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October 10 Historical Events

The following events took place on October 10. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 45 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 680
    Battle of Karbala: Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the Islamic prophet, Muhammad, is decapitated by forces under Caliph Yazid I. This is commemorated by Muslims as Aashurah.
  • 732
    Battle of Tours: Near Poitiers, France, the 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 Córdoba, Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi, is killed during the battle.
  • 1471
    Battle of Brunkeberg in Stockholm: Sten Sture the Elder, the Regent of Sweden, with the help of farmers and miners, repels an attack by King Christian I of Denmark.
  • 1575
    Battle of Dormans: Roman Catholic forces under Henry I, Duke of Guise defeat the Protestants, capturing Philippe de Mornay among others.
  • 1580
    Over 600 papal troops land at Dún an Óir, Ireland to support a rebellion.
  • 1582
    Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
  • 1631
    An Electorate of Saxony army takes over Prague.
  • 1760
    In a treaty with the Dutch colonial authorities, the Ndyuka people of Suriname – descended from escaped slaves – gain territorial autonomy.
  • 1780
    The Great Hurricane of 1780 kills 20,000–30,000 in the Caribbean.
  • 1845
    In Annapolis, Maryland, the Naval School (later renamed the United States Naval Academy) opens with 50 midshipman students and seven professors.
  • 1846
    Triton, the largest moon of the planet Neptune, is discovered by English astronomer William Lassell.
  • 1868
    Carlos Céspedes issues the Grito de Yara from his plantation, La Demajagua, proclaiming Cuba’s independence
  • 1871
    The Great Chicago Fire: Chicago burns after a barn accident. The fire lasts from October 8 to October 10.
  • 1897
    German chemist Felix Hoffmann discovers an improved way of synthesizing acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin).
  • 1903
    The Women’s Social and Political Union was founded by Emmeline Pankhurst
  • 1911
    The Wuchang Uprising leads to the demise of the Qing dynasty, the last Imperial court in China, and the founding of the Republic of China.
  • 1913
    United States President Woodrow Wilson triggers the explosion of the Gamboa Dike thus ending construction on the Panama Canal.
  • 1920
    The Carinthian plebiscite determines that the larger part of the Duchy of Carinthia should remain part of Austria.
  • 1928
    Chiang Kai-shek becomes Chairman of the Republic of China.
  • 1933
    United Airlines Boeing 247 mid-air explosion: A United Airlines Boeing 247 is destroyed by sabotage, the first such proven case in the history of commercial aviation.
  • 1935
    A coup d'état by the royalist leadership of the Greek Armed Forces takes place in Athens. It overthrows the government of Panagis Tsaldaris and establishes a regency under Georgios Kondylis, effectively ending the Second Hellenic Republic.
  • 1938
    The Munich Agreement cedes the Sudetenland to Nazi Germany.
  • 1942
    The Soviet Union establishes diplomatic relations with Australia.
  • 1943
    Double Tenth incident in Japanese-controlled Singapore
  • 1945
    The Chinese Communist Party and the Kuomintang signed a principle agreement in Chongqing about the future of post-war China. Later, the pact is commonly referred to as the Double Tenth Agreement.
  • 1953
    Mutual Defense Treaty Between the United States and the Republic of Korea is concluded in Washington, D.C.
  • 1957
    U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower apologizes to the finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbedemah, after he is refused service in a Dover, Delaware restaurant.
  • 1957
    The Windscale fire in Cumbria, U.K. is the world’s first major nuclear accident.
  • 1963
    France cedes control of the Bizerte naval base to Tunisia.
  • 1964
    The opening ceremony of the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, is broadcast live in the first Olympic telecast relayed by geostationary communication satellite.

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