8/10/2019 12:01:00 AM Today In History - August 10
Reprinted By Permission From OnThisDay.com
Today in History in 1776 word of the United States Declaration of Independence reached England; in 1874 future 31st U.S. President Herbert Hoover was born in West Branch, Iowa; and in 1948 ABC entered network TV in New York with the debut of Candid Camera.
Our On This Day in history archives contains over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:
1497 - John Cabot tells King Henry VII of his trip to "Asia"
1519 - Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan's Spanish expedition of 5 ships set sail to circumnavigate the Earth (returned 5 Sept 1522)
1675 - King Charles II and John Flamsteed lay the foundation stone of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich
1776 - American Revolutionary War: word of the United States Declaration of Independence reaches London.
1787 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completes his chamber piece "Eine kleine Nachtmusik"
1831 - Former slave Nat Turner leads uprising against slavery
1833 - Chicago incorporates as a village of about 200
1921 - FDR stricken with polio at summer home on Canadian Is of Campobello
1948 - ABC enters network TV at 7 PM (WJZ, NY)
1948 - Allen Funt's "Candid Camera" TV debut on ABC
1960 - Los Angeles premiere of Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh
1985 - Michael Jackson buys ATV Music (every Beatle song) for $47 million
1856 - Edward L. Doheny, American oil tycoon, born in Fond du lac, Wisconsin
1874 - Herbert Hoover, West Branch Iowa, (R) 31st US President (1929-1933), (d. 1964)
1898 - Jack Haley [John Joseph], American actor (The Wizard of Oz, Ford Star Revue), born in Boston, Massachusetts
1913 - Noah Beery Jr, actor (Rockford Files, Quest, Doc Elliot), born in NYC, New York
1923 - Rhonda Fleming, [Marilyn Louis], Hollywood California, actress (Spellbound)
1924 - Martha Hyer, American actress (Day of the Wolves, Night of the Grizzly), born in Fort Worth, TX, (d. 2014)
1928 - Eddie Fisher, Phila Pa, singer (Oh My Papa, Lady of Spain)
1928 - Jimmy Dean, Tx, actor/singer (Jimmy Dean Show, Diamonds are Forever)
1943 - Ronnie Spector, [Veronica Bennett], singer (Be My Little Baby), born in NYC, New York
1959 - Rosanna Arquette, actress (Desperately Seeking Susan, After Hour), born in NYC, New York
1848 - Inventor Samuel Morse (57) weds Sarah Elizabeth Griswold in Utica, New York
1912 - British literary figure (author of "To the Lighthouse") Virginia Woolf (30) weds political theorist Leonard Woolf (31)
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