February 10: Day of the Week
February 10, 2021 was the 41st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 324 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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.
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February 10 Historical Event(s)
- 1306In front of the high altar of Greyfriars Church in Dumfries, Robert the Bruce murders John Comyn, his leading political rival, sparking revolution in the Scottish Wars of Independence
- 1798Louis Alexandre Berthier invades Rome, proclaims a Roman Republic on February 15 and then on February 20 takes Pope Pius VI prisoner.
- 1910New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Dog in Chinese astrology.
- 1923Texas Tech University is founded as Texas Technological College in Lubbock, Texas.
- 1936Second Italo-Abyssinian War: Italian troops launched the Battle of Amba Aradam against Ethiopian defenders.
- 1947Italy cedes most of Venezia Giulia to Yugoslavia.
- 1962Captured American U2 spy-plane pilot Gary Powers is exchanged for captured Soviet spy Rudolf Abel.
- 1967The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified.
- 1981A fire at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel-casino kills eight and injures 198.
- 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
- 1926Danny Blanchflower, Northern Irish footballer (d. 1993)
- 1929Jim Whittaker, American mountaineer
- 1944Peter Allen, Australian singer and actor (d. 1992)
- 1946Eliot Wald, American comedy writer
- 1947Butch Morris, American jazz cornetist and composer
- 1963Lenny Dykstra, American baseball player
- 1963Philip Glenister, English actor
- 1964Glenn Beck, American author, radio and television host
- 1970Melissa Doyle, Australian TV personality
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