Today in History, English
Today in History, English

15931February 10Event1258 – Baghdad falls to the Mongols, and the Abbasid Caliphate is destroyed.
15932February 10Event1306 – In front of the high altar of Greyfriars Church in Dumfries, Robert the Bruce murders John Comyn sparking revolution in the Wars of Scottish Independence
15933February 10Event1355 – The St Scholastica Day riot breaks out in Oxford, England, leaving 63 scholars and perhaps 30 locals dead in two days.
15934February 10Event1567 – 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.
15935February 10Event1763 – French and Indian War: The Treaty of Paris ends the war and France cedes Quebec to Great Britain.
15936February 10Event1814 – Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Champaubert ends in French victory over the Russians and the Prussians.
15937February 10Event1840 – Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom marries Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.
15938February 10Event1846 – First Anglo-Sikh War: Battle of Sobraon – British defeat Sikhs in final battle of the war
15939February 10Event1861 – Jefferson Davis is notified by telegraph that he has been chosen as provisional President of the Confederate States of America.
15940February 10Event1862 – 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.
15941February 10Event1870 – The YWCA is founded in New York City.
15942February 10Event1906 – HMS Dreadnought, the first of a revolutionary new breed of battleships is christened and launched by King Edward VII.
15943February 10Event1920 – Józef Haller de Hallenburg performs symbolic wedding of Poland to the sea, celebrating restitution of Polish access to open sea.
15944February 10Event1923 – Texas Tech University is founded as Texas Technological College in Lubbock, Texas
15945February 10Event1930 – Yên Bái mutiny in French Indochina
15946February 10Event1933 – 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.
15947February 10Event1936 – Second Italo-Abyssinian War: Italian troops launched the Battle of Amba Aradam against Ethiopian defenders.
15948February 10Event1939 – Spanish Civil War: The Nationalists conclude their conquest of Catalonia and seal the border with France.
15949February 10Event1940 – The Soviet Union begins mass deportations of Polish citizens from occupied eastern Poland to Siberia.
15950February 10Event1942 – The first gold record is presented to Glenn Miller for "Chattanooga Choo Choo".
15951February 10Event1943 – 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.
15952February 10Event1947 – Italy cedes most of Venezia Giulia to Yugoslavia.
15953February 10Event1954 – United States President Dwight Eisenhower warns against United States intervention in Vietnam.
15954February 10Event1962 – Captured American U2 spy-plane pilot Gary Powers is exchanged for captured Soviet spy Rudolf Abel.
15955February 10Event1962 – 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.
15956February 10Event1964 – 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.
15957February 10Event1967 – The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified.
15958February 10Event1981 – A fire at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel–casino kills eight and injures 198.
15959February 10Event1989 – Ron Brown is elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee becoming the first African American to lead a major American political party.
15960February 10Event1996 – The IBM supercomputer Deep Blue defeats Garry Kasparov in chess for the first time.

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