Famous Events on this Day in History, February 10:

60 - St Paul thought to have been shipwrecked at Malta
1098 - Crusaders defeat Prince Redwan of Aleppo at Antioch
1355 - The St. Scholastica's Day riot breaks out in Oxford, England, leaving 63 scholars and perhaps 30 locals dead in two days.
1535 - 12 nude anabaptists run through Amsterdam streets
1549 - Tomé de Sousa appointed gov-gen of Brazil
1635 - Academie Francaise forms in Paris (by Cardinal Richelieu)
1676 - Wampanoag Indians under King Philip kill all men in Lancaster Mass
1713 - Neth & England sign accord concerning anti-French Barrier [OS=Jan 31]
1716 - Scottish pretender to the throne James III Edward returns to France
1720 - Edmund Halley appointed 2nd Astronomer Royal of England
1746 - English Pelham govt resigns
1749 - 10th (final) volume of Fielding's "Tom Jones" is published
1763 - Treaty of Paris ends French-Indian War, surrendering Canada to England
1774 - Andrew Becker demonstrates diving suit
1794 - Joseph Haydn's 99th Symphony in E, premieres
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.
1807 - US Coast Survey authorized by Congress
1814 - Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Champaubert
1824 - Simon Bolivar named dictator by the Congress of Peru
1840 - British queen Victoria marries her cousin Albert von Saksen-Coburg
1846 - Beginning of Mormon march to west US
1846 - British defeat Sikhs in battle of Sobraon, India
1855 - US citizenship laws amended all children of US parents born abroad granted US citizenship
1859 - Gen Horsford defeats Begum of Oude & Nana Sahib in Indian mutiny
1860 - John Brahms' 2nd Serenade in A, premieres
1862 - Dutch 2nd govt of Thorbecke forms
1863 - 1st US fire extinguisher patent granted to Alanson Crane, Virginia
1863 - PT Barnum stages wedding of Tom Thumb & Mercy Lavinia Warren (NYC)
1866 - Dutch govt Frans van der Putte forms
1868 - Conservatives & military, seize Convention Hall in Florida
1870 - City of Anaheim incorporates (1st time)
1870 - YWCA (Young Women's Christian Association) forms (NYC)
1870 - The YWCA is founded (New York City).
1878 - Peace of Zanjón
1878 - Peter Tsjaikovsky's 4th Symphony in F, premieres
1879 - 1st electric arc light used (California Theater)
1879 - Henry Morton Stanley departs to the Congo
1880 - Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Arcanum about Christian marriage
1881 - Jacques Offenbach's opera "Les Contes d'Hoffman," premieres in Paris
1882 - Rimski-Korsakovs opera "Snyegurochka," premieres in St Petersburg
1883 - Fire at un-insured New Hall Hotel in Milwaukee Wisc, kills 71
1890 - Around 11M acres, ceded to US by Sioux Indians opens for settlement
1897 - NY Times begins using slogan "All the News That's Fit to Print"
1899 - -39°F (-39°C), Milligan, Ohio (state lowest record temperature)
1899 - US-Spain peace treaty signed by Pres McKinley. US gets PR & Guam
1900 - Peter Ostlund skates world record 500m (45.2 sec)
1904 - Japan & Russia declares war after Japan's surprise attack on Russian fleet at Port Arthur disabled 7 Russian warships
1906 - Britain's 1st modern & largest battleship "HMS Dreadnought" launched
1906 - State of siege proclaimed in Zululand
1908 - Tommy Burns KOs Jack Palmer in 4 for heavyweight boxing title
1912 - Hobbs & Rhodes make 323 cricket opening stand v Aust at MCG
1913 - Edward Sheldons "Romance," premieres in NYC
1916 - Conscription begins in Britain
1917 - Johanna Westerdijk installed as Neth 1st female professor
1920 - Baseball outlaws all pitches involving tampering with ball
1920 - Jozef Haller de Hallenburg performs symbolic wedding of Poland to the sea, celebrating restitution of Polish access to open sea.
1923 - Ink paste manufactured for 1st time by Standard Ink Company
1923 - Owen Davis' "Icebound," premieres in NYC
1923 - SDAP speaks out against allied occupation of Ruhrgebied
1924 - Bucky Harris, 27, becomes youngest baseball manager (Wash Senators)
1925 - 1st waterless gas storage tank put into service, Michigan City, Ind
1925 - AL decides to alternate leagues for game 1 of World Series each year
1926 - Building of Olympian Stadium Amsterdam, begins
1927 - Pres Coolidge asks for 2nd disarmament conference
1929 - Msgr. Stephen Alencastre, SS.CC., dedicates the beautiful Romanesque church of Saint Patrick in Honolulu.
1930 - Grain Stabilization Corporation authorized by Congress
1931 - New Delhi becomes capital of India
1931 - Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Harts premieres in NYC
1933 - -54°F (-48°C), Seneca, Oregon (state record)
1933 - Delivery of 1st singing telegram (Postal Telegram Co NYC)
1933 - Dutch seaplane bombs Dutch ship
1933 - Hitler proclaims end of Marxism
1933 - Mutiny on "7 Provinces" ends (began Feb 4th), 23 killed
1934 - 1st Jewish immigrant ship to break the English blockade in Palestine
1934 - Byrd souvenir sheet issued, NYC; 1st unperforated ungummed US stamp
1934 - Howard Hanson's "Merry Mount," premieres in NYC
1934 - Stalin ends 17th CPSU-congress, says "Life becomes merrier"
1934 - Thomson/Gertrude Steins opera premieres in NYC
1935 - 1st US streamlined electric RR engine begins service
1935 - Pennsylvania RR begins passenger service on new electric locomotive
1937 - Ragnhild Hveger swims world free style record 400m (5:14.2)
1938 - King Carol II of Romania drives out dictator Goga
1940 - "In The Mood" by Glenn Miller hits #1
1940 - Tom & Jerry created by Hanna & Barbera debut by MGM
1940 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Joan Tozzer
1940 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Eugene Turner
1941 - 1st highway post office makes 1st trip, Wash, DC-Harrisonburg, VA
1941 - Anti-nazi "Het Parool" begins publishing in Netherlands
1942 - Glenn Miller awarded 1st ever gold disc for selling 1 million copies of "Chattanooga Choo Choo"
1943 - "Manifesto of Algerian People" calls for equality & self-determination
1943 - 8th Army sweeps through North Africa to Tunisia
1943 - Van der Veen Resistance starts fire in Amsterdam employment bureau
1944 - Belgium resistance fighter/author Kamiel van Baelen arrested
1944 - U-666/U-545/U-283 sink off Ireland
1945 - "Rum & Coca Cola" by Andrews Sisters hits #1
1946 - 1st black pro-baseball player Jackie Robinson marries Rachel Isum
1947 - Italy cedes most of Venezia Giulia to Yugoslavia
1947 - Netherlands Radio Union forms
1947 - Province of Petsamo returned to Soviet Union by Finland
1947 - WW II peace treaties signed
1948 - Greek Gen Markos' guerrilla army bombs Saloniki
1949 - Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" opens at Morosco Theater, NYC
1951 - "John & Marsha" by Stan Freberg peaks at #21
1951 - Shah of Persia marries 19 year old Soraja Esfandiara Bakhtiari
1953 - Ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Westwood & Demmy GRB
1953 - Ice Pairs Championship at Davos won by Jennifer & John Nicks of GRB
1953 - Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Tenley Albright USA
1953 - Men's Figure Skating Champion in Davos won by Hayes Alan Jenkins USA
1954 - Eisenhower warns against US intervention in Vietnam
1954 - Ice Dance Championship at Oslo won by Jean Westwood/Lawrence Demmy GRB
1954 - Ice Pairs Championship at Oslo won by Frances Dafoe/Norris Bowden CAN
1954 - Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Oslo won by Gundi Busch GER
1954 - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Oslo won by Hayes Alan Jenkins US
1956 - "My Friend Flicka" premieres on CBS (later NBC) TV
1956 - Elvis Presley records "Heartbreak Hotel" for RCA
1957 - Fay Crocker wins LPGA Serbin Golf Open
1957 - Southern Christian Leadership Conference forms
1959 - Dutch Princess Wilhelmina publishes "Lonely, but not alone"
1959 - Tornado in St Louis kills 19 & injures 265
1960 - "Unsinkable Molly Brown" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 532 perfs
1960 - Charles Ives' "Lincoln, the Great Commoner," premieres
1961 - AFL's LA Chargers move to San Diego
1961 - Niagara Falls hydroelectric project begins producing power
1961 - Walter Piston's 7th Symphony, premieres
1962 - Jim Beatty sets American indoor mile record (3:58.9) in LA
1962 - USSR swaps spy Francis Gary Power to US for Rudolph Abel
1963 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA St Petersburg Women's Golf Open
1963 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Lorraine Hanlon
1963 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Thomas Litz
1964 - Australian destroyer "Voyager" sinks in collision, killing 82
1964 - WBGU TV channel 27 in Bowling Green, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
1964 - Destroyer Voyager sinks off Australia after colliding with aircraft carrier Melbourne
1966 - Harmel govt in Belgium resigns
1967 - 25th Amendment (Presidential Disability & Succession) in effect
1968 - "Spooky" by Classics IV hits #3
1968 - Peggy Fleming wins Olympic figure skating gold medal, Grenoble, France
1969 - LSU Pete Maravich scores 66, despite losing to Tulane 101-94
1970 - 26.4 cm precipitation falls on Mount Washington NH (state record)
1970 - Dry powder avalanche moving at 120 mph smashes into youth hostel killing 40 Belgian, French, & German youths (Val d'Isere, France)
1971 - American Mensa, Ltd incorporates in NY
1971 - Bill White becomes 1st black baseball announcer (NY Yankees)
1971 - John Guares "House of Blue Leaves," premieres in NYC
1971 - Royal Albert Hall bans scheduled concert featuring Frank Zappa
1972 - BBC bans "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" by Wings
1972 - Ras al Khaima joins United Arab Emirates
1972 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1973 - 2nd time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0
1973 - 83m wide gas tank on Staten Island explodes, 40 die
1973 - Mushtaq Mohammad follows up 201 to take 5-49 v NZ Dunedin
1974 - "Gigi" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 103 performances
1974 - Gail Denenber wins LPGA Sears Women's Golf Classic
1974 - Iran/Iraqi border fight breaks out
1974 - Judy Ikenberry wins 1st Us women's marathon (2:55:17)
1974 - Silver futures hit record $4.81½ an ounce in London
1975 - William "Judy" Johnson selected to baseball Hall of Fame
1977 - "Party with Comden & Green" opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 92 perfs
1977 - Bomb explosion in Moskouse metro
1977 - Yehonathan Netanyou Lane in the Bronx named in honor of Bronx-born
1977 - Israeli soldier who died freeing hostages in Entebee Raid (1976)
1978 - Frank C Carlucci succeeds John F Blake as deputy director of CIA
1979 - "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" by Rod Stewart peaks at #1
1979 - Border is named 12th man for Australia, only Test Cricket he missed
1980 - Ianford Wilsons "Talley's Folly," premieres in NYC
1980 - Jane Blalock wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
1981 - 33rd NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 4-1 at LA
1981 - 8 killed & 198 injured by fire at Las Vegas Hilton
1981 - Dennis Lillee becomes Australian Cricket's top wicket-taker with 249
1982 - 28 skiers perform backflips while holding hands, Bromont, Quebec
1983 - Anglican synod vote 338-100 against unilateral UK nuclear disarmament
1985 - ... Sch"ne skates ladies world record 5 km (7:32.82)
1985 - 35th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 140-129 at Indiana
1985 - Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-E mission
1985 - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic
1985 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1986 - "John Lennon: Live in NYC" album is released
1987 - Philippine troops murder 17 civilians-Lupao Massacre
1988 - Rocky Malebane-Metsing coup in Bophuthatswana fails
1988 - 3-judge panel of 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in SF strikes down Army's ban on homosexuals (later overturned by appeal)
1989 - Celtic KC Jones & Cavalier Lenny Wilkens elected to NBA Hall of Fame
1989 - Miami Vice's 100th episode seen on TV
1989 - Minor League Football System opens organizational meeting, St Louis
1989 - Ron Brown chosen 1st black chairman of a major US party (Democrats)
1989 - Test Cricket debut of Aaqib Javed, Pak v NZ age 16 years 189 days
1989 - Tony Robinson of Jamaica becomes Nottingham's 1st black sheriff
1989 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1989 - To gain deregulation WWF admits pro wrestling is an exhibition & not a sport, in a NJ court
1990 - 6th Largest wrestling crowd (63,900-Tokyo Dome)
1990 - Buster Douglas KOs Mike Tyson in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
1990 - Pierrer Water pulls product from shelf due to benzine in water
1990 - S Afr Pres de Klerk announces Nelson Mandela will be free Feb 11th
1990 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Jill Trenary
1991 - "La Bete" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 24 performances
1991 - 41st NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 116-114 at Charlotte
1991 - Beth Daniel wins LPGA Phar-Mor at Inverrary Golf Tournament
1991 - Johann Koss skates world record 10 km (13:43.54)
1991 - Lithuania votes for independence from USSR
1991 - NBA All Star Game at Charlotte NC
1992 - "Dangerous Women" final episode on WWOR-TV
1992 - Bonnie Blair wins 1992 Olympics 1st gold medal for USA
1992 - Mike Tyson convicted of raping Desiree Washington in Indiana
1993 - Jani Sievinen swims world record 200m backstroke (1:55.59)
1993 - US officially backs peace plan in Bosnia
1993 - "Michael Jackson Talks To Oprah Winfrey" airs on ABC & drew an astounding 39.3 rating/56 share, 90 million people
1995 - Chelsi Smith, 21, (Texas), crowned 44th Miss USA
1995 - Sun Cayun pole vaults female indoor world record (4.12m)
1995 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Nicole Bobek
1996 - IBM's Deep Blue defeats chess champ Gary Kasparov
1997 - 13th Soap Opera Digest Awards
1997 - 5th annual ESPY Awards presented
1997 - Comet Shoemaker-Holt 2 Closest Approach to Earth (1.9245 AU)
1997 - O J Simpson jury reaches decision on $25M in punitive damages
1997 - Soyuz TM-25 launches to the MIR
1997 - Lemrick Nelson found guilty in the fatal stabbing on Hasidic Jew Yankel Rosenbaum in Crown Heights Brooklyn in 1991
1998 - AOL raises monthly flat rate internet access from $19.95 to $21.95
1998 - Olympic figure skater Peggy Fleming undergoes breast cancer surgery
1998 - Voters in Maine repeal a gay rights law passed in 1997 becoming the first U.S. state to abandon that law.
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.
2008 - The 2008 Namdaemun fire severely damages Namdaemun, the first National Treasure of South Korea.
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