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September 10th stands out on the calendar as a day marked by a collection of uniquely diverse observances. This day offers a tapestry of opportunities for reflection, action, and engagement.

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Interesting Facts of September 10th

  1. 1. Elias Howe received a patent for the sewing machine on September 10, 1846. His invention revolutionized the clothing industry, making the mass production of garments possible for the first time.
  2. 2. The last execution by guillotine in France took place on September 10, 1977. Hamida Djandoubi was executed for the torture and murder of his girlfriend. France abolished the death penalty four years later.
  3. 3. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator located at CERN, was powered up for the first time on September 10, 2008. Researchers use the LHC to conduct experiments in particle physics, including studies of the Higgs boson.
  4. 4. At the Rome Olympics in 1960, Ethiopian runner Abebe Bikila became the first Sub-Saharan African to win a gold medal, running the marathon barefoot. His victory challenged many preconceived notions about athletic ability and helped shift attitudes about the potential of athletes from Africa.