September 10: Lest You Forget


September 10 is the 253rd day of the year 2012. There are 112 days remaining until the end of the year.

1509 – An earthquake known as “The Lesser Judgment Day” hits Constantinople.

1526- Turkey’s Sultan Awal conqueres Hangry.

1813 – The United States defeats the British Fleet at the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812.

1846 – Elias Howe is granted a patent for the sewing machine.

1898 – Empress Elizabeth of Austria is assassinated by Luigi Lucheni.

1919 – Austria and the Allies sign the Treaty of Saint-Germain recognizing the independence of Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia.

1939 – World War II: Canada declares war on Nazi Germany, joining the Allies

1943 – World War II: German forces begin their occupation of Rome.

1946: Shiekh Abdullah sentenced to three years of imprisonment.

1946 – While riding a train to Darjeeling, Sister Teresa Bojaxhiu claimed to have heard the call of God. She would become known as Mother Teresa.

1960 – At the 1960 Rome Olympics, Abebe Bikila becomes the first sub-Saharan African to win a gold medal, winning the marathon in bare feet.

1976- Hameed Dewani of Bandipur hijacks IA Boeing 737 from Delhi. Demands release of Magbool Bhat.

1977 – Hamida Djandoubi, convicted of torture and murder, is the last person to be executed by guillotine in France.

1989- MUF MLAs sans Syed Geelani resign from assembly.

1995- Videographer Mustaq Ali succumbs to injuries recieved in BBC office blast.

2008- Israeli Army chief visits Kashmir.


Courage is of no value unless accompanied by justice; yet if all men became just, there would be no need for courage.–Agesilaus the Second 443 ~ 359 BC,

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