On this Day in History, October 10

It’s a normal day, you’re up and about with your daily duties only to switch on the TV and get breaking news that the President has made a major announcement or a charismatic changemaker has won a Nobel Prize, e.t.c. All these events make it to the books of history each year.

Below are the historic events that happened on October 10. Read on to find out!

  • 1892 – The entire Hong Kong national cricket team died in a shipwreck off Taiwan.
  • 1913 –  When the Gamboa dike was demolished with charges of dynamite, the Panama Canal officially joined the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific ocean.
  • 1928 – “Hold Everything” opened on Broadway.
  • 1957 – US President Eisenhower apologized to the finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbdemah, after he was refused service in a restaurant in Dover, Delaware.
  • 1964 – The Summer Olympics opened in Japan.
  • 1966 – A committee of the General Assembly of The United Nations approved a resolution condemning racial discrimination and urged all nations to support an arms embargo against South Africa.
  • 1967 – Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space was signed by the United States and the Soviet Union.
  • 1973 – US Vice President Spiro Agnew resigns after pleading no contest to allegations of tax fraud.
  • 1973 – After nearly a century of British rule, Fiji became independent.
  • 1978 – U.S. President Jimmy Carter signed the U.S. bill authorizing Susan B. Anthony dollar.
  • 1981 – Nobel Laureate and President of Egypt Anwar Sadat’s funeral service was held in Cairo.
  • 1982 – The US imposed sanctions against Poland for banning the Solidarity trade union.
  • 1991 – In reaction to a military coup that forced President Jean-Claude Aristide into exile, the United States cut all foreign aid to Haiti.
  • 1994 – Nobel Prize for physiology was awarded to Alfred G. Gilman & Martin Rodbell for discovering G-protein.
  • 2001 – U.S. President George W. Bush presented a list of 22 most wanted terrorists.
  • 2003 – Rush Limbaugh announced that he was addicted to painkillers and was going to check into a rehabilitation center.
  • 2003 – Shirin Ebadi became the 1st Iranian Muslim woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her significant and pioneering efforts for democracy and human rights.
  • 2005 – Angela Merkel became the German chancellor after both parties lost seats in the 2005 German federal election.
  • 2010 – Canton Tower, in China, was opened to the public.
  • 2014 – Human rights activists Malala Yousafzai & Kailash Satyarthi won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.

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