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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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)
- 1355The St. Scholastica’s Day riot breaks out in Oxford, England, leaving 63 scholars and perhaps 30 locals dead in two days.
- 1863The fire extinguisher is patented.
- 1933In round 13 of a boxing match at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, Primo Carnera knocks out Ernie Schaaf, killing him.
- 1947Italy cedes most of Venezia Giulia to Yugoslavia.
- 1962Captured American U2 spy-plane pilot Gary Powers is exchanged for captured Soviet spy Rudolf Abel.
- 1964Melbourne-Voyager collision: The aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne collides with the destroyer HMAS Voyager off the south coast of New South Wales, Australia.
- 1967The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified.
- 1989Ron Brown is elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee becoming the first African American to lead a major American political party.
- 1998Voters in Maine repeal a gay rights law passed in 1997 becoming the first U.S. state to abandon such a law.
- 2024New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Dragon in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 10?
- 1783Fyodor Petrovich Tolstoy, Russian painter (d. 1873)
- 1894Harold Macmillan, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, 1957-1963 (d. 1986)
- 1898Bertolt Brecht, German author (d. 1956)
- 1898Joseph Kessel, French journalist and novelist (d. 1979)
- 1959John Calipari, American basketball coach
- 1974Ty Law, American football player
- 1975Kool Savas, German rapper
- 1979Jumaine Jones, American basketball player
- 1981Andrew Johnson, English footballer
- 1983Bless, Canadian rapper
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