September 10: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On September 10, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts from across history. The Gregorian calendar’s 253rd day is September 10. During a Pennsylvania strike, law authorities killed 19 unarmed immigrant miners; Elias Howe received a sewing machine patent. During Hurricane Irma, 134 people died on Cudjoe Key, Florida.

Virgo is the zodiac sign for September 10th. Karl Lagerfeld, Big Daddy Kane, and Jose Feliciano all have famous birthdays. It’s World Suicide Prevention Day today.


(September 10, 1846)
The first US patent (U.S. Patent 4,750) has been given to Elias Howe for a sewing machine with a lockstitch design. photo source:


(September 10, 1967)
Gibraltar National Day.

(September 10, 1988)
Steffi Graf completed the Grand Slam of tennis by winning the US Open; she was the first woman to do so since Margaret Court in 1970.

(September 10, 1993)
The X-Files, an American science fiction television series starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, first aired on Fox, where it gained a tremendous audience. photo source:

(September 10, 2008)
The world's most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider, successfully tested its first run. The European Nuclear Research Organization successfully shot the first protons throughout the tunnel circuit at stages. 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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