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    What happened on February 10

    • February 10, 1098 Crusaders defeat Prince Redwan of Aleppo at Antioch

    • February 10, 1355 "The St. Scholastica's Day riot breaks out in Oxford, England, leaving 63 scholars and perhaps 30 locals dead in two days."

    • February 10, 1535 12 nude Anabaptists run through Amsterdam streets

    • February 10, 1542 Queen Catherine Howard of England is confined in the Tower of London to be executed three days later for treason (adultery).

    • February 10, 1549 Tomé de Sousa appointed Governor-General of Brazil

    • 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."

    • February 10, 1567 UK hist Murder of Darnley outside Holyrood House in an explosion

    • February 10, 1635 Académie Fran‡aise is founded in Paris (by Cardinal Richelieu)

    • February 10, 1676 Wampanoag Indians under King Philip kill all men in Lancaster MA

    • February 10, 1713 Netherlands & England sign accord concerning anti-French Barrier

    • February 10, 1716 Scottish pretender to the throne James III Edward returns to France

    • February 10, 1720 Edmund Halley appointed 2nd Astronomer Royal of England

    • February 10, 1746 English Pelham government resigns

    • February 10, 1749 "10th (final) volume of Fielding's ""Tom Jones"" is published"

    • February 10, 1763 French and Indian War: The 1763 Treaty of Paris ends the war and France cedes Quebec to Great Britain.

    • February 10, 1763 "The French and Indian War ends with signing of the Treaty of Paris. As part of the treaty, Canada is ceded to England by the French."

    • February 10, 1763 The Treaty of Paris was signed in 1763 ending the French and Indian War.

    • February 10, 1772 "1771 Maratha forces from the Deccan Plateau drive the Afghans out of Delhi, install the son of the exiled Mughal emperor Shah Alam as temporary ruler"

    • February 10, 1774 Andrew Becker demonstrates diving suit

    • February 10, 1794 "Joseph Haydn's 99th Symphony in E, premieres"

    • February 10, 1798 "Louis Alexandre Berthier invaded Rome, on February 15 proclaimed a Roman Republic and then on February 20 take Pope Pius VI as a prisoner."

    • February 10, 1802 "In London England Alexander Mackenzie 1764-1820 knighted for achievements in the North West, and for being first to cross the North American continent by land"

    • February 10, 1807 US Coast Survey authorized by Congress

    • February 10, 1824 Simon Bol¡var named dictator by the Congress of Per£

    • February 10, 1840 Queen Victoria of England marries Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.

    • February 10, 1841 UK hist Penny Red replaces Penny Black postage stamp

    • February 10, 1846 Beginning of Mormon march to west US

    • February 10, 1846 "British defeat Sikhs in battle of Sobraon, India"

    • February 10, 1846 First Anglo-Sikh War: Battle of Sobraon - British defeat Sikhs in final battle of the war

    • February 10, 1855 US citizenship laws amended all children of US parents born abroad granted US citizenship

    • February 10, 1859 General Horsford defeats Begum of Oude & Nana Sahib in Indian mutiny

    • February 10, 1860 "John Brahms' 2nd Serenade in A, premieres"

    • February 10, 1862 Dutch 2nd government of Thorbecke forms

    • February 10, 1863 "Frist US fire extinguisher patent granted to Alanson Crane, Virginia"

    • February 10, 1863 PT Barnum stages wedding of Tom Thumb & Mercy Lavinia Warren (New York NY)

    • February 10, 1863 The world-famous dwarfs General Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren get married in New York City.

    • February 10, 1866 Dutch government Frans van der Putte forms

    • February 10, 1868 "Conservatives & military, seize Convention Hall in Florida"

    • February 10, 1870 The YWCA is founded (New York City).

    • February 10, 1870 YWCA (Young Women's Christian Association) is founded (New York NY)

    • February 10, 1878 Peace of Zanj¢n

    • February 10, 1878 "Peter Tchaikovsky's 4th Symphony in F, premieres"

    • February 10, 1879 First electric arc light used (California Theater)

    • February 10, 1879 Henry Morton Stanley departs to the Congo

    • February 10, 1883 "Fire at un-insured New Hall Hotel in Milwaukee WI, kills 71"

    • February 10, 1890 "Around 11 million acres, ceded to US by Sioux Indians opens for settlement"

    • February 10, 1897 Freedom of religion in Madagascar

    • February 10, 1897 "New York Times begins using slogan ""All the News That's Fit to Print"""

    • February 10, 1899 "-39§F (-39§C), Milligan OH (state lowest temperature record)"

    • February 10, 1899 "Herbert Hoover (31st U.S. President, 1929-33), marries Lou Henry."

    • February 10, 1899 US-Spain peace treaty signed by President McKinley; US gets Puerto Rico & Guam

    • February 10, 1904 Japan & Russia declares war after Japan's surprise attack on Russian fleet at Port Arthur disabled 7 Russian warships

    • February 10, 1906 "Britain's first modern & largest battleship ""HMS Dreadnought"" launched, it changed the battleship concept fo rthe world"

    • February 10, 1906 State of siege proclaimed in Zululand

    • February 10, 1908 In England Canadian Tommy Burns KOs Jack Palmer in 4 rounds to defend his world heavyweight boxing title

    • February 10, 1916 Conscription begins in Britain

    • February 10, 1917 Johanna Westerdijk installed as Netherlands first female professor

    • February 10, 1920 "Jozef Haller de Hallenburg performs symbolic wedding of Poland to the sea, celebrating restitution of Polish access to open sea."

    • February 10, 1923 Ink paste manufactured for first time by Standard Ink Company

    • February 10, 1923 SDAP speaks out against allied occupation of Ruhrgebied

    • February 10, 1923 "Texas Tech University was founded as Texas Technological College in Lubbock, Texas."

    • February 10, 1925 "The first waterless gas storage tank put into service, Michigan City IN"

    • February 10, 1926 "Building of Olympian Stadium Amsterdam, begins"

    • February 10, 1927 President Coolidge asks for 2nd disarmament conference

    • February 10, 1929 "Msgr. Stephen Alencastre, SS.CC., dedicates the beautiful Romanesque church of Saint Patrick in Honolulu."

    • February 10, 1930 Grain Stabilization Corporation authorized by Congress

    • February 10, 1931 New Delhi becomes the capital of India.

    • February 10, 1933 "-54§F (-48§C), Seneca OR (state record)"

    • February 10, 1933 Dutch sea-plane bombs Dutch ship

    • February 10, 1933 Hitler proclaims end of Marxism

    • February 10, 1933 "In round 13 of a boxing match at New York City's Madison Square Garden, Primo Carnera knocks out Ernie Schaaf, killing him."

    • February 10, 1933 "Mutiny on ""7 Provinces"" ends (began Feb 4th), 23 killed"

    • February 10, 1933 Singing telegrams were introduced in the U.S. by the Postal Telegraph Company of New York.

    • February 10, 1933 The New York City-based Postal Telegraph Company introduces the first singing telegram.

    • February 10, 1934 "Byrd souvenir sheet issued, NYC; first unperforated ungummed US stamp"

    • February 10, 1934 First Jewish immigrant ship to break the English blockade in Palestine

    • February 10, 1934 "Stalin ends 17th CPSU-congress, says ""Life becomes merrier"""

    • February 10, 1935 Pennsylvania RR begins passenger service on new streamlined electric locomotive

    • February 10, 1938 King Carol II of Romania drives out dictator Goga

    • February 10, 1940 """In The Mood"" by Glenn Miller hits #1"

    • February 10, 1940 "The first Tom and Jerry cartoon ""Puss Gets the Boot"" premiers."

    • February 10, 1940 Tom & Jerry created by Hanna & Barbera debut by MGM

    • February 10, 1941 "Anti-Nazi ""Het Parool"" begins publishing in Netherlands"

    • February 10, 1942 HMCS Spikenard (Corvette) torpedoed

    • February 10, 1943 8th Army sweeps through North Africa to Tunisia

    • February 10, 1943 Van der Veen Resistance starts fire in Amsterdam employment bureau

    • February 10, 1944 Belgium resistance fighter/author Kamiel van Baelen arrested

    • February 10, 1944 U-666/U-545/U-283 sink off Ireland

    • February 10, 1945 """Rum & Coca Cola"" by Andrews Sisters hits #1"

    • February 10, 1946 Liner Mauritania docks in Halifax carrying 943 war brides and children from England.

    • February 10, 1947 "Canada signs mop-up peace treaties with former Axis powers Italy, Romania, Hungary and Finland"

    • February 10, 1947 Italy cedes most of Venezia Giulia to Yugoslavia

    • February 10, 1947 Netherlands Radio Union forms

    • February 10, 1947 Province of Petsamo returned to Soviet Union by Finland

    • February 10, 1947 WWII peace treaties signed

    • February 10, 1948 Greek General Markos' guerrilla army bombs Saloniki

    • February 10, 1949 Arthur Miller's play Death of a Salesman premiered in New York City.

    • February 10, 1949 "The Arthur Miller play, Death of a Salesman, starring Lee J. Cobb, Arthur Kennedy and Mildred Dunnock, makes its Broadway debut."

    • February 10, 1950 "The Temiscouata Railway is entrusted to Canadian National. This line, which was opened throughout on October 1, 1891, ran from RiviŠre du Loup to Edmundston and from Edmundston to Connors."

    • February 10, 1951 """John & Marsha"" by Stan Freberg peaks at #21"

    • February 10, 1951 Shah of Persia marries 19 year old Soraja Esfandiara Bakhtiari

    • February 10, 1953 Ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Jean Westwood & Lawrence Demmy of Great Britain

    • February 10, 1953 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Tenley Albright USA

    • February 10, 1953 Men's Figure Skating Champion in Davos won by Hayes Alan Jenkins USA

    • February 10, 1954 Eisenhower warns against US intervention in Vietnam

    • February 10, 1954 President Dwight Eisenhower warns against United States intervention in Vietnam.

    • February 10, 1956 """My Friend Flicka"" premieres on CBS (later NBC) TV"

    • February 10, 1959 "Dutch Princess Wilhelmina publishes ""Lonely, but not alone"""

    • February 10, 1959 Tornado in St Louis kills 19 & injures 265

    • February 10, 1961 Niagara Falls hydroelectric project begins producing power

    • February 10, 1962 Captured American U-2 spy plane pilot Francis Gary Powers is released by the U.S.S.R. in exchange for a Soviet spy held by the U.S.

    • February 10, 1964 Destroyer Voyager sinks off Australia after colliding with aircraft carrier Melbourne

    • February 10, 1964 "Melbourne-Voyager collision: The aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne collides with the destroyer HMAS Voyager off the south coast of New South Wales, Australia."

    • February 10, 1965 In Northwestern Iran a 5.1 earthquake occurred. At least 20 persons were fatally injured and thousands of houses destroyed in and near Bustanabad

    • February 10, 1966 Harmel government in Belgium resigns

    • February 10, 1967 25th Amendment (Presidential Disability & Succession) in effect

    • February 10, 1967 The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution ratified.

    • February 10, 1968 """Spooky"" by Classics IV hits #3"

    • February 10, 1968 "Peggy Fleming wins Olympics figure skating gold medal, Grenoble, France"

    • February 10, 1970 26.4 cm precipitation falls on Mount Washington NH (state record)

    • February 10, 1970 "Dry powder avalanche moving at 120 mph smashes into youth hostel killing 40 Belgian, French, & German youths (Val d'Isere, France)"

    • February 10, 1971 Royal Albert Hall bans scheduled concert featuring Frank Zappa

    • February 10, 1972 "BBC bans ""Give Ireland Back to the Irish"" by Wings"

    • February 10, 1972 Ras al Khaima joins the United Arab Emirates

    • February 10, 1973 "83 meter wide gas tank on Staten Island NY explodes, crushing 40"

    • February 10, 1974 Iran/Iraqi border fight breaks out

    • February 10, 1974 Silver futures hit record $4.81« an ounce in London

    • February 10, 1978 Frank C Carlucci succeeds John F Blake as deputy director of CIA

    • February 10, 1979 """Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?"" by Rod Stewart peaks at #1"

    • February 10, 1981 "A fire at the Las Vegas Hilton claims eight lives, and injures nearly 200, at this popular hotel-casino."

    • February 10, 1981 Dennis Lillee becomes Australian Cricket's top wicket-taker with 249

    • February 10, 1982 "28 skiers perform backflips while holding hands, Bromont, Qu‚bec"

    • February 10, 1983 Anglican synod vote 338-100 against unilateral UK nuclear disarmament

    • February 10, 1983 "Canada signs agreement allowing US testing of military equipment in Canada, including cruise missiles"

    • February 10, 1986 """John Lennon Live in NYC"" album is released"

    • February 10, 1987 Philippine troops murder 17 civilians-Lupao Massacre

    • February 10, 1988 3-judge panel of 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco strikes down Army's ban on homosexuals (later overturned by appeal)

    • February 10, 1988 Rocky Malebane-Metsing coup in Bophuthatswana fails

    • February 10, 1989 Miami Vice's 100th episode seen on TV

    • February 10, 1989 Ron Brown is elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee becoming the first African American to lead a major American political party.

    • February 10, 1989 "To gain deregulation WWF admits pro wrestling is an exhibition & not a sport, in a New Jersey court"

    • February 10, 1990 "6th Largest wrestling crowd (63,900-Tokyo Dome)"

    • February 10, 1990 Buster Douglas KOs Mike Tyson in 10 to become heavyweight boxing champion

    • February 10, 1990 "South African President F.W. de Klerk announces that Nelson Mandela, the black activist imprisoned for 27 years, will be released the next day."

    • February 10, 1991 Lithuania votes for independence from USSR

    • February 10, 1992 """Dangerous Women"" final episode on WWOR-TV"

    • February 10, 1992 Bonnie Blair wins 1992 Olympics first gold medal for the USA

    • February 10, 1992 Mike Tyson convicted of raping Desiree Washington in Indiana

    • February 10, 1992 Roots author Alex Haley dies in Seattle at age 71.

    • February 10, 1993 """Michael Jackson Talks To Oprah Winfrey"" airs on ABC & drew an astounding 39.3 rating/56 share, 90 million people"

    • February 10, 1993 US officially backs peace plan in Bosnia

    • February 10, 1995 "Chelsi Smith, 21, (Texas), crowned 44th Miss USA"

    • February 10, 1996 IBM's Deep Blue defeats chess champion Gary Kasparov

    • February 10, 1996 "Minneapolis, Minnesota Timmins country singer Shania Twain draws a crowd of up to 20,000 fans for an autograph session at the giant Mall of America"

    • February 10, 1996 The IBM supercomputer Deep Blue defeats Garry Kasparov for the first time.

    • February 10, 1997 Comet Shoemaker-Holt 2 Closest Approach to Earth (1.9245 AU)

    • February 10, 1997 Lemrick Nelson found guilty in the fatal stabbing on Hasidic Jew Yankel Rosenbaum in Crown Heights Brooklyn in 1991

    • February 10, 1997 O J Simpson jury reaches decision on $25 million in punitive damages

    • February 10, 1997 Soyuz TM-25 launches to the MIR

    • February 10, 1998 AOL raises monthly flat rate Internet access from $19.95 to $21.95

    • February 10, 1998 Canadian National President Paul Tellier says CN is acquiring US rail company Illinois Central Corp for $2.4 billion

    • February 10, 1998 Voters in Maine repeal a gay rights law passed in 1997 becoming the first U.S. state to abandon that law.

    • February 10, 1999 "A federal judge orders American Airlines pilots back to work after their sickout grounds 2500 flights, stranding 200,000 travelers and crippling cargo carriers."

    • February 10, 2003 France and Belgium break the NATO procedure of silent approval concerning the timing of protective measures for Turkey in case of a possible war with Iraq.

    • February 10, 2008 Super Smash Bros. Brawl release date.







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