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 - 10 114°F (46°C) at Plain Dealing, Louisiana (state record)
1938 Temperatur reaches 119 degrees F in Pendleton, Oregon. - New state record on August - 10.
1938 119°F (48°C), 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.