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

  • 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.
  • 1840
    Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom marries Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.
  • 1863
    The fire extinguisher is patented.
  • 1870
    The YWCA is founded in New York City.
  • 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.
  • 1933
    The New York City-based Postal Telegraph Company introduces the first singing telegram.
  • 1942
    Japanese submarine bombards Midway Atoll.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1996
    The IBM supercomputer Deep Blue defeats Garry Kasparov for the first time.
  • 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.
  • 2043
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Pig in Chinese astrology.

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