February 10: Day of the Week
February 10, 2019 was the 41st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 324 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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)
- 1258Baghdad falls to the Mongols, and the Abbasid Caliphate is destroyed.
- 1798Louis Alexandre Berthier invades Rome, proclaims a Roman Republic on February 15 and then on February 20 takes Pope Pius VI prisoner.
- 1846First Anglo-Sikh War: Battle of Sobraon – British defeat Sikhs in final battle of the war
- 1929New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Snake in Chinese astrology.
- 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.
- 1962Captured American U2 spy-plane pilot Gary Powers is exchanged for captured Soviet spy Rudolf Abel.
- 1996The IBM supercomputer Deep Blue defeats Garry Kasparov for the first time.
- 2005North Korea announces that it possesses nuclear weapons.
- 2009The communication satellites Iridium 33 and Kosmos-2251 collide in orbit, destroying both.
Who were born on February 10?
- 1609John Suckling, English poet (d. 1642)
- 1906Lon Chaney Jr., American actor (d. 1973)
- 1929Jerry Goldsmith, American composer (d. 2004)
- 1939Peter Purves, British actor and television presenter
- 1947Louise Arbour, Canadian jurist
- 1974Elizabeth Banks, American actress
- 1979Jumaine Jones, American basketball player
- 1980Bruno Sundov, Croatian basketball player
- 1986Viktor Troicki, Serbian tennis player
- 1986Yui Ichikawa, Japanese actress and model
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