September 10th

2014
First Invictus Games Held. The international games bring together wounded armed forces personnel and veterans who compete in athletic competitions. The 2014 Invictus Games were held at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, England. 300 competitors from 13 countries participated in the games. The next games will take place in 2016.
Invictus Games
2008
Large Hadron Collider Goes Live. The world’s largest particle collider, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) was built by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). It is an 18-mile (27km) long experimental machine which passes through the French-Swiss border. The Collider was constructed to find the Higgs Boson particle, an elementary particle in physics.
Large Hadron Collider
2003
Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh, 46, was stabbed in a Stockholm department store. she died the next day.
Anna Lindh
2002
Switzerland became the 190th member of the United Nations.
2002
2000
The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical 'Cats' closed after 7,485 performances over nearly 18 years as the longest-running show in Broadway history.
Cats (musical)
1988
Steffi Graf of West Germany achieved tennis' Grand Slam - winning all four major tournaments in a calendar year - by taking the U.S. Open women's title.
Steffi Graf
1977
Last Person to be Executed in France. Hamida Djandoubi was also the last person to be executed by a guillotine. Djandoubi was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of 21-year old Elisabeth Bousquet.
Hamida Djandoubi
1963
Twenty black students entered public schools in Birmingham, Mobile, and Tuskegee, Alabama, after President John F. Kennedy sent National Guardsman to end the standoff with Alabama Governor George Wallace.
Vivian Malone Jones
1960
Baghdad Conference Begins. The 5-day long conference in Iraq’s capital city ended with the creation of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), an intergovernmental organization of oil-producing countries. Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela were the original members of the group. Today, there are 13 members of the organization. OPEC is responsible for coordinating and unifying oil and gas policies in member states and for creating an efficient and fair system of production, sale, and investment in the petroleum industry.
OPEC
1948
American-born Mildred Gillars, the Nazi wartime radio broadcaster known as "Axis Sally," was indicted in Washington, D.C., for treason.
Mildred Gillars
1939
Canada declared war on Germany, entering WWII.
Military history of Canada during World War II
1935
Sen. Huey P. Long, the "Kingfish" of Louisiana politics, died two days after being shot in Baton Rouge.
Huey Long
1924
A judge in Chicago sentenced Nathan Leopold Jr. and Richard Loeb to life in prison for the murder of 14-year-old Bobby Franks - a "thrill killing" that had shocked the nation.
Leopold and Loeb
1919
New York City welcomed home Gen. John J. Pershing and 25,000 soldiers who had served in the U.S. 1st Division during World War I.
Pancho Villa
1894
London taxi driver George Smith is the first to be fined for drunk driving.
Savoy Hotel
1846
Patent For Sewing Machine Awarded. The United States’ Patent Office awarded a patent for the first sewing machine with a lockstitch design to Elias Howe from Spencer, Massachusetts. While he had little success marketing his machine in the US, machines similar to his design became very successful, especially among women. The similarity of the machine sold by Isaac Singer, founder of the Singer Sewing Machine Company to Howe’s machine prompted Howe to take Singer to court. He won the case.
Elias Howe
1813
Oliver H. Perry sent the message, "We have met the enemy, and they are ours," after an American naval force defeated the British in the Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812.
Oliver Hazard Perry
1776
George Washington asks for a spy volunteer, Nathan Hale volunteers.
Nathan Hale
1608
John Smith was elected president of the Jamestown colony council in Virginia.
John Smith (explorer)