What Happened on October 10

Historical Events

  • 680 Al-Hussein (Al-Ḥusayn ibn) and his followers killed at Karbala by army of Yazid, the Umayyad caliph, on the way to Kufa
  • 1780 Great Hurricane of 1780 kills 20,000 to 30,000 in Caribbean, hitting Barbados first. Atlantic's deadliest recorded hurricane.
  • 1899 African-American inventor Issac R. Johnson patents the bicycle frame
  • 1954 Ho Chi Minh enters Hanoi after withdrawal of French troops
  • 1957 A fire at the Windscale nuclear plant in Cumbria, UK becomes the world's first major nuclear accident
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Did You Know?

1st dinner jacket (tuxedo) worn to autumn ball at Tuxedo Park, NY

On October 10, 1886

Famous Weddings

  • 1773 American revolution patriot Paul Revere (38) weds Rachel Walker in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1774 Composer Antonio Salieri (24) weds Therese Helferstorfer
  • 1975 Actress Elizabeth Taylor (43) 6th marriage and remarriage to actor Richard Burton (49)
  • 1987 Paralympian Rick Hansen (30) weds physiotherapist Amanda Reid
  • 1992 Actress Ally Sheedy weds actor David Lansbury

Famous Divorces

  • 1974 Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (41) divorces director-producer William Asher (53) after 11 years of marriage
  • 2008 Actor and comedian Chris Kattan (37) divorces model Sunshine Tutt (32) due to irreconcilable differences after 2 months of marriage
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