Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/September 10

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This is a list of selected September 10 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled September 10, 2019 featured article or the September 10, 2019 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Respect for the Aged Day in Japan (2012) stub
1798 – At the Battle of St. George's Caye, a small force of British settlers called Baymen defeated an invading force from Mexico who were attempting to claim what is now Belize for Spain. needs more footnotes
1937 – Led by the United Kingdom and France, nine nations met in the Nyon Conference to address international piracy in the Mediterranean Sea. TFA on 2012-02-22 (if an article shouldn't appear on OTD twice a year, it follows that it shouldn't have two featured Main Page appearances either)
1945Mike the Headless Chicken was decapitated in a farm in Colorado; he survived another 18 months as part of sideshows before choking to death in Phoenix, Arizona. needs more footnotes
1977Hamida Djandoubi became the last person to be guillotined in France, the official method of execution in that country. France would later abolish the death penalty in 1981. already featured on April 25
1990Pope John Paul II consecrated the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Yamoussoukro, Côte d'Ivoire, one of the largest churches in the world. refimprove section
2003Anna Lindh, the Swedish foreign minister, was fatally stabbed in a Stockholm department store. Tagged as {{refimprove}}


Template:*mp 1813War of 1812: American forces led by Oliver Hazard Perry defeated the British on Lake Erie near Put-in-Bay, Ohio. Template:*mp 1897 – A peaceful labor demonstration made up of mostly Polish and Slovak anthracite coal miners in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, US, was fired upon by a sheriff's posse comitatus in the Lattimer Massacre. Template:*mp 1960Mickey Mantle hit what was originally thought to be the longest home run in major league baseball, an estimated 643 feet (196 m).

September 10: National Day in Gibraltar (1967)

Empress Elisabeth of Austria

Template:*mp 1509 – An estimated 10,000 people died in Istanbul due to an earthquake so strong it was known as "the Lesser Judgement Day". Template:*mp 1547Anglo-Scottish Wars: English forces defeated the Scots at the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh near Musselburgh, Lothian, Scotland. Template:*mp 1898 – In an act of "propaganda of the deed", Italian anarchist Luigi Lucheni fatally stabbed Empress Elisabeth of Austria (pictured) in Geneva, Switzerland. Template:*mp 1946 – While riding a train to Darjeeling, Sister Teresa Bojaxhiu, later Mother Teresa, experienced what she later described as "the call within the call", directing her "to leave the convent and help the poor while living among them". Template:*mp 1961 – At the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, German driver Wolfgang von Trips's vehicle collided with another, causing it to become airborne and crash into a side barrier, killing him and 15 spectators. Template:*mp 2008CERN's Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest and highest-energy particle accelerator, was first powered up beneath the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva.

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