February 10 Events in History - February 10 Birthdays - February 10 Deaths
2015 U.S. President Barack Obama will seek approval from Congress to add force in the fight against ISIS militants; the current U.S. military campaign began without Congressional approval, raising concerns that Obama exceeded the limits of his authority
2014 For the first time in history, millionaires made up the majority of Congress in 2012; The Center for Responsive Politics study reveals that of the 534 members, 268 had a net worth of $1 million or more
2014 As part of a political transition, Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and representatives from the country's main political parties agree to transform Yemen into a six-region federation
2013 London hosts the 66th British Academy Film Awards, with 'Argo' winning best film, Emmanuelle Riva winning best actress and Daniel Day-Lewis winning best actor
2013 At the Grammy Awards held in Los Angeles, winners include Fun for the song 'We Are Young', Gotye featuring Kimbra for the record for 'Somebody That I Used To Know", and Mumford & Sons for the album 'Babel'
2012 The Guardian proclaims 'The Guard' has won its first annual film award
2012 A children's story by James Joyce is published for the first time in Dublin; the story, 'The Cats of Copenhagen' is called an 'outrage'
2011 An undersea fiber-optic cable arrives in Cuba, linking it to Venezuela. Venezuela offered to help Cuba speed its internet connection when the U.S. refused
2011 The North American winter storm continues across the Southeastern United States and the Tennessee Valley
2010 Afghan officials remove 150 bodies of people killed by avalanches in the Salang Pass in the Hindu Kush mountains earlier in the week
2009 A large amount of space debris is created when a Russan and American satellite collide over Siberia
2006 2006 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Turin, Italy
2005 North Korea announces that it has nuclear weapons
1998 AOL raises monthly flat rate internet access from $19.95 to $21.95
1998 Olympic figure skater Peggy Fleming undergoes breast cancer surgery
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
1996 IBM's Deep Blue defeats chess champ Gary Kasparov
1995 Chelsi Smith, 21, (Texas), crowned 44th Miss USA
1995 Sun Cayun pole vaults female indoor world record (4.12m)
1995 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Nicole Bobek
1993 Jani Sievinen swims world record 200m backstroke (1:55.59)
1993 U.S. officially backs peace plan in Bosnia
1993 "Michael Jackson Talks To Oprah Winfrey" airs on ABC and drew an astounding 39.3 rating/56 share, 90 million people
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
1991 "La Bete" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City 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 U.S.S.R.
1991 NBA All Star Game at Charlotte North Carolina
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 South Africa President de Klerk announces Nelson Mandela will be free Feb 11th
1990 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Jill Trenary
1989 Celtic Kansas City Jones and 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 U.S. party (Democrats)
1989 Test Cricket debut of Aaqib Javed, Pak vs. New Zealand age 16 years 189 days
1989 Tony Robinson of Jamaica becomes Nottingham's 1st black sheriff
1989 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1989 To gain deregulation WWF admits pro wrestling is an exhibition and not a sport, in a New Jersey court
1988 Rocky Malebane-Metsing coup in Bophuthatswana fails
1988 3-judge panel of 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco strikes down Army's ban on homosexuals (later overturned by appeal)
1987 Philippine troops murder 17 civilians-Lupao Massacre
1986 "John Lennon: Live in New York City" album is released
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 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1983 Anglican synod vote 338-100 against unilateral U.K. nuclear disarmament
1982 28 skiers perform backflips while holding hands, Bromont, Quebec
1981 33rd NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 4-1 at LA
1981 8 killed and 198 injured by fire at Las Vegas Hilton
1981 Dennis Lillee becomes Australian Cricket's top wicket-taker with 249
1980 Ianford Wilsons "Talley's Folly," premieres in New York City
1980 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
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
1978 Frank C Carlucci succeeds John F Blake as deputy director of CIA
1977 "Party with Comden and Green" opens at Morosco Theater New York City for 92 performances
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)
1975 William "Judy" Johnson selected to baseball Hall of Fame
1974 "Gigi" closes at Uris Theater New York City 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 U.S. women's marathon (2:55:17)
1974 Silver futures hit record $4.81 an ounce in London
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 vs. New Zealand Dunedin
1972 BBC bans "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" by Wings
1972 Ras al Khaima joins United Arab Emirates
1972 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1971 American Mensa, Ltd incorporates in NY
1971 Bill White becomes 1st black baseball announcer (New York Yankees)
1971 John Guares "House of Blue Leaves," premieres in New York City
1971 Royal Albert Hall bans scheduled concert featuring Frank Zappa
1970 26.4 cm precipitation falls on Mount Washington, New Hampshire a state record
1970 Dry powder avalanche moving at 120 mph smashes into youth hostel killing 40 Belgian, French, and German youths (Val d'Isere, France)
1969 LSU Pete Maravich scores 66, despite losing to Tulane 101-94
1968 "Spooky" by Classics IV hits #3
1968 Peggy Fleming wins Olympic figure skating gold medal, Grenoble, France
1967 25th Amendment (Presidential Disability and Succession) in effect
1966 Harmel government in Belgium resigns
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
1963 Mickey Wright wins LPGA St. Petersburg Women's Golf Open
1963 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Lorraine Hanlon
1963 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Thomas Litz
1962 Jim Beatty sets American indoor mile record (3:58.9) in LA
1962 U.S.S.R. swaps spy Francis Gary Power to U.S. for Rudolph Abel
1961 AFL's LA Chargers move to San Diego
1961 Niagara Falls hydroelectric project begins producing power
1961 Walter Piston's 7th Symphony, premieres
1960 "Unsinkable Molly Brown" closes at Winter Garden New York City after 532 performances
1960 Charles Ives' "Lincoln, the Great Commoner," premieres
1959 Dutch Princess Wilhelmina publishes "Lonely, but not alone"
1959 Tornado in St. Louis kills 19 and injures 265
1957 Fay Crocker wins LPGA Serbin Golf Open
1957 Southern Christian Leadership Conference forms
1956 "My Friend Flicka" premieres on CBS (later NBC) TV
1956 Elvis Presley records "Heartbreak Hotel" for RCA
1954 Eisenhower warns against U.S. 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
1953 Ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Westwood and Demmy GRB
1953 Ice Pairs Championship at Davos won by Jennifer and 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
1951 "John and Marsha" by Stan Freberg peaks at #21
1951 Shah of Persia marries 19 year old Soraja Esfandiara Bakhtiari
1949 Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" opens at Morosco Theater, New York City
1948 Greek General Markos' guerrilla army bombs Saloniki
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
1946 1st black pro-baseball player Jackie Robinson marries Rachel Isum
1945 "Rum and Coca Cola" by Andrews Sisters hits #1
1944 Belgium resistance fighter/author Kamiel van Baelen arrested
1944 U-666/U-545/U-283 sink off Ireland
1943 "Manifesto of Algerian People" calls for equality and self-determination
1943 8th Army sweeps through North Africa to Tunisia
1943 Van der Veen Resistance starts fire in Amsterdam employment bureau
1942 Glenn Miller awarded 1st ever gold disc for selling 1 million copies of "Chattanooga Choo Choo"
1941 1st highway post office makes 1st trip, Wash, DC-Harrisonburg, VA
1941 Anti-nazi "Het Parool" begins publishing in Netherlands
1940 "In The Mood" by Glenn Miller hits #1
1940 Tom and Jerry created by Hanna and Barbera debut by MGM
1940 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Joan Tozzer
1940 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Eugene Turner
1938 King Carol II of Romania drives out dictator Goga
1937 Ragnhild Hveger swims world free style record 400m (5:14.2)
1935 1st U.S. streamlined electric RR engine begins service
1935 Pennsylvania Rail Road begins passenger service on new electric locomotive
1934 1st Jewish immigrant ship to break the English blockade in Palestine
1934 Byrd souvenir sheet issued, New York City; 1st unperforated ungummed U.S. stamp
1934 Howard Hanson's "Merry Mount," premieres in New York City
1934 Stalin ends 17th CPSU-congress, says "Life becomes merrier"
1934 Thomson/Gertrude Steins opera premieres in New York City
1933 -54 degrees F (-48 degrees C), Seneca, Oregon (state record)
1933 Delivery of 1st singing telegram (Postal Telegram Co New York City)
1933 Dutch seaplane bombs Dutch ship
1933 Hitler proclaims end of Marxism
1933 Mutiny on "7 Provinces" ends (began Feb 4th), 23 killed
1931 New Delhi becomes capital of India
1931 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Harts premieres in New York City
1930 Grain Stabilization Corporation authorized by Congress
1927 President Coolidge asks for 2nd disarmament conference
1926 Building of Olympian Stadium Amsterdam, begins
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
1924 Bucky Harris, 27, becomes youngest baseball manager (Washington Senators)
1923 Ink paste manufactured for 1st time by Standard Ink Company
1923 Owen Davis' "Icebound," premieres in New York City
1923 SDAP speaks out against allied occupation of Ruhrgebied
1920 Baseball outlaws all pitches involving tampering with ball
1917 Johanna Westerdijk installed as Netherlands 1st female professor
1916 Conscription begins in Britain
1913 Edward Sheldons "Romance," premieres in New York City
1912 Hobbs and Rhodes make 323 cricket opening stand vs. Australia at MCG
1908 Tommy Burns KOs Jack Palmer in 4 for heavyweight boxing title
1906 Britain's 1st modern and largest battleship "HMS Dreadnought" launched
1906 State of siege proclaimed in Zululand
1904 Japan and Russia declares war after Japan's surprise attack on Russian fleet at Port Arthur disabled 7 Russian warships
1900 Peter Ostlund skates world record 500m (45.2 sec)
1899 -39 degrees F (-39 degrees C), Milligan, Ohio (state lowest record temperature)
1899 U.S.-Spain peace treaty signed by President McKinley. U.S. gets Puerto Rico and Guam
1897 N.Y. Times begins using slogan "All the News That's Fit to Print"
1890 Around 11M acres, ceded to U.S. by Sioux Indians opens for settlement
1883 Fire at un-insured New Hall Hotel in Milwaukee Wisconsin, kills 71
1882 Rimski-Korsakovs opera "Snyegurochka," premieres in St. Petersburg
1881 Jacques Offenbach's opera "Les Contes d'Hoffman," premieres in Paris
1880 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Arcanum about Christian marriage
1879 1st electric arc light used in the California Theater
1879 Henry Morton Stanley departs to the Congo
1878 Peace of Zanjon
1878 Peter Tsjaikovsky's 4th Symphony in F, premieres
1870 City of Anaheim incorporates (1st time)
1870 YWCA (Young Women's Christian Association) forms (New York City)
1868 Conservatives and military, seize Convention Hall in Florida
1866 Dutch government Frans van der Putte forms
1863 1st U.S. fire extinguisher patent granted to Alanson Crane, Virginia
1863 P. T. Barnum stages wedding of Tom Thumb and Mercy Lavinia Warren (New York City)
1862 Dutch 2nd government of Thorbecke forms
1860 John Brahms' 2nd Serenade in A, premieres
1859 General Horsford defeats Begum of Oudh and Nana Sahib in Indian mutiny
1855 U.S. citizenship laws amended all children of U.S. parents born abroad granted U.S. citizenship
1846 Beginning of Mormon march to west US
1846 British defeat Sikhs in battle of Sobraon, India
1840 British queen Victoria marries her cousin Albert von Saksen-Coburg
1824 Simon Bolivar named dictator by the Congress of Peru
1807 U.S. Coast Survey authorized by Congress
1794 Joseph Haydn's 99th Symphony in E, premieres
1774 Andrew Becker demonstrates diving suit
1763 Treaty of Paris ends French-Indian War, surrendering Canada to England
1749 10th (final) volume of Fielding's "Tom Jones" is published
1746 English Pelham government resigns
1720 Edmund Halley appointed 2nd Astronomer Royal of England
1716 Scottish pretender to the throne James III Edward returns to France
1713 Netherlands and England sign accord concerning anti-French Barrier
1676 Wampanoag Indians under King Philip kill all men in Lancaster Mass
1635 Academie Franeaise forms in Paris (by Cardinal Richelieu)
1535 12 nude anabaptists run through Amsterdam streets
1098 Crusaders defeat Prince Redwan of Aleppo at Antioch
60 St. Paul thought to have been shipwrecked at Malta