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Historical Events In August - 10

Wednesday, 03 March 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 this day in history.  

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

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

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

1965  Rayford Robinson, cricketer (Test Aust v England 1937), dies on August - 10.  

1966  Daylight meteor seen from Utah to Canada. Only known case of a meteor entering the Earth's atmosphere & leaving it again on August - 10.  

1966  On this day in history first lunar orbiter launched by US  

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  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  On this day in history felix A Vening Meinesz, geophysicist (black force), dies at 79  

1967  John Francis Larchet, composer, dies at 83 on August - 10.  

1970  Bernd-Alois Zimmermann, Germ composer (Requiem), commits suicide at 52 on this day in history.  

1973  On this day in history first BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) train travels in San Francisco  

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

1974  On August - 10 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 this day in history.  

1979  Dick Foran, actor (OK Crackerby), dies at 69 on August - 10.  

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 August - 10.  

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

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 August - 10.  

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

1990  On this day in history 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  King James II of Aragon (d. 1327) was born on this day in history.  

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

1360  Francesco Zabarella, Italian jurist (d. 1417) was born on this day in history.  

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

1560  Hieronymus Praetorius, composer was born on this day in history.  

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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 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 August - 10.  

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

1589  On August - 10 death of maarten Schenck Nideggen, Dutch army leader, drowned at about 49  

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

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