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On This Day – September 10

September 10 is the 253rd day of the year. 112 days remain until the end of the year.

Births

  • 920 – Louis IV of France (d. 954)
  • 1487 – Pope Julius III (d. 1555)
  • 1786 – William Mason, American surgeon and politician (d. 1860)
  • 1801 – Marie Laveau, American voodoo practitioner (d. 1881)
  • 1929 – Arnold Palmer, American golfer and businessman (d. 2016)
  • 1949 – Bill O’Reilly, American journalist and author
  • 1960 – Colin Firth, English actor and producer
  • 1983 – Joey Votto, Canadian baseball player

Deaths

  • 210 BC – Qin Shi Huang, first emperor of China (b. 260 BC)
  • 1364 – Robert of Taranto, King of Albania
  • 1382 – Louis I of Hungary (b. 1326)
  • 1669 – Henrietta Maria of France (b. 1609)
  • 1889 – Charles III, Prince of Monaco (b. 1818)
  • 1948 – Ferdinand I of Bulgaria (b. 1861)

Events

  • 1608 – John Smith is elected council president of Jamestown, Virginia.
  • 1813 – The United States defeats a British Fleet at the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812.
  • 1939 – World War II: Canada declares war on Germany, joining the Allies: Poland, France, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia.
  • 1974 – Guinea-Bissau gains independence from Portugal.
  • 2002 – Switzerland, traditionally a neutral country, becomes a full member of the United Nations.
  • 2017 – Hurricane Irma makes landfall on Cudjoe Key, Florida as a Category 4, after causing catastrophic damage throughout the Caribbean. Irma resulted in 134 deaths and $64.76 billion (2017 USD) in damage.

Holidays

  • International Make-Up Day
  • National Ants on a Log Day
  • National Swap Ideas Day
  • National Hot Dog Day
  • Sew Be It Day
  • TV Dinner Day
  • World Suicide Prevention Da
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