September 10 is the 253rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 112 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about September 10th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about September 10th in history!
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- National Swap Ideas Day
- World Suicide Prevention Day
What Happened On This Day – September 10
2014: First Invictus Games Held
The international games bring together wounded armed forces personnel and veterans who compete in athletic competitions. The 2014 Invictus Games were held at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, England. 300 competitors from 13 countries participated in the games. The next games will take place in 2016.
2008: Large Hadron Collider Goes Live
The world’s largest particle collider, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) was built by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). It is an 18-mile (27km) long experimental machine which passes through the French-Swiss border. The Collider was constructed to find the Higgs Boson particle, an elementary particle in physics.
1977: Last Person to be Executed in France
Hamida Djandoubi was also the last person to be executed by a guillotine. Djandoubi was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of 21-year old Elisabeth Bousquet.
1960: Baghdad Conference Begins
The 5-day long conference in Iraq’s capital city ended with the creation of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), an intergovernmental organization of oil-producing countries. Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela were the original members of the group. Today, there are 13 members of the organization. OPEC is responsible for coordinating and unifying oil and gas policies in member states and for creating an efficient and fair system of production, sale, and investment in the petroleum industry.
1846: Patent For Sewing Machine Awarded
The United States’ Patent Office awarded a patent for the first sewing machine with a lockstitch design to Elias Howe from Spencer, Massachusetts. While he had little success marketing his machine in the US, machines similar to his design became very successful, especially among women. The similarity of the machine sold by Isaac Singer, founder of the Singer Sewing Machine Company to Howe’s machine prompted Howe to take Singer to court. He won the case.
2008: In 2008, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, described as the biggest scientific experiment in the history of mankind was powered up in Geneva, Switzerland.
1990: first Internet search engine launched
1894: In 1894 London taxi driver, George Smith became the 1st to be fined for drunk driving.
1846: the patent for the first sewing machine with a lockstitch design was awarded to Elias Howe from Massachusetts.
Births On This Day, September 10
1976: Matt Morgan, American wrestler, actor
1960: Colin Firth, English actor
1941: Stephen Jay Gould, American paleontologist
1872: Ranjitsinhji, Indian cricketer
1839: Charles Sanders Peirce, American philosopher, mathematician, scientist
Deaths On This Day, September 10
1985: Jock Stein, Scottish footballer, manager
1935: Huey Long, American politician
1898: Empress Elisabeth of Austria
1797: Mary Wollstonecraft, English author, philosopher
1669: Henrietta Maria of France