October 10

This Day in History

1886

Tuxedo Jacket Debuts

Although the tuxedo jacket dates back to 1860, it was on this day in 1886 that the tuxedo made its grand debut in Tuxedo Park, New York. For over a century, tuxedos have provided men with an efficient … (more...)

1780

Deadliest Atlantic Hurricane Hits

On this day in 1780, one of history’s deadliest storms, with raging winds up to 320 kiometres per hour (200 mph), struck the Lesser Antilles, leaving more than 20,000 people dead in its wake. It was … (more...)

732

Battle of Tours

At the Battle of Tours near Poitiers, Frankish leader Charles Martel, a Christian, defeats a large army of Spanish Moors, halting the Muslim advance into Western Europe. Abd-ar-Rahman, the Muslim … (more...)