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October 10: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on October 10

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.

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

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 facts about October 10th in history!

What Happened On October 10 In History?

2019

3,500 women in Iran allowed to attend a soccer match for the first time in 40 years.

Source CNN
2017

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

OTD in 2017: Marvel superhero film "Thor: Ragnarok" premiered in Los Angeles
1978

Women’s suffrage activist, Susan B. Anthony $1 USD coin was approved by the US Congress.

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.

The movie starred Sean Connery. With a budget of just $2 million USD it brought in an impressive $79 million USD at the box office.
1956

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 major part in attaining the right to vote for women in the UK.
1899

Isaac R. Johnson received his patent for the bicycle frame.

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 in now equivalent to $4.6 billion!
1846

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

1549

Edward Seymour, the 1st 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 is thought to have been a plot against Seymour, also known as a coup d'état.

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