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
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 - NY Mets beat Cin Reds in Game 5 of the NLCS
1973 - US Vice President Spiro T Agnew pleads no contest to tax evasion & resigns
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
1981 - Anwar Sadat's funeral service is held in Cairo
1982 - Brewers beat Angels in ALCS
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
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 Winefred Sprockett
1990 - Oakland A's sweep Red Sox in 4 games to win ALCS
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
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
1997 - An Austral Airlines DC-9-32 crashes and explodes near Nuevo Berlin, Uruguay, killing 74.
2005 - Negotiations between the CDU/CSU and SPD in Germany had concluded that both parties would form a grand coaltion with Angela Merkel of the CDU as chancellor after both parties lost seats in the 2005 German federal election. She was subsequently elected in the Bundestag as chancellor on November 22 of the same year.

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