Events in History on September 10

  • 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)

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1608 John Smith elected president of Jamestown colony council, Va

Explorer John Smith
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

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1823 Simon Bolivar named President of Peru

Military and Political Leader Simon Bolívar
Military and Political Leader
Simon 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 member of 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 lands 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
  • 1993 Israel & PLO sign joint recognition statements
  • 1994 Chong Hey swims female record 400m medley (4:01.67)/100m backstroke
  • 1997 Discovery buys Travel Channel for $20 million
  • 2002 Switzerland, traditionally a neutral country, joins the United Nations
  • 2007 Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan after seven years in exile, following a military coup in October 1999.
  • 2008 The Large Hadron Collider at CERN, described as the biggest scientific experiment in the history of mankind is powered up in Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2012 16 people are killed by a suicide bombing n Kunduz, Afghanistan
  • 2012 Teachers in Chicago strike effecting 350,000 students
  • 2012 10,000 miners demonstrate at Lonmin mines in Marikana, South Africa
  • 2012 29 people are killed by floods and heavy rain in Vietnam
  • 2012 A left over bazooka grenade in Cambodia explodes and kills three children
  • 2013 16 people are killed after a series of bomb attacks across Iraq
  • 2013 Three people are killed after a Canadian Coast Guard helicopter crashes in the Arctic Ocean
  • 2015 Floods and landslides in North East Japan, centered on Joso force 90,000 to evacuate their homes
  • 2015 New human-like species - Homo Naledi announced by Scientists and a team of female archaeologists, found deep in caves in South Africa
  • 2015 Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson resigns in wake of IRA supposed killing of Kevin McGuigan