About October 10

October 10, 2022 is the 283rd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 82 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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Libra is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 104 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On October 10

  • 680
    Battle of Karbala: Hussain bin Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, is decapitated by forces under Caliph Yazid I. This is commemorated by Muslims as Aashurah.
  • 1575
    Battle of Dormans: Roman Catholic forces under Duke Henry of Guise defeat the Protestants, capturing Philippe de Mornay among others.
  • 1580
    After a three-day siege, the English Army beheads over 600 Irish and Papal soldiers and civilians at Dún an Óir, Ireland.
  • 1845
    In Annapolis, Maryland, the Naval School (later renamed the United States Naval Academy) opens with 50 midshipman students and seven professors.
  • 1860
    The original cornerstone of the University of the South is laid in Sewanee, Tennessee.
  • 1868
    Carlos Céspedes issues the Grito de Yara from his plantation, La Demajagua, proclaiming Cuba’s independence
  • 1911
    The Wuchang Uprising leads to the demise of Qing Dynasty, the last Imperial court in China, and the founding of the Republic of China.
  • 1913
    President Woodrow Wilson triggers the explosion of the Gamboa Dike thus ending construction on the Panama Canal.
  • 1920
    The Carinthian Plebiscite determines that the larger part of Carinthia should remain part of Austria.
  • 1933
    United Airlines Chesterton Crash: A United Airlines Boeing 247 is destroyed by sabotage, the first such proven case in the history of commercial aviation.
  • 1942
    The Soviet Union establishes diplomatic relations with Australia.
  • 1944
    Holocaust: 800 Gypsy children are murdered at Auschwitz concentration camp.
  • 1957
    The Windscale fire in Cumbria, U.K. is the world’s first major nuclear accident.
  • 1963
    France cedes control of the Bizerte naval base to Tunisia.
  • 1964
    The opening ceremony at The 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, is broadcast live in the first Olympic telecast relayed by geostationary communication satellite.
  • 1970
    Fiji becomes independent.
  • 1971
    Sold, dismantled and moved to the United States, London Bridge reopens in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
  • 1980
    A magnitude 7.3 earthquake occurs in the Algerian town of El Asnam. 3.500 die and 300,000 are left homeless.
  • 2006
    The Greek city of Volos floods in one of the prefecture’s worst recorded floods.
  • 2009
    Armenia and Turkey sign protocols in Zurich, Switzerland to open their borders.

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