33 fun facts for October, 10

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
October 10th is a day filled with significant events, celebrations, and observances around the globe. From World Mental Health Day to Naval Academy Day in Peru and Double Tenth Day in Taiwan, this date offers a diverse array of historical moments, cultural milestones, and causes to support.
33 Fun facts
  1. World Mental Health Day: Established in 1992, October 10th is World Mental Health Day, dedicated to raising awareness about mental health issues and advocating for better mental health care around the world.
  2. All Alaska Day (USA): Celebrated in Alaska on October 10th, All Alaska Day, is an annual event that commemorates the transfer of Alaska Territory from Russia to the United States in 1867.
  3. Congo's Victory Day: On October 10th, Republic of the Congo observes Victory Day, which celebrates the overthrow of Fulbert Youlou in 1960, the first president of Congo, and the opening of the Republic's first parliament.
  4. Double Tenth Day (Taiwan): Double Tenth Day on October 10th is the Republic of China's National Day (Taiwan), celebrating the start of the 1911 Wuchang Uprising that led to the founding of the Republic of China.
  5. World Homeless Day: October 10th is marked as World Homeless Day, an internationally recognized day raising awareness about the plight of homeless people and promoting efforts to help those in need.
  6. Finnish Literature Day (Finland): Finland celebrates Finnish Literature Day on October 10th, honoring the birth of the country's national author, Aleksis Kivi, who greatly contributed to Finnish literature in the 19th century.
  7. National Angel Food Cake Day (USA): October 10th is National Angel Food Cake Day in the United States, paying tribute to this light and fluffy cake made from egg whites, sugar, and flour.
  8. Naval Academy Day (Peru): Peru's Naval Academy Day falls on October 10th, honoring the Peruvian Navy and its role in the country's history and development.
  9. National Handbag Day (USA): Celebrated on October 10th, National Handbag Day is a day to appreciate the versatility and style of handbags of all shapes, sizes, and materials.
  10. U.S. Naval Academy Founders Day: The United States Naval Academy was founded on October 10, 1845. This day is now celebrated as Founders Day to honor the history and significance of this institution for the U.S. Navy.
  11. Atlanta's Great Fire: On October 10, 1917, a massive fire destroyed 1,938 buildings and left more than 10,000 people homeless in Atlanta, Georgia. The fire is one of the worst in the city's history.
  12. The 1963 Dam Disaster in Italy: On October 10, 1963, nearly 2,000 people lost their lives when the Vajont Dam overflowed, causing a devastating landslide that wiped out several towns in Italy.
  13. Canadian Dollar Currency (CAD) Anniversary: On October 10, 1858, the Canadian dollar replaced the pound sterling as the official currency of Canada, simplifying trade within the country.
  14. First Electronic Newspaper: On October 10, 1981, the Columbus Dispatch in Ohio, USA, became the first newspaper to transmit copy electronically using the new Atex computer system, revolutionizing the news industry.
  15. Founding of the National Scholastic Press Association: The National Scholastic Press Association in the United States was founded on October 10, 1921, to promote high journalistic standards and support student journalists and their advisers.
  16. Fiji Independence Day: Fiji gained its independence from British colonial rule on October 10, 1970. This day is now celebrated as Fiji Independence Day, marking an important milestone for the country.
  17. International Newspaper Carrier Day: October 10th is International Newspaper Carrier Day, a day to recognize the important role of newspaper carriers in delivering the news and keeping people informed.
  18. International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction: Observed on October 10th, International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction aims to promote a global culture of risk awareness and disaster reduction, encouraging communities to take steps to reduce their vulnerability to natural hazards.
  19. First Flight Across the Pacific Ocean: On October 10, 1927, Charles Kingsford Smith and Charles Ulm completed the first trans-Pacific flight, traveling from California to Hawaii in a Fokker trimotor aircraft.
  20. First Commercial Supersonic Flight: On October 10, 1969, the Concorde001 prototype made its first supersonic test flight, reaching speeds of over 1,000 miles per hour and paving the way for commercial supersonic travel.
  21. London Beer Flood: On October 10, 1814, a tragic accident occurred at the Meux and Company Brewery in London, when an enormous vat containing over 135,000 gallons of beer ruptured, causing a tidal wave that killed eight people.
  22. Launching of the Luna 3 Satellite: On October 10, 1959, the Soviet Union launched the Luna 3 probe, which became the first spacecraft to send images of the far side of the Moon back to Earth.
  23. Paddington Bear's Arrival at Paddington Station: October 10th marks the fictional arrival of Paddington Bear in London, a beloved character from the children's book series by English author Michael Bond.
  24. National Cake Decorating Day (USA): Observed on October 10th, National Cake Decorating Day is an opportunity for people to get creative and showcase their cake decorating skills while enjoying delicious baked goods.
  25. The First Motown #1 Hit: On October 10, 1960, the song "Shop Around" by The Miracles became Motown's first-ever #1 hit, establishing the Motown sound as a driving force in the music industry.
  26. Invention of the Tuxedo (USA): On October 10, 1886, the first tuxedo jacket was worn by Griswold Lorillard at a ball in Tuxedo Park, New York, starting a fashion trend that lasts to this day.
  27. Stanley Cup's 100th Birthday: On October 10, 1992, the Stanley Cup, the trophy awarded to the National Hockey League playoff champion, celebrated its 100th birthday.
  28. Mary Poppins First Published: On October 10, 1934, the first book in the Mary Poppins series by P.L. Travers was published, introducing readers around the world to the magical nanny.
  29. Inauguration of Sputnik 1: On October 10, 1957, Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite in orbit, transmitted signals back to Earth for the first time, marking the beginning of the space age.
  30. Ugandan Archbishop Janani Luwum Day: On October 10, 1977, Ugandan Archbishop Janani Luwum was assassinated by government agents in Uganda, leading to his recognition as a martyr and becoming a symbol of resistance to tyranny.
  31. First Multi-Postal Match: On October 10, 1871, the first recorded multi-postal chess match took place between the cities of New York and San Francisco, a forerunner of modern correspondence chess competitions.
  32. Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" Opens on Broadway: On October 10, 1953, Arthur Miller's classic play "The Crucible" opened on Broadway, depicting the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 and serving as an allegory for McCarthyism.
  33. Altiero Spinelli's Birthday: On October 10, 1907, one of the founding fathers of the European Union, Altiero Spinelli, was born in Rome, Italy. His vision and dedication played a major role in shaping the European integration process.