Historical Events In August - 10
Friday, 07 August 2020
1921 On this day in history john M Martin, last confederate congress member, dies
1925 On August - 10 hurricane strikes Borculo, 4 die
1926 On this day in history italian-Spanish peace treaty signed
1928 On August - 10 the birth of James Dean, American film actor
1929 Canadian National Railways place in service the first road diesel electric passenger locomotive. This consisted of two units, weighing a total of 335 tons on this day in history.
1929 On August - 10 grover Alexander beats Phils 7-1 for his 373rd & last NL win
1929 Aletta Henriette Jacobs, 1st Dutch female doctor/feminist, dies at 75 on this day in history.
1930 On this day in history william H Taft, US president (1909-13), dies
1932 A 5.1-kg (11.2-pound) chondrite-type meteorite breaks into at least seven pieces and lands near the town of Archie in Cass County, Missouri on August - 10.
1932 Slang, writer, dies on August - 10.
1934 Babe Ruth announces this is his final season as full time player on this day in history.
1934 John Kane, Scotish/US miner/painter, dies at 73 on this day in history.
1936 114°F (46°C) at Plain Dealing, Louisiana (state record) on August - 10.
1938 On August - 10 temperatur reaches 119 degrees F in Pendleton, Oregon. - New state record
1938 On this day in history 119°F (48°C), Pendleton, Oregon (state record)
1938 Joseph Moorat, composer, dies at 73 on this day in history.
1939 2nd Dutch De Geer govt forms (1st with Social Democrats) on this day in history.
1940 Anti-Jewish laws are passed in Romania on August - 10.
1940 On August - 10 prince Bernhard Fund forms
1941 FDR & Churchill's 2nd meeting at Placentia Newfoundland on this day in history.
1942 On August - 10 hMS EAGLE sunk north of Algiers, Algeria by 4 torpedoes from German U-73. 260 men lost out a wartime crew of 1,160
1942 On this day in history gen B Montgomery becomes commandant British 8th leader in N Africa
1943 Dutch submarine attacks Island Hertenbeest in NW Bali on this day in history.
1943 On this day in history c Bergsma, Dutch resistance fighter (Waalsdorpervlakte), dies
1944 On this day in history race riots in Athens Alabama
1944 Braves Red Barrett throws only 58 pitches to shut out Cin Reds 2-0 on August - 10.
1944 Berthold Schenk von Stauffenberg, attempt Hitler assassination, dies on this day in history.
1945 HMCS Uganda returns from the Pacific theater in WWII on this day in history.
1945 On August - 10 japan announces willingness to surrender to Allies provided the status of Emperor Hirohito remained unchanged
1945 On August - 10 robert H Goddard, US, rocket pioneer, dies at 62
1948 On this day in history aBC enters network TV
1948 On this day in history allen Funt's "Candid Camera" TV debut on ABC
1948 E Ball-Hennings, writer, dies at 63 on August - 10.
1949 Natl Military Establishment renamed Dept of Defense on this day in history.