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10th of February 1258 EVENT Baghdad falls to the Mongols, and the Abbasid Caliphate is destroyed.
10th of February 1306 EVENT In front of the high altar of Greyfriars Church in Dumfries, Robert the Bruce murders John Comyn, his leading political rival, sparking revolution in the Scottish Wars of Independence
10th of February 1355 EVENT The St. Scholastica's Day riot breaks out in Oxford, England, leaving 63 scholars and perhaps 30 locals dead in two days.
10th of February 1567 EVENT 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.
10th of February 1763 EVENT French and Indian War: The 1763 Treaty of Paris ends the war and France cedes Quebec to Great Britain.
10th of February 1798 EVENT Louis Alexandre Berthier invades Rome, proclaims a Roman Republic on February 15 and then on February 20 takes Pope Pius VI prisoner.
10th of February 1814 EVENT Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Champaubert
10th of February 1840 EVENT Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom marries Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.
10th of February 1846 EVENT First Anglo-Sikh War: Battle of Sobraon : British defeat Sikhs in final battle of the war
10th of February 1863 EVENT The fire extinguisher is patented.
10th of February 1870 EVENT The YWCA is founded in New York City.
10th of February 1906 EVENT HMS Dreadnought is launched.
10th of February 1920 EVENT Jozef Haller de Hallenburg performs symbolic wedding of Poland to the sea, celebrating restitution of Polish access to open sea.
10th of February 1923 EVENT Texas Tech University is founded as Texas Technological College in Lubbock, Texas.
10th of February 1933 EVENT In round 13 of a boxing match at New York City's Madison Square Garden, Primo Carnera knocks out Ernie Schaaf, killing him.
10th of February 1933 EVENT The New York City-based Postal Telegraph Company introduces the first singing telegram.
10th of February 1936 EVENT Second Italo-Abyssinian War: Italian troops launched the Battle of Amba Aradam against Ethiopian defenders.
10th of February 1942 EVENT Japanese submarine bombards Midway Atoll.
10th of February 1943 EVENT 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.
10th of February 1947 EVENT Italy cedes most of Venezia Giulia to Yugoslavia.
10th of February 1954 EVENT President Dwight Eisenhower warns against United States intervention in Vietnam.
10th of February 1962 EVENT Captured American U2 spy-plane pilot Gary Powers is exchanged for captured Soviet spy Rudolf Abel.
10th of February 1964 EVENT Melbourne-Voyager collision: The aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne collides with the destroyer HMAS Voyager off the south coast of New South Wales, Australia.
10th of February 1967 EVENT The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified.
10th of February 1981 EVENT A fire at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel-casino kills eight and injures 198.
10th of February 1989 EVENT Ron Brown is elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee becoming the first African American to lead a major American political party.
10th of February 1996 EVENT The IBM supercomputer Deep Blue defeats Garry Kasparov for the first time.
10th of February 1998 EVENT Voters in Maine repeal a gay rights law passed in 1997 becoming the first U.S. state to abandon such a law.
10th of February 2003 EVENT 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.
10th of February 2005 EVENT North Korea announces that it possesses nuclear weapons.
10th of February 2009 EVENT The communication satellites Iridium 33 and Kosmos-2251 collide in orbit, destroying both.
10th of February 1499 BIRTHDAY Thomas Platter, Swiss humanist (d. 1582)
10th of February 1524 BIRTHDAY Albrecht Giese, German politician and diplomat (d. 1580)
10th of February 1606 BIRTHDAY Christine Marie of France, regent of Savoy (d. 1663)
10th of February 1609 BIRTHDAY John Suckling, English poet (d. 1642)
10th of February 1685 BIRTHDAY Aaron Hill, English writer (d. 1750)
10th of February 1744 BIRTHDAY William Cornwallis, Royal Navy admiral (d.1819)
10th of February 1775 BIRTHDAY Charles Lamb, English essayist (d. 1834)
10th of February 1783 BIRTHDAY Fyodor Petrovich Tolstoy, Russian painter (d. 1873)
10th of February 1785 BIRTHDAY Claude-Louis Navier, French physicist (d. 1836)
10th of February 1795 BIRTHDAY Ary Scheffer, French painter (d. 1858)
10th of February 1824 BIRTHDAY Samuel Plimsoll, British politician and social reformer
10th of February 1846 BIRTHDAY Charles Beresford, British admiral and politician (d. 1919)
10th of February 1846 BIRTHDAY Ira Remsen, American chemist (d. 1927)
10th of February 1847 BIRTHDAY Nabinchandra Sen, famous Bengali poet (d. 1909)
10th of February 1859 BIRTHDAY Alexandre Millerand, French politician (d. 1943)
10th of February 1868 BIRTHDAY Prince Waldemar of Prussia, son of Emperor Frederick III (d. 1879)
10th of February 1884 BIRTHDAY Frederick Hawksworth, British railroad mechanical engineer (d. 1976)
10th of February 1890 BIRTHDAY Boris Pasternak, Russian writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1960)
10th of February 1890 BIRTHDAY Fanny Kaplan, Russian political revolutionary and attempted assassin of Vladimir Lenin (d. 1918)
10th of February 1892 BIRTHDAY Alan Hale Sr., American actor (d. 1950)
10th of February 1893 BIRTHDAY Jimmy Durante, American actor and comedian (d. 1980)
10th of February 1893 BIRTHDAY Bill Tilden, American tennis player (d. 1953)
10th of February 1894 BIRTHDAY Harold Macmillan, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, 1957-1963 (d. 1986)
10th of February 1897 BIRTHDAY Dame Judith Anderson, Australian actress (d. 1992)
10th of February 1897 BIRTHDAY John Franklin Enders, American scientist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1985)
10th of February 1898 BIRTHDAY Bertolt Brecht, German author (d. 1956)
10th of February 1898 BIRTHDAY Joseph Kessel, French journalist and novelist (d. 1979)
10th of February 1901 BIRTHDAY Stella Adler, American actress (d. 1992)
10th of February 1902 BIRTHDAY Walter Houser Brattain, American physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1987)
10th of February 1903 BIRTHDAY Matthias Sindelar, Austrian footballer (d. 1939)
10th of February 1903 BIRTHDAY Waldemar Hoven, German physician (d. 1948)
10th of February 1904 BIRTHDAY John Farrow, American film director (d. 1963)
10th of February 1905 BIRTHDAY Walter A. Brown, American professional sports team owner and executive (d. 1964)
10th of February 1906 BIRTHDAY Lon Chaney Jr., American actor (d. 1973)
10th of February 1906 BIRTHDAY Erik Rhodes, American actor (d. 1990)
10th of February 1910 BIRTHDAY Dominique Pire, Belgian friar, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (d. 1969)
10th of February 1913 BIRTHDAY Douglas Slocombe, British cinematographer
10th of February 1914 BIRTHDAY Larry Adler, American harmonica player (d. 2001)
10th of February 1920 BIRTHDAY Alex Comfort, British physician and writer (d. 2000)
10th of February 1920 BIRTHDAY Neva Patterson, American actress (d. 2010)
10th of February 1920 BIRTHDAY Jose Manuel Castanon, Spanish writer (d. 2001)
10th of February 1924 BIRTHDAY Bud Poile, Canadian hockey player and executive (d. 2005)
10th of February 1926 BIRTHDAY Danny Blanchflower, Northern Irish footballer (d. 1993)
10th of February 1927 BIRTHDAY Leontyne Price, American soprano
10th of February 1927 BIRTHDAY Brian Priestman, British conductor
10th of February 1929 BIRTHDAY Jerry Goldsmith, American composer (d. 2004)
10th of February 1929 BIRTHDAY Jim Whittaker, American mountaineer
10th of February 1929 BIRTHDAY Lou Whittaker, American mountaineer
10th of February 1930 BIRTHDAY Robert Wagner, American actor
10th of February 1930 BIRTHDAY E. L. Konigsburg, American author and illustrator of children's and young adult fiction
10th of February 1931 BIRTHDAY Doug Young, American voice actor
10th of February 1933 BIRTHDAY Richard Schickel, American film critic
10th of February 1934 BIRTHDAY Fleur Adcock, New Zealand poet
10th of February 1935 BIRTHDAY Theodore Antoniou, Greek composer
10th of February 1935 BIRTHDAY John Alcorn, American designer and illustrator (d. 1992)
10th of February 1937 BIRTHDAY Roberta Flack, American singer
10th of February 1939 BIRTHDAY Adrienne Clarkson, Canadian politician
10th of February 1939 BIRTHDAY Peter Purves, British actor and television presenter
10th of February 1940 BIRTHDAY Mary Rand, British athlete, former world record holder in the long jump
10th of February 1941 BIRTHDAY Michael Apted, British director
10th of February 1943 BIRTHDAY Bill Laskey, American football player
10th of February 1944 BIRTHDAY Frank Keating, American politician and 25th Governor of Oklahoma
10th of February 1944 BIRTHDAY Peter Allen, Australian singer and actor (d. 1992)
10th of February 1944 BIRTHDAY Frances Moore Lappe, American writer and activist
10th of February 1944 BIRTHDAY Rufus Reid, American jazz bassist
10th of February 1944 BIRTHDAY Vernor Vinge, American novelist
10th of February 1946 BIRTHDAY Eliot Wald, American comedy writer
10th of February 1947 BIRTHDAY Louise Arbour, Canadian jurist
10th of February 1947 BIRTHDAY Nicholas Owen, English journalist
10th of February 1947 BIRTHDAY Butch Morris, American jazz cornetist and composer
10th of February 1948 BIRTHDAY Luis Donaldo Colosio, Mexican politician (d. 1994)
10th of February 1949 BIRTHDAY Jim Corcoran, Canadian singer and songwriter
10th of February 1949 BIRTHDAY Maxime Le Forestier, French singer
10th of February 1949 BIRTHDAY Harold Sylvester, American actor
10th of February 1949 BIRTHDAY Nigel Olsson, English drummer
10th of February 1950 BIRTHDAY Mark Spitz, American swimmer
10th of February 1951 BIRTHDAY Robert Iger, American entertainment executive
10th of February 1952 BIRTHDAY Lee Hsien Loong, Singaporean politician
10th of February 1954 BIRTHDAY Larry McWilliams, American baseball player
10th of February 1955 BIRTHDAY Chris Adams, British wrestler and judoka (d. 2001)
10th of February 1955 BIRTHDAY Jim Cramer, American television personality
10th of February 1955 BIRTHDAY Greg Norman, Australian golfer
10th of February 1958 BIRTHDAY Michael Weiss, American jazz pianist
10th of February 1959 BIRTHDAY John Calipari, American basketball coach
10th of February 1959 BIRTHDAY Dennis Gentry, American football player
10th of February 1959 BIRTHDAY Lisa McPherson, American Scientologist (d. 1995)
10th of February 1960 BIRTHDAY Robert Addie, British actor (d. 2003)
10th of February 1961 BIRTHDAY George Stephanopoulos, American political commentator
10th of February 1961 BIRTHDAY Alexander Payne, American film director
10th of February 1962 BIRTHDAY Cliff Burton, American bass player (Metallica) (d. 1986)
10th of February 1962 BIRTHDAY Bobby Czyz, American boxer
10th of February 1962 BIRTHDAY Piero Pelu, Italian singer and songwriter (Litfiba)
10th of February 1963 BIRTHDAY Lenny Dykstra, American baseball player
10th of February 1963 BIRTHDAY Philip Glenister, English actor
10th of February 1964 BIRTHDAY Glenn Beck, American radio and television host
10th of February 1964 BIRTHDAY Arthur Lenk, Israeli diplomat
10th of February 1964 BIRTHDAY Victor Davis, Canadian swimmer (d. 1989)
10th of February 1964 BIRTHDAY Francesca Neri, Italian actress
10th of February 1965 BIRTHDAY Mario Jean, Quebec comedian and television actor
10th of February 1966 BIRTHDAY Daryl Johnston, American football player
10th of February 1966 BIRTHDAY Ioannis Kalitzakis, Greek footballer
10th of February 1967 BIRTHDAY Laura Dern, American actress
10th of February 1967 BIRTHDAY Jacky Durand, French cyclist
10th of February 1967 BIRTHDAY Armand Serrano, Filipino animator
10th of February 1967 BIRTHDAY Ivan Francescato, Italian rugby player (d. 1999)
10th of February 1968 BIRTHDAY Peter Popovic, Swedish ice hockey player
10th of February 1968 BIRTHDAY Atika Suri, Indonesian television newscaster
10th of February 1968 BIRTHDAY Garrett Reisman, American astronaut
10th of February 1969 BIRTHDAY Joe Mangrum, American artist
10th of February 1969 BIRTHDAY Laurie Dhue, American television personality
10th of February 1970 BIRTHDAY Alberto Castillo, Dominican baseball player
10th of February 1970 BIRTHDAY Nobushige Kumakubo, Japanese racing driver
10th of February 1970 BIRTHDAY Melissa Doyle, Australian TV personality
10th of February 1970 BIRTHDAY Asne Seierstad, Norwegian journalist
10th of February 1970 BIRTHDAY Noureddine Naybet, Moroccan footballer
10th of February 1971 BIRTHDAY Louie Spicolli, American wrestler (d. 1998)
10th of February 1971 BIRTHDAY Lisa Marie Varon, American wrestler
10th of February 1974 BIRTHDAY Elizabeth Banks, American actress
10th of February 1974 BIRTHDAY Ty Law, American football player
10th of February 1974 BIRTHDAY Ivri Lider, Israeli singer
10th of February 1974 BIRTHDAY Tanoai Reed, American stunt performer
10th of February 1975 BIRTHDAY Hiroki Kuroda, Japanese baseball player
10th of February 1975 BIRTHDAY Kool Savas, German rapper
10th of February 1976 BIRTHDAY Lance Berkman, American baseball player
10th of February 1976 BIRTHDAY Keeley Hawes, English actress
10th of February 1976 BIRTHDAY Vedran Runje, Croatian footballer
10th of February 1977 BIRTHDAY Salif Diao, Senegalese footballer
10th of February 1978 BIRTHDAY Lorna Bailey, English ceramic designer
10th of February 1978 BIRTHDAY Don Omar, Puerto Rican singer
10th of February 1979 BIRTHDAY Jumaine Jones, American basketball player
10th of February 1979 BIRTHDAY Joey Hand, American race car driver
10th of February 1979 BIRTHDAY Ross Powers, American snowboarder
10th of February 1979 BIRTHDAY Daryl Palumbo, American musician
10th of February 1980 BIRTHDAY Cesar Izturis, Venezuelan baseball player
10th of February 1980 BIRTHDAY Mike Ribeiro, Canadian ice hockey player
10th of February 1980 BIRTHDAY Bruno Sundov, Croatian basketball player
10th of February 1980 BIRTHDAY Enzo Maresca, Italian footballer
10th of February 1981 BIRTHDAY Andrew Johnson, English footballer
10th of February 1981 BIRTHDAY Holly Willoughby, British TV presenter
10th of February 1981 BIRTHDAY Natasha St-Pier, Canadian singer
10th of February 1982 BIRTHDAY Keith Dunne, Irish footballer
10th of February 1982 BIRTHDAY Justin Gatlin, American sprinter
10th of February 1982 BIRTHDAY Iafeta Paleaaesina, New Zealand rugby league player
10th of February 1983 BIRTHDAY Daiane dos Santos, Brazilian gymnast
10th of February 1983 BIRTHDAY James Ryan, New Zealand rugby player
10th of February 1983 BIRTHDAY Bless, Canadian rapper
10th of February 1984 BIRTHDAY Alex Gordon, American baseball player
10th of February 1984 BIRTHDAY Kim Hyo-jin, South Korean actress
10th of February 1986 BIRTHDAY Viktor Troicki, Serbian tennis player
10th of February 1986 BIRTHDAY Radamel Falcao, Colombian footballer
10th of February 1986 BIRTHDAY Yui Ichikawa, Japanese actress and model
10th of February 1987 BIRTHDAY Choi Siwon, South Korean singer (Super Junior)
10th of February 1989 BIRTHDAY Bunmi Mojekwu, British actress
10th of February 1990 BIRTHDAY Sooyoung (Choi Soo-young), South Korean singer (Girls' Generation)
10th of February 1991 BIRTHDAY Emma Roberts, American actress
10th of February 1994 BIRTHDAY Makenzie Vega, American actress
10th of February 1995 BIRTHDAY Haruna Kawaguchi, Japanese model and actress
10th of February 1997 BIRTHDAY Chloe Moretz, American actress
10th of February 1126 DEATH William IX, Duke of Aquitaine (Born 1071)
10th of February 1162 DEATH King Baldwin III of Jerusalem (Born 1130)
10th of February 1242 DEATH Emperor Shijo of Japan (Born 1231)
10th of February 1278 DEATH Margaret II of Flanders (Born 1202)
10th of February 1576 DEATH Guilielmus Xylander, German classical scholar (Born 1532)
10th of February 1645 DEATH Dorothea Sophia, Princess-Abbess of Quedlinburg (Born 1587)
10th of February 1686 DEATH William Dugdale, English antiquarian (Born 1605)
10th of February 1722 DEATH Bartholomew Roberts, Welsh pirate (Born 1682)
10th of February 1755 DEATH Montesquieu, French writer (Born 1689)
10th of February 1758 DEATH Thomas Ripley, English architect (Born 1682)
10th of February 1782 DEATH Friedrich Christoph Oetinger, German theologian (Born 1702)
10th of February 1829 DEATH Pope Leo XII (Born 1760)
10th of February 1837 DEATH Alexander Pushkin, Russian poet and novelist (Born 1799)
10th of February 1857 DEATH David Thompson, Canadian explorer (Born 1770)
10th of February 1865 DEATH Heinrich Lenz, German physicist (Born 1804)
10th of February 1891 DEATH Sofia Kovalevskaya, Russian mathematician (Born 1850)
10th of February 1904 DEATH John A. Roche, American politician (Born 1844)
10th of February 1906 DEATH Ezra Butler Eddy, Canadian businessman and politician (Born 1827)
10th of February 1912 DEATH Joseph Lister, British surgeon (Born 1827)
10th of February 1917 DEATH John William Waterhouse, Italian-born artist (Born 1849)
10th of February 1918 DEATH Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Italian pacifist, Nobel Prize Laureate (Born 1833)
10th of February 1918 DEATH Abdul Hamid II Ottoman Sultan (Born 1842)
10th of February 1923 DEATH Wilhelm Rontgen, German physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (Born 1845)
10th of February 1932 DEATH Edgar Wallace, English novelist and screenwriter (Born 1875)
10th of February 1939 DEATH Pope Pius XI (Born 1857)
10th of February 1944 DEATH Eugene Michel Antoniadi, Greek astronomer (Born 1870)
10th of February 1945 DEATH Anacleto Diaz, Filipino jurist (Born 1878)
10th of February 1950 DEATH Marcel Mauss, French sociologist (Born 1872)
10th of February 1952 DEATH Henry Drysdale Dakin, British-American biochemist (Born 1880)
10th of February 1957 DEATH Laura Ingalls Wilder, American author (Born 1867)
10th of February 1960 DEATH Aloysius Stepinac, Croatian cardinal (Born 1898)
10th of February 1964 DEATH Eugen Sanger, Austrian aerospace engineer (Born 1905)
10th of February 1966 DEATH Billy Rose, American composer and band leader (Born 1899)
10th of February 1975 DEATH Nikos Kavvadias, Greek poet and writer (Born 1910)
10th of February 1979 DEATH Edvard Kardelj, Yugoslav communist leader (Born 1910)
10th of February 1984 DEATH David Von Erich, American professional wrestler (Born 1958)
10th of February 1985 DEATH Johnny Mokan, baseball player (Born 1895)
10th of February 1987 DEATH Syed Sadequain Ahmed Naqvi, Pakistani calligrapher and artist (Born 1930)
10th of February 1990 DEATH Bill Sherwood, American filmmaker/composer (Born 1952)
10th of February 1992 DEATH Alex Haley, American author (Born 1921)
10th of February 1993 DEATH Fred Hollows, New Zealand ophthalmologist (Born 1929)
10th of February 1995 DEATH Paul Monette, American author and gay rights activist (Born 1945)
10th of February 1997 DEATH Matthew Eappen of Newton Massachusetts (Born 1996)
10th of February 2000 DEATH Jim Varney, American actor (Born 1949)
10th of February 2001 DEATH Abraham Beame, American politician (Born 1906)
10th of February 2001 DEATH George Holmes "Buddy" Tate, American jazz saxophonist and clarinetist (Born 1913)
10th of February 2002 DEATH Traudl Junge, Adolf Hitler's secretary (Born 1920)
10th of February 2002 DEATH Dave Van Ronk, American folk singer/songwriter (Born 1936)
10th of February 2003 DEATH Curt Hennig, American professional wrestler (Born 1959)
10th of February 2003 DEATH Clark MacGregor, American politician (Born 1922)
10th of February 2003 DEATH Edgar de Evia, American photographer (Born 1910)
10th of February 2003 DEATH Ron Ziegler, American press secretary to Richard Nixon (Born 1939)
10th of February 2003 DEATH Al Ruffo, American politician (Born 1908)
10th of February 2004 DEATH Guy Provost, Quebec actor (Born 1925)
10th of February 2005 DEATH Arthur Miller, American playwright (Born 1915)
10th of February 2006 DEATH J Dilla, American rapper/producer (Born 1974)
10th of February 2006 DEATH Dick Harmon, American golf instructor (Born 1947)
10th of February 2007 DEATH Ned Austin, American character actor (Born 1925)
10th of February 2007 DEATH Jung Da Bin, South Korean actress (Born 1980)
10th of February 2008 DEATH Roy Scheider, American actor (Born 1932)
10th of February 2008 DEATH Steve Gerber, American comics writer (Born 1947)
10th of February 2008 DEATH Adeline Jay Geo-Karis, American politician (Born 1918)
10th of February 2009 DEATH Jeremy Lusk, American freestyle motocross racer (Born 1984)
10th of February 2009 DEATH Leila Hadley, American travel writer and socialite (Born 1926)
10th of February 2010 DEATH Charles Wilson, American politician (Born 1933)
10th of February 2010 DEATH Fred Schaus, American basketball coach and executive (Born 1925)