Today in History, English
Today in History, English

103141September 10Event1972 – The United States suffers its first loss of an international basketball game in a disputed match against the Soviet Union at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany.
103142September 10Event1974 – Guinea-Bissau gains independence from Portugal.
103143September 10Event1976 – A British Airways Hawker Siddeley Trident and an Inex-Adria DC-9 collide near Zagreb, Yugoslavia, killing 176.
103144September 10Event1977 – Hamida Djandoubi, convicted of torture and murder, is the last person to be executed by guillotine in France.
103145September 10Event1987 – Pope John Paul II starts his 11-day papal visit to Fort Simpson, Canada and afterwards to several southern and western cities in the United States.
103146September 10Event1990 – The Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast, the largest church in Africa, is consecrated by Pope John Paul II.
103147September 10Event2000 – Operation Barras successfully frees six British soldiers held captive for over two weeks and contributes to the end of the Sierra Leone Civil War.
103148September 10Event2001 – Charles Ingram cheats his way into winning one million pounds on a British version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?.
103149September 10Event2001 – Antônio da Costa Santos, mayor of Campinas, Brazil is assassinated.
103150September 10Event2002 – Switzerland, traditionally a neutral country, joins the United Nations.
103151September 10Event2003 – Anna Lindh, the foreign minister of Sweden, is fatally stabbed while shopping, and dies the following day.
103152September 10Event2007 – Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan after seven years in exile, following a military coup in October 1999.
103153September 10Event2008 – The Large Hadron Collider at CERN, described as the biggest scientific experiment in history, is powered up in Geneva, Switzerland.
103154September 10Event2014 – The first Invictus Games took place at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.
103155September 10Birth920 – Louis IV of France (d. 954)
103156September 10Birth1169 – Alexios II Komnenos, Byzantine emperor (d. 1183)
103157September 10Birth1487 – Pope Julius III (d. 1555)
103158September 10Birth1550 – Alonso Pérez de Guzmán, 7th Duke of Medina Sidonia, Spanish general (d. 1615)
103159September 10Birth1547 – George I, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt (d. 1596)
103160September 10Birth1561 – Hernando Arias de Saavedra, Paraguayan-Argentinian soldier and politician (d. 1634)
103161September 10Birth1588 – Nicholas Lanier, English singer-songwriter and lute player (d. 1666)
103162September 10Birth1624 – Thomas Sydenham, English physician and author (d. 1689)
103163September 10Birth1638 – Maria Theresa of Spain (d. 1683)
103164September 10Birth1659 – Henry Purcell, English organist and composer (d. 1695)
103165September 10Birth1714 – Niccolò Jommelli, Italian composer (d. 1774)
103166September 10Birth1753 – John Soane, English architect and academic, designed the Royal Academy and Freemasons' Hall (d. 1837)
103167September 10Birth1758 – Hannah Webster Foster, American author (d. 1840)
103168September 10Birth1786 – Nicolás Bravo, Mexican soldier and politician, 11th President of Mexico (d. 1854)
103169September 10Birth1786 – William Mason, American surgeon and politician (d. 1860)
103170September 10Birth1788 – Jacques Boucher de Crèvecœur de Perthes, French archaeologist and author (d. 1868)

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