Events on Feb 10

  • 0060St. Paul thought to have been shipwrecked at Malta
  • 1098Crusaders defeat Prince Redwan of Aleppo at Antioch
  • 153512 nude anabaptists run through Amsterdam streets
  • 1676Wampanoag Indians under King Philip kill all men in Lancaster, Massachusetts
  • 1716Scottish pretender to the throne James III Edward returns to France
  • 1720Edmund Halley appointed 2nd Astronomer Royal of England
  • 1746English Pelham government resigns
  • 1763Treaty of Paris ends French-Indian War, surrendering Canada to England
  • 1774Andrew Becker demonstrates diving suit
  • 1807US Coast Survey authorized by Congress
  • 1824Simon Bolivar named Dictator by the Congress of Peru
  • 1840British Queen Victoria marries her cousin Albert von Saksen-Coburg
  • 1846Beginning of Mormon march to west US
  • 1846British defeat Sikhs in battle of Sobraon, India
  • 1855US citizenship laws amended all children of US parents born abroad granted US citizenship
  • 1859Gen Horsford defeats Begum of Oude and Nana Sahib in Indian mutiny
  • 1862Dutch 2nd government of Thorbecke forms
  • 18631st US fire extinguisher patent granted to Alanson Crane, Virginia
  • 1863PT Barnum stages wedding of Tom Thumb and Mercy Lavinia Warren (NYC)
  • 1866Dutch government Frans van der Putte forms
  • 1868Conservatives and military, seize Convention Hall in Florida
  • 1870City of Anaheim incorporates (1st time)
  • 18791st electric arc light used (California Theater)
  • 1879Henry Morton Stanley departs to the Congo
  • 1880Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Arcanum about Christian marriage
  • 1882Rimski-Korsakovs opera "Snyegurochka, " premieres in St. Petersburg
  • 1883Fire at un-insured New Hall Hotel in Milwaukee Wisc, kills 71
  • 1890Around 11M acres, ceded to US by Sioux Indians opens for settlement
  • 1899US-Spain peace treaty signed by President McKinley. US gets PR and Guam
  • 1900Peter Ostlund skates world record 500m (45.2 seconds)

Born on Feb 10

  • 1609John Suckling: English Cavalier poet / dramatist / courtier
  • 1670Norbert van Flowers [Cephalus]: Flemish painter
  • 1670William Congreve: England, United Kingdom -- Writer (Old Bachelor, Way of the World)
  • 1685Aaron Hill: English playwright / poet (Tragedy of Zara)
  • 1686Johann F Gronovius: Dutch Physician / botany
  • 1696Johann Melchior Molter: Composer
  • 1702Jean-Pierre Guignon: Composer
  • 1717Pierre de La Garde: Composer
  • 1728Peter III Feodorovich: German / Russian Czar of Russia (1761-62)
  • 1735Johann Christoph Kuhnau: Composer
  • 1741Franz Adam Veichtner: Composer
  • 1750Stanislao Mattei: Composer
  • 1775Charles Lamb: London, England -- Critic / poet / essayist
  • 1788Johann Peter Pixis: Composer
  • 1795Ary Scheffer: Dutch painter / etcher / sculptor
  • 1807Abner Clark Harding: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1874
  • 1818Isham Green Harris: Gov (Confederacy), died in 1897
  • 1819Richard Storrs Willis: Composer
  • 1821William Read Scurry: (Confederate Army Brigadier General) Died in 1864.
  • 1824Samuel Plimsoll: Bristol, England -- Inventor (Plimsoll line for ships)
  • 1827Peter J Savelberg: Dutch Limburgs monastery founder
  • 1841Walter Parratt: Composer
  • 1846Mildred Childe "Life" Lee: Daughter of confederate General Robert E Lee
  • 1866Bror Beckman: Composer
  • 1866Rafael Altamira Crevea: Spanish lawyer / historian
  • 1868William Allen White: Emporia, Kansas -- Editor (Pulitzer 1942)
  • 1869Vasily Pavovlich Kalafati: Composer
  • 1870Fritz Klimsch: German sculptor / painter
  • 1872Anne Anema: Dutch lawyer / journalist / politician (ARP)
  • 1879Franz Carl Bornschein: Composer

Died on Feb 10

  • 1134Robert III / II Curthouse: Duke of Normandy
  • 1162Boudouin III: Son of King Fulco of Anjou / husband of Theodora
  • 1482Luca della Robbia: Italian Sculptor (majolica reliefs), dies at 81
  • 1495William Stanley: Engl lord chamberlain, executed for conspiracy
  • 1567Lord Darnley Stuart: Husband of English Queen Mary, murdered
  • 1588Joost Sybrantsz Buyck: Amsterdam Merchant / regent, dies at about 82
  • 1598Anna van Bull: 1st Wife of Polish / Swedish King Sigismund II
  • 1657Sebastian Stosskopf: Elzabethian painter, dies at 59
  • 1686William Dugdale: Garter King of Arms (1677-86)
  • 1711Lukas Fencer: Dutch Poet (Meleager & Atalante), dies at 22
  • 1772Jozef Wenceslas: Monarch of Liechtenstein / General, dies at 75
  • 1774Florian Leopold Gassmann: Composer, dies at 44
  • 1783James Nares: Composer, dies at 67
  • 1816Johann Paul Aegidius Martini: Composer, dies at 74
  • 1822Albert-Kasimir: Duke of Saxon-Teschen / Governor of Hungary, dies at 83
  • 1825Paul van Hemert: Dutch Theologist / philosopher (Kant), dies at 68
  • 1829Leo XII [Annibale Sermattei]: Italian Pope (1823-29), dies at 68
  • 1832Antonio Benedetto Maria Puccini: Composer, dies at 84
  • 1837Alexander S Pushkin: Writer, dies at 37
  • 1861Francis Danby: Exmouth, painter
  • 1876Johan August Soderman: Composer, dies at 43
  • 1887Ellen Wood: English Author (Pomeroy Abbey), dies at 73
  • 1887Pieter JBCR van der Aa: Dutch geographer, dies at 54
  • 1902J N Krieger: German Selenographer
  • 1905Ignacy Krzyzanowski: Composer, dies at 78
  • 1912Joseph Lister: 1st Baron Lister, surgeon (pioneer of antiseptic)
  • 1915Albert J-BJ Thijs: Belgian Colonial pioneer (Congo), dies at 65
  • 1917Emile Pessard: Composer, dies at 73
  • 1923Wilhelm Konrad von Rontgen: Physicist (Nobel 1901), dies at 77
  • 1932R H Edgar Wallace: British writer / journalist (3 Just Men), dies at 76

Historical events on February 11

  • 0385Oldest Pope elected; Siricius-bishop of Tarragona
  • 0824St. Paschal I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1531Henry VIII recognized as supreme head of Church in England
  • 1543Battle at Wayna Daga: Ethiopian / Portugese troops beat Moslem army
  • 1543Karel / Henry VIII sign anti-French covenant
  • 15731st European, Francis Drake sees the Pacific (from Panama)
  • 1575King Frederick of Denmark offers island of Hveen to Tycho Brahe
  • 1638Dutch countess Louise of Solms marries Earl John of Brederode
  • 1720Sweden and Prussia sign peace (2nd Treaty of Stockholm)
  • 1752Pennsylvania Hospital, the 1st hospital in the US, opened
  • 1766Stamp Act declared unconstitutional in Virginia
  • 1768Samuel Adams letter, circulates around American colonies, opposing Townshend Act taxes
  • 1790Society of Friends petitions Congress for abolition of slavery
  • 1793Prussian troops occupy Venlo Neth
  • 17941st session of US Senate open to the public
  • 1808Anthracite coal 1st burned as fuel, experimentally - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
  • 1809Robert Fulton patents steamboat
  • 1810Napoleon marries Marie-Louise of Austria
  • 1811President Madison prohibits trade with Britain for 3rd time in 4 years
  • 1812Mass Gov Gerry signs a redistricting bill-1st "gerrymander"
  • 1826London University founded
  • 1837American Physiological Society organizes in Boston
  • 1843Opera "I Lombardi, " premieres in Milan
  • 18521st British public female toilet opens (Bedford Street London)
  • 1854Major streets lit by coal gas for 1st time
  • 18581st apparition of Mary to 14-year-old Bernadette of Lourdes France
  • 1861President-elect Lincoln takes train from Spingfield IL to Washington DC
  • 1861US House unanimously passes resolution guaranteeing noninterference with slavery in any state
  • 1873Spanish Cortes fires King Amadeus I
  • 18781st US bicycle club, Boston Bicycle Club, forms

Born on February 11

  • 1380Gianfrancesco Poggio Bracciolini: Italy -- Humanist
  • 1465Elizabeth of York: London, England -- Consort of King Henry VII
  • 1506Juliana van Stolberg: Engraver of Nassau
  • 1557John Wtenbogaert: Remonstrants theologist
  • 1657Bernard Fontenelle: France -- Scientist / writer (Plurality of Worlds)
  • 1755Albert Christoph Dies: Composer
  • 1776Joannis Capodistrias: Greek Governor of Troezen (1827-31)
  • 1783Jarena Lee: Famous African
  • 1790Ignaz Assmayer: Composer
  • 1800William Henry Fox Talbot: Wiltshire, England -- Photographic pioneer
  • 1802Lydia Maria Child: United States -- Author / abolitionist (Juvenile Miscellany)
  • 1810Loisa Puget: Composer
  • 1812Alexander Hamilton Stephens: Vice President (Confederacy), died in 1883
  • 1812Benjamin Franklin Sands: Commander (Union Navy), died in 1883
  • 1819Samuel Parkman Tuckerman: Composer
  • 1821Hermann Allmers: Writer
  • 1829William Anderson Pile: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1889
  • 1830Hans Bronsart von Schellendorf: Composer
  • 1830Peter Arnold Heise: Composer
  • 1833Melville Weston Fuller: 8th chief justice
  • 1839Josiah Willard Gibbs: Theoretical physicist / chemist
  • 1840Sanuel Dana Greene: Lieutenant Commander (Union Navy), died in 1884
  • 1846William Fox Talbot: Pioneer photographer / inventor
  • 1860Rachilde [Marguerite Vallette-Eymery]: French author (Monsieur Venus)
  • 1867August W Messer: German philosopher / educator / psychologist
  • 1873Feodor Chaliapine: Russian author / Novelist (Pages from My Life)
  • 1874Fritz Bennicke Hart: Composer
  • 1875Sara Wennerberg-Reuter: Composer
  • 1879Jean Gilbert: Composer
  • 1882Gheorghe Cucu: Composer

Died on February 11

  • 0641Heraclius: Emperor of Byzantium (610-641), dies at about 65
  • 0731Gregory II: Greek-Syrian Pope
  • 0821Benedict of Aniane: Saint
  • 0824Paschal I: Italian Pope (817-24)
  • 1141Hugo of St-Victor: Philosopher / Theologist / mystic
  • 1503Elizabeth of York: Consort of King Henry VII, dies on 38th birthday
  • 1543Ahmed Gran: Sultan of Adal, dies in battle
  • 1554Lady Jane Grey: Deposed Queen of England, beheaded after 9 day rule
  • 1622Alfonso Fontanelli: Composer, dies at 64
  • 1685David Teniers III: Flemish painter, dies at 46
  • 1762Johann Tobias Krebs: Composer, dies at 71
  • 1797Antoine Dauvergne: Composer, dies at 83
  • 1806Vicente Martin y Soler: Composer, dies at 51
  • 1841J H Ferdinand Olivier: German painter, dies at 55
  • 1870Jacob M de Kempenaer: Dutch Minister of Internal Aff (1848-49), dies at 76
  • 1870Leopold Eugen Mechura: Composer, dies at 66
  • 1879Honore Daumier: Caricaturist / painter
  • 1879Willem J van Zeggelen: Dutch Author / Novelist / writer, dies at 67
  • 1892Erik Anthon Valdemar Siboni: Composer, dies at 63
  • 1894Pasqual Juan Emilio Arrieta y Corera: Composer, dies at 70
  • 1899George Morgan: 1st English motorist to die in an motor accident
  • 1901Milan I: King of Serbia, dies at 56
  • 1903Henryk Szulc: Composer, dies at 67
  • 1907Peter J Savelberg: Dutch Limbourg monastery founder, dies at 80
  • 1911Albert von Rothschild: Baron / Austrian banker, dies at 66
  • 1922Gerardus J P Bolland: Dutch philosopher (Bolland Society), dies at 67
  • 1931Charles Algernon Parsons: British inventor (steam turbine), dies at 76
  • 1931Charles Parsons: Inventor of the steam turbine
  • 1939Franz Schmidt: Austrian composer, dies at 64
  • 1940John Buchan: 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, Governor-General of Canada (1935-40)