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September 10: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on September 10

September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day and Swap Ideas Day.

Today marks the 253rd day of the year. We now have only 112 days left until the end of the year.

Those of you who were born on this day share the Virgo zodiac sign.

This day in the past has had its fair share of difficulties, but it’s also had some incredible advances that have changed the way we live. Find out what important events happened on September 10 throughout history.

Did you know that on this day in 1897, George Smith, a London taxi driver became the first person to ever be fined for drunk driving? He had swerved across the street into a building and was taken to the police by onlookers.

Keep reading for more facts about September 10th in history!

What Happened On September 10 In History?

2019

Margaret Atwood published “The Testaments,” a sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which she released 15 years prior.

2015

Archaeologists and scientists discovered a new human-like species inside caves in South Africa.

The species named Homo naledi closely resemble modern-day humans and are thought to live in Africa three million years ago.
Source BBC
1999

“Fight Club,” starring Brad Pitt, premiered at the Venice International Film Festival.

It was officially released October 15, 1999, in the US and reached $100.8 million at the box office.
1993

The pilot episode of the science-fiction series “The X-Files” aired on FOX in the US & Canada.

1991

Nirvana’s biggest hit single, “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” was released.

1945

Mike the Headless Chicken lost his head.

A farmer axed his head off in Colorado on this day but missed an important vein and the brain stem in order. Because of this, Mike lived for another 18 months before dying.
1940

Buckingham Palace, London, was blasted during The Blitz mass air bombings by Germany.

OTD in 1940: Buckingham Palace
1897

George Smith, a London taxi driver, became the first person ever to be fined for drink driving.

1858

George Mary Searle discovered the asteroid 55 Pandora.

1846

Inventor Elias Howe was awarded the patent for the lockstitch sewing machine.

OTD in 1846: Inventor Elias Howe was awarded the patent for the lockstitch sewing machine.

Did you know that on this day, September 10th 1897, George Smith, a London taxi driver became the first person to ever be fined for drunk driving