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History Events on February 10


Vasco da Gama
Vasco da Gama sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal, on his second voyage to India.

#Vasco_da_Gama

Roy Lichtenstein
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.

#Roy_Lichtenstein

IBM
IBM supercomputer Deep Blue defeats Garry Kasparov in chess for the first time.

#IBM

Twenty-fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution
The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified.

#Twenty-fifth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution

Cold War
Cold War: Captured American U2 spy-plane pilot Gary Powers is exchanged for captured Soviet spy Rudolf Abel.

#Cold_War

HMS Dreadnought (1906)
HMS Dreadnought, the first of a revolutionary new breed of battleships is christened and launched by King Edward VII.

#HMS_Dreadnought_(1906)

Dumfries
In front of the high altar of Greyfriars Church in Dumfries, Robert the Bruce murders John Comyn sparking the revolution in the Wars of Scottish Independence.

#Dumfries

Mongol invasions and conquests
Mongol invasions: Baghdad falls to the Mongols, bringing the Islamic Golden Age to an end.

#Mongol_invasions_and_conquests

Napoleonic Wars
Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Champaubert ends in French victory over the Russians and the Prussians.

#Napoleonic_Wars

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

#St_Scholastica_Day_riot

Kowloon Motor Bus
19 people are killed and 66 injured when a Kowloon Motor Bus double decker on route 872 in Hong Kong overturns.

#Kowloon_Motor_Bus

American Civil War
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.

#American_Civil_War

Vi?t Nam Qu?c Dân ??ng
The Vi?t Nam Qu?c Dân ??ng launches the failed Yên Bái mutiny in hope to overthrow French protectorate over Vietnam.

#Vi?t_Nam_Qu?c_Dân_??ng

World War II
World War II: Imperial Japanese Army capture Banjarmasin, capital of Borneo in Dutch East Indies.

#World_War_II

Kenya Army
Kenyan soldiers commit the worst ever human rights violation in the country by slaughtering an estimated 5000 ethnic Somali Kenyans in Wagalla in N.E.-Kenya.

#Kenya_Army

Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom marries Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.

#Queen_Victoria

South Korea
South Korea decides to stop the operation of the Kaesong joint industrial complex with North Korea in response to the launch of Kwangmy?ngs?ng-4.

#South_Korea

Paris
Crowds gathered at shop windows in Paris to see Christian Dior's New Look fashion—longer skirts, nipped-in waists and padded shoulders.

#Paris

Spanish Civil War
Spanish Civil War: The Nationalists conclude their conquest of Catalonia and seal the border with France.

#Spanish_Civil_War

NATO
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.

#NATO

Soviet Union
The Soviet Union begins mass deportations of Polish citizens from occupied eastern Poland to Siberia.

#Soviet_Union

Communications satellite
The communications satellites Iridium 33 and Kosmos 2251 collide in orbit, destroying both.

#Communications_satellite

Jefferson Davis
Jefferson Davis is notified by telegraph that he has been chosen as provisional President of the Confederate States of America.

#Jefferson_Davis

Paris Peace Treaties, 1947
The Paris Peace Treaties are signed by Italy, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Finland and the Allies of World War II.

#Paris_Peace_Treaties,_1947

Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley
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.

#Henry_Stuart,_Lord_Darnley

Boxing
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.

#Boxing

Dwight D. Eisenhower
U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower warns against United States intervention in Vietnam.

#Dwight_D._Eisenhower

French and Indian War
French and Indian War: The Treaty of Paris ends the war and France cedes Quebec to Great Britain.

#French_and_Indian_War

First Anglo-Sikh War
First Anglo-Sikh War: Battle of Sobraon: British defeat Sikhs in the final battle of the war.

#First_Anglo-Sikh_War

Siege of Leningrad
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.

#Siege_of_Leningrad

Illinois
Then Illinois senator Barack Obama announces his candidacy for president in the 2008 elections, which he later goes on to win.

#Illinois

Thirty-six people are killed and 39 others are injured in a stampede in Allahabad, India, during the Kumbh Mela festival.
Ron Brown is elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee becoming the first African American to lead a major American political party.
Ras Al Khaimah joins the United Arab Emirates, now making up seven emirates.
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.
Tom and Jerry make their debut with Puss Gets the Boot.
Second Italo-Abyssinian War: Italian troops launched the Battle of Amba Aradam against Ethiopian defenders.
Texas Tech University is founded as Texas Technological College in Lubbock, Texas
Józef Haller de Hallenburg performs symbolic wedding of Poland to the sea, celebrating restitution of Polish access to open sea.
The YWCA is founded in New York City.
Huilliches in Chiloé rebel against Spanish encomenderos.