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  • Peru
    Tuesday Feb 10, 1824

    Simón Bolívar

    The Peruvian congress named him dictator of Peru

    Peru
    Tuesday Feb 10, 1824

    Thereafter, Bolívar took over the task of fully liberating Peru. The Peruvian congress named him dictator of Peru on 10 February 1824, which allowed Bolívar to reorganize completely the political and military administration. Assisted by Antonio José de Sucre, Bolívar decisively defeated the Spanish cavalry at the Battle of Junín on 6 August 1824. Sucre destroyed the still numerically superior remnants of the Spanish forces at Ayacucho on 9 December 1824.




  • South Africa
    Saturday Feb 10, 1900

    Second Boer War

    Roberts launched his main attack

    South Africa
    Saturday Feb 10, 1900

    Roberts launched his main attack on 10 February 1900 and although hampered by a long supply route, managed to outflank the Boers defending Magersfontein. Field Marshal Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts was a British Victorian era general who became one of the most successful British military commanders of his time. Born in India to an Anglo-Irish family, Roberts joined the East India Company Army and served as a young officer in the Indian Rebellion during which he won a Victoria Cross for gallantry. He was then transferred to the British Army and fought in the Expedition to Abyssinia and the Second Anglo-Afghan War, in which his exploits earned him widespread fame. Roberts would go on to serve as the Commander-in-Chief, India before leading British Forces to success in the Second Boer War. He also became the last Commander-in-Chief of the Forces before the post was abolished in 1904.




  • Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 10, 1946

    Lucky Luciano

    Luciano's ship sailed

    Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 10, 1946

    On February 10, Luciano's ship sailed from Brooklyn harbor for Italy.




  • Kingston, Jamaica
    Thursday Feb 10, 1966

    Bob Marley

    Marriage

    Kingston, Jamaica
    Thursday Feb 10, 1966

    In 1966, Marley married Rita Anderson, and moved near his mother's residence in Wilmington, Delaware in the United States for a short time, during which he worked as a DuPont lab assistant and on the assembly line at a Chrysler plant in nearby Newark, under the alias Donald Marley.




  • Iran
    Saturday Feb 10, 1979

    Ruhollah Khomeini

    Khomeini appointed his own competing interim prime minister

    Iran
    Saturday Feb 10, 1979

    On 11 February, Khomeini appointed his own competing interim prime minister, Mehdi Bazargan, demanding, "since I have appointed him, he must be obeyed." It was "God's government," he warned, disobedience against him or Bazargan was considered a "revolt against God".




  • Iran
    Saturday Feb 10, 1979

    Ruhollah Khomeini

    Military declared neutrality

    Iran
    Saturday Feb 10, 1979

    On 11 February, as revolt spread and armories were taken over, the military declared neutrality and the Bakhtiar regime collapsed.




  • Tehran, Iran
    Saturday Feb 10, 1979

    Iranian Revolution

    The Final Collapse of The Provisional non-Islamist Government

    Tehran, Iran
    Saturday Feb 10, 1979

    The final collapse of the provisional non-Islamist government came at 2 pm 11 February when the Supreme Military Council declared itself "neutral in the current political disputes... in order to prevent further disorder and bloodshed." All military personnel were ordered back to their bases, effectively yielding control of the entire country to Khomeini. Revolutionaries took over government buildings, TV and radio stations, and palaces of the Pahlavi dynasty, marking the end of the monarchy in Iran. Bakhtiar escaped the palace under a hail of bullets, fleeing Iran in disguise.


  • Brazil
    Sunday Feb 10, 1980

    Lula da Silva

    Workers' Party

    Brazil
    Sunday Feb 10, 1980

    On 10 February 1980, a group of academics, intellectuals, and union leaders, including Lula, founded the Partido dos Trabalhadores (PT) or Workers' Party, a left-wing party with progressive ideas created in the midst of Brazil's military government.


  • al-Faw Peninsula, Iraq
    Monday Feb 10, 1986

    Iran–Iraq War

    Operation Dawn 8

    al-Faw Peninsula, Iraq
    Monday Feb 10, 1986

    On the night of 10–11 February 1986, the Iranians launched Operation Dawn 8, in which 30,000 troops comprising five Army divisions and men from the Revolutionary Guard and Basij advanced in a two-pronged offensive to capture the al-Faw peninsula in southern Iraq, the only area touching the Persian Gulf. The capture of Al Faw and Umm Qasr was a major goal for Iran.


  • Cannes, France
    Sunday Feb 10, 1991

    Zinedine Zidane

    First Goal

    Cannes, France
    Sunday Feb 10, 1991

    He scored his first goal for the club on 10 February 1991.


  • Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 10, 2002

    Kobe Bryant

    His first All-Star MVP trophy

    Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 10, 2002

    He claimed his first All-Star MVP trophy after a 31-point performance in Philadelphia when he was loudly booed by fans as they had throughout the game, stemming from his earlier comment to a 76ers heckler during the Finals that the Lakers were "going to cut your hearts out".


  • Springfield, Illinois, U.S.
    Saturday Feb 10, 2007

    Barack Obama

    Announcement candidacy of President

    Springfield, Illinois, U.S.
    Saturday Feb 10, 2007

    On February 10, 2007, Obama announced his candidacy for President of the United States in front of the Old State Capitol building in Springfield, Illinois.


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