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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1763French and Indian War: The 1763 Treaty of Paris ends the war and France cedes Quebec to Great Britain.
- 1840Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom marries Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.
- 1870The YWCA is founded in New York City.
- 1923Texas Tech University is founded as Texas Technological College in Lubbock, Texas.
- 1933In round 13 of a boxing match at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, Primo Carnera knocks out Ernie Schaaf, killing him.
- 1936Second Italo-Abyssinian War: Italian troops launched the Battle of Amba Aradam against Ethiopian defenders.
- 1943World 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.
- 1989Ron Brown is elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee becoming the first African American to lead a major American political party.
- 1994New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Dog in Chinese astrology.
- 1998Voters in Maine repeal a gay rights law passed in 1997 becoming the first U.S. state to abandon such a law.
Who were born on February 10?
- 1824Samuel Plimsoll, British politician and social reformer
- 1903Matthias Sindelar, Austrian footballer (d. 1939)
- 1905William Henry “Chick” Webb, American drummer and swing band leader (d. 1939)
- 1906Erik Rhodes, American actor (d. 1990)
- 1948Luis Donaldo Colosio, Mexican politician (d. 1994)
- 1949Maxime Le Forestier, French singer
- 1962Piero Pelù, Italian singer and songwriter (Litfiba)
- 1964Arthur Lenk, Israeli diplomat
- 1974Tanoai Reed, American stunt performer
- 1974Ty Law, American football player
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