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On this day.....August 10th

Fun and historical facts for August 10th

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August 11, 2017 - 5:42 am
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August 10th

 

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL SHAPEWEAR DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL SMORE DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL “BE LAZY” DAY
  • TODAY IS CONNECTICUT APPRECIATION DAY

 

 

 

 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • HENRI NESTLE (FOUNDER OF NESTLE CHOCOLATE) (1814-1890)
  • HERBERT HOOVER (1874-1964)
  • CHARLES DARROW (INVENTOR OF MONOPOLY) (1889-1967)
  • JACK HALEY (SCARECROW IN WIZARD OF OZ) (1897-1978)
  • NORMA SHEARER (1902-1983)
  • EDDIE FISHER (1928-2010)
  • JIMMY DEAN (1928-2010)
  • BETSY JOHNSON (1942, 75)
  • RONNIE SPECTOR (1943, 74)
  • HARRIET MIERS (1945, 72)
  • ROSANNA ARQUETTE (1959, 58)
  • ANTONIO BANDERAS (1960, 57)
  • MICHAEL BIVINS (1968, 49)
  • JUSTIN THEROUX (1971, 46)
  • KYLIE JENNER (1997, 20)

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 610, ACCORDING TO MUSLIM TRADITION, MUHAMMED BEGAN TO RECEIVE THE KORAN
  • IN 1776, WORD OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE REACHES LONDON
  • IN 1793, THE LOUVRE OFFICIALLY OPENS AS “THE MUSEUM CENTRAL DES ARTS”
  • IN 1821, MISSOURRI BECOMES THE 24TH US STATE
  • IN 1831, NAT TURNER LEADS AN UPRISING AGAINST SLAVERY
  • IN 1833, CHICAGO INCORPORATES AS A VILLAGE OF 200 PEOPLE
  • IN 1846, CONGRESS ESTABLISHES THE SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM
  • IN 1900, THE FIRST DAVIS CUP CRICKET TOURNAMENT IS HELD IN BOSTON
  • IN 1921, FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT IS DIAGNOSED WITH POLIO
  • IN 1934, BABE RUTH ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT AT THE END OF THE SEASON
  • IN 1943, GENERAL PATTON CALLS INJURED SOLDIERS “COWARDLY”
  • IN 1943, ADOLF HITLER OVERSEES THE LYNCHING OF ALLIED PILOTS
  • IN 1944, THE US RECAPTURES GUAM FROM JAPAN
  • IN 1948, ABC BEGINS NETWORK TV. ALAN FUNT’S “CANDID CAMERA” DEBUTS. WABC IN NEW YORK DEBUTS ON AIR
  • IN 1949, THE US NATIONAL MILITARY ESTABLISHMENT IS RENAMED THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
  • IN 1950, “SUNSET BOULEVARD” OPENS
  • IN 1960, “PSYCHO” PREMIERES
  • IN 1966, THE FIRST U.S. LUNAR ORBITER IS LAUNCHED
  • IN 1970, JIM MORRISON STANDS TRIAL IN MIAMI FOR “LEWD & LASCIVIOUS BEHAVIOR”
  • IN 1971, HARMON KILLEBREW HITS HIS 500TH HOME RUN
  • IN 1972, PAUL MCCARTNEY IS ARRESTED IN SWEDEN FOR DRUG POSSESSION
  • IN 1975, DAVID FROST PURCHASES THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO INTERVIEW FORMER PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON
  • IN 1977, THE U.S. AND PANAMA SIGN THE PANAMA CANAL ZONE ACCORD
  • IN 1977, DAVID BERKOWITZ IS ARRESTED AS THE “SON OF SAM”
  • IN 1985, MICHAEL JACKSON BUYS THE BEATLES CATALOGUE
  • IN 1994, RUTH BADER GINSBURG IS SWORN INTO THE US SUPREME COURT
  • IN 2002, NICHOLAS CAGE MARRIES LISA MARIE PRESLEY IN HAWAII
  • IN 2006, SCOTLAND YARD UNCOVERS A MAJOR TERRORIST PLOT TO TAKE DOWN AIRPLANES WHICH LEADS TO THE NOW IMFAMOUS “3-3-3” TOILETRY / LIQUIDS RULE FOR FLYING
  • IN 2015, GOOGLE ANNOUNCES IT IS BECOMING “ALPHABET” HOLDING COMPANY WITH SUBSIDIARIES “GOOGLE”, “YOUTUBE”, “ANDROID” AND “CHROME”
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