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October 10th

October 10th is the 283rd day of the year (284th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 82 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about October 10th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on October 10th

1731 Henry Cavendish (scientist, philosopher - discovered Hydrogen)

1813 Giuseppe Verdi (composer)

1923 Nicholas Parsons (TV and radio presenter, actor)

1924 James Clavell (author)

1924 Ed Wood (film director/producer, screenwriter, actor)

1930 Harold Pinter (playwright)

1946 Charles Dance (actor)

1946 Chris Tarrant (TV and radio presenter)

1953 Midge Ure (singer - Ultravox)

1955 David Lee Roth (singer - Van Halen)

1959 Kirsty MacColl (singer)

1961 Martin Kemp (singer, drummer - Spandau Ballet, actor)

1964 Daniel Pearl (journalist)

1966 Tony Adams (soccer player)

1969 Caroline Cadwalladr (journalist)

October 10th in History

732 Frankish leader, Charles Martel, defeats invading Moorish armies at the Battle of Tours.

1845 United States Naval Academy (then called the "Naval School") opens in Annapolis, Maryland.

1871 Third and final day of the Great Chicago Fire, which in total destroys 3.3 square miles (9 km2) of the city.

1928 Chiang Kai-Shek becomes Chairman of the Republic of China.

1938 Munich Agreement cedes the Czechoslovakian area of Sudetenland to Germany.

1963 France cedes Bizerte naval base to Tunisia.

1970 Fiji becomes independent from UK.

1974 US Vice President Spiro Agnew resigns after being charged with income tax evasion.

2005 Angela Merkel becomes Germany's first female chancellor.

October 10th is also

National Day (Fiji)

National Day (Taiwan)

World Mental Health Day


People born on October 10th are Libra


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