September 10

This Day in History

2008

The Large Hadron Collider Is Powered Up

On this day in 1954, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, or CERN, was established in Geneva for the purpose of constructing the planet’s largest particle physics laboratory. It is, among o … (more...)

1981

Guernica Returned to Spain

On September 10, 1981, Spanish artist Pablo Picasso's monumental anti-war mural Guernica is received in the town of Guernica, whose suffering during the Spanish Civil War inspired the painting. In … (more...)

1977

The Infamous Guillotine Falls for the Last Time

On this day in 1977, 28-year-old Tunisian Hamida Djandoubi, convicted of murder, became the last person to be executed by guillotine in France. Hamida Djandoubi was born in Tunisia in 1949, but … (more...)