October 10 holidays in 2018

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Day of the Maroons
Suriname Public Holiday
Navaratri
Multiple [Show] Hindu Holiday
Beginning of the War of Independence
Cuba National Holiday
National Day/Double Tenth Day
Taiwan National Holiday
Party Foundation Day
North korea Public Holiday
Curaçao Day
Curacao Public Holiday
International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction
- International
World Mental Health Day
- International
Fiji Day
Fiji Public Holiday

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.

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