October 10 | Facts
The U.S. Naval Academy opened in Annapolis, Md.
The tuxedo dinner jacket made its debut at a ball in Tuxedo Park, N.Y.
Sun Yat-sen’s revolutionaries overthrew the Manchu dynasty in China.
George Gershwin’s opera Porgy and Bess debuted on Broadway.
Chiang Kai-shek took the oath of office as president of China.
Fiji gained its independence from Great Britain.
Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned after being charged with tax evasion.
Actor and director Orson Welles died in Hollywood at age 70.
California representative Nancy Pelosi became minority whip.
The US Congress gave President Bush authorization to use military force against Iraq.