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Historical Events In August - 10

Friday, 03 July 2020

1949  On August - 10 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  

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 this day in history england applies for membership in the European Common Market  

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

1963  On this day in history estes Kefauver, (Sen-D-Tn), dies at 60  

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

1966  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 on August - 10.  

1966  On August - 10 in Ottawa Ontario, the Heron Road Bridge over the Rideau River and Canal collapses, killing 9 construction workers and injuring 80.  

1966  On this day in history felix A Vening Meinesz, geophysicist (black force), dies at 79  

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

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

1973  On August - 10 first BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) train travels in San Francisco  

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

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

1977  Vince Barnett, actor (Star is Born, Human Jungle), dies at 75 on this day in history.  

1979  On this day in history dick Foran, actor (OK Crackerby), dies at 69  

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

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

1985  On this day in history kenny Backer, comedian (Time Bandits), dies of a heart attack at 72  

1987  Calvin Culver, actor (Score), dies on August - 10.  

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 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  On this day in history richard Haines, director (Splatter University), dies  

1991  Josef Lipski, Polish politician, dies on August - 10.  

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  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  Jacob Sturm von Sturmeck, German statesman and reformer (d. 1553) was born on August - 10.  

1520  Madeleine de Valois, wife of James V of Scotland (d. 1537) was born on this day in history.  

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

1560  Hieronymus Praetorius, composer was born on August - 10.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 10

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0258  Death of Saint Lawrence, martyr on August - 10.  

0794  Fastrada, 3rd wife of French king Charles the Great, dies at 30 on August - 10.  

0955  Conrad the Red, Duke of Lotharingen, dies in battle on August - 10.  

1002  Al-Mansur, Arabic general strategist/regent of Cordoba, dies on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1628  Death of Hans Jonsson, Swedish fleet commander, drowned on August - 10.  

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