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SEPTEMBER 10

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Belize: National Day/St. George's Caye Day
(Commemoration of the Spanish invasion repelled at St. George's Caye: 9/10/1798)
Belize Belize.net U.S. Department of State
Gibraltar: National Day
(Commemoration of the Referendum to Continue Gibraltar's Association with the United Kingdom: 9/10/1967)
Britain Gibraltar Government of  Gibraltar CIA
1550 Alonso Perez Medina-Sidonia (Spanish Naval Commander) Spanish Military Leaders Naval Military History
1836 Joseph Wheeler (Georgia-born Confederate General) Georgia  Military Leaders American Civil War University of Georgia
1847 John R. Lynch (Louisiana-born African-American U.S. Congressman from Mississippi) John R. Lynch Mississippi United States Congress Reconstruction African-American Political and Social Leaders
1910 M. Moran Weston (North Carolina-born African-American Minister, Businessman, Civil Rights Activist) North Carolina Political and Social Leaders Religious Figures Business & Economics Human Rights/Civil Rights African-American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1770 José de Escandón (Spanish Colonizer of the Lower Rio Grande River Valley) Spanish Explorers and Pioneers Texas Explorers and Pioneers Latin-American Explorers and Pioneers Texas State Historical Association
1875 John C. Vaughn (Tennessee-born Confederate General) Tennessee  Military Leaders American Civil War University of Georgia
1901 Martin Luther Trowbridge (New York-born Pioneer of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin) New York Explorers Milwaukee County , Wisconsin Wisconsin Historical Society
1935 Huey Long (Governor of Louisiana: 1928-1932; U.S. Senator: September 8 Gunshot Wound) Huey Long U.S. Congress
1960 Edith Nourse Rogers (Maine-born Longest Serving Woman in U.S. Congressional History from Massachusetts) Maine Political and Social Leaders Massachusetts Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
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1401 Reconstruction of the Japanese Imperial Palace at Kyoto Is Completed Japan Asian American History
1533 3-day-old Elizabeth I of England Is Christened in Greenwich Greenwich, England Elizabeth I Greenwich Guide
1608 John Smith Assumes Presidency of the Jamestown Settlement Jamestown Library of Congress History Channel
1772 King Charles III Realigns Spanish Defenses in Texas Spanish Political and Social Leader Texas Hispanic Heritage Texas State Historical Association
1776 Nathan Hale Volunteers to Spy Behind British Lines Nathan Hale George Washington Revolutionary War History Channel
1798 Spanish Invasion of Belize Defeated at St. Georges Caye Belize Spain Great Britain BelizeNow
1813 Captain Oliver Hazard Perry Leads U.S. Fleet to Over the British Warships at the Battle of Lake Erie Great Britain War of 1812 Naval Military History History Channel State of Michigan
1833 President Andrew Jackson Declares His Intention to Remove Government Deposits from the Bank of the United States President Andrew Jackson Economics History Channel
1878 President Rutherford B. Hayes Visits Madison, Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin President Rutherford B. Hayes The American Presidency Wisconsin Historical Society
1914 Allied Forces Stop Germans: First Battle of Marne Ends World War I Nationmaster
1919 Austria and the Allies Sign Treaty of St.-Germain-en-Laye Austria Historic World Documents World War I European History I Australasian Legal Information Institute
1939 Canada Declares War on Germany Canada Germany World War II Canadian Broadcasting  Corporation
1940 British Retaliate for the London "Blitz" by Bombing Berlin The London Blitz Berlin, Germany Aviation Military History World War II History Channel
1942 President Franklin Roosevelt Mandates Gasoline Rationing in the United States President Franklin Roosevelt Automotives Economics World War II History Channel
1944 5th U.S. Armored Division Liberates Luxembourg (Sep 10-12) Luxembourg World War II Luxembourg Office of Tourism
1948 Mildred Gillars of Portland, Maine Is Indicted for Treason as the Nazi Wartime Radio Broadcaster Known as ''Axis Sally'' Portland, Maine Nazi Germany Law & Legal Resources War Crimes World War II New York Times
1960 U.S. & Canada Ground All Civilian Air Traffic to Test North America's Air Defenses Canada Aviation History Cold War Center for the Study of Technology and Society
1963 Fact Finders Provide President Kennedy Mixed Signals on Vietnam Vietnam President John F. Kennedy Vietnam War History Channel
1967 Residents Vote Overwhelmingly by Referendum to Continue Gibraltar's Association with the United Kingdom Britain CIA Global Translation
1973 Bomb Blast Injures 13 in Central London London, England Terrorism BBC
1974 Guinea-Bissau Gains Independence from Portugal Guinea-Bissau Portugal U.S. Department of State
1977 The Guillotine Is Used for the Last Time in France France Crime Capital Punishment History Channel
1989 Hungary Opens Borders for East Germans Hungary Germany Fall of Soviet Communism Cold War History Channel
2000 British Paratroopers Rescue Six Hostages Held in the Sierra Leonean Jungle by a Rebel Group Sierra Leone Great Britain Terrorism BBC
2002 Switzerland Becomes the 190th member of the United Nations United Nations Switzerland New York Times

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