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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles:
Havana's Roman Catholic Church says Cuba is to release 3 more political prisoners who will be allowed leave for Spain. //www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-11509383 (BBC)
The Netherlands Antilles are dissolved, with the islands being split up and given a new constitutional status.ref name=timeOfficielebekendmakingen.nl - https://zoek.officielebekendmakingen.nl/stb-2010-387.html Besluit van 23 september 2010 tot vaststelling van het tijdstip van inwerkingtreding van de artikelen I en II van de Rijkswet wijziging Statuut in verband met de opheffing van de Nederlandse Antillen

Friday, October 10, 2008

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 (NineMSN)

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Polish police evict about 65 rebellious ex-nuns who had illegally occupied a convent in Kazimierz Dolny, Poland, for more than two years in defiance of a Vatican order. //ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jak0lH5Q1sezK7j0tU4KmwszZmMAD8S6DT3O0 (AP)

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

A naval base and oil facility in Bayelsa State, Nigeria, are captured by armed attackers who are now thought to be holding 60 people hostage. //www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/africa/10/10/nigeria.oil.unrest.ap/index.html (CNN)
United States military sources state that a total of 30 militants and 4 US soldiers have been killed since the weekend. //news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4801705.stm (BBC) //today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=topNewsstoryid=2006-10-10T064225Z_01_COL958119_RTRUKOT_0_TEXT0.xmlWTmodLoc=NewsArt-L1-RelatedNews-3 (Reuters)

Sunday, October 10, 2004

Abdullahi Yusuf is chosen as the new transitional president of Somalia.

Friday, October 10, 2003

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.

Sunday, October 10, 1999

Pakistani 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.
Date selected by the UN as when the world population reaches 6 billion people.
Elections are held in Portugal.

Sunday, October 10, 1993

292 are killed when the South Korean ferry "Seohae" capsizes off Pusan, South Korea.

Saturday, October 10, 1992

In the Dominican Republic, Pope John Paul II celebrates the 500th anniversary of the meeting of 2 cultures.
The 1992 Cairo earthquake kills 543 people and injures more than 6,500.
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.
George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Ross Perot participate in the first of three televised debates.
"Catechism of the Catholic Church" promulgated by Pope John Paul II with his apostolic constitution, "Fidei depositum".

Friday, October 10, 1986

An earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter Scale strikes San Salvador, El Salvador, killing an estimated 1,500 people.

Saturday, October 10, 1981

The Ministry for Education of Japan issues the jōyō kanji.

Sunday, October 10, 1976

Taiwan Governor Hsieh Tung-ming is injured by a letter bomb from a pro-independence activist.

Thursday, October 10, 1968

the Detroit Tigers win the 1968 World Series, defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 4 games to 3.
Apollo program: NASA launches "Apollo 7", the first manned Apollo mission (Wally Schirra, Donn Eisele, Walter Cunningham). Mission goals include the first live television broadcast from orbit and testing the lunar module docking maneuver.
In Panama, 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.

Sunday, October 10, 1965

The U.N. General Council recommends that the United Kingdom try everything to stop a rebellion in Rhodesia.
Per Borten forms a government in Norway.
The first group of Cuban refugees travels to the U.S.

Saturday, October 10, 1964

24 – The 1964 Summer Olympics are held in Tokyo.

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

Roland (Monty) Burton wins New Zealand air race in under 23 hours.

Sunday, October 10, 1948

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.

Sunday, October 10, 1943

The Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky is instituted in the USSR.

Monday, October 10, 1938

Thursday, October 10, 1935

A tornado destroys the 160 metre tall wooden radio tower in Langenberg, Germany. As a result of this catastrophe wooden radio towers are phased out.

Tuesday, October 10, 1933

A United AirlinesBoeing 247is destroyed near Chesterton, Indiana, by a bomb. This is the first proven case of air sabotage in commercial airline history.

Friday, October 10, 1924

The Alpha Delta Gamma Fraternity is founded at the Lake Shore Cus of Loyola University, Chicago.

Sunday, October 10, 1920

Carinthian Plebiscite: A large part of Carinthia Province votes to become part of Austria rather than Yugoslavia.

Friday, October 10, 1913

U.S. President Woodrow Wilson triggers the explosion of the Gamboa Dike, ending construction on the Panama Canal.

Tuesday, October 10, 1911

The Wuchang Uprising starts the Xinhai Revolution that leads to the founding of the Republic of China.

Saturday, October 10, 1903

The Women's Social and Political Union is founded in the UK.

Tuesday, October 10, 1893

The first car number plates appear in Paris, France.

Monday, October 10, 1881

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
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).

Friday, October 10, 1845

In Annapolis, Maryland, the Naval School (later renamed the United States Naval Academy) opens with fifty midshipmen and seven professors.

Tuesday, October 10, 1837

Sunday, October 10, 1824

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.

Monday, October 10, 1774

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.
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.

Friday, October 10, 1631

Thirty Years\' War: A Saxon army takes over Prague.

Sunday, October 10, 1610

The Tuscans fight the Turks again.

Friday, September 30, 1575 (Julianian calendar)

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

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.
João de Santarém and Pedro Escobar crossed the Equator. The southern hemisphere was discovered and the sailors began to be guided by a new constellation, the Southern Cross.
Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui of the Inca Empire dies and is succeeded by his son Tupac Inca Yupanqui.
The Shetland and Orkney islands are ceded to Scotland in lieu of an unpaid dowry.
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.
Moorish exiles from Spain, led by Moulay Ali Ben Moussa Ben Rached El Alami, found the city of Chefchaouen in the north of Morocco.
Discovery of the islands of São Tome and Principe attributed to these same sailors.

Friday, October 1, 1445 (Julianian calendar)

The Portuguese set up their first trading post (''Feitoria'') in Africa, on the island of Arguin.
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.
Battle of Gomit: Emperor Zara Yaqob of Ethiopia defeats and kills Sultan Arwe Badlay of Adal.
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's territory.
In the Marinid Empire in present-day Morocco, Abu Salim Ibrahim is overthrown by Abu Umar, who is in turn overthrown by Abu Zayyan.
Chinese rebels capture the Koryo capital.
The University of Pavia is founded in Italy.

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.
The Swedish city of Malmö is founded.
Edward Plantagenet marries Eleanor of Castile. His father Henry III had demanded the marriage in exchange for ending the war with her brother Alfonso X of Castile.
The Danish city of Copenhagen receives its city charter.
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.
UmayyadcaliphMuawiyah I is succeeded by Yazid I ibn Muawiyah.
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.
The Battle of Karbala results in the martyrdom of Imam Hussein.
Source: Wikipedia