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September 10 Historical Events

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

Found 45 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 506
    The bishops of Visigothic Gaul meet in the Council of Agde.
  • 1419
    John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy is assassinated by adherents of the Dauphin, the future Charles VII of France.
  • 1509
    An earthquake known as “The Lesser Judgment Day” hits Constantinople.
  • 1515
    Thomas Wolsey is invested as a Cardinal
  • 1547
    The Battle of Pinkie Cleugh, the last full-scale military confrontation between England and Scotland, resulting in a decisive victory for the forces of Edward VI.
  • 1561
    Fourth Battle of Kawanakajima: Takeda Shingen defeats Uesugi Kenshin in the climax of their ongoing conflicts.
  • 1570
    Spanish Jesuit missionaries land in present-day Virginia to establish the short-lived Ajacán Mission.
  • 1608
    John Smith is elected council president of Jamestown, Virginia.
  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: Nathan Hale volunteers to spy for the Continental Army.
  • 1798
    At the Battle of St. George’s Caye, British Honduras defeats Spain.
  • 1813
    The United States defeats the British Fleet at the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812.
  • 1823
    Simón Bolívar is named President of Peru.
  • 1846
    Elias Howe is granted a patent for the sewing machine.
  • 1858
    George Mary Searle discovers the asteroid 55 Pandora.
  • 1897
    Lattimer massacre: A sheriff’s posse kills 20 unarmed immigrant miners in Pennsylvania, United States.
  • 1898
    Empress Elisabeth of Austria is assassinated by Luigi Lucheni.
  • 1918
    Russian Civil War: The Red Army captures Kazan.
  • 1919
    Austria and the Allies sign the Treaty of Saint-Germain-en-Laye recognizing the independence of Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia.
  • 1932
    The New York City Subway’s third competing subway system, the municipally-owned IND, is opened.
  • 1935
    India’s first all-boys public school, The Doon School, is founded.
  • 1936
    First World Individual Motorcycle Speedway Championship, Held at London’s (England) Wembley Stadium
  • 1937
    Nine nations attend the Nyon Conference to address international piracy in the Mediterranean Sea.
  • 1939
    World War II: The submarine HMS Oxley is mistakenly sunk by the submarine HMS Triton near Norway and becomes the Royal Navy’s first loss.
  • 1939
    World War II: Canada declares war on Nazi Germany, joining the Allies: Poland, France, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia.
  • 1942
    World War II: The British Army carries out an amphibious landing on Madagascar to re-launch Allied offensive operations in the Madagascar Campaign.
  • 1943
    World War II: German forces begin their occupation of Rome.
  • 1946
    While riding a train to Darjeeling, Sister Teresa Bojaxhiu of the Loreto Sisters’ Convent claimed to have heard the call of God, directing her “to leave the convent and help the poor while living among them”. She would become known as Mother Teresa.
  • 1955
    The television series Gunsmoke premieres on CBS . It was the second western television series written for adults. The first was the Lone Ranger.
  • 1960
    At the Summer Olympics in Rome, Abebe Bikila becomes the first sub-Saharan African to win a gold medal, winning the marathon in bare feet.
  • 1961
    Italian Grand Prix, a crash causes the death of German Formula One driver Wolfgang von Trips and 13 spectators who are hit by his Ferrari.

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