About February 10

February 10, 2021 is the 41st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 324 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 2 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

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.
  • 1814
    Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Champaubert
  • 1870
    The YWCA is founded in New York City.
  • 1920
    Jozef Haller de Hallenburg performs symbolic wedding of Poland to the sea, celebrating restitution of Polish access to open sea.
  • 1923
    Texas Tech University is founded as Texas Technological College in Lubbock, Texas.
  • 1936
    Second Italo-Abyssinian War: Italian troops launched the Battle of Amba Aradam against Ethiopian defenders.
  • 1943
    World War II: Attempting to completely lift the Siege of Leningrad, the Soviet Red Army engages German troops and Spanish volunteers in the Battle of Krasny Bor.
  • 1947
    Italy cedes most of Venezia Giulia to Yugoslavia.
  • 1954
    President Dwight Eisenhower warns against United States intervention in Vietnam.
  • 1964
    Melbourne-Voyager collision: The aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne collides with the destroyer HMAS Voyager off the south coast of New South Wales, Australia.
  • 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.
  • 2009
    The communication satellites Iridium 33 and Kosmos-2251 collide in orbit, destroying both.
  • 2024
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Dragon in Chinese astrology.

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