About February 10

February 10, 2024 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.

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Aquarius is the sun 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.

What Happened On February 10

  • 1258
    Baghdad falls to the Mongols, and the Abbasid Caliphate is destroyed.
  • 1306
    In front of the high altar of Greyfriars Church in Dumfries, Robert the Bruce murders John Comyn, his leading political rival, sparking revolution in the Scottish Wars of Independence
  • 1355
    The St. Scholastica’s Day riot breaks out in Oxford, England, leaving 63 scholars and perhaps 30 locals dead in two days.
  • 1567
    An explosion destroys the Kirk o' Field house in Edinburgh, Scotland. The second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, Lord Darnley is found strangled, in what many believe to be an assassination.
  • 1763
    French and Indian War: The 1763 Treaty of Paris ends the war and France cedes Quebec to Great Britain.
  • 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
  • 1863
    The fire extinguisher is patented.
  • 1906
    HMS Dreadnought is launched.
  • 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.
  • 1942
    Japanese submarine bombards Midway Atoll.
  • 1947
    Italy cedes most of Venezia Giulia to Yugoslavia.
  • 1967
    The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified.
  • 1981
    A fire at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel-casino kills eight and injures 198.
  • 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.
  • 1998
    Voters in Maine repeal a gay rights law passed in 1997 becoming the first U.S. state to abandon such a law.
  • 2005
    North Korea announces that it possesses nuclear weapons.
  • 2009
    The communication satellites Iridium 33 and Kosmos-2251 collide in orbit, destroying both.

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