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Historical Events In August - 10

Wednesday, 08 July 2020

1921  On this day in history john M Martin, last confederate congress member, dies  

1925  Hurricane strikes Borculo, 4 die on this day in history.  

1926  Italian-Spanish peace treaty signed on this day in history.  

1928  The birth of James Dean, American film actor on August - 10.  

1929  On August - 10 canadian National Railways place in service the first road diesel electric passenger locomotive. This consisted of two units, weighing a total of 335 tons.  

1929  On August - 10 grover Alexander beats Phils 7-1 for his 373rd & last NL win  

1929  On August - 10 aletta Henriette Jacobs, 1st Dutch female doctor/feminist, dies at 75  

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 this day in history slang, writer, dies  

1934  On August - 10 babe Ruth announces this is his final season as full time player  

1934  John Kane, Scotish/US miner/painter, dies at 73 on this day in history.  

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

1938  Temperatur reaches 119 degrees F in Pendleton, Oregon. - New state record on August - 10.  

1938  119F (48C), Pendleton, Oregon (state record) on this day in history.  

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

1939  On this day in history 2nd Dutch De Geer govt forms (1st with Social Democrats)  

1940  Anti-Jewish laws are passed in Romania on this day in history.  

1940  Prince Bernhard Fund forms on this day in history.  

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

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

1942  Gen B Montgomery becomes commandant British 8th leader in N Africa on August - 10.  

1943  Dutch submarine attacks Island Hertenbeest in NW Bali on August - 10.  

1943  C Bergsma, Dutch resistance fighter (Waalsdorpervlakte), dies on August - 10.  

1944  Race riots in Athens Alabama on August - 10.  

1944  Braves Red Barrett throws only 58 pitches to shut out Cin Reds 2-0 on August - 10.  

1944  Berthold Schenk von Stauffenberg, attempt Hitler assassination, dies on this day in history.  

1945  On this day in history 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 August - 10.  

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

1948  ABC enters network TV on this day in history.  

1948  On August - 10 allen Funt's "Candid Camera" TV debut on ABC  

1948  On this day in history e Ball-Hennings, writer, dies at 63  

1949  Natl Military Establishment renamed Dept of Defense on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 10

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1267  King James II of Aragon (d. 1327) was born on August - 10.  

1296  John the Blind, King of Bohemia/Count of Luxembourg was born on August - 10.  

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

1397  On August - 10 birth of albert II of Germany, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1439)  

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

1520  On August - 10 birth of madeleine de Valois, wife of James V of Scotland (d. 1537)  

1556  On August - 10 birth of philipp Nicolai, Germany, theologist/poet/composer  

1560  On August - 10 birth of hieronymus Praetorius, composer  

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Famous Deaths In August - 10

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0258  Death of Saint Lawrence, martyr on this day in history.  

0794  On August - 10 fastrada, 3rd wife of French king Charles the Great, dies at 30  

0955  Conrad the Red, Duke of Lotharingen, dies in battle on August - 10.  

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 August - 10 death of ippolito de' Medici, ruler of Florence (poisoned) (b. 1509)  

1589  On this day in history death of maarten Schenck Nideggen, Dutch army leader, drowned at about 49  

1628  Death of Hans Jonsson, Swedish fleet commander, drowned on August - 10.  

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