SEPTEMBER 10 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1515 – Thomas Wolsey was invested as a Cardinal on the 10th September 1515.

1846 – Elias Howe was granted a patent for the sewing machine on the 10th September 1846.

1858 – George Mary Searle discovered the asteroid 55 Pandora on the 10th September 1858.

1898 – Empress Elizabeth of Austria was assassinated by Luigi Lucheni on the 10th September 1898.

1919 – Austria and the Allies signed the Treaty of Saint-Germain on the 10th September 1919, recognizing the independence of PolandHungaryCzechoslovakia and Yugoslavia.

1929 – Arnold Palmer the American golfer was born on the 10th September 1929.

1936 – 1st World Individual Motorcycle Speedway Championship was held on the 10th September 1936, at Wembley Stadium in London, England.

1939 – David Stratton the English-Australian critic and television host was born on the 10th September 1939.

1942 – Danny Hutton the Irish-American singer from Three Dog Night was born on the 10th September 1942.

1945 – José Feliciano the Puerto Rican singer-songwriter and guitarist was born on the 10th September 1945.

1946 – Don Powell the English drummer from Slade was born on the 10th September 1946.

1950 – Joe Perry the American singer-songwriter and guitarist from Aerosmith was born on the 10th September 1950.

1956 – Johnnie Fingers the Irish pianist from The Boomtown Rats was born on the 10th September 1956.

1957 – Carol Decker the English singer-songwriter from T’Pau was born on the 10th September 1957.

1958 – Siobhan Fahey the Irish singer-songwriter from Bananarama and Shakespears Sister was born on the 10th September 1958.

1960 – At the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome on the 10th September 1960, Abebe Bikila became the 1st sub-Saharan African to win a gold medal, winning the marathon in bare feet.

1960 – Colin Firth the English actor was born on the 10th September 1960.

1961William McInnes the Australian film and television actor and writer was born in Redcliffe, Queensland on the 10th September 1961. William McInnes is best known for his roles as Senior Constable Nick Schultz in Blue Heelers and Max Connors in SeaChange.

1961 – An Italian Grand Prix crash caused the death of German Formula One driver Wolfgang von Trips and 13 spectators who are hit by his Ferrari on the 10th September 1961.

1972 – The United States sufferred its 1st loss of an international basketball game on the 10th September 1972, in a disputed match against the Soviet Union at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany.

1974 – Guinea-Bissau gained independence from Portugal on the 10th September 1974.

2001 – Charles Ingram cheated his way into winning one million pounds on the British version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire on the 10th September 2001.

2002 – Switzerland joined the United Nations on the 10th September 2002.

2002 ~ ARTHURS SEAT TOWER demolition started on the 10th September 2012. The Arthurs Seat lookout tower opened in 1934, on a 305m hill on the Mornington Peninsula, in Victoria, Australia. A proposed lookout tower to replace the historic tower is planned. The new tower will be used for fully enclosed gondola cars, along with traditional open chairlift seats for the views of Port Phillip Bay and the Mornington Peninsula, under plans to build a new chairlift at Arthurs Seat, replacing the controversial original chairlift. See The Age news story

Arthurs Seat lookout tower opened built 1934 demolished 2012 historic Port Phillip Bay Mornington Peninsula concrete structure
Arthurs Seat lookout tower, built in 1934 & demolished in September 2012 (Photo by Anton K)

2008 – The Large Hadron Collider at CERN also known as the biggest scientific experiment in history, was powered up on the 10th September 2008, in GenevaSwitzerland.

2012 – World Suicide Prevention Day is an awareness day observed on the 10th September every year, to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides. The theme for 2012 is “Suicide Prevention across the Globe: Strengthening Protective Factors and Instilling Hope”. Make a difference today, and visit the World Suicide Prevention Day website ..and show your support for suicide prevention on Facebook.

Suicide Prevention Australia World Day 10th September prevent suicides Australia map graphic blue & green logo
Suicide Prevention Australia website

Today in History for September 10th ~ video presented by the Associated Press… 

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