According to wikipedia October 10 also marks the following:
1908 - Baseball Writers Association forms.
1938 - World War II: The Munich Agreement cedes the Sudetenland to Germany.
1966 - Simon and Garfunkel release the album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme (even more important!)
2005 - Most Aardman Animations props are melted in a warehouse fire. Props from Chicken Run and Wallace and Gromit are destroyed.