What Historical Events Happened On My Birthday?
See what happened Today in History



    See what makes October 10 special at Famous Daily.
    History, birthdays, holiday, and a quote!


    What happened on October 10

    • October 10, 0680 "Battle of Karbala: Shia Imam Husayn bin Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, was decapitated by forces under Caliph Yazid I. This is commemorated by Shi'a Muslims as Aashurah."

    • October 10, 0732 "Battle of Tours: Near Poitiers, France, leader of the Franks, Charles Martel and his men, defeat a large army of Moors, stopping the Muslims from spreading into Western Europe. The governor of Cordoba, Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi, is killed during the battle."

    • October 10, 1471 "Battle of Brunkeberg in Stockholm: Sten Sture the Elder, the Regent of Sweden, with help of farmers and miners, repels an attack by Christian I, King of Denmark."

    • October 10, 1575 "Battle of Dormans: Roman Catholic forces under Duke Henry of Guise defeated the Protestants, capturing Philippe de Mornay among others."

    • October 10, 1631 A Saxon army takes over Prague.

    • October 10, 1780 "Great Hurricane of 1780 kills 20,000 to 30,000 in Caribbean"

    • October 10, 1780 "The Great Hurricane of 1780 kills 20,000-30,000 in the Caribbean."

    • October 10, 1802 The first non indian settlement in Oklahoma

    • October 10, 1845 "In Annapolis, Maryland, the Naval School (later renamed the United States Naval Academy) opens with 50 midshipmen students and seven professors."

    • October 10, 1845 The Naval School (now called US Naval Academy) opens at Annapolis

    • October 10, 1846 Neptune's moon Triton discovered by William Lassell

    • October 10, 1857 American Chess Association formed (NYC)

    • October 10, 1860 "The original cornerstone of the University of the South is laid in Sewanee, Tennessee."

    • October 10, 1865 John Hyatts patents the billiard ball

    • October 10, 1868 "Carlos Cspedes issues the Grito de Yara from his plantation, La Demajagua, proclaiming Cuba's independence."

    • October 10, 1868 Cuba revolts for independence against Spain

    • October 10, 1868 Declaration of the plan of Yara in Cuba

    • October 10, 1874 Fiji becomes a British possession

    • October 10, 1877 General Custer's funeral is held at West Point

    • October 10, 1886 "The first tuxedo jacket worn to autumn ball at Tuxedo Park, NY"

    • October 10, 1888 "Teetotalers excursion train crushed, killing 64 (Mud Run Pa)"

    • October 10, 1889 Barnard College is founded.

    • October 10, 1908 "Baseball Writers Association, formed"

    • October 10, 1910 Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity is established at Columbia University.

    • October 10, 1911 Sun Yat-sen's revolutionaries overthrow Manchus

    • October 10, 1911 The KCR East Rail commences service between Kowloon and Canton.

    • October 10, 1911 "Wuchang Uprising leads to the demise of Qing Dynasty, the last Imperial court in China, and the founding of the Republic of China."

    • October 10, 1913 Gamboa Dam in Panama blown up; Atlantic & Pacific waters mix completing the Panama Canal

    • October 10, 1914 German forces route Belgians in Antwerp Belgium (WW I)

    • October 10, 1920 The Carinthian Plebiscite determines that the larger part of Carinthia became part of Austria.

    • October 10, 1924 "James Clavell is born (author of Shogun, Noble House, Tai-Pan)"

    • October 10, 1932 """Betty & Bob"" premiers on radio"

    • October 10, 1933 The first synthetic detergent for home use marketed

    • October 10, 1933 "United Airlines Chesterton Crash: A United Airlines Boeing 247 is destroyed by sabotage, the first such proven case in the history of commercial aviation."

    • October 10, 1935 "A tornado destroys the 160 metre tall wooden radio tower in Langenberg. As a result of this catastrophe, few wooden towers are constructed after this date."

    • October 10, 1935 "George Gershwin's ""Porgy & Bess"" opens on Broadway"

    • October 10, 1938 Germany completed annexation of Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland

    • October 10, 1938 "The Blue Water Bridge opens, connecting Port Huron, Michigan and Sarnia, Ontario"

    • October 10, 1938 The Munich Agreement cedes the Sudetenland to Nazi Germany.

    • October 10, 1939 Annexation of Western Poland by Third Reich.

    • October 10, 1941 The resienstadt ghetto in Czechoslovakia is established.

    • October 10, 1943 Chiang Kai-shek takes oath of office as president of China

    • October 10, 1944 Holocaust: 800 Gypsy children are systematically murdered at Auschwitz death camp.

    • October 10, 1955 "The carrier Saipan with Helicopter Training Unit HTU-1 aboard, left Tampico, Mexico, after a week of disaster relief operations for the inhabitants of the area. During these operations, the helicopters rescued 5,439 people"

    • October 10, 1957 "Pres Eisenhower apologizes to finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbdemah, after he is refused service in a Dover, Del, restaurant"

    • October 10, 1957 "The Windscale fire in Cumbria, UK becomes the worlds first major nuclear accident."

    • October 10, 1959 First Global Airline service is announced by Pan American World Airways

    • October 10, 1960 Ron Stewart of Ottawa rushes for CFL-record 287 yards

    • October 10, 1961 Otis M Smith appointed to Michigan Supreme Court

    • October 10, 1963 France cedes control of the Bizerte naval base to Tunisia.

    • October 10, 1963 "Treaty banning atmospheric nuclear tests signed by US, UK, USSR"

    • October 10, 1964 18th modern Olympic games opens in Tokyo

    • October 10, 1967 "The Outer Space Treaty, signed on January 27 by more than sixty nations, enters into force."

    • October 10, 1968 George Harrison forms Singsong Ltd

    • October 10, 1968 Lee Evans of the US sets 400 meter record at 43.86

    • October 10, 1969 "King Crimson releases their debut album, In the Court of the Crimson King, considered by many to be the first progressive rock album."

    • October 10, 1970 Fiji becomes independent.

    • October 10, 1970 Fiji gains independence from Britain (National Day)

    • October 10, 1970 "In Montreal, Quebec, a national crisis hits Canada when Quebec Vice-Premier and Minister of Labour Pierre Laporte becomes the second statesman kidnapped by members of the FLQ terrorist group."

    • October 10, 1970 The October Crisis in Canada

    • October 10, 1971 "Sold, dismantled and moved to the United States, the London Bridge reopens in Lake Havasu City, Arizona."

    • October 10, 1973 US Vice President Spiro Agnew Resigns

    • October 10, 1973 VP Spiro T Agnew pleads no contest to tax evasion & resigns

    • October 10, 1974 "Canadian John Hathaway begins 2-yr ride of 50,600 miles"

    • October 10, 1975 Liz Taylor's 6th marriage (re-marries Richard Burton)

    • October 10, 1976 "Greece's 98 year-old Dimitrion Yordanidis, is oldest man to compete in a marathon; he finishes in 7:33"

    • October 10, 1976 NJ Meadowlands' Giant's Stadium opens

    • October 10, 1978 "British pop magazine ""Smash Hits,"" 1st published"

    • October 10, 1978 Pres Carter signs a bill authorizing the Susan B Anthony dollar

    • October 10, 1979 Panama assumes sovereignty over Canal Zone

    • October 10, 1980 "4,500 die when a pair of earthquakes strikes NW Algeria"

    • October 10, 1980 Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope network dedicated

    • October 10, 1981 Anwar Sadat's funeral service is held in Cairo

    • October 10, 1983 Israel's Knesset votes 60-53 to endorse Yitzhak Shamir as PM

    • October 10, 1985 "Orson Welles actor (Citizen Kane), dies at 70"

    • October 10, 1985 "United States Navy F-14 fighter jets intercept an Egyptian plane carrying the Achille Lauro cruise ship hijackers and force it to land at a NATO base in Sigonella, Sicily where they are arrested."

    • October 10, 1985 "US fighter jets force Egyptian plane carrying hijackers of Italian ship Achille Lauro to land in Italy, gunmen are placed in custody"

    • October 10, 1985 "Yul Brynner actor (King & I), dies of cancer at 70"

    • October 10, 1986 "7.5 Earthquake strikes San Salvador, El Salvador"

    • October 10, 1986 Israel Prime Minister Shimon Peres resigns

    • October 10, 1990 "Dick Jorgensen NFL referee, dies at 56"

    • October 10, 1990 US 67th manned space mission STS 41 (Discovery 11) returns from space

    • October 10, 1991 "A former US postal worker Joseph Harris shoots two workers at the post office in Ridgewood, New Jersey"

    • October 10, 1991 Ex-postal worker Joseph Harris kills 4 postal workers

    • October 10, 1991 Greyhound Bus ends bankruptcy

    • October 10, 1992 "Floriade (Flower Show) closes at the Hague, Netherlands"

    • October 10, 1993 Socialists regain power in Greece

    • October 10, 1997 "An Austral Airlines DC-9-32 crashes and explodes near Nuevo Berlin, Uruguay, killing 74."

    • October 10, 2005 Negotiations between the CDU/CSU and SPD in Germany had concluded that both parties would form a grand coaltion with Angela Merkel of the CDU as chancellor after both parties lost seats in the 2005 German federal election. She was subsequently elected in the Bundestag as chancellor on November 22 of the same year.

    • October 10, 2009 186 people are killed by landslides in the Philippines.

    • October 10, 2009 "Armenia and Turkey normalise their relationship when their foreign ministers sign an accord in Zurich, Switzerland."

    • October 10, 2009 At least 70 people are killed after a fuel tanker explodes in Nigeria.

    • October 10, 2009 Ireland's Green Party votes by 84% to endorse a new Programme for Government with government partners Fianna Fil.

    • October 10, 2009 "More than 40 people are arrested after clashes between anti-Islamic and anti-racist demonstrations in Manchester, England."

    • October 10, 2009 Over 300 British MPs will be asked to repay or explain expenses after controversy earlier this year.

    • October 10, 2009 "President of Poland Lech Kaczynski signs the Treaty of Lisbon, leaving the Czech Republic as the last national opponent."

    • October 10, 2009 Ten to fifteen security personnel are taken hostage by militants after an attack on Pakistan's military headquarters in Islamabad.

    • October 10, 2009 The Argentine Senate passes a controversial media bill regarding the ownership of media outlets in the country.

    • October 10, 2009 "Thousands of protesters gather in St Petersburg, Russia, against a plan to build a 77 storey building for Gazprom."

    • October 10, 2009 Three people are sentenced to death for being involved in forbidden groups after being arrested during protests against Iran's disputed presidential election earlier this year.

    • October 10, 2009 Unions in Guinea call for a two day strike in protest at the deaths of opposition supporters at a rally last month.

    • October 10, 2009 "United States President Barack Obama announces he will end the ""Don't ask, don't tell"" policy against homosexuals serving in the U.S. military."







What happened on October 10 - What happened on my birthday. Today in History. Dates In history

 
Visitors' Postings

    • October 10, 1935 Visitor posting - Rosemarie Catalano-Rabasca born - USA

    • October 10, 1937 "Visitor posting - Georgina Porzio was born in Brooklyn, New York - USA"

    • October 10, 1957 "Visitor posting - Toronto, Snow Storm hits Toronto with 4 inches of snow - Canada"

    • October 10, 1959 Visitor posting - Debbie Ruth King was born to Joe and Patsy King today. First Child - USA

    • October 10, 1963 Visitor posting - The PRECIOUS ONE~ Renee Gordon was born! - USA

    • October 10, 1986 Visitor posting - Terry North was born - United Kingdom kayleighbates@hotmail.co.uk

    • October 10, 1988 "Visitor posting - Mom pass away. In the year of 2005 2nd grandson born, Isaiah"

    • October 10, 1990 Visitor posting - 2011-Nathan Kruckenberg turns 21 - USA

    • October 10, 1990 Visitor posting - Laurren Elizabeth Slaughter was born to Brad and Cindy Slaughter - USA

    • October 10, 1991 Visitor posting - Ciobotaru Crina-Edith was born - Romania crina.edith@yahoo.com

    • October 10, 1991 Visitor posting - Corey & Maryrose Boggs got married - USA

    • October 10, 1993 Visitor posting - October 10 1993 Melany Estevez Perez From Cuba was Born

    • October 10, 1994 Visitor posting - Amber Smith Born - Australia

    • October 10, 1995 Visitor posting - My name:Barbara Ramirez - USA

    • October 10, 1996 Visitor posting - Aliyah Jordan was born on October 10th 1996 - USA aliyah12@ymail.com

    • October 10, 1996 Visitor posting - October 10th 1996 Logan Smidt is born! - USA

    • October 10, 1997 Visitor posting - Maha was born! :D - USA

    • October 10, 1998 Visitor posting - OCTOBER 10 1998 SHERRIKA AND JAMES WAS MARRIED

    • October 10, 2008 "Visitor posting - October 10th 2008 Josher L Gordon was born in St. Josephs Hospital in Houston, Tx. LOVE mom"

    • October 10, 2010 Visitor posting - Amber N Marshall met Shawn C Thompson and fell in love... - USA

    • October 10, 2010 Visitor posting - Garrett Doolittle turns 17 - USA

    • October 10, 2011 Visitor posting - 2011-Nathan Kruckenberg turns 21 - USA

    • October 10, 2012 Visitor posting - Phoebe turns 16!!! - United Kingdom





DatesInHistory.com | Privacy