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February 10 Historical Events

The following events took place on February 10. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 34 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 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 sparking revolution in the Wars of Scottish Independence
  • 1355
    The St Scholastica Day riot breaks out in Oxford, England, leaving 63 scholars and perhaps 30 locals dead in two days.
  • 1567
    Lord Darnley, second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, is found strangled following an explosion at the Kirk o' Field house in Edinburgh, Scotland, a suspected assassination.
  • 1763
    French and Indian War: The Treaty of Paris ends the war and France cedes Quebec to Great Britain.
  • 1814
    Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Champaubert ends in French victory over the Russians and the Prussians.
  • 1840
    Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom marries Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.
  • 1846
    First Anglo-Sikh War: Battle of Sobraon – British defeat Sikhs in final battle of the war
  • 1861
    Jefferson Davis is notified by telegraph that he has been chosen as provisional President of the Confederate States of America.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: A Union naval flotilla destroys the bulk of the Confederate Mosquito Fleet in the Battle of Elizabeth City on the Pasquotank River in North Carolina.
  • 1870
    The YWCA is founded in New York City.
  • 1906
    HMS Dreadnought, the first of a revolutionary new breed of battleships is christened and launched by King Edward VII.
  • 1920
    Józef 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
  • 1930
    Yên Bái mutiny in French Indochina
  • 1933
    In round 13 of a boxing match at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, Primo Carnera knocks out Ernie Schaaf. Schaaf dies four days later.
  • 1936
    Second Italo-Abyssinian War: Italian troops launched the Battle of Amba Aradam against Ethiopian defenders.
  • 1939
    Spanish Civil War: The Nationalists conclude their conquest of Catalonia and seal the border with France.
  • 1940
    The Soviet Union begins mass deportations of Polish citizens from occupied eastern Poland to Siberia.
  • 1942
    The first gold record is presented to Glenn Miller for “Chattanooga Choo Choo”.
  • 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
    United States President Dwight Eisenhower warns against United States intervention in Vietnam.
  • 1962
    Captured American U2 spy-plane pilot Gary Powers is exchanged for captured Soviet spy Rudolf Abel.
  • 1962
    Roy Lichtenstein’s first solo exhibition opened, and it included Look Mickey, which featured his first employment of Ben-Day dots, speech balloons and comic imagery sourcing, all of which he is now known for.
  • 1964
    Melbourne–Voyager collision: The aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne collides with and sinks the destroyer HMAS Voyager off the south coast of New South Wales, Australia, killing 82.
  • 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 in chess for the first time.

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