February 10: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

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

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.

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 interesting facts about February 10th in history!

What Events 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.

2018 A double-decker bus in Hong Kong overturned, killing 19 people in Hong Kong’s 2nd deadliest road accident.

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."

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1996 A computer defeated world champion chess player Gary Kasparov for the first time.

OTD in 1996: A computer defeated world champion chess player Gary Kasparov for the first time.

The battle, which took three hours to complete, was won by an IBM computer called Deep Blue.

1964 Two Australian warships, the HMAS Melbourne and the HMAS Voyager, collided off the New South Wales coast.

1954 President Eisenhower stepped in to warn the US not to intervene in Vietnam.

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

1940 Tom and Jerry made their debut appearance.

OTD in 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 one on this day and stayed there for 12 weeks.

1916 Oil well gusher fired 1,000 feet into the air near Tampico, Mexico making it the largest in history.

1906 The HMS Dreadnought battleship was christened.

The Dreadnought's technological capabilities were so advanced compared to all other ships around the world that an entire generation of ships built afterward was referred to as "dreadnoughts."

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 Edmond Halley was given the 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.

Famous Quotes Said On February 10

Who said what today throughout history? Here are the most famous things people have said on Feb 10.


“A good painting should be the equivalent of a good deed.”

– Vincent van Gogh

Famous People Born On February 10

Is today your birthday? If so, you share the same birthday with Chloë Grace Moretz. Here are a few other famous people born on this day.

1991 Emma Roberts

American Actress

Emma Roberts
32 years old
Born In:
New York, USA

1997 Chloë Grace Moretz

American Actress

Chloë Grace Moretz
26 years old
Born In:
Georgia, USA

1974 Elizabeth Banks

American Actress

Elizabeth Banks
49 years old
Born In:
Massachusetts, USA

1981 Uzo Aduba

American Actress

Uzo Aduba
42 years old
Born In:
Massachusetts, USA

Famous People Who Died On This Day

1928 - 2014 Shirley Temple

Shirley Temple

Shirley Temple was an American actress born on April 23, 1928. She died on this day in 2014, at age 85 in Woodside, California, USA.

Special Holidays On February 10

Looking for a reason to celebrate? Well, here’s a few! These unique holidays are sure to bring some enjoyment to your day.

February 10: National Cream Cheese Brownie Day

National Cream Cheese Brownie Day

The calendar is certainly not without its holidays that celebrate epic foods and today is no exception as it’s Cream Cheese Brownie Day! So treat yourself today by eating as much brownie as you can stomach!

February 10: National Umbrella Day

National Umbrella Day

When you live in a rainy city, your trusty umbrella is truly your best friend. So even if it’s a sunny blue day outside, take your favorite umbrella out for a spin today anyway - after all, you never know when rain might sneak up.

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Fun Fact Of The Day

Dwayne Johnson set a new Guinness World Record for the Most Selfies taken in 3 minutes. He took 105 selfies with fans at his movie premiere for San Andreas.

February 10 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

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

Aquarians love to express their individuality by being unique in how they act, the clothes they wear, their hair, and any other way they can think of.

People born during February have the Amethyst birthstone. Amethyst can enhance confidence and well-being while decreasing feelings of being unbalanced in the mind, body, and soul.

If you were born on this day, it’s likely that you were conceived on May 20th in the previous year.

The due date for babies conceived on this day is around November 3rd, 2023.

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