On This Day..... August 10

AUGUST 10TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL S’MORES DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL SHAPEWEAR DAY
  • TODAY IS CONNECTICUT APPRECIATION DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • HENRI NESTLE (1814-1890)
  • HERBERT HOOVER (1874-1964)
  • JACK HALEY (1897-1978)
  • EDDIE FISHER (1928-2010)
  • JIMMY DEAN (1928-2010)
  • BETSEY JOHNSON (1942, 76)
  • RONNIE SPECTOR (1943, 75)
  • HARRIET MIERS (1945, 73)
  • ROSANNA ARQUETTE (1959, 59)
  • ANTONIO BANDERAS (1960, 58)
  • ANDREW SULLIVAN (1963, 55)
  • MICHAEL BIVINS (1968, 50)
  • JUSTIN THEROUX (1971, 47)
  • KYLIE JENNER (1997, 21)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 70, ROMAN EMPORER TITUS CAPTURES THE CITY OF JERUSALEM AND BURNS DOWN THE HOLY SECOND TEMPLE
  • IN 610, MUHAMMED BEGINS TO RECEIVE THE HOLY WORD ACCORDING TO THE KORAN
  • IN 1776, THE AMERICAN DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE REACHES ENGLAND
  • IN 1792, THE FRENCH PEOPLE REVOLT AGAINST THE MONARCHY OF KING LOUIS XVI
  • IN 1793, THE LOUVRE, FORMERLY A PALACE, OPENS TO THE PUBLIC AS A MUSEUM
  • IN 1821, MISSOURI BECOMES THE 24TH STATE
  • IN 1827, RACE RIOTS IN CINCINATTI LEAD 1,000 BLACK CITIZENS TO MOVE TO CANADA
  • IN 1831, NAT TURNER LEADS A SLAVE UPRISING AGAINST SOUTHERN SLAVE OWNERS
  • IN 1833, CHICAGO INCORPORATES AS A VILLAGE WITH AN INITIAL POPULATION OF 200
  • IN 1846, CONGRESS ESTABLISHES THE SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM
  • IN 1900, THE USA BEATS BRITAIN IN THE FIRST DAVIS CUP CRICKET MATCH IN BOSTON
  • IN 1912, VIRGINIA WOOLF MARRIES HER HUSBAND LEONARD
  • IN 1921, FUTURE PRESIDENT FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT IS DIAGNOSED WITH POLIO
  • IN 1927, MOUNT RUSHMORE IS DEDICATED, ALTHOUGH IT WOULD NOT BE COMPLETED UNTIL 1941
  • IN 1932, RIN TIN TIN DIES AT 13
  • IN 1934, BABE RUTH ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT AT THE END OF THE SEASON
  • IN 1943, GENERAL GEORGE PATTON IMFAMOUSLY CALLED AN INJURED SOLDIER “COWARDLY”
  • IN 1943, ADOLF HITLER WATCHES OVER THE LYNCHING OF ALLIED PILOTS IN WWII
  • IN 1944, BERTHOLD SCHENK VON STAUFFENBERG IS EXECUTED BY NAZI GERMANY AFTER ATTEMPTING TO ASSASSINATE HITLER
  • IN 1948, ABC BEGINS BROADCASTING ON FLAGSHIP STATION WJZ IN NEW YORK CITY. ITS FIRST PROGRAM IS ALLEN FUNT’S “CANDID CAMERA”
  • IN 1949, THE U.S. NATIONAL MILITARY ESTABLISHMENT REBRANDS AS THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
  • IN 1950, BILLY WILDER RELEASES “SUNSET BOULEVARD”
  • IN 1959, THE BLACK POP GROUP THE PLATTERS ARE ARRESTED AFTER THEY ARE FOUND WITH A GROUP OF 19 YEAR OLD WHITE GIRLS IN VARIOUS STAGES OF UNDRESS
  • IN 1960, DISCOVERY 13 LAUNCHES. IT WOULD BE THE FIRST SPACE CRAFT LAUNCHED THAT WOULD RETURN FROM SPACE
  • IN 1960, ALFRED HITCHCOCK RELEASES “PSYCHO”
  • IN 1963, PATRICK KENNEDY, SON OF THE PRESIDENT, DIES AT THREE DAYS OLD
  • IN 1963, STEVIE WONDER HITS #1 WITH “FINGERTIPS PART TWO” AT 13 YEARS OLD
  • IN 1966, LUNAR ORBITER ONE IS LAUNCHED AND BECOMES THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL CRAFT TO ORBIT THE MOON 526 TIMES BEFORE CRASHING INTO ITS SURFACE
  • IN 1966, THE $2 BILL IS DISCONTINUED FOR LACK OF INTEREST. IT IS REISSUED IN 1976
  • IN 1968, RACE RIOTS BREAK OUT IN MIAMI, CHICAGO AND LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS
  • IN 1968, TOM JONES HITS #1 WITH “DELILAH”
  • IN 1969, FOLLOWERS OF CHARLES MANSON MURDER LENO AND ROSEMARY LABIANCA
  • IN 1970, JIM MORRISON GOES ON TRIAL FOR LEWD BEHAVIOR IN MIAMI
  • IN 1970, ELVIS PRESLEY BEGINS HIS FIRST RESIDENCY IN LAS VEGAS
  • IN 1972, PAUL AND LINDA MCCARTNEY ARE ARRESTED IN SWEDEN ON DRUG CHARGES
  • IN 1977, DAVID BERKOWITZ IS ARRESTED FOR THE “SON OF SAM” MURDER SPREE
  • IN 1979, MICHAEL JACKSON RELEASES “OFF THE WALL”
  • IN 1981, PETE ROSE HAS HIS 3,631ST HIT, SETTING THE RECORD FOR THE MLB
  • IN 1984, MICHAEL JORDAN, PATRICK EWING AND CHRIS MULLEN WIN GOLD FOR BASKETBALL IN THE LOS ANGELES OLYMPICS
  • IN 1985, A SOVIET NUCLEAR SUBMARINE EXPLODES KILLING TEN AND SPEWING RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL
  • IN 1985, MICHAEL JACKSON BUYS THE ENTIRE BEATLES CATALOGUE
  • IN 1985, BRYAN ADAMS HAS THE #1 ALBUM WITH “RECKLESS”
  • IN 1994, RUTH BADER GINSBURG IS SWORN INTO THE U.S. SUPREME COURT
  • IN 1996, REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE BOB DOLE PICKS JACK KEMP AS HIS RUNNING MATE
  • IN 2002, NICHOLAS CAGE MARRIES LISA MARIE PRESLEY
  • IN 2003, KENT RECORDS THE FIRST TEMPERATURE OVER 100 DEGREES FARENHEIT IN BRITISH HISTORY AT 101.3
  • IN 2006, BRITISH POLICE FOIL A PLOT TO EXPLODE A FLIGHT FROM LONDON TO THE U.S. RESULTING IN A BAN OF TOILETRIES OVER THREE OUNCES ON CARRY ON BAGS
  • IN 2008, ISAAC HAYES DIES AT 65
  • IN 2008, KATY PERRY GOES TO #1 WITH “I KISSED A GIRL”
  • IN 2013, EYDIE GORME DIES AT 84
  • IN 2014, RIOTING BEGINS IN FERGUSON, MISSOURI AFTER THE DEATH OF MICHAEL BROWN
  • IN 2015, GOOGLE ANNOUNCES IT WILL RESTRUCTURE UNDER A PARENT COMPANY, ALPHABET
  • IN 2016, ED SHEERAN IS SUED BY THE FAMILY OF MARVIN GAYE WHO SAY THAT THE SONG “THINKING OUT LOUD” STEALS ITS HOOK FROM “LET’S GET IT ON”
  • IN 2017, PRESIDENT TRUMP DECLARES OPIOID ABUSE TO BE A STATE OF EMERGENCY
  • IN 2017, TAYLOR SWIFT TESTIFIES IN COURT THAT A DENVER DJ GROPED HER AT A BACKSTAGE MEETING BEFORE ONE OF HER CONCERTS
  • IN 2017, EXPLORERS IN ANTARCTICA FIND A FRUITCAKE THAT HAD BEEN LEFT THERE OVER 100 YEARS AGO AND DECLARE IT “ALMOST EDIBLE”

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