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8/10/2022 12:01:00 AM
Today In History - August 10

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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:

Historical Events

  • 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

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Famous Birthdays

  • 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

Famous Weddings

  • 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)
  • 1933 - Actress Hedy Lamarr (19) weds Hirtenberger Patronen-Fabrik chairman Friedrich Mandl (33)
  • 1941 - Actor Jackie Coogan (26) weds actress Flower Parry in Gardnerville, Nevada
  • 1946 - Pulp fiction author and Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard (35) weds Sara Northrup Hollister
  • 1946 - Playwright Moss Hart (41) weds singer and actress Kitty Carlisle (35)
  • 1969 - Economist Robert F. Engle (26) weds psychologist Marianne Eger
  • 2000 - Lead vocalist Dave Matthews (33) weds Jennifer Ashley Harper
  • 2001 - "Dixie Chick's" Martie Maguire (31) weds actor Gareth Maguire in Kailua, Hawaii
  • 2002 - Academy Award-winning actor Nicolas Cage (38) weds "Princess of Rock and Roll" Lisa Marie Presley (34) at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel on the Big Island of Hawaii
  • 2002 - "Baywatch" actress Angelica Bridges (28) weds Canadian hockey player Sheldon Souray (26) at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 2003 - Yuri Ivanovich Malenchenko becomes the first person to marry in space, marrying Ekaterina Dmitriev (on earth)
  • 2003 - Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera (60) weds former Rivera Live producer Erica Levy (28) at Manhattan's Central Synagogue
  • 2013 - Rapper Kevin Federline (35) weds Victoria Price at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada

Famous Divorces

  • 2007 - Actor Johnathon Schaech (37) divorces actress Christina Applegate (35) due to irreconcilable differences after 4 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • 1932 - Rin Tin Tin, German shepherd dog (b. 1918)
  • 1945 - Robert H. Goddard, American rocket pioneer, dies at 62
  • 2007 - Henry Cabot Lodge Bohler, American member of Tuskegee Airmen and civil rights activist (b. 1925)
  • 2008 - Isaac Hayes, American musician and actor (b. 1942)
  • 2012 - Al Freeman Jr, American actor, dies at 78
  • 2013 - Eydie Gorme, American singer, dies at 84

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