On This Day

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

Events in History


BattleCoup d'état

2007 Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan after seven years in exile, following a military coup in October 1999.

Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif
Prime Minister of Pakistan
Nawaz Sharif
  • 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

Historic DiscoveryHurricane Irma

2017 Hurricane Irma makes landfall in the Florida Keys in the US as a category 3 hurricane

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Satellite photo of Hurricane Irma shortly before landfall in Florida, with Hurricane Jose to the right
Satellite photo of Hurricane Irma shortly before landfall in Florida, with Hurricane Jose to the right
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Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018 UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres calls for urgent climate change conference saying "climate change moving faster than we are"

PM of Portugal and Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres
PM of Portugal and Secretary-General of the United Nations
António Guterres
  • 2018 California passes law to commit to carbon-free electricity sources by 2045
  • 2018 South Carolina issues mandatory evacuation order affecting one million people ahead of Hurricane Florence

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2019 US President Donald Trump fires his third national security adviser John Bolton

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2019 Alibaba chairman Jack Ma steps down, succeeded by Daniel Zhang

Alibaba Entrepreneur Jack Ma
Alibaba Entrepreneur
Jack Ma
  • 2019 Bolivian wildfires have destroyed two million hectares (almost five million acres), of forest and grassland since August according to College of Biologists in La Paz
  • 2019 Iranian woman Sahar Khodayari dies after setting herself on fire during her trial, for entering a stadium disguised as a man in Tehran

Book releaseHistoric Publication

2019 Novelist Margaret Atwood publishes "The Testaments", her follow-up to "The Handmaid's Tale"

  • 2019 Malaysia's National Disaster Management Agency deliver half a million face masks to Sarawak state, after more than 930,000 hectares (about 2.3 million acres) burnt in Indonesia cause hazardous levels of air pollution
  • 2020 Wildfires in Oregon cause 500,000 people to evacuate, 10% of the population with unprecedented 900,000 acres burnt
  • 2020 Austrian British researcher Martin Hairer wins Breakthrough prize for mathematics worth $3 million for work on stochastic analysis
  • 2020 California's August Complex wildfire becomes largest recorded in state history at 471,000 acres (736 square miles)

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