We create new moments of history with every day we live and every event that occurs defines the course of our futures. The importance of these events must not be ignored as they define the course of what lies ahead of us. One must always make an effort to understand the significance of historical events. So, let us dwell on the history and know about the events that happened on this day in history, September 10.
What Happened in India on September 10?
- 1976 – Boeing 737 Hijack
On 10th September 1976, the Indian Airlines Boeing 737 was hijacked on its way to Lahore.
- 2001 – Amitabh Bachchan Honored at Alexandria Film Festival
On 10th September 2001, famous Indian actor, Amitabh Bachchan was honored as the ‘Actor of the Century’ at the Alexandria Film Festival.
What Happened Across the World on September 10?
- 1846 – Patent for Sewing Machine awarded
Elias Howe from Spencer, Massachusetts was awarded the patent for the first sewing machine with a lockstitch design by the United States’ Patent Office.
- 1918 – Russian Civil War
The Red army captured Kazan during the Russian Civil War.
- 1919 – Treaty of Saint German en Laye signed
The Treaty of Saint German en Laye was signed by the Republic of German-Austria by which significant territories were ceded to Italy, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia.
- 1936 – First Motorcycle Speedway Championship held
The World’s first Motorcycle Speedway Championship was held at London’s Wembley Stadium.
- 1937 – Nyon Conference organized
The Nyon Conference was held on 10th September 1937. It was attended by 9 nations to address international piracy in the Mediterranean Sea.
- 1960 – Baghdad Conference began
The 5-day long conference that eventually gave way to the creation of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), was held. The members of the conference were – Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela.
- 2002 – Switzerland, a full member of the UN
Switzerland, which was a neutral country became a full member of the UN on 10th September 2002.
- 2007- Nawaz Sharif back from Exile
Former PM of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, returned to Pakistan after 7 years of the military coup that took place in 1999.
- 2008 – Large Hadron Collider named as the biggest Scientific Experiment
The Large Hadron Collider was named as the biggest Scientific Experiment and was powered up in Geneva, Switzerland.
- 2017 – Hurricane Irma
Hurricane Irma made a landfall in Florida which led to 134 deaths and loss of $64.76 billions.
- 1960 – Colin Firth, English Actor
Colin Firth is an English Actor, who has also won the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for his tremendous work.
- 1976 – Matt Morgan, American Wrestler and Writer
Matt Morgan is an American writer and wrestler born on 10th September
- 1974 – Ryan Phillipe, American Actor
Ryan Phillipe is an American Actor born on 10th September 1974 and has been working since 1992.
- 1872 – Ranjitsinhji, Indian Cricketer
The famous Indian cricketer after whom the Ranji Trophy was named.
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