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Notable Historical Events on October 10th

1968George Harrison forms Singsong Ltd

1902American outlaw Tom Horn's murder trial begins, and he is eventually found guilty and sentenced to death

1976Beijing reports arrest of Mao Zedong's widow

1982Pope John Paul II canonizes Rev M Kolbe, who volunteered to die in place of another inmate at Auschwitz concentration camp, a saint

1967Brendan Behan's "Borstal Boy" premieres in Dublin

2012Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka win the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for work on G protein-coupled receptors

1911Robert Borden becomes the 8th Prime Minister of Canada

1954Ho Chi Minh enters Hanoi after withdrawal of French troops

1959Lee Harvey Oswald signs guestbook in hotel Helsinki

1994NY Giants retire Lawrence Taylor's #56

October 10th Historical Events
Date Event
680
Al-Hussein (Al-Ḥusayn ibn) and his followers killed at Karbala by army of Yazid, the Umayyad caliph, on the way to Kufa 
1375
Westfriese sea wall breaks flooding northern Netherlands 
1471
Battle of Brunkeberg, Stockholm (Sten Sture beats Christian I) 
1549
Duke of Somerset fired as Lord Protector & imprisoned 
1575
Battle of Dormans: Roman Catholic forces under Duke Henry of Guise defeated the Protestants, capturing Philippe de Mornay among others. 
1578
Count Johan Casimir occupies Ghent with 500 horsemen 
1631
Saxon army occupies Prague 
1695
King Willem III escapes South Netherlands, back to England 
1720
French government proclaims strike on banknotes 
1733
France declares war on emperor Charles VI 
1760
Suriname Colonial Regime signs treaty with Aukaners (ex-slaves) 
1780
Great Hurricane of 1780 kills 20,000 to 30,000 in Caribbean 
1787
Amsterdam surrenders to Prussian invasion army 
1799
Convention of Alkmaar: British/Russian invasion army departs 
1802
1st non-Indian settlement in Oklahoma 
1839
British troops under Gen Charles Napier occupy Beirut 
1845
Naval School (now called US Naval Academy) opens at Annapolis 
1846
Alexis de Tocqueville writes about "Algerian problem" 
1846
Neptune's moon Triton discovered by William Lassell 
1854
US Assay Office in NY City, NY opens 
1857
American Chess Association formed (NYC) 
1863
Skirmish at Blue Springs, Tennessee (166 casualties) 
1865
John Hyatts patents billard ball 
1868
1st written account of a Canadian football game 
1868
Cuba revolts for independence against Spain 
1874
Fiji becomes a British possession 
1886
1st dinner jacket (tuxedo) worn to autumn ball at Tuxedo Park, NY 
1888
Teatotalers excursion train crushed, killing 64 (Mud Run Pa) 
1889
Barnard College is founded. 
1892
Entire Hong Kong national cricket team dies in shipwreck off Taiwan 
1899
IR Johnson patents bicycle frame 
1900
Foreign ministers in Peking begin their first serious negotiations over what conditions their nations will impose on the Chinese after putting down the Boxer uprising 
1900
In Manchuria, Russia captures the major city of Mukden, part of their own plan to take over the whole province 
1902
South Africa's president Paul Kruger visits Utrecht 
1902
American outlaw Tom Horn's murder trial begins, and he is eventually found guilty and sentenced to death 
1903
The Women's Social and Political Union was formed by Emmeline Pankhurst to fight for women's rights in Britain. 
1904
Liberty Theater opens at 234 W 42nd St NYC 
1904
Yanks 2 games out play 1st place Red Sox on final day doubleheader 41 game winner Chesbro loses 1st game & chance at pennant 
1904
Boston pitchers achieve 148 complete games-an AL record, also record for total complete games AL 1,098, NL 1,089 
1911
Sun Yat-sen's revolutionaries overthrow Manchus (Taiwan Natl Day) 
1911
The KCR East Rail commences service between Kowloon and Canton. 
1911
Robert Borden becomes the 8th Prime Minister of Canada 
1913
British passenger ship Volturno catches fire in Atlantic (136 killed) 
1913
Gamboa Dam in Panama blown up; Atlantic & Pacific waters mix 
1913
Yuan Shikai installed as 1st president of China 
1914
German forces route Belgians in Antwerp Belgium (WW I) 
1916
In Game 3, Charlie Ebbets becomes the 1st owner to raise the price of World Series grandstand seats to $5-up from $3 
1917
Giants Rube Benton is 1st lefty to pitch a World Series no hitter 
1917
Plymouth Theater opens at 236 W 45th St NYC 
1918
Baden's Geisz forms government 
1919
Richard Strauss & Hugo van Hofmannsthals premieres in Vienna 
1920
1st Grandslam in WS (Smith) & 1st unassisted triple play (Wambsganss) 
1920
Italy annexes South Tirol (Alto Adige) 
1920
Phoenix Cardinals (then in Chicago) play 1st NFL game, a 0-0 tie 
1920
Indian Bill Wambsganns makes 1st unassisted World Series triple play 
1920
Indian's Elmer Smith hits baseball's 1st World Series grand slam 
1921
NFL Decatur Staleys become Chicago Staleys, win 14-10 
1923
Saxony gets Social Democratic & Communist coalition government 
1923
NY Giants & NY Yankees become 1st teams to play each other for 3 consecutive World Series, also 1st played at Yankee Stadium 
1924
Ibn Saud of Nedzhed captures Mecca 
1924
Washington Senators win their 1st World Series beat Giants in 7 
1926
St Louis Cards beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 3 in 23rd World Series 
1930
AP votes Joe Cronin unofficial AL MVP & BWA names Hack Wilson NL MVP 
1930
Yankees announce signing Joe McCarthy to manage for 4 years 
1931
A J Bennett hits H Garbarino for 1st scoring pass in Canada's Big 4 
1931
St Louis Cards beat Phila A's, 4 games to 3 in 28th World Series 
1931
William Waltons "Belshazzar's Feast" premieres in Leeds 
1932
"Betty & Bob" premieres on radio 
1932
Dnjepr Dam in USSR put into operation (world's biggest) 
1933
1st synthetic detergent, "Dreft" by Procter & Gamble, goes on sale 
1935
Coup under Gen Giorgios Kondylis in favor of Greek monarchy 
1935
George Gershwin's "Porgy & Bess" opens on Broadway NY 
1935
League of Nations denounces Italian invasion of Abyssinia 
1936
Bradman scores 212 in 202 mins in a cricket testimonial game 
1937
NY Yankees beat Giants 4 games to 1 in 34th World Series 
1938
Germany completed annexation of Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland 
1938
Premier of Dmitri Shostakovitch's 1st String Quartet 
1941
German U-boat torpedoes US destroyer Kearney 
1941
RAF bombs Piraeus to prevent German heavy armor advancement 
1942
1,300 Austrian Jews transported to Theresienstadt concentration camp 
1943
Chiang Kai-shek takes oath of office as president of China 
1943
US bombers accidentally strike Enschede Neth, causing 151 deaths 
1944
Admiral Halsey's Task Force 30 bombs Okinawa, 700 die 
1944
US takes Okinawa 
1945
Detroit Tigers beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 3 in 42nd World Series 
1946
Max Frisch' "Die Chinesische Mauer" premieres in Zurich 
1947
Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical "Allegro" premieres at Majestic Theater NYC for 318 performances 
1948
Then record 86,288 see game 5 of World Series in Cleveland 
1949
3rd NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-1 at Toronto 
1951
Yanks beat Giants 4 games to 2 in World Series, DiMaggio's final game 
1954
Ho Chi Minh enters Hanoi after withdrawal of French troops 
1956
Fazal Mahmood takes 13-114 for match v Aus, Karachi 
1956
On Skowron's grand slammer NY Yanks beat Dodgers 9-0 in series game 7 
1957
Braves' Lew Burdette beats Yankees for 3rd time in 1 World Series 
1957
Milwaukee Braves beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 3 in 54th World Series 
1957
US President Eisenhower apologizes to the finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbdemah, after he is refused service in a restaurant in Dover, Delaware 
1957
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
1957
A fire at the Windscale nuclear plant in Cumbria, UK becomes the world's first major nuclear accident. 
1958
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1958
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
1959
"Happy Town" closes at 84th St Theater NYC after 5 performances 
1959
Lee Harvey Oswald signs guestbook in hotel Helsinki 
1959
Pan Am begins regular flights around the world 
1960
"Laughs & Other Events" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 8 perfs 
1960
16 California Poly football team members die in plane crash in Toledo 
1960
Cyclone hits coast of Gulf of Bengal; about 4000 die 
1960
Ron Stewart of Ottawa rushes for CFL-record 287 yards 
1960
WGTE TV channel 30 in Toledo, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1961
"Milk & Honey" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 543 performances 
1961
Expansion draft to stock Houston Astros & NY Mets 
1961
Otis M Smith appointed to Michigan Supreme Court 
1961
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1962
Indies assault up Chinese positions in North-India attack 
1963
Dam bursts in Italy, 3,000+ die 
1963
Netherland population hits 12,000,000 
1963
France cedes control of the Bizerte naval base to Tunisia. 
1964
18th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-2 at Toronto 
1964
18th modern Olympic games opens in Tokyo 
1965
"Drat! - The Cat!" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 8 performances 
1965
The Supremes appear on Ed Sullivan Show 
1965
"Vinland Map" is introduced by Yale University as being the first known map of America, drawn about 1440 by Norse explorer Lief Eriksson 
1967
Brendan Behan's "Borstal Boy" premieres in Dublin 
1968
Detroit Tigers beat St Louis Cards, 4 games to 3 in 65th World Series 
1968
George Harrison forms Singsong Ltd 
1968
Lee Evans of US sets 400 metre record at 43.86 
1968
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1970
Fiji gains independence from Britain (National Day) 
1971
First game played at Philadelphia's Veteran Stadium, Phils win 4-1 
1971
5th Country Music Association Award: Charlie Pride wins 
1971
Fenholt & Webber's musical "Jesus Christ Superstar" premieres in NYC 
1971
Rain washes out Game 2, 1st World Series postponement since 1962 
1972
Judy Rankin wins LPGA Heritage Village Golf Open 
1972
3 members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) die in a premature explosion in a house in Balkan Street, Lower Falls, Belfast 
1973
NY Mets beat Cin Reds in Game 5 of the NLCS 
1973
US Vice President Spiro T Agnew pleads no contest to tax evasion & resigns 
1974
A's Mike Andrews files $25 million lawsuit against Charlie Finley 
1974
Canadian John Hathaway begins 2-yr ride of 50,600 miles 
1974
Labour Party wins British parliamentary election 
1974
US Gen George Brown's speech deplores Jewish influence in US over his treatment during the 1973 World Series 
1974
The Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) and its political wing the Irish Republican Socialist Party (IRSP)founded at the Spa Hotel in the village of Lucan near Dublin 
1975
Israel formally signs Sinai accord with Egypt 
1976
Beijing reports arrest of Mao Zedong's widow 
1976
NJ Meadowlands' Giant's Stadium opens 
1976
Greece's 98 year-old Dimitrion Yordanidis, is oldest man to compete in a marathon; he finishes in 7:33 
1977
11th Country Music Association Award: Ronnie Milsap wins 
1978
Aerosmith's Steve Tyler & Joe Perry injured by a cherry bomb 
1978
British pop music magazine "Smash Hits" first published 
1978
US Congress approves Dollar coin honoring women's suffrage campaigner Susan B. Anthony 
1978
Daniel Arap Moi succeeds Kenyatta as president of Kenya 
1978
Steve Perry joins Journey 
1978
Yanks & Dodgers play in World Series # 75 
1979
Fleetwood Mac gets a star in Hollywood 
1979
Nordiques' Real Cloutier sets NHL record of a hat trick in 1st game 
1979
Panama assumes sovereignty over Canal Area (ie Canal Zone) 
1979
Recorded trace of snow in Central Park NYC 
1980
4,500 die when a pair of earthquakes strikes NW Algeria 
1980
Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope network dedicated 
1980
Yanks lose 4-2 & are swept by Royals in AL Championship series 
1981
Anwar Sadat's funeral service is held in Cairo 
1982
Brewers beat Angels in ALCS 
1982
Hernan Siles Zuazo installed as president of Bolivia 
1982
Pope John Paul II canonizes Rev M Kolbe, who volunteered to die in place of another inmate at Auschwitz concentration camp, a saint 
1982
US imposes sanctions against Poland for banning Solidarity trade union 
1983
17th Country Music Association Award: Alabama wins 
1983
Israel's Knesset votes 60-53 to endorse Yitzhak Shamir as PM 
1983
Tom Monaghan becomes CEO of Detroit Tigers 
1985
Sudan adopts interim constitution 
1985
US fighter jets force Egyptian plane carrying hijackers of Italian ship Achille Lauro to land in Italy, gunmen are placed in custody 
1986
7.5 Earthquake strikes San Salvador, El Salvador 
1986
Israel Prime Minister Shimon Peres resigns 
1987
Bruce Springsteen releases his 9th album "Tunnel of Love" 
1987
Garfield Park Nature Center opens, latest in Cleveland Metroparks 
1987
Giant's Jeffrey Leonard hits playoff record HR in his 4th cons game 
1988
22nd Country Music Association Award: Highway 101, K T Oslin win 
1988
Royals announce that Dick Howser, who underwent surgery for a brain tumor in July, will return to manage the club in 1989 
1990
Oakland A's sweep Red Sox in 4 games to win ALCS 
1990
US 67th manned space mission STS 41 (Discovery 11) returns from space 
1990
American Petroleum Institute (API) reports crude inventories dropped by more than 4 MMB in the last week 
1991
Ex-postal worker Joseph Harris kills 4 postal workers 
1991
Greyhound Bus ends bankruptcy 
1991
US cuts all foreign aid to Haiti 
1992
Floriade (Flower Show) closes at Hague, Netherlands 
1993
Browns Najee Mustafaa sets club rec for longest interception (97 yds) 
1993
Ferry boat leaves for west coast of South Korea, 120 killed 
1994
Lt-general Raoul Cedras resigns as dictator of Haiti 
1994
MPAA chief Jack Valenti holds meeting to determine new movie ratings 
1994
NY Giants retire Lawrence Taylor's #56 
1994
Nobel prize for physiology awarded to Alfred Gilman & Martin Rodbell 
1994
Value of Russian ruble decreases, 3081 rubles per dollar 
1995
"Garden District" opens at Circle in the Sq Theater NYC 
1995
Israel begins W Bank pullback, frees hundreds of Palestinian prisoners 
1995
Most Dutch telephone numbers increase to 10 digits 
1995
Robert E Lucas awarded Nobel Prize in economics 
1996
"Sex & Longing" opens at Cort Theater NYC 
1996
Cornerstone dedication for Holocaust Museum in NYC 
1997
An Austral Airlines DC-9-32 crashes and explodes near Nuevo Berlin, Uruguay, killing 74. 
2005
Negotiations between the CDU/CSU and SPD in Germany had concluded that both parties would form a grand coaltion with Angela Merkel of the CDU as chancellor after both parties lost seats in the 2005 German federal election. She was subsequently elected in the Bundestag as chancellor on November 22 of the same year. 
2008
Singapore becomes the first Asian country to slip into a recession since the credit crisis began: growth has faltered as a result of less demand for exports, a reduction in tourism, and the end of the real-estate boom 
2009
After having closed borders for about two hundred years, Armenia and Turkey sign protocols in Zurich, Switzerland to open their borders. 
2010
The Netherlands Antilles are dissolved. 
2012
Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka win the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for work on G protein-coupled receptors 
2013
Alice Munro is awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize for literature 
2014
Malala Yousafzai & Kailash Satyarthi win the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize 
2016
Donald Trump Acknowledges Not Paying Federal Income Taxes for Years 
2016
3 deaths in South Carolina blamed on Hurricane Matthew 
2017
Rizzo comes through in 8th as Cubs edge Nationals 
2017
At least 10 killed by wildfires in California wine country 
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