Historical Events In August - 10
Monday, 17 February 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 August - 10 discoverer 13 launched into orbit; returned first object from space
1960 On August - 10 emil Strauss, German writer (Vaterland), dies
1961 England applies for membership in the European Common Market on August - 10.
1962 Ted Husing, sportscaster (Monday Night Fights), dies at 60 on August - 10.
1963 On this day in history estes Kefauver, (Sen-D-Tn), dies at 60
1965 On this day in history rayford Robinson, cricketer (Test Aust v England 1937), dies
1966 On this day in history 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 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 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 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 On this day in history ilona Massey, actress/singer (Ilona Massey Show), dies at 64
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 Vince Barnett, actor (Star is Born, Human Jungle), dies at 75 on August - 10.
1979 Dick Foran, actor (OK Crackerby), dies at 69 on August - 10.
1980 Allen, the most powerful hurricane in Caribbean hits Brownsville, Tx on this day in history.
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 On this day in history michael Jackson buys ATV Music (every Beatle songs) for $47 million
1985 On August - 10 kenny Backer, comedian (Time Bandits), dies of a heart attack at 72
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 this day in history.
1988 On this day in history uN estimates Asia's population hit 3 billion
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 August - 10.
1990 On this day in history richard Haines, director (Splatter University), dies
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 this day in history.