What happened this day in history September 10

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

  • 506
    The bishops of Visigothic Gaul meet in the Council of Agde.
  • 1547
    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.
  • 1813
    The United States defeats the British Fleet at the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812.
  • 1858
    George Mary Searle discovers the asteroid 55 Pandora.
  • 1897
    Lattimer massacre: A sheriff’s posse kills 20 unarmed immigrant miners in Pennsylvania, United States.
  • 1960
    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.
  • 1976
    A British Airways Hawker Siddeley Trident and an Inex-Adria DC-9 collide near Zagreb, Yugoslavia, killing 176.
  • 2001
    Charles Ingram cheats his way into winning one million pounds on a British version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire.
  • 2007
    Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan after seven years in exile, following a military coup in October 1999.
  • 2008
    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?

  • 1861
    Niels Hansen Jacobsen, Danish sculptor and ceramist (d. 1941)
  • 1890
    Franz Werfel, Austrian-Bohemian novelist (d. 1945)
  • 1908
    Raymond Scott, American composer (d. 1994)
  • 1939
    Hans Sotin, German operatic bass
  • 1956
    Erick Zonca, French film director
  • 1959
    Peter Nelson, American actor
  • 1965
    Robin Goodridge, English rock drummer
  • 1968
    Andreas Herzog, Austrian footballer
  • 1973
    Ferdinand Coly, Senegalese footballer
  • 1975
    Melanie Pullen, American photographer

Who died on September 10?

  • 210 BC
    Qin Shi Huang, first emperor of China.
  • 1669
    Henrietta Maria of France, queen of Charles I of England (b. 1609)
  • 1898
    Elisabeth of Austria (assassinated) (b. 1837)
  • 1922
    Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, English poet and writer (b. 1840)
  • 1939
    Wilhelm Fritz von Roettig, German soldier (b. 1888)
  • 1954
    Peter Anders, German operatic tenor (b. 1908)
  • 1983
    B. J. Vorster, Prime Minister of South Africa (b. 1915)
  • 1997
    Jack Adkisson, professional wrestler (b. 1929)
  • 2007
    Ted Stepien, former basketball team owner (b. 1925)
  • 2008
    Domagoj Kapec, Croatian hockey player (b. 1989)

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