About September 10

September 10, 2020 is the 254th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 112 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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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 155 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.
  • 1509
    An earthquake known as “The Lesser Judgment Day” hits Istanbul.
  • 1547
    The Battle of Pinkie Cleugh, the last full scale military confrontation between England and Scotland, resulting in a decisive victory for the forces of Edward VI.
  • 1608
    John Smith is elected council president of Jamestown, Virginia.
  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: Nathan Hale volunteers to spy for the Continental Army.
  • 1823
    Simón Bolívar is named President of Peru.
  • 1858
    George Mary Searle discovers the asteroid 55 Pandora.
  • 1919
    Austria and the Allies sign the Treaty of Saint-Germain recognizing the independence of Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia.
  • 1932
    The New York City Subway’s third competing subway system, the municipally-owned IND, is opened.
  • 1937
    Nine nations attend the Nyon Conference to address international piracy in the Mediterranean Sea.
  • 1939
    World War II: The submarine HMS Oxley is mistakenly sunk by the submarine HMS Triton near Norway and becomes the Royal Navy’s first loss.
  • 1942
    World War II: The British Army carries out an amphibious landing on Madagascar to re-launch Allied offensive operations in the Madagascar Campaign.
  • 1943
    World War II: German forces begin their occupation of Rome.
  • 1946
    While riding a train to Darjeeling, Sister Teresa Bojaxhiu of the Loreto Sisters’ Convent claimed to have heard the call of God, directing her “to leave the convent and help the poor while living among them”. She would become known as Mother Teresa.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2001
    Antonio da Costa Santos, mayor of Campinas, Brazil was assassinated.
  • 2007
    Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan after seven years in exile, following a military coup in October 1999.

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