- 680 Al-Hussein (Al-Ḥusayn ibn) and his followers killed at Karbala by army of Yazid, the Umayyad caliph, on the way to Kufa
- 1780 Great Hurricane of 1780 kills 20,000 to 30,000 in Caribbean, hitting Barbados first. Atlantic's deadliest recorded hurricane.
- 1954 Ho Chi Minh enters Hanoi after withdrawal of French troops
- 1957 A fire at the Windscale nuclear plant in Cumbria, England becomes the world's first major nuclear accident
"Vinland Map" is introduced by Yale University as being the first known map of America, drawn about 1440
On October 10, 1965
1st dinner jacket (tuxedo) worn to autumn ball at Tuxedo Park, NY
On October 10, 1886