1942, 10 September - World War II: Madagascar
In an attempt to halt Vichy aid to the Axis, Britain invades the island of Madagascar.
1974, 10 September
Guinea-Bissau, formally Guine Portuguesa, achieves independence, the newly installed Chairman of the Council of State is Luís de Almeida Cabral.
1981, 10 September
President Muhammad Ahmad Anwar Sadat of Egypt bans the Muslim Brotherhood.
1983, 10 September
Balthazar Johannes Vorster, prime minister of South Africa from 13 Sep 1966 - 29 Sep 1978 and non-executive president from 10 Oct 1978 - 4 Jun 1979) dies.
1990, 10 September
Samuel Kanyon Doe, President of the Republic of Liberia, is beaten to death.