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October 10 Holidays
Categories: Holidays

International Observances

US Observances

Official / Sponsored / Traditional Holidays

Unofficial / Unponsored / Urban Legend Holidays

  • National Angel Food Cake Day

Observances in Other Countries

  • Aleksis Kivi’s Day – Finland
  • Arbor Day – Poland
  • Beginning of Independence Wars Day – Cuba
  • Curaçao Day – Curaçao
  • Double Tenth Day – Taiwan, People’s Republic of China
  • Family & Community Day – Australian Capital Territory, Australia
  • Fiji Day – Fiji
  • Fiji Day Sydney – Australia
  • Finnish Literature Day – Finland
  • Independence Day – Fiji
  • No Pens Day Wednesday – United Kingdom
  • Party Foundation Day – North Korea
  • Virgin Islands–Puerto Rico Friendship Day – Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands


  • 1845: The United States Naval Academy opened in Annapolis, Maryland, as the Naval School.
  • 1868: Carlos Céspedes issued the Grito de Yara, proclaiming Cuba’s independence
  • 1913: President Woodrow Wilson ended construction on the Panama Canalby triggering the explosion of the Gamboa Dike.
  • 1957: U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower apologized to the finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbdemah, after he was refused service in a Dover, Delaware restaurant.
  • 1964: The the first Olympic telecast relayed by geostationary communication satellite occurred whe the 1964 Summer Olympics opening ceremony was broadcasr live from Tokyo, Japan.
  • 1967: The Outer Space Treaty went into force.
  • 1970: Fiji became independent.
  • 1971: London Bridge reopened in Lake Havasu City, Arizona after having been bought and moved.
  • 1973: Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew resigned after being charged with federal income tax evasion.
  • 2002: The last Moi Day in Kenya
  • 2010: 42 Day – 42 was the meaning of life in the novel “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. October 10, 2010 was chosen as the date because 42 is 101010 in binary.

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