February 10 : Today in History ( 38 That happened you never knew)

  1. 1258 – Baghdad falls to the Mongols, and the Abbasid Caliphate is destroyed.
  2. 1306 – In front of the high altar of Greyfriar's Church in Dumfries, Robert the Bruce murders John Comyn sparking revolution in the Wars of Scottish Independence
  3. 1355 – The St Scholastica Day riot breaks out in Oxford, England, leaving 63 scholars and perhaps 30 locals dead in two days.
  4. 1567 – Lord Darnley, second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, is found strangled following an explosion at the Kirk o' Field house in Edinburgh, Scotland, a suspected assassination.
  5. 1763 – French and Indian War: The Treaty of Paris ends the war and France cedes Quebec to Great Britain.
  6. 1814 – Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Champaubert ends in French victory over the Russians and the Prussians.
  7. 1840 – Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom marries Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.
  8. 1846 – First Anglo-Sikh War: Battle of Sobraon: British defeat Sikhs in final battle of the war
  9. 1861 – Jefferson Davis is notified by telegraph that he has been chosen as provisional President of the Confederate States of America.
  10. 1862 – American Civil War: A Union naval flotilla destroys the bulk of the Confederate Mosquito Fleet in the Battle of Elizabeth City on the Pasquotank River in North Carolina.
  11. 1870 – The YWCA is founded in New York City.
  12. 1906 – HMS Dreadnought, the first of a revolutionary new breed of battleships is christened and launched by King Edward VII.
  13. 1920 – Józef Haller de Hallenburg performs symbolic wedding of Poland to the sea, celebrating restitution of Polish access to open sea.
  14. 1923 – Texas Tech University is founded as Texas Technological College in Lubbock, Texas
  15. 1930 – Yên Bái mutiny in French Indochina
  16. 1933 – In round 13 of a boxing match at New York City's Madison Square Garden, Primo Carnera knocks out Ernie Schaaf. Schaaf dies four days later.
  17. 1936 – Second Italo-Abyssinian War: Italian troops launched the Battle of Amba Aradam against Ethiopian defenders.
  18. 1939 – Spanish Civil War: The Nationalists conclude their conquest of Catalonia and seal the border with France.
  19. 1940 – The Soviet Union begins mass deportations of Polish citizens from occupied eastern Poland to Siberia.
  20. 1942 – The first gold record is presented to Glenn Miller for "Chattanooga Choo Choo".
  21. 1942 – World War II: Imperial Japanese Army capture Banjarmasin, capital of Borneo in Dutch East Indies.
  22. 1943 – World 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.
  23. 1947 – Italy cedes most of Venezia Giulia to Yugoslavia.
  24. 1947 – Crowds gathered at shop windows in Paris to see Christian Dior's New Look fashion - longer skirts, nipped-in waists and padded shoulders.
  25. 1948 – United Nations Security Council Resolution 17 relating to Greek is adopted.
  26. 1949 – United Nations Security Council Resolution 68 is adopted.
  27. 1954 – United States President Dwight Eisenhower warns against United States intervention in Vietnam.
  28. 1962 – Captured American U2 spy-plane pilot Gary Powers is exchanged for captured Soviet spy Rudolf Abel.
  29. 1962 – Roy Lichtenstein's first solo exhibition opened, and it included Look Mickey, which featured his first employment of Ben-Day dots, speech balloons and comic imagery sourcing, all of which he is now known for.
  30. 1964 – Melbourne–Voyager collision: The aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne collides with and sinks the destroyer HMAS Voyager off the south coast of New South Wales, Australia, killing 82.
  31. 1967 – The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified.
  32. 1972 – Ras Al Khaimah joins the United Arab Emirates, now making up seven emirates.
  33. 1981 – A fire at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel–casino kills eight and injures 198.
  34. 1989 – Ron Brown is elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee becoming the first African American to lead a major American political party.
  35. 1996 – IBM supercomputer Deep Blue defeats Garry Kasparov in chess for the first time.
  36. 2003 – France 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.
  37. 2009 – The communications satellites Iridium 33 and Kosmos 2251 collide in orbit, destroying both.
  38. 2013 – Thirty-six people are killed and 39 others are injured in a stampede in Allahabad, India, during the Kumbh Mela festival.
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