On This Day in History for September 10

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 115

  • 422 St Celestine I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 506 35 bishops of Visigothic Gaul meet in the Council of Agde, shedding light on the moral conditions of the clergy and laity in southern France
  • 918 Arnulf I the Old becomes landsheer of Flanders
  • 1349 Jews who survived a massacre in Constance Germany are burned to death
  • 1510 Bishop Frederik of Bathe recaptures Oldenzaal
  • 1547 Battle of Pinkie, Midlothian: English beat the Scots
  • 1547 English demand Edward VI (10) wed Mary Queen of Scots (5)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1608 John Smith elected president of Jamestown colony council, Va

Explorer John Smith
Explorer
John Smith

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1776 George Washington asks for a spy volunteer, Nathan Hale volunteers

US Patriot and Soldier Nathan Hale
US Patriot and Soldier
Nathan Hale
First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • 1785 Prussia signs trade agreement with US
  • 1798 British Honduras beats Spain in battle of St George
  • 1813 American Naval Commander Oliver Hazard Perry defeats the British in Battle of Lake Erie

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

1823 Simón Bolívar named President of Peru

Military and Political Leader Simón Bolívar
Military and Political Leader
Simón Bolívar
  • 1845 King Willem II opens Amsterdam Stock exchange
  • 1846 Elias Howe takes out a patent for the sewing machine
  • 1847 1st theater opens in Hawaii
  • 1858 John Holden hits 1st recorded HR (Bkln vs NY)
  • 1858 George Mary Searle discovers the asteroid 55 Pandora.
  • 1861 -15] Battle at Cheat Mountain, Elkwater West Virginia
  • 1861 Battle of Carnifex Ferry VA, 170 casualities
  • 1869 Baptist minister supposedly invents rickshaw in Yokohama, Japan
  • 1870 Dutch Jurist Cooperation forms

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1872 Karl Marx speaks in Amsterdam

Communist Philosopher Karl Marx
Communist Philosopher
Karl Marx
  • 1880 Pierre de Brazza signs treaty with King Makoko of Congo
  • 1882 1st international conference to promote anti-semitism meets Dresden Germany (Congress for Safeguarding of Non-Jewish Interests)
  • 1884 Congressman John R Lynch presides over Republican National Convention
  • 1894 London taxi driver George Smith is the first to be fined for drunk driving
  • 1897 Lattimer Massacre - a sheriff's posse kills twenty unarmed immigrant miners in Pennsylvania, United States.
  • 1898 Lord Kitchener's ships sails from Kartoum to Fashoda
  • 1898 Empress Elizabeth of Austria is assassinated by Luigi Lucheni.
  • 1899 2nd quake in 7 days (8.6) hits Yakutat Bay Alaska
  • 1900 20.3 cm rainfall at Elk Point, South Dakota (state record)
  • 1905 Japanese battleship Mikasa explodes
  • 1910 Great Idaho Fire destroys 3 million acres of timber
  • 1913 Cleveland Call & Post forms
  • 1913 George W Buckner, named minister to Liberia
  • 1913 Lincoln Highway opens as 1st paved coast-to-coast highway
  • 1919 Indian's Ray Caldwell no-hits Yankees 3-0

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1919 NYC welcomes home Gen John J Pershing & 25,000 WW I soldiers

US WW1 Commander John J. Pershing
US WW1 Commander
John J. Pershing
  • 1919 Treaty of St Germain: Austria ends incorporation with Germany
  • 1919 China becomes a member of the League of Nations
  • 1922 Largest Polo Grounds crowd see Meusel, Ruth & Gehrig consecutive HRs
  • 1923 Irish Free state joins League of Nations
  • 1924 Leopold & Loeb found guilty of murder
  • 1926 Allies-German treaty of Koblenz drawn
  • 1926 Germany joins League of Nations
  • 1930 Charles E Mitchell, named minister to Liberia
  • 1931 Lord Cecil of British government says War was never so improbable
  • 1932 Independent City Owned Rapid Transit Railroad (IND) opens in NYC
  • 1933 1st Negro League All-Star Game, West beats East 11-7 (Comiskey Park)

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1939 Canada, under the leadership of Mackenzie King, declares war on Germany

10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King
10th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie King
  • 1940 Buckingham Palace hit by German bomb
  • 1942 British troops land on Madagascar
  • 1942 RAF drops 100,000 bombs on Dusseldorf
  • 1943 British 8th army occupies Tarente
  • 1943 German troops occupied Rome & took over the protection of Vatican City
  • 1943 Italian fleet anchors at Malta
  • 1943 Lt-Gen Bradley arrives in Prestwick/London
  • 1944 Lt-gen Frederick Browning against Montgomery "But, sir, I think we might be going a bridge too far"
  • 1945 KLS-AM in Oakland Ca changes call letters to KWBR (now KDIA)
  • 1945 Vidkun Quisling sentenced to death for collaborating with Nazis
  • 1945 Mike the Headless Chicken is decapitated in Fruita, Colorado; he survives for another 18 months before choking to death.
  • 1948 Bijz Criminal division sentences war criminal Jacob Folks to life
  • 1951 British begin economic boycott of Iran
  • 1953 Swanson sells its 1st "TV dinner"
  • 1954 12 second shock kills 1,460 in Orleansville Algeria
  • 1956 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga, Australia
  • 1956 Louisville Ky public schools integrates
  • 1961 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1963 20 black students entered public schools in Alabama
  • 1964 Palestinian Liberation Army (PLA) forms
  • 1965 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1966 Neal Diamond's 1st chart song (Cherry Cherry)
  • 1967 Gibraltar votes 12,138 to 44 to remain British & not Spanish
  • 1967 Joel Horlen revives Chicago's pennant hopes with a 5-0 no-hit win
  • 1969 US performs nuclear test at Grand Valley Colorado
  • 1972 3 British soldiers are killed in a land mine attack near Dungannon, County Tyrone
  • 1974 Portugal recognizes independence of Rep of Guinea-Bissau
  • 1976 2 airliners collide over Yugoslavia, kills all 176 aboard
  • 1976 5 Croatian terrorists capture TWA-plane at La Guardia Airport, NY
  • 1977 Hamida Djandoubi, convicted of torture and murder, is the last person to be executed by Guillotine in France
  • 1978 Arlyne Rhode sets female footbow distance record (1,113 yds & 30")
  • 1979 3 Puerto Rican nationalists who attempted to kill Truman are freed
  • 1980 Expos Bill Gullickson, sets rookie record of striking out 18
  • 1980 Peter Comita replaces Tom Peterson of Cheap Trick
  • 1981 "Guernica" by Pablo Picasso returns to Spain
  • 1984 Discovery returns to Kennedy Space Center via Altus AFB, Okla
  • 1984 Sean O'Keefe (11) is youngest to cycle across US (24 days)

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1984 First episode of daily syndicated version of Jeopardy! with Alex Trebek as host

Host of Jeopardy! Alex Trebek
Host of Jeopardy!
Alex Trebek
  • 1985 U.S. 7th Circuit Court rules Soviet defector Walter Polovchak can't be forcibly returned to parents' country if it's deemed "not in the best interests" of underage defectors
  • 1986 Bryan O'Connor named chairman of Space Flight Safety Panel
  • 1988 -18] Hurricane Gilbert, kills 300 in Jamaica, Texas & Yucatan
  • 1989 East Germans begin their flight to west (via Hungary & Czechoslovakia)
  • 1990 Ellis Island reopens as a museum
  • 1990 Hard Rock Cafe opens in Las Vegas Nevada
  • 1990 Iran agrees to resume diplomatic ties with Iraq
  • 1990 Mariner Matt Young becomes 21st AL'er to strike out 4 in 1 inning
  • 1991 Senate Committee begins hearings on Clarence Thomas' nomination
  • 1992 Lucy in Peanuts comics raises her Pyschiatric Help from 5 cents to 47 cents
  • 1993 1,000 Boeing 747 jumbo plane produced

Birthdays in History

  • 1169 Alexios II Komnenos, Byzantine emperor (d. 1183)
  • 1487 Julius III, Counter-Reformation pope (1550-55)
  • 1550 Alonso de Guzmán El Bueno, 7th Duke of Medina Sidonia, Spanish Armada commander (d. 1615)
  • 1561 Hernando Arias de Saavedra, Spanish colonial governor (d. 1634)
  • 1624 Thomas Sydenham, English physician (d. 1689)

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1638 Maria Theresa of Spain, Queen of Louis XIV of France, born in El Escorial, Spain (d. 1683)

Queen of Louis XIV Maria Theresa of Spain
Queen of Louis XIV
Maria Theresa of Spain
  • 1645 Romeyn de Hooghe, Haarlem Neth, painter/goldsmith
  • 1736 Carter Braxton, US farmer/signer (Declaration of Independence)
  • 1753 John Soane, English architect (Bank of England, Soane Museum)
  • 1758 Hannah Webster Foster, American author (d. 1840)
  • 1786 Nicolás Bravo, Mexican politician and soldier (d. 1854)
  • 1786 William Mason, American politician (d. 1860)
  • 1787 John Jordan Crittenden, MC (Union), (d. 1863)
  • 1788 Jacques Boucher de Crèvecœur de Perthes, French archaeologist (d. 1868)
  • 1801 Marie Laveau, American Voodoo practitioner (d. 1881)
  • 1810 Albert Gallatin Blanchard, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 1815 Eleazer Arthur Paine, Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
  • 1832 Randall Lee Gibson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1892)
  • 1836 Joseph Wheeler II, Maj Gen (Confederacy/Cavalry/Army of Tennessee)
  • 1839 Isaac Kauffman Funk, US, publisher (Funk & Wagnalls)
  • 1839 Charles Peirce, American philosopher (d. 1914)
  • 1844 Abel Hoadley, Australian confectioner (d. 1918)
  • 1848 William M Harnett, US painter (Old Violin)
  • 1852 Alice Brown Davis, Seminole chief (d. 1935)
  • 1854 Anton CR Dreesmann, German/Neth manufacturer (Vroom & Dreesman)
  • 1857 James E Keeler, US astronomer (rings of Saturn)
  • 1861 Niels Hansen Jacobsen, Danish sculptor and ceramist (d. 1941)
  • 1866 Jeppe Aakjær, Danish writer (d. 1930)
  • 1871 Charles Collett, British mechanical engineer (d. 1952)
  • 1877 Georgia B D Camp Johnson, US, poet/playwright (Autumn Love Cycle)
  • 1883 Euphemia "Phemia" Molkenboer, Dutch author/poster artist
  • 1885 Berthold Altaner, German church historian (Patrologie)
  • 1885 Carl Clinton Van Doren, US literary (9th Wave)
  • 1885 Johannes de Jong, cardinal/archbishop of Utrecht (Handbook)
  • 1886 Hilda Doolittle, US, poetess (imagisten)
  • 1887 Giovanni Gronchi, president of Italy
  • 1890 Franz Werfel, Austria, author (40 Days of Musa Dagh)

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1890 Elsa Schiaparelli, Italian fashion designer, born in Rome, Italy

Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli
Fashion Designer
Elsa Schiaparelli
  • 1892 Arthur H Compton, US physicist (X-rays)
  • 1893 Maria de Jesus, Portuguese supercentenarian
  • 1895 Kavi Samrat Viswanatha Satyanarayana, Telugu writer (d. 1976).
  • 1896 Ye Ting, Chinese military leader (d. 1946)
  • 1896 Robert Taschereau, Canadian judge and politician (d. 1970)
  • 1897 Nancy Keene Lancaster, designer/Collector
  • 1897 Georges Bataille, French writer (d. 1962)
  • 1898 Adele Marie Astaire, sister of Fred Astaire, entertainer, born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1898 Waldo Semon, American inventor (d. 1999)
  • 1902 Toivo R Pekkanen, Finnish writer (Wegwerkers)
  • 1904 Max Shachtman, American politician (d. 1972)
  • 1907 Alva R. Fitch, American army officer (d. 1989)
  • 1908 Waldo Wedel, American Archaeologist (d. 1996)
  • 1912 Brother William Oliver Antoninus Everson, poet
  • 1913 Zeph[ania L] Mothopeng, pres South Afr Pan-African Congress (1986- )
  • 1916 Niall MacDermott, lawyer/politician
  • 1917 Franfo Fortini [Franco Lattes], Italian poet, born in Florence (d. 1994)
  • 1917 Miguel Serrano, Chilean author and diplomat
  • 1918 Rin Tin Tin, German shepherd dog (d. 1932)
  • 1919 John Noorda, resistance fighter
  • 1920 Fabio Taglioni, Italian motorcycle engineer (d. 2001)
  • 1921 Cornelis A H Wagtho, student/resistance fighter
  • 1924 Boyd K. Packer, LDS church apostle, born in Brigham City, Utah (d. 2015)
  • 1926 Beryl Cook, British painter
  • 1928 Leo P[atrick] Kelley, US, sci-fi author (Dead Moon, Vacation in Space)
  • 1928 Jean Vanier, Canadian disabilities advocate
  • 1928 Walter Martin, American Christian apologist (d. 1989)
  • 1929 Pentti Siimes, [Pentti Kalevi Siimes], Helsinki Finland
  • 1930 Kenneth Kweku Sinaman Dadzie, diplomat
  • 1933 David Rowland, English real estate developer/broker/multi-millionaire
  • 1933 Yevgeny Vassilyevich Khrunov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 5)
  • 1933 Karl Lagerfeld, German fashion designer (Chanel), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1934 James L Oberstar, American politician (Rep-D-Minnesota, 1975-2011), born in Chisholm, Minnesota, (d. 2014)
  • 1935 Paul van Vliet, Dutch cabaret performer
  • 1935 Mary Oliver, American poet
  • 1937 Jared Diamond, American biologist and author
  • 1939 Topham Brinton, English carpet magnate/multi-millionaire
  • 1940 Yevgeni Nikolayevich Khludeyev, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1941 Pyotr I Klimuk, Poland, cosmonaut (Soyuz 13, 18B, 30)

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1941 Stephen Jay Gould, American paleontologist and popular science writer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2002)

Paleontologist and Evolutionary Biologist Stephen Jay Gould
Paleontologist and Evolutionary Biologist
Stephen Jay Gould
  • 1941 Gunpei Yokoi, Japanese inventor and video game designer (d. 1997)
  • 1943 Neale Donald Walsch, American author
  • 1945 Rein van den Broek, Dutch trumpeteer (Ekseption)
  • 1945 Richard M Mullane, Tx, USAF/astro (STS 41-D, STS-27, STS-36)
  • 1946 Michèle Alliot-Marie, French politician
  • 1948 Margaret Trudeau, former Canadian 1st lady, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1948 Tony Gatlif, Algerian-born director
  • 1948 Zhang Chengzhi, Chinese writer
  • 1951 Albert R Wynn, (Rep-D-Maryland)
  • 1952 Gerry Conway, Marvel comics writer (Punisher)
  • 1952 Vic Toews, Canadian politician
  • 1955 Giannina Facio Franco, San Jose Costa Rica, Mrs Phillipe Junot
  • 1958 Chris Columbus, writer/director (Mrs Doubtfire, Nine Months)
  • 1960 Alison Bechdel, American cartoonist
  • 1964 John E. Sununu, American politician
  • 1974 Jill Chartier, Miss Oregon USA (1996)
  • 1975 Jonathan Hoenig, American investment advisor
  • 1986 Hiroki Uchi, Japanese Idol

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

1957 Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chretien (23) weds Aline Chaine (21) in Canada

20th Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chretien
20th Prime Minister of Canada
Jean Chretien

HeartWedding of Interest

1961 Nigerian novelist, critic and academic Chinua Achebe ("Things Fall Apart") marries Christie Okoli

Novelist and Poet Chinua Achebe
Novelist and Poet
Chinua Achebe
  • 2005 Camilla Parker-Bowles's son Tom Parker Bowles (30) weds "Harpers & Queen" fashion features editor Sara Buys at St. Nicholas' Church in Rotherfield Greys, Oxfordshire, England

Deaths in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

210 Qin Shi Huang, first emperor of China

First Emperor of the Qin dynasty Qin Shi Huang
First Emperor of the Qin dynasty
Qin Shi Huang
  • 918 Baldwin II, Count of Flanders, dies at about 53
  • 954 Louis IV, of overseas, King of France, dies
  • 1167 Empress Matilda, wife of Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1102)
  • 1197 Henry II of Champagne (b. 1166)
  • 1217 William de Reviers, 5th Earl of Devon
  • 1279 Robert Kilwardby/Anglicus, English philosopher/Cardinal, dies
  • 1305 Nicholas van Tolentino, Italian saint, dies
  • 1308 Emperor Go-Nijō of Japan (b. 1285)
  • 1382 Louis I, the Great, King of Hungary/Poland, dies
  • 1419 John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy is assassinated by adherents of the Dauphin, the future Charles VII of France
  • 1482 Federico da Montefeltro, Italian Renaissance condottiero and arts patron
  • 1519 John Colet, English churchman and educator
  • 1547 Pierlugi Faraese, Italian son of Pope Paul III, murdered
  • 1559 Anthony Denny, confidant of King Henry VIII of England (b. 1501)
  • 1600 John Bruhesius, [Bruhesen], bishop of Groningen, dies
  • 1604 William Morgan, Welsh Bible translator (b. 1545)
  • 1623 John I Van de Velde, calligrapher (Mirror of Write-Konste), dies
  • 1669 Henrietta Maria, queen of Charles I of England (b. 1609)
  • 1676 Gerrard Winstanley, English religious reformer (b. 1609)
  • 1680 Baldassare Ferri, Italian castrato (b. 1610)
  • 1748 Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo, foundress of the Congregation of the Religious of the Virgin Mary (b. 1663)
  • 1749 Émilie du Châtelet, French mathematician and physicist (b. 1706)
  • 1759 Ferdinand Konščak, Croatian explorer (b. 1703)
  • 1765 Jacob Gilles, pension advisor, dies at about 74
  • 1797 Mary Wollstonecraft, English author (b. 1759)
  • 1801 Jason Fairbanks, American murderer (b. 1780)
  • 1806 Johann C Adelung, German translator/librarian, dies at 74
  • 1828 Count d'Andreossi, French general/parliament leader, dies at 67
  • 1839 Pieter Fontijn, Dutch painter, dies at 66
  • 1842 Letitia Tyler, US President Tyler's (1841-45) wife, dies at 51
  • 1851 Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, American educator (b. 1787)
  • 1862 Carlos A Lopez, president of Paraguay (1844-62), dies at 71
  • 1898 Elisabeth AE, empress of Austria/wife of Franz Joseph I, dies at 60
  • 1915 Charles Boucher de Boucherville, Premier of Quebec (b. 1822)
  • 1931 Dmitri Egorov, Russian mathematician (b. 1869)
  • 1937 Sergei Tretyakov, Russian constructivist writer, playwright and special correspondent for Pravda, executed by Stalinist regime at 47
  • 1944 Jaap P Musch, Dutch resistance fighter, murdered by Nazis
  • 1952 Youssef Aftimus, Lebanese civil engineer and architect (b. 1866)
  • 1955 Robert Blackburn, British aviation pioneer, dies at 70
  • 1960 Fjodor I Panfjorov, Russian author (Volga - matushka-reka), dies at 63
  • 1965 Father Divine [ Reverend Major Jealous Divine], "the Messenger", African American religious leader
  • 1966 Emil Gumbel, German mathematician and pacifist (b. 1891)
  • 1976 Dalton Trumbo, US writer/director (Johnny Got His Gun), dies at 70
  • 1976 Mordecai Johnson, 1st African American president of Howard U, dies at 86
  • 1977 Hamida Djandoubi, Tunisian convicted murderer who was the last person to be executed in Western Europe, is beheaded in Marseille by guillotine at 28
  • 1979 Agostinho Neto, poet/1st President of Angola, dies at 56
  • 1982 Max Winders Maximilien, brought Belgium gold reserve to England, dies
  • 1983 Balthasar J "John" Vorster, South African premier (1966-78), dies at 67
  • 1983 Felix Bloch, Swiss-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)
  • 1985 Ernest Julius Öpik, Estonian astronomer and astrophysicist known for his studies of meteors and the structure and evolution of the cosmos, dies at 91
  • 1990 Samuel Kanyon Doe, president of Liberia (1980-90), assassinated
  • 1991 Sarah Sally Lawrence, entertainer, dies at 61
  • 1994 Amy Clampitt, American poet (Silence Opens), dies at 74
  • 1995 Derek Meddings, special Effects technician, dies at 64
  • 1996 Hans List, Austrian scientist and inventor (b. 1896)
  • 2000 Zaib-un-Nissa Hamidullah, Pakistani journalist and writer. (b. 1921)
  • 2001 DJ Uncle Al (b.1969)
  • 2004 Brock Adams, American politician (b. 1927)
  • 2006 King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV of Tonga (b. 1918)
  • 2007 Anita Roddick, British businesswoman (b.1942)
  • 2007 Ted Stepien, former basketball team owner (b. 1925)
  • 2013 E Clay Shaw Jr, American politician, dies from lung cancer at 74
  • 2014 Richard Kiel, American actor, dies from a heart attack at 74
  • 2016 Eddie Antar, founder and CEO (Crazy Eddie Electronics Store), dies at 68