August 10, 1945 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Japan announces willingness to surrender to Allies, provided Emperor Hirohito's status remains unchanged

Emperor of Japan Hirohito
Emperor of Japan

Birthdays in History

  • Harriet Miers, White House counsel
  • Harry Thomas, Dutch founder (Schlager Festival Gay Party)
  • Larry Larden, rocker (Every Mother's Son)

Deaths in History

Person of interestRobert H. Goddard

Robert H. Goddard, American rocket pioneer (invented and built the first liquid-fueled rocket), dies of throat cancer at 62

Rocket Pioneer Robert H. Goddard
Rocket Pioneer
Robert H. Goddard