Important events for February 10

60 – St Paul thought to have been shipwrecked at Malta.

1098 – Crusaders defeat Prince Redwan of Aleppo at Antioch.

1355 – The St. Scholastica’s Day riot breaks out in Oxford, England, leaving 63 scholars and perhaps 30 locals dead in two days.

1535 – 12 nude anabaptists run through Amsterdam streets.

1549 – Tomé de Sousa appointed gov-gen of Brazil.

1635 – Academie Francaise forms in Paris (by Cardinal Richelieu).

1676 – Wampanoag Indians under King Philip kill all men in Lancaster Mass.

1713 – Netherlands and England sign accord concerning anti-French Barrier.

1716 – Scottish pretender to the throne James III Edward returns to France.

1720 – Edmund Halley appointed 2nd Astronomer Royal of England.

1746 – English Pelham govt resigns.

1749 – 10th (final) volume of Fielding’s “Tom Jones” is published.

1763 – Treaty of Paris ends French-Indian War, surrendering Canada to England.

1774 – Andrew Becker demonstrates diving suit.

1794 – Joseph Haydn’s 99th Symphony in E, premieres.

1798 – Louis Alexandre Berthier invaded Rome, on February 15 proclaimed a Roman Republic and then on February 20 takes Pope Pius VI as a prisoner.

1807 – US Coast Survey authorized by Congress.

1814 – Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Champaubert.

1824 – Simon Bolivar named dictator by the Congress of Peru.

1840 – British queen Victoria marries her cousin Albert von Saksen-Coburg.

1846 – Beginning of Mormon march to west US.

1846 – British defeat Sikhs in battle of Sobraon, India.

1855 – US citizenship laws amended all children of US parents born abroad granted US citizenship.

1859 – Gen Horsford defeats Begum of Oude & Nana Sahib in Indian mutiny.

1860 – Johannes Brahms’ 2nd Serenade in A, premieres.

1862 – Dutch 2nd govt of Thorbecke forms.

1863 – First US fire extinguisher patent granted to Alanson Crane, Virginia.

1863 – P. T. Barnum stages wedding of Tom Thumb and Mercy Lavinia Warren (NYC).

1866 – Dutch govt Frans van der Putte forms.

1868 – Conservatives and military, seize Convention Hall in Florida.

1870 – City of Anaheim incorporates (first time).

1870 – YWCA (Young Women’s Christian Association) forms (NYC).

1878 – Peace of Zanjón.

1878 – Peter Tchaikovsky’s 4th Symphony in F, premieres.

1879 – First electric arc light used (California Theater).

1879 – Henry Morton Stanley departs to the Congo.

1880 – Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Arcanum about Christian marriage.

1881 – Jacques Offenbach’s opera “Les Contes d’Hoffman,” premieres in Paris.

1882 – Rimski-Korsakovs opera “Snyegurochka,” premieres in St Petersburg.

1883 – Fire at un-insured New Hall Hotel in Milwaukee Wisc, kills 71.

1890 – Around 11m acres, ceded to US by Sioux Indians opens for settlement.

1897 – NY Times begins using slogan “All the News That’s Fit to Print” .

1899 – –39°F (–39°C), Milligan, Ohio (state lowest record temperature).

1899 – US-Spain peace treaty signed by President McKinley. US gets PR and Guam.

1900 – Peter Ostlund skates world record 500m (45.2 sec).

1904 – Japan and Russia declares war after Japan’s surprise attack on Russian fleet at Port Arthur disabled seven Russian warships.

1906 – Britain’s first modern and largest battleship HMS Dreadnought launched.

1906 – State of siege proclaimed in Zululand.

1908 – Tommy Burns KOs Jack Palmer in fourth for heavyweight boxing title.

1912 – Hobbs and Rhodes make 323 cricket opening stand v Australia at MCC.

1913 – Edward Sheldons “Romance,” premieres in NYC.

1916 – Conscription begins in Britain.

1917 – Johanna Westerdijk installed as Netherlands first female professor.

1920 – Baseball outlaws all pitches involving tampering with ball.

1920 – Jozef Haller de Hallenburg performs symbolic wedding of Poland to the sea, celebrating restitution of Polish access to open sea.

1923 – Ink paste manufactured for first time by Standard Ink Company.

1923 – Owen Davis’ “Icebound,” premieres in NYC.

1923 – SDAP speaks out against allied occupation of Ruhrgebied.

1924 – Bucky Harris, 27, becomes youngest baseball manager (Wash Senators).

1925 – First waterless gas storage tank put into service, Michigan City, Indiana.

1925 – AL decides to alternate leagues for game one of World Series each year.

1926 – Building of Olympian Stadium Amsterdam, begins.

1927 – President Coolidge asks for second disarmament conference.

1929 – Msgr. Stephen Alencastre, SS.CC., dedicates the beautiful Romanesque church of Saint Patrick in Honolulu.

1930 – Grain Stabilization Corporation authorized by Congress.

1931 – New Delhi becomes capital of India.

1931 – Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Harts premieres in NYC.

1933 – –54°F (–48°C), Seneca, Oregon (state record).

1933 – Delivery of first singing telegram (Postal Telegram Co NYC).

1933 – Dutch seaplane bombs Dutch ship.

1933 – Hitler proclaims end of Marxism.

1933 – Mutiny on “7 Provinces” ends (began February 4), 23 killed.

1934 – First Jewish immigrant ship to break the English blockade in Palestine.

1934 – Byrd souvenir sheet issued, NYC; first unperforated ungummed US stamp.

1934 – Howard Hanson’s “Merry Mount,” premieres in NYC.

1934 – Stalin ends 17th CPSU-congress, says “Life becomes merrier” .

1934 – Thomson/Gertrude Steins opera premieres in NYC.

1935 – First US streamlined electric RR engine begins service.

1935 – Pennsylvania RR begins passenger service on new electric locomotive.

1937 – Ragnhild Hveger swims world free style record 400m (5:14.2).

1938 – King Carol II of Romania drives out dictator Goga.

1940 – “In The Mood” by Glenn Miller hits number 1.

1940 – Tom and Jerry created by Hanna & Barbera debut by MGM.

1940 – US female Figure Skating championship won by Joan Tozzer.

1940 – US male Figure Skating championship won by Eugene Turner.

1941 – First highway post office makes first trip, Wash, DC-Harrisonburg, VA.

1941 – Anti-nazi “Het Parool” begins publishing in Netherlands.

1942 – Glenn Miller awarded first ever gold disc for selling one million copies of “Chattanooga Choo Choo” .

1943 – “Manifesto of Algerian People” calls for equality and self-determination.

1943 – Eighth Army sweeps through North Africa to Tunisia.

1943 – Van der Veen Resistance starts fire in Amsterdam employment bureau.

1944 – Belgium resistance fighter/author Kamiel van Baelen arrested.

1944 – U-666/U-545/U-283 sink off Ireland.

1945 – “Rum and Coca Cola” by Andrews Sisters hits number 1.

1946 – First black pro-baseball player Jackie Robinson marries Rachel Isum.

1947 – Italy cedes most of Venezia Giulia to Yugoslavia.

1947 – Netherlands Radio Union forms.

1947 – Province of Petsamo returned to Soviet Union by Finland.

1947 – WW II peace treaties signed.

1948 – Greek Gen Markos’ guerrilla army bombs Saloniki.

1949 – Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” opens at Morosco Theater, NYC.

1951 – “John and Marsha” by Stan Freberg peaks at number 21.

1951 – Shah of Persia marries 19-year-old Soraja Esfandiara Bakhtiari.

1953 – Joseph Murphy Bracken born.

1953 – Ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Westwood and Demmy GRB.

1953 – Ice Pairs Championship at Davos won by Jennifer and John Nicks of GRB.

1953 – Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Tenley Albright USA.

1953 – Men’s Figure Skating Champion in Davos won by Hayes Alan Jenkins USA.

1954 – Eisenhower warns against US intervention in Vietnam.

1954 – Ice Dance Championship at Oslo won by Jean Westwood/Lawrence Demmy GRB.

1954 – Ice Pairs Championship at Oslo won by Frances Dafoe/Norris Bowden CAN.

1954 – Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Oslo won by Gundi Busch GER.

1954 – Men’s Figure Skating Championship in Oslo won by Hayes Alan Jenkins US.

1956 – “My Friend Flicka” premieres on CBS (later NBC) TV.

1956 – Elvis Presley records “Heartbreak Hotel” for RCA.

1957 – Fay Crocker wins LPGA Serbin Golf Open.

1957 – Southern Christian Leadership Conference forms.

1959 – Dutch Princess Wilhelmina publishes “Lonely, but not alone” .

1959 – Tornado in St Louis kills 19 and injures 265.

1960 – “Unsinkable Molly Brown” closes at Winter Garden NYC after 532 performances.

1960 – Charles Ives’ “Lincoln, the Great Commoner,” premieres.

1961 – AFL’s LA Chargers move to San Diego.

1961 – Niagara Falls hydroelectric project begins producing power.

1961 – Walter Piston’s Seventh Symphony, premieres.

1962 – Jim Beatty sets American indoor mile record (3:58.9) in LA.

1962 – USSR swaps spy Francis Gary Power to US for Rudolph Abel.

1963 – Mickey Wright wins LPGA St Petersburg Women’s Golf Open.

1963 – US female Figure Skating championship won by Lorraine Hanlon.

1963 – US male Figure Skating championship won by Thomas Litz.

1964 – Australian destroyer “Voyager” sinks in collision, killing 82.

1964 – WBGU TV channel 27 in Bowling Green, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting.

1964 – Destroyer Voyager sinks off Australia after colliding with aircraft carrier Melbourne.

1966 – Harmel govt in Belgium resigns.

1967 – 25th Amendment (Presidential Disability & Succession) in effect.

1968 – “Spooky” by Classics IV hits number 3.

1968 – Peggy Fleming wins Olympic figure skating gold medal, Grenoble, France.

1969 – LSU Pete Maravich scores 66, despite losing to Tulane 101-94.

1970 – 26.4cm rain falls on Mount Washington NH (state record).

1970 – Dry powder avalanche moving at 120mph smashes into youth hostel killing 40 Belgian, French, and German youths (Val d’Isere, France).

1971 – American Mensa, Ltd incorporates in NY.

1971 – Bill White becomes first black baseball announcer (NY Yankees).

1971 – John Guares “House of Blue Leaves,” premieres in NYC.

1971 – Royal Albert Hall bans scheduled concert featuring Frank Zappa.

1972 – BBC bans “Give Ireland Back to the Irish” by Wings.

1972 – Ras al Khaima joins United Arab Emirates.

1972 – USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR.

1973 – Second time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6–0.

1973 – 83m wide gas tank on Staten Island explodes, 40 die.

1973 – Mushtaq Mohammad follows up 201 to take 5–49 v New Zealand at Dunedin.

1974 – “Gigi” closes at Uris Theater NYC after 103 performances.

1974 – Gail Denenber wins LPGA Sears Women’s Golf Classic.

1974 – Iran/Iraqi border fight breaks out.

1974 – Judy Ikenberry wins first Us women’s marathon (2:55:17).

1974 – Silver futures hit record $4.82 an ounce in London.

1975 – William “Judy” Johnson selected to baseball Hall of Fame.

1977 – “Party with Comden and Green” opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 92 performances.

1977 – Bomb explosion in Moskouse metro.

1977 – Yehonathan Netanyou Lane in the Bronx named in honor of Bronx-born.

1977 – Israeli soldier who died freeing hostages in Entebee Raid (1976).

1978 – Frank C. Carlucci succeeds John F. Blake as deputy director of CIA.

1979 – “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?” by Rod Stewart peaks at number 1.

1979 – Border is named 12th man for Australia, only Test Cricket match he missed.

1980 – Ianford Wilsons “Talley’s Folly,” premieres in NYC.

1980 – Jane Blalock wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic.

1981 – 33rd NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 4–1 at LA.

1981 – Eight killed and 198 injured by fire at Las Vegas Hilton.

1981 – Dennis Lillee becomes Australian Cricket’s top wicket-taker with 249.

1982 – 28 skiers perform backflips while holding hands, Bromont, Quebec.

1983 – Anglican synod vote 338–100 against unilateral UK nuclear disarmament.

1985 – 35th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 140–129 at Indiana.

1985 – Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-E mission.

1985 – Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic.

1985 – USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR.

1986 – “John Lennon: Live in NYC” album is released.

1987 – Philippine troops murder 17 civilians-Lupao Massacre.

1988 – Rocky Malebane-Metsing coup in Bophuthatswana fails.

1988 – Three-judge panel of 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in SF strikes down Army’s ban on homosexuals (later overturned by appeal).

1989 – Celtic KC Jones & Cavalier Lenny Wilkens elected to NBA Hall of Fame.

1989 – Miami Vice’s 100th episode seen on TV.

1989 – Minor League Football System opens organizational meeting, St Louis.

1989 – Ron Brown chosen first black chairman of a major US party (Democrats).

1989 – Test Cricket debut of Aaqib Javed, Pakistan v New Zealand age 16 years 189 days.

1989 – Tony Robinson of Jamaica becomes Nottingham’s first black sheriff.

1989 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.

1989 – To gain deregulation WWF admits pro wrestling is an exhibition and not a sport, in a NJ court.

1990 – Sixth Largest wrestling crowd (63,900-Tokyo Dome).

1990 – Buster Douglas KOs Mike Tyson in 10 for heavyweight boxing title.

1990 – Pierrer Water pulls product from shelf due to benzine in water.

1990 – South African President de Klerk announces Nelson Mandela will be free February 11.

1990 – US female Figure Skating championship won by Jill Trenary.

1991 – “La Bete” opens at Eugene O’Neill Theater NYC for 24 performances.

1991 – 41st NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 116–114 at Charlotte.

1991 – Beth Daniel wins LPGA Phar-Mor at Inverrary Golf Tournament.

1991 – Johann Koss skates world record 10km (13:43.54).

1991 – Lithuania votes for independence from USSR.

1991 – NBA All Star Game at Charlotte NC.

1992 – “Dangerous Women” final episode on WWOR-TV.

1992 – Bonnie Blair wins 1992 Olympics first gold medal for USA.

1992 – Mike Tyson convicted of raping Desiree Washington in Indiana.

1993 – Jani Sievinen swims world record 200m backstroke (1:55.59).

1993 – US officially backs peace plan in Bosnia.

1993 – “Michael Jackson Talks To Oprah Winfrey” airs on ABC and drew an astounding 39.3 rating/56 share, 90 million people.

1995 – Chelsi Smith, 21, (Texas), crowned 44th Miss USA.

1995 – Sun Cayun pole vaults female indoor world record (4.12m).

1995 – US female Figure Skating championship won by Nicole Bobek.

1996 – IBM’s Deep Blue defeats chess champ Gary Kasparov.

1997 – 13th Soap Opera Digest Awards.

1997 – Fifth annual ESPY Awards presented.

1997 – Comet Shoemaker-Holt 2 Closest Approach to Earth (1.9245 AU).

1997 – O. J. Simpson jury reaches decision on $25m in punitive damages.

1997 – Soyuz TM-25 launches to the MIR.

1997 – Lemrick Nelson found guilty in the fatal stabbing on Hasidic Jew Yankel Rosenbaum in Crown Heights Brooklyn in 1991.

1998 – AOL raises monthly flat rate internet access from $19.95 to $21.95.

1998 – Olympic figure skater Peggy Fleming undergoes breast cancer surgery.

1998 – Voters in Maine repeal a gay rights law passed in 1997 becoming the first U.S. state to abandon that law.

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.

2008 – The 2008 Namdaemun fire severely damages Namdaemun, the first National Treasure of South Korea.