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Historical Events In August - 10

Wednesday, 06 July 2022

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  On this day in history discoverer 13 launched into orbit; returned first object from space  

1960  Emil Strauss, German writer (Vaterland), dies on August - 10.  

1961  On August - 10 england applies for membership in the European Common Market  

1962  Ted Husing, sportscaster (Monday Night Fights), dies at 60 on this day in history.  

1963  Estes Kefauver, (Sen-D-Tn), dies at 60 on this day in history.  

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

1966  On August - 10 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 August - 10.  

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

1966  On August - 10 felix A Vening Meinesz, geophysicist (black force), dies at 79  

1967  John Francis Larchet, composer, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1973  On this day in history douglas Kennedy, actor (Lone Ranger & Lost City of Gold), dies at 57  

1974  Ilona Massey, actress/singer (Ilona Massey Show), dies at 64 on August - 10.  

1976  Bert Oldfield, cricketer (54 Tests, 52 stumpings), dies on this day in history.  

1977  Postal employee David Berkowitz arrested in Yonkers, NY, accused of being "Son of Sam" the 44 caliber killer on this day in history.  

1977  On August - 10 vince Barnett, actor (Star is Born, Human Jungle), dies at 75  

1979  Dick Foran, actor (OK Crackerby), dies at 69 on this day in history.  

1980  Allen, the most powerful hurricane in Caribbean hits Brownsville, Tx on August - 10.  

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

1981  On August - 10 the Richard Nixon Museum in San Clemente closes  

1985  Michael Jackson buys ATV Music (every Beatle songs) for $47 million on this day in history.  

1985  On August - 10 kenny Backer, comedian (Time Bandits), dies of a heart attack at 72  

1987  Calvin Culver, actor (Score), dies on this day in history.  

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

1988  UN estimates Asia's population hit 3 billion on this day in history.  

1988  On August - 10 adela Rogers St John, journalist (Free Soul, Honeycomb), dies at 94  

1990  On August - 10 uS's Magellan spacecraft lands on Venus  

1990  Richard Haines, director (Splatter University), dies on this day in history.  

1991  On August - 10 josef Lipski, Polish politician, dies  

1993  In the South Island, New Zealand a 7.0 earthquake was centered about 130 kilometers west of Queenstown on August - 10.  

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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 August - 10.  

1360  On this day in history birth of francesco Zabarella, Italian jurist (d. 1417)  

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

1489  Jacob Sturm von Sturmeck, German statesman and reformer (d. 1553) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1535  Death of Ippolito de' Medici, ruler of Florence (poisoned) (b. 1509) on August - 10.  

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

1628  On this day in history death of hans Jonsson, Swedish fleet commander, drowned  

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