October 10 Events

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October 10th, 2005 (October 10 2005)EventNegotiations 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.
October 10th, 1997 (October 10 1997)EventAn Austral Airlines DC-9-32 crashes and explodes near Nuevo Berlin, Uruguay, killing 74.
October 10th, 1995 (October 10 1995)EventSouth African President Nelson Mandela attends Genadendal.Nelson Mandela Quotes
October 10th, 1986 (October 10 1986)EventAn earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter Scale strikes San Salvador, El Salvador, killing an estimated 1,500 people.
October 10th, 1985 (October 10 1985)EventUnited States Navy F-14 fighter jets intercept an Egyptian plane carrying the Achille Lauro cruise ship hijackers and force it to land at a NATO base in Sigonella, Sicily where they are arrested.
October 10th, 1973 (October 10 1973)EventVice President of the United States Spiro Agnew resigns after being charged with federal income tax evasion.Spiro Agnew Quotes
October 10th, 1971 (October 10 1971)EventSold, dismantled and moved to the United States, the London Bridge reopens in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
October 10th, 1970 (October 10 1970)EventFiji becomes independent.
October 10th, 1970 (October 10 1970)EventIn Montreal, Quebec, a national crisis hits Canada when Quebec Vice-Premier and Minister of Labour Pierre Laporte becomes the second statesman kidnapped by members of the FLQ terrorist group.
October 10th, 1969 (October 10 1969)EventKing Crimson releases their debut album, In the Court of the Crimson King, considered by many to be the first progressive rock album.
October 10th, 1967 (October 10 1967)EventThe Outer Space Treaty, signed on January 27 by more than sixty nations, enters into force.
October 10th, 1964 (October 10 1964)EventThe 1964 Summer Olympics opening ceremony at Tokyo, Japan, with first time of live Olympic telecast program by geostationary communication satellite.
October 10th, 1963 (October 10 1963)EventFrance cedes control of the Bizerte naval base to Tunisia.
October 10th, 1957 (October 10 1957)EventU.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower apologizes to the finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbdemah, after he was refused service in a Dover, Delaware restaurant.Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes
October 10th, 1957 (October 10 1957)EventThe Windscale fire in Cumbria, UK becomes the world s first major nuclear accident.
October 10th, 1954 (October 10 1954)EventThe Communist Party of Honduras is founded.
October 10th, 1945 (October 10 1945)EventThe Chinese Communist Party and the Kuomintang signed a principle agreement in Chongqing about the future of post-war China. Later, the pact is commonly referred to as the Double-Ten Agreement.
October 10th, 1944 (October 10 1944)EventHolocaust: 800 Gypsy children are systematically murdered at Auschwitz death camp.
October 10th, 1943 (October 10 1943)EventDouble Tenth Incident in Japanese controlled Singapore
October 10th, 1942 (October 10 1942)EventSoviet Union establishes diplomatic relations with Australia.
October 10th, 1938 (October 10 1938)EventThe Munich Agreement cedes the Sudetenland to Nazi Germany.
October 10th, 1935 (October 10 1935)EventA tornado destroys the 160 metre tall wooden radio tower in Langenberg. As a result of this catastrophe, few wooden towers are constructed after this date.
October 10th, 1933 (October 10 1933)EventUnited Airlines Chesterton Crash: A United Airlines Boeing 247 is destroyed by sabotage, the first such proven case in the history of commercial aviation.
October 10th, 1920 (October 10 1920)EventThe Carinthian Plebiscite determines that the larger part of Carinthia became part of Austria.
October 10th, 1919 (October 10 1919)EventRichard Strauss opera Die Frau ohne Schatten receives its debut performance in Vienna.Richard Strauss Quotes
October 10th, 1913 (October 10 1913)EventU.S. President Woodrow Wilson triggers the explosion of the Gamboa Dike thus ending construction on the Panama Canal.
October 10th, 1911 (October 10 1911)EventWuchang Uprising leads to the demise of Qing Dynasty, the last Imperial court in China, and the founding of the Republic of China.
October 10th, 1911 (October 10 1911)EventThe KCR East Rail commences service between Kowloon and Canton.
October 10th, 1910 (October 10 1910)EventTau Epsilon Phi Fraternity is established at Columbia University.
October 10th, 1889 (October 10 1889)EventBarnard College is founded.
October 10th, 1868 (October 10 1868)EventCarlos Cespedes issues the Grito de Yara from his plantation, La Demajagua, proclaiming Cuba s independence.
October 10th, 1860 (October 10 1860)EventThe original cornerstone of the University of the South is laid in Sewanee, Tennessee.
October 10th, 1845 (October 10 1845)EventIn Annapolis, Maryland, the Naval School (later renamed the United States Naval Academy) opens with 50 midshipmen students and seven professors.
October 10th, 1780 (October 10 1780)EventThe Great Hurricane of 1780 kills 20,000-30,000 in the Caribbean.
October 10th, 1631 (October 10 1631)EventA Saxon army takes over Prague.
October 10th, 1582 (October 10 1582)EventBecause of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
October 10th, 1575 (October 10 1575)EventBattle of Dormans: Roman Catholic forces under Duke Henry of Guise defeated the Protestants, capturing Philippe de Mornay among others.
October 10th, 1471 (October 10 1471)EventBattle of Brunkeberg in Stockholm: Sten Sture the Elder, the Regent of Sweden, with help of farmers and miners, repels an attack by Christian I, King of Denmark.
October 10th, 0732 (October 10 0732)EventBattle of Tours: Near Poitiers, France, leader of the Franks, Charles Martel and his men, defeat a large army of Moors, stopping the Muslims from spreading into Western Europe. The governor of Cordoba, Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi, is killed during the battle.
October 10th, 0680 (October 10 0680)EventBattle of Karbala: Shia Imam Husayn bin Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, was decapitated by forces under Caliph Yazid I. This is commemorated by Shi a Muslims as Aashurah.Muhammad Ali Quotes

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