2021 February

February 10: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on February 10

February 10th is known as Cream Cheese Brownie Day and Umbrella Day.

Welcome to the 41st day of the year! We’re slowly getting through the year, and are just 4 days away from Valentine’s Day.

For those of you who were born on February 10th, your zodiac sign is Aquarius.

This day had a lot of past war events that changed the course of history. Find out all that and more with our facts and events for February 10th.

Did you know that on this day in 1996, IBM’s supercomputer, Deep Blue, defeated Gary Kasparov at chess? This was the first time a computer beat a world champion chess player.

Keep reading for more facts about February 10th in history!

What Happened On February 10 In History?

2021

The Carnival in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The first Carnival festival in Rio occurred in 1723. Rio's Carnival is a yearly event that starts on the Friday preceding Lent and ends on Ash Wednesday.
2008

Amy Winehouse scored five awards at the 50th Grammy Awards.

The British soul singer wasn't able to attend even though she won big, including an award for her song about her own struggles called "Rehab."
Source NY Times
1996

World champion chess player Gary Kasparov was defeated by a computer for the first time.

OTD in 1996: World champion chess player Gary Kasparov was defeated by a computer for the first time.
The battle which took three hours to complete was won by an IBM computer called Deep Blue.
1954

President Eisenhower stepped in to warn the US not to intervene in Vietnam.

The warning came after $385 million USD was authorized on top of the $400 million already given for military aid in Vietnam.
1940

Tom and Jerry made their debut appearance.

The duo was shown for the first time in a short animation called "Puss Gets the Boot".
1940

Glenn Miller’s “In the Mood” hit number 1 on this day, and stayed there for 12 weeks.

1933

Hitler gave his first speech as Chancellor explaining why Nazi power should rule.

1916

Oil well gusher fired 1,000 feet into the air near Tampico, Mexico making it the largest in history.

1863

The first US fire extinguisher patent was granted to Alanson Crane, Virginia.

OTD in 1863: The first US fire extinguisher patent was granted to Alanson Crane
1720

Astronomer Edmond Halley was given senior post as the second Astronomer Royal at Greenwich Observatory.

1535

Twelve anabaptists paraded through Amsterdam completely naked.

An anabaptist is a Christian who believes in delaying baptism. This delay comes to an end when they are ready to confess their faith.

Did you know that on this day, February 10th 1996, IBM's supercomputer, Deep Blue, defeated Gary Kasparov at chess?