10 February

10 February

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!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • National Umbrella Day
  • National Cream Cheese Brownie Day
  • National Plimsoll Day
  • Teddy Day

Historic Events

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.

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.

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.

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

A street in Tehran during the 1930s

1886: Mahatma Gandhi (right) with his eldest brother Laxmidas in 1886.

Mahatma Gandhi (right) with his eldest brother Laxmidas in 1886.

Famous Birthdays

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

Heartbreaking Deaths

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


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