About October 10

October 10, 2024 is the 284th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 82 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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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 111 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On October 10

  • 19
    Roman general Germanicus suddenly dies in Antioch under mysterious circumstances. Roman historian Tactius records that Germanicus was poisoned by Syrian Governor Gnaeus Calpurnius Piso under orders from Roman Emperor Tiberius.
  • 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.
  • 1631
    A Saxon army takes over Prague.
  • 1780
    The Great Hurricane of 1780 kills 20,000-30,000 in the Caribbean.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1938
    The Munich Agreement cedes the Sudetenland to Nazi Germany.
  • 1943
    Double Tenth Incident in Japanese controlled Singapore
  • 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.
  • 1970
    Fiji becomes independent.
  • 1971
    Sold, dismantled and moved to the United States, London Bridge reopens in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
  • 1975
    Papua New Guinea joins the United Nations.
  • 1980
    A magnitude 7.3 earthquake occurs in the Algerian town of El Asnam. 3.500 die and 300,000 are left homeless.
  • 2010
    The Netherlands Antilles are dissolved as a country.

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