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On this day in History – Oct. 10 Outubro 10, 2005

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0019 – Germanicus dies (b. 15 BC). Roman general
0680 – Battle of Karbala: Shia Imam Husayn bin Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, was decapitated by forces under Caliph Yazid I. This is commemorated by Shi’a Muslims as Aashurah. (See also History Focus)
0732 – Battle of Tours: Near Poitiers, France, leader of the Franks Charles Martel and his men, defeat a large army of Moors, stopping the Muslims from spreading into Western Europe. The governor of Cordoba, Abd-ar-Rahman, is killed during the battle.
0732 – Abd ar-Rahman dies. Moorish Governor of Andalusia
0833 – al-Ma’mun dies (b. 0786). Abbasid caliph of Baghdad
1459 – Gianfrancesco Poggio Bracciolini dies (b. 1380). Italian humanist and classicist
1471 – Battle of Brunkeberg in Stockholm: Sten Sture the Elder, the Regent of Sweden, with help of farmers and miners, repels an attack by Christian I, King of Denmark.
1486 – Bartolomeu Dias receives a Portuguese Royal annuity.
1531 – Huldrych Zwingli dies (b. 1484). Swiss reformer (killed in battle)
1575 – Battle of Dormans: Catholic forces under Duke Henry of Guise defeated the Protestants, capturing Philippe de Mornay among others.
1582 – Due to the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
1631 – A Saxon army take over Prague.
1659 – Abel Tasman dies (b. 1603). Dutch explorer and navigator. He discovered Tasmania
1674 – Thomas Traherne dies. English poet
1678 – John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll was born (d. 1743). Scottish soldier
1684 – Antoine Watteau was born (d. 1721). French rococo painter
1700 – Lambert-Sigisbert Adam was born (d. 1759). French sculptor.
1708 – David Gregory dies (b. 1659). Scottish astronomer
1714 – Pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert dies (b. 1646). French economist.
1720 – Antoine Coysevox dies (b. 1640). French sculptor
1723 – William Cowper, 1st Earl Cowper dies. Lord Chancellor of England
1725 – Philippe de Rigaud Vaudreuil dies. Governor-General of New France
1731 – Henry Cavendish was born (d. 1810). British scientist.
1733 – France declares war on Austria over the question of Polish succession.
1738 – Benjamin West was born in Springfield, Pennsylvania( d. 11 Mar 1820). Painter (Death of General Wolfe)
1747 – John Potter dies. Archbishop of Canterbury
1765 – Lionel Sackville, 1st Duke of Dorset, dies (b. 1688).Lord Lieutenant of Ireland
1780 – John Abercrombie was born (d. 1844). Scottish physician and philosopher
1780 – The Great Hurricane of 1780 kills 20,000-30,000 in Caribbean.
1783 – Henry Brook dies in Dublin (b. 1703). Novelist and dramatist.
1813 – Giuseppe Verdi was born (d. 1901). Italian composer (Rigoletto, La Traviata, Aida).
1817 – Gertrudis Bocanegra es fusilada en Michoacán (n. 11 Abr 1765). Defensora da libertad y luchadora infatigable pela causa da Independencia do Mexico.
1824 – Guadalupe Victoria toma posse como primeiro presidente da República Mexicana.
1825 – Paul Kruger was born (d. 1904). President of the Transvaal Republic.
1827 – Ugo Foscolo dies (b. 1778). Italian writer .
1827 – Nace en Concepción, Chile, Rosario Ortiz (1827). Es considerada una de las primeras periodistas de América Latina.
1830 – Isabella II was born (d. 1904). Queen of Spain
1834 – Aleksis Kivi was born (d. 1872). Finnish author (Seitseman veljesta : Seven Brothers, 1870)
1837 – Robert Gould Shaw was born (d. 1863). U.S. Army officer.
1837 – Charles Fourier dies (b. 1772). French philosopher.
1839 – Francisco Giner de los Rios was born (d. 1915). Spanish educator and philosopher. Founder of “Institución Libre de Enseñanza”.
1845 – In Annapolis, Maryland, the Naval School (later renamed the United States Naval Academy) opens with 50 midshipmen students and seven professors.
1856 – Vicente López y Planes dies. Author of the lyrics of the National Hymn.
1858 – Varnhagen von Ense dies in Berlin (b. 1785). Eminent German writer, poet and historian. 1861 – Fridtjof Nansen was born (d. 1930). Norwegian explorer, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1922.
1868 – Carlos Céspedes issued the Grito de Yara from his plantation, La Demajagua, proclaiming Cuba‘s independence.
1870 – Ivan Alekseyevich Bunin was born (d. 1953). Russian writer.
1872 – William H. Seward dies (b. 1801). United States Secretary of State
1875 – Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy dies (b. 1817). Russian novelist, poet and dramatist.
1877 – Lieutenant-Colonel George Armstrong Custer is given a funeral with full military honors.
1885 – Walter Anderson was born (d. 1962). German folklorist.
1893 – Lip Pike dies (b. 1845). Baseball player.
1895 – Lin Yutang was born (d. 1976). Chinese writer.
1898 – Lilly Daché was born (d. 1989). French-born milliner.
1900 – Helen Hayes was born (d. 1993). American actress. Academy Award for Best Actress for her first major role: “The Sin of Madelon Claudet” in 1931, and forty years later for Best Supporting Actress in “Airport” . Her major works includes also “Happy Birthday”, “Time Remembered”.
1901 – Alberto Giacometti was born (d. 1966). Swiss sculptor.
1901 – Lorenzo Snow dies (b. 1814). President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
1906 – R.K. Narayan was born (d. 2001). Indian novelist.
1906 – Paul Creston was born (d. 1985). American composer.
1908 – Baseball Writers Association forms.
1910 – Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity is established at Columbia University.
1911 – Wuchang Uprising which led to the demise of Qing Dynasty, the last emperial court in China, and the founding of the Republic of China.
1913 – U.S. President Woodrow Wilson triggered the explosion of the Gamboa Dike thus ending construction on the Panama Canal.
1913 – Claude Simon was born (d. 2005). French writer, Nobel Prize laureate in 1985
1914 – Tommy Fine was born (d. 2005). Baseball player.
1914 – Charles I of Romania dies (b. 1839)
1915 – Owen Bradley was born. Producer.
1917 – Thelonious Monk was born (d. 1982). American jazz pianist.
1918 – Mirita Casimiro (Zulmira Casimiro de Almida) was born (d. 1970). Portuguese actress.
1920 – The Carinthian Plebiscite determined that the larger part of Carinthia became part of Austria.
1924 – Ed Wood was born (d. 1978). American filmmaker.
1924 – James Clavell was born (d. 1994). Australian author. His books included “Shogun” and “Noble House.”
1926 – Richard Jaeckel was born (d. 1997). American actor.
1927 – Gustave Whitehead dies (b. 1874). German-born inventor
1929 – David Neto dies in S. Paulo (b. 1929). Brazilian actor.
1930 – Harold Pinter was born. British playwright
1933 – Jay Sebring was born. American hair stylist
1933 – A United Airlines Boeing 247 is destroyed by sabotage while en route from Cleveland, Ohio to Chicago, Illinois, the first such proven case in the history of commercial aviation.
1935 – George Gershwin’s opera “Porgy and Bess” opened on Broadway.
1938 – The Blue Water Bridge opens, connecting Port Huron, Michigan and Sarnia, Ontario
1938 – World War II: The Munich Agreement cedes the Sudetenland to Germany.
1938 – Moriyama Daido was born. Japanese photographer.
1940 – Berton Churchill dies (b. 1876). Canadian actor.
1942 – Peter Coyote was born. American actor
1943 – Chiang Kai-shek took the oath of office as president of China.
1944 – Holocaust: 800 Gypsy children are systematically murdered at Auschwitz death camp.
1946 – Charles Dance was born. English actor
1946 – John Prine was born. American singer
1946 – Ben Vereen was born. American actor and dancer, entertainer
1946 – Chris Tarrant was born. British television host
1946 – Naoto Ka was born., Japanese politician
1947 – Prokofiev’s Sixth Symphony was premiered in St. Petersburg, called Leningrad at the time.
1948 – Séverine was born. French singer
1948 – Cyril Neville was born. Rock singer-musician (The Neville Brothers)
1949 – Jessica Harper was born. Actress
1951 – Ratu Epeli Ganilau was born. Fiji soldier and statesman
1953 – Midge Ure was born. Scottish musician
1954 – David Lee Roth was born. American singer
1957 – Rumiko Takahashi was born. Japanese artist
1957 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower apologizes to the finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbdemah, after he was refused service in a Dover, Delaware restaurant.
1957 – Miguel Falabella was born. Brazilain actor.
1958 – Tanya Tucker was born. American singer
1959 – Kirsty MacColl was born. British singer and songwriter
1960 – Eric Martin was born. American singer
1961 – Martin Kemp was born. Musician (Spandau Ballet)
1961 – Jodi Benson was born. American voice actress and singer
1963 – Daniel Pearl was born (d. 2002). American journalist.
1963 – Rebecca Pidgeon was born. American actress, singer, and songwriter
1963 – Jolanda de Rover was born. Dutch swimmer
1963 – Jim Glennie was born. Rock musician (James)
1963 – Édith Piaf dies (b. 19 Dec 1915). French singer.
1963 – Arturo Umberto Illia assume a presidencia da Argentina?
1963 – Anita Mui was born (d. 2003). Hong Kong singer.
1964- The 1964 Summer Olympics open in Tokyo, Japan
1964 – Eddie Cantor dies (b. 1892). American singer and vaudeville performer.
1964 – Jean Paul Sartre renuncia ao Prémio Nobel de Literatura.
1966 – Simon and Garfunkel release the album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme.
1966 – Tony Adams was born. English footballer
1968 – Bart Brentjens was born. Dutch mountainbiker
1969 – Brett Favre was born. American football player
1970 – Maja Tatic was born. Serbian singer
1970 – Corinna May was born. German singer
1970 – Sir Matthew Pinsent was born. English rower.
1970 – Fiji becomes independent.
1970 – In Montreal, Quebec, a national crisis hits Canada when Quebec Vice-Premier and Minister of Labour Pierre Laporte becomes the second statesman kidnapped by members of the FLQ terrorist group.
1971 – Sold, dismantled and moved to the United States, the London Bridge reopens in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
1971 – John Cawte Beaglehole dies (b. 1901). New Zealand historian.
1972 – Ricardo Sá Pinto was born. Portuguese football player (Sporting CP)
1973 – Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew resigns after being charged with federal income tax evasion.
1973 – Mario López was born. American actor.
1973 – Ludwig von Mises dies (b. 19 Sep 1881). Austrian economist.
1974 – Dale Earnhardt Jr. was born. American race car driver
1974 – Julio Ricardo Cruz was born in Santiago del Estero. Argentine football player (Internazionale – Italy)
1975 – Papua-Nova Guiné é admitido como Estado-Membro da ONU
1976 – Bob Burnquist was born. Brazilian-born skateboarder
1977 – José Fioravanti dies. Argentine sculptor.
1978 – Jodi Lyn O’Keefe was born. American actress
1978 – Lihi Moravia was born. European artist
1978 – US President Jimmy Carter signs a bill into law that authorizes the minting of the Susan B. Anthony dollar.
1978 – Ralph Metcalfe dies (b. 1910). American athlete.
1979 – Christopher Evans dies (b. 1931). British psychologist and computer scientist
1979 – The Pac-Man arcade game is released to the Japanese market by Namco.
1979 – Mya was born. American singer
1980 – Tim Maurer was born. American singer (Suburban Legends)
1983 – Ralph Richardson dies (b. 1902). English actor.
1984 – Chiaki Kuriyama was born. Japanese actress.
1985 – United States Navy F-14 fighter jets intercept an Egyptian plane carrying the Achille Lauro cruise ship hijackers and force it to land at a NATO base in Sigonella, Sicily where they are arrested.
1985 – Yul Brynner dies (b. 1915). Russian-born actor.
1985 – Orson Welles dies (b. 1915). American director and actor.
1986 – An earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter Scale strikes San Salvador, El Salvador, killing an estimated 1,500 people.
1987 – Fiji becomes a republic.
1988 – Em Portugal, assinatura do acordo relativo à revisão constitucional por Aníbal Cavaco Silva, do PSD, e Vítor Constâncio, do PS.
1993 – In Greece, the Panhellenic Socialist Movement, led by Andreas Papandreou, won a solid majority of seats in parliamentary elections
1994 – Americans Alfred G. Gilman and Martin Rodbell won the Nobel Prize in medicine.
1995 – University of Chicago professor Robert E. Lucas won the Nobel Prize in economics for demonstrating how people’s fears and expectations can frustrate policy-makers’ efforts to shape the economy.
1995 – World chess champion Gary Kasparov won a month-long championship match against Viswanathan Anand.
1997 – An Austral Airlines DC-9-32 crashes and explodes near Nuevo Berlin, Uruguay, killing 74.
1997 – The International Campaign to Ban Landmines and its coordinator, Jody Williams, were named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize.
1998 – Clark Clifford dies (b. 1906). United States Secretary of Defense.
1999 – Portugal’s governing Socialist Party was returned to power by a comfortable margin in a general election.
2000 – Sirimavo Bandaranaike dies (b. 1916). Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
2001 – US President George W. Bush presents a list of 22 most wanted terrorists.
2002 – Teresa Graves dies (b. 1948). American actress and singer.
2003 – Eugene Istomin dies (b. 1925). American pianist.
2003 – Shirin Ebadi, Iranian lawyer and activist wins the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize ( See Shirin Ebadi related article in this blog)
2004 – Ken Caminiti dies (b. 1963). Baseball player.
2004 – Christopher Reeve dies (b. 1952). American actor.
2004 – Arthur H. Robinson dies (b. 1915). American cartographer.
2004 – Maurice Shadbolt dies (b. 1932). New Zealand writer.
2005 – Channel 4‘s new documentary channel More4 starts broadcasting on ntl, Sky Digital and Freeview in the UK.
RC SaintsSaint Thomas of Villanueva ; Saint Paulinus of York (in England)
Also see October 10 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
CanadaThanksgiving Day of 2005 (second Monday of October)
Republic of China (on Taiwan) – National Day (Double Tenth Day 雙十國慶)
FijiFiji Day (National Day)
United StatesColumbus Day of 2005 (second Monday of October)
Saint Francis Borgia
Dia Mundial da Saúde Mental
Dia Mundial contra a pena de morte