What Happened on Oct 10

  • Battle of Karbala

    The Battle of Karbala took place on Muharram 10, in the year 61 of the Islamic calendar (October 9 or 10, 680) in Karbala, in present day Iraq. On... Read more

  • The Battle of Tours (Poitiers)

    The Battle of Tours (October 10, 732), also called the Battle of Poitiers and in Arabic: معركة بلاط الشهداء‎ (ma‘arakat Balâṭ ash-Shuhadâ’) Battle... Read more

  • Great Hurricane of 1780

    The Great Hurricane of 1780, also known as the Hurricane San Calixto II, is the deadliest Atlantic hurricane on record. Over 27,500 people died... Read more

  • Fifty Midshipmen And Seven Faculty Attend The First Term Of The United States Naval School

    On October 10, 1845, fifty midshipmen and seven faculty attended the first term of The United States Naval School. Five years later, the school... Read more

  • Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Is Completed And Opened

    On October 10, 1850, the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal was completed and opened for business along its entire 184.5 mile length from Washington, DC to... Read more

  • Battle of Blue Springs

    Description: Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside, commander of the Department of the Ohio, undertook an expedition into East Tennessee to clear the roads... Read more

  • Mud Run Disaster

    The full length of the lead engine telescoped into the rear car and drove it two thirds of its length into the next car; which was in turn pushed... Read more

  • Kermit Roosevelt Is Born

    Kermit was born at the Roosevelt residence Sagamore Hill in Oyster Bay, New York, the second child born to Theodore Roosevelt and his second wife,... Read more

  • Wreck of the SS Bokhara

    The ship set off from Shanghai on 8 October, due to arrive at Hong Kong on the 11th and was then bound for Colombo and Bombay. On board were 148... Read more

  • 1908 World Series

    The 1908 World Series matched the defending champion Chicago Cubs against the Detroit Tigers in a rematch of the 1907 Series. In this first-ever... Read more

  • Battle of La Bassée

    The Battle of La Bassée was a battle between British and German forces in northern France in October 1914, and was part of the Race to the Sea. The... Read more

  • "Those Love Pangs" (film) is Released

    Those Love Pangs is a 1914 American comedy silent film made by Keystone Studios starring Charlie Chaplin. Read more

  • Eighth Battle Of The Isonzo

    The Eighth Battle of the Isonzo was fought from October 10-12, 1916 between Italy and Austria-Hungary. The Eighth Battle of the Isonzo, fought... Read more

  • 1923 World Series

    In the 1923 World Series, the New York Yankees beat the New York Giants in six games. This would be the first of the Yankees' 27 World Series... Read more

  • First Proven Case of Air Sabotage

    A Boeing 247 operated by United Airlines and registered as NC13304 was destroyed in midflight by a nitroglycerin bomb over Chesterton, Indiana, on... Read more

  • Britain Refuses Hitler's Offer of Peace

    On 10 October 1939, the British refused Hitler's offer of peace; on 12 October the French did the same. Franz Halder, the chief of staff of the... Read more

  • "Seven Days To Noon" Is Released

    Seven Days to Noon is a 1950 British drama / thriller film directed by John Boulting and Roy Boulting. Paul Dehn and James Bernard won the Academy... Read more

  • 'Atlas Shrugged' is Published

    Atlas Shrugged (1957) is a mystery story, Ayn Rand once commented, "not about the murder of man’s body, but about the murder—and rebirth—of man’s... Read more

  • "Splendor In The Grass" Is Released

    Splendor in the Grass, an American movie from 1961, tells a story of sexual repression, love, and heartbreak. Written by William Inge, who appears... Read more

  • From Russia With Love (film) released

    From Russia with Love (1963) is the second spy film in the James Bond series, and the second to star Sean Connery as the fictional MI6 agent James... Read more

  • Games of the XVIII Olympiad Held in Tokyo, Japan

    The 1964 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVIII Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event held in Tokyo, Japan in 1964.... Read more

  • Chris Penn is Born

    Christopher Shannon "Chris" Penn (October 10, 1965 – January 24, 2006) was an American film and television actor known for his roles in such films... Read more

  • "Hot Rats" by Frank Zappa Is Released

    Hot Rats is the second solo album by Frank Zappa. It was released in October 1969. The album consists of six tracks, five of which are instrumental... Read more

  • Pink Floyd releases Atom Heart Mother

    Atom Heart Mother is the fourth studio album by Pink Floyd, released in 1970 by Harvest and EMI Records in the United Kingdom and Harvest and... Read more

  • 1970 World Series

    The 1970 World Series matched the American League champion Baltimore Orioles against the National League champion Cincinnati Reds, with the Orioles... Read more