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Historical Events In August - 10

Thursday, 24 September 2020

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 this day in history.  

1960  Emil Strauss, German writer (Vaterland), dies on this day in history.  

1961  On this day in history 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 August - 10.  

1965  On August - 10 rayford Robinson, cricketer (Test Aust v England 1937), dies  

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 August - 10 first lunar orbiter launched by US  

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  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  Bernd-Alois Zimmermann, Germ composer (Requiem), commits suicide at 52 on August - 10.  

1973  First BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) train travels in San Francisco on this day in history.  

1973  On August - 10 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 this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1977  On this day in history vince Barnett, actor (Star is Born, Human Jungle), dies at 75  

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 this day in history coca-Cola Bottling Co agrees to pump $34 million into black business  

1981  The Richard Nixon Museum in San Clemente closes on this day in history.  

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

1985  Kenny Backer, comedian (Time Bandits), dies of a heart attack at 72 on August - 10.  

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

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  On August - 10 birth of francesco Zabarella, Italian jurist (d. 1417)  

1397  On August - 10 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 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  On this day in history fastrada, 3rd wife of French king Charles the Great, dies at 30  

0955  Conrad the Red, Duke of Lotharingen, dies in battle on this day in history.  

1002  On this day in history al-Mansur, Arabic general strategist/regent of Cordoba, dies  

1250  On this day in history death of erik IV Plovpenning, king of Denmark, murdered  

1535  Death of Ippolito de' Medici, ruler of Florence (poisoned) (b. 1509) on this day in history.  

1589  On this day in history 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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