February 10: Day of the Week
February 10, 2021 is the 41st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 324 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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.
- 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.
- 1814Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Champaubert
- 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.
- 1942Japanese submarine bombards Midway Atoll.
- 1962Captured American U2 spy-plane pilot Gary Powers is exchanged for captured Soviet spy Rudolf Abel.
- 1989Ron Brown is elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee becoming the first African American to lead a major American political party.
- 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.
- 2013New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Snake in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 10?
- 1824Samuel Plimsoll, British politician and social reformer
- 1859Alexandre Millerand, French politician (d. 1943)
- 1890Boris Pasternak, Russian writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1960)
- 1892Alan Hale Sr., American actor (d. 1950)
- 1926Danny Blanchflower, Northern Irish footballer (d. 1993)
- 1947Louise Arbour, Canadian jurist
- 1963Philip Glenister, English actor
- 1968Atika Suri, Indonesian television newscaster
- 1975Hiroki Kuroda, Japanese baseball player
- 1989Bunmi Mojekwu, British actress
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