What Happened on July 10, 1926

Historical Events

  • Lake Denmark, New Jersey arsenal explodes, kills 21, $75m damage

US Golf Open

US Open Men's Golf, Scioto CC: Amateur Bobby Jones, winner of the British Open 2 weeks earlier, claims the second of his 4 US Opens, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Joe Turnesa

Famous Birthdays

  • Carleton Carpenter, American magician, stage and screen actor (Two Weeks With Love; Up Periscope), songwriter, and mystery novelist (Cat Got Your Tongue?), born in Bennington, Vermont (d. 2022)
  • Fred Gwynne, American actor (Car 54 Where Are You, Munsters), born in NYC, New York (d. 1993)
Born in 1926

Famous Weddings

Fulgencio Batista

Future Cuban President and dictator Fulgencio Batista (25) weds Elisa Godínez y Gómez (25)

About July 10, 1926

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 97 years, 2 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Cancer