February 10: Day of the Week
February 10, 2023 was the 41st day of the year 2023 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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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)
- 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
- 1355The St. Scholastica’s Day riot breaks out in Oxford, England, leaving 63 scholars and perhaps 30 locals dead in two days.
- 1846First Anglo-Sikh War: Battle of Sobraon – British defeat Sikhs in final battle of the war
- 1870The YWCA is founded in New York City.
- 1910New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Dog in Chinese astrology.
- 1920Jozef Haller de Hallenburg performs symbolic wedding of Poland to the sea, celebrating restitution of Polish access to open sea.
- 1933The New York City-based Postal Telegraph Company introduces the first singing telegram.
- 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.
- 1989Ron Brown is elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee becoming the first African American to lead a major American political party.
Who were born on February 10?
- 1893Jimmy Durante, American actor and comedian (d. 1980)
- 1905Walter A. Brown, American professional sports team owner and executive (d. 1964)
- 1924Bud Poile, Canadian hockey player and executive (d. 2005)
- 1955Christopher Adams, British wrestler and judoka (d. 2001)
- 1959Dennis Gentry, American football player
- 1967Ivan Francescato, Italian rugby player (d. 1999)
- 1971Louie Spicolli, American wrestler (d. 1998)
- 1986Radamel Falcao, Colombian footballer
- 1987Erin Burger, South African netballer
- 1995Haruna Kawaguchi, Japanese model and actress
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