10th October

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1999 Millenium Wheel Thousands gather to view the Millenium wheel being added to the skyline of London
1985 US jets force hijackers to land in Italy US air force jets force an Egyptian air liner carrying the Achille Lauro hijackers to land in Italy, where they were arrested.
1985 Orson Welles dies Film actor, director, producer Orson Welles dies of a heart attack at the age of 70.
1980 Earthquakes hits Algeria Two earthquakes hit the northern Algerian city of El Asnam and up to 20,000 are thought to have perished
1975 Burton and Taylor re-marry Only 16 months after getting divorced, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton re-marry in Africa.
1970 Fiji gains independence Fiji becomes independent of British rule.
1969 B Specials disbanded The findings of the Hunt report are accepted by the government resulting in the disarming of the Royal Ulster Constabulary and the disbanding of the Ulster Special Constabulary.
1964 18th Olympics open The 18th Summer Olympics open in Tokyo.
1943 Chiang Kai-shek takes presidential oath of office Chiang Kai-shek takes the oath office as president of China.
1813 Guiseppe Verdi is born Composer Guiseppe Verdi is born in Le Roncole, Italy.
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