History of 10 October

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History of 10 October

1911 – China’s Manchu dynasty was overthrown by revolutionaries under Sun Yat-sen.

1913 – U.S. President Woodrow Wilson triggered the explosion of the Gamboa Dike that ended the construction of the Panama Canal.

1928 – “Hold Everything” opened on Broadway.

1932 – “Betty and Bob” began on the radio.

1932 – “Judy and Jane” began on radio.

1933 – Dreft, the first synthetic detergent, went on sale.

1937 – The Mutual Broadcasting System debuted “Thirty Minutes in Hollywood”.

1938 – Nazi Germany completed its annexation of Czechoslovakia’s Sudetenland.

1943 – Chaing Kai-shek took the oath of office as the president of China.

1957 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower apologized to Komla Agbeli Gbdemah, the finance minister of Ghana after the official had been refused service in a Dover, DE, restaurant.

1959 – Pan American World Airways announced the beginning of the first global airline service.

1963 – A dam burst in Italy killing 3,000 people.

1965 – The Red Baron made his first appearance in the “Peanuts” comic strip.

1973 – Fiji became independent after nearly a century of British rule.

1977 – Joe Namath played the last game of his National Football League (NFL) career.

1978 – The U.S. bill authorizing the Susan B. Anthony dollar was signed by U.S. President Jimmy Carter.

1984 – The U.S. Congress passed the 2nd Boland Amendment which outlawed solicitation of 3rd-party countries to support the Contras. The amendment barred the use of funds available to CIA, defense, or intelligence agencies for “supporting, directly or indirectly, military or paramilitary operations in Nicaragua by any nation, group, organization or individual.”

1987 – Tom McClean finished rowing across the Atlantic Ocean. It set the record at 54 days and 18 hours.

1991 – The United States cut all foreign aid to Haiti in reaction to a military coup that forced President Jean-Claude Aristide into exile.

1994 – Lt. Gen. Raoul Cedras resigned as Haiti’s commander-in-chief of the army and pledged to leave the country.

1994 – Iraq announced it was withdrawing its forces from the Kuwaiti border. No signs of a pullback were observed.

1995 – Gary Kasparov won a chess championship against Viswanathan Anand that had lasted about a month.

1997 – The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, opened to the public. Architect Frank Gehry designed the 450 ft. long and 98 ft. wide building.

2001 – U.S. President George W. Bush presented a list of 22 most wanted terrorists.

2003 – Rush Limbaugh announced that he was addicted to painkillers and that he was going to check into a rehab center.

2010 – In China, Canton Tower opened to the public.

2015 – Twin bomb blasts in the Turkish capital Ankara kill 102 and injure 400.

2018 – Hurricane Michael makes landfall in the Florida Panhandle as a catastrophic Category 5 hurricane. It kills 57 people in the United States, 45 in Florida, and causes an estimated $25.1 billion in damage.

Celebrating Birthday Today

  • 1981 – Una Foden, Irish singer-songwriter and dancer
  • 1981 – Gavin Shuker, English lawyer, and politician
  • 1982 – Yasser Al-Qahtani, Saudi Arabian footballer
  • 1982 – Amon Buchanan, Australian footballer
  • 1982 – Dan Stevens, English actor
  • 1983 – Vusimuzi Sibanda, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1983 – Nikos Spyropoulos, Greek footballer
  • 1983 – Tolga Zengin, Turkish footballer
  • 1984 – Stephanie Cheng, Hong Kong singer
  • 1984 – Jean-Baptiste Grange, French skier
  • 1984 – Lzzy Hale, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1984 – Chiaki Kuriyama, Japanese actress, and singer
  • 1984 – Paul Posluszny, American football player
  • 1984 – Troy Tulowitzki, American baseball player
  • 1985 – Dominique Cornu, Belgian cyclist
  • 1985 – Bronson Harrison, New Zealand rugby league player
  • 1985 – Marina Diamandis, Welsh singer-songwriter and pianist
  • 1985 – Sandra Záhlavová, a Czech tennis player
  • 1986 – Ezequiel Garay, the Argentinian footballer
  • 1986 – Lucy Griffiths, English actress
  • 1986 – Nathan Jawai, Australian basketball player
  • 1986 – Andrew McCutchen, American baseball player
  • 1986 – Ellen Andrea Wang, Norwegian bassist, and composer
  • 1987 – Rodjun Cruz, Filipino actor, and dancer
  • 1987 – Ryan Mathews, American football player
  • 1987 – Colin Slade, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1987 – Junior Madozein, Central African basketball player
  • 1988 – Luis Cardozo, Paraguayan footballer
  • 1988 – Shaun Fensom, Australian rugby league player
  • 1988 – Brown Ideye, Nigerian footballer
  • 1988 – Rose McIver, New Zealand actress
  • 1988 – Emmanuel Nwachi, Nigerian footballer
  • 1988 – Toby Smith, Australian-New Zealand rugby player
  • 1989 – Emer Kenny, English actress and screenwriter
  • 1989 – Aimee Teegarden, American actress, and producer
  • 1990 – Geno Smith, American football player
  • 1991 – Michael Carter-Williams, American basketball player
  • 1991 – Gabriella Cilmi, Australian singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1991 – Lali Espósito, Argentinian actress and singer
  • 1991 – Manuel Giandonato, Italian footballer
  • 1991 – Mariana Pajón, Colombian cyclist
  • 1991 – Xherdan Shaqiri, Swiss footballer
  • 1993 – Jayden Stockley, English footballer
  • 1994 – Tereza Smitková, a Czech tennis player
  • 1995 – Brenko Lee, Australian rugby league player
  • 1996 – Roni Allén, Finnish ice hockey player

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