February 10 in History

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Cream Cheese Brownie Day is a day to celebrate and enjoy the delicious combination of cream cheese and brownies.

International Cribbage Day is an annual holiday observed on February 10th that celebrates the card game of Cribbage. It is a day to bring together cribbage players from all over the world to play games and share their love of the game. Cribbage is a two-player card game. The objective is to score points by forming combinations of cards in a player’s hand and in a common area called the crib. The game is played with a standard deck of 52 cards. Points are scored for combinations such as runs, pairs, and 15s. The first player to reach a predetermined number of points (often 121) is the winner. The game consists of several rounds of play, with players alternately playing cards and counting their scores. Points are scored by laying down cards in combinations, and the winner of each round scores the total value of the other player’s hand and crib.

National Home Warranty Day: A day to recognize the importance of home warranties and their role in protecting homeowners from unexpected expenses.

Pack Your Lunch Day is a modern, informal holiday observed annually on February 10th. Its purpose is to encourage people to pack a healthy, homemade lunch instead of eating or consuming processed foods. The holiday was created to promote healthier eating habits and save money by reducing the need for expensive, unhealthy convenience foods. The origins of National Pack Your Lunch Day are unclear, but it has gained popularity in recent years as a way to encourage people to make healthier food choices.

Plimsoll Day is an annual holiday observed on July 10th to commemorate the life and work of Samuel Plimsoll, a British politician, ‘Salior’s Friend,” and social reformer. Plimsoll is best known for his work to improve the safety of merchant ships and their crews. In the late 19th century, he led a campaign to regulate the loading of ships, which often carried dangerous and excessive amounts of cargo. This led to the creation of the Plimsoll Line, a marking on the side of a ship that indicates its maximum safe loading limit. 

National Umbrella Day: A day to recognize and appreciate the invention and importance of the umbrella. Umbrellas have been used for protection from the sun and rain for thousands of years. The earliest evidence of umbrellas dates back to ancient Egypt, where they were used as symbols of royalty and status. Over time, umbrellas spread to other cultures, including ancient Greece and Rome, where men and women used them to protect themselves from the sun and rain. In the Middle Ages, umbrellas became more widespread and were used by people of all social classes. The modern umbrella, with its collapsible design and metal frame, was invented by Samuel Fox, an Englishman, in the early 19th century. Fox developed a new method of making steel ribs for umbrellas, which made them more durable and practical for everyday use. Before Fox’s invention, umbrellas were bulky and difficult to carry, so they were mostly used by the wealthy. Fox’s innovations made umbrellas more affordable and accessible, and they quickly became popular for people of all social classes. 

Cream Cheese Brownie Day celebrates the unique flavor combination of cream cheese and brownies that has become a classic dessert favorite. The origin of cream cheese brownies is disputed, but most culinary historians agree that it was developed in the early 1940s out of necessity during wartime rationing. Cream cheese made an ideal substitute for butter, which was scarce at the time, and baked up into delicious brownies that quickly gained popularity throughout America.

1763 – The Treaty of Paris ended the French and Indian War and France ceded Canada to England.

1840 – Queen Victoria and her cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe Coburg-Gotha, married. They had 9 children – Victoria, Bertie, Alice, Alfred, Helena, Louise, Arthur, Leopold, and Beatrice.

1863 – General Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren were married in NYC.

1870 – The YWCA (Young Women’s Christian Association) was formally founded in New York City.

1897 – All The News That’s Fit To Print Day – the phrase began permanently on the front page of The New York Times.

1933 – In Round 13 of a infamous boxing match at Madison Square Garden; Primo Carnera knocked out Ernie Shaaf, killing him.

1933 – The singing telegram was introduced by the Postal Telegraph Company of New York City.

1942 – The first gold record was presented to Glenn Miller for Chattanooga Choo Choo for selling 1.2 million copies. There was no official rule set at the time to qualify.

1949 – Death of a Salesman by American playwright Arthur Miller, opened at the Morocco Theatre in New York City.

1953 – Romper Room premiered, in syndication.

1956 – My Friend Flicka debuted on CBS

1962 – Roy Lichtenstein’s first solo art exhibition opened at the Castelli Gallery in NYC.

1962 – The Soviet Union exchanged captured American U2 pilot Francis Gary Powers for the Soviet spy Rudolph Ivanovich Abe with the US.

1966 – Ralph Nader, the author of Unsafe at Any Speed: The Designed-In Dangers of the American Automobile, testified before Congress for the first time about unsafe practices in the auto industry.

1968 – # 1 Hit February 10, 1968 – March 15, 1968: Paul Mauriat – Love Is Blue

1979 – # 1 Hit February 10, 1979 – March 9, 1979: Rod Stewart – Da Ya Think I’m Sexy

1990 – # 1 Hit February 10, 1990 – March 2, 1990: Paula Abdul & The Wild Pair – Opposites Attract

1992 – Mike Tyson was convicted in Indianapolis of raping Desiree Washington, Miss Black American contestant.

1993- Oprah Winfrey interviewed Michael Jackson at his home The Neverland Ranch. It was Jackson’s first televised interview since 1979.

1996 – World chess champion Gary Kasparov lost the first game of a six-game match against Deep Blue. He won three, and tied twice in the matchup.


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