October 10: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Did you know that on this day, October 10, 1899, Isaac R. Johnson received his patent for the bicycle frame?

October 10th is World Mental Health Day and Angel Food Cake Day.

Welcome to the 283rd day of the year! We’re slowly getting through the year, and now have only 82 days until we reach the new year.

Today in history was certainly an incredible day for films and music but there were also some not so incredible events that happened on this day. Keep reading to find out more…

Did you know that on this day in 1899, Isaac R. Johnson received his patent for the bicycle frame? This was the first bicycle with a modern diamond frame.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about October 10th in history!

What Events Happened On October 10 In History?

2019 Three thousand five hundred women in Iran were allowed to attend a soccer match for the first time in 40 years.


2017 Marvel superhero film “Thor: Ragnarok” premiered in Los Angeles, California, US.

OTD in 2017: Marvel superhero film "Thor: Ragnarok" premiered in Los Angeles

2007 Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor became the first Malaysian in space aboard Russia’s Soyuz TMA-10.

1997 Interplay’s Fallout was released in North America for MS-DOS and Windows computers.

Fallout is critically acclaimed as the best roleplaying game made at the time and has been credited for refreshing gamers' interest in roleplaying games. The character creation system was particularly praised, as it allowed players to truly customize their character's skills, strengths, and weaknesses.

1978 A $1 coin was approved by the US Congress, featuring women’s suffrage activist Susan B. Anthony.

1969 Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical soundtrack, “Jesus Christ Superstar,” was recorded.

1963 The second James Bond spy movie, “From Russia With Love,” was released in London.

OTD in 1963: The second James Bond spy movie

The movie, starring Sean Connery, had a budget of just $2 million. Nevertheless, it brought in an impressive $79 million at the box office.

1956 The epic Western drama movie “Giant” premiered in New York City, US.

1903 Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughters founded the Women’s Social and Political Union.

They would later be credited as playing a significant part in attaining the right to vote for women in the UK.

1871 The three-day Great Chicago Fire was finally extinguished after destroying 3.3 square miles.

OTD in 1871: The three-day Great Chicago Fire was finally extinguished after destroying 3.3 square miles.

The disaster killed roughly 300 people and left 100,000 homeless. The damage was around $222 million in those days, which is now equivalent to $4.6 billion!

1846 British astronomer William Lassell discovered Neptune’s largest moon, Triton.

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1733 The War of the Polish Succession began when France declared war on Austria and Saxony.

1549 Edward Seymour, the first Duke of Somerset and Lord Protector of England, had his title stripped from him.

After having been stripped of his title in 1552, Seymour was sentenced to death by the King, who was his 14-year-old nephew. The event was considered a plot against Seymour, also known as a coup d'état.

Famous People Born On October 10

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Mario López? See what other famous people were born on this day.

1985 Marina Diamandis

Welsh Singer

Marina Diamandis
37 years old
Born In:
Wales, UK

1973 Mario López

American Actor

Mario López
49 years old
Born In:
California, USA

1982 Dan Stevens

English Actor

Dan Stevens
40 years old
Born In:
England, UK

1988 Rose McIver

New Zealand Actor

Rose McIver
34 years old
Born In:
Auckland, New Zealand

Special Holidays On October 10

If you’ve got a few minutes spare today, why not celebrate these special holidays.

October 10: World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day

The World Health Organization dedicated October 10 as World Mental Health Day to raise awareness of mental health issues, as millions of people worldwide are suffering in silence. Take part today by donating to a mental health charity or advocating mental health awareness.

October 10: National Angel Food Cake Day

National Angel Food Cake Day

Angel food cake is named as such because it’s so incredibly airy and light that it’s undoubtedly food fit for angels. If you’ve never tried it before, you’re missing out on one of the best cakes, so make sure you head to a bakery today and pick yourself up a slice!

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Fun Fact Of The Day

It only took 87 years to build Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, from 1163-1250.

October 10 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

For those of you who were born on October 10, your star sign is Libra.

Libra is the seventh sign in the modern zodiac and is represented by the scales. The scales reflect Libra’s passion for balance and harmony.

Pink tourmaline is the birthstone that is allocated to anybody born during October. In ancient Indian ceremonies, the tourmaline gem was used to reveal who or what was the cause of troubles or evil deeds.

Anyone born on Oct 10 would likely have been conceived around January 17 in the same year.

A baby that is conceived on October 10, 2023, will likely be born around July 3, 2024.

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