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

Historic Event

1547 English demand Edward VI (10) wed Mary Queen of Scots (5)

Election of Interest

1608 John Smith elected president of Jamestown colony council, Virginia

  • 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

Appointment of Interest

1823 Simón Bolívar named President of Peru

  • 1845 King Willem II opens Amsterdam Stock exchange

Historic Invention

1846 Elias Howe takes out a US patent for a lockstitch sewing machine

  • 1847 1st theater opens in Hawaii
  • 1858 George Mary Searle discovers the asteroid 55 Pandora
  • 1858 John Holden hits 1st recorded HR (Brooklyn vs NY)
  • 1861 -15] Battle at Cheat Mountain, Elkwater, West Virginia
  • 1861 Battle of Carnifex Ferry in Virginia, 170 casualties
  • 1869 Baptist minister supposedly invents rickshaw in Yokohama, Japan
  • 1870 Dutch Jurist Cooperation forms

Historic Event

1872 Karl Marx speaks in Amsterdam

  • 1880 Pierre Savorgnan 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 Empress Elizabeth of Austria is assassinated by anarchists Luigi Lucheni

Historic Event

1898 Lord Kitchener's ships sails from Khartoum to Fashoda in Sudan

  • 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 at her moorings after the magazine catches fire, killing 251 seamen
  • 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 across the United States
  • 1919 China becomes a member of the League of Nations

Historic Event

1919 NYC welcomes home General John J. Pershing and 25,000 WWI soldiers

  • 1919 Treaty of St Germain: Austria ends incorporation with Germany
  • 1923 Irish Free State joins League of Nations
  • 1924 Leopold and Loeb found guilty of the murder of Robert Franks in Chicago in the "the crime of the century"
  • 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)

Declaration of War

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

  • 1940 Buckingham Palace hit by German bomb in London
  • 1942 British RAF drops 100,000 bombs on Dusseldorf, Germany
  • 1942 British troops land on Madagascar
  • 1943 British 8th army occupies Tarento, Italy
  • 1943 German troops occupy Rome and take took over the protection of Vatican City
  • 1943 Italian fleet anchors at Malta

Historic Event

1943 Lieutenant-General Omar Bradley arrives in Prestwick/London

  • 1944 Lieutenant-General Frederick Browning against Montgomery "But, sir, I think we might be going a bridge too far"
  • 1945 KLS-AM in Oakland, California changes call letters to KWBR (now KDIA)

Miracle Mike!

1945 Mike the Headless Chicken is decapitated in Fruita, Colorado; he survives for another 18 months before choking to death.

Historic Event

1945 Vidkun Quisling sentenced to death for collaborating with Nazis

  • 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"
  • 1956 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga, Australia
  • 1956 Public schools integrate in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1961 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1963 20 black students enter public schools in Alabama
  • 1964 Palestinian Liberation Army (PLA) forms
  • 1965 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 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 Republic 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" painting by Pablo Picasso returns to Spain
  • 1984 Discovery returns to Kennedy Space Center via Altus AFB, Oklahoma
  • 1984 Sean O'Keefe (11) is youngest to cycle across US (24 days)
  • 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 and Czechoslovakia)

Historic Event

1990 Basilica of Our Lady of Peace consecrated by Pope John Paul II in Yamoussoukro, Côte d'Ivoire, as the largest church in the world at 30,000 square metres (320,000 sq ft)

  • 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

Historic Event

1991 US Senate Judiciary Committee begins hearings on Clarence Thomas' nomination to the US Supreme Court

  • 1992 Lucy in Peanuts comics raises her Psychiatric Help from 5 cents to 47 cents
  • 1993 1,000 Boeing 747 jumbo plane produced
  • 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

Coup 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.

  • 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 10,000 miners demonstrate at Lonmin mines in Marikana, South Africa
  • 2012 16 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Kunduz, Afghanistan
  • 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
  • 2012 Teachers in Chicago strike effecting 350,000 students
  • 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
  • 2017 Artist Marta Minujin begins redistributing books from her art installation "Parthenon of Banned Books", honoring books burnt by Nazis, in Kassel Germany [1]

Hurricane Irma

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

  • 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

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

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

  • 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
  • 2019 Malaysia's National Disaster Management Agency delivers 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

Historic Publication

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

Historic Event

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

  • 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)
  • 2020 Wildfires in Oregon cause 500,000 people to evacuate, 10% of the population with unprecedented 900,000 acres burnt
  • 2022 Best film at 79th Venice international film festival awarded to Laura Poitras’ documentary about photographer Nan Goldin "All the Beauty and the Bloodshed" [1]
  • 2022 U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres visits and calls for global support for flood-ravaged Pakistan where 33 million people are displaced and damage is estimated at $30 billion [1]