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Friday February 10, 2017

February 10: Day of the Week

February 10, 2017 was the 41st day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 324 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

February 10 Historical Event(s)

  • 1846
    First Anglo-Sikh War: Battle of Sobraon – British defeat Sikhs in final battle of the war
  • 1863
    The fire extinguisher is patented.
  • 1923
    Texas Tech University is founded as Texas Technological College in Lubbock, Texas.
  • 1929
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Snake in Chinese astrology.
  • 1943
    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.
  • 1954
    President Dwight Eisenhower warns against United States intervention in Vietnam.
  • 1967
    The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified.
  • 1981
    A fire at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel-casino kills eight and injures 198.
  • 1996
    The IBM supercomputer Deep Blue defeats Garry Kasparov for the first time.
  • 2005
    North Korea announces that it possesses nuclear weapons.

Who were born on February 10?

  • 1906
    Erik Rhodes, American actor (d. 1990)
  • 1906
    Lon Chaney Jr., American actor (d. 1973)
  • 1929
    Jerry Goldsmith, American composer (d. 2004)
  • 1935
    Theodore Antoniou, Greek composer
  • 1939
    Adrienne Clarkson, Canadian politician
  • 1939
    Peter Purves, British actor and television presenter
  • 1943
    Bill Laskey, American football player
  • 1963
    Lenny Dykstra, American baseball player
  • 1970
    Alberto Castillo, Dominican baseball player
  • 1975
    Hiroki Kuroda, Japanese baseball player

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