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As the leaves turn golden and the air grows crisp in many parts of the world, October 10 ushers in not just a change of season but also a day of diverse celebrations and observances that touch upon our everyday life and global issues alike.

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Interesting Facts of October 10th

  1. 1. In Taiwan, October 10th is known as Double Ten Day or National Day, marking the start of the Wuchang Uprising of 1911, which led to the collapse of China's Qing Dynasty and the establishment of the Republic of China.
  2. 2. Fiji also celebrates Fiji Day on October 10th, commemorating the nation's independence from British colonial rule in 1970.
  3. 3. The Great Chicago Fire, which caused vast destruction and claimed about 300 lives, started on October 8, 1871, and continued into October 10th, burning for a total of around 36 hours before it was finally extinguished.
  4. 4. The United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, was established on October 10, 1845, and has since been one of the nation’s premier sources for commissioned naval and Marine Corps officers.