February 10

February 10 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2016 Daily Holidays that fall on February 10, include:

  • All the News That's Fit to Print Day 
  • Ash Wednesday - February 10, 2016 (First Day of Lent)
  • Cream Cheese Brownie Day 
  • Plimsoll Day 
  • Umbrella Day 

2016 Weekly Holidays that include February 10, are:

  • American Camp Week - February 9-12, 2016
  • Boy Scout Anniversary Week - February 7-13, 2016
  • Celebration of Love Week - February 7-13, 2016 (Second Full Week in February)
  • Children of Alcoholics Week - February 7-13, 2016 (Second Full Week in February)
  • Dump Your Significant Jerk Week - February 7-13, 2016 (Week Before Valentines Day)
  • Freelance Writers Appreciation Week - February 7-13, 2016 (Second Week of February)
  • Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week - February 7-14
  • International Friendship Week - February 10-14, 2016
  • International Petroleum Week - February 9-11, 2016
  • International Week of Black Women In the Arts - February 7-15
  • Jell-O Week - February 7-13, 2016 (Second Full Week of February)
  • Just Say No to Power Point Week - February 7-12, 2016
  • Lent - Begins on Ash Wednesday - February 10, 2016 - March 24, 2016
  • Love Makes the World Go Round, but Laughter Keeps Us From Getting Dizzy Week - February 8-14
  • National Green Week - February 9-15, 2016
  • National Marriage Week USA - February 7-14
  • National Secondhand Wardrobe Week - February 7-13, 2016 (Second Full Week in February)
  • Risk Awareness Week - February 7-14

2016 Monthly Holidays that include February 10, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our February Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of February.


  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.

World Festivals and Events

  • Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival - Starts annually on January 5, and typically runs for a month or more, in Harbin, China and is the largest ice and snow festival in the world! 2016 Dates are January 5 - February 28, 2016
  • Chinese New Year Festival and Parade - January 30 - February 21, 2016 (San Francisco, CA)
  • Carnival (Rio de Janeiro in Brazil) - February 5-10, 2016 - Carnival is the biggest festival in the world with two million people a day on the streets. Floats, Parades, Balls, Music and Dancing are all part of the Event.
  • Yukon Quest - Starts February 6, 2016 - February 20, 2016 (approx) This is a 1,000 mile International Sled Dog Race from Whitehorse, Yukon to Anchorage, Alaska. (Race is typically 10-14 days long)
  • Losar - February 8-10, 2016 - The Tibetan New Year, a three day festival that mixes sacred and secular practices that include prayers, ceremonies, hanging prayer flags, as well as sacred and folk dancing and partying. The first day is the most important.

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for February 10 is an Aquarius.

Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for February are:

  • Violet - symbolizes faithfulness, loyalty, humility, wisdom, and hope
  • Primrose - Modesty, distinction, and virtue


The Birthstone for February is Amethyst.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1893 – Jimmy Durante, American actor and comedian (d. 1980)
  • 1906 - John "Cat" Thompson, basketball - elected to Hall of Fame in 1962
  • 1929 - Jim Whittacker, Mountain Climber (1st American to climb Mt Everest)
  • 1930 - Robert Wagner, American Actor (It Takes a Thief, Hart to Hart)
  • 1937 – Roberta Flack, American singer (If Ever I Saw Your Face)
  • 1950 – Mark Spitz, American swimmer (68 and 72 Olympics)
  • 1966 - Daryl Johnston, NFL running back for the Dallas Cowboys
  • 1967 – Laura Dern, American actress (Jurassic Park, Mask, Smooth Talk)
  • 1991 – Emma Roberts, American actress

Famous Deaths

  • 1957 – Laura Ingalls Wilder, American author of Little House on the Prairie books (b. 1867)
  • 1998 - Buddy the Wonder Dog, of the movie Air Bud, dies of cancer at 9
  • 2005 - Arthur Miller, American playwright
  • 2008 – Roy Scheider, American actor (Jaws) (b. 1932) 
  • 2014 - Shirley Temple, American actress, singer, dancer, and diplomat (b. 1928)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1863 - PT Barnum stages wedding of Tom Thumb & Mercy Lavinia Warren, both midgets, in New York City
  • 1934 - British born actor, Cary Grant (30) weds "City Lights" actress Virginia Cherrill (26). This was his first of five marriages.
  • 2006 - "Creed" former lead singer Scott Stapp, weds Miss New York USA 2004 winner Jaclyn Nesheiwat 

Quote of the Day

Laura Ingalls Wilder, the American author of the Little House on the Prairie books, died on this day in 1957, at the age of 90.  She was born in 1867.

Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for February 10, is a Lentil Cabbage Stew from Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits.

The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for February 10, is a Lentil Cabbage Stew from Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits.  February is National Fiber Focus Month, and lentils and cabbage, are both a great source of fiber!

This Day in History

  • 1535 - 12 nude Anabaptists run through Amsterdam Streets 
  • 1807 - US Coast Survey authorized by Congress
  • 1855 - US citizenship laws amended to include all children of US parents born abroad are granted US citizenship
  • 1861 – Jefferson Davis is notified by telegraph that he has been chosen as provisional President of the Confederate States of America.
  • 1870 – The Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) is founded in New York City.
  • 1933 - Delivery of 1st singing telegram by the Postal Telegram Company in  NYC
  • 1933 - Hitler proclaims end of Marxism
  • 1935 - 1st US streamlined electric RR engine begins service
  • 1940 - Tom & Jerry created by Hanna & Barbera, debut by MGM
  • 1947 -World War II peace treaties signed
  • 1956 - My Friend Flicka premieres on CBS TV
  • 1961 - Niagara Falls hydroelectric project begins producing power
  • 1967 – The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which deals with succession to the Presidency is ratified
  • 1989 - Miami Vice's 100th episode seen on TV
  • 2009 – The communication satellites Iridium 33 and Kosmos-2251 collide in orbit, destroying both.

This Day in Music

  • 1945 - The Andrews Sisters's Rum & Coca Cola hits #1
  • 1958 - Elvis Presley's Don't hits #1
  • 1968 - Sly and the Family Stone's Dance to the Music enters the pop charts
  • 1968 - The Paul Mauriat Orchestra's Love Is Blue hits #1
  • 1971 - Carole King, Tapestry is released
  • 1976 - Elvis Presley is made an honorary Captain in the Memphis Police Department.
  • 1979 - Rod Stewart's Da Ya Think I'm Sexy hits #1
  • 1979 - Rod Stewart's album Blondes Have More Fun hits #1
  • 1979 - Dire Straits, Sultans Of Swing is released
  • 1993 - On a special edition of the Oprah Winfrey show, Michael Jackson gave his first TV interview for 14 years, live from his Neverland Valley Ranch with 90 million viewers tuning in to watch.
  • 2008 - At The Grammys, Amy Winehouse walks away with trophies for Record and Song of the Year (Rehab), as well as Best New Artist (and performs via satellite)

Above, is Amy Winehouse's video, Rehab. Unfortunately she died of alcohol poisoning, on July 23, 2011. She had an amazing voice!

This Day in Sports

  • 1908 - Tommy Burns KOs Jack Palmer in 4 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1920 - Baseball outlaws all pitches involving tampering with ball
  • 1968 - Peggy Fleming wins Olympic figure skating gold medal in Grenoble, France
  • 1975 - William "Judy" Johnson selected to baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1982 - 28 skiers perform backflips while holding hands in Bromont, Quebec
  • 1989 - Celtic KC Jones & Cavalier Lenny Wilkens elected to NBA Hall of Fame
  • 1990 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Jill Trenary
  • 1992 - Bonnie Blair wins 1992 Olympics 1st gold medal for USA
  • 1995 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Nicole Bobek

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

ophidian (adjective)

1. Of or pertaining to the suborder Serpentes; of, related to, or characteristic of a snake or serpent.

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