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Historical Events In August - 10

Wednesday, 25 May 2022

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

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

1926  Italian-Spanish peace treaty signed on August - 10.  

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  Grover Alexander beats Phils 7-1 for his 373rd & last NL win on August - 10.  

1929  On this day in history aletta Henriette Jacobs, 1st Dutch female doctor/feminist, dies at 75  

1930  On August - 10 william H Taft, US president (1909-13), dies  

1932  On this day in history 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.  

1932  On this day in history slang, writer, dies  

1934  Babe Ruth announces this is his final season as full time player on August - 10.  

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

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

1938  Joseph Moorat, composer, dies at 73 on August - 10.  

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

1940  Anti-Jewish laws are passed in Romania on August - 10.  

1940  On this day in history prince Bernhard Fund forms  

1941  FDR & Churchill's 2nd meeting at Placentia Newfoundland on August - 10.  

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

1943  On August - 10 dutch submarine attacks Island Hertenbeest in NW Bali  

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

1944  On August - 10 race riots in Athens Alabama  

1944  Braves Red Barrett throws only 58 pitches to shut out Cin Reds 2-0 on this day in history.  

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

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

1945  On August - 10 japan announces willingness to surrender to Allies provided the status of Emperor Hirohito remained unchanged  

1945  Robert H Goddard, US, rocket pioneer, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

1948  On this day in history aBC enters network TV  

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

1948  E Ball-Hennings, writer, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1949  On August - 10 natl Military Establishment renamed Dept of Defense  

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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  On this day in history birth of john the Blind, King of Bohemia/Count of Luxembourg  

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

1397  On this day in history birth of albert II of Germany, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1439)  

1489  On August - 10 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 August - 10.  

1556  Philipp Nicolai, Germany, theologist/poet/composer was born on August - 10.  

1560  On August - 10 birth of hieronymus Praetorius, composer  

Famous Deaths In August - 10

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0258  On August - 10 death of saint Lawrence, martyr  

0794  On this day in history fastrada, 3rd wife of French king Charles the Great, dies at 30  

0955  Conrad the Red, Duke of Lotharingen, dies in battle on this day in history.  

1002  On August - 10 al-Mansur, Arabic general strategist/regent of Cordoba, dies  

1250  On this day in history 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 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 this day in history.  

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