Home   On This Day   On This Day in History, February 10

On This Day in History, February 10

What Happened On This Day – February 10

  • 2009 Two satellites collide in space

    Both the U.S. satellite “Iridium 33” and the Russian “Kosmos 2251” were destroyed in the accident.

  • 1996 Deep Blue becomes the first computer to win a chess game against a reigning world champion

    Despite his defeat in the first game, Russian world champion Garry Kasparov proceeded to win the match by 4-2 games.

  • 1964 An aircraft carrier collides with a destroyer in Australia, killing 82

    Destroyer HMAS Voyager sailed under aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourn's bow, was cut in half and sank.

  • 1964 Bob Dylan's album “The Times They Are A-Changin'” is released

    The title track is one of Dylan's best-known songs.

  • 1962 Francis Gary Powers, a U.S. spy captured by the Soviet Union, is released

    Powers was exchanged for captured Soviet spy, Rudolf Ivanovich Abel.

Births On This Day – February 10

  • 1929 Jerry Goldsmith

    American composer, conductor

  • 1898 Bertolt Brecht

    German author

  • 1894 Harold Macmillan

    English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

  • 1890 Boris Pasternak

    Russian author, poet, Nobel Prize laureate

  • 1744 William Cornwallis

    English admiral

Deaths On This Day – February 10

  • 2005 Arthur Miller

    American playwright

  • 1932 Edgar Wallace

    English journalist, author, playwright

  • 1923 Wilhelm Röntgen

    German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate

  • 1837 Alexander Pushkin

    Russian author, poet

  • 1755 Montesquieu

    French philosopher

You might also like

The Hindu deity Rahu.

Solar Eclipse Myths

The solar eclipse has inspired many mythical stories and influenced human behavior. Even today, eclipses of the Sun are considered bad omens in many cultures. more

Watching Lunar Eclipses

A lunar eclipse can be seen with the naked eye, unlike solar eclipses, which have special safety requirements. more

December Solstice Facts

10 things you may not know about the December Solstice, the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. more