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10 October

680 – Iraq – Battle of Karbala. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Karbala


732 – France – Battle of Tours (Islamic Invasion of Gaul). https://youtu.be/CvSbBEoBePg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Tours

1471 – Sweden – Battle of Brunkeberg (Dano-Swedish War). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Brunkeberg

1575 – France – Battle of Dormans (5th War of Religion). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Dormans http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/battles_dormans.html

1780 – Caribbean – Hurricane killed up to 30,000. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Hurricane_of_1780

1789 – France – M Guillotin proposed the new instrument of death. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph-Ignace_Guillotin

1845 – USA – Naval School opened, Annapolis, Maryland. http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/birth-of-the-us-naval-academy

1933 – USA – United Airlines Flight 23 mid air explosion near Chesterton Indiana, 7 killed. http://www.nj.com/inside-jersey/index.ssf/2013/09/the_mysterious_crash_of_united_23.html

1936 – Guatemala – Pan American Grace Airways plane crashed near San José Pinula, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19361010-0

1938 – Germany – Sabena plane crashed at Soest, 20 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19381010-0

1940 – Benin – Air France plane crashed at Carnotville, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19401010-0

1942 – USSR – Established diplomatic relations with Australia.

1943 – Singapore – Double Tenth Incident (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_Tenth_incident

1945 – Papua New Guinea – USAAF plane crashed near Boana, 5 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19451010-0

1946 – Morocco – Air Ocean plane crashed near Sefrou, 16 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19461010-0

1949 – Mexico – Aerovías Coahuila plane crashed near Saltillo, 8 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19491010-1

1957 – UK – Fire at Windscale nuclear reactor, Cumbria. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/3309842/Windscale-fire-We-were-too-busy-to-panic.html

1964 – Japan – XVIII Summer Olympic Games Opening Ceremony in Tokyo. https://youtu.be/WHt0eAdCCns http://www.olympic.org/tokyo-1964-summer-Olympics

1970 – Fiji – Independence from UK. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14919688

1971 – USA – London Bridge reopened in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2013/feb/03/arizona-london-bridge

1975 – Papua New Guinea – Joined the United Nations.

http://www.un.org/en/members/

1980 – Algeria – Earthquake measuring 7.7Mw, epicentre in El Asnam, 5,000 killed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/10/newsid_3714000/3714612.stm

1986 – El Salvador – Earthquake measuring 5.4Mw, epicentre in San Salvador, 1,000+ killed. http://www.intrescue.info/hub/index.php/missions/el-salvador-earthquake-october-1986/

1997 – Uruguay – Austral Lineas Aéreas Flight 2553 crashed near Nuevo Berlin, 74 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19971010-0

1998 – Congo – LAC plane shot down near Kindu Airport, 41 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19981010-0

2002 – Indonesia – Earthquake measuring 8.0Mw, epicentre north coast of Papua, 8 killed.

2006 – Greece – Flooding in Volos.

2008 – Pakistan – Suicide bomber in Orakzai, 40+ killed. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/11/world/asia/11pstan.html?_r=0

York

1837 – Yorkshire Agricultural Society met at the Black Swan to discuss an annual exhibition (Great Yorkshire Show). http://greatyorkshireshow.co.uk/media/background-information