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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A Russian and an American satellite collide over Siberia, creating a large amount of space debris.//abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory?id=6860864 Crash of US, Russian Satellites a Threat in Space ndash ABC News. Abcnews.go.com. Retrieved on 2009-07-07.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

The 2008 Namdaemun fire severely damages Namdaemun, the first National Treasure of South Korea.{{cite web|url=//english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2008/02/11/73/0302000000AEN20080211002100315F.HTML|title=Koreans mourn fall of Namdaemun, national treasure No.1 |date=February 11, 2008|publisher=Yonhap News|accessdate=November 21, 2008}}
The wooden portion of Namdaemun Gate in Seoul, South Korea is destroyed in a suspicious fire. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7238210.stm (BBC News)

Saturday, February 10, 2007

War in Somalia: Somali Prime Minister Ali Mohammed Ghedi modifies the roster of the Transitional Federal Government by removing army chief-of-staff Ismail Qasim Naji and assigning him as ambassador to Oman, while also appointing new ambassadors to Kenya, Djibouti, and Yemen. Meanwhile, the Somali People's Resistance Movement emerges as an insurgency movement out of the underground members of the Islamic Courts Union. //www.shabelle.net/news/ne2279.htm (Shabelle)

Friday, February 10, 2006

February 26 – The 2006 Winter Olympics are held in Turin, Italy.

Tuesday, February 10, 2004

The French National Assembly votes (494 to 36) to ban hijab and all other conspicuous religious symbols from state schools. //news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/3474673.stm
Canada's auditor-general, Sheila Fraser, releases a scathing report on a CA$250-million sponsorship fund that had a major portion of its funds directed to firms friendly to the ruling Liberal party the resulting scandal and inquiry is quite likely to affect the coming election. Alfonso Gagliano, a former cabinet minister involved in the scandal, is removed from his post as ambassador to Denmark and recalled to Canada. //www.thestar.ca/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1c=Articlecid=1076411365455call_pageid=968332188492col=968793972154
2004 Philippine elections: The 90-day caigning period for the president, vice-president, and senators starts this day with no less than six qualified candidates, half of which have no previous political experience. The current president, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is seeking a full six-year term. The elections will be held on May 10. //news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/3472269.stm
Occupation of Iraq: A large car bomb explodes in the central Iraqi town of Iskandariya, {{convert|25|mi|km}} south of Baghdad, killing at least 50 people. //news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/3475679.stm

Wednesday, February 10, 1999

Avalanches in the French Alps near Geneva kill at least 10.

Monday, February 10, 1992

Boxer Mike Tyson, the former undisputed heavyweight chion of the world, is found guilty of raping 18-year-old Desiree Washington, Miss Black Rhode Island, by a jury in Indianapolis. On March 26, he was sentenced to six years in prison.

Saturday, February 10, 1990

President of South Africa F.W. de Klerk announces that Nelson Mandela will be released the next day.

Sunday, February 10, 1985

Nelson Mandela rejects an offer of freedom from the South African government.

Saturday, February 10, 1979

February 11 ndash The Iranian army mutinies and joins the Islamic Revolution.

Tuesday, February 10, 1970

An avalanche at Val d'Isère, France kills 39 tourists.

Friday, February 10, 1967

The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution (presidential succession and disability) is ratified.

Thursday, February 10, 1966

Soviet writers Yuli Daniel and Andrei Sinyavsky are sentenced to 5 and 7 years, respectively, for 'anti-Soviet' writings.

Sunday, February 10, 1963

Five Japanese cities located on the northernmost part of Kyūshū are merged and become the city of Kitakyūshū, with a population of more than 1 million.

Wednesday, February 10, 1960

Twelve Indian soldiers die in clashes with Red Chinese troops along their small common border.
A conference about the proposed independence of the Belgian Congo begins in Brussels, Belgium.
The N class blimp ZPG-3W of the U.S. Navy is destroyed during a storm over Massachusetts.

Thursday, February 10, 1955

Seventh Fleet of the United States Navy helps the Republic of China evacuate Chinese Nationalist army and residents from the Tachen Islands to Taiwan.

Wednesday, February 10, 1954

After authorizing $385 million over the $400 million already budgeted for military aid to Vietnam, U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower warns against United States intervention in Vietnam.

Thursday, February 10, 1949

"Death of a Salesman" opens in the Morosco Theatre and runs for 742 performances.

Monday, February 10, 1947

A meteor creates an impact crater in Sikhote-Alin, in the Soviet Union.
Christian Dior introduces The New Look in women's fashion, in Paris.
In Paris, France, peace treaties are signed between the World War II Allies and Italy, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, and Finland. Italy cedes most of Istria to the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

Saturday, February 10, 1945

WWII: The "SS General von Steuben" is sunk by the Soviet submarine S-13.

Wednesday, February 10, 1943

March 3 ndash Mohandas Gandhi keeps a hunger strike to protest his imprisonment.

Tuesday, February 10, 1942

In the early hours of the morning the {{SS|Normandie}} capsizes at pier 88 in New York City.

Saturday, February 10, 1940

Tom and Jerry make their debut in "Puss Gets the Boot". However it is not until 1941 that their current names are adopted.

Friday, February 10, 1939

Spanish Nationalists complete their offensive in Catalonia.

Thursday, February 10, 1938

Carol II of Romania takes dictatorial powers.

Friday, February 10, 1933

The New York City-based Postal Telegraph Company introduces the first singing telegram.

Tuesday, February 10, 1931

New Delhi becomes the capital of India.

Tuesday, February 10, 1920

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

Tuesday, February 10, 1914

Release of the film "Hearts Adrift" the name of Mary Pickford, the star, is displayed above the title on movie marquees.

Saturday, February 10, 1906

{{HMS|Dreadnought|1906|6}} is launched and sparks the naval race between Britain and Germany.

Wednesday, February 10, 1904

Roger Casement publishes his account of Belgian atrocities in the Congo.

Wednesday, February 10, 1897

Freedom of religion is proclaimed in Madagascar.

Thursday, February 10, 1853

Taiping Rebellion: Taiping forces assemble at Hanyang, Hankou and Wuchang for the march on Nanjing.

Wednesday, February 10, 1841

Act of Union (1840) proclaimed in Canada.

Monday, February 10, 1840

Thursday, February 10, 1825

Simón Bolívar gives up his title of dictator of Peru and takes the alternative title of "El Libertador".

Tuesday, February 10, 1824

Simón Bolívar is proclaimed dictator of Peru.

Saturday, February 10, 1816

Tuesday, February 10, 1807

The United States Coast Survey is established work begins on August 3, 1816.

Saturday, February 10, 1798

The papacy is removed from power by French General Louis Alexandre Berthier.

Thursday, February 10, 1763

French and Indian War/Seven Years\\\' War: The 1763 Treaty of Paris ends the war and France cedes Canada to Great Britain.ref name=Pocket On This Day{{cite book|title=Penguin Pocket On This Day|publisher=Penguin Reference Library|isbn=0-14-102715-0|year=2006}}
French and Indian War/Seven Years' War: The 1763 Treaty of Paris ends the war and France cedes Canada to Great Britain.ref name=Pocket On This Day{{cite book|title=Penguin Pocket On This Day|publisher=Penguin Reference Library|isbn=0-14-102715-0|year=2006}}

Monday, February 10, 1716

James Edward Stuart flees from Scotland to France with a handful of supporters following failure of the Jacobite Rebellion.

Wednesday, February 10, 1712

Monday, February 10, 1676

After the Nipmuck tribe attacks Lancaster, Massachusetts, the colonist Mary Rowlandson is taken captive and lives with the Indians until May.

Saturday, February 10, 1657

Christina, former Queen of Sweden, has Gian Rinaldo Monaldeschi killed in her presence at the Palace of Fontainebleau.

Wednesday, January 31, 1582 (Julianian calendar)

François, Duke of Anjou, arrives in the Netherlands, where he is personally welcomed by William the Silent.

Friday, January 31, 1567 (Julianian calendar)

Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, is murdered at the Provost's House in Edinburgh.

Saturday, February 1, 1477 (Julianian calendar)

Mary of Burgundy, the daughter of Charles the Bold, is forced by her disgruntled subjects to sign the Great Privilege, by which the Flemish cities recover all the local and communal rights which had been abolished by the arbitrary decrees of the dukes of Burgundy, in their efforts to create in the Low Countries a centralized state.

Friday, February 2, 1397 (Julianian calendar)

John Beaufort becomes Earl of Somerset.

Monday, February 2, 1355 (Julianian calendar)

April ndash Philip of Anjou marries Mary of Naples, daughter of Charles of Valois, duke of Calabria, and Mary of Valois.
The St. Scholastica's Day riot broke out in Oxford, England, leaving 63 scholars and perhaps 30 locals dead in two days.

Wednesday, February 2, 1306 (Julianian calendar)

before the high altar of Greyfriars Church in Dumfries, Robert the Bruce murdered John Comyn, his leading political rival sparking revolution in the Scottish Wars of Independence

Sunday, February 3, 1258 (Julianian calendar)

Korea surrenders to the Mongols, ending the effective resistance of the Choe faction within Korea.
Civil unrest in northern Italy spawns the medieval musical form of Geisslerlieder, penitential songs sung by wandering bands of Flagellants./onlyinclude
Llywelyn the Last declares himself Prince of Wales. He is the final ruler of an independent Wales, before its conquest by the English.
King Henry III of England is forced by seven powerful barons to accept the Provisions of Oxford.
In Genoa, the Republic starts imposing forced loans, known as "luoghi" to its taxpayers, they are a common resource of medieval public finance.{{cite journal|last=Munro|first=John H.|title=The Medieval Origins of the Financial Revolution|journal=The International History Review|year=2003|volume=15|issue=3|pages=506–562}}
The Chinese era "Baoyou" ends in the Northern Song Dynasty of China.
Battle of Baghdad (1258) – Hulagu Khan's Mongol forces overrun Baghdad, then the leading center of Islamic culture and learning and capital of the Abbasid Caliphate. They burn the imperial city to the ground, killing as many as 1,000,000 citizens.
Mongol Golden Horde attack against Lithuania.
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