On This Day: What happened on 10 February?

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 10 February, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 10 FEBRUARY

2018 | Nineteen people were killed and 66 others injured when a Kowloon Motor Bus double decker on route 872 in Hong Kong overturned.

2016 | South Korea decided to suspend operations of Kaesong and North Korea’s joint industrial zone to counter the launch of Kwangmyŏngsŏng-4.

2013 | Thirty-six people were killed and 39 others injured in a stampede in Allahabad, India, during the Kumbh Mela festival.

2009 | The communications satellites Iridium 33 and Kosmos 2251 collided into orbit and destroyed both.

2007 | Illinois senator Barack Obama then announced his candidacy for the 2008 election, which he later won.

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ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

2008 | American actor and boxer, Roy Scheider, 76.

1997 |  Scottish musician, lead singer The Sweet, Brian Connolly, 52.

1966 | American composer and songwriter, Billy Rose, 67.

2010 | American lieutenant and politician, Charles Wilson, 77.

2002 | American singer-songwriter and guitarist, Dave Van Ronk, 66.

BIRTHDAYS

1924 | Canadian radio host and actor, Max Ferguson, died in 2013.

1961 | American television journalist, George Stephanopoulos.

1906 | American actor, Lon Chaney Jr.,died at age of 67.

1974 | American football player, Ty Law.

1940 | English sprinter and long jumper, Mary Rand.

SPORTS

1929 | On this day, Real Madrid thumped Catalunya 5-0 in a La Liga match at Estadio de Chamartín.

2019 | Manchester City thumped Chelsea 6-0 in a Premier league match at Etihad Stadium, Kun Aguero scored hat-trick.

ENTERTAINMENT

2012 | For the first time “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” was released in cinemas in the United States.

AFRICA FACT

The largest rubber plantation in the world is in Liberia.

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