February 10 is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 324 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about February 10th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about February 10th in history!
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- National Umbrella Day
- National Cream Cheese Brownie Day
- National Plimsoll Day
- Teddy Day
2009: Two satellites collide in space
Both the U.S. satellite “Iridium 33” and the Russian “Kosmos 2251” were destroyed in the accident.
1996: Deep Blue becomes the first computer to win a chess game against a reigning world champion
Despite his defeat in the first game, Russian world champion Garry Kasparov proceeded to win the match by 4-2 games.
1964: Bob Dylan’s album “The Times They Are A-Changin’” is released
The title track is one of Dylan’s best-known songs.
1964: An aircraft carrier collides with a destroyer in Australia, killing 82
Destroyer HMAS Voyager sailed under aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourn’s bow, was cut in half and sank.
1962: Francis Gary Powers, a U.S. spy captured by the Soviet Union, is released
Powers was exchanged for captured Soviet spy, Rudolf Ivanovich Abel.
1980: Steve Jobs visits Apple’s new facility in Cork, October 1980.
1945: US Marines blasting out a cave on Hill 382, Iwo Jima, February 1945.
1942: War Production, February 1942. Conversion of beverage containers to aviation oxygen cylinders. Firestone Rubber plant in Akron, Ohio.
1930: A street in Tehran during the 1930s
1886: Mahatma Gandhi (right) with his eldest brother Laxmidas in 1886.
Births On This Day, February 10
1929: Jerry Goldsmith, American composer, conductor
1898: Bertolt Brecht, German author
1894: Harold Macmillan, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
1890: Boris Pasternak, Russian author, poet, Nobel Prize laureate
1744: William Cornwallis, English Admiral
Deaths On This Day, February 10
2005: Arthur Miller, American playwright
1932: Edgar Wallace, English journalist, author, playwright
1923: Wilhelm Röntgen, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
1837: Alexander Pushkin, Russian author, poet
1755: Montesquieu, French philosopher