Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/February 10

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This is a list of selected February 10 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only four to five events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article or picture of the day.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Blurb Reason
Feast of Saint Paul's Shipwreck in Malta refimprove
1258Hulagu Khan and the Mongols sacked and burned Baghdad, a cultural and commercial centre of the Islamic world at the time, ending the rule of the Abbasid Caliphate. refimprove section
1567 – After an explosion destroyed the house in Kirk o' Field, Edinburgh, where he was staying, the strangled body of Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, the king consort of Scotland, was found in a nearby orchard. refimprove
1841 – The British Parliament passed an Act of Union abolishing the legislatures of Lower Canada and Upper Canada and establishing a new political entity, the Province of Canada, to replace them. needs more footnotes
1846 – The forces of the British East India Company defeated the army of the Sikh kingdom of the Punjab at the Battle of Sobraon, the decisive battle of the First Anglo-Sikh War. refimprove
1984 – Kenyan security forces massacred approximately 5,000 ethnic Somalis at the Wagalla Airstrip in Wajir County. Overview short and tagged for {context}, also multiple {failed verification} {cn} tags in the Aftermath section
1996Deep Blue defeated Garry Kasparov in a game of chess, the first ever game won by a chess-playing computer against a World Chess Champion under chess tournament conditions. already featured on May 11


February 10: Feast day of Saint Scholastica (Christianity); National Memorial Day of the Exiles and Foibe in Italy (1947)

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