Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar sheet for 10 October 2019:

41st calendar week, 283rd day of the year

Still 82 days to the end of the year

Zodiac sign: Libra

Nameday: Gereon, Kassius, Florentius, Victor


2018 - Hurricane Michael hits the US state of Florida at wind speeds of 250 kilometers per hour. There and in neighboring Georgia he destroys billions of dollars of destruction. Previously, he had raged over Central America. In total, about 60 people die.

2017 - For the first time since the marriage came into effect for all, a gay couple adopted their foster child in Berlin.

2014 - Welthungerhilfe, a German development aid worker abducted in Pakistan, is released hostage after more than two and a half years.

2009 - After decades of hostility, Armenia and Turkey seal diplomatic relations.

1999 - The launch of the "Sea Launch" floating rocket platform in the Pacific is the first successful launch of a commercial satellite into space.

1948 - The first issue of the radio magazine «Gong» appears.

1919 - In Vienna, the opera "The Woman Without Shadows" is premiered by Richard Strauss.

1911 - In China revolutionaries overthrow the Manchurian Qing Dynasty and proclaim the republic.

1794 - Russia and Prussia strike an uprising in Poland against the Second Polish Partition. A year later, the country disappears from the political map with the Third Partition.


1979 - Jens Tiedtke (40), German handball player, former international

1979 - Nicolas Massu (40), Chilean tennis player, gold singles and doubles at the 2004 Athens Olympics

1934 - Clauss Dietel (85), German designer and industrial designer, designed the Wartburg 353, president of the Association of Visual Artists VBK of the GDR 1988-1990

1929 - Hans-Joachim Hoffmann, German politician, GDR culture minister (1973-1989), d. 1994

1924 - James Clavell, British-American writer («Shogun»), film director and producer, d. 1994


1974 - Marie Luise Kaschnitz, German poet and writer («A word farther»), born. 1901

19 - Germanicus, Roman general, designated successor of the emperor Tiberius, father of the later emperor Caligula, geb. 15 v. Chr. Chr.