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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.

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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.
  • 1846
    First Anglo-Sikh War: Battle of Sobraon – British defeat Sikhs in final battle of the war
  • 1906
    HMS Dreadnought is launched.
  • 1910
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Dog in Chinese astrology.
  • 1920
    Jozef Haller de Hallenburg performs symbolic wedding of Poland to the sea, celebrating restitution of Polish access to open sea.
  • 1936
    Second Italo-Abyssinian War: Italian troops launched the Battle of Amba Aradam against Ethiopian defenders.
  • 1947
    Italy cedes most of Venezia Giulia to Yugoslavia.
  • 1996
    The IBM supercomputer Deep Blue defeats Garry Kasparov for the first time.

Who were born on February 10?

  • 1783
    Fyodor Petrovich Tolstoy, Russian painter (d. 1873)
  • 1846
    Ira Remsen, American chemist (d. 1927)
  • 1920
    Neva Patterson, American actress (d. 2010)
  • 1929
    Jim Whittaker, American mountaineer
  • 1930
    E. L. Konigsburg, American author and illustrator of children’s and young adult fiction
  • 1941
    Michael Apted, British director
  • 1948
    Luis Donaldo Colosio, Mexican politician (d. 1994)
  • 1949
    Maxime Le Forestier, French singer
  • 1967
    Laura Dern, American actress
  • 1981
    Andrew Johnson, English footballer

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