1. On September 10, 1914, the city of Cedar Rapids was hit by a devastating flood that would become known as the Great Flood of 1914. The flood caused extensive damage to the city, killing 13 people and leaving thousands homeless.
2. In 1919, Dwight D. Eisenhower, who would later become the 34th President of the United States, attended a meeting of the American Legion in Des Moines on September 10. During the meeting, Eisenhower was chosen to be the first commander of the Legion's national organization.
3. On September 10, 1931, the Iowa State Fair set an attendance record of more than 206,000 people. The State Fair has been a popular event in Iowa for more than 160 years and continues to attract visitors from all over the world.
4. On September 10, 1955, the town of Decorah was hit by a massive tornado that destroyed much of the town and killed 13 people. The tornado remains one of the deadliest in Iowa history and continues to be remembered by residents of the area.
5. In 1993, on September 10, the city of Dubuque celebrated the opening of its new riverfront plaza, which was designed to revitalize the city's downtown area. The plaza quickly became a popular destination for locals and tourists alike, and has since been the site of numerous events and festivals.
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