October 10 Holidays
Holidays and 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.