On This Day in History for August 10 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 148 of 148

  • 1965 Joe Engle in X-15 reaches 82 km
  • 1966 1st lunar orbiter launched by US
  • 1966 Daylight meteor seen from Utah to Canada. Only known case of a meteor entering Earth's atmosphere & leaving it again
  • 1968 Race riot in Miami, Chicago & Little Rock
  • 1970 British Home Secretary Reginald Maulding threatens to impose direct rule on Northern Ireland if the agreed reform measures are not carried out
  • 1971 Twins' Harmon Killebrew is 10th to amass 500 HRs, & adds his 501st
  • 1971 During the internment round-up operation in west Belfast, the Parachute Regiment kill 11 unarmed civilians in what became known as the Ballymurphy massacre
  • 1972 1 million kg meteorite grazes atmosphere above Canada
  • 1973 1st BART train travels thru transbay tube to Montgomery St Station
  • 1975 David Frost purchases exclusive rights to interview Nixon
  • 1976 Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteer shot dead by the British Army as he drove in Belfast; his car out of control and kills 3 children, sparking "peace rallies" throughout the month by the 'Peace People'
  • 1977 US & Panama sign Panama Canal Zone accord
  • 1977 USSR performs (underground) nuclear test
  • 1977 Postal employee David Berkowitz arrested in Yonkers NY, accused of being "Son of Sam" 44 caliber killer
  • 1977 About 100 white sympathisers joined evicted black squatters in a protest against the demolition of shanty dwellings outside Cape Town, South Africa
  • 1978 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya
  • 1979 Ecuador adopts its 17th constitution, extending citizenship and suffrage to all Ecuadorians over 18
  • 1980 Allen, most powerful hurricane in Caribbean hits Brownsville, Tx
  • 1981 Coca-Cola Bottling Co agrees to pump $34 million into black business
  • 1981 Richard Nixon Museum in San Clemente closes
  • 1985 Oakland A's Dave Kingman is 21st to hit 400 HRs (off Matt Young at Seattle)
  • 1986 Billy Martin Day, his uniform number 1 retired
  • 1986 Marquis Theater opens at 1535 Broadway NYC
  • 1987 Flight Readiness Firing of Discovery's main engines is successfully
  • 1988 Rodrigo Borja installed as president of Ecuador
  • 1988 UN estimates Asia's population hits 3 billion
  • 1990 NASA's Magellan spacecraft lands on Venus
  • 1990 The Massacre of more than 127 Muslims in North East Sri Lanka by paramilitaries.
  • 1992 Satellite TOPEX/Poseidon launched
  • 1992 Soyuz TM-15 lands
  • 1993 An earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter Scale hits the South Island of New Zealand.

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1994 Ruth Bader Ginsburg sworn in as US Supreme Court Justice

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • 1994 Last British troops leave Hong Kong (been there since Sept 1841)
  • 1996 Bob Dole picks Jack Kemp as his Republican VP running mate
  • 1996 Dare & Go ends Cigars record tying victory streak at 16
  • 1996 Parlisha Williams (Louisiana) crowned Ms Black USA Metroplex
  • 1996 Yanks lose ending 3rd best home series victory streak at 24
  • 1998 The Royal Proclamation of HRH Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah as the Crown Prince of Brunei.
  • 2001 US and UK reject a proposal by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to permit the Iraqi government to use $1 billion per year to fund infrastructure improvements and to increase oil production capacity
  • 2003 The highest temperature ever recorded in the UK - 38.5°C (101.3°F) in Kent . It is the first time the UK has recorded a temperature over 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • 2006 Scotland Yard disrupts major terrorist plot to destroy aircraft travelling from the United Kingdom to the United States. All toiletries are banned from commercial aircraft.
  • 2013 6 people are killed after Paluweh volcano erupts in Indonesia
  • 2013 16 Royal Guardsmen are killed in a bus accident in Al Hoceima, Morocco
  • 2014 Israeli and Palestinian officials agree to another 72-hour ceasefire proposed by Egypt
  • 2014 Unrest breaks out in Ferguson, Missouri after the death of African American Michael Brown by a policeman.
  • 2017 Scientists study identifying nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) deficiency major cause of miscarriages and multiple birth defects published in "New England Journal of Medicine"

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2017 US President Donald Trump declares opioid addiction a national emergency

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2017 100 year-old fruit cake by Huntley & Palmers deemed "almost eatable" after being discovered in hut used by Captain Scott's expedition in Antarctica

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 101 of 101

  • 1980 Kaysar Ridha, Iraqi-American reality TV contestant

Weddings in History


Deaths in History