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Datebook: October 10 – Double Ten Day – Wuchang Uprising 100 Years Ago

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Double Ten Day is the national day of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and celebrates the start of the Wuchang Uprising (against the handling of the railways post-Boxer Rebellion) of October 10, 1911, which led to the collapse of the Qing Dynasty in China and establishment of the Republic of China on January 1, 1912. It is therefore designated by the government as National Celebration Day. As a result of the Chinese Civil War, the Government of the Republic of China lost control of mainland China and relocated to Taiwan in 1949.  It is one of the most important national holidays in Taiwan.

It’s Monday, October 10

United States Air Force retiree David Rowland brings his Civil War collection to Wrather Museum. The display is open with no admission fee today through Thursday, October 13. The display opens today at 1 p.m. and closes Thursday. The Museum’s on University Drive and 16th Street, open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday The Hopkinsville High School Band of Tigers 2011 Marching Invitational involves 10 marching bands from western Kentucky in competition at the school’s Stadium of Champions. Preliminaries start at 1. Finals start at 6. Tickets are $5 for either, or $8 for the day.

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons is the featured work for Dr. Sue-Jean Park’s recital tomorrow night at 7:30. It’s in Performing Arts Hall on the second floor of the Doyle Fine Arts Building at Murray State. Dr. Park’s colleague in the University’s Department of Music faculty, Dr. Angela Wu, provides piano accompaniment.

Hear our own weekend shows like Beyond the Edge and Weekend Energy on demand at wkms.org. Thanks for listening.

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Written by Matt Markgraf

October 10, 2011 at 11:10 am

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