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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.

Novità del giorno : 10 Ottobre

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.

Citazione del giorno : 10 Ottobre

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

Compleanni : 10 Ottobre

Antoine Watteau, Pittore francese (1684)
Giuseppe Verdi, Compositore italiano (1813)
Fridtjof Nansen, Esploratore norvegese, Nobel per la Pace (1861)
Helen Hayes, Attrice americana (1900)
Claude Simon, Escritor francés, Premio Nobel de Literatura (1913)
Dana Elcar, Attore americano (1927)
Yves Chauvin, Chimico francese, Premio Nobel (1930)
Harold Pinter, Drammaturgo inglese, premio Nobel per la letteratura (1930)
Peter Coyote, Attore americano (1942)
Nora Roberts, Romanziere americana (1950)
Rekha, Attrice indiana (1954)
Ariane Ascaride, Attrice americana (1954)
Hippolyte Girardot, Attore americano (1955)
Mark Gordon, Produttore americano (1956)
Kirsty MacColl, Cantante inglese (1959)
Bradley Whitford, Attore americano (1959)
Sarah Lancashire, Attrice inglese (1964)
Jonathan Littell, Scrittore francese americano (1967)
Dean Kiely, Calciatore irlandese (1970)
Evgeny Kissin, Pianista russo (1971)
Mario Lopez, Attore americano (1973)
Gabriella Cilmi, Cantante australiana (1991)

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Charles Fourier, Filosofo francese (1837)
A. K. Tolstoy, Poeta russo (1875)
Orson Welles, Regista, attore e sceneggiatore americano (1985)
Yul Brynner, Attore americano (1985)
Teresa Graves, Attrice americana (2002)
Christopher Reeve, Attore americano (2004)
Milton Obote, Politico ugandese (2005)
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