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Historical Events In August - 10

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

1921  On August - 10 john M Martin, last confederate congress member, dies  

1925  On this day in history hurricane strikes Borculo, 4 die  

1926  On this day in history italian-Spanish peace treaty signed  

1928  The birth of James Dean, American film actor on this day in history.  

1929  Canadian National Railways place in service the first road diesel electric passenger locomotive. This consisted of two units, weighing a total of 335 tons on this day in history.  

1929  Grover Alexander beats Phils 7-1 for his 373rd & last NL win on this day in history.  

1929  Aletta Henriette Jacobs, 1st Dutch female doctor/feminist, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

1930  William H Taft, US president (1909-13), dies on this day in history.  

1932  A 5.1-kg (11.2-pound) chondrite-type meteorite breaks into at least seven pieces and lands near the town of Archie in Cass County, Missouri on August - 10.  

1932  On August - 10 slang, writer, dies  

1934  Babe Ruth announces this is his final season as full time player on this day in history.  

1934  On this day in history john Kane, Scotish/US miner/painter, dies at 73  

1936  114F (46C) at Plain Dealing, Louisiana (state record) on August - 10.  

1938  Temperatur reaches 119 degrees F in Pendleton, Oregon. - New state record on this day in history.  

1938  On August - 10 119F (48C), Pendleton, Oregon (state record)  

1938  Joseph Moorat, composer, dies at 73 on this day in history.  

1939  On August - 10 2nd Dutch De Geer govt forms (1st with Social Democrats)  

1940  On August - 10 anti-Jewish laws are passed in Romania.  

1940  On August - 10 prince Bernhard Fund forms  

1941  On August - 10 fDR & Churchill's 2nd meeting at Placentia Newfoundland  

1942  HMS EAGLE sunk north of Algiers, Algeria by 4 torpedoes from German U-73. 260 men lost out a wartime crew of 1,160 on August - 10.  

1942  On this day in history gen B Montgomery becomes commandant British 8th leader in N Africa  

1943  Dutch submarine attacks Island Hertenbeest in NW Bali on this day in history.  

1943  On this day in history c Bergsma, Dutch resistance fighter (Waalsdorpervlakte), dies  

1944  Race riots in Athens Alabama on this day in history.  

1944  On August - 10 braves Red Barrett throws only 58 pitches to shut out Cin Reds 2-0  

1944  Berthold Schenk von Stauffenberg, attempt Hitler assassination, dies on August - 10.  

1945  On August - 10 hMCS Uganda returns from the Pacific theater in WWII  

1945  Japan announces willingness to surrender to Allies provided the status of Emperor Hirohito remained unchanged on this day in history.  

1945  Robert H Goddard, US, rocket pioneer, dies at 62 on August - 10.  

1948  ABC enters network TV on August - 10.  

1948  Allen Funt's "Candid Camera" TV debut on ABC on August - 10.  

1948  E Ball-Hennings, writer, dies at 63 on August - 10.  

1949  On this day in history natl Military Establishment renamed Dept of Defense  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1267  On this day in history birth of king James II of Aragon (d. 1327)  

1296  John the Blind, King of Bohemia/Count of Luxembourg was born on this day in history.  

1360  On August - 10 birth of francesco Zabarella, Italian jurist (d. 1417)  

1397  Albert II of Germany, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1439) was born on this day in history.  

1489  On this day in history birth of jacob Sturm von Sturmeck, German statesman and reformer (d. 1553)  

1520  Madeleine de Valois, wife of James V of Scotland (d. 1537) was born on this day in history.  

1556  On this day in history birth of philipp Nicolai, Germany, theologist/poet/composer  

1560  Hieronymus Praetorius, composer was born on August - 10.  


Famous Deaths In August - 10

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0258  On this day in history death of saint Lawrence, martyr  

0794  Fastrada, 3rd wife of French king Charles the Great, dies at 30 on August - 10.  

0955  On this day in history conrad the Red, Duke of Lotharingen, dies in battle  

1002  On this day in history al-Mansur, Arabic general strategist/regent of Cordoba, dies  

1250  On August - 10 death of erik IV Plovpenning, king of Denmark, murdered  

1535  On this day in history death of ippolito de' Medici, ruler of Florence (poisoned) (b. 1509)  

1589  On August - 10 death of maarten Schenck Nideggen, Dutch army leader, drowned at about 49  

1628  Death of Hans Jonsson, Swedish fleet commander, drowned on this day in history.  

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