Return to home1349 Sep 10,
The Jews who survived a massacre in Constance, Germany, were burned
1382 Sep 10, Louis I, the
Great, King of Hungary and Poland, died. Mary (1372-1395), daughter
of Louis I, became queen of Hungary.
(PC, 1992 ed,
1419 Sep 10, John the Fearless
(48), Burgundy and French warrior, was murdered at Montereau,
France, by supporters of the dauphine.
(HN, 9/10/98)(MC, 9/10/01)
1487 Sep 10, Julius III,
Italian counter-Reformation Pope (1550-1555), was born. He was also
a poet and promoted the Jesuits.
(WUD, 1994, p.773)(HN, 9/10/98)(MC, 9/10/01)
1547 Sep 10, The Duke of
Somerset led the English to a resounding victory over the Scots at
Pinkie Cleugh. This was the last battle to be fought between English
and Scottish royal armies and the last in which the longbow was used
tactically en masse.
(HN, 9/10/98)(WSJ, 11/4/04, p.D10)
1547 Sep 10, The English
demanded that Edward VI (10), wed Mary Queen of Scots (5).
1547 Sep 10, Pierlugi Faranese,
Italian son of Pope Paul III, was murdered.
1588 Sep 10, Nicholas Lanier,
composer, was born.
1588 Sep 10, Thomas Cavendish
returned to England, becoming the third man to circumnavigate the
1608 Sep 10, John Smith was
elected president of the Jamestown colony council in Virginia.
Before coming to Virginia, John Smith had served as a mercenary in
Hungary and was wounded, captured and sold into slavery by his
Turkish adversaries; he escaped by killing his owner. Smith studied
the Powhattan language and culture. Pocahontas was a Powhattan
Indian girl of 10-11 years when she new Smith in Virginia. Records
of the colony were kept by William Strachey, its official historian.
The Powhattans were an aggressive tribe and under Chief Powhattan’s
leadership, they conquered and subjugated more than 20 other tribes.
(WSJ, 6/13/95, p.A-18)(AP, 9/10/97)
1623 Sep 10, Lumber and furs
were the first cargo to leave New Plymouth in North America for
1736 Sep 10, Carter Braxton, US
farmer and signer of the Declaration of Independence, was born.
1749 Sep 10, Emilie du Chatelet
(b.1706), writer and mathematician, died from an infection that
followed a pregnancy. Her work included a translation of Newton’s
Principia from Latin to French. She met Voltaire in 1733 and they
soon began living together. In 1957 Nancy Mitford authored “Voltaire
in Love." In 2006 David Bodanis authored “Passionate Minds: The
Great Enlightenment Love Affair" and Judith P. Zinsser authored “La
1754 Sep 10, William Bligh, was
born. He was the British naval officer who was the victim of two
mutinies, the most famous on the HMS Bounty which was taken over by
Fletcher Christian in 1789. [see Sep 9]
1776 Sep 10, George Washington
asked for a spy volunteer and Nathan Hale volunteered.
1779 Sep 10, Louis Alexandre
Piccinni, composer, was born.
1794 Sep 10, America's first
non-denominational college, Blount College (later the University of
Tennessee), was chartered.
1813 Sep 10, The nine-ship
American flotilla under Oliver Hazard Perry wrested naval supremacy
from the British on Lake Erie by capturing or destroying a force of
six English vessels in the War of 1812. With Commodore Oliver Hazard
Perry's flagship unable to fight, an outmatched British flotilla
faced the prospect of a remarkable victory. But Perry only
transferred his pennant to another ship and fought on. American
Captain Oliver Hazard Perry led his home-built 10-vessel fleet to
victory against a six-vessel British squadron commanded by Captain
Robert H. Barclay in the Battle of Lake Erie. Perry's triumph,
marked by his legendary message to General William Henry Harrison,
"We have met the enemy and they are ours," was of great strategic
value for the United States because it ensured American control of
the Northwest Territory. During the battle, Perry left his badly
damaged Lawrence and transferred his motto flag, reading, "Don't
Give Up the Ship," to Niagara. From there he continued the fight.
(AP, 9/10/97)(HN, 9/10/98) (HNPD, 9/10/98)
1823 Sep 10, Simon Bolivar was
named president of Peru and assumed the presidency with dictatorial
powers. He had led the wars for independence from Spain in
Venezuela, Colombia, Peru and Bolivia.
1836 Sep 10, Joseph Wheeler II,
Maj. Gen. of the Confederacy, Cavalry, Army of Tennessee, was born.
1838 Sep 10, The opera
"Benvenuto Cellini," by Hector Berlioz, premiered in Paris. It was
based on Cellini's autobiography.
(MC, 9/10/01)(WSJ, 12/16/03, p.D10)
1846 Sep 10, Elias Howe of
Spencer, Mass., received a U.S. patent for his first workable
lockstitch sewing machine. Howe, a Massachusetts machinist,
developed his sewing machine in 1843-45 and patented it in 1846.
Although Howe's machine sewed only short, straight lines, tailors
and seamstresses saw it as a threat to their jobs. Unable to market
his machine in America, Howe took it to Britain where he sold the
rights to an English manufacturer in 1847. Upon his return to the
United States, Howe discovered that his patent had been infringed
upon by other sewing machine manufacturers, such as Isaac Singer.
After a lengthy court battle, Howe's patent was upheld and royalties
from sewing machine sales made him a wealthy man.
(CFA, '96, p.54)(AP, 9/10/97)(HNPD, 7/9/98)(HN,
1847 Sep 10, John Roy Lynch,
first African-American to deliver the keynote address at a
Republican National Convention, was born.
1849 Sep 10, US actor Edwin
Booth, brother of Lincoln Assassinator John Wilkes Booth, made his
1st performance in Richard III.
1861 Sep 10, Confederates at
Carnifex Ferry, Virginia, fell back after being attacked by Union
troops. There were 170 casualties. The action was instrumental in
helping preserve western Virginia for the Union.
(HN, 9/10/98)(MC, 9/10/01)
1869 Sep 10, A Baptist minister
invented the rickshaw in Yokohama, Japan. The jinrikisha, or
rickshaw, was developed as a cheap alternative to horse power in
1870. In 1998 Tony wheeler wrote “Chasing Rickshaws" with
photographs by Richard I’Anson.
(SFEC, 10/11/98, p.T9)(MC, 9/10/01)
1875 Sep 10, M.K. Ciurlionis
(d.1911), Lithuanian artist and composer, was born. Sep 22 is also
given as a birth date.
(LC, 1998, p.12,24)
1879 Sep 10, Pacific Coast Oil
Co. was founded in San Francisco by Lloyd Tevis, George Loomis and
Charles Felton. In 1906 it became Standard Oil Co. (California). In
1926 it became Standard Oil Co. of California (Socal). In 1984 it
became Chevron Corp. In 2001 it became ChevronTexaco. In 2005 it was
renamed Chevron Corp.
(SFC, 10/20/04, p.C6)(SFC, 5/10/05, p.D1)
1882 Sep 10, The 1st
international conference to promote anti-Semitism met in Dresden
Germany (Congress for Safeguarding of Non-Jewish Interests).
1885 Sep 10, Carl Clinton Van
Doren, historian and critic who won a Pulitzer Prize for his
biography on Benjamin Franklin, was born. His work included “9th
(HN, 9/10/98)(MC, 9/10/01)
1890 Sep 10, Franz Werfel,
author (40 Days of Musa Dagh), was born in Austria.
1892 Sep 10, Arthur Compton,
physicist, was born in Wooster, Ohio.
1894 Sep 10, London taxi driver
George ("Mac") Smith was 1st to be fined for drunk driving (no horse
to take him home).
1896 Sep 10, Elsa Schiaparelli,
French fashion designer, was born.
1897 Sep 10, Police shot at
striking mine workers in Pennsylvania and 20 people were killed.
1907 Sep 10, Alaska’s Tongass
National Forest, the largest US National Forest, was established as
part of the National Forest System in a presidential proclamation
made by Theodore Roosevelt. In 1908 it was joined with the Alexander
Archipelago Forest Reserve, established in 1902.
(SFEC, 8/29/99, Z1
1907 Sep 10, Herbert Marcus
Sr., his sister Carrie Marcus Nieman, and her husband A.I. Nieman
opened the retail firm Neiman Marcus in Dallas, Texas. By 2002 the
firm had 32 US stores.
(SSFC, 9/9/07, p.G3)(AP, 9/10/07)
1912 Sep 10, In France J.
Vedrines became the first pilot to break 100 m.p.h. barrier.
1914 Sep 10, The six-day Battle
of the Marne ended, and the German advance into France was stopped.
20th century history turned on this pivotal event.
(HN, 9/10/98)(WSJ, 12/31/99, p.A10)
1915 Sep 10, Edmond O'Brien
(d.1985), film actor, was born in NYC. His films included "Hunchback
of Notre Dame" (1939) and "The Wild Bunch" (1969).
1919 Sep 10, Robert B. Leighton
(d.3/9/97), physicist, was born in Detroit.
(SFC, 3/15/97, p.A19)
1919 Sep 10, New York City
welcomed home Gen. John J. Pershing and 25,000 soldiers who had
served in the U.S. First Division during World War I.
1919 Sep 10, The Treaty of
Saint-Germain-en-Laye, was signed by the victorious Allies of World
War I on the one hand and by the new Republic of Austria on the
1923 Sep 10, The Irish Free
state joined the League of Nations.
1923 Sep 10, In response to a
dispute with Yugoslavia, Mussolini mobilized Italian troops on Serb
1924 Sep 10, Leopold and Loeb
were found guilty of deliberate, casual murder in Chicago.
1924 Sep 10, Architect Willis
Polk (b.1867) died. He had designed the Filoli estate on the
Peninsula and the glass-fronted Hallidie Building on Sutter St. The
Filoli House, an elegant Georgian house west of Redwood City, was
built by mining millionaire William Bourn.
1927 Sep 10, Yma Sumac,
[Chavarri], 5 octave soprano (Omar Khayyam), was born in Ichocan,
1929 Sep 10, Arnold Palmer,
golfer who won four Masters, two British Opens and one U.S. Open,
1932 Sep 10, The Independent
City Owned Rapid Transit Railroad (IND) opened in NYC.
1934 Sep 10, Charles Kuralt
(d.Jul 4, 1997), TV journalist, was born in Wilmington, NC. He was
known for his popular “On the Road" television program.
(SFC, 7/5/97, p.A5)(HN, 9/10/00)
1934 Sep 10, John Fery
(b.1859), Austrian-born American wildlife artist, died in Washington
state. His works were large format, often over 100 sq. ft. and his
largest customer was the Great Northern Railway. Fery's paintings
were hung in train stations and other places, promoting travel,
particularly to Glacier National Park, Montana.
1935 Sep 10, Mary Oliver,
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, was born in maple Heights, Ohio.
1935 Sep 10, Sen. Huey P. Long,
"The Kingfish" of Louisiana politics, died from a gunshot wound
inflicted Sep 8 by Dr. Carl Austin Weiss Jr. In 2006 Richard D.
White authored “Kingfish: The Reign of Huey P. Long."
(AP, 9/8/97)(Econ, 4/22/06, p.80)
1938 Sep 10, Charles Cruft,
(.b1852), English founder of the Crufts dog show (1886), died. He
was the general manager of James Spratt dog biscuits and founded the
show as a vehicle to market.
1939 Sep 10, Canada declared
war on Nazi Germany.
1941 Sep 10, Stephen Jay Gould
(d.2002), biologist, paleontologist and writer, was born in NYC. His
books included “Time’s Cycle" and “The Panda’s Thumb."
(HN, 9/10/00)(SFC, 5/21/02, p.A6)
1942 Sep 10, RAF dropped
100,000 bombs on Dusseldorf.
1942 Sep 10, British troops
landed on Madagascar.
1943 Sep 10, German troops
occupied Rome and took over the protection of Vatican City.
1944 Sep 10, Thomas Allen,
British opera singer, was born.
1944 Sep 10, Lt. Gen. Frederick
Browning spoke against Montgomery: "But, sir, I think we might be
going a bridge too far."
1945 Sep 10, Vidkun Quisling
was sentenced to death in Norway for collaborating with the Nazis.
He was executed by firing squad in October 1945.
1948 Sep 10, Mildred Gillars,
accused of being Nazi wartime radio broadcaster "Axis Sally," was
indicted in Washington, D.C., on treason charges. She was later
convicted, and served 12 years in prison.
1950 Sep 10, In South Korea 43
American war planes dropped 93 napalm canisters over Wolmi to clear
out its eastern slope for UN troops. Village residents later said
dozens of people were killed.
(SSFC, 8/3/08, p.A16)
1952 Sep 10, Germany and Israel
signed the Luxembourg Agreement, an accord about recovery payments.
West Germany agreed to pay Israel a sum of 3 billion marks over the
next fourteen years. It was signed by West German Chancellor Konrad
Adenauer, Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe Sharett and World Jewish
Congress President Nahum Goldmann.
1954 Sep 10, A 12 second
earthquake killed 1,460 in Orleansville, Algeria.
1954 Sep 10, Peter Anders,
German opera singer, died.
1955 Sep 10, The TV show
"Gunsmoke," starring James Arness as Marshal Matt Dillon, premiered
on CBS and lasted to 1975.
1956 Sep 10, In Louisville,
Ky., the public schools integrated.
1961 Sep 10, Jomo Kenyatta
returned to Kenya from exile, during which he had been elected
president of the Kenya National African Union.
1963 Sep 10, 20 black students
entered public schools in Birmingham, Tuskegee and Mobile, Ala.,
following a standoff between federal authorities and Gov. George C.
Wallace. President John F. Kennedy federalized Alabama's National
Guard to prevent Governor George C. Wallace from using guardsmen to
stop public-school desegregation.
(AP, 9/10/97)(HN, 9/10/98)
1964 Sep 10, Palestinian
Liberation Army (PLA) formed.
1966 Sep 10, The Beatles'
"Revolver," album went #1 & stays #1 for 6 weeks.
1967 Sep 10, Gibraltar voted
12,138 to 44 to remain British and not Spanish.
1972 Sep 10, At the Munich
Summer Olympics, the US Olympic basketball team lost to the Soviets,
51-50, in a gold-medal match marked by controversy because officials
ordered the final three seconds of the game replayed, enabling the
Soviets to win. The US protested, to no avail. Frank Shorter of the
United States won the men's marathon at the Munich Olympics.
1973 Sep 10, A second version
of the TV game show “Concentration" was syndicated, with Jack Narz
as host. It ran through September 8, 1978.
1973 Sep 10, Muhammad Ali
defeated Ken Norton in a heavyweight boxing match and avenged a loss
to Norton the previous March.
1976 Sep 10, 5 Croatian
terrorists captured a TWA-plane at La Guardia Airport, NY.
1976 Sep 10, Dalton Trumbo
(b.1905), US novelist and screenwriter, died at age 70. His books
included “Johnny Got His Gun" (1939). He used pseudonyms for a
number of Hollywood screenplays after he was blacklisted as one of
the “Hollywood Ten" by the House Un-American Activities Committee in
1977 Sep 10, Convicted murderer
Hamida Djandoubi, a Tunisian immigrant, became the last person to
date to be executed by the guillotine in France.
(SFEC, 2/9/97, Z1 p.6)(AP, 9/10/97)
1979 Sep 10, Pres. Agostinho
Neto (b.1922), Angola’s 1st president, died and Jose Eduardo dos
Santos was elected president. Neto was originally embalmed but later
1979 Sep 10, Four Puerto Rican
nationalists imprisoned for a 1954 attack on the House of
Representatives and a 1950 attempt on the life of President Truman
were granted clemency by President Carter.
1981 Sep 10, Pablo Picasso’s
painting Guernica was returned to Spain and installed in Madrid’s
Prado Museum. Picasso had stated in his will that the painting was
not to return to Spain until the Fascists lost power and democracy
1983 Sep 10, John Vorster,
prime minister of white-ruled South Africa from 1966 to 1978, died
in Cape Town at age 67.
1984 Sep 10, British scientist
Alec Jeffreys and colleagues discovered that x-ray images of bits of
DNA showed patterns unique to individuals. Jeffries, a geneticist at
Leicester Univ., and his research team found that DNA sequences,
specific to individuals, could be identified as visible bands. He
dubbed his findings DNA fingerprinting. This led to the use of DNA
to solve thousands of crimes.
(Econ, 3/13/04, TQ p.34)(SSFC, 9/13/09, p.A17,20)
1987 Sep 10, Pope John Paul II
arrived in Miami, where he was welcomed by President and Mrs.
Reagan, to begin a 10-day tour of the United States.
1988 Sep 10, Gretchen Elizabeth
Carlson of Minnesota was crowned Miss America.
1988 Sep 10, Steffi Graf of
West Germany achieved tennis' first Grand Slam since Margaret Court
in 1970 by winning the U.S. Open women's final.
1988 Sep 10, In Texas Forrest
Henderson and Richard Wrotenbery of the Houston Grand Opera chorus
were beaten and killed. In 2010 Derrick Jackson (42) was executed
for the killings. Jackson claimed that he was unfairly convicted.
(SFC, 7/21/10, p.A7)(http://tinyurl.com/2el6c2p)
1989 Sep 10, Hungary gave
permission for thousands of East German refugees and visitors to
emigrate to West Germany.
1990 Sep 10, The Ellis Island
Immigration Museum opened following a 6-year, $170 million
(SFEC, 6/20/99, p.T11)
1990 Sept 10, In Catamarca,
Argentina, the body of 17-year-old Maria Soledad Morales was found.
She had been tortured, mutilated and killed. Her murder was covered
up by local authorities and as of 1996 no one had yet been charged.
(WSJ, 4/16/96, p.A-1)
1990 Sep 10, Iran agreed to
resume full diplomatic ties with onetime enemy Iraq.
1990 Sep 10, In Ivory Coast
Pope Paul II consecrated the Basilique Notre Dame de la Paix on the
condition that a hospital for the poor be built next door. It was
constructed between 1985 and 1989 at a cost of $300 million. Work on
the hospital began in 2012.
(Econ, 6/16/12, p.60)(http://tinyurl.com/ne47e)
1991 Sep 10, The Senate
Judiciary Committee opened hearings on the nomination of Clarence
Thomas to the U.S. Supreme Court.
1992 Sep 10, Less than two
months before Election Day, President Bush unveiled a repackaged
economic manifesto which included a possible 1 percentage-point
across-the-board tax-rate cut.
1993 Sep 10, The cult series
"The X-Files" premiered on Fox Television.
1993 Sep 10, First lady Hillary
Rodham Clinton lashed out at what she called "standpat, negative,
nay-saying" opponents of health reform in an address to state
legislators at George Washington University.
1994 Sep 10, President Clinton,
Vice President Al Gore and top national security advisers met to
discuss intervention in Haiti, but made no final decisions.
1994 Sep 10, Amy Clampitt
(b.1920), American poet, died. Her books included “Kingfisher"
(1983). In 2005 Willard Spiegelman edited her selected letters:
“Love, Amy: The Selected Letters of Amy Clampitt."
1995 Sep 10, NBC’s “ER" won
eight Emmy Awards, but lost best dramatic series to ABC’s “NYPD
Blue;" NBC’s “Frasier" won five awards, including best comedy
1995 Sep 10, A plane carrying
members of a skydivers club crashed in Shacklefords, Virginia,
killing ten parachutists, the plane’s pilot and a man on the ground.
1996 Sep 10, Ross Perot picked
economist Pat Choate, a Washington economist and author, to share
the Reform Party presidential ticket.
(SFC, 9/11/96, p.A1)(AP, 9/10/97)
1996 Sep 10, The US Senate
dealt a double defeat to gay-rights activists, voting to reject
same-sex marriage in federal law (Defense of Marriage Act - DOMA) by
a vote of 85-14. It also rejected (50-49) a separate bill that would
have barred job discrimination against gays.
(WSJ, 9/11/96, p.A1)(AP, 9/10/97)
1996 Sep 10, The US 1997
defense bill was passed and allotted the 1.5 million members of the
military a 3% pay raise to begin Jan 1.
(SFC, 9/11/96, p.A9)
1996 Sep 10, The UN General
Assembly voted to endorse a nuclear test ban treaty. India refused
to sign and prevented the treaty from taking effect. India, Bhutan
and Libya voted against the treaty. Cuba, Lebanon, Syria, Tanzania
and Mauritius abstained.
(SFC, 9/11/96, p.A8)
1996 Sep 10, Humberto de la
Calle, vice-president of Columbia, resigned as a protest to the
presidency of Ernesto Samper.
(SFC, 9/11/96, p.A8)
1996 Sep 10, Typhoon Sally hit
Guangdong province in southern China and killed more than 130
(SFC, 9/11/96, p.A9) (SFC, 9/14/96, p.A10)
1996 Sep 10, Saddam Hussein
announced the lifting of all travel restrictions to or within the
(SFC, 9/13/96, p.A13)
1996 Sep 10, Hurricane Hortense
pounded Puerto Rico, causing at least 21 deaths and destroying
thousands of homes.
1997 Sep 10, Former Agriculture
Secretary Mike Espy pleaded innocent to charges of accepting $35,000
in sports tickets, travel and lodging from companies regulated by
the Agriculture Department. He was later acquitted.
1997 Sep 10, Discovery Comm.
Bought a 70% stake in the Travel Channel from Paxson Comm. for $20
million. Paxson had acquired the Travel Channel in June from Clear
1997 Sep 10, The $250 million
Mars Global Surveyor successfully went into orbit around Mars for
its 2 year mapping mission.
(USAT, 8/29/97, p.12A)(SFC, 9/10/97, p.A4)
1997 Sep 10, The ashes of Eliot
Ness, FBI agent, were laid to rest in Cleveland.
(HIR, 9/11/97, p.11B)
1997 Sep 10, In LA 11 people
were killed in a fiery car crash after a day of selling corn.
(HIR, 9/11/97, p.11B)
1997 Sep 10, In Cuba a former
Salvadoran soldier was arrested and confessed to carrying out a
series of bomb attacks. A statement said that Raul Ernesto Cruz was
paid $4,500 for each bomb he planted and that he had been trained in
(SFC, 9/11/97, p.A12)
1998 Sep 10, Keiko the killer
whale, star of the 1993 "Free Willy" movie, was returned to Iceland,
where he was captured in 1979 at age 2. Much of his early life was
spent at a Mexico City amusement park.
(SFC, 9/11/98, p.A10)(SFC, 10/17/03, p.D1)
1998 Sep 10, US wrestler Sam
Henson took first place in the World Wrestling Championships in
Iran. He defeated Namik Abdullavev of Azerbaijan. Iranians stood for
the US anthem for the first time in 19 years.
(SFC, 9/11/98, p.D4)
1998 Sep 10, President Clinton
met with members of his Cabinet to apologize, ask forgiveness and
promise to improve as a person in the wake of the Monica Lewinsky
1998 Sep 10, The 445-page Starr
report on Pres. Clinton was to be made partly public in the
(SFC, 9/11/98, p.A1)
1998 Sep 10, In Monterey
County, Ca., narcotics investigators busted a khat plantation. The
plant leaves contain cathinone, a natural amphetamine.
(SFC, 9/11/98, p.A19)
1998 Sep 10, The Northwest
Airlines and its pilots reached an agreement to end their 13-day
(SFC, 9/11/98, p.A3)(AP, 9/10/99)
1998 Sep 10, In Aurora,
Colorado, 2 men and one woman were found killed just 2 miles from a
shooting spree that killed 6 on Labor Day.
(SFC, 9/11/98, p.A3)
1998 Sep 10, In Utah Anna
Palmer (10) was stabbed to death in Salt Lake City. In 2010 DNA
evidence linked Matthew John Breck to her murder. Breck, serving
time in Idaho for a 2001 conviction of sodomy with a minor, was
extradited to Utah.
1998 Sep 10, In Brazil the Sao
Paulo stock exchange fell 15.8% in the afternoon. Earlier in the
week the government announced spending cuts and a plan to halve the
budget deficit, which stood at 7% of GDP.
(SFC, 9/11/98, p.D2)
1998 Sep 10, Air Canada and its
pilots reached an agreement to end a 9-day strike. [see Sep 14]
(SFC, 9/11/98, p.A3)
1998 Sep 10, In Israel troops
killed Imad and Adel Awadallah, senior figures in Hamas west of
(SFC, 9/12/98, p.A3)
1998 Sep 10, In Kazakhstan a
rocket, carrying 12 Globalstar satellites valued at $180 million,
crashed shortly after takeoff.
(SFC, 9/11/98, p.A1)
1998 Sep 10, The Rotterdam
Convention was adopted at a diplomatic conference in Rotterdam. It
is a multilateral agreement to promote shared responsibilities in
relation to importation of hazardous chemicals, became legally
binding to its parties. It officially entered into force on Feb 24,
2004. As of 2008, 73 countries were signatories and 126 were
1998 Sep 10, In Pakistan a
court sentenced a Muslim to death for blasphemy. Ghulam Akbar Kahn,
a Shiite Muslim, took the name of Mohammed in vain during a May 1995
scuffle with a rival Sunni Muslim.
(SFC, 9/11/98, p.D4)
1998 Sep 10, In Russia the Duma
supported Yeltsin’s nomination of Yevgeny Primakov (68) as prime
(SFC, 9/11/98, p.A10)
1999 Sep 10, Eleven Puerto
Rican nationalists were freed under the clemency deal offered by
Pres. Clinton. The US government began freeing 14 Puerto Rican
nationalists granted clemency by President Clinton.
(SFC, 9/11/99, p.A1)(AP, 9/10/00)
1999 Sep 10, A federal judge
ordered an end to busing and other means of achieving racial balance
in Charlotte-Mecklenburg, the North Carolina school system that
pioneered urban busing in the United States after a landmark Supreme
Court ruling three decades earlier.
1999 Sep 10, Asian-Pacific
leaders met for a summit in Auckland (City of Sails), New Zealand.
(SFC, 9/11/99, p.A1)
1999 Sep 10, In Afghanistan the
UN reported that the production of opium doubled to 5,060 tons from
2,310 last year.
(SFC, 9/11/99, p.A9)
1999 Sep 10, It was reported
that Canada has 339 species in serious danger of disappearing and no
federal legislation for protection of endangered animals.
(SFC, 9/10/99, p.D4)
1999 Sep 10, Israel transferred
7% of the West Bank to Palestinian control.
(SFC, 9/11/99, p.A8)
1999 Sep 10, In Italy a 15-ton
bronze horse, designed after an idea by Leonardo da Vinci, was
scheduled to be unveiled at the 500th anniversary of the French
occupation of the Ducal palace in Milan, when da Vinci's prototype
was disfigured. It was begun by Charles Dent (d.1994), a United
Airlines pilot, and finished by a foundation that he endowed. It was
cast in Beacon, N.Y.
(SFC, 6/26/99, p.A1)
2000 Sep 10, The Broadway show
“Cats" closed after nearly 18 years and 7,485 performances at the
NYC Winter Garden.
(SFC, 9/11/00, p.F4)
2000 Sep 10, The TV series
“West Wing" won a record 9 Emmys at the 52nd Annual Prime Time Emmy
Awards, including best drama series; NBC's “Will & Grace (news -
Y! TV)" won best comedy.
(SFC, 9/11/00, p.A1)(AP, 9/10/01)
2000 Sep 10, Controversial
basketball coach Bob Knight was fired by Indiana University for what
was called a pattern of unacceptable behavior.
2000 Sep 10, Marat Safin beat
Pete Sampras 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 to become the first Russian to win the
2000 Sep 10, Tiger Woods won
the Canadian Open by one stroke over Grant Waite.
2000 Sep 10, The US federal
government agreed to drop its case against Wen Ho Lee, a former Los
Alamos scientist, in exchange for a single guilty plea for
downloading classified material to an insecure computer. Lee was
released 3 days later.
(SFC, 9/11/00, p.A1)(SFC, 9/14/00, p.A1)
2000 Sep 10, The space shuttle
Atlantis docked with the international space station.
2000 Sep 10, In Austria OPEC
ministers planned to call for a 2% raise in oil output. Ministers
approved a 3% hike of 800,000 barrels of oil.
(SFEC, 9/10/00, p.A1)(SFC, 9/11/00, p.B8)
2000 Sep 10, In Hong Kong
elections were held. Democrats gained seats in the legislative
council but most seats were filled with pro-Beijing and big-business
(WSJ, 9/12/00, p.A1)
2000 Sep 10, In Italy a flood
in Calabria killed at least 10 people at the Le Giare campground
(SFC, 9/11/00, p.B8)
2000 Sep 10, In Malaysia Abu
Sayyaf rebels kidnapped 3 men from Pandanan Island off Borneo and
took them to Jolo island in the Philippines.
(WSJ, 9/12/00, p.A1)
2000 Sep 10, The Palestine
Central Council in Gaza postponed the Sep 13 deadline for statehood
and planned to pursue another round of peace talks.
(SFC, 9/11/00, p.A1)
2000 Sep 10, In Sierra Leone
British troops stormed the jungle base of the West Side Boys and
freed 7 hostages. 25 rebels were killed along with 1 British
soldier. 18 rebels were taken prisoner including leader Foday
Kallay. SAS troopers eradicated the West Side Boys led by Commanders
Mega-Rapist, Slaughter and others.
(SFC, 9/11/00, p.A8)(Econ, 10/22/05, p.61)
2000 Sep 10, In Sri Lanka
government forces destroyed 14 Tamil Tiger bunkers in Jaffna. 12
soldiers and 70 guerrillas were killed.
(SFC, 9/11/00, p.B8)
2001 Sep 10, The Bush
administration designated the Colombian paramilitary group, the
United Self-Defense Forces (AUC), as a terrorist group.
(SFC, 9/11/01, p.B1)
2001 Sep 10, Attorney General
John Ashcroft rejected a proposed $58 million increase in FBI
financing for counter-terrorism programs.
(SFC, 6/1/02, p.A1)
2001 Sep 10, The UN Security
Council ended an arms embargo against Yugoslavia.
(SFC, 9/11/01, p.B3)
2001 Sep 10, Secretary of State
Colin Powell arrived in Lima, Peru, to attend an Organization of
American States foreign ministers meeting.
2001 Sep 10, In Fiji Pres.
Iloilo swore in banker Laisenia Qarase as prime minister.
(SFC, 9/10/01, p.B1)
2001 Sep 10, Iraq said it shot
down a 2nd US spy plane. The US reported an unmanned plane missing.
(SFC, 9/12/01, p.C3)
2001 Sep 10, Israeli forces and
Palestinians exchanged gunfire in Jenin and Gaza and 3 Palestinians
(SFC, 9/12/01, p.C3)
2001 Sep 10, In Japan the
government reported that a dairy cow had tested positive for mad-cow
disease. It was the 1st instance of the disease in Asian animals.
(WSJ, 9/11/01, p.A1)
2001 Sep 10, The Nikkei closed
at 10195, the lowest point since Aug 1984.
(WSJ, 9/11/01, p.A19)
2001 Sep 10, In Norway
parliamentary elections no party received a majority. The ruling
Labor Party had its worst showing in decades. Labor won 24% of the
vote, its worst showing since 1924 as voters rejected the high-tax
funded social welfare system.
(WSJ, 9/11/01, p.A1)(SFC, 9/11/01, p.B2)
2001 Sep 10, In Switzerland
nurse Roger Andermatt (32) was reported to have confessed to killing
of 27 elderly and ailing patients over a 6-year period (1995-2001).
In 2005 he was sentenced to life in prison for killing 22 elderly
nursing home residents.
(SFC, 9/12/01, p.C4)(AP, 1/28/05)
2001 Sep 10, In Turkey a
Marxist militant suicide bomber, Ugur Bulbul, killed killing himself
and three others, including an Australian woman and 2 policemen near
Istanbul’s historic Taksim Square. 21 were injured. Bulbul was
released from prison 6 months earlier for membership in the banned
Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front, a Marxist group, that
later claimed responsibility.
(WSJ, 9/11/01, p.A1)(SFC, 9/11/01, p.B3)(SFC,
9/12/01, p.C4)(AP, 9/10/02)
2002 Sep 10, The Bush
administration raised the nationwide terror alert to yellow, its
second-highest level, closed nine U.S. embassies overseas and
heightened security at federal buildings and landmarks in America on
the eve of the Sept. 11 anniversary.
2002 Sep 10, Martin Strel of
Slovenia finished swimming the 2,360-mile length of the Mississippi.
He began July 4 and covered 11-12 miles per day.
(WSJ, 9/11/02, p.A1)
2002 Sep 10, In the Florida
Democratic primary Bill McBride won over former Attorney General
Janet Reno by some 8,196 votes for a chance to unseat Gov. Jebb
Bush. McBride was certified as winner on Sep 17. Polling stations
opened late and problems cropped up with new touchscreen voting
(SFC, 9/13/02, p.A3)(WSJ, 9/13/02, p.A1)(WSJ,
9/18/02, p.A1)(AP, 9/10/03)
2002 Sep 10, It was reported
that US forces in Afghanistan had launched Operation Champion Strike
in the Bermel Valley aimed at re-entering al Qaeda.
(SFC, 9/10/02, p.A5)
2002 Sep 10, In Argentina
thousands of people staged a 10-minute demonstration in Buenos Aires
to protest a crime wave that has engulfed this country as it falls
deeper into economic crisis.
2002 Sep 10, Colombia stepped
up its emergency powers to battle growing insurgency violence,
announcing it can detain people without warrants, restrict travel
and impose curfews.
2002 Sep 10, In southeastern
France authorities said flooding and heavy rain had claimed the
lives of 26 people. Rescuers were searching for dozens of others
2002 Sep 10, In Indonesia
soldiers arrested nurse Joy Lee Sadler (57) and academic Lesley
McCullough (40) in Aceh province on charges of violating tourist
visas by meeting with Aceh rebels. Sadler struck a commander who
tried to take her friend's computer. Sadler was released Jan 10,
(SFC, 12/18/02, p.A21)(SFC, 1/10/03, p.A17)
2002 Sep 10, Radical farmers in
San Salvador, Mexico, have declared this town outside Mexico City to
be autonomous, two months after they forced the government to
abandon plans for a new airport.
2002 Sep 10, In South Africa
the highest court ruled that gay couples have the right to adopt
children and laws that prevent them from doing so violate their
2002 Sep 10, Switzerland became
the 190th member of the UN, preserving its historic neutrality but
stepping more actively onto the world stage.
2003 Sep 10, Ben Glisan, former
Enron treasurer, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to commit
fraud and was sentenced to 5 years in federal prison.
(WSJ, 9/11/03, p.A3)
2003 Sep 10, The first video
image of Osama bin Laden in nearly two years was broadcast on
2003 Sep 10, Argentina
refinanced $21 billion in debt including $12.3 billion with the IMF.
(Econ, 9/13/03, p.32)
2003 Sep 10, A Bangladesh court
convicted and sentenced five zookeepers to 14 years in prison for
killing three tigers in 1996 and planning to sell their skins.
2003 Sep 10, In northeast
Colombia a bomb strapped to a horse exploded in a plaza in a small
town, killing at least eight people, including a toddler, and
injuring 20 others.
2003 Sep 10, Imam Samudra (33),
the man accused of being the "intellectual mastermind" of last
year's Oct 12 Bali nightclub bombings was sentenced to face a firing
squad after being found guilty of the attack that killed 202 people.
2003 Sep 10, In Irbil, Iraq, a
suicide car bomber struck the US intelligence headquarters, killing
three Iraqis, including a 12-year-old boy.
(AP, 9/10/03)(WSJ, 9/11/03, p.A1)
2003 Sep 10, Israeli warplanes
flattened the home of senior Hamas leader Mahmoud Zahar with a
half-ton bomb, wounding him and killing his eldest son and a
bodyguard, in retaliation for twin suicide bombings that killed 15
Israelis a day earlier.
2003 Sep 10, Ivory Coast
created a commission made up of members of the army and rebel
movements to chart the course of disarmament and reunification after
a 9-month civil war.
2003 Sep 10, In Cancun, Mexico,
the WTO began its fifth ministerial meeting, with trade ministers
from every country expected to attend a five-day gathering to thrash
out many problems surrounding the latest "round" of trade
2003 Sep 10, In Puebla, Mexico,
a clandestine fireworks factory exploded, killing at least six
people and injuring 12 others.
2003 Sep 10, Swedish Foreign
Minister Anna Lindh was stabbed in the stomach and wrist at an
exclusive department store in downtown Stockholm. She died the next
day. In 2003 Mijailo Mijailovic, a 25-year-old Swede of Yugoslav
origin, confessed to the murder. In 2004 Mijailovic was sentenced to
life in prison.
(AP, 9/10/03)(AP, 9/11/03)(AP, 1/7/04)(SFC,
2004 Sep 10, President Bush
ordered a partial cut in U.S. assistance to Venezuela because of its
alleged role in the international trafficking of women and children
for sexual exploitation.
2004 Sep 10, California
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill barring necrophilia.
2004 Sep 10, CBS News
vigorously defended its report about President Bush's Air National
Guard service, with anchor Dan Rather saying broadcast memos
questioned by forensic experts came from "what we consider to be
solid sources." An independent panel later concluded that documents
used in the story could not be verified.
2004 Sep 10, Scientists
reported evidence for a planet near a dwarf star some 230 light
years from Earth in the constellation Hydra.
(SFC, 9/11/04, p.A1)
2004 Sep 10, Brock Adams (77),
former transportation secretary died in Stevensville, Md.
2004 Sep 10, Canada said it was
donating one million dollars (770,000 US) to United Nations efforts
to pacify strife-torn Darfur in western Sudan.
2004 Sep 10, Li Yuanjiang, the
former editor-in-chief of one of China's biggest newspapers, the
Guangzhou Daily, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for taking
bribes. Guangzhou is the capital and the sub-provincial city of
Guangdong Province in southern mainland China. The city was formerly
known internationally as Canton, after a French language
transliteration of the name of the province in Cantonese.
2004 Sep 10, European finance
ministers chose Luxembourg PM Jean-Claude Juncker to represent the
group of 12 European Union countries that share the euro currency.
2004 Sep 10, Japan confirmed a
12th case of mad cow disease.
2004 Sep 10, Two Lebanese men
were shot dead in Baghdad.
2004 Sep 10, Nepali PM Sher
Bahadur Deuba vowed to crush a deadly Maoist revolt as giant
neighbor India promised more military help to fight the leftist
2004 Sep 10, Yemen reported
that its troops had killed Hussein Badr Eddin al-Hawthi (al-Houthi),
a rebel cleric whose “Believing Youth" forces have battled the
government in a remote northern region for months.
(AP, 9/10/04)(SFC, 9/11/04, p.A10)(Econ, 5/21/05,
2004 Sep 10, Simon Mann, a
former British special forces soldier and the alleged leader of a
foiled coup plot in oil-rich Equatorial Guinea, was sentenced to
seven years in prison for trying to buy weapons from Zimbabwe's
state arms manufacturer.
2005 Sep 10, Cadaver dogs and
boatloads of forensic workers fanned out across New Orleans to
collect the corpses left behind by Hurricane Katrina; cleanup crews
towed away abandoned cars and even began readying a hotel for
2005 Sep 10, Clarence
"Gatemouth" Brown (81), the singer and guitarist who built a 50-year
career playing blues, country, jazz and Cajun music, died in his
hometown of Orange, Texas, where he had gone to escape Hurricane
2005 Sep 10, E. Stewart
Williams, Palm Springs architect, died in Palm Springs. He designed
Frank Sinatra’s 1st Palm Springs home in 1947.
(SFC, 11/9/05, p.B11)
2005 Sep 10, Afghan soldiers
reportedly tried to assassinate Rahim Wardak, the country's defense
minister, by shooting at his convoy at Kabul's main airport. Wardak
had already left his vehicle and was unhurt. Nine suspects, all
soldiers, were arrested in the attack. The next day Afghanistan said
the shootout was not an assassination attempt, but an internecine
battle between groups of soldiers.
(AP, 9/10/05)(WSJ, 9/12/05, p.A1)
2005 Sep 10, In Azerbaijan more
than 2,000 orange-clad opposition members rallied in Baku, demanding
that President Ilhan Aliev resign and that authorities ensure that
parliamentary elections in November are free and fair.
2005 Sep 10, Chinese President
Hu Jintao urged Canada to expand its investment in the Asian giant
and pledged to improve living standards in the world's most populous
2005 Sep 10, In the Republic of
Congo a plane crashed north of Brazzaville, killing 13 people.
2005 Sep 10, A defiant Egyptian
opposition ratcheted up the pressure on President Hosni Mubarak,
after he was reelected with the votes of only one-fifth of the
2005 Sep 10, More than 500
U.S.-trained Georgian soldiers left for Iraq as part of a regular
rotation of troops by the former Soviet republic.
2005 Sep 10, Baghdad
International Airport, Iraq's only reliable and relatively safe link
to the outside world, reopened after being closed for a day in a
payments dispute between the government and a British security firm.
2005 Sep 10, It was reported
that the student populations at the Univ. of Rome numbered 180,000;
at the National Univ. of Mexico it was over 200,000; and at Turkey’s
Anadolu Univ. it numbered some 530,000.
(Econ, 9/10/05, Survey p.4)
2005 Sep 10, In Ivory Coast
Guillaume Soro, head of the former rebel New Forces (FN), insisted
that his side no longer recognized South Africa's President Thabo
Mbeki as a mediator. UN Secretary General Kofi Annan admitted that
next month's planned presidential election would have to be
2005 Sep 10, In Northern
Ireland Protestant extremists threw homemade grenades, gasoline
bombs and other makeshift weapons and at least a dozen police and
two civilians were wounded in the latest fury over a restricted
Belfast parade. Most of the rioting took place in Belfast’s ten most
(AP, 9/11/05)(Econ, 9/17/05, p.57)
2005 Sep 10, Masked gunmen
abducted Lorenzo Cremonesi of the Corriere della Serra daily, an
Italian journalist in the Gaza Strip town of Deir El-Balah. He was
released after a few hours.
2005 Sep 10, In Mexico 7
Guatemala men were caught near the Guatemalan border with six
large-caliber rifles and 1,600 rounds of ammunition. They faced
charges of weapons trafficking.
2005 Sep 10-2005 Sep 13, A
Pakistani army operation in North Waziristan destroyed a major
al-Qaida hide-out. The army arrested 21 suspected militants,
including foreigners, and a government official accused of helping
them in a remote northwestern tribal region near Afghanistan.
2005 Sep 10, Syrian President
Bashar Assad met with leaders of 10 militant Palestinian groups
based in Syria, defying U.S. pressure to crack down on these groups.
Syria's official news agency SANA reported Assad urged the radical
Palestinian leaders, including Khaled Mashaal, the political leader
of the militant Hamas group, to close ranks and continue the
struggle in order to achieve their goal of an independent
2005 Sep 10, Zimbabwe President
Robert Mugabe arrived in Cuba, criticizing the International
Monetary Fund, even though the organization a day earlier deferred a
decision for six months on whether to expel the African nation.
2006 Sep 10, Peyton Manning and
the Indianapolis Colts defeated Eli Manning and the New York Giants
26-21 in the first NFL game to feature two brothers starting at
2006 Sep 10, Golf pioneer Patty
Berg (88) died in Fort Myers, Fla.
2006 Sep 10, Bennie Smith (72),
St. Louis blues guitarist, died.
(SFC, 9/15/06, p.B8)
2006 Sep 10, Florence
intensified into the second hurricane of the Atlantic season as it
headed for Bermuda, where residents installed storm shutters and
hauled their yachts onto beaches.
2006 Sep 10, Afghan President
Hamid Karzai formally opened a 25-million-dollar Coca-Cola bottling
plant, one of the most significant investments in Afghanistan since
the ousting of the Taliban five years ago. In eastern Afghanistan
Gov. Abdul Hakim Taniwal (63) was killed with his nephew and
bodyguard in a suicide attack outside his office in the Paktia
capital of Gardez. The US military warned that a suicide bombing
cell is targeting foreign troops in Kabul. In the Panjwayi district
of Kandahar 94 Taliban were killed and one was wounded in four
different engagements overnight. The alliance offensive near the
main southern city of Kandahar killed another 92 suspected Taliban
fighters, pushing its 10-day toll of militant dead past 510. Gunmen
kidnapped a Colombian aid worker and two Afghan employees of a
French-funded nongovernment organization west of Kabul.
(AP, 9/10/06)(AFP, 9/10/06)(AP, 9/11/06)(SFC,
9/11/06, p.A3)(AP, 9/12/06)
2006 Sep 10, Daniel Smith (20),
the son of Anna Nicole Smith (38) died suddenly in the Bahamas,
three days after the former Playboy Playmate gave birth to a girl. A
second round of toxicology tests revealed that he died of a toxic
combo of methadone and the antidepressants Zoloft and Lexapro.
(Reuters, 9/11/06)(AP, 9/28/06)
2006 Sep 10, in Bangladesh
police used batons to break up a protest, where demonstrators took
to the streets across the country in another general strike ahead of
elections in January.
2006 Sep 10, In Brazil
international trade officials sought to strike a positive tone at
the end of a two-day meeting aimed at restarting negotiations for
the stalled World Trade Organization's Doha Round. The talks were
billed as a High Level Meeting of the Group of 20 (G20) developing
nations, but they represented the first time nearly all the parties
involved have come together since the Doha talks were suspended.
2006 Sep 10, China announced
detailed controls on the distribution of news by foreign news
agencies, banning all content that violates its own tight media
2006 Sep 10, In Cuba leaders of
the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) of 116 developing nations began
gathering for a 6-day summit (Sep 11-16). NAM was founded in 1961.
2006 Sep 10, Wrangling forced
Iraq's parliament to suspend debate on a bill that Sunni Arab groups
fear would break up the country. At least 27 people were killed
across Iraq. In Kut 6 bodies bearing signs of torture were found in
the Tigris River. 2 bodies were found in Musayyib and 3 more near
the Duluiya bridge.
(AP, 9/10/06)(SFC, 9/11/06, p.A3)
2006 Sep 10, The Chinese film
“Still Life" won the top award as the 11-day Venice Film Festival
came to a close. The Chinese film was about the Three Gorges Dam
(SFC, 9/11/06, p.D5)
2006 Sep 10, Montenegrins voted
in the first parliamentary elections since the tiny state split from
Serbia. Police announced a crackdown on an alleged ethnic Albanian
terrorist group authorities said had threatened the ballot. The
coalition of PM Milo Djukanovic headed for an absolute majority with
a projected 41 seats in the 81-seat parliament.
(AP, 9/10/06)(SFC, 9/11/06, p.A3)
2006 Sep 10, In southwestern
Pakistan a bomb explosion outside a roadside restaurant wounded 14
people in Quetta. In northwestern Pakistan suspected Islamic
militants killed a tribal elder.
(AP, 9/10/06)(AP, 9/11/06)
2006 Sep 10, One ethnic Russian
man was killed and three were injured in a brawl with ethnic
Armenians at a cafe in the town of Volsk in the Saratov region,
fueling fears of a rise of ethnic violence across Russia.
2006 Sep 10, Islamic militants
controlling much of southern Somalia shut down a radio station for
playing love songs and other music, the latest step to impose strict
religious rule which has sparked fears of an emerging, Taliban-style
regime. Islamic militants, who closed down a Somali radio station,
allowed it back on the air so long as it does not play music or love
(AP, 9/10/06)(AP, 9/11/06)
2006 Sep 10, Officials said Sri
Lanka's military had lost 28 soldiers in 3 days of stiff artillery
and mortar attacks as it advanced slowly toward northern Tamil Tiger
rebel strongholds. The rebels accused Colombo of ignoring moves by
Norway to end the latest bloodshed.
2006 Sep 10, Taufa’ahau Tupou
IV (b.1918), King of Tonga, died in New Zealand. He was the son of
Queen Salote Tupou III and her consort Prince Tungi, and served as
the King of Tonga from the death of his mother in 1965.
2006 Sep 10, Armed Yemeni
tribesmen kidnapped four French tourists in the east of the country
to press for their relatives to be released from jail.
2007 Sep 10, America's top
commander in Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus, and Ambassador Ryan Crocker
testified before Congress about the unpopular Iraq war. Petraeus
said last winter's buildup in US troops had met its military
objectives "in large measure" and that he envisions the withdrawal
of roughly 30,000 US troops by next summer. MoveOn.org, an online
network of Americans opposed to the war, published a full-page ad in
the NY Times with a banner headline saying “General Petraeus or
General Betray Us."
(AP, 9/11/07)(Econ, 9/29/07, p.35)
2007 Sep 10, In Chicago
mobsters James Marcello (65), Joseph Lombardo (78), Frank Calabrese
(70) and Paul Schiro (70) were convicted of all counts including
racketeering, conspiracy, bribery, illegal gambling and tax fraud.
Anthony Doyle (62), a retired police officer, was also convicted for
leaking information to the mob known as The Outfit.
(SFC, 9/11/07, p.A5)
2007 Sep 10, Kenneth John
Freeman (44), an American man accused of raping his daughter and
posting the videos on the Internet, agreed to be extradited from
Hong Kong to the United States.
2007 Sep 10, UC Berkeley
announced a $113 million gift from the William and Flora Hewlett
Foundation of Menlo Park, Ca.
(SFC, 9/11/07, p.D1)
2007 Sep 10, Blackstone Group
LP bought a 20% stake in a Chinese chemical company in its first
deal in the country since a Chinese government fund bought into the
US private equity firm.
2007 Sep 10, US defense
research company QinetiQ announced that an unmanned solar-powered
aircraft had soared for 54 hours more than 50,000 feet above New
Mexico and may hold the record for unmanned flight.
2007 Sep 10, It was reported
that John Kanzius of Erie, Pa., had accidentally discovered a way to
burn salt water when he tried to desalinate seawater with a
radio-frequency generator he developed to treat cancer. He
discovered that as long as the salt water was exposed to the radio
frequencies, it would burn.
2007 Sep 10, Dame Anita Roddick
(64), founder of Body Shop, died after suffering a major brain
hemorrhage. She used her international cosmetics chain to promote
eco-friendly practices long before they were widely fashionable. She
had opened her first shop in Brighton in 1976 and sold the business
in 2006 to L’Oreal for $1.1 billion.
(AP, 9/10/07)(Econ, 9/15/07, p.80)
2007 Sep 10, Jane Wyman
(b.1917), filmstar and the 1st wife of Ronald Reagan, died in Rancho
Mirage, Ca. her work included roles in 86 films and 350 television
shows. She won an Oscar for her role a deaf rape victim in the 1948
film “Johnny Belinda."
(SFC, 9/11/07, p.A2)
2007 Sep 10, In Afghanistan a
suicide bomber on a motorized rickshaw set off his explosives in a
crowded area killing 28 people in Gereshk, Helmand province.
Children selling chewing gum and cigarettes were among the victims
of the blast.
2007 Sep 10, Bangladesh's
military-backed government lifted an eight-month emergency ban on
indoor politics as it promised democracy would be restored by the
end of 2008. A Dhaka-based human rights group said 126 people had
been killed by law enforcement agencies since the emergency rule
began with at least 22 tortured to death.
(AP, 9/10/07)(Econ, 9/8/07, p.43)
2007 Sep 10, Canada's top
election official stuck to his controversial ruling allowing Muslim
women to stay veiled when voting, despite protests from Prime
Minister Stephen Harper.
2007 Sep 10, In Colombia
soldiers swarmed onto a farm and captured Diego Montoya, one of the
world's most wanted drug traffickers hiding in bushes in his
underwear. He led the Norte del Valle cartel and was captured along
with an uncle and three other cartel members. He was extradited to
the US in 2008 and in 2009 was sentenced to 45 years in prison.
(AP, 9/11/07)(Reuters, 10/22/09)
2007 Sep 10, Congolese
authorities blocked Frederic Bintsamou, an ex-rebel chief, from
entering Brazzaville to take up duties as a deputy minister under a
peace deal, but promised they were still adhering to the "principle"
of his inclusion in the government.
2007 Sep 10, Indonesia’s
Supreme Court ordered Time magazine to pay $106 million in damages
for defaming former Indonesian dictator Suharto by alleging in a May
1999 story that his family amassed billions of dollars during his
32-year rule. Lower courts had earlier ruled in Time’s favor. Time
appealed the decision.
(AP, 9/10/07)(Econ, 5/10/08, p.70)
2007 Sep 10, PM Nouri al-Maliki
told lawmakers that Iraqi forces were not ready to take over
security from the US military across the country. US and Iraqi
troops backed by helicopters killed three civilians in the Shiite
slum of Sadr City in a pre-dawn raid on the home of a suspected
militia leader. A bomb blew up around noon near the Shiite Buratha
mosque in northern Baghdad, killing two civilians and wounding six
others. An insurgent group in Iraq posted a videotape that showed a
German hostage who has been held for more than six months and
threatened to kill him unless Germany withdrew its troops from
Afghanistan within 10 days. The US command said that a US soldier,
whose patrol in the Kirkuk area was hit with rockets a day earlier,
had died from injuries sustained in the attack. In the Sunni city of
Samarra US and Iraqi troops got into a fierce firefight with
suspected al-Qaida in Iraq fighters in a morning assault. 12 of the
insurgents were killed and 3 US soldiers were wounded. In western
Baghdad 7 US soldiers were killed in a vehicle accident that also
claimed the lives of two detainees. Another US soldier was killed
and two were injured when their vehicle overturned east of Baghdad.
2007 Sep 10, It was reported
that the regional government of Kurdistan had signed a deal with
Dallas-based Hunt Oil Co. to explore for oil in their region.
(WSJ, 9/10/07, p.A1)
2007 Sep 10, Israeli PM Ehud
Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met in Jerusalem to
discuss guidelines for resuming peace negotiations.
2007 Sep 10, Lithuanian PM
Gediminas Kirkilas said at a Seimas session that Lithuania will
increase its tariffs for transiting natural gas to the Kaliningrad
region proportionally to any gas hikes in the price Russia charges
its Lithuanian customers.
2007 Sep 10, Several explosions
in Veracruz state, believed to be the work of saboteurs, ripped
apart natural gas pipelines for Mexico's state oil monopoly. The
explosions forced the evacuation of some 12,000 people. The
so-called People's Revolutionary Army (EPR) claimed responsibility.
2007 Sep 10, In central Mexico
a bus carrying worshippers on a pilgrimage to a famous shrine
plunged into a valley, killing nine passengers and leaving 38
2007 Sep 10, Final election
results showed that Morocco's conservative Istiqlal party won the
most seats in parliamentary elections, allowing it to form the next
government with its current ruling coalition allies.
2007 Sep 10, Former PM Nawaz
Sharif returned to Pakistan from a seven-year exile, hoping to
campaign against the country's US-allied military ruler, but was
immediately charged with corruption and deported to Saudi Arabia
hours later. Pro-Taliban militants freed more than 260 Pakistani
troops who were kidnapped nearly two weeks ago in a restive tribal
region near the border with Afghanistan.
2007 Sep 10, Sudanese
government forces resumed air strikes in Darfur with an attack on a
town that killed more than a dozen civilians.
2008 Sep 10, An internal
government report said US Interior Department employees in Denver
and Washington, who oversaw oil drilling on federal lands, had sex
and used illegal drugs with workers at energy companies where they
were conducting official business.
2008 Sep 10, The US Pentagon
cancelled the $40 billion competition for new aerial refueling
tankers for the Air Force, delaying the competition to a new
administration, and giving a reprieve to Boeing.
(WSJ, 9/11/08, p.B1)
2008 Sep 10, The US Treasury
Dept. accused Iran’s national maritime carrier, the Islamic Republic
of Iran Shipping Lines, of helping the country’s nuclear and missile
programs. The proliferator designation, designed to stop companies
from doing business in the US, further block the carrier’s ability
to move money through US banks.
(WSJ, 9/11/08, p.A3)
2008 Sep 10, A regulatory
filing revealed that Carlos Slim, Mexican businessman, and his
family had purchased a 6.4% stake in the New York Times.
(Econ, 9/20/08, p.78)
2008 Sep 10, Hurricane Ike
barreled across the warm, energizing waters of the Gulf of Mexico on
its way toward the Texas coast after crashing through Cuba's tobacco
country and toppling aging Havana buildings. Ike had already killed
at least 80 people in the Caribbean.
2008 Sep 10, Frank Mundus
(1925), the legendary shark fisherman said to have inspired the
Captain Quint character in the movie "Jaws," died in Honolulu.
(AP, 9/15/08)(Econ, 9/27/08, p.102)
2008 Sep 10, Bolivia’s
President Evo Morales said that he is expelling the US ambassador
for allegedly inciting violent opposition protests.
2008 Sep 10, Turkish Cypriot
leader Mehmet Ali Talat said he accepts a reduction of Turkey's
military contingent but that his side will still need security
guarantees from Ankara as part of a deal to unite the divided
2008 Sep 10, A Georgian police
officer was killed by gunfire that came from the direction of a
Russian checkpoint near separatist South Ossetia.
2008 Sep 10, A strong
earthquake rocked southern Iran sending tremors across the Persian
Gulf to the skyscrapers of Dubai. Iranian state television reported
that seven people were killed and 40 others were injured.
2008 Sep 10, Two bombs exploded
an hour apart in the Shiite holy city of Karbala, killing at least
two people and wounding 15 others, including women and children.
Health officials said cholera has killed two people in a province
south of Baghdad, indicating that water quality and sanitation
remain poor in a country that has endured years of war.
2008 Sep 10, Israeli defense
officials say the government has told all businessmen involved in
military sales to Georgia to immediately cease visits to the former
Soviet republic. The officials said the directive was decided upon
this week because Israel is concerned about damage to its relations
2008 Sep 10, In northern Israel
a military helicopter crashed at sundown and burst into flames
killing two crew members.
2008 Sep 10, In Lebanon Druse
Sheik Saleh Aridi died in his village of Baissour in the hills east
of Beirut, after a bomb planted under his car was detonated by
remote control as he drove away from his home. The country's first
political assassination in months threatened efforts to reconcile
its divided factions.
2008 Sep 10, Ahmad Ismail, a
member of Malaysia's ruling party, was suspended for three years for
"stoking racial tensions" with incendiary comments about ethnic
Chinese that shook the governing coalition.
2008 Sep 10, A Dutch court
dismissed a bid by Bosnian Muslim survivors of the 1995 Srebrenica
massacre to hold the Netherlands liable for its troops' failure to
protect the so-called safe haven.
2008 Sep 10, Pirates hijacked a
South Korean bulk carrier with 22 crew off Somalia's coast but were
thwarted in a separate attempt to seize a Greek ship. The crew and
vessel were released on Oct 16 with no comment on ransom.
(AP, 9/10/08)(AP, 10/16/08)
2008 Sep 10, Officials said at
least 89 people have died in wildfires sweeping through Mozambique,
South Africa and Swaziland.
2008 Sep 10, An unmanned
Russian cargo ship blasted off successfully carrying supplies,
equipment and gifts for the international space station.
2008 Sep 10, In Sri Lanka air
force jets attacked a rebel intelligence base in the north, stepping
up a punishing wave of airstrikes a day after Tamil Tiger fighters
launched a surprise attack on a military base. UN chief Ban Ki-moon
expressed international concern for tens of thousands civilians
trapped in Sri Lanka's north as government forces prepared for a
major showdown with Tamil separatists.
2008 Sep 10, In Geneva the
Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest particle collider, passed
its first major tests by firing two beams of protons in opposite
directions around a 17-mile (27-kilometer) underground ring in what
scientists hope is the next great step to understanding the makeup
of the universe. On Sep 19 it started leaking helium and had to be
turned off. The technical problems delayed for at least two months
the quest for scientists to learn more about the nature of the
universe and the origins of all matter.
(AP, 9/10/08)(AP, 9/20/08)(Econ, 9/27/08, p.96)
2008 Sep 10, Ruedi Rymann (75),
a farmer and cheesemaker and renowned yodeler, died at his home in
Giswil, Switzerland. In 2007 Viewers of a Swiss television series
devoted to popular national music voted Rymann’s “Dr Schacher
Seppli" as the greatest Swiss hit of all.
2009 Sep 10, NASA made a
successful first test of its Ares I rocket at promontory, Utah. It
was created as part of a plan to return to the moon, but a recent
panel said there isn’t enough money for the moon project.
(SFC, 9/11/09, p.A13)
2009 Sep 10, GM announced that
it agreed to the sale of 55% of Ruesselsheim-based Adam Opel and
Vauxhall unit to Canadian auto parts maker Magna International Inc.
and Russian lender Sberbank. Detroit-based GM will keep a 35% stake
and continue to work with Opel on developing vehicles, sharing
technology and engineering resources.
2009 Sep 10, The UN-backed
commission investigating fraud in Afghanistan's election issued its
first orders to exclude some ballots from the final tally, throwing
out votes from 83 polling stations in areas of strong support for
President Hamid Karzai. A US service member was killed in an attack
on a patrol. Another service member was killed after coming under
(AP, 9/10/09)(AP, 9/11/09)
2009 Sep 10, The African Union
joined international condemnation of a new "unity" government named
by Madagascar leader Andry Rajoelina who overthrew the recognized
president this year.
2009 Sep 10, Australia
announced liquefied natural gas (LNG) deals worth up to 60 billion
US dollars with Japan and South Korea, raising its status as a major
2009 Sep 10, Guy Laliberte, the
Canadian billionaire founder of the Cirque du Soleil, said that he
aims to read a statement to the world about the planet's water
problems after taking a Russian rocket to the space station.
Laliberte and two others will blast off Sep 30 from the Russian
space program's Baikonur launch facility in Kazakhstan. He said his
reading from space will be part of several shows in 14 cities around
the world beginning Oct 9.
2009 Sep 10, Colombia’s police
said they have seized $55 million in properties and assets from drug
traffickers in a 2 day operation in five cities in Antioquia state
and six cities in Cundinamarca state. The assets included shares in
a popular soccer team.
2009 Sep 10, A new book, whose
title translates as "Hold-Ups, Swindles and Treasons," by French
journalists Antonin Andre and Karim Rissouli, hit French stores
alleging that a vote last year to elect the leader of France's
Socialist Party was rigged, sparking further disarray among the
once-mighty champions of the left.
2009 Sep 10, Berlin won Spain's
prestigious Prince of Asturias prize for its contribution to
promoting peace and harmony.
2009 Sep 10, In India hundreds
of students, who were jammed into a narrow New Delhi school
staircase, panicked and set off a stampede that left five girls dead
and 31 other students injured. Mohammed Shahabuddin, a 12-year old
snack vendor, had to have his left leg amputated after Bihar state
railway police threw him out of a moving train when he failed to pay
them 10 rupees (20 cents) as a bribe. The boy had offered the
policemen five rupees, which was all the money he had.
(AP, 9/10/09)(AP, 9/11/09)
2009 Sep 10, In northern Iraq a
suicide truck bomber hit the Kurdish village of Wardek before dawn,
killing at least 25 people and injuring 50 others, in what appeared
to be the latest in a string of attacks targeting Kurds and other
ethnic and religious groups in the region. The government of the
semiautonomous Kurdish region arrested the head of the provincial
intelligence service, Brig. Abdul-Rahman Ali, on accusations he was
directly involved in the planning of an Aug. 13 bombing near Mosul.
3 successive bombs exploded at a popular market in the city of
Mahmoudiya, killing 4 people and wounding 30. Violence broke out at
Abu Ghraib prison and two prisoners were killed.
(AP, 9/10/09)(AP, 9/11/09)
2009 Sep 10, The Japanese space
agency successfully launched a new rocket carrying an unmanned cargo
ship on a $680 million maiden voyage to the Int’l. Space Station.
(SFC, 9/11/09, p.A9)
2009 Sep 10, Amnesty
International issued a new report saying Japan executes mentally ill
prisoners, some of whom are driven insane by harsh treatment while
on death row.
2009 Sep 10, Lebanese Prime
Minister-designate Saad Hariri said he is abandoning efforts to form
a new government after the Hezbollah-led parliament minority
rejected his list for a national unity Cabinet. This forced
President Michel Suleiman to start consultations with lawmakers from
scratch over naming a new premier.
2009 Sep 10, Mexican defense
dept. said soldiers have arrested Michael Escalante (29) of El Paso,
suspected of killing 18 people in a series of attacks this year in
violence-plagued Ciudad Juarez, across from El Paso, Texas.
2009 Sep 10, In northeast Nepal
a bus veered off a highway and plunged into a river, killing at
least 11 people and leaving about 20 missing and feared dead.
2009 Sep 10, In Russia
Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez recognized the pro-Russian rebel
regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia as independent states, a rare
boost to the Kremlin's campaign for their international acceptance.
2009 Sep 10, In Uganda at least
7 people were killed in clashes after the government prevented a
representative of the traditional ruler of the Buganda kingdom from
traveling to a region northeast of the capital for a political
(SFC, 9/11/09, p.A2)
2009 Sep 10, Vietnamese and US
scientists wrapped up their annual meetings on Agent Orange,
launching a task force to examine health issues in areas where the
defoliant was used during the Vietnam War. Vietnam has said 1
million to 4 million of its citizens may have suffered serious
health consequences after being exposed to dioxin, a highly toxic
element in Agent Orange.
2009 Sep 10, A Yemeni army
statement said the government launched a new offensive against
Shiite rebels in the north, destroying many of their vehicles and
hideouts. The rebels said they have been able to keep the government
from entering the northern town of Saada, which has been at the
center of the rebellion.
2010 Sep 10, A US federal
appeals court in San Francisco upheld a jury verdict clearing the
Chevron Corp. of alleged human rights abuses during a violent 1998
protest on a company oil platform in Nigeria.
2010 Sep 10, In Washington
state convicted killer Cal Coburn Brown (52) was executed for the
1991 rape, torture and murder of Holly Washa (21) of Seattle. This
was the state’s first execution since 2001 and the 78th in the
2010 Sep 10, Afghan President
Hamid Karzai used his traditional message marking the Eid Muslim
holiday to call on the leader of the Taliban to stop fighting and
join peace talks to end Afghanistan's long war. Meanwhile thousands
of Afghans protested across the country after an evangelical pastor
in the United States said he planned to burn copies of the Koran to
mark the anniversary of the September 9, 2001 attacks on the New
York and Washington. An Afghan was shot dead when an angry crowd
attacked a German-run base in the northeast.
(AFP, 9/10/10)(Reuters, 9/12/10)
2010 Sep 10, In Colombia
leftist rebels firing homemade mortars killed at least eight police
officers and wounded four in a pre-dawn attack on a police barracks
near the country's border with Ecuador.
2010 Sep 10, In Dagestan,
Russia, clashes between police and alleged militants left six more
people dead in the volatile North Caucasus. A police officer was
gunned down on the outskirts of the regional capital, Makhachkala.
(AP, 9/10/10)(AP, 9/11/10)
2010 Sep 10, Danish police
surrounded a suspect in Orsted Park near the Hotel Jorgensen
following a small explosion in a bathroom at the hotel. A bomb squad
removed a bag wrapped around his waist with remote controlled
cutting pliers. The man was later identified as Lors Doukayev, a
one-legged Chechen-born boxer living in Belgium. On May 3, 2011,
Doukayev was charged with terrorism for allegedly preparing a letter
bomb that had likely been intended for a newspaper known for
publishing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. On May 30, 2011,
Doukayev was convicted of attempted terrorism. The next day he was
sentenced to 12 years.
(Reuters, 9/12/10)(AP, 9/15/10)(AP, 5/3/11)(AP,
2010 Sep 10, Finland’s Nokia
Corp. said it is replacing CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo with top
Microsoft executive Stephen Elop as the world's top handset maker
aims to regain lost ground in the fiercely competitive smartphone
2010 Sep 10, Ghana officials
said 17 people have died after neighboring Burkina Faso opened the
Bagre Dam's spillways that was filling amid heavy rains. Officials
in Burkina Faso announced in August they would open the spillways
and warned people.
2010 Sep 10, A Guatemalan court
sentenced 6 Mexicans and 8 Guatemalans, all members of Mexico’s
Zetas drug gang, to lengthy prison terms for the killing of 11
people two years ago.
2010 Sep 10, In Ingushetia a
policeman was killed. The gunmen shot and killed him outside an auto
repair shop in the region's main city of Nazran.
2010 Sep 10, Iran’s Foreign
ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast told English-language Press TV
that Sarah Shourd (31), one of the three US hikers currently held in
Iran for more than a year, will be released on Sep 11. Iran’s
judiciary abruptly halted plans to release Shourd, pointing to the
internal rivalries within Iran's leadership.
(AFP, 9/10/10)(SFC, 9/11/10, p.A3)
2010 Sep 10, In Iran a gas
pipeline exploded near the northeastern holy city of Mashhad and
killed 6 people with another 20 people hurt.
2010 Sep 10, In Mexico 85
inmates scaled the walls of a prison in the border city of Reynosa
and escaped in the country’s biggest jail break in recent memory. At
least five people were killed in the southern Pacific coast state of
Guerrero, where various cartels are also fighting for territory.
2010 Sep 10, Myanmar's state
media denounced people who advocate not voting in the upcoming
elections as irresponsible and antidemocratic, even though critics
say the military government is using the vote to cement its grip on
2010 Sep 10, Militants in Gaza
fired a projectile into southern Israel just hours after Israeli
warplanes carried out a series of raids across the coastal strip.
Overnight, two Gazans in the Hamas security forces were wounded in
Gaza City when Israel launched a series of retaliatory air strikes
after an earlier rocket attack.
2010 Sep 10, In Spain 50 coal
miners 1,640 feet (500 meters) underground entered the ninth day of
a strike over unpaid wages and government aid.
2010 Sep 10, In Yemen Al-Qaeda
in the Arabian Peninsula issued a statement threatening to kill 55
named policemen in Yemen's restive southern province of Abyan.
2010 Sep 10, Zimbabwean police
arrested 6 health workers, including four US citizens and a New
Zealand doctor, as well as a Zimbabwean doctor for allegedly
operating a clinic without a license in Harare. All belonged to an
int’l. church group that helps care for HIV and AIDS patients. All 6
were granted bail on Sep 13. Charges were dropped on Sep 22 as
prosecutors conceded the health workers were "doing good work" for
the Allen Temple Baptist Church of Oakland, Calif., which operates
the Mother of Peace Orphanage outside Harare.
(AP, 9/11/10)(AFP, 9/12/10)(AFP, 9/13/10)(AP,
2011 Sep 10, NASA launched 2
near identical probes, named Grail-A and Grail-B, aboard a
relatively small Delta II rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fl. The pair
rocketed toward the moon on the first mission dedicated to measuring
lunar gravity and determining what's inside Earth's orbiting
companion, all the way down to the core.
2011 Sep 10, In Florida at
least two gunmen armed with possible semi-automatic weapons opened
fire outside a Palmetto nightclub early this morning, killing two
people and injuring 22.
2011 Sep 10, In Utah Alexis
Rasmussen (16) went missing in North Ogden. She had been babysitting
for Eric and Dea Millerburg, who have since been arrested on
drug-related charges. Rasmussen’s body was found on Oct 18 in a
shallow grave in North Ogden.
2011 Sep 10, In eastern
Afghanistan 77 American soldiers were wounded and five Afghans
civilians were killed in a Taliban suicide truck bombing targeting
Combat Outpost Sayed Abad in Wardak province.
2011 Sep 10, The World Bank and
several other international lenders promised more money to encourage
democratic reforms in Arab countries, nearly doubling a previous
pledge to $38 billion.
2011 Sep 10, Honduras Security
Minister Oscar Alvarez resigned, saying he lacked economic support
for his efforts and had been stepping on the toes of powerful
interests. The government of President Porfirio Lobo also accepted
the resignation of Foreign Minister Mario Canahuati. The moves
marked the biggest shake-ups so far in Lobo's nearly two-year
2011 Sep 10, Iran hanged 2
convicted drug traffickers in a prison in the northern city of Sari.
The latest hangings bring to 186 the number of executions reported
in Iran so far this year.
2011 Sep 10, In Iraq gunmen
attacked an army patrol, opening fire from speeding cars in the Bab
al-Muadham area of Baghdad. 3 soldiers were killed in the attack.
2011 Sep 10, Israel’s
ambassador to Egypt and the entire embassy staff except for one
deputy ambassador were evacuated along with their families in the
face of the overnight rampage at the Nile-side embassy in Cairo. The
Health Ministry said three people were killed and more than 1,000
people hurt during the street clashes between the protesters and
police outside the embassy.
2011 Sep 10, Leaders of Ivory
Coast and Liberia were joined by counterparts from West Africa for
talks on security along the border between their two countries after
a bloody post-poll crisis. Presidents Alassane Ouattara and Ellen
Johnson Sirleaf were joined by Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso,
Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal, John Atta Mills of Ghana and Nigerian
summit host Goodluck Jonathan, under the aegis of regional bloc
2011 Sep 10, Japan's new trade
minister, Yoshio Hachiro, resigned over a remark seen as insensitive
to nuclear evacuees, dealing a blow to a government that took office
just eight days ago in the hopes it could better tackle the daunting
2011 Sep 10, Libyan fighters
battled with Moammar Gadhafi loyalists as more volunteers poured in
from Tripoli and other towns held by the former rebels to join what
they expect to be the final battle for Bani Walid. Fighters launched
a widespread assault on Bani Walid but then withdrew for "tactical
(AP, 9/10/11)(AFP, 9/10/11)
2011 Sep 10, The International
Monetary Fund said it now recognizes the transitional government in
Libya, paving the way for the fledgling administration to benefit
from the IMF's financial help.
2011 Sep 10, Mexican marines in
Tampico captured Manuel Alquisires Garcia, the Gulf Cartel's alleged
finance officer. Alquisires, aka "El Meme," was originally arrested
in June 1998 along with Osiel Cardenas Guillen. Alquisires had
escaped from a prison in Matamoros in 2002.
2011 Sep 10, In Nigeria four
policemen on illegal duty at a burial ceremony started shooting,
killing three people among the mourners. The officers were suspected
of being drunk.
2011 Sep 10, In Paraguay Sabino
Montanaro (89), a former interior minister known as the "cruel right
hand" of the late dictator Alfredo Stroessner, died at his home in
2011 Sep 10, Swedish police
arrested four people on suspicion of preparing a terror attack and
evacuated an arts center in Goteborg, Sweden's second largest city
on the eve of the 9/11 anniversary. In December three of the
suspects, of Somali and Iraqi origin, were charged with plotting to
stab to death artist Lars Vilks for depicting the Prophet Muhammad
as a dog in 2007. On Jan 20, 2012, a Swedish court acquitted three
men accused of plotting to murder Vilks.
(AP, 9/11/11)(AP, 12/6/11)(AP, 1/20/12)
2011 Sep 10, Syria's President
Bashar Assad and Arab League head Nabil Elaraby held talks in
Damascus. Investigators at the so-called 'Polish' prison in Homs
severely beat rights campaigner Najati Tayar (66).
(AP, 9/10/11)(AFP, 9/11/11)
2011 Sep 10, The Tanzania
ferry, M.V. Spice Islanders, overcrowded and carrying over 800
people sank in deep sea between the mainland and Pemba Island,
leaving at least 240 people dead. Some 600 people were rescued.
(AP, 9/10/11)(AP, 9/11/11)
2012 Sep 10, Chicago teachers
went on strike for the first time in 25 years after their union and
district officials failed to reach a contract agreement despite
intense weekend negotiations that the union said were productive but
still failed to adequately address issues such as job security and
2012 Sep 10, In New Jersey US
federal agents arrested Trenton Mayor Tony Mack as part of an
investigation in a corruption investigation relating to bribes for a
proposed parking garage. His brother Ralphiel and convicted sex
offender Joseph Giorgianni were also accused in the scheme.
(SFC, 9/11/12, p.A5)
2012 Sep 10, Chris Whittle,
education entrepreneur, opened in Manhattan “Avenues: The World
School," with partners Benno Schmidt and Alan Greenberg. This was
the first of a planned global network for rich kids.
(Economist, 9/1/12, p.32)
2012 Sep 10, Edwin Wilson
(b.1928), former US spy and tycoon, died in Seattle. He had worked
for the CIA but was arrested in 1982 for selling 20 tons of
explosives to Libya. He was sentenced to 52 years in prison for
smuggling arms and plotting to murder his wife. He served 22 years.
The 1986 book “Manhunt" by Peter Maas was about Mr. Wilson.
(SSFC, 9/23/12, p.C10)(Economist, 9/29/12, p.98)
2012 Sep 10, In Afghanistan US
officials handed over formal control Bagram prison to Kabul. Some 99
percent of 3000 detainees captured before 9 March were transferred
to Afghan authority. Shortly after the handover ceremony, a suicide
bomber in the northern city of Kunduz killed 15 people and wounded
another 25. Insurgents bombarded the US Bagram Air Field and
destroyed a NATO helicopter, killing three Afghan intelligence
employees. There were also NATO personnel aboard and wounded, the
coalition said without providing further details.
(AP, 9/10/12)(AP, 9/11/12)
2012 Sep 10, A Quebec, Canada,
court accused PM Stephen Harper’s government of violating the
principles of Canadian federalism by refusing to hand over gun
registry data for Quebec.
(SFC, 9/11/12, p.A2)
2012 Sep 10, Ethiopia said
Swedish journalists Johan Persson and Martin Schibbye are to be
pardoned and released. They have been in jail since July 2011 for
abetting terrorism and entering the country illegally.
2012 Sep 10, In India political
cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, whose drawings mock Indian government
corruption, has been jailed in a sedition investigation that was
widely condemned as evidence of political leaders' growing
intolerance of criticism. Trivedi refused bail at a court hearing in
Mumbai, saying he would remain in jail until the sedition charges
against him were lifted. The court then extended his stay in police
custody from one week to two.
2012 Sep 10, In Iraq Iraqi
gunmen shot dead three anti-al-Qaida fighters manning a security
checkpoint north of Baghdad. A car bomb killed 8 people and wounded
32 outside a restaurant in the southwestern Baghdad.
2012 Sep 10, Japan Airlines
(JAL) emerged from bankruptcy (2010) in an initial public offering
(IPO) at $8.5 billion.
(Economist, 9/15/12, p.64)
2012 Sep 10, In southeast Kenya
clashes between farmers and herders escalated with 38 people killed,
including nine police officers. The Red Cross suggested the military
be deployed to the area.
2012 Sep 10, In Kosovo the
Int’l. Civilian Office (ICO) closed. It had helped keep Kosovo
stable since 2008.
(Economist, 9/15/12, p.51)
2012 Sep 10, Mexican police in
southern Guerrero state said they have found 16 bodies left in a
truck in Coyuca de Catalan. Guerrero Gov. Angel Aguirre said
authorities suspected they were killed in Michoacan and dumped in
2012 Sep 10, In northern Mali 5
young men had a hand and foot amputated by Islamists imposing Sharia
law against highway robbery.
2012 Sep 10, In Pakistan a car
bomb ripped through a crowded market in the Kurram tribal region,
killing 12 Shiite Muslims with 45 wounded.
2012 Sep 10, Palestinian
protests against the high cost of living have turned violent in the
West Bank city of Hebron. The violence lasted for about an hour
before it was brought under control. There were no reports of
2012 Sep 10, Somalia's
Parliament elected a new president of the country's fledgling
government. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, a political newcomer, won the
election against outgoing President Sheik Sharif Sheikh Ahmed by the
legislative vote of 190 to 79.
2012 Sep 10, In South Africa
labor unrest spread in with a wildcat strike by 15,000 workers
stopping operations at a gold mine while few workers reported for
duty in the fourth week of a stoppage at the Lonmin PLC platinum
2012 Sep 10, Tunisian
authorities said four police officers have been detained on
suspicion they tortured a robbery suspect who later died. The
officers are suspected of torturing Abderraouf Khamassi (34) who was
arrested Aug 28. He died Sep 8 with a wound to his skull.
2012 Sep 10, Turkey’s military
announced that it had conducted air strikes over the past week in
northern Iraq, where Kurdish rebels have bases. Some 25 guerrillas
were reported killed in the operation.
2012 Sep 10, In Yemen a
powerful car bomb struck the defense minister's motorcade as he was
driving through the nation's capital, killing at least 13 people but
leaving the minister unharmed.
(AP, 9/11/12)(SFC, 9/11/12, p.A2)
2013 Sep 10, San Francisco City
Attorney Dennis Herrera sued the state of Nevada accusing it of
deliberately giving almost 500 psychiatric patients one-way bus
tickets to California.
(SFC, 9/11/13, p.D1)
2013 Sep 10, In Louisiana local
and federal law officials said they have arrested Van Draylan Dixson
(38), a neighborhood watch volunteer, on suspicion of raping four
women in Dallas.
(SFC, 9/11/13, p.A4)
2013 Sep 10, In Afghanistan two
roadside bombs killed 11 people, including passengers on a bus that
took a detour to avoid a bomb-laden road in Ghazni province. The 2nd
bomb was in Helmand province. A suicide car bomb went off in front
of an Afghan National Army security post in Logar province wounding
four Afghan soldiers.
2013 Sep 10, Albania’s
President Bujar Nishani named Edi Rama as prime minister, giving him
the mandate to create a new Cabinet after a landslide victory by
Rama's Socialist Party-led leftist coalition in June elections.
2013 Sep 10, The president of
Central African Republic dismissed the head of the armed forces
after days of fighting with gunmen loyal to ousted leader Francois
Bozize that left 100 people dead.
2013 Sep 10, Shareholders of
Cyprus' largest bank elected six Russians to sit on its new,
16-member board of directors, a consequence of the country's bailout
agreement with international creditors.
2013 Sep 10, Egyptian
authorities said they will bar 55,000 unlicensed clerics from
preaching in mosques in the latest move against sympathizers of
deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.
2013 Sep 10, Egyptian security
officials said a series of attacks in the restive Sinai peninsula
over the past 24 hours, mostly against soldiers, killed at least
2013 Sep 10, France announced
it will put forward a resolution in the UN Security Council aimed at
forcing Syria to ultimately dismantle its chemical weapons program,
seizing on a diplomatic opening from Syrian ally Russia amid Western
threats of force against President Bashar Assad's regime.
2013 Sep 10, French trade union
strikes against pension reforms won only limited support, with most
trains running in a sign President Francois Hollande's modest
proposals were unlikely to stir broad opposition.
2013 Sep 10, German officials
said they have seized a functional bomb and several model airplanes
that neo-Nazis allegedly wanted to use in an attack against
left-wing or anti-Nazi activists.
(SFC, 9/11/13, p.A2)
2013 Sep 10, An Indian court
convicted four men in the deadly gang rape of a young woman on a
moving New Delhi bus.
2013 Sep 10, In Iraq a wave of
bombings and a shooting killed 24 people, including 6 shot dead when
gunmen stormed a house where a corpse was being ritually washed
ahead of a funeral.
(AFP, 9/10/13)(SFC, 9/11/13, p.A2)
2013 Sep 10, Macedonian truck
drivers blocked the main border crossing with Kosovo in a deepening
trade row between the Balkan neighbors that hurt Macedonian
producers in one of their biggest markets.
2013 Sep 10, Nigeria’s air
force bombed two of Boko Haram's camps in a remote and sandy region
of Borno state. Soldiers then pursued fleeing insurgents, killing 10
in a gunfight.
2013 Sep 10, In Papua New
Guinea a group of Australian and New Zealand trekkers, including one
woman, were savagely attacked and injured by bandits with two of
their guides hacked to death.
2013 Sep 10, The Philippine
government rushed more troops and police to the south of the country
as a standoff between about 200 Muslim rebels and government forces
dragged on for a 2nd day with no solution in sight.
2013 Sep 10, Romanian lawmakers
voted overwhelmingly for a law allowing stray dogs to be put down
after a four-year-old boy was mauled to death by a pack of strays
2013 Sep 10, Russia announced a
ban on imports of Moldovan wines and spirits, saying they contained
impurities, a move certain to be seen in the small ex-Soviet
republic as retaliation for its drive to expand ties with the
2013 Sep 10, Lawmakers in
Switzerland, where prostitution is legal, agreed to make it a
criminal act to pay for sex with anyone who is under 18 years old.
2013 Sep 10, In central Syria
Nusra Front al Qaeda-linked rebel fighters shot dead 16 Alawites and
six Arab Bedouins after seizing the village of Maksar al-Hesan.
(Reuters, 9/11/13)(Reuters, 9/12/13)
2013 Sep 10, Thailand's
government doubled its offer of subsidy to help rubber farmers but
protesting growers insisted it should meet other demands before they
consider cancelling demonstrations planned for the weekend.
2013 Sep 10, Turkish police
fired tear gas and plastic bullets at thousands of people who
gathered in Istanbul to protest the death of a 22-year-old
demonstrator. Ahmet Atakan died in hospital after being hit in the
head by a tear gas canister during clashes between police and around
150 protesters in the southeastern city of Antakya in Hatay
2014 Sep 10, The Bill and
Melinda Gates Foundation said it will spend $50 million to support
emergency response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. This was in
addition to $10 million already committed.
(SFC, 9/11/14, p.A2)
2014 Sep 10, In California
federal agents launched a series of raids in downtown Los Angeles.
They arrested 9 people and seized an estimated $65 million in assets
related to drug cartels laundering narcotics profits.
(SFC, 9/11/14, p.A7)
2014 Sep 10, In Colorado
Shannon Conley (19) pleaded guilty to trying to help the Islamic
State. On Jan 23 she was sentenced to four years in prison even as
she said that she has disavowed jihad.
(SFC, 9/11/14, p.A6)(SFC, 1/24/15, p.A4)
2014 Sep 10, In Missouri Earl
Ringo Jr. was executed by lethal injection. This was the state’s 8th
execution this year. He had been convicted of a 1998 robbery and
(SFC, 9/11/14, p.A6)
2014 Sep 10, In Texas Willie
Trottie (45) was executed for killing his former common-law wife and
brother in 1993. This was the state’s 8th execution by lethal
injection this year.
(SFC, 9/11/14, p.A6)
2014 Sep 10, Australian police
arrested two men for allegedly preparing to fight in Syria,
recruiting jihadists and raising money for an al-Qaida offshoot
2014 Sep 10, Britain’s PM David
Cameron begged Scots not to rip apart Britain's "family of nations",
visiting Scotland in an attempt to stem a steep last minute rise in
secessionist support ahead of a Sept. 18 referendum on independence.
2014 Sep 10, England’s
Birmingham Univ. said researchers have produced digital maps of
what’s beneath Stoenhenge revealing 17 previously unknown
ritual monuments and a huge timber building.
(SFC, 9/11/14, p.A2)
2014 Sep 10, French authorities
arrested Mourad Fartes (30), a suspected top recruiter of jihadists
for the civil war in Syria.
(SFC, 9/12/14, p.A2)
2014 Sep 10, The death toll
from the flooding in India and Pakistan climbed to at least 457.
Thousands of people fled their homes in Pakistan as monsoon flooding
that has already inundated the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir
coursed down onto the plains.
2014 Sep 10, In Iraq bomb
attacks killed at least 30 people in Baghdad as US Secretary of
State John Kerry visited the capital for talks on combatting
jihadists. Shi'ite militia north of Baghdad forced dozens of Sunni
families from their homes during an offensive, stole possessions and
burned their houses.
(AFP, 9/10/14)(Reuters, 9/10/14)(SFC, 9/11/14,
2014 Sep 10, In southern Japan
the Sendai Nuclear Power Station's two reactors won regulators'
approval under new safety standards imposed after the 2011 Fukushima
disaster, a key step toward becoming the first to restart under the
2014 Sep 10, New Zealand police
said Michael Harris (56), who owns the Main Street Lodge in the
North Island town of Kaitaia, was charged with 39 offenses against
16 men, including indecent assault, aggravated wounding related to
allegedly drugging the men and making intimate visual recordings.
2014 Sep 10, Pakistani
warplanes struck five militant hideouts in a Taliban stronghold near
the Afghan border, killing 65 insurgents.
2014 Sep 10, Philippines’
President Benigno Aquino III proposed to give Muslims in the south
the ability to run their own government under their own flag, part
of a peace plan aimed at ending a four-decade rebellion that has
killed 150,000 people.
2014 Sep 10, Poland's PGNiG gas
utility said its gas deliveries from Russia's Gazprom had been cut
by 24 percent, amid heightened tensions over the Ukraine crisis.
2014 Sep 10, Syria's Islamist
Ahrar al-Sham rebel brigade named new chiefs after a devastating
blast killed 47 members of its leadership at Ram Hamdan, northeast
of Idlib city.
2014 Sep 10, Turkey’s
parliament approved legislation to tighten the government’s control
over the Internet.
(Econ, 9/13/14, p.61)
2014 Sep 10, Ukrainian
President Petro Poroshenko said that Russia has withdrawn about 70%
of the troops it allegedly sent across the border to back a bloody
(AFP, 9/10/14)(SFC, 9/11/14, p.A5)