October 10 Events in History - October 10 Birthdays - October 10 Deaths



2013 The 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded to Canadian writer Alice Munro
2013 Astronaut Scott Carpenter, the second American to orbit the earth on Mercury 7, dies of complications from a stroke at the age of 88
2012 In the U.S., President Obama nominates John R. Allen as Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), with General Joseph Dunford positioned to succeed Allen in his previous post of commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan
2012 Pope Benedict XVI adds Arabic to the number of languages broadcasting the weekly Vatican address
2011 For appearing in a film critical of the Iran's harsh policies on the arts, actress Marzieh Vafamehr is sentenced to 90 lashes of the cane and a year in jail
2011 Two South African farm workers begin trial for murdering white supremacist Eugene Terre'Blanche
2010 Hanoi, Vietnam's capital, celebrates its 1,000-year birthday
2010 The works of thirty celebrated Iranian artists go on sale at Bonhams auction house in Dubai
2006 Google buys YouTube.com for $1.6 billion
1996 Cornerstone dedication for Holocaust Museum in New York City
1995 "Garden District" opens at Circle in the Sq Theater New York City
1995 Israel begins W Bank pullback, frees hundreds of Palestinian prisoners
1995 Most Dutch telephone numbers increase to 10 digits
1995 Robert E. Lucas awarded Nobel Prize in economics
1994 Lieutenant-General Raoul Cedras resigns as dictator of Haiti
1994 MPAA chief Jack Valenti holds meeting to determine new movie ratings
1994 New York Giants retire Lawrence Taylor's #56
1994 Nobel prize for physiology awarded to Alfred Gilman and Martin Rodbell
1994 Value of Russian ruble decreases, 3081 rubles per dollar
1993 Browns Najee Mustafaa sets club rec for longest interception (97 yards)
1993 Ferry boat leaves for west coast of South Korea, 120 killed
1993 Ted Kennedy, Jr. (32) weds psychiatrist Katherine Gershman (34)
1992 Actress Ally Sheedy weds actor David Lansbury
1992 Actress Heather Thomas weds entertainment lawyer Skip Brittenham
1992 Floriade (Flower Show) closes at Hague, Netherlands
1991 Ex-postal worker Joseph Harris kills 4 postal workers
1991 Greyhound Bus ends bankruptcy
1991 U.S. cuts all foreign aid to Haiti
1990 Oakland A's sweep Red Sox in 4 games to win ALCS
1990 U.S. 67th manned space mission STS-41 (Discovery 11) returns from space
1988 22nd Country Music Association Award: Highway 101, K T Oslin win
1988 Royals announce that Dick Howser, who underwent surgery for a brain tumor in July, will return to manage the club in 1989
1987 Bruce Springsteen releases his 9th album "Tunnel of Love"
1987 Garfield Park Nature Center opens, latest in Cleveland Metroparks
1987 Giant's Jeffrey Leonard hits playoff record home run in his 4th cons game
1986 7.5 Earthquake strikes San Salvador, El Salvador
1986 Israel Prime Minister Shimon Peres resigns
1985 Sudan adopts interim constitution
1985 U.S. fighter jets force Egyptian plane carrying hijackers of Italian ship Achille Lauro to land in Italy, gunmen are placed in custody
1983 17th Country Music Association Award: Alabama wins
1983 Israel's Knesset votes 60-53 to endorse Yitzhak Shamir as PM
1983 Tom Monaghan becomes CEO of Detroit Tigers
1982 Brewers beat Angels in ALCS
1982 Hernan Siles Zuazo installed as president of Bolivia
1982 Pope John Paul II canonizes Reverend M Kolbe, who volunteered to die in place of another inmate at Auschwitz concentration camp, a saint
1982 U.S. imposes sanctions against Poland for banning Solidarity trade union
1981 Anwar Sadat's funeral service is held in Cairo
1980 4,500 die when a pair of earthquakes strikes NW Algeria
1980 Very Large Array radio telescope network dedicated
1980 Yankees lose 4-2 and are swept by Royals in AL Championship series
1979 Fleetwood Mac gets a star in Hollywood
1979 Nordiques' Real Cloutier sets NHL record of a hat trick in 1st game
1979 Panama assumes sovereignty over Canal Area (ie Canal Zone)
1979 Recorded trace of snow in Central Park New York City
1978 Aerosmith's Steve Tyler and Joe Perry injured by a cherry bomb
1978 British pop magazine "Smash Hits," 1st published
1978 Congress approves Susan B. Anthony Dollar
1978 Daniel Arap Moi succeeds Kenyatta as president of Kenya
1978 Steve Perry joins Journey
1978 Yankees and Dodgers play in World Series # 75
1977 11th Country Music Association Award: Ronnie Milsap wins
1976 Beijing reports arrest of Mao Tse Tung's widow
1976 New Jersey Meadowlands' Giant's Stadium opens
1976 Greece's 98 year-old Dimitrion Yordanidis, is oldest man to compete in a marathon; he finishes in 7:33
1975 Israel formally signs Sinai accord with Egypt
1975 Liz Taylor's 6th marriage (re-marries Richard Burton)
1974 A's Mike Andrews files $25 million lawsuit against Charlie Finley
1974 Canadian John Hathaway begins 2-yr ride of 50,600 miles
1974 Labour Party wins British parliamentary election
1974 U.S. General George Brown's speech deplores Jewish influence in U.S. over his treatment during the 1973 World Series
1973 New York Mets beat Cincinnati Reds in Game 5 of the NLCS
1973 Vice President Spiro T. Agnew pleads no contest to tax evasion and resigns
1972 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Heritage Village Golf Open
1971 1st game played at Philadelphia's Veteran Stadium, Phils win 4-1
1971 5th Country Music Association Award: Charlie Pride wins
1971 Fenholt and Webber's musical "Jesus Christ Superstar," premieres in New York City
1971 Rain washes out Game 2, 1st World Series postponement since 1962
1970 Fiji gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1968 Detroit Tigers beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 3 in 65th World Series
1968 George Harrison forms Singsong Ltd.
1968 Lee Evans of U.S. sets 400 meter record at 43.86
1968 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1967 Brendan Behans "Norstal Boy," premieres in Dublin
1965 "Drat! - The Cat!" opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City for 8 performances
1965 Supreme appear on Ed Sullivan Show
1965 "Vinland Map" is introduced by Yale University as being the 1st known map of America, drawn between 1423 and 1445
1964 18th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-2 at Toronto
1964 18th modern Olympic games opens in Tokyo
1963 Dam bursts in Italy, 3,000+ die
1963 Netherland population hits 12,000,000
1963 Treaty banning atmospheric nuclear tests signed by U.S., UK, U.S.S.R.
1962 Indies assault up Chinese positions in North-India attack
1961 "Milk and Honey" opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City for 543 performances
1961 Expansion draft to stock Houston Astros and New York Mets
1961 Otis M Smith appointed to Michigan Supreme Court
1961 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1960 "Laughs and Other Events" opens at Barrymore Theater New York City for 8 performances
1960 16 California Poly football team members die in plane crash in Toledo
1960 Cyclone hits coast of Gulf of Bengal; about 4000 die
1960 Ron Stewart of Ottawa rushes for CFL-record 287 yards
1960 WGTE TV channel 30 in Toledo, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
1959 "Happy Town" closes at 84th St. Theater New York City after 5 performances
1959 Lee Harvey Oswald signs guestbook in hotel Helsinki
1959 Pan Am begins regular flights around World
1958 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1958 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1957 Accident at British nuclear reactor in Windsdale
1957 Braves' Lew Burdette beats Yankees for 3rd time in 1 World Series
1957 Milwaukee Braves beat New York Yankees, 4 games to 3 in 54th World Series
1957 President Eisenhower apologizes to finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbdemah, after he is refused service in a Dover, Del, restaurant
1957 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1956 Fazal Mahmood takes 13-114 for match vs. Aus, Karachi
1956 On Skowron's grand slammer New York Yankees beat Dodgers 9-0 in series game 7
1954 Ho Chi Minh enters Hanoi after French troops pulled out
1951 Yankees beat Giants 4 games to 2 in World Series, DiMaggio's final game
1949 3rd NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-1 at Toronto
1948 Then record 86,288 see game 5 of World Series in Cleveland
1947 "Allegro" opens at Majestic Theater New York City for 318 performances
1947 Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "Allegro," premieres in New York City
1946 Max Frisch' "Die Chinesische Mauer," premieres in Zurich
1945 Detroit Tigers beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 3 in 42nd World Series
1944 Admiral Halsey's Task Force 30 bombs Okinawa, 700 die
1944 U.S. takes Okinawa
1943 Chiang Kai-shek takes oath of office as president of China
1943 U.S. bombers accidentally strike Enschede, Netherlands, causing 151 deaths
1942 1,300 Austrian Jews transported to Theresienstadt
1941 German U-boat torpedoes U.S. destroyer Kearney
1938 Germany completed annexation of Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland
1938 Premier of Dmitri Shostakovich's 1st String Quartet
1937 New York Yankees beat Giants 4 games to 1 in 34th World Series
1936 Bradman scores 212 in 202 minutes in a cricket testimonial game
1935 "Porgy and Bess," by George Gershwin, New York premiere
1935 Coup under General Giorgios Kondylis in favor of Greek monarchy
1935 George Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess" opens on Broadway
1935 League of Nations denounces Italian invasion of Abyssinia
1933 1st synthetic detergent, "Dreft" by Procter and Gamble, goes on sale
1932 "Betty and Bob" premieres on radio
1932 Dnjepr Dam in U.S.S.R. put into operation (world's biggest)
1931 A J Bennett hits H Garbarino for 1st scoring pass in Canada's Big 4
1931 St. Louis Cardinals beat Philadelphia A's, 4 games to 3 in 28th World Series
1931 William Waltons "Belshazzar's Feast," premieres in Leeds
1930 AP votes Joe Cronin unofficial AL MVP and BWA names Hack Wilson NL MVP
1930 Yankees announce signing Joe McCarthy to manage for 4 years
1926 St. Louis Cardinals beat New York Yankees, 4 games to 3 in 23rd World Series
1924 Ibn Saud of Nedzhed captures Mecca
1924 Washington Senators win their 1st World Series beat Giants in 7
1923 Saxony gets Social Democratic and Communist coalition government
1923 New York Giants and New York Yankees become 1st teams to play each other for 3 consecutive World Series, also 1st played at Yankee Stadium
1921 NFL Decatur Staleys become Chicago Staleys, win 14-10
1920 1st Grandslam in WS (Smith) and 1st unassisted triple play (Wambsganss)
1920 Indians' Elmer Smith hits baseball's 1st post-season grand slam
1920 Italy annexes South Tirol (Alto Adige)
1920 Phoenix Cardinals (then in Chicago) play 1st NFL game, a 0-0 tie
1920 Indian Bill Wambsganns makes 1st unassisted World Series triple play
1920 Indian's Elmer Smith hits 1st World Series grand slam
1919 Richard Strauss and Hugo van Hofmannsthals premieres in Vienna
1918 Baden's Geisz forms government
1917 Giants Rube Benton is 1st lefty to pitch a World Series no hitter
1917 Plymouth Theater opens at 236 W 45th St. New York City
1916 In Game 3, Charlie Ebbets becomes the 1st owner to raise the price of World Series grandstand seats to $5-up from $3
1914 German forces route Belgians in Antwerp Belgium (WW I)
1913 British passenger ship Volturno catches fire in Atlantic (136 kill)
1913 Gamboa Dam in Panama blown up; Atlantic and Pacific waters mix
1913 Yuan Shikai installed as 1st president of China
1911 Sun Yat-sen's revolutionaries overthrow Manchus (Taiwan National Day)
1908 Baseball Writers Association, formed
1904 Liberty Theater opens at 234 W 42nd St. New York City
1904 Yankees 2 games out play 1st place Red Sox on final day doubleheader 41 game winner Chesbro loses 1st game and chance at pennant
1904 Boston pitchers achieve 148 complete games-an AL record, also record for total complete games AL 1,098, NL 1,089
1902 S Afr's president Paul Kruger visits Utrecht
1899 IR Johnson patents bicycle frame
1892 Entire Hong Kong national cricket team, die in shipwreck off Taiwan
1888 Teatotalers excursion train crushed, killing 64 (Mud Run Pa)
1886 1st dinner jacket worn to autumn ball at Tuxedo Park, New York (tuxedo)
1874 Fiji becomes a British possession
1868 1st written account of a Canadian football game
1868 Cuba revolts for independence against Spain
1865 John Hyatts patents billard ball
1863 Skirmish at Blue Springs, Tennessee (166 casualties)
1857 American Chess Association formed (New York City)
1854 U.S. Assay Office in New York City, New York opens
1846 Alexis the Tocqueville writes about "Algerian problem"
1846 Neptune's moon Triton discovered by William Lassell
1845 Naval School (now called U.S. Naval Academy) opens at Annapolis
1839 British troops under General Charles Napier occupy Beirut
1802 1st non indian settlement in Oklahoma
1799 Convention of Alkmaar: English/Russian invasion army departs
1787 Amsterdam surrenders to Prussian invasion army
1780 Great Hurricane of 1780 kills 20,000 to 30,000 in Caribbean
1760 Suriname Colonial Regime signs treaty with Aukaners (ex-slaves)
1733 France declares war on emperor Charles VI
1720 French government proclaims strike on banknotes
1695 King Willem III escapes South Netherlands, back to England
1631 Saxon army occupies Prague
1578 Count Johan Casimir occupies Ghent with 500 horsemen
1549 Duke of Somerset fired as Lord Protector and imprisoned
1471 Battle of Brunkeberg Stockholm (Sten Sture beats Christian I)
1375 Westfriese sea wall breaks flooding northern Netherlands
680 Battle at Kerbela: Kalief Yazid beats pretender al-Hussein











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