SEPTEMBER 10th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1897 : First drunk driving arrest | & more about history on this day in the video… George Smith a 25 year old London taxi driver became the first person ever arrested for drunk driving after he slammed his taxi cab into a building. Smith pleaded guilty and was fined 25 shillings.

MAJOR EVENTS iN HiSTORY ON THiS DAY ~ SEPTEMBER 10th …see the timeline below for more details, births & events…

PEOPLE BORN ON THiS DAY ~ SEPTEMBER 10th …in production …see the timeline below for more details & more events…

DEATHS ON THiS DAY ~ SEPTEMBER 10th ..in production …see the timeline below for more details & more events…


1846 ~ Elias Howe was granted a patent for the sewing machine.

1898 ~ Empress Elisabeth of Austria was assassinated by Luigi Lucheni.

1919 ~ Austria and the Allies signed the Treaty of Saint-Germain-en-Laye recognizing the independence of Czechoslovakia, Hungary,  Poland and Yugoslavia.

1936 ~ The First World Individual Motorcycle Speedway Championships was held at Wembley Stadium in London, England.

1946 ~ Sister Teresa Bojaxhiu of the Loreto Sisters’ Convent claimed to have heard the call of God, while riding a train to Darjeeling, directing her to leave the convent and help the poor while living among them. She later became known as Mother Teresa.

1960 ~ At the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Abebe Bikila became the first sub-Saharan African to win a gold medal, when he won the marathon in bare feet.

1961 ~ Italian Grand Prix, a crash causes the death of German Formula One driver Wolfgang von Trips and 13 spectators who are hit by his Ferrari.

1976 ~ A British Airways Hawker Siddeley Trident and an Inex-Adria DC-9 collided near Zagreb, Yugoslavia, killing 176 people.

2001 ~ Charles Ingram cheated his way to win one million pounds on the British version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?.

2002 ~ Switzerland joined the United Nations.

2003 ~ Anna Lindh, the foreign minister of Sweden, was fatally stabbed while shopping, and died the following day.

2008 ~ The Large Hadron Collider at CERN, known as the biggest scientific experiment in history, was powered up in Geneva, Switzerland.

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