About September 10

September 10, 2021 is the 253rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 112 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 144 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On September 10

  • 506
    The bishops of Visigothic Gaul meet in the Council of Agde.
  • 1419
    John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy is assassinated by adherents of the Dauphin, the future Charles VII of France.
  • 1515
    Thomas Wolsey is invested as a Cardinal
  • 1608
    John Smith is elected council president of Jamestown, Virginia.
  • 1813
    The United States defeats the British Fleet at the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812.
  • 1823
    Simón Bolívar is named President of Peru.
  • 1846
    Elias Howe is granted a patent for the sewing machine.
  • 1858
    George Mary Searle discovers the asteroid 55 Pandora.
  • 1897
    Lattimer massacre: A sheriff’s posse kills 20 unarmed immigrant miners in Pennsylvania, United States.
  • 1898
    Empress Elizabeth of Austria is assassinated by Luigi Lucheni.
  • 1919
    Austria and the Allies sign the Treaty of Saint-Germain recognizing the independence of Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia.
  • 1960
    At the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Abebe Bikila becomes the first sub-Saharan African to win a gold medal, winning the marathon in bare feet.
  • 1963
    20 African-American students enter public schools in Alabama.
  • 1967
    The people of Gibraltar vote to remain a British dependency rather than becoming part of Spain.
  • 1976
    A British Airways Hawker Siddeley Trident and an Inex-Adria DC-9 collide near Zagreb, Yugoslavia, killing 176.
  • 1977
    Hamida Djandoubi, convicted of torture and murder, is the last person to be executed by guillotine in France.
  • 1990
    The Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Yamoussoukro, Côte d'Ivoire – the largest church in Africa is consecrated by Pope John Paul II.
  • 2001
    Antonio da Costa Santos, mayor of Campinas, Brazil was assassinated.
  • 2001
    Charles Ingram cheats his way into winning one million pounds on a British version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire.
  • 2003
    Anna Lindh, the foreign minister of Sweden, is fatally stabbed while shopping, and dies the following day.

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