Baghdad falls to the Mongols, and the Abbasid Caliphate is destroyed.
  • 1763
    French and Indian War: The 1763 Treaty of Paris ends the war and France cedes Quebec to Great Britain.
  • 1840
    Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom marries Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.
  • 1936
    Second Italo-Abyssinian War: Italian troops launched the Battle of Amba Aradam against Ethiopian defenders.
  • 2024
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Dragon in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on February 10?

  • 1935
    Theodore Antoniou, Greek composer
  • 1955
    Christopher Adams, British wrestler and judoka (d. 2001)
  • 1969
    Joe Mangrum, American artist
  • 1969
    Laurie Dhue, American television personality
  • 1977
    Salif Diao, Senegalese footballer

Who died on February 10?

  • 1932
    Edgar Wallace, English novelist and screenwriter (b. 1875)
  • 2002
    Dave Van Ronk, American folk singer/songwriter (b. 1936)
  • 2003
    Curt Hennig, American professional wrestler (b. 1959)
  • 2003
    Ron Ziegler, American press secretary to Richard Nixon (b. 1939)
  • 2004
    Guy Provost, Quebec actor (b. 1925)

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