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Let’s take a journey back in time and find out what happened on this day in the past
Italy 1961 Italy Italian Grand Prix Accident 10th Sept. 1961 : 14 spectators are killed during the Italian Grand Prix when Baron Wolfgang von Trips driving a Ferrari goes off the track onto a grass-covered embankment filled with spectators
U.S. 1927 U.S.A. Laws To Stop Novice Fliers Killing Themselves 10th September 1927 : As the number of Trans Atlantic stunt fliers increases with a larger number lost each month , currently the odds of completing the trip are about 1 in 2 but as more fliers with less experience attempting to cross the Atlantic the number of casualties will continue to grow. It is believed the Governments around the world including the US will put laws in place to stop this foolhardiness. Maybe they will include a pilots license needed to fly a plane.
U.S. 1930 U.S.A. “Scarface” Al Capone 10th Sept. 1930 : “Scarface” Al Capone has taken former rivals into partnership with him to form a giant Co-Operative organization to control the Beer, Vice and Gambling Industries in Chicago. The Syndicate will be run by a cabinet with each member controlling different areas of the business.
War on those outside the Cabinet
Canada 1939 Canada Declares War On Germany 10th Sept. 1939 : Canada joins England and France by declaring war on Germany
UK 1963 UK American Express 10th Sept. 1963 : American Express one of the world’s largest banking companies is following Diners Club and introducing credit cards in Britain, American Express Card holders can buy purchases through the month and they are billed at the end of each month when all outstanding balances must be settled. Visa cards were not introduced in the UK until the Eighties.
Gibralta 1967 Gibraltar Votes Against Becoming Part Of Spain 10th Sept. 1967 : Gibraltar votes in favor of staying British by 12,138 to 44 against becoming part of Spain.
Australia 1980 Australia Gold Rush 10th Sept. 1980 : A new gold rush has started in the Australian outback after two aborigines dug up gold nuggets ranging in size from a marble to a cigarette packet. The gold mine is located about 500 miles northeast of Perth.
Iceland 1998 Iceland Free Willy Star Goes Back To Iceland 10th Sept. 1998 : The star of the Free Willy movies ( Keiko ) an orca (or killer whale) is back in Iceland where he was captured from in 1979. Keiko has been taken back to Iceland to see if he can adapt back to life in the ocean after Warner Brothers Studio and Craig McCaw set up a foundation plus thousands of children from around the world donated money to the the Free Willy Keiko Foundation. Part of the acclimatization back to the wild included supervised swims in the open ocean and on one such supervised swim on July 11th 2002 Keiko swam off and was not seen again until he turned up in September nearly 1,000 miles away on the coast of Norway. In 2003 having never fully adapted back to life in the wild Keiko died from pneumonia in a Norwegian Fjord aged 27.
Space 2000 Space Space shuttle Atlantis docks with International Space Station 10th September 2000 : The space shuttle Atlantis which blasted off on 7th September with 5 US astronauts and 2 Soviet cosmonauts has docked with the International Space Station for preparations for its first long-stay inhabitants, due to arrive at the beginning of November.
Switzerland 2002 Switzerland Joins UN 10th Sept. 2002 : Switzerland joins United Nations becoming the 190th member.
United States 2007 United States Jane Wyman 10th Sept. 2007 : Jane Wyman, Academy Award winning actress and former wife of former President Ronald Reagan, passed away at the age of ninety.
United States 2011 United States U.S. President Barack Obama declares a state of emergency in Texas 10th Sept. 2007 : President Barack Obama declares a state of emergency in the state of Texas, amid wildfires that have already destroyed at least 1,300 homes
United States 2012 United States Serena Williams Wins US Open
10th September, 2012 : Serena Williams beat Victoria Azarenka to win her fourth US Open title and fifteenth Grand Slam singles title. She also became the first woman over thirty to win the US Open since Martina Navratilova won in 1987