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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

  • 1798
    Louis Alexandre Berthier invades Rome, proclaims a Roman Republic on February 15 and then on February 20 takes Pope Pius VI prisoner.
  • 1846
    First Anglo-Sikh War: Battle of Sobraon – British defeat Sikhs in final battle of the war
  • 1942
    Japanese submarine bombards Midway Atoll.
  • 1962
    Captured American U2 spy-plane pilot Gary Powers is exchanged for captured Soviet spy Rudolf Abel.
  • 1994
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Dog in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on February 10?

  • 1783
    Fyodor Petrovich Tolstoy, Russian painter (d. 1873)
  • 1903
    Waldemar Hoven, German physician (d. 1948)
  • 1933
    Richard Schickel, American film critic
  • 1944
    Vernor Vinge, American novelist
  • 1968
    Atika Suri, Indonesian television newscaster

Who died on February 10?

  • 1278
    Margaret II of Flanders (b. 1202)
  • 1576
    Guilielmus Xylander, German classical scholar (b. 1532)
  • 1984
    David Von Erich, American professional wrestler (b. 1958)
  • 1997
    Matthew Eappen of Newton Massachusetts (b. 1996)
  • 2008
    Roy Scheider, American actor (b. 1932)

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