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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.

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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)

  • 1258
    Baghdad falls to the Mongols, and the Abbasid Caliphate is destroyed.
  • 1355
    The St. Scholastica’s Day riot breaks out in Oxford, England, leaving 63 scholars and perhaps 30 locals dead in two days.
  • 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.
  • 1763
    French and Indian War: The 1763 Treaty of Paris ends the war and France cedes Quebec to Great Britain.
  • 1814
    Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Champaubert
  • 1929
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Snake in Chinese astrology.
  • 1933
    In round 13 of a boxing match at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, Primo Carnera knocks out Ernie Schaaf, killing him.
  • 1933
    The New York City-based Postal Telegraph Company introduces the first singing telegram.
  • 1964
    Melbourne-Voyager collision: The aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne collides with the destroyer HMAS Voyager off the south coast of New South Wales, Australia.
  • 1981
    A fire at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel-casino kills eight and injures 198.

Who were born on February 10?

  • 1903
    Matthias Sindelar, Austrian footballer (d. 1939)
  • 1926
    Danny Blanchflower, Northern Irish footballer (d. 1993)
  • 1937
    Roberta Flack, American singer
  • 1939
    Peter Purves, British actor and television presenter
  • 1947
    Butch Morris, American jazz cornetist and composer
  • 1956
    Enele Sopoaga, Tuvaluan politician and diplomat
  • 1962
    Bobby Czyz, American boxer
  • 1974
    Elizabeth Banks, American actress
  • 1978
    Don Omar, Puerto Rican singer
  • 1997
    Chloë Moretz, American actress

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