Things to Remember on Oct 10

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1549 Duke of Somerset fired as Lord Protector & imprisoned

1575 Battle of Dormans: Roman Catholic forces under Duke Henry of Guise defeated the Protestants, capturing Philippe de Mornay among others.

1631 Saxon army occupies Prague

1695 King Willem III escapes South Netherlands, back to England

1720 French government proclaims strike on banknotes

1787 Amsterdam surrenders to Prussian invasion army

1802 1st non-Indian settlement in Oklahoma

1845 Naval School (now called US Naval Academy) opens at Annapolis

1868 Cuba revolts for independence against Spain

1889 Barnard College is founded in New York City after Columbia University refuses to accept women

1911 The KCR East Rail commences service between Kowloon and Canton.

1913 Gamboa Dam in Panama blown up; Atlantic & Pacific waters mix

1932 Dnjepr Dam in USSR put into operation (world’s biggest)

1959 Pan Am begins regular flights around the world

1962 Indies assault up Chinese positions in North-India attack

1970 Fiji gains independence from Britain (National Day)

1985 US fighter jets force Egyptian plane carrying hijackers of Italian ship Achille Lauro to land in Italy, gunmen are placed in custody

2003 Shirin Ebadi is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her significant and pioneering efforts for democracy and human rights, making her the 1st Iranian Muslim women to receive the prize

2008 Singapore becomes the first Asian country to slip into a recession since the credit crisis began: growth has faltered as a result of less demand for exports, a reduction in tourism, and the end of the real-estate boom

2009 After closed borders for nearly two hundred years, Armenia and Turkey sign protocols in Zurich to open their borders

2013 Alice Munro is awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize for literature

2019 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature awarded to Austrian Peter Handke


1846 Neptune’s moon Triton discovered by William Lassell

1865 John Wesley Hyatt patents the billiard ball made from cellulose nitrate (celluloid) in Albany, New York (patent US50359A)

1899 African-American inventor Issac R. Johnson patents the bicycle frame

1957 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

1957 A fire at the Windscale nuclear plant in Cumbria, England becomes the world’s first major nuclear accident

1980 Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope network dedicated

1990 US 67th manned space mission STS 41 (Discovery 11) returns from space

1994 Nobel prize for physiology awarded to Alfred G. Gilman & Martin Rodbell for G-protein discoveries


1868 1st written account of a Canadian football game

1892 Entire Hong Kong national cricket team dies in shipwreck off Taiwan

1904 Boston pitchers achieve 148 complete games-an AL record, also record for total complete games AL 1,098, NL 1,089

1916 In Game 3, Charlie Ebbets becomes the 1st owner to raise the price of World Series grandstand seats to $5-up from $3

1920 Cleveland Indians outfielder Elmer Smith hits baseball’s first ever World Series grand slam (Game 5, 1920)

1949 3rd NHL All-Star Game, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON: All-Stars beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 3-1

1964 XVIII Summer Olympic Games open in Tokyo, Japan

1973 MLB National League Championship: New York Mets beat Cincinnati Reds, 3 games to 2

1976 Greece’s 98 year-old Dimitrion Yordanidis, is oldest man to compete in a marathon; he finishes in 7:33

2010 Senior Players Championship Men’s Golf, TPC Potomac: Mark O’Meara wins his lone Champions Tour major title with par on first playoff hole against Michael Allen

2019 3,500 women are the first to be allowed to attend a football match in Iran for a World Cup qualifier in Tehran, since the Islamic revolution Source : Internet