10th September, on this day

422 St Celestine I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
506 The bishops of Visigothic Gaul meet in the Council of Agde.
1349 Jews who survived a massacre in Constance, Germany are burned to death
1547 Defeat for the Scots by the English at the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh, Edinburgh
1608 John Smith elected president of Jamestown colony council, Va
1776 George Washington asks for a spy volunteer, Nathan Hale volunteers
1798 British Hondurus beats Spain in battle of St George's caye
1813 Comm Oliver H Perry defeats the British in the Battle of Lake Erie
1823 Simon Bolivar, known as 'the Liberator' is declared dictator of Peru
1846 Elias Howe patents the sewing machine
1847 Gold is discovered in California
1855 During the Crimean War, the Russian Black Sea base of Sebastopol falls to Anglo-French froces after an 11 month siege
1869 Baptist minister invents the rickshaw in Yokohama, Japan
1882 1st international conference to promote anti-semitism meets in Dresden Germany (Congress for Safeguarding of Non-Jewish Interests)
1891 'Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-De-E' , the most popular song in Victorian England in the 1890s is written by former Canadian bandsman Henry J Sayers - copyrighted in New York. Sayers later admits to copying an Austrian song after hearing the tune being played in a brothel in Missouri
1897 Lattimer Massacre - a sheriff's posse kills twenty unarmed immigrant miners in Pennsylvania, United States.
1897 London taxi driver George Smith is the first person in Britain to be convicted of drink-driving. He's fined £1 for driving on the pavement in Bond Street
1898 Empress Elizabeth of Austria is murdered by Italian anarchist Luigi Lucheni in Geneva
1899 2nd quake in 7 days hits Yakutat Bay, Alaska
1907 New Zealand is granted Dominion status
1910 Great Idaho Fire destroys 3 million acres of timber
1913 In US, Lincoln Highway opens as 1st paved coast-to-coast highway
1915 The first branch of the British Women's Institute is founded in the North Welsh town of Llanfairpwll
1919 NYC welcomes home Gen John J Pershing and 25,000 WW I soldiers
1919 Austria and the Allies sign the Treaty of Saint-Germain recognizing the independence of Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia.
1924 Leopold and Loeb found guilty of murder
1932 The New York City Subway's third competing subway system, the municipally-owned IND, is opened.
1933 English tennis player Fred Perry becomes the first Briton to win the US Open Championship since 1903
1939 Canada declares war on Germany
1939 The submarine HMAS Oxley is mistakenly sunk by the submarine HMS Triton near Norway and becomes the Royal Navy's first WW2 loss
1942 The British carry out an amphibious landing on Madagascar to re-launch Allied offensive operations in the Madagascar Campaign.
1943 German troops occupy Rome and take over the protection of the Vatican City
1945 Vidkun Quisling, Germany's 'puppet' premier of Norway during World War II is sentenced to death for collaborating with the enemy. He is executed on 24th October
1945 Mike the Headless Chicken is decapitated; he survives for another 18 months before choking to death
1951 United Kingdom began an economic boycott of Iran.
1954 12 second shock kills 1,460 in Orleansville, Algeria
1955 In US, "Gunsmoke" premiers on CBS TV
1960 An English Football League match is seen live on television in Britain for the first time. Blackpool and Bolton Wanderers draw 0-0
1960 Running barefoot, Ethiopian Abebe Bikila wins Rome Olympic marathon
1961 Italian Grand Prix, a crash causes the death of German driver Wolfgang von Trips and 13 spectators hit by his Ferrari.
1962 Rod Laver wins the Grand Slam of tennis
1963 20 black students entered public schools in Alabama
1966 Beatles' "Revolver," album goes to number 1 and stays for 6 weeks
1967 Almost 100 per cent of the voters of Gibraltar reject Spanish rule in favour of retaining British sovereignty
1972 US Men's olympic basketball teams 1st lose, 51-50 to USSR (disputed)
1973 Muhammad Ali defeats Ken Norton
1974 Guinea-Bissau gains independence from Portugal
1974 Teuvo Louhivouri sets cycling distance record of 515.8 mi in 24 hrs
1976 A British Airways Hawker Siddeley Trident and an Inex-Adria DC-9 collide near Zagreb, Yugoslavia, killing 176
1977 - Last execution by Guillotine in France. Hamida Djandoubi, convicted for torture and murder.
1979 3 Puerto Rican nationalists who attempted to kill Truman are freed
1981 The Picasso painting 'Guernica' is returned to Spain after 40 years in the United States of America. Pablo Picasso had refused to allow it to be shown in Spain until the restoration of democracy
1988 German tennis player Steffi Graf beats Argentinian Gabriella Sabatini in the final of the US Open to become only fifth person to complete the Grand Slam - winning all four top tennis tournaments in the same calendar year.
1989 Against the wishes of the East German Government, Hungary opens its western border allowing thousands of East German citizens to leave the country
1990 The Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Yamoussoukro, Côte d'Ivoire – the largest church in Africa is consecrated by Pope John Paul II.
1990 George Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev meet in Helsinki
1990 Hard Rock Cafe opens in Las Vegas, Nevada
1990 Iran agrees to resume diplomatic ties with Iraq
1993 The body of former president Ferdinand Marcos is returned to the Phillipines four years after he died in exile in Hawaii
1996 Switzerland faces international pressure, particularly from Britain, to give up an estimated £4 billion in gold looted by the Nazis during World War II
1998 An historic face-to-face meeting in Belfast between the First Minister of the Northern Ireland Assembly - Ulster Unionist leader David Trimble and the Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams
2000 Cats closes on Broadway.
2002 Switzerland, noted as a neutral country, joins the United Nations.
2003 Anna Lindh, the foreign minister of Sweden, is stabbed fatally while shopping, and dies of her wounds on September 11.
2007 Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan after seven years in exile, following a military coup in October 1999.
2008 The first attempt at circulating a beam through the Large Hadron Collider is scheduled to take place.

10th September 2005

Bush pleads for 'spirit of 9/11'

Coast Guard admiral to lead relief effort

Major attack on Iraq 'rebel town'

10th September 2006

Abbas 'ready for Olmert meeting'

Nato kills 94 'Taleban fighters'

UK charity warns of Afghan famine

10th September 2007

US surge plan in Iraq 'working'

Pakistan deports ex-PM on return

Mexico truck blast 'kills dozens'

10th September 2008

Deadly attack on Pakistan mosque

'Big Bang' experiment starts

India arrests for 'uranium theft'

10th September 2009

Lorry bombers target Iraqi Kurds

Delhi school stampede kills five

Opel and Vauxhall to go to Magna

10th September 2010

Birthdates which occurred on 10th September:

1487 Julius III Counter-Reformation pope (1550-55)
1736 Carter Braxton signed Decl of Ind
1753 Sir John Soane England, architect (Soane Museum)
1836 Joseph Wheeler Maj Gen/Cavalry Commander, Army of Tennessee
1839 Isaac Kauffman Funk US, publisher (Funk & Wagnalls)
1872 Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji India, cricketer/politician
1887 Giovanni Gronchi president of Italy
1890 Franz Werfel Austria, author (40 Days of Musa Dagh)
1893 Al "Fuzzy" St John Santa Ana Calif, actor (Lash of the West)
19-- Arthur Taxler actor (Lt Zymack-Midnight Caller)
19-- Dennis Burkley Van Nuys Calif, actor (Mary Hartman, Sanford)
19-- Harry Groener actor (Ralph-Dear John)
19-- Michael Pasternak Bkln NY, actor (Co-ed Fever)
1907 Fay Wray Alberta Canada, actress-King Kong's main squeeze
1909 Raymond Scott Bkln NY, orch leader (Your Hit Parade)
1914 Robert Wise movie director (Day the Earth Stood Still)
1915 Edmond O'Brien NYC, actor (Sam Benedict, Johnny Midnight)
1927 Yma Sumac [Emperatriz Chavarri], Ichocan Peru, 5 octave soprano
1929 Arnold Palmer golfer (PGA Golfer of the Year 1960, 1962)
1933 Yevgeny V Khrunov USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 5)
1934 Charles Kuralt Wilmington NC, newscaster (On the Road)
1934 Roger Maris Yankee, HR champ (61 in 1961, AL MVP 1960, 1961)
1935 John Palmer Kingsport Tenn, news anchor (NBC Weekend News)
1939 Greg Mullavey Buffalo NY, actor (Tom-Mary Hartman, Rituals)
1940 Roy Ayers LA, disco jazz artist (Fever, You Send Me)
1945 Jos‚ Feliciano Lares PR, singer/songwriter (Light my Fire)
1945 Richard M Mullane Tx, USAF/astro (STS 41-D, STS-27, STS-36)
1945 Tom Ligon New Orleans, actor (Joyride)
1946 James R Hines US, sprinter (Olympic-gold-1968)
1948 Bob Lanier NBA center (Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks)
1948 Judy Geeson Arundei Sussex Engld, actress (To Sir With Love, Berserk)
1948 Margaret Trudeau Vancouver BC, former Canadian 1st lady
1950 Joe Perry Boston, rocker (Aerosmith-Walking the Dog)
1953 Amy Irving Palo Alto, Cal, actress (Yentl, Carrie, Crossing Delancy)
1957 Brian Fitzpatrick Upper Darby Pa, actor (Rick Alden-Loving)
1957 Siobhan Fahey rocker (Bananarama-Venus)
1960 Miranda Wilson Nebraska, actress (Sandra-Santa Barbara)
1963 Carol Decker rocker (T'Pau-Heart & Soul)
1963 David Titlow rocker (Blue Mercedes-Rich & Famous)
1965 Allison Daughtry actress (Guilding Light)


Deaths which occurred on September 10th:
1419 John the Fearless Burgundy France, warrior, murdered at 48
1842 Letitia Tyler Pres Tyler's wife, dies at 51
1961 Leo Carrillo actor who portrayed Pancho on Cisco Kid, dies at 81
1976 Mordecai Johnson 1st black president of Howard U, dies at 86
1977 Hamida Djandoubi convicted murderer last to, die in the guillotine
1985 Alexa Kenin actress (Mousie-Coed Fever), dies at 23
1990 Samuel Kanyon Doe president of Liberia, assassinated
1991 Yves Montand actor (Lets Make Love, Z), dies at 70