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
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.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
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.
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.
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
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
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. 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
1. Of or pertaining to the suborder Serpentes; of, related to, or characteristic of a snake or serpent.
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