10th February in history
1098 Crusaders defeat Prince Redwan of Aleppo at Antioch
1763 Treaty of Paris ends French-Indian War, surrendering Canada to Britain
1814 Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Champaubert, the French beat the Russians
1846 British defeat Sikhs in battle of Sobraon, India
1859 Gen Horsford defeats Begum of Oude & Nana Sahib in Indian mutiny
1870 YWCA (Young Women’s Christian Association) forms (NYC)
1904 Japan and Russia declare war
1906 British battleship HMS Dreadnought launched after only 100 days, renders all other capital ships obsolete with revolutionary design
1931 New Delhi becomes capital of India
1942 – The Normandie, the former French liner, capsized in New York Harbor. The day before the ship had caught fire while it was being fitted for the U.S. Navy.
1998 – A man became the first to be convicted of committing a hate crime in cyberspace. The college dropout had e-mailed threats to Asian students.
2005 – North Korea publicly announced for the first time that it had nuclear arms. The country also rejected attempts to restart disarmament talks in the near future saying that it needed the weapons as protection against an increasingly hostile United States.
2009 – A Russian and an American satellite collide over Siberia