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

  • 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.
  • 1561
    Fourth Battle of Kawanakajima – Takeda Shingen defeats Uesugi Kenshin in the climax of their ongoing conflicts.
  • 1823
    Simón Bolívar is named President of Peru.
  • 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.
  • 1932
    The New York City Subway’s third competing subway system, the municipally-owned IND, is opened.
  • 1939
    World War II: Canada declares war on Nazi Germany, joining the Allies – France, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia.
  • 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.
  • 1961
    Italian Grand Prix, a crash causes the death of German Formula One driver Wolfgang von Trips and 13 spectators who are hit by his Ferrari.
  • 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.
  • 1974
    Guinea-Bissau gains independence from Portugal.
  • 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.
  • 2002
    Switzerland, traditionally a neutral country, joins the United Nations.
  • 2003
    Anna Lindh, the foreign minister of Sweden, is fatally stabbed while shopping, and dies the following day.
  • 2008
    The Large Hadron Collider at CERN, described as the biggest scientific experiment in history is powered up in Geneva, Switzerland.

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