On This Day in History for October 10 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 143 of 143

  • 1978 Steve Perry joins Journey
  • 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 Hernan Siles Zuazo installed as president of Bolivia

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1982 Pope John Paul II canonizes Rev Maximilian Kolbe, who volunteered to die in place of another inmate at Auschwitz concentration camp, a saint

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1982 US imposes sanctions against Poland for banning Solidarity trade union
  • 1983 Israel's Knesset votes 60-53 to endorse Yitzhak Shamir as PM
  • 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

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1986 Shimon Peres resigns as Prime Minister of Israel

Israeli Statesman Shimon Peres
Israeli Statesman
Shimon Peres
  • 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 Royals announce that Dick Howser, who underwent surgery for a brain tumor in July, will return to manage the club in 1989
  • 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 Nobel prize for physiology awarded to Alfred G. Gilman & Martin Rodbell for G-protein discoveries
  • 1994 Value of Russian ruble decreases, 3081 rubles per dollar
  • 1995 Israel begins West 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 Cornerstone dedication for Holocaust Museum in NYC
  • 1997 Austral Airlines DC-9-32 crashes and explodes near Nuevo Berlin, Uruguay, killing 74

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2005 Negotiations between the CDU/CSU and SPD in Germany conclude with the two parties agreeing to form a grand coalition with Angela Merkel as chancellor after both parties lost seats in the 2005 German federal election

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel
  • 2008 Singapore becomes the first Asian country to slip into a recession since the credit crisis began: growth has faltered as a result of less demand for exports, a reduction in tourism, and the end of the real-estate boom
  • 2009 After closed borders for nearly two hundred years, Armenia and Turkey sign protocols in Zurich to open their borders
  • 2010 The Netherlands Antilles are dissolved

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2012 Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka win the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for work on G protein-coupled receptors

Physician-scientist Robert Lefkowitz
Robert Lefkowitz
Professor Brian Kobilka
Brian Kobilka
  • 2013 Alice Munro is awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize for literature

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2014 Malala Yousafzai & Kailash Satyarthi win the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize

Human Rights Activist Malala Yousafzai
Human Rights Activist
Malala Yousafzai
  • 2015 Bombing at a peace rally in Ankara, Turkey kills at least 95, injures 200

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Deaths in History

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