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 253rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 112 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 28, 2019 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,568,073,600 seconds 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 ‘dihectapentacontatrigon’ 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 137 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 2,454 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.
The Battle of Pinkie Cleugh, the last full scale military confrontation between England and Scotland, resulting in a decisive victory for the forces of Edward VI.
The United States defeats the British Fleet at the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812.
George Mary Searle discovers the asteroid 55 Pandora.
Lattimer massacre: A sheriff’s posse kills 20 unarmed immigrant miners in Pennsylvania, United States.
At the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Abebe Bikila becomes the first sub-Saharan African to win a gold medal, winning the marathon in bare feet.
A British Airways Hawker Siddeley Trident and an Inex-Adria DC-9 collide near Zagreb, Yugoslavia, killing 176.
Charles Ingram cheats his way into winning one million pounds on a British version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire.
Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan after seven years in exile, following a military coup in October 1999.
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?
Niels Hansen Jacobsen, Danish sculptor and ceramist (d. 1941)
Franz Werfel, Austrian-Bohemian novelist (d. 1945)
Raymond Scott, American composer (d. 1994)
Hans Sotin, German operatic bass
Erick Zonca, French film director
Peter Nelson, American actor
Robin Goodridge, English rock drummer
Andreas Herzog, Austrian footballer
Ferdinand Coly, Senegalese footballer
Melanie Pullen, American photographer
Who died on September 10?
210 BC –
Qin Shi Huang, first emperor of China.
Henrietta Maria of France, queen of Charles I of England (b. 1609)
Elisabeth of Austria (assassinated) (b. 1837)
Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, English poet and writer (b. 1840)
Wilhelm Fritz von Roettig, German soldier (b. 1888)
Peter Anders, German operatic tenor (b. 1908)
B. J. Vorster, Prime Minister of South Africa (b. 1915)
Jack Adkisson, professional wrestler (b. 1929)
Ted Stepien, former basketball team owner (b. 1925)
Domagoj Kapec, Croatian hockey player (b. 1989)
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