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10 February

1258 – Iraq – Siege of Baghdad ended (Mongol Invasion). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Baghdad_(1258)

1306 – Scotland – Robert the Bruce murdered John Comyn at Greyfriars Church, Dumfries (Scottish Wars of Independence). http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/history/wars_of_independence/bruce_kills_comyn_at_greyfriars_church_dumfries/

1355 – England – St. Scholastica’s Day Riot, Oxford, 93 killed. http://www.oxfordhistory.org.uk/mayors/government/scholastica.html

1567 – Scotland – Lord Darnley, 2nd wife of Mary, Queen of Scots, suspected assassinated at Kirk o’Field House, Edinburgh. http://www.luminarium.org/encyclopedia/darnley.htm

1763 – France – Treaty of Paris signed, ending the French and Indian War. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Paris_(1763)  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_and_Indian_War

1797 – Indonesia – Earthquake measuring 8.4Mw, epicentre in Sumatra, 300 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1797_Sumatra_earthquake

1814 – France – Battle of Chapaubert (War of the Sixth Coalition). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Champaubert

1829 – Rome – Pope Leo XII died. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Leo_XII

1840 – GB – Queen Victoria married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. http://www.queenvictoria.victoriana.com/RoyalWeddings/Queen-Victoria-Wedding.html

1846 – India – Battle of Sobraon (First Anglo-Sikh War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Sobraon

1862 – USA – Battle of Elizabeth City, North Carolina (American Civil War). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Elizabeth_City


1906 – UK – Battleship HMS Dreadnought launched by Edward VII. https://youtu.be/r1NjJw1Qs6Y http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/About-the-Royal-Navy/Organisation/Life-in-the-Royal-Navy/History/Historic-Ships/HMS-Dreadnought-1906

1923 – USA – Texas Technological College founded in Lubbock. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Tech_University

1930 – UK – Air Union (France) plane crashed at Marsden, Kent, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19300210-0

1930 – French Indochina – Yên Bái Mutiny. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y%C3%AAn_B%C3%A1i_mutiny

1936 – Ethiopia – Battle of Amba Aradam began (Second Italo-Abyssinian War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Amba_Aradam

1939 – Spain – Catalonia Offensive ended (Spanish Civil War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catalonia_Offensive

1939 – Rome – Pope Pius XI died. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Pius_XI

1940 – Poland – USSR mass deportation of Polish citizens from occupied eastern Poland to Siberia began.

1940 – Italy – Ala Littoria plane crashed at Aiello Calabro, 10 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19400210-0

1941 – Germany – British aircraft attacked Hannover (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1942 – Singapore – Battle of Bukit Timah began (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Bukit_Timah

1943 – USSR – Battle of Krasny Bor began (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Krasny_Bor

1944 – USA – American Airlines Flight 2 crashed near Memphis Airport, TN, 24 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440210-0

1945 – Prussia – Operation Hannibal ended (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Hannibal

1948 – Indonesia – KLM plane crashed near Padalarang, 19 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19480210-0

1948 – Mexico – Gulf Transportation Co plane crashed off Ciudad del Carmen Airport, 1 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19480210-2

1949 – Peru – Faucett plane crashed near Huanuco, 16 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19490210-0

1952 – USA – USAF plane crashed at Wheeler-Sack AAF, NY, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19520210-0

1953 – Germany – USAF plane crashed near Bitburg Air Base, 5 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19530210-0


1964 – Australia – HMAS Melbourne and HMAS Voyager collided off south coast of New South Wales. https://youtu.be/ieDO7woa5iU WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing  http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-02-10/hmas-voyager-disaster-newspaper-headlines/5245524

1967 – USA – 25th Amendment of IS Constitution approved. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twenty-fifth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution

1981 – USA – Fire at Hilton Hotel/Casino, Las Vagas, 8 killed. http://www.nfpa.org/~/media/Files/Press%20Room/lasvegashilton.pdf

1998 – USA – Voters in Maine repealed a Gay Rights law passed in 1997.

2004 – United Arab Emirates – Kish Air Flight 7170 crashed at Sharjah International Airport, 43 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20040210-0

2005 – North Korea – Announced possessed nuclear weapons.

2006 – Italy – XX Winter Olympic Games Opening Ceremony in Turin. http://www.olympic.org/turin-2006-winter-olympics


2011 – Ireland – Manx2 Flight 7100 crashed at Cork Airport, 6 killed. https://youtu.be/dVlxARX6xtI WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20110210-0

2013 – India – Stampede at Kumbh Mela Festival in Allahabad, 36 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_Kumbh_Mela_stampede

2016 – Myanmar – Myanmar Air Force plane crashed near Naypyidaw International Airport, 5 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20160210-0

York

2011 – Foundation stone of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Primary School laid.