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List of September 10th Major News Events

  1. 1939 Canada Declares War On Germany
  2. 1942 U.S.A. Gas Rationing
  3. 1967 Gibraltar Votes Against Joining Spain
  4. 1973 British Mainline Stations Bombed
  5. 1977 France The last person to be executed by guillotine
  6. 1990 South Africa Township Violence

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10 Sept, 1961 Italian Grand Prix Accident

1961 : 14 spectators are killed during the Italian Grand Prix when Baron Wolfgang von Trips driving a Ferrari goes off the track onto a grass-covered embankment filled with spectators.

10 Sept, 1922 Amount Of Money In Circulation

1922 : The Treasury in Washington has released new figures the per capita circulation of money is now $39.93 per person down from $42.99 one year ago.

The total money in circulation is $4,393,506,927 and the total number of people in the US is 110,017,000.

The total US dollars believed to be in circulation today is $1.52 billion and the current US Population 325,365,189. (Sept. 2017)

10 Sept, 1927 Laws for Novice Fliers

10th September 1927 : As the number of Trans Atlantic stunt fliers increases with a larger number lost each month , currently the odds of completing the trip are about 1 in 2 but as more fliers with less experience attempting to cross the Atlantic the number of casualties will continue to grow. It is believed the Governments around the world including the US will put laws in place to stop this foolhardiness. Maybe they will include a pilots license needed to fly a plane.

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10 Sept, 1930 U.S.A. "Scarface" Al Capone

1930 : "Scarface" Al Capone has taken former rivals into partnership with him to form a giant Co-Operative organization to control the Beer, Vice and Gambling Industries in Chicago. The Syndicate will be run by a cabinet with each member controlling different areas of the business.

Beer Sales

Beer Running

War on those outside the Cabinet



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From 1990s Fun History Quiz Page

Question 10

10. In 1998, US President Bill Clinton denied having "sexual relations" with which White House intern?

Question 11

11. In 1994, Jordan and Israel signed a peace treaty that ended a state of war between the two countries that had existed since what year?

Question 12

12. The first sheep was successfully cloned in 1996, what was the sheep's name?

10 Sept, 1939 Canada Declares War On Germany

1939 : Canada joins England and France by declaring war on Germany.

10 Sept, 1942 U.S.A. Gas Rationing

1942 : Following similar moves in Europe and the rest of the world President Franklin D. Roosevelt starts gasoline rationing in the U.S. as part of the country's wartime efforts.

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10 Sept, 1948 U.S.A. Gasoline Shortages

1948 : Although the war has ended there are still Gasoline shortages being reported throughout the country , and it is thought that in the next 12 months these shortages will be over allowing the public to use cars more and the auto industry to provide the pent up demand caused by production stopped during war time to concentrate on the munitions needed to win the war.

10 Sept, 1954 Algeria Earthquake Rescue Operation

1954 : French Rescuers starting the task of checking homes in Orleansville have estimated the death toll from yesterdays earthquake at over 1000, but believe it could well be many more as they have not yet managed to reach the nearby village of Vauban 15 miles away due to the roads being unpassable which is completely wiped out with no homes left standing, and three other villages are also believed to be completely destroyed. Most homes in the area are now considered unsafe and large temp camps are being set up.

10 Sept, 1963 UK American Express

September 10th, 1963 : American Express one of the worlds largest banking companies is following Diners Club and introducing credit cards in Britain, American Express Card holders can buy purchases through the month and they are billed at the end of each month when all outstanding balances must be settled. Visa cards were not introduced in the UK until the Eighties.

10 Sept, 1967 Gibraltar Votes Against Joining Spain

1967 : Gibraltar votes in favor of staying British by 12,138 to 44 against becoming part of Spain.

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10 Sept, 1970 U.S.A. Import Duties Enforced

September 10th, 1970 : The Nixon administration is to enforce a 49 year old import duty law to stop the dumping of foreign goods on American Soil by increasing the import tax paid on those goods to enter the United States. The 1921 Anti-Dumping Act provides for penalty duties on foreign goods found to be damaging American Industry.

10 Sept, 1973 British Mainline Stations Bombed

1973 : Two British Mainline Stations Bombed at King's Cross and Euston station injuring 13. The IRA has claimed responsibility and this is part of the current bombing campaign in the last few weeks which have included the Manchester city center bombing and Victoria station in London.

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10 Sept, 1976 Yugoslavia Passenger Jets Collide

September 10th, 1976 : Two passenger jets collide over Zagreb due to errors by air traffic controllers, British Airways Flight 476 and an Inex charter airline flight causing the loss of 176.

10 Sept, 1977 France Guillotine

1977 : The last person to be executed by guillotine is a Tunisian immigrant convicted of murder.

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10 Sept, 1980 Australia Gold Rush

September 10th, 1980 : A new gold rush has started in the Australian outback after two aborigines dug up gold nuggets ranging in size from a marble to a cigarette packet. The gold mine is located about 500 miles northeast of Perth.

10 Sept, 1990 South Africa Township Violence

1990 : The continued violence in South African townships between rival factions and with the police has led to the death of 55 in the last 7 days including a number in Soweto.

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From 1970s Music and Hits Page

1970 - Close to You - The Carpenters, (-) American Woman - The Guess Who, (-) I’ll Be There - The Jackson 5, (-) War - Edwin Starr,

1971 - Joy to the World - Three Dog Night, (-) Maggie May - Rod Stewart, (-) My Sweet Lord - George Harrison, (-) It’s Too Late - Carole King, (-) Imagine - John Lennon,

1972 - Lean On Me - Bill Withers, (-) School’s Out - Alice Cooper, (-) Heart of Gold - Neil Young, (-) Let’s Stay Together - Al Green, (-) American Pie - Don McLean,

1973 - Bad, Bad Leroy Brown - Jim Croce, (-) You’re So Vain - Carly Simon, (-) Let’s Get It On - Marvin Gaye, (-)

1974 - The Way We Were - Barbra Streisand, (-) Jungle Boogie - Kool and the Gang, (-) The Loco-Motion - Grand Funk Railroad, (-) Band On the Run - Wings,

1975 - Shining Star - Earth, Wind and Fire, (-) Rhinestone Cowboy - Glen Campbell, (-) Fame - David Bowie, (-)

1976 - Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen, (-) Dancing Queen - ABBA, (-) Love to Love You Baby - Donna Summer, (-)

1977 - Hotel California - Eagles, (-) Best of My Love - The Emotions, (-) Car Wash - Rose Royce, (-)

1978 - Stayin’ Alive - Bee Gees, (-) YMCA - The Village People, (-) Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty, (-) Three Times a Lady - The Commodores,

1979 - Le Freak - Chic, (-) Hot Stuff - Donna Summer, (-) Heart of Glass - Blondie, (-) My Sharona - The Knack, (-) I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor

10 Sept, 1990 Free Willy Star Goes Back To Iceland

September 10th, 1990 : The star of the Free Willy movies Keiko, an orca (or killer whale), is back in Iceland where he was captured from in 1979. Keiko has been taken back to Iceland to see if he can adapt back to life in the ocean after Warner Brothers Studio and Craig McCaw set up a foundation plus thousands of children from around the world donated money to the the Free Willy Keiko Foundation. Part of the acclimatization back to the wild included supervised swims in the open ocean and on one such supervised swim on July 11th 2002 Keiko swam off and was not seen again until he turned up in September nearly 1,000 miles away on the coast of Norway. In 2003 having never fully adapted back to life in the wild Keiko died from pneumonia in a Norwegian Fjord aged 27.

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10 Sept, 2000 Space Shuttle Atlantis

2000 : The Space Shuttle Atlantis which blasted off on 7th September with 5 US astronauts and 2 Soviet cosmonauts has docked with the International Space Station for preparations for its first long-stay inhabitants, due to arrive at the beginning of November.

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10 Sept, 2002 Switzerland Joins UN

September 10th, 2002 : Switzerland joins United Nations becoming the 190th member.

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10 Sept, 2007 Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate

2007 : Democratic presidential candidates held the first debate to be in Spanish on television. The questions and answers were translated back and forth and the debate addressed issues important to Hispanic voters such as immigration and Latin American relations. The debate was broadcast on Univision.

10 Sept, 2007 United States Jane Wyman

September 10th, 2007 : Jane Wyman, Academy Award winning actress and former wife of former President Ronald Reagan, passed away at the age of ninety.

10 Sept, 2011 Ferry Sinks Off Zanzibar Island

2011 : At least 187 people died after a ferry carrying 800 people sunk off the coast of the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar. The boat reportedly capsized after suffering a power failure while crossing between islands during the night. A total of 620 people had been rescued while crews tried to recover the rest of the missing passengers.

10 Sept, 2011 State of Emergency in Texas

September 10th, 2011 : President Barack Obama declares a state of emergency in the state of Texas, amid wildfires that have already destroyed at least 1,300 homes.

10 Sept, 2012 Serena Williams Wins US Open

2012 : Serena Williams beat Victoria Azarenka to win her fourth US Open title and fifteenth Grand Slam singles title. She also became the first woman over thirty to win the US Open since Martina Navratilova won in 1987.

10 Sept, 2013 Toyota Issues Recall

September 10th, 2013 : Toyota issues a second recall on over 700,000 vehicles that had previously recalled only a year before. The models that were effected were the 2006 to 2011 Toyota RAV4 and the 2005 to 2010 Lexus HS 250h. The issue that prompted the recall was a rusty suspension.

Born This Day In History September 10

Celebrating Birthdays Today

Bill O'Reilly

Born: September 10th, 1949 New York City, NY, U.S.

Known For : Bill O'Reilly best known as an American television host, syndicated columnist and a conservative political commentator, best known for "The O'Reilly Factor" on the Fox News Channel. He began his career as a news reporter with WNEP-TV in Scranton, Pennsylvania. In 2017, O'Reilly was fired from Fox after it was revealed that they had settled several sexual harassment lawsuits against him.

Celebrating Birthdays Today

Arnold Palmer

Born: Arnold Daniel Palmer, September 10th, 1929, Latrobe, Pennsylvania

Died: September 25th, 2016, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Known For : Arnold Palmer best known as an American golfer who is often thought of as one of the greatest players in the history of men's professional golf. He began his career as a pro in the mid-50s which coincided with the increase in the number of Televisions in peoples homes creating the increased interest in Golfing and making him a household name. During his playing career he won an amazing 62 PGA Tour wins including he (British) Open Championship (twice), U.S. Open (once) and winning he Masters (four times). In nearly every poll carried out Arnold Palmer has been rated in the top ten golfers of all time.

From Pop Culture TV Quiz Page

Question 13

13. What was the name of the Lone Ranger's horse from "The Lone Ranger" which ran from 1949-1954?

Question 14

14. Which actor starred as Michael Knight in the television series "Knight Rider" that ran from 1982-1986?

Question 15

15. Which Presidential drama began in 1999 and ran until 2006 and featured actors like Allison Janney, Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, and John Spencer?