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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2019

1780-Great Hurricane kills 20,000 to 30,000 in Caribbean

1846-Neptune's moon Triton discovered by William Lassell

1865-John Hyatts patents the billiard ball

1868-Cuba revolts for independence against Spain

1874-Fiji becomes a British possession, gains independence in 1970

1911-Sun Yat-sen's revolutionaries overthrow Manchus (Taiwan Nat'l Day)

1913-Gamboa Dam in Panama blown up; Atlantic & Pacific waters mix

1933-First synthetic detergent for home use marketed

1938-Germany completes annexation of Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland

1943-Chiang Kai-shek takes oath of office as president of China

1957-U.S. President Eisenhower apologizes to finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbdemah, after he is refused service in a Dover, Del, restaurant

1976-Greece's 98-year-old Dimitrion Yordanidis, the oldest man to compete in a marathon; he finishes in 7:33

1980-4,500 die when a pair of earthquakes strikes NW Algeria

1986-Israel Prime Minister Shimon Peres resigns


1780-Great Hurricane kills 20,000 to 30,000 in Caribbean

1846-Neptune's moon Triton discovered by William Lassell

1865-John Hyatts patents the billiard ball

1868-Cuba revolts for independence against Spain

1874-Fiji becomes a British possession, gains independence in 1970

1911-Sun Yat-sen's revolutionaries overthrow Manchus (Taiwan Nat'l Day)

1913-Gamboa Dam in Panama blown up; Atlantic & Pacific waters mix

1933-First synthetic detergent for home use marketed

1938-Germany completes annexation of Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland

1943-Chiang Kai-shek takes oath of office as president of China

1957-U.S. President Eisenhower apologizes to finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbdemah, after he is refused service in a Dover, Del, restaurant

1976-Greece's 98-year-old Dimitrion Yordanidis, the oldest man to compete in a marathon; he finishes in 7:33

1980-4,500 die when a pair of earthquakes strikes NW Algeria

1986-Israel Prime Minister Shimon Peres resigns




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