October 10 | Facts

October 10 | Facts


  • 1845

    The U.S. Naval Academy opened in Annapolis, Md.

  • 1886

    The tuxedo dinner jacket made its debut at a ball in Tuxedo Park, N.Y.

  • 1911

    Sun Yat-sen’s revolutionaries overthrew the Manchu dynasty in China.

  • 1935

    George Gershwin’s opera Porgy and Bess debuted on Broadway.

  • 1943

    Chiang Kai-shek took the oath of office as president of China.

  • 1970

    Fiji gained its independence from Great Britain.

  • 1973

    Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned after being charged with tax evasion.

  • 1985

    Actor and director Orson Welles died in Hollywood at age 70.

  • 2001

    California representative Nancy Pelosi became minority whip.

  • 2002

    The US Congress gave President Bush authorization to use military force against Iraq.


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