- 1776 George Washington asks for a spy volunteer, Nathan Hale volunteers
- 1846 Elias Howe takes out a US patent for a lockstich sewing machine
- 1924 Leopold and Loeb found guilty of the murder of Robert Franks in Chicago in the "the crime of the century"
- 1977 Hamida Djandoubi, convicted of torture and murder, is the last person to be executed by Guillotine in France
- 2008 The Large Hadron Collider at CERN, described as the biggest scientific experiment in the history of mankind is powered up in Geneva, Switzerland
London taxi driver George Smith is the first to be fined for drunk driving
On September 10, 1894
Mike the Headless Chicken is decapitated in Fruita, Colorado; he survives for another 18 months before choking to death.
On September 10, 1945