On This Day — September 10th


September 10th is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 112 days remaining until the end of the year.


1570 – A party of ten Jesuit missionaries landed on the Virginia Peninsula to establish the short-lived Ajacán Mission.

1897 – A sheriff’s posse fired upon a peaceful labor demonstration made up of mostly Polish and Slovak anthracite coal miners in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, U.S., killing 19 people and wounding many others.

1945 – Mike the Headless Chicken was decapitated on a farm in Colorado; he survived another 18 months as part of sideshows before choking to death in Phoenix, Arizona.

1961 – At the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, German driver Wolfgang von Trips’s car collided with another, causing it to become airborne and crash into a side barrier, killing him and 15 spectators.

2008 – CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest and highest-energy particle accelerator, was first powered up beneath the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva.

Celebrity Birthdays

Karl Lagerfeld turns 85

Colin Firth turns 58

Guy Ritchie turns 50

Ryan Phillippe turns 44

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