October 10 holidays in 2017

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
National Day/Double Tenth Day
Taiwan National Holiday
Party Foundation Day
North korea Public Holiday
Sukkot VI
Israel Observance, Hebrew
Day of the Maroons
Suriname Public Holiday
Fiji Day
Fiji Public Holiday
Curaçao Day
Curacao Public Holiday
World Mental Health Day
- International
Beginning of the War of Independence
Cuba National Holiday
Handbag Day
- Weird

Historical Events on October 10

  • 1845: The Naval School in Annapolis, Maryland that later was renamed the U.S Naval Academy, opens up on this day with 7 professors and about 50 students.
  • 1846: English astronomer William Lassell discovers the largest moon of the planet Neptune – the moon later named Triton.
  • 1871: After a mishap at a barn, a fire rages across Chicago and would last a total of three days.
  • 1903: Emmeline Pankhurst founds the Women’s Social and Political Union.
  • 1953: A Mutual Defense Treaty is formalized between the U.S and the Republic of Korea in Washington, D.C.
  • 1957: United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower issues a formal apology to the finance minister of Ghana – Komla Agbeli Gbedemah – when he is refused service in a Dover, Delaware restaurant.
  • 1963: The Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty begins.
  • 1967: The Outer Space Treaty begins. This treaty was signed on January 27th by 60+ nations and establishes international space law.
  • 1971: The 19th century “New London Bridge” is sold, disassembled and shipped to the U.S. It now resides in Lake Havasu City, Nevada.
  • 1973:S. Vice President Spiro Agnew resigns after allegations of him evading Federal income taxes.

Famous Birthdays on October 10

  • Isabella II of Spain is born in 1830.
  • American colonel Robert Gould Shaw is born in 1837.
  • American painter Maurice Prendergast is born in 1858.
  • Norwegian explorer and Nobel Prize laureate Fridtjof Nansen is born in 1861.
  • Australian author, poet and journalist Louise Mack is born in 1870.
  • English playwright,screenwriter and Nobel Prize laureate, Harold Pinter is born in 1930.
  • German physicists, chemist and Nobel Prize laureate, Gerhard Ertle is born in 1936.
  • American novelist and short story writer, Lily Tuck is born in 1938.
  • American actor, screenwriter and director Peter Coyote is born in 1941.
  • American singer-songwriter David Lee Roth is born in 1954.
  • Japanese author and illustrator Rumiko Takahashi is born in 1957.
  • American singer-songwriter Tanya Tucker is born in 1958.