What happened this day in history February 10

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 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 325 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 28, 2024 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 474,312 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.

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.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 4,068 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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February 10 Historical Events

  • 1355
    The St. Scholastica’s Day riot breaks out in Oxford, England, leaving 63 scholars and perhaps 30 locals dead in two days.
  • 1798
    Louis Alexandre Berthier invades Rome, proclaims a Roman Republic on February 15 and then on February 20 takes Pope Pius VI prisoner.
  • 1920
    Jozef Haller de Hallenburg performs symbolic wedding of Poland to the sea, celebrating restitution of Polish access to open sea.
  • 1933
    In round 13 of a boxing match at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, Primo Carnera knocks out Ernie Schaaf, killing him.
  • 1933
    The New York City-based Postal Telegraph Company introduces the first singing telegram.
  • 1942
    Japanese submarine bombards Midway Atoll.
  • 1947
    Italy cedes most of Venezia Giulia to Yugoslavia.
  • 1962
    Captured American U2 spy-plane pilot Gary Powers is exchanged for captured Soviet spy Rudolf Abel.
  • 1989
    Ron Brown is elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee becoming the first African American to lead a major American political party.
  • 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?

  • 1846
    Ira Remsen, American chemist (d. 1927)
  • 1897
    John Franklin Enders, American scientist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1985)
  • 1914
    Larry Adler, American harmonica player (d. 2001)
  • 1933
    Richard Schickel, American film critic
  • 1935
    Theodore Antoniou, Greek composer
  • 1949
    Maxime Le Forestier, French singer
  • 1964
    Arthur Lenk, Israeli diplomat
  • 1975
    Hiroki Kuroda, Japanese baseball player
  • 1978
    Don Omar, Puerto Rican singer
  • 1980
    César Izturis, Venezuelan baseball player

Who died on February 10?

  • 1278
    Margaret II of Flanders (b. 1202)
  • 1960
    Aloysius Stepinac, Croatian cardinal (b. 1898)
  • 1966
    Billy Rose, American composer and band leader (b. 1899)
  • 1984
    David Von Erich, American professional wrestler (b. 1958)
  • 1992
    Alex Haley, American author (b. 1921)
  • 2001
    Abraham Beame, American politician (b. 1906)
  • 2002
    Traudl Junge, Adolf Hitler’s secretary (b. 1920)
  • 2003
    Clark MacGregor, American politician (b. 1922)
  • 2008
    Steve Gerber, American comics writer (b. 1947)
  • 2009
    Leila Hadley, American travel writer and socialite (b. 1926)

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