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 This day in History - February 10
469 Historic Events for February 10
1702

Jean-Pierre Guignon, composer

Birth
1711

Lukas Fencer, Dutch poet (Meleager and Atalante), dies at 22

Death
1713

Neth and England sign accord concerning anti-French Barrier [OS=Jan 31]

Event
1716

Scottish pretender to the throne James III Edward returns to France

Event
1717

Pierre de La Garde, composer

Birth
1720

Edmund Halley appointed 2nd Astronomer Royal of England

Event
1728

Peter III Feodorovich, German/Russian czar of Russia (1761-62)

Birth
1735

Johann Christoph Kuhnau, composer

Birth
1741

Franz Adam Veichtner, composer

Birth
1746

English Pelham govt resigns

Event
1749

10th (final) volume of Fielding's "Tom Jones" is published

Event
1750

Stanislao Mattei, composer

Birth
1763

Treaty of Paris ends French-Indian War, surrendering Canada to England

Event
1772

Jozef Wenceslas, monarch of Liechtenstein/general, dies at 75

Death
1772

Louis Tocqu‚, French painter, dies at 75

Death
1774

Andrew Becker demonstrates diving suit

Event
1774

Florian Leopold Gassmann, composer, dies at 44

Death
1775

Charles Lamb, London England, critic/poet/essayist

Birth
1783

James Nares, composer, dies at 67

Death
1788

Johann Peter Pixis, composer

Birth
1794

Joseph Haydn's 99th Symphony in E, premieres

Event
1795

Ary Scheffer, Dutch painter/etcher/sculptor

Birth
1807

US Coast Survey authorized by Congress

Event
1807

Abner Clark Harding, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1874

Birth
1816

Johann Paul Aegidius Martini, composer, dies at 74

Death