February 10: Day of the Week
February 10, 2020 was the 41st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 325 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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)
- 1567An 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.
- 1846First Anglo-Sikh War: Battle of Sobraon – British defeat Sikhs in final battle of the war
- 1933In round 13 of a boxing match at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, Primo Carnera knocks out Ernie Schaaf, killing him.
- 1933The New York City-based Postal Telegraph Company introduces the first singing telegram.
- 1947Italy cedes most of Venezia Giulia to Yugoslavia.
- 1962Captured American U2 spy-plane pilot Gary Powers is exchanged for captured Soviet spy Rudolf Abel.
- 1981A fire at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel-casino kills eight and injures 198.
- 2003France and Belgium break the NATO procedure of silent approval concerning the timing of protective measures for Turkey in case of a possible war with Iraq.
- 2005North Korea announces that it possesses nuclear weapons.
- 2024New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Dragon in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 10?
- 1499Thomas Platter, Swiss humanist (d. 1582)
- 1785Claude-Louis Navier, French physicist (d. 1836)
- 1859Alexandre Millerand, French politician (d. 1943)
- 1903Waldemar Hoven, German physician (d. 1948)
- 1904John Farrow, American film director (d. 1963)
- 1935John Alcorn, American designer and illustrator (d. 1992)
- 1943Bill Laskey, American football player
- 1958Michael Weiss, American jazz pianist
- 1968Garrett Reisman, American astronaut
- 1976Keeley Hawes, English actress
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