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On This Day — October 10th

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October 10th is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 82 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Thursday or Friday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Sunday (56)

On this day in history:

1846 – Triton, the largest moon of the planet
Neptune, is discovered by English astronomer William Lassell.

1871 – Chicago burns after a barn accident. The fire lasts from October 8 to October 10.

1897 – German chemist Felix Hoffmann discovers an improved way of synthesizing acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin).

1913 – United States President Woodrow Wilson triggers the explosion of the Gamboa Dike, ending construction on the Panama Canal.

1971 – Sold, dismantled and moved to the United States, London Bridge reopens in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

2015 – Twin bomb blasts in the Turkish capital Ankara near the main train station leave at least 102 people dead and over 400 wounded.

Celebrity Birthdays:

Downton Abbey Star Dan Stevens turns 35

Game of Thrones Actor Charles Dance turns 71

Television Host Mario Lopez turns 44

Studio C Actor Matthew Meese turns 34

Race Car Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. turns 43

The Little Mermaid Voice Actress Jodi Benson turns 56

Happy Birthday to all October 10th babies!

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