What happened on September 10? There are more than 296 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About September 10

September 10 In HistorySeptember 10 is the 254th day of the year 2020. There are 112 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday. This day falls under the 37th week of the year 2020.

On this day in Kemp, Oklahoma 74747 sunrise occured at 07:06 AM and sunset occured at 07:37 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Virgo. The modern birthstone for this month is Sapphire while the mystical birthstone is Agate.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 155 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 12, 2021).

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Historical Events For 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.
  • 1515
    Thomas Wolsey is invested as a Cardinal
  • 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.
  • 1561
    Fourth Battle of Kawanakajima – Takeda Shingen defeats Uesugi Kenshin in the climax of their ongoing conflicts.
  • 1608
    John Smith is elected council president of Jamestown, Virginia.
  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: Nathan Hale volunteers to spy for the Continental Army.
  • 1798
    At the Battle of St. George’s Caye, British Honduras defeats Spain.
  • 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.
  • 1918
    Russian Civil War: The Red Army captures Kazan.
  • 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: Canada declares war on Nazi Germany, joining the Allies – France, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1972
    The United States suffers its first loss of an international basketball game in a disputed match against the Soviet Union at Munich, Germany.
  • 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.
  • 2001
    Charles Ingram cheats his way into winning one million pounds on a British version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire.
  • 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.
  • 2007
    Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan after seven years in exile, following a military coup in October 1999.
  • 2008
    The Large Hadron Collider at CERN, described as the biggest scientific experiment in history is powered up in Geneva, Switzerland.

Who Were Born On September 10?

  • 920
    King Louis IV of France (d. 954)
  • 1169
    Alexius II Comnenus, Byzantine Emperor (d. 1183)
  • 1385
    Le Loi, national hero of Viet Nam, founder of the Later Lê Dynasty (d. 1433)
  • 1487
    Pope Julius III, Italian Roman Catholic Pope (d. 1555)
  • 1550
    Alonso de Guzmán El Bueno, 7th Duke of Medina Sidonia, Spanish Armada commander (d. 1615)
  • 1561
    Hernando Arias de Saavedra, Spanish colonial governor (d. 1634)
  • 1588
    Nicholas Lanier, English composer (d. 1666)
  • 1624
    Thomas Sydenham, English physician (d. 1689)
  • 1638
    Maria Theresa of Spain, queen of Louis XIV of France (d. 1683)
  • 1659
    Henry Purcell, English composer (d. 1695)
  • 1714
    Niccolò Jommelli, Italian composer (d. 1774)
  • 1753
    Sir John Soane, English neo-classical architect (d. 1837)
  • 1758
    Hannah Webster Foster, American author (d. 1840)
  • 1786
    Nicolás Bravo, Mexican politician and soldier (d. 1854)
  • 1786
    William Mason, American politician (d. 1860)
  • 1788
    Jacques Boucher de Crèvecœur de Perthes, French archaeologist (d. 1868)
  • 1801
    Marie Laveau, American Voodoo practitioner (d. 1881)
  • 1821
    Sir William Jervois, British colonial administrator, Governor-General of New Zealand (d. 1897)
  • 1836
    Joseph Wheeler, American general (d. 1906)
  • 1839
    Charles Sanders Peirce, American philosopher (d. 1914)
  • 1839
    Isaac K. Funk, American publisher (d. 1912)
  • 1844
    Abel Hoadley, Australian confectioner (d. 1918)
  • 1852
    Alice Brown Davis, Seminole chief (d. 1935)
  • 1852
    Hans Niels Andersen, Danish businessman, founder of the East Asiatic Company (d. 1937)
  • 1855
    Albert F. Mummery, British mountaineer (d. 1895)
  • 1861
    Niels Hansen Jacobsen, Danish sculptor and ceramist (d. 1941)
  • 1866
    Jeppe Aakjær, Danish writer (d. 1930)
  • 1871
    Charles Collett, British mechanical engineer (d. 1952)
  • 1872
    K. S. Ranjitsinhji, Indian king and Test cricketer (d. 1933)
  • 1876
    Hugh D. McIntosh, Australian theatre entrepreneur (d. 1942)
  • 1883
    Jock Delves Broughton, British noble (d. 1942)
  • 1885
    Carl Clinton Van Doren, American biographer and critic (d. 1950)
  • 1886
    Hilda Doolittle, American poet and novelist (d. 1961)
  • 1887
    Giovanni Gronchi, 3rd President of the Italian Republic (d. 1978)
  • 1887
    Kenneth Mason, British geographer (d. 1976)
  • 1888
    Israel Abramofsky, Russian-born American artist (d. 1976)
  • 1890
    Bob Heffron, Premier of New South Wales (d. 1978)
  • 1890
    Elsa Schiaparelli, French couturiere (d. 1973)
  • 1890
    Franz Werfel, Austrian-Bohemian novelist (d. 1945)
  • 1892
    Arthur Compton, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1962)
  • 1893
    Maria de Jesus, Portuguese supercentenarian (d. 2009)
  • 1894
    Alexander Dovzhenko, Soviet film director (d. 1956)
  • 1895
    Kavi Samrat Viswanatha Satyanarayana, Telugu writer (d. 1976)
  • 1896
    Adele Astaire, American dancer and entertainer (d. 1981)
  • 1896
    Robert Taschereau, Canadian judge and politician (d. 1970)
  • 1896
    Ye Ting, Chinese military leader (d. 1946)
  • 1897
    Georges Bataille, French writer (d. 1962)
  • 1897
    Hilde Hildebrand, German actress (d. 1976)
  • 1898
    Bessie Love, American actress (d. 1986)
  • 1898
    Waldo Semon, American inventor (d. 1999)
  • 1903
    Cyril Connolly, English literary critic (d. 1974)
  • 1904
    Max Shachtman, American politician (d. 1972)
  • 1906
    Karl Wien, German mountaineer (d. 1937)
  • 1907
    Alva R. Fitch, American army officer (d. 1989)
  • 1908
    Raymond Scott, American composer (d. 1994)
  • 1908
    Sir Angus Bethune, Premier of Tasmania (d. 2004)
  • 1908
    Waldo Wedel, American archaeologist (d. 1996)
  • 1912
    Mary Walter, Filipina actress (d. 1993)
  • 1913
    Lincoln Gordon, American diplomat (d. 2009)
  • 1914
    Robert Wise, American film director (d. 2005)
  • 1914
    Terence O'Neill, Baron O'Neill of the Maine, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (d. 1990)
  • 1915
    Edmond O'Brien, American actor (d. 1985)
  • 1917
    Miguel Serrano, Chilean author and diplomat (d. 2009)
  • 1918
    Rin Tin Tin, German shepherd dog (d. 1932)
  • 1920
    Fabio Taglioni, Italian motorcycle engineer (d. 2001)
  • 1924
    Boyd K. Packer, American religious figure
  • 1924
    Ted Kluszewski, American baseball player (d. 1988)
  • 1925
    Roy Brown, American blues musician (d. 1981)
  • 1926
    Beryl Cook, English painter (d. 2008)
  • 1928
    Jean Vanier, Canadian disabilities advocate
  • 1928
    Roch Bolduc, Canadian civil servant and senator
  • 1928
    Walter Martin, American Christian apologist (d. 1989)
  • 1929
    Arnold Palmer, American golfer
  • 1929
    Michel Bélanger, Canadian businessman and banker (d. 1997)
  • 1929
    Tommy Leonetti, American songwriter, actor (d. 1979)
  • 1931
    Philip Baker Hall, American actor
  • 1932
    Bo Goldman, American screenwriter
  • 1933
    Karl Lagerfeld, German fashion designer
  • 1933
    Yevgeny Khrunov, Soviet cosmonaut (d. 2000)
  • 1934
    Charles Kuralt, American journalist (d. 1997)
  • 1934
    Jim Oberstar, American politician
  • 1934
    Larry Sitsky, Australian composer, pianist and educator
  • 1934
    Roger Maris, American baseball player (d. 1985)
  • 1935
    Mary Oliver, American poet
  • 1937
    Jared Diamond, American biologist and author
  • 1939
    Cynthia Lennon, British celebrity
  • 1939
    David Stratton, UK-Australian film critic
  • 1939
    Hans Sotin, German operatic bass
  • 1940
    Buck Buchanan, American football player (d. 1992)
  • 1941
    Christopher Hogwood, English conductor
  • 1941
    Gunpei Yokoi, Japanese inventor and video game designer (d. 1997)
  • 1941
    Stephen Jay Gould, American paleontologist (d. 2002)
  • 1942
    Danny Hutton, American singer
  • 1943
    Daniel Truhitte, American actor
  • 1943
    Eldridge Coleman, American professional wrestler
  • 1943
    Neale Donald Walsch, American author
  • 1944
    Sir Thomas Allen, English baritone
  • 1945
    Gerard Henderson, Australian public affairs columnist and commentator
  • 1945
    Jose Feliciano, Puerto Rican singer
  • 1945
    Mike Mullane, American astronaut
  • 1946
    Don Powell, English drummer
  • 1946
    Jim Hines, American athlete
  • 1946
    Michèle Alliot-Marie, French politician
  • 1946
    Patrick Norman, Canadian country musician
  • 1948
    Bob Lanier, American basketball player
  • 1948
    Charlie Waters, American football player
  • 1948
    Judy Geeson, English actress
  • 1948
    Margaret Trudeau, former wife of Pierre Trudeau
  • 1948
    Tony Gatlif, French director
  • 1948
    Zhang Chengzhi, Chinese writer
  • 1949
    Bill O'Reilly, American television host, author, and political commentator
  • 1949
    Don Muraco, professional wrestler
  • 1950
    Joe Perry, American musician
  • 1952
    Medea Benjamin, American activist
  • 1952
    Vic Toews, Canadian politician
  • 1953
    Amy Irving, American actress
  • 1953
    Yannis Bezos, Greek actor
  • 1954
    Clark Johnson, American actor
  • 1956
    Erick Zonca, French film director
  • 1956
    Johnny Fingers, Irish musician The Boomtown Rats
  • 1956
    Johnny Hickman, American musician
  • 1957
    Andreï Makine, Russian-born French author
  • 1957
    Carol Decker, British singer
  • 1957
    Kate Burton, Swiss actress
  • 1958
    Chris Columbus, American film director
  • 1958
    Siobhan Fahey, Irish singer
  • 1959
    Peter Nelson, American actor
  • 1960
    Alison Bechdel, American cartoonist
  • 1960
    Colin Firth, English actor
  • 1960
    David Lowery, American musician
  • 1960
    Tim Hunter, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1963
    Bill Stevenson, American music producer and musician
  • 1963
    Marian Keyes, Irish novelist
  • 1963
    Randy Johnson, American baseball player
  • 1964
    John E. Sununu, American politician
  • 1965
    Robin Goodridge, English rock drummer
  • 1966
    Joe Nieuwendyk, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1968
    Andreas Herzog, Austrian footballer
  • 1968
    Big Daddy Kane, American rapper
  • 1968
    Guy Ritchie, British film director
  • 1969
    Ai Jing, Chinese singer
  • 1969
    Johnathon Schaech, American actor
  • 1970
    Ménélik, Cameroonian/French rapper
  • 1970
    Paula Kelley, American musician
  • 1972
    Bente Skari, Norwegian cross-country skier
  • 1972
    Ghada Shouaa, Syrian athlete
  • 1972
    James Duval, American actor
  • 1972
    Katarína Hasprová, Slovak singer
  • 1973
    Ferdinand Coly, Senegalese footballer
  • 1974
    Ben Wallace, American basketball player
  • 1974
    Mirko Filipović, Croatian martial artist
  • 1974
    Ryan Phillippe, American actor
  • 1975
    Melanie Pullen, American photographer
  • 1976
    Gustavo Kuerten, Brazilian tennis player
  • 1976
    Matt Morgan, American professional wrestler
  • 1976
    Vassilis Lakis, Greek footballer
  • 1979
    Andreas Aniko, Estonian footballer
  • 1979
    Jacob Young, American actor and singer
  • 1980
    Jayam Ravi, Indian Actor
  • 1981
    Germán Denis, Argentine footballer
  • 1981
    Marco Chiudinelli, Swiss tennis player
  • 1983
    Jérémy Toulalan, French footballer
  • 1983
    Joey Votto, Canadian baseball player
  • 1985
    Aya Kamiki, Japanese rock singer
  • 1985
    Elyse Levesque, Canadian actress
  • 1985
    Laurent Koscielny, French footballer
  • 1985
    Matsuda Shota, Japanese actor
  • 1986
    Eoin Morgan, Irish cricketer
  • 1986
    Hiroki Uchi, Japanese singer and actor
  • 1987
    Nana Tanimura, Japanese singer
  • 1988
    Coco Rocha, Canadian fashion model
  • 1988
    Jared Lee Loughner, American spree killer
  • 1988
    Jordan Staal, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1989
    Manish Pandey, Indian cricketer

Who Died On September 10?

  • 210 BC
    Qin Shi Huang, first emperor of China.
  • 918
    Count Baldwin II of Flanders (b. 865)
  • 1167
    Empress Matilda, wife of Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1102)
  • 1197
    Henry II of Champagne (b. 1166)
  • 1217
    William de Reviers, 5th Earl of Devon
  • 1306
    St Nicholas of Tolentino, Italian mystic (b. c. 1245)
  • 1308
    Emperor Go-Nijō of Japan (b. 1285)
  • 1382
    Louis I of Hungary, King of Hungary, Croatia, Dalmatia, Jerusalem, Sicily, and Poland (b. 1326)
  • 1419
    John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy (assassinated) (b. 1371)
  • 1482
    Federico da Montefeltro, Italian Renaissance condottiero and arts patron (b. 1422)
  • 1519
    John Colet, English churchman and educator (b. 1467)
  • 1559
    Anthony Denny, confidant of King Henry VIII of England (b. 1501)
  • 1591
    Richard Grenville, English soldier and explorer (b. 1542)
  • 1604
    William Morgan, Welsh Bible translator (b. 1545)
  • 1607
    Luzzasco Luzzaschi, Italian composer and organist (b. 1545)
  • 1669
    Henrietta Maria of France, queen of Charles I of England (b. 1609)
  • 1676
    Gerrard Winstanley, English religious reformer (b. 1609)
  • 1680
    Baldassare Ferri, Italian castrato (b. 1610)
  • 1748
    Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo, foundress of the Congregation of the Religious of the Virgin Mary (b. 1663)
  • 1749
    Émilie du Châtelet, French mathematician and physicist (b. 1706)
  • 1759
    Ferdinand Konščak, Croatian explorer (b. 1703)
  • 1797
    Mary Wollstonecraft, English author (b. 1759)
  • 1801
    Jason Fairbanks, American murderer (b. 1780)
  • 1842
    Letitia Christian Tyler, US First Lady (b. 1790)
  • 1842
    William Hobson, first Governor of New Zealand (b. 1792)
  • 1851
    Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, American educator (b. 1787)
  • 1867
    Simon Sechter, Austrian composer (b. 1788)
  • 1889
    Charles III, Prince of Monaco, founder of the Monte Carlo casino (b. 1818)
  • 1898
    Elisabeth of Austria (assassinated) (b. 1837)
  • 1905
    Pete Browning, American baseball player (b. 1861)
  • 1915
    Bagha Jatin, Indian revolutionary philosopher against British rule (b. 1879 )
  • 1915
    Charles Boucher de Boucherville, Premier of Quebec (b. 1822)
  • 1919
    J. F. Archibald, Australian journalist and publisher (b. 1856)
  • 1922
    Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, English poet and writer (b. 1840)
  • 1923
    Sukumar Ray, Bengali humorous poet, story writer and playwright who mainly wrote for children (b. 1887)
  • 1931
    Dmitri Egorov, Russian mathematician (b. 1869)
  • 1931
    Salvatore Maranzano, Sicilian-born American gangster (b. 1886)
  • 1934
    Sir George Henschel, German-British baritone, conductor, composer (b. 1850)
  • 1935
    Huey Long, American politician (b. 1893)
  • 1937
    Sergei Tretyakov, Russian writer (b. 1892)
  • 1939
    Wilhelm Fritz von Roettig, German soldier (b. 1888)
  • 1948
    King Ferdinand of Bulgaria (b. 1861)
  • 1952
    Youssef Aftimus, Lebanese civil engineer and architect (b. 1866)
  • 1954
    Peter Anders, German operatic tenor (b. 1908)
  • 1961
    Leo Carrillo, American actor (b. 1880)
  • 1961
    Wolfgang von Trips, German racing driver (b. 1928)
  • 1965
    Abdul Hamid (soldier), Recipient of the Republic of India’s highest military decoration, the Param Vir Chakra (b. 1933)
  • 1965
    Father Divine, American religious leader (b. 1880)
  • 1966
    Emil Gumbel, German mathematician and pacifist (b. 1891)
  • 1971
    Pier Angeli, Italian actress (b. 1932)
  • 1975
    George Paget Thomson, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1892)
  • 1975
    Hans Swarowsky, Austrian conductor (b. 1899)
  • 1976
    Dalton Trumbo, American writer (b. 1905)
  • 1979
    Agostinho Neto, Angolan politician (b. 1922)
  • 1983
    B. J. Vorster, Prime Minister of South Africa (b. 1915)
  • 1983
    Felix Bloch, Swiss-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)
  • 1983
    Jon Brower Minnoch, heaviest person in medical history, at 1,400 lbs (635 kg) (b. 1941)
  • 1983
    Norah Lofts, British novelist (b. 1904)
  • 1985
    Jock Stein, Scottish football player and manager (b. 1922)
  • 1988
    Virginia Satir, American psychotherapist and author (b. 1916)
  • 1991
    Jack Crawford, Australian tennis player (b. 1908)
  • 1994
    Charles Drake, American actor (b. 1917)
  • 1995
    Charles Denner, French actor (b. 1926)
  • 1995
    Yasutomo Nagai, motorbike driver (b.1965)
  • 1996
    Hans List, Austrian scientist and inventor (b. 1896)
  • 1996
    Joanne Dru, American actress (b. 1923)
  • 1997
    Jack Adkisson, professional wrestler (b. 1929)
  • 1998
    Carl Forgione, British actor (b. 1944)
  • 1999
    Alfredo Kraus, Spanish tenor (b. 1927)
  • 2000
    Zaib-un-Nissa Hamidullah, Pakistani journalist and writer. (b. 1921)
  • 2001
    DJ Uncle Al (b. 1969)
  • 2004
    Brock Adams, American politician (b. 1927)
  • 2005
    Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, American musician (b. 1924)
  • 2005
    Sir Hermann Bondi, Anglo-Austrian cosmologist (b. 1919)
  • 2006
    King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV of Tonga (b. 1918)
  • 2006
    Patty Berg, American golf player (b. 1918)
  • 2007
    Anita Roddick, British businesswoman (b. 1942)
  • 2007
    Jane Wyman, American actress (b. 1917)
  • 2007
    Ted Stepien, former basketball team owner (b. 1925)
  • 2008
    Domagoj Kapec, Croatian hockey player (b. 1989)
  • 2008
    Gérald Beaudoin, Canadian lawyer and senator (b. 1929)
  • 2008
    Vernon Handley, British conductor (b. 1930)
  • 2010
    Gizela Dali, Greek actress (b. 1940)
  • 2011
    Cliff Robertson, American actor (b. 1923)

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