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OCTOBER 10

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Fiji: Independence Day
(Commemoration of independence from Great Britain: 10/10/1970)
Fiji Great Britain
Taiwan: National Day
(Observed in commemoration of the 10/10/1911 start of revolution that toppled the Manchu dynasty)
Taiwan Expedia
1758 Pierre Chouteau, Sr. (New Orleans-born Native-American Leader) Pierre Chouteau, Sr. Osage Indians Westward Expansion
1825 Paul Kruger (Former President of South Africa) South Africa
1830 Isabella II (Queen of Spain: 1833-1868) Spanish Political and Social Leaders
1901 Frederick Patterson (Washington, D.C.-born African-American Founder of the United Negro College Fund) Washington, D.C. Political and Social Leaders Educators of Note African-American Political and Social Leaders United Negro College Fund African American Registry
1927 Hazel Johnson (Pennsylvania-born African-American Military Leader) Hazel Johnson Famous American Military Leaders Famous African Americans
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1998 Clark Clifford (Kansas-born Statesman, U.S. Presidential Advisor) Kansas Political and Social Leaders The American Presidency U.S. Goverment
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1765 British Take Control of the French Fort de Chartres in the Illinois Territory Great Britain France Illinois Forts French & Indian War State of Illinois Illinois Historic Preservation Agency Indiana Historical Society
1774 The Battle of Point Pleasant Is Fought Great Britain Virginia West Virginia American Revolution West Virginia State Archives
1794 Russians Crush Kosciuszko's Rebel Army at Maciejowice, Poland Russia Poland War Catholic Encyclopedia
1848 Residents of Santa Fe Meet to Petition the U.S. Congress to Organize a New Mexico Territorial Government Santa Fe, New Mexico U.S. Congress Westward Expansion New Mesxico Magazine
1851 Benjamin R. Curtis Is Sworn In As Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court Massachusetts Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1861 General Edmund Kirby Smith, a Native of St. Augustine, Is Named to Command the Confederate Districts of Middle and Eastern Florida St. Augustine, Florida The American Civil Florida Historical Society
1864 Canada's Fathers of Confederation Convene in Quebec City for 17 Days The British North America Act Founders' Hall
1868 Cuba Begins 10-year War with Spain When Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Frees His Slaves Cuba Spain Slavery War Thinkquest
1877 Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer Buried at West Point, NY George Armstrong Custer History Channel
1892 George Shiras, Jr. Is Sworn In As Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court Pennyslvania Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1896 Cuban Patriot Leaders L. Figueredo and Martin Herrera Speak at a Benefit Ball for Cuban Refugees in Tampa, Florida Cuba Tampa, Florida Latin-American Heritage Florida Historical Society
1910 Charles Evans Hughes Is Sworn In As Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court New York Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1913 Via Telegraph, President Wilson Ignites Charge to Join Atlantic & Pacific in Panamá The Panamá Canal President Woodrow Wilson Rivers, Streams & Canals The Telegraph CNN
1933 Western Hemisphere Nations Sign Non-aggression Treaty World History Yale University
1938 Nazi Germany Completes Its Annexation of Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland Czech Republic Slovakia Nazi Germany Munich Pact New York Times
1943 Chiang Kai-shek Takes Oath of Office as President of China Chiang Kai-shek New York Times
1944 800 Gypsy Children Gassed to Death at Auschwitz Adolph Hitler The Holocaust World History Death History Channel
1957 President Eisenhower Apologizes to Ghanian Diplomat Refused Restaurant Service in Delaware Ghana Delaware President Dwight Eisehower Racism History Channel
1970 Fiji Gains Its Independence from the United Kingdom Fiji Great Britain New York Times
The FLQ French Separatists Kidnap Quebec's Labor Minister Québec Terrorism BBC
1973 Vice-President Spiro Agnew Resigns, Pleads No Contest to Federal Tax Evasion Richard Nixon Crime History Channel New York Times Merriam-Webster
1980 "Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front" (FMLN) Founded in El Salvador El Salvador War on Terror Britannica
1985 Hijacking of the Italian Cruise Ship Achille Lauro Ends Italy Naval History War on Terrorism History Channel
2001 President George W. Bush Releases List of 22 Most-wanted Terrorists President George W. Bush Terrorism New York Times
2002 U.S. House Votes to Give President Bush Authority to Attack Iraqi U.S. Congress President George W. Bush War in Iraq New York Times
2004 Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed Is Elected President of Somalia Somalia U.S. Department of State

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