February 10. This day in history: holidays, festivals, the most interesting dates, outstanding personalities – The News & Culture
Holidays and festivals
On February 10 the Orthodox Church pays the tribute to the memory of Ephraim the Syrian, a famous preacher and theologian. This day is unofficially called «the Day of Miracles» as according to the apocrypha any “never-before-seen wonder” may happen to you. In folklore Ephraim has a treasure trove of nicknames such as a wind-blower, a soothsayer, etc.
Name-days: Heorhiy (George), Volodymyr , Yuriy.
The most interesting events that took place on this day:
1635 —the French Academy – the foremost scientific society in the sphere of the French language and literature was established.
1810 — solemn inauguration of the Odessa Opera House took place.
1942 — the first “golden disk” award was conferred to Glen Miller, a great jazz musician, composer and conductor, for his famous composition “Chattanooga Choo Choo”.
1992 — “Basic Instinct” hit the silver screens of the USA.
On this day the following famous people were born:
1773 — Vasyl Karazin, a Ukrainian enlightener, the initiator of creation of the Kharkiv university.
1898 — Bertolt Brecht, a German playwright and innovative theatre-director.
1931 — Thomas Bernhard, an Austrian author («Old Masters»).
1935 — Tayisiya Lytvynenko, an actress and the director of the Maria Zankovetska Lviv Drama Theatre.
1962 — Cliff Burton , an American musician, a member of the Metallica band.
On this day the following people passed away:
1837 — Alexander Pushkin, a great Russian poet .
1879 — Honoré Victorin Daumier, a French artist.
1917 — John William Waterhouse, an English painter.
1918 — Ernesto Moneta, an Italian journalist, pacifist, the Peace Nobel Prize laureate.
February 10. The Day in history: holidays and festivals, name-days, the most interesting dates and outstanding personalities / Photos from open sources.