On This Day: September 10th

September 10th:

2020- California’s August Complex wildfire becomes largest recorded in state history at 471,000 acres (736 square miles)

1977- Hamida Djandoubi, convicted of torture and murder, is the last person to be executed by Guillotine in France

1547- English demand Edward VI (10) wed Mary Queen of Scots (5)

1608- John Smith elected president of Jamestown colony council, Virginia

1845- King Willem II opens Amsterdam Stock exchange

1872- Karl Marx speaks in Amsterdam

1882- 1st international conference to promote anti-semitism meets Dresden Germany (Congress for Safeguarding of Non-Jewish Interests)

1933- 1st Negro League All-Star Game, West beats East 11-7 (Comiskey Park)

1939- Canada, under the leadership of Mackenzie King, declares war on Germany

1945- Vidkun Quisling sentenced to death for collaborating with Nazis

1953- Swanson sells its 1st “TV dinner”

1960- Abebe Bikila runs Olympic/World record marathon (2:15:16.2)

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