What Happened on August 10


Historical Events

1827 – Race riots in Cincinnati (1,000 blacks leave for Canada)
1914 – WWI: French fall back at Alsace
1941 – FDR and Churchill’s 2nd meeting at Placentia, Newfoundland
1971 – Twins’ Harmon Killebrew is 10th to amass 500 HRs, and adds his 501st
1978 – USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya
1992 – Soyuz TM-15 lands

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Famous Birthdays

1720 – Franz Joseph Leonti Meyer of Schauensee, Swiss composer and organist, born in Lucerne, Switzerland (d. 1789)
1926 – Benjamin Ward, 1st African American NYC Police Commissioner (1984-89), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
1966 – Roberta Donnay American jazz singer, guitarist, and songwriter (“One World”), born in Washington, D.C.
1973 – Javier Zanetti, Argentinian footballer (Inter Milan), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
1978 – Daniel Allsopp, Australian footballer (Manchester City), born in Melbourne, Australia
1994 – Bernardo Silva, Portuguese footballer (Manchester City), born in Lisbon, Portugal

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Famous Deaths

1784 – Allan Ramsay, Scottish painter, dies at 70
1875 – Karl Andree, German geographer and journalist (founded journal Globus), dies at 66
1929 – Aletta Jacobs, 1st Dutch female doctor and women’s suffrage activist, dies at 75
1945 – Robert H. Goddard, American rocket pioneer (invented and built the first liquid-fueled rocket), dies of throat cancer at 62
1967 – John Francis Larchet, Irish arranger (Irish national anthem), composer (By the Waters of Moyle), and musical director (Abbey Theatre – Dublin, 1908-35), dies at 83
1988 – Adela Rogers St John “The World’s Greatest Girl Reporter”, American journalist, screenwriter and author (Free Soul, Honeycomb), dies at 94

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