Historical Events on 10th October

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680 - Al-Hussein (Al-Ḥusayn ibn) and his followers killed at Karbala by army of Yazid, the Umayyad caliph, on the way to Kufa
1375 - Westfriese sea wall breaks flooding northern Netherlands
1471 - Battle of Brunkeberg, Stockholm (Sten Sture beats Christian I)
1549 - Duke of Somerset fired as Lord Protector & imprisoned
1575 - Battle of Dormans: Roman Catholic forces under Duke Henry of Guise defeated the Protestants, capturing Philippe de Mornay among others.
1578 - Count Johan Casimir occupies Ghent with 500 horsemen
1631 - Saxon army occupies Prague
1695 - King Willem III escapes South Netherlands, back to England
1720 - French government proclaims strike on banknotes
1733 - France declares war on emperor Charles VI
1760 - Suriname Colonial Regime signs treaty with Aukaners (ex-slaves)
1780 - Great Hurricane of 1780 kills 20,000 to 30,000 in Caribbean, hitting Barbados first. Atlantic's deadliest recorded hurricane.
1787 - Amsterdam surrenders to Prussian invasion army
1799 - Convention of Alkmaar: British/Russian invasion army departs
1802 - 1st non-Indian settlement in Oklahoma
1839 - British troops under Gen Charles Napier occupy Beirut
1845 - Naval School (now called US Naval Academy) opens at Annapolis
1846 - Alexis de Tocqueville writes about "Algerian problem"
1846 - Neptune's moon Triton discovered by William Lassell
1854 - US Assay Office in NY City, NY opens
1857 - American Chess Association formed (NYC)
1863 - Skirmish at Blue Springs, Tennessee (166 casualties)
1865 - John Hyatts patents billard ball
1868 - 1st written account of a Canadian football game
1868 - Cuba revolts for independence against Spain
1874 - Fiji becomes a British possession
1886 - 1st dinner jacket (tuxedo) worn to autumn ball at Tuxedo Park, NY
1888 - Teatotalers excursion train crushed, killing 64 (Mud Run Pa)
1889 - Barnard College is founded.
1892 - Entire Hong Kong national cricket team dies in shipwreck off Taiwan
1899 - IR Johnson patents bicycle frame
1900 - Foreign ministers in Peking begin their first serious negotiations over what conditions their nations will impose on the Chinese after putting down the Boxer uprising
1900 - In Manchuria, Russia captures the major city of Mukden, part of their own plan to take over the whole province
1902 - South Africa's president Paul Kruger visits Utrecht
Old West Lawman, Outlaw and Bounty Hunter Tom HornOld West Lawman, Outlaw and Bounty Hunter Tom Horn 1902 - American outlaw Tom Horn's murder trial begins, and he is eventually found guilty and sentenced to death
1903 - The Women's Social and Political Union was formed by Emmeline Pankhurst to fight for women's rights in Britain.
1904 - Liberty Theater opens at 234 W 42nd St NYC
1904 - Yanks 2 games out play 1st place Red Sox on final day doubleheader 41 game winner Chesbro loses 1st game & 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
1911 - Sun Yat-sen's revolutionaries overthrow Manchus (Taiwan Natl Day)
1911 - The KCR East Rail commences service between Kowloon and Canton.
1911 - Robert Borden becomes the 8th Prime Minister of Canada
1913 - British passenger ship Volturno catches fire in Atlantic (136 killed)
1913 - Gamboa Dam in Panama blown up; Atlantic & Pacific waters mix
8th Prime Minister of Canada Robert Borden8th Prime Minister of Canada Robert Borden 1913 - Yuan Shikai installed as 1st president of China
1914 - German forces route Belgians in Antwerp Belgium (WW I)
1916 - In Game 3, Charlie Ebbets becomes the 1st owner to raise the price of World Series grandstand seats to $5-up from $3
1917 - Giants Rube Benton is 1st lefty to pitch a World Series no hitter
1917 - Plymouth Theater opens at 236 W 45th St NYC
1918 - Baden's Geisz forms government
1919 - Richard Strauss & Hugo van Hofmannsthals premieres in Vienna
1920 - 1st Grandslam in WS (Smith) & 1st unassisted triple play (Wambsganss)
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 baseball's 1st World Series grand slam
1921 - NFL Decatur Staleys become Chicago Staleys, win 14-10
1923 - Saxony gets Social Democratic & Communist coalition government
1923 - NY Giants & NY Yankees become 1st teams to play each other for 3 consecutive World Series, also 1st played at Yankee Stadium
1924 - Ibn Saud of Nedzhed captures Mecca
1924 - Washington Senators win their 1st World Series beat Giants in 7
1926 - St Louis Cards beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 3 in 23rd World Series
Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shekChinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek 1928 - Chiang Kai-shek becomes Director of the State Council of China
1930 - AP votes Joe Cronin unofficial AL MVP & BWA names Hack Wilson NL MVP
1930 - Yankees announce signing Joe McCarthy to manage for 4 years
1931 - A J Bennett hits H Garbarino for 1st scoring pass in Canada's Big 4
1931 - St Louis Cards beat Phila A's, 4 games to 3 in 28th World Series
1931 - William Waltons "Belshazzar's Feast" premieres in Leeds
1932 - "Betty & Bob" premieres on radio
1932 - Dnjepr Dam in USSR put into operation (world's biggest)
1933 - 1st synthetic detergent, "Dreft" by Procter & Gamble, goes on sale
1935 - Coup under Gen Giorgios Kondylis in favor of Greek monarchy
1935 - George Gershwin's "Porgy & Bess" opens on Broadway NY
1935 - League of Nations denounces Italian invasion of Abyssinia
1936 - Bradman scores 212 in 202 mins in a cricket testimonial game
1937 - NY Yankees beat Giants 4 games to 1 in 34th World Series
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman 1938 - Germany completed annexation of Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland
1938 - Premier of Dmitri Shostakovitch's 1st String Quartet
1941 - German U-boat torpedoes US destroyer Kearney
1941 - RAF bombs Piraeus to prevent German heavy armor advancement
1942 - 1,300 Austrian Jews transported to Theresienstadt concentration camp
1943 - US bombers accidentally strike Enschede Neth, causing 151 deaths
1944 - Admiral Halsey's Task Force 30 bombs Okinawa, 700 die
1944 - US takes Okinawa
1945 - Detroit Tigers beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 3 in 42nd World Series
1946 - Max Frisch' "Die Chinesische Mauer" premieres in Zurich
1947 - Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical "Allegro" premieres at Majestic Theater NYC for 318 performances
1948 - Then record 86,288 see game 5 of World Series in Cleveland
1949 - 3rd NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-1 at Toronto
1951 - Yanks beat Giants 4 games to 2 in World Series, DiMaggio's final game
Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi MinhVietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh 1954 - Ho Chi Minh enters Hanoi after withdrawal of French troops
1956 - Fazal Mahmood takes 13-114 for match v Aus, Karachi
1956 - On Skowron's grand slammer NY Yanks beat Dodgers 9-0 in series game 7
1957 - Braves' Lew Burdette beats Yankees for 3rd time in 1 World Series
1957 - Milwaukee Braves beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 3 in 54th World Series
1957 - US President Eisenhower apologizes to the finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbdemah, after he is refused service in a restaurant in Dover, Delaware
1957 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1957 - A fire at the Windscale nuclear plant in Cumbria, UK becomes the world's first major nuclear accident.
1958 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1958 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1959 - "Happy Town" closes at 84th St Theater NYC after 5 performances
Ex-soldier, drifter Lee Harvey OswaldEx-soldier, drifter Lee Harvey Oswald 1959 - Lee Harvey Oswald signs guestbook in hotel Helsinki
1959 - Pan Am begins regular flights around the world
1960 - "Laughs & Other Events" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 8 perfs
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
1961 - "Milk & Honey" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 543 performances
1961 - Expansion draft to stock Houston Astros & NY Mets
1961 - Otis M Smith appointed to Michigan Supreme Court
1961 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1962 - Indies assault up Chinese positions in North-India attack
1963 - "From Russia With Love" 2nd James Bond film based on a novel by Ian Fleming, starring Sean Connery and Daniela Bianchi, premieres in London
Actor Sean ConneryActor Sean Connery 1963 - Dam bursts in Italy, 3,000+ die
1963 - Netherland population hits 12,000,000
1963 - France cedes control of the Bizerte naval base to Tunisia.
1964 - 18th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-2 at Toronto
1964 - 18th modern Olympic games opens in Tokyo
1965 - "Drat! - The Cat!" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 8 performances
1965 - The Supremes appear on Ed Sullivan Show
1965 - "Vinland Map" is introduced by Yale University as being the first known map of America, drawn about 1440 by Norse explorer Lief Eriksson
1967 - Brendan Behan's "Borstal Boy" premieres in Dublin
1968 - Detroit Tigers beat St Louis Cards, 4 games to 3 in 65th World Series
1968 - George Harrison forms Singsong Ltd
1968 - Lee Evans of US sets 400 metre record at 43.86
Singer-Songwriter George HarrisonSinger-Songwriter George Harrison 1968 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1970 - Fiji gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1971 - First game played at Philadelphia's Veteran Stadium, Phils win 4-1
1971 - 5th Country Music Association Award: Charlie Pride wins
1971 - Fenholt & Webber's musical "Jesus Christ Superstar" premieres in NYC
1971 - Rain washes out Game 2, 1st World Series postponement since 1962
1972 - Judy Rankin wins LPGA Heritage Village Golf Open
1972 - 3 members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) die in a premature explosion in a house in Balkan Street, Lower Falls, Belfast
1973 - US Vice President Spiro T Agnew pleads no contest to tax evasion & resigns
1973 - MLB National League Championship: New York Mets beat Cincinnati Reds, 3 games to 2
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 - US Gen George Brown's speech deplores Jewish influence in US over his treatment during the 1973 World Series
1974 - The Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) and its political wing the Irish Republican Socialist Party (IRSP)founded at the Spa Hotel in the village of Lucan near Dublin
1975 - Israel formally signs Sinai accord with Egypt
Chinese Communist Revolutionary Mao ZedongChinese Communist Revolutionary Mao Zedong 1976 - Beijing reports arrest of Mao Zedong's widow
1976 - NJ 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
1977 - 11th Country Music Association Award: Ronnie Milsap wins
1978 - Aerosmith's Steve Tyler & Joe Perry injured by a cherry bomb
1978 - British pop music magazine "Smash Hits" first published
1978 - US Congress approves Dollar coin honoring women's suffrage campaigner Susan B. Anthony
1978 - Daniel Arap Moi succeeds Kenyatta as president of Kenya
1978 - Steve Perry joins Journey
1978 - Yanks & Dodgers play in World Series # 75
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 NYC
1980 - 4,500 die when a pair of earthquakes strikes NW Algeria
1980 - Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope network dedicated
1980 - Yanks lose 4-2 & are swept by Royals in AL Championship series
1980 - MLB American League Championship: Kansas City Royals beat New York Yankees, 3 games to 0
1981 - Anwar Sadat's funeral service is held in Cairo
1982 - Hernan Siles Zuazo installed as president of Bolivia
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II 1982 - Pope John Paul II canonizes Rev Maximilian Kolbe, who volunteered to die in place of another inmate at Auschwitz concentration camp, a saint
1982 - US imposes sanctions against Poland for banning Solidarity trade union
1982 - MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat Atlanta Braves, 3 games to 0
1982 - MLB American League Championship: Milwaukee Brewers beat California Angels, 3 games to 2
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
1983 - NBC premiere of true life drama "Adam", based on John Walsh's son
1985 - Sudan adopts interim constitution
1985 - US fighter jets force Egyptian plane carrying hijackers of Italian ship Achille Lauro to land in Italy, gunmen are placed in custody
1986 - 7.5 Earthquake strikes San Salvador, El Salvador
1986 - Israel Prime Minister Shimon Peres resigns
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 HR in his 4th cons game
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
1988 - NBC premieres tele-biopic, "Winnie", starring Meredith Baxter and based on life of [Gwyanna] Winefred Sprockett
1990 - US 67th manned space mission STS 41 (Discovery 11) returns from space
1990 - American Petroleum Institute (API) reports crude inventories dropped by more than 4 MMB in the last week
1990 - MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 0
1991 - Ex-postal worker Joseph Harris kills 4 postal workers
1991 - Greyhound Bus ends bankruptcy
1991 - US cuts all foreign aid to Haiti
1992 - Floriade (Flower Show) closes at Hague, Netherlands
1993 - Browns Najee Mustafaa sets club rec for longest interception (97 yds)
1993 - Ferry boat leaves for west coast of South Korea, 120 killed
1994 - Lt-general Raoul Cedras resigns as dictator of Haiti
1994 - MPAA chief Jack Valenti holds meeting to determine new movie ratings
Hall of Fame American Football Player Lawrence TaylorHall of Fame American Football Player Lawrence Taylor 1994 - NY Giants retire Lawrence Taylor's #56
1994 - Nobel prize for physiology awarded to Alfred Gilman & Martin Rodbell
1994 - Value of Russian ruble decreases, 3081 rubles per dollar
1995 - "Garden District" opens at Circle in the Sq Theater NYC
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
1996 - "Sex & Longing" opens at Cort Theater NYC
1996 - Cornerstone dedication for Holocaust Museum in NYC

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