10 OCTOBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Henry Cavendish, 1731
  • Giuseppe Verdi, 1813
  • Paul Kruger, 1825
  • Queen Isabella II Spain, 1830
  • Helen Hayes, 1900
  • Alberto Giacometti, 1901
  • Vernon Duke, 1903
  • Claude Simon, 1913
  • Thelonious Monk, 1920
  • James Clavell, 1924
  • Harold Pinter, 1930
  • Adlai Stevenson III, 1930
  • Daniel Massey, 1933
  • Ben Vereen, 1946
  • John Prine, 1946
  • Charles Dance, 1946
  • David Lee Roth, 1952
  • Sharon Osbourne, 1952
  • Martina Navratilova, 1956
  • Tanya Tucker, 1958
  • Dale Earnhardt, Jr., 1974

Died On This Day:

  • Fanny Fern (Sara Payson Willis Parton), 1872
  • William H. Seward, 1872
  • Eddie Cantor, 1964
  • Jacques Brel, 1978
  • Sir Ralph Richardson, 1983
  • Yul Brynner, 1985
  • Orson Welles, 1985
  • Herbert Ross, 2001
  • Christopher Reeve, 2004
  • Milton Obote, 2005
  • Joan Sutherland, 2010
  • Scott Carpenter, 2013

Today's Events:

  • 43 BC - Lyons, France founded by Lucius Plancus.
  • 1639 - First pippin apples eaten in America in Boston.
  • 1812 - Fourth Drury Lane Theatre opens in London, eight years after 3rd destroyed by fire; oldest UK theatre.
  • 1845 - U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD opened.
  • 1865 - Billiard ball patented by inventor John Wesley Hyatt.
  • 1886 - Griswold Lorillard of Tuxedo Park, NY fashioned the first men's tuxedo - formal wear.
  • 1903 - Emmeline Pankhurst begins her quest for female equality in Britain forming Union in Manchester.
  • 1911 - Outbreak of Chinese Wuchang revolution led by Li Yang-hung leads to overthrow of Chinese Empire.
  • 1933 - Laundry detergent first goes on sale in U.S. grocery stores.
  • 1935 - George Gershwin's 'Porgy and Bess' opens in N.Y.
  • 1940 - St. Paul's Cathedral in London bombed by Germans.
  • 1957 - Ayn Rand's 'Atlas Shrugged' published.
  • 1971 - London Bridge officially re-opens in - Lake Havasu, Arizona, U.S.A.; total cost $6.9 million.
  • 1973 - Spiro Agnew resigns as Vice President over corruption charges; Nixon nominates Gerald Ford VP.
  • 1975 - Richard Burton marries Elizabeth Taylor for the second time in Botswana.
  • 2010 - Netherlands Antilles in the Caribbean dissolved; Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius islands become special municipalities; Curaçao and Sint Maarten consitutent countries.
  • 2018 - Hurricane Michael slams into Florida panhandle with 155 mph winds; third most powerful hurricane in US history.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Francis Borgia
  • Gereon
  • Daniel and his companions
  • Paulinus of York

Holiday:

  • Independence Day Fiji (1970)
  • Holiday in China celebrating anniversary of Chinese Revolution
  • Double Tenth National Day in Taiwan
  • Sports Day in Japan

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • CHUSOK (Korea) on day of full moon of eighth lunar month.
  • DURGA-PUJA (Hindu festival of Goddess Durga)
  • PITRA PASKSHA and AMAVASYA, Hindu Feast of the Dead.
  • LAKSHMI PUJA, Hindu Festival of the Goddess of Fortune
  • CHUNG CHI'U CHIEH (Chinese mid-autumn festival) 15th day of 8th lunar month.
  • DIVALI (India) five day autumn festival.
  • BHRATRI DWITYA, Hindu Festival of Brothers
  • RAMADAN, Muslim holy month
  • CHILD HEALTH DAY - first Monday in October in USA
  • COLUMBUS DAY - first Monday in October
  • DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS - last Sunday in October set clocks back
  • MOTHER-IN-LAW DAY - celebrated fourth Sunday in October in US
  • NATIONAL CHILDREN'S DAY - second Sunday in October in USA
  • THANKSGIVING DAY IN CANADA - second Monday in October

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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