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#TodayInHistory – October 10

October 10 – Some important events on this day.

354 👉🏼 Roman Emperor Constantius gives grand circus and theater shows to mark 30th year of his reign as Caesar in Arles
680 👉🏼 Al-Hussein and his followers killed at Karbala by army of Yazid, the Umayyad caliph, on the way to Kufa
1780 👉🏼 Great Hurricane of 1780 kills 20,000 to 30,000 in the Caribbean, hitting Barbados first. Atlantic’s deadliest recorded hurricane.

1871 👉🏼 The Great Chicago Fire, started on October 8, is finally extinguished after 3 days, leaving approximately 300 dead, 100,000 homeless, and costing $222m in damage

1886 👉🏼 1st dinner jacket (tuxedo) worn to autumn ball at Tuxedo Park, NY
1954 👉🏼 Ho Chi Minh enters Hanoi after withdrawal of French troops
1957 👉🏼 A fire at the Windscale nuclear plant in Cumbria, England becomes the world’s first major nuclear accident
1963 👉🏼 Netherlands population hits 12,000,000
1965 👉🏼 “Vinland Map” is introduced by Yale University as being the first known map of America, drawn about 1440
1969 👉🏼 “Jesus Christ Superstar” soundtrack album by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice is recorded
1970 👉🏼 Fiji gains independence from Britain (National Day)
2009 👉🏼 After closed borders for nearly two hundred years, Armenia and Turkey sign protocols in Zurich to open their borders

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