Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/October 10
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|732 – Charles Martel and the Franks defeated a large Andalusian Muslim army led by Abd er Rahman at the Battle of Tours near Tours and Poitiers.||refimprove section|
|1845 – The United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, opened with 50 midshipmen students.||refimprove section|
|1868 – Carlos Manuel de Céspedes made the Grito de Yara, declaring Cuban independence from Spain, sparking the Ten Years' War.||section needs more context|
|1919 – German composer Richard Strauss' opera Die Frau ohne Schatten premiered in Vienna.||unreferenced section|
|1928 – General Chiang Kai-shek was named to be Chairman of the National Military Council, giving him leadership of the Republic of China.||refimprove sections|
|2010 – The Netherlands Antilles was dissolved as a constituent country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.||unreferenced section|
- 1897 – German chemist Felix Hoffmann discovered an improved way of synthesizing acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin).
- 1911 – The Xinhai Revolution began with the Wuchang Uprising, marking the beginning of the collapse of the Qing dynasty and the establishment of the Republic of China.
- 1933 – In the first proven act of air sabotage in the history of commercial aviation, a United Airlines Boeing 247 exploded in mid-air near Chesterton, Indiana, US, killing all seven people aboard.
- 1964 – The opening ceremony of the 1964 Summer Olympics took place in Tokyo, the first to be telecast live internationally via satellite.
- 1967 – The Outer Space Treaty, a treaty that forms the basis of international space law, entered into force.
- 1973 – United States Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned after being charged with tax evasion.
- 1982 – Maximilian Kolbe, who had volunteered to die in place of a stranger in the Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz in Poland, was canonized by the Catholic Church.
October 10: Day of Tasu'a (Islam, 2016); Thanksgiving in Canada (2016); National Day in Fiji (1970) and Taiwan (1911); Health and Sports Day in Japan (2016); Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples' Day in the United States (2016)
- 680 – Husayn ibn Ali, grandson of Muhammad, was killed in the Battle of Karbala by the forces of Yazid I, whom Husayn had refused to recognise as caliph.
- 1780 – One of the deadliest Atlantic hurricanes on record struck the Caribbean Sea, killing at least 22,000 people over the next several days.
- 1846 – English astronomer William Lassell discovered Triton (pictured), the largest moon of the planet Neptune.
- 1943 – World War II: The Kempeitai, the military police arm of the Imperial Japanese Army, arrested and tortured more than 50 civilians and civilian internees on suspicion of their involvement in a raid on Singapore Harbour during Operation Jaywick.
- 1998 – General Augusto Pinochet was indicted for human rights violations committed in his native Chile and arrested in London six days later.