Dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles:
Group of Seven finance ministers who met in Washington with International Monetary Fund chief and World Bank president announce a plan to combat the crisis including the use of all available tools to support key institutions and prevent their failure. //news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=645404rss=yes
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
C X-ray: The United States' policy of detaining up to 600 people in Guantanamo Bay comes under fierce attack from the Red Cross and a group of American former judges, diplomats and military officers who are asking the Supreme Court of the United States to review the situation. The Red Cross criticises the policy of holding detainees without legal representation and in contravention of legal conventions it reports a worrying deterioration in the mental health of detainees. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3179858.stm
Facing an investigation surrounding allegations of illegal drug use, American
right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh
publicly admits that he is addicted to prescription pain killers
, and will seek treatment.
Sports – Rugby union: The 2003 Rugby World Cup, with 20 countries competing for the William Webb Ellis Trophy over a seven week period, starts after a spectacular opening ceremony at the Telstra Stadium, Sydney, Australia, with Australia defeating Argentina 24–8 in the opening match. //news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/rugby_world_cup/3176038.stm
Thursday, October 10, 2002
The International Court of Justice grants sovereignty over the Bakassi peninsula to Cameroon and not Nigeria.
In the journal "Nature", anthropologist Milford Wolpoff and colleagues at the University of Michigan argued that the fossil skull discovered in Chad in July is not that of an early human, but of an ape.
i Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
attempts to dismiss Army Chief General Pervez Musharraf
and install ISI
director Ziauddin Butt
in his place. Senior Army generals refuse to accept the dismissal. Musharraf, who is out of the country, attempts to return in a commercial airliner. Sharif orders the Karachi airport to not allow the plane to land. The generals lead a coup d'état
, ousting Sharif's administration and taking over the airport. The plane lands with only a few minutes of fuel to spare, and Musharraf takes control of the government.
by the UN
as when the world population reaches 6 billion people.
Saturday, October 10, 1992
In the Dominican Republic, Pope John Paul II celebrates the 500th anniversary of the meeting of 2 cultures.
Tens of thousands rally in Washington, D. C., calling on the government to dedicate more funding to combating HIV/AIDS and unveiling the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt.
"Catechism of the Catholic Church" promulgated by Pope John Paul II with his apostolic constitution, "Fidei depositum".
Saturday, October 10, 1981
The Ministry for Education of Japan issues the jōyō kanji
Taiwan Governor Hsieh Tung-ming
is injured by a letter bomb from a pro-independence activist.
Thursday, October 10, 1968
, a military coup d'état, led by Col. Boris Martinez and Col. Omar Torrijos
, overthrows the democratically elected (but highly controversial) government of President Arnulfo Arias
. Within a year, Torrijos ousts Martinez and takes charge as de facto Head of Government in Panama
The first group of Cuba
n refugees travels to the U.S.
Saturday, October 10, 1964
Wednesday, October 10, 1962
The Sino-Indian War
, a border dispute involving two of the world's largest nations (India and the People's Republic of China), begins.
Tuesday, October 10, 1961
A volcanic eruption on Tristan da Cunha
causes the whole population to be evacuated.
Saturday, October 10, 1953
R-1 missile on test becomes the first Soviet launch to enter space.
Thursday, October 10, 1946
Commencement of the Noakhali genocide of Hindus in Bengal at the hands of Muslim mobs.
Tuesday, October 10, 1944
The Holocaust/Porajmos: 800 Gypsy children are systematically murdered at the Auschwitz death c.
The Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky is instituted in the USSR.
Thursday, October 10, 1935
Tuesday, October 10, 1933
Carinthian Plebiscite: A large part of Carinthia Province votes to become part of Austria rather than Yugoslavia.
Tuesday, October 10, 1911
Saturday, October 10, 1903
Tuesday, October 10, 1893
Richard D'Oyly Carte's Savoy Theatre opens in London, the world's first public building to be fully lit by electricity, using Joseph Swan's incandescent light bulbs.ref name=Cassell's Chronology
Saturday, October 10, 1868
Carlos Manuel de Céspedes
declares a revolt against Spanish rule in Cuba
in an event known as "El Grito de Yara", initiating a war that lasts ten years (Cuba
ultimately loses the war at a cost of 400,000 lives and widespread destruction).
Tuesday, October 10, 1837
The Edinburgh Town Council founds the Edinburgh Municipal Fire Brigade, the first fire brigade in Britain, under the leadership of James Braidwood.
Tuesday, October 10, 1780
October 16 ndash The Great Hurricane flattens the islands of Barbados, Martinique and St. Eustatius: 22,000 dead.
Dunmore's War ndash Battle of Point Pleasant: Cornstalk is forced to make peace with Dunmore at the Treaty of C Charlotte, ceding Shawnee land claims south of the Ohio (modern Kentucky) to Virginia.
Tuesday, October 10, 1702
Siege of St. Augustine opens: English forces besiege St. Augustine in Spanish Florida. First major action in Queen Anne's War in North America.
The Tuscans fight the Turks again.
Friday, September 30, 1575 (Julianian calendar)
Tuesday, October 1, 1471 (Julianian calendar)
Battle of Brunkeberg in Stockholm: The forces of Regent of Sweden Sten Sture the Elder, with the help of farmers and miners, repel an attack by Christian I, King of Denmark.
Portuguese sailors reach Mina de Ouro on the Gold Coast (present-day Ghana
) and explore Cape St. Catherine, two degrees south of the equator. Mina de Ouro becomes the chief center for the gold trade and a major source of revenue for the crown.
exiles from Spain, led by Moulay Ali Ben Moussa Ben Rached El Alami, found the city of Chefchaouen
in the north of Morocco.
Friday, October 1, 1445 (Julianian calendar)
Battle of Mokra: The Albanian forces under Skanderbeg defeated the Ottoman forces. (Pope Eugene IV raised a hymn as a praise that Christendom has been provided with a new defender after he heard of the battle.)
Portuguese explorer Dinis Dias discovers the Cap-Vert in the western coast of Africa.
The Portuguese set up their first trading post ("Feitoria") in Africa, on the island of Arguin.
Friday, October 2, 1394 (Julianian calendar)
Battle of Karanovasa ndash Wallachia (now southern Romania) resists an invasion by the Ottomans and their Serb and Bulgarian vassals.
Saturday, October 2, 1361 (Julianian calendar)
The Blue Horde
descends into anarchy. Between 1361 and 1378, over 20 khans succeed each other in different parts of the Blue Horde
In the Marinid
Empire in present-day Morocco
, Abu Salim Ibrahim is overthrown by Abu Umar, who is in turn overthrown by Abu Zayyan.
Saturday, October 3, 1254 (Julianian calendar)
In England, an important step in the evolution of the Parliament and Peerage
occurs, as lesser barons are replaced on the King's Council
by elected representatives from shires and cities.
Danylo of Halych, prince of Halych-Wolyn Rus, is crowned a king. The kingdom of Rus (Ruthenia Minor, Halych-Wolyn) is founded
Monday, October 6, 732 (Julianian calendar)
Battle of Tours: Near Poitiers, France, leader of the Franks Charles Martel and his men, defeat a large army of Moors under the governor of Cordoba, Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi, who is killed during the battle. The Battle of Tours halts the advance of Islam into Western Europe and establishes a balance of power between Western Europe, Islam and the Byzantine Empire.
Sunday, October 7, 680 (Julianian calendar)
Husain ibn 'Ali
, Shi'i religious leader and grandson of the prophet of Islam, enters martyrdom.
In Japan, Empress-consort Uno Sarara is unwell and her husband begins the erection of the Temple of Yakushiji in Asuka, Yamato, and makes 100 persons enter religion as priests, wishing her recovering her health.