October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in a leap year) in the Gregorian calendar. This is followed by 82 days until the end of the year.
1985 - An F-14 fighter jet intercepts an Egyptian plane carrying the Achille Lauro hijackers. The plane is forced to land in Sicily and the hijackers are arrested.
1986 – An earthquake in San Salvador kills 500 people.
2010 - Belgium and France agree to split up and partially nationalize Dexia, a Belgian bank.
2013 - The European Parliament awards the Sakharov Prize to Pakistani children's rights activist Malala Yousafzai.
2015 - Two suicide bombers blow themselves up in central Ankara; there are at least 106 dead and 186 injured. Among the victims are many participants of a peace march that was about to begin.
2015 - The Utrecht Psalter has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List for documents.
2015 - A fire at a trailer park in eastern Ireland kills at least nine people.
2015 - Thousands of people take to the streets in the Dutch capital of Amsterdam to protest against the TTIP trade agreement between the European Union and the United States.
2015 – Israeli security forces shoot dead two Palestinian underage knife pullers in Jerusalem and three Palestinian stone throwers near the border with the Gaza Strip.
2015 - The Greek Coast Guard rescues more than 1,000 boat people from the Aegean Sea.
2016 - Turkey and Russia reach an agreement on the construction of a gas pipeline between the two countries.
2016 - Secret documents from the National Archives, which have surfaced by RTL Nieuws, show that the Dutch royal family has been receiving compensation for the tax on their private assets since 1973.
2017 - Harvey Weinstein, one of Hollywood's most powerful men, is also charged with rape after a series of sexual harassment allegations. In the magazine The New Yorker, three women accuse the film producer of this.
2020 - More than 1,000 migrants from Africa make the crossing to the Canary Islands in 36 hours, the highest number since 2006.
2021 - Illusionist Hans Kazàn receives the Fred Kaps Ring, which is awarded on an irregular basis by the International Brotherhood of Magicians, because he has shown his love for the profession for almost half a century.
2021 - In the Belgian capital of Brussels, 25,000 to 70,000 people demonstrate 'Back to the Climate' for a better climate policy.
680 – Battle of Karbala between Sunnis and Shias. According to the Islamic calendar, this battle took place on the 10th day of the 10th month.
1799 - The Convention of Alkmaar concludes the Anglo-Russian expedition to North Holland.
1914 - Under pressure from German bombing, the official surrender of Antwerp was signed by Antwerp's mayor, Jan De Vos.
1943 - Enschede is bombed by American bombers who target Twente Airport. 151 are killed and 104 seriously injured.
1969 – United States President Richard Nixon orders the launch of Operation Giant Lance, a sham attack during the Cold War.
2015 - The Kurdish PKK declares a unilateral ceasefire.
2020 - Armenia and Azerbaijan agree to a ceasefire, after two weeks of war in Nagorno-Karabakh.
1824 - Guadalupe Victoria becomes Mexico's first president.
1920 - Italy annexes South Tyrol.
1945 - The NSDAP and its subdivisions are banned and disbanded, which is decided at the Nuremberg Trials.
1970 - Fiji becomes independent.
1971 - Sudan's President Jafaar Numeiri announces the release of 985 prisoners, including 300 political prisoners.
1973 - US Vice President Spiro Agnew is forced to resign after revelations of tax evasion, bribery and extortion.
1976 - Municipal elections are held in Belgium