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Historical Events In August - 10

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

1949  The Avro Canada C.102 Jetliner takes maiden flight; designed to meet a Trans-Canada Airlines requirement; first jet transport to fly in North America and second to fly in the world on August - 10.  

1960  Discoverer 13 launched into orbit; returned first object from space on August - 10.  

1960  On this day in history emil Strauss, German writer (Vaterland), dies  

1961  England applies for membership in the European Common Market on this day in history.  

1962  On August - 10 ted Husing, sportscaster (Monday Night Fights), dies at 60  

1963  Estes Kefauver, (Sen-D-Tn), dies at 60 on August - 10.  

1965  On this day in history rayford Robinson, cricketer (Test Aust v England 1937), dies  

1966  On this day in history daylight meteor seen from Utah to Canada. Only known case of a meteor entering the Earth's atmosphere & leaving it again  

1966  First lunar orbiter launched by US on this day in history.  

1966  On August - 10 in daylight, a meteor flashes across the sky from Utah to Canada; only known case of a meteor skipping through the Earth's atmosphere and leaving it again.  

1966  In Ottawa Ontario, the Heron Road Bridge over the Rideau River and Canal collapses, killing 9 construction workers and injuring 80 on this day in history.  

1966  Felix A Vening Meinesz, geophysicist (black force), dies at 79 on this day in history.  

1967  On this day in history john Francis Larchet, composer, dies at 83  

1970  On this day in history bernd-Alois Zimmermann, Germ composer (Requiem), commits suicide at 52  

1973  First BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) train travels in San Francisco on August - 10.  

1973  On August - 10 douglas Kennedy, actor (Lone Ranger & Lost City of Gold), dies at 57  

1974  On this day in history ilona Massey, actress/singer (Ilona Massey Show), dies at 64  

1976  On August - 10 bert Oldfield, cricketer (54 Tests, 52 stumpings), dies  

1977  On August - 10 postal employee David Berkowitz arrested in Yonkers, NY, accused of being "Son of Sam" the 44 caliber killer  

1977  Vince Barnett, actor (Star is Born, Human Jungle), dies at 75 on August - 10.  

1979  On August - 10 dick Foran, actor (OK Crackerby), dies at 69  

1980  On August - 10 allen, the most powerful hurricane in Caribbean hits Brownsville, Tx  

1981  On August - 10 coca-Cola Bottling Co agrees to pump $34 million into black business  

1981  The Richard Nixon Museum in San Clemente closes on August - 10.  

1985  On this day in history michael Jackson buys ATV Music (every Beatle songs) for $47 million  

1985  Kenny Backer, comedian (Time Bandits), dies of a heart attack at 72 on this day in history.  

1987  On August - 10 calvin Culver, actor (Score), dies  

1988  In the Solomon Islands 2 events about 10 seconds apart. One person killed and about 100 homes washed away in 13 villages on August - 10.  

1988  On August - 10 uN estimates Asia's population hit 3 billion  

1988  On this day in history adela Rogers St John, journalist (Free Soul, Honeycomb), dies at 94  

1990  US's Magellan spacecraft lands on Venus on this day in history.  

1990  On August - 10 richard Haines, director (Splatter University), dies  

1991  On this day in history josef Lipski, Polish politician, dies  

1993  On this day in history in the South Island, New Zealand a 7.0 earthquake was centered about 130 kilometers west of Queenstown  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 10

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1267  On August - 10 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  Francesco Zabarella, Italian jurist (d. 1417) was born on this day in history.  

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 August - 10.  

1556  Philipp Nicolai, Germany, theologist/poet/composer was born on this day in history.  

1560  On this day in history birth of hieronymus Praetorius, composer  

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

0955  On August - 10 conrad the Red, Duke of Lotharingen, dies in battle  

1002  Al-Mansur, Arabic general strategist/regent of Cordoba, dies on August - 10.  

1250  Death of Erik IV Plovpenning, king of Denmark, murdered on this day in history.  

1535  On August - 10 death of ippolito de' Medici, ruler of Florence (poisoned) (b. 1509)  

1589  Death of Maarten Schenck Nideggen, Dutch army leader, drowned at about 49 on August - 10.  

1628  On August - 10 death of hans Jonsson, Swedish fleet commander, drowned  

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