What are the important events that happened on September 10? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
September 10: Facts & Myths About This Day
September 10 is the 254th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 112 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 28, 2020 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 26,661,600 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectapentacontatetragon’ day.
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Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 155 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,820 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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September 10 Historical Events
The bishops of Visigothic Gaul meet in the Council of Agde.
John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy is assassinated by adherents of the Dauphin, the future Charles VII of France.
American Revolutionary War: Nathan Hale volunteers to spy for the Continental Army.
At the Battle of St. George’s Caye, British Honduras defeats Spain.
Simón Bolívar is named President of Peru.
Empress Elizabeth of Austria is assassinated by Luigi Lucheni.
Nine nations attend the Nyon Conference to address international piracy in the Mediterranean Sea.
World War II: Canada declares war on Nazi Germany, joining the Allies – France, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia.
Switzerland, traditionally a neutral country, joins the United Nations.
The Large Hadron Collider at CERN, described as the biggest scientific experiment in history is powered up in Geneva, Switzerland.
Who were born on September 10?
Thomas Sydenham, English physician (d. 1689)
Alice Brown Davis, Seminole chief (d. 1935)
Franz Werfel, Austrian-Bohemian novelist (d. 1945)
Robert Taschereau, Canadian judge and politician (d. 1970)
Gunpei Yokoi, Japanese inventor and video game designer (d. 1997)
Yannis Bezos, Greek actor
Johnny Fingers, Irish musician The Boomtown Rats
Johnny Hickman, American musician
Big Daddy Kane, American rapper
Coco Rocha, Canadian fashion model
Who died on September 10?
William Hobson, first Governor of New Zealand (b. 1792)
Elisabeth of Austria (assassinated) (b. 1837)
Pete Browning, American baseball player (b. 1861)
Dmitri Egorov, Russian mathematician (b. 1869)
Peter Anders, German operatic tenor (b. 1908)
Leo Carrillo, American actor (b. 1880)
Yasutomo Nagai, motorbike driver (b.1965)
Brock Adams, American politician (b. 1927)
King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV of Tonga (b. 1918)
Ted Stepien, former basketball team owner (b. 1925)
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