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 284th day of the year! We’re slowly getting through the year, and now have only 82 days remaining in 2024.

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 fun & interesting facts about October 10th in history!


What memorable events happened on October 10 in history? Keep reading to find out!


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


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

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


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


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.


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


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


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.


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


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.


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


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!


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


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


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 Births

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.


Marina Diamandis



Marina Diamandis


38 years old

Born In:

Wales, UK


Mario López



Mario López


50 years old

Born In:

California, USA


Dan Stevens



Dan Stevens


41 years old

Born In:

England, UK


Rose McIver

New Zealand


Rose McIver


35 years old

Born In:

Auckland, New Zealand

Special Holidays

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
United States

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

Abercrombie and Fitch offered $10,000 to cast members of “The Jersey Shore” if they’d agree to stop wearing their brand on the show.

Birthday & Zodiac

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, 2024, will likely be born around July 3, 2025.

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