10 AUGUST
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Camillo Benso, conte di Cavour, 1810
  • Herbert Hoover, 1874
  • Jack Haley, 1899
  • Norma Shearer, 1900
  • Rhonda Fleming, 1923
  • Jimmy Dean, 1928
  • Eddie Fisher, 1928
  • Ronnie Spector, 1947
  • Ian Anderson, 1947
  • Patti Austin, 1950
  • Rosanna Arquette, 1959
  • Antonio Banderas, 1960

Died On This Day:

  • King Ferdinand VI Spain, 1754
  • Rin Tin Tin, 1932
  • Adela Rogers St. Johns, 1988
  • Isaac Hayes, 2008

Today's Events:

  • 1622 - Province of Maine granted to John Mason and Ferdinando Gorges.
  • 1628 - 3 masted 64 gun Swedish warship, Vasa, sinks on maiden voyage outside Stockholm. (raised 1956).
  • 1792 - Paris Tuileries stormed by mob; 600 Swiss Guard massacred in 3 hr. battle; Louis XVI imprisoned.
  • 1809 - Ecuador revolts against Spain.
  • 1815 - Napoleon banished to Saint Helena.
  • 1821 - Missouri becomes the 24th state admitted to Union.
  • 1846 - Smithsonian Institute established in Washington, DC.
  • 1893 - Prototype of the first diesel compression ignition engine tested by Dr. Rudolf Diesel in Augsburg.
  • 1900 - First Davis cup tennis matches; U.S. beats visiting British 3-0.
  • 1910 - First airmail service organized in Britain.
  • 1921 - Franklin Delano Roosevelt, future President, stricken with polio on Campobello Island, New Brunswick.
  • 1954 - St. Lawrence Seaway launched.
  • 1970 - McSorley's bar in NY admits first female; anti-sex discrimination in public places becomes law.
  • 1993 - Ruth Bader Ginsburg is sworn in as the second female Supreme Court justice (after Sandra Day O'Connor confirmed 9/21/81).
  • 2003 - Temperature hits 100 degrees in the UK and London for first time in history; heat wave continues.
  • 2010 - Northwest China devastated by torrential rains and mudslides; avalanche levels town of Zhouqu; 1,248 dead.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Lawrence

Holiday:

  • Day of Yashodhara wife of Buddha,
  • Independence Day Ecuador (1809)

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • NAGA PANCHAMI, Hindu Festival of the Serpent God
  • RAKHI, Hindu Festival to Pledge Protection
  • CHUNG-CH'IU, Mid-autumn festival, Harvest or Moon Festival (fifteenth day of the eighth moon)
  • TISH'AH B'AB (Jewish) Anniversary of fall of Jerusalem and destruction of first & 2nd temples Ab 9
  • JANAM (OR JANMA) ASHTAMI, Hindu Birthday Festival of Krishna
  • ANANT CHATURDASI, Hindu Eternal Anniversary of 14th day of Month Bhaedra
  • CH'UNG YANG, Festival of High Places in China (ninth day of the ninth moon)
  • Japanese visit graves of ancestors mid August
  • GANESHA CHATURTHI, Hindu Festival of the Elephant God end of August
  • FRIENDSHIP DAY - first Sunday in August in USA

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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