August 10 in History
|August 10th is…
Agent Orange Awareness Day
National Connecticut Day
National Lazy Day
National Shapewear Day
Spoil Your Dog Day
1519 – Ferdinand Magellan set sail from Seville, Spain to circumnavigate the globe.
1675 – The foundation stone of the Royal Greenwich Observatory in London, England was laid.
1846 – The United States Congress chartered the Smithsonian Institution.
1873 – Louvre Museum opened in France.
1932 – An 11-pound chondrite-type meteorite broke into several pieces and landed near the town of Archie in Cass County, Missouri.
1941 – The Mount Rushmore memorial was dedicated.
1948 – Candid Camera made its television debut after being on radio for a year as Candid Microphone.
1949 – The US Department of War was replaced with the United States Department of Defense.
#1 Hit August 10, 1959 – August 23, 1959: Elvis Presley – A Big Hunk o’ Love
#1 Hit August 10, 1963 – August 30, 1963: Little Stevie Wonder – Fingertips (pt. II)
1966 – The US Treasury Department discontinued printing the $2 bill due to lack of demand.
1971 – The Society for American Baseball Research is founded in Cooperstown, New York.
#1 Hit August 10, 1974 – August 16, 1974: Roberta Flack – Feel Like Makin’ Love
1977 – In Yonkers, New York, 24-year-old postal employee David Berkowitz (the “Son of Sam”) was arrested for a series of killings in New York City.
1981- Pete Rose broke Stan Musial’s NL record by hitting number 3,631.
1984 – Red Dawn, starring Patrick Swayze and Charlie Sheen, became the first-ever PG-13 movie to be released in theaters.
1985 – Michael Jackson paid $47.5 million for ATV Music, a catalog of the Beatles’ songs, which included 251 songs written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, beating Paul McCartney’s offer.
1986 – Me and My Girl (Broadway Musical) Opened on August 10, 1986, and closed on December 31, 1989
1995 In the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing, Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols were indicted for the bombing. Michael Fortier pled guilty in a plea bargain for his testimony.