10 SEPTEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Pope Julius III, 1487
  • Franz Werfel, 1890
  • Elsa Schiaparelli, 1896
  • Cyril Connolly, 1903
  • Robert Wise, 1914
  • Edmund O'Brien, 1915
  • Beryl Cook, 1926
  • Arnold Palmer, 1929
  • Charles Kuralt, 1934
  • Roger Maris, 1934
  • Stephen Jay Gould, 1941
  • Jose Feliciano, 1945
  • Amy Irving, 1953
  • Colin Firth, 1960
  • Guy Ritchie, 1968

Died On This Day:

  • King Louis IV France, AD 954
  • King Louis the Great of Hungary, 1382
  • Salvatore Maranzano, 1931
  • Huey Long assassinated, 1935
  • Leo Carillo, 1961
  • Bella Darvi suicide, 1971
  • Dalton Trumbo, 1976
  • Johannes Vorster, 1983
  • Burgess Meredith, 1997
  • Cliff Robertson, 2011

Today's Events:

  • 1547 - Victory of English over Scots at Battle of Pinkie, Musselburgh; 10,000 dead Scots.
  • 1813 - Victory of American Navy under Capt. Oliver Perry over British at Lake Erie.
  • 1846 - Sewing machine patented by Elias Howe of Spencer, Massachusetts.
  • 1849 - Actor Edwin Booth makes first professional theatre appearance in Richard III at Boston Museum.
  • 1869 - The rickshaw invented in Yokohama, Japan by a Baptist minister.
  • 1897 - World's first conviction for drunk driving in London.
  • 1910 - Great fire of Idaho destroys three million acres of timber.
  • 1913 - Lincoln Highway proclaimed open-first coast-to-coast paved road.
  • 1919 - Gen. John J. Pershing and 25,000 Div. 1 troops march triumphantly in New York City at end of WW1.
  • 1927 - First Davis Cup of tennis won by the French.
  • 1950 - Joe Dimaggio becomes first baseball player to hit three home runs in one game at Griffith Stadium.
  • 1953 - First 'TV Dinner' goes on sale by the Swanson company.
  • 1974 - Buinea-Bissau becomes independent of Portugal.
  • 1977 - Last person to be executed by guillotine in France is murderer Hamida Djandoubi at Baumettes Prison in Marseille.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Finnian of Moville
  • Pulcheria
  • Aubert of Avranches
  • Nicholas of Tolentino

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • JANAM (OR JANMA) ASHTAMI, Hindu Birthday Festival of Krishna
  • ANANT CHATURDASI, Hindu Eternal Anniversary of 14th day of Month Bhaedra
  • LABOR DAY (U.S. and Canada) First Monday in September.
  • CH'UNG YANG, Festival of High Places in China (ninth day of the ninth moon)
  • BIRTHDAY OF KRSNA. (Hindu)
  • CHUSOK (Korea) on day of full moon of eighth lunar month.
  • ROSH HASHANA (Jewish New Year) first and second days of lunar month Tishri.
  • YOM KIPPUR (Jewish Day of Atonement) tenth day of lunar month Tishri.
  • SUKKOTH (Jewish Feast of Tabernacles) 15th day of lunar month Tishri - five days after Yom Kippur
  • SIMCHAT TORAH (Jewish Rejoicing of the Law) 23rd day of Tishri
  • 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 CH'IU CHIEH (Chinese mid-autumn festival) 15th day of 8th lunar month.
  • OWARA KAZE NO BON, HACHIMAN & DOBUROKU MATSURI harvest festivals in Japan
  • NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS' DAY - first Sunday after Labor Day in USA
  • NATIVE AMERICAN DAY - fourth Friday in September in US
  • RAMADAN, Muslim Holy Month

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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