A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on September 10th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On either August 20 or September 8-10, 480 BC, the Persians defeated the Spartans in the Battle of Thermopylae.
On September 10, 1898, Empress Elisabeth of Austria was stabbed in the chest by assassin Luigi Lucheni.
On September 10, 1939, with its torpedoing of its own submarine, the HMS Oxley, the British Royal Navy proved quite early in World War II that there is such as thing as “friendly fire.”
On September 10, 1960, the final event of the Summer Olympics held in Rome, Italy, was the scene of the first Sub-Saharan African (Black) to win an Olympic Gold Medal.
On September 10, 1960, Abebe Bikila, representing Ethiopia, became the first ever Sub-Saharan Black African to win an Olympic Gold Medal by taking first place in the ultimate event of the Summer Olympics, the Marathon race.
On September 10, 1977, Tunisian French landscaper and pimp, Hamida Djandoubi, became the last person executed by guillotine in France, and the last person executed for a crime in Western Europe.
On September 10, 2017, the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League opened their regular season schedule for 2017 against arch-rival Pittsburgh Steelers.
On September 10, 2019, we had the pleasure of reviewing a children’s book for our readers, one themed toward our favorite holiday, Halloween!
On September 10, 2022, we had the pleasure of reviewing a new History oriented board game for you!
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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