eso ha pasado un 10 Octubre

1780 : Hurricane in the West Indies

On October 10, 1780, when American Revolution was winding down, while the British and French were fighting for the control of the West Indies, a very powerful hurricane striked the region. Martinique and Barbados were the most affected. Many ships were destroyed and 20,000 people died in the storm.

1973 : Vice President Spiro Agnew resigns

On October 10, 1973, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned. He was accused of corruption and tax evasion. He agreed to plead guilty to tax evasion and to resign in exchange for the dropping of the charge of corruption. Less than a year later, President Nixon also resigned, following the Watergate scandal.

2010 : Dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles

October 10, 2010, the Netherlands Antilles are dissolved in 3 constituent states of the Kingdom of the Netherlands : Curacao, Sint Maarten and Aruba. Small islands became special municipalities of the Netherlands.

Actualidad del día : 10 Octubre

Double Ten Day in Taiwan
October 10 is National Day of the Republic of China. It commemorates the Wuchang uprising against the Qing Dynasty that ended with the establishment of the Republic of China on 1 January 1912. After the Chinese Civil War, in 1949, the Government of the Republic of China moved to Taiwan.
Fiji Day
October 10 is Fiji Day that commemorate the independence of the Fiji Islands gained against the United Kingdom on October 10, 1970.
Independance Day in Cuba
October 10 is Independence Day in Cuba which commemorates the Declaration of Independence of Cuba against Spain by the father of the nation, Carlos Manuel de Cespedes, on October 10th, 1868, which marks the beginning of the Ten Years' War of Independence.

Cita del día : 10 Octubre

Nora Roberts
Love and magic have a great deal in common. They enrich the soul, delight the heart. And they both take practice.

Cumpleaños : 10 Octubre

Antoine Watteau, Pintor francés (1684)
Giuseppe Verdi, Compositor italiano (1813)
Fridtjof Nansen, Explorador noruego, Premio Nobel de la Paz (1861)
Helen Hayes, Actriz americana (1900)
Claude Simon, Escritor francés, Premio Nobel de Literatura (1913)
Dana Elcar, Actor americano (1927)
Yves Chauvin, Químico francés, Premio Nobel (1930)
Harold Pinter, Dramaturgo Inglés, Premio Nobel de Literatura (1930)
Peter Coyote, Actor americano (1942)
Nora Roberts, Escritora americana (1950)
Rekha, Actriz india (1954)
Ariane Ascaride, Actriz americana (1954)
Hippolyte Girardot, Actor americano (1955)
Mark Gordon, Productor americano (1956)
Kirsty MacColl, Cantante inglesa (1959)
Bradley Whitford, Actor americano (1959)
Sarah Lancashire, Actriz inglesa (1964)
Jonathan Littell, Escritor francés estadounidense (1967)
Dean Kiely, Futbolista irlandés (1970)
Evgeny Kissin, Pianista ruso (1971)
Mario Lopez, Actor americano (1973)
Gabriella Cilmi, Cantante australiana (1991)

Nos han dejado un 10 Octubre

Charles Fourier, Filósofo francés (1837)
A. K. Tolstoy, Poeta ruso (1875)
Orson Welles, Director, actor y guionista estadounidense (1985)
Yul Brynner, Actor americano (1985)
Teresa Graves, Actriz americana (2002)
Christopher Reeve, Actor americano (2004)
Milton Obote, Político de Uganda (2005)
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