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 This day in History - October 10
434 Historic Events for October 10
1845

Naval School (now called US Naval Academy) opens at Annapolis

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1846

Neptune's moon Triton discovered by William Lassell

Event
1846

Alexis the Tocqueville writes about "Algerian problem"

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1847

Gheorghe Dima, composer

Birth
1854

Jeronimo Gimenez y Bellido, composer

Birth
1854

US Assay Office in NY City, NY opens

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1856

Michal Wielhorski, composer, dies at 67

Death
1857

American Chess Association formed (NYC)

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1858

Karl A Varnhagen von Ense, German author/poet/diplomat, dies at 73

Death
1861

Fridtjof Nansen, Norwegian Arctic explorer/humanitarian (Nobel 1922)

Birth
1862

Arthur De Greef, composer

Birth
1863

Skirmish at Blue Springs, Tennessee (166 casualties)

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1864

David Bullock Harris, US Confederate colonel, dies of yellow fever

Death
1865

John Hyatts patents billard ball

Event
1865

Raffaele Merry del Val, Spanish cardinal

Birth
1867

Ignacy Feliks Dobrzynski, composer, dies at 60

Death
1868

1st written account of a Canadian football game

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1868

Guillermo M Tomas, composer

Birth
1868

Cuba revolts for independence against Spain

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1874

Fiji becomes a British possession

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1875

Aleksei K Tolstoi, [Kozjma Prutkov], Russian poet/writer, dies at 58

Death
1876

Walter Niemann, composer

Birth
1884

Ferdinand Bordewijk, Dutch lawyer/writer (Bint)

Birth
1884

C "Ormy" C Pearse, cricketer (3 Tests for S Afr in Australia 1910-11)

Birth
1886

1st dinner jacket worn to autumn ball at Tuxedo Park, NY (tuxedo)

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