October 10: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On October 10, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts from across history. The Gregorian calendar’s 283rd day is October 10th. The Women’s Social and Political Union was created in Britain to advocate women’s voting rights, and the Great Chicago Fire was started by a farm accident on this day.

The 10th of October falls under the sign of Libra. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and pop singer Mya are two famous people that were born on October 10th. Today is National Hug a Drummer Day and World Mental Health Day.


(October 10, 1868)
Cuba Independence Day.

(October 10, 1964)
The opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo will be the first to be broadcast live by satellite. photo source:


(October 10, 1970)
Fiji became independent of the United Kingdom. photo source:

(October 10, 2018)
Hurricane Michael, a Category 5 storm, makes landfall in the Florida Panhandle. It is responsible for the deaths of 57 individuals in the United States, including 45 in Florida, and damages of $25.1 billion. photo source:

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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