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On July 10 in history ..

  • 0552 - Origin of Armenian calendar
  • 1040 - Lady Godiva rides naked on horseback to force her husband, the Earl of Mercia, to lower taxes
  • 1460 - Wars of Roses: Richard of York defeats King Henry VI at Northampton
  • 1520 - King Charles V & King Henry VIII signs treaty of Calais
  • 1553 - Lady Jane Grey becomes queen of England
  • 1568 - Battle on Eems: Dutch Water garrison beats Spanish
  • 1584 - Spanish army leader Richebourg conquerors Liefkenshoek, Belgium
  • 1598 - Spanish theater plays "Moros y Los Cristianos" in Rio Grande
  • 1609 - Catholic German monarchy forms Catholic League
  • 1627 - English fleet under George Villiers reach La Rochelle [NS=June 20]
  • 1629 - 1st non-Separatist Congregational Church in US founded (Salem, MA)
  • 1645 - Battle at Langport Somerset: Cromwell's New Model-army beats Royalists
  • 1652 - England declares war on Netherlands
  • 1690 - Battle of Beachy Head-French fleet defeat Anglo-Dutch fleet
  • 1690 - Neth-French sea battle at Beachy Head (Cornelis Evertsen)
  • 1746 - Bonnie Prince Charlie flees in disguise to Isle of Skye
  • 1762 - Roubiliacs monument for Händel unveiled at Westminster Abbey
  • 1775 - Horatio Gates, issues order excluding blacks from Continental Army
  • 1797 - 1st US frigate, the "United States," is launched in Phila
  • 1810 - Emperor Napoleon corpse leaves Netherlands for France
  • 1832 - Pres Jackson vetoed legislation to re-charter 2nd Bank of US
  • 1847 - Urbain J J Leverrier & John Couch Adams, codiscoverers of Neptune meet for 1st time at home of John Herschel
  • 1850 - VP Fillmore becomes pres following Zachary Taylor's death
  • 1861 - Lincoln writes to Kentucky's militia & says Union troops will not enter that state
  • 1862 - US begins construction of Central Pacific Railroad
  • 1863 - Battle of Charleston, SC (Morris Island) [->SEP 06]
  • 1863 - Battle of Jackson, MS - captured by federals [->JUL 16] US1000 CS1339
  • 1866 - Indelible pencil patents by Edson P Clark, Northampton, Mass
  • 1873 - French poet Paul Verlaine wounds Arthur Rimbaud with pistol
  • 1884 - 1st Test Cricket to be played at Old Trafford 1st day washed out
  • 1886 - Eruption of Tarawera volcano destroys famous pink & white calcium carbonate hot-spring terraces (North Island, New Zealand)
  • 1886 - George Goldie gets charter for Royal Niger Company
  • 1890 - Wyoming becomes 44th state of US (1st with female suffrage)
  • 1892 - 1st concrete-paved street built (Bellefountaine, Ohio)
  • 1898 - Jean-Baptiste Marchands expedition reaches Fashoda at White Hippo
  • 1905 - Dutch Queen Wilhelmina opens Technical Hague court
  • 1908 - H Kamerlingh Onnes makes helium liquid (-269°C)
  • 1910 - Chicago White Sox Comiskey Park opens, visiting Browns win 2-0
  • 1911 - 105°F (41°C) at North Bridgton, Maine (state record)
  • 1912 - Hannes Kolehmainen runs world record 5000m (14:36.6)
  • 1913 - 134°F (57°C), Greenland Ranch, Calif (US record)
  • 1913 - Romania declares war on Bulgaria
  • 1914 - Boston Red Sox purchase Babe Ruth from Baltimore Orioles
  • 1915 - British/South African troops march into German SW-Africa
  • 1917 - Emma Goldman imprisoned for obstructing draft
  • 1918 - Russian Soviet Federal Socialist Republic forms
  • 1919 - Dutch 1st Chamber approves woman suffrage
  • 1919 - Pres Wilson personally delivers Treaty of Versailles to Senate
  • 1920 - Tris Speaker is stopped at 11 consecutive hits by Tom Zachary
  • 1923 - 2-pound hailstones kill 23 & many cattle (Rostov, Russia)
  • 1923 - All non-fascist parties dissolved in Italy
  • 1924 - Denmark takes Greenland as Norway ends claim
  • 1924 - Railroad worker strike ends in Amsterdam
  • 1925 - Jury selection took place in John T Scopes evolution trial
  • 1925 - USSR's official news agency TASS forms
  • 1926 - 30th US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 293 at Scioto CC in Ohio
  • 1926 - Lake Denmark, NJ arsenal explodes, kills 21, $75m damage
  • 1928 - Senator Milt Gaston hurls record tying 14-hit shutout
  • 1929 - In game between Pirates & Phillies 9 HRs hit 1 in each inning
  • 1929 - US issues newer, smaller-sized paper currency
  • 1932 - Jack Burnett gets 9 hits, Eddie Rommel relieves in 2nd 18-17 victory in 18 as his A's beats Indians in longest relief job
  • 1933 - 1st police radio system operated, Eastchester Township, NY
  • 1934 - 1st sitting US president to visit South America, FDR in Colombia
  • 1934 - 2nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-7 at Polo Grounds, New York
  • 1934 - Carl Hubbell strikes out Ruth, Gehrig & Foxx in All star game
  • 1936 - 109°F (43°C) Cumberland & Frederick, Maryland (state record)
  • 1936 - 110°F (43°C) at Runyon, New Jersey (state record
  • 1936 - 111°F (44°C) Phoenixville, Pennsylvania (state record)
  • 1936 - 112°F (44°C) at Martinsburg, West Virginia (state record
  • 1936 - New Straits Convention allows Turkish rearmament of Dardanelles
  • 1936 - Phillies Chuck Klein becomes 4th to hit 4 HRs in a game
  • 1937 - Dutch Django Reinhardts "Quintette, premieres in du Hot Club"
  • 1938 - "Yankee Clipper" completes 1st passenger flight over Atlantic
  • 1938 - Howard Hughes flies around the world in 91 hours
  • 1940 - Battle of Britain began as Nazi forces attacked by air (114 days)
  • 1940 - German planes attack British ships in the Canal
  • 1942 - Himmler orders sterilization of all Jewish woman in Ravensbrück Camp
  • 1942 - Netherland's govt in exile (London) recognizes Soviet Union
  • 1943 - 6th day of battle at Kursk
  • 1943 - US & Britain invade Sicily in WW II (Operation Husky)
  • 1944 - U-821 sinks
  • 1945 - Lt-adm Marc Mitscher named chief of US Navy staff
  • 1946 - Belgian govt of Acker, resigns
  • 1947 - 200 die when train derails & fell into a river in Canton, China
  • 1947 - Cleveland Indian Don Black no-hits Phila A's, 3-0
  • 1948 - "Allegro" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 318 performances
  • 1948 - "Ballet Ballads" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 62 performances
  • 1948 - "Look Ma, I'm Dancin'" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 188 perfs
  • 1948 - Lydda Airfield captured by Israeli army
  • 1949 - 1st practical rectangular TV tube announced-Toledo, Oh
  • 1949 - WJAR TV channel 10 in Providence, RI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1950 - "Your Hit Parade" premieres on NBC (later CBS) TV
  • 1951 - 18th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 8-3 at Briggs Stadium, Detroit
  • 1951 - Armistice talks to end Korean conflict began at Kaesong
  • 1953 - 82nd British Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 282 at Carnoustie Dai Rees
  • 1953 - Pravda reports arrest of Beria [affiliate of imperialist]
  • 1956 - 23rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-3 at Griffith Stadium, Wash DC
  • 1956 - 650,000 US steel workers go on strike
  • 1956 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
  • 1958 - 1st parking meter installed in England (625 installed)
  • 1958 - Ex-king Norodom Sihanoek appointed premier of Cambodia
  • 1960 - Belgium sends troops to Congo
  • 1960 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Youngstown Kitchens (Trumball Golf Open)
  • 1962 - 32nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-1 at D.C. Stadium, Washington
  • 1962 - All star MVP: Maury Wills (LA Dodgers)
  • 1962 - Martin Luther King Jr arrested during demonstration in Georgia
  • 1962 - Telstar, 1st geosynchronous communications satellite, launched
  • 1962 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
  • 1964 - Jesus Alou is 1st Giant in 40 years to get 6 hits in a game
  • 1964 - Moïse Tsjombe becomes premier of Congo
  • 1965 - Beatles' "Beatles' "VI," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 6 weeks
  • 1965 - Rolling Stones score their 1st #1, "I Can't Get No Satisfaction"
  • 1966 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational
  • 1966 - US launches Orbiter 1 to the Moon
  • 1967 - Bobbie Gentry records "Ode to Billie Joe"
  • 1968 - NL announces break into 2 divisions for 1969
  • 1969 - Chilean Association of Librarians created
  • 1969 - NL votes to split into 2 divisions
  • 1971 - 100th British Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots a 278 at Royal Birkdale
  • 1971 - Failed attempt on King Hassan II Shirat Morocco, 101 killed
  • 1972 - Democratic convention opens in Miami Beach Florida (McGovern)
  • 1972 - Herd of stampeding elephants kills 24, Chandka Forest India
  • 1973 - Bahamas declares Independence from UK & adopts constitution
  • 1974 - OPEC ends oil boycott against Netherlands
  • 1974 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1975 - Cher files for divorce from Gregg Allman, 10 days after they married
  • 1975 - Gladys Knight & Pips Summer Series premieres on NBC-TV
  • 1975 - Test Cricket debut of Graham Gooch, v Australia, out for a pair
  • 1976 - 105th British Golf Open: Johnny Miller shoots a 279 at Royal Birkdale
  • 1976 - Chemical factory in Milan explodes (dioxane cloud)
  • 1977 - "Happy End" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 75 performances
  • 1977 - Pat Bradley wins LPGA Bankers Trust Golf Classic
  • 1978 - Bloodless military coup in Mauritania
  • 1978 - Military coup in Mauritania, president Moktar flees
  • 1979 - Chuck Berry sentenced to 4 months for $200,000 in tax evasion
  • 1980 - Ayatollah Khomeini releases Iran hostage Richard I Queen
  • 1980 - Willie Jones hospitalized for heat stroke with record 46.5°C temp
  • 1981 - CERN achieves 1st proton-antiproton beam collision (570 GeV)
  • 1981 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1982 - Miguel Vasquez makes 1st public quadruple somersault on trapeze
  • 1982 - Rangers Larry Parrish hits his 3rd grand slam of the week
  • 1982 - Samuel Morses "Gallery of the Louvre" sells for $3,250,000
  • 1982 - Zimbabwe beats Bermuda by 5 wickets to win ICC Trophy
  • 1985 - Coca-Cola Co announces it will resume selling old formula Coke
  • 1985 - French agents sink Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior in NZ
  • 1985 - Playboy publishes full frontal nude pictures of Madonna
  • 1988 - Terry-Jo Myers wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • 1989 - Paula Ivan runs female world record 1 mile (4:15.61)
  • 1990 - 61st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-0 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
  • 1990 - All star MVP: Julio Franco (Texas Rangers)
  • 1990 - Andrew Dice Clay cries on Arsenio Hall Show
  • 1990 - Last day of Test Cricket for Richard Hadlee
  • 1991 - Boris Yeltsin sworn in as 1st elected president of Russian Rep
  • 1991 - L'Express Airlines Beechcraft C-99 crashes in Alabama, killing 13
  • 1992 - John Ellis becomes CEO of Seattle Mariners
  • 1992 - Spaceship Giotto (Halley 1986) approaches comet Grigg-Skjellerup
  • 1992 - SuriPop VII, Suriname Popular Song Festival
  • 1992 - US Major Soccer League folds after 14 seasons
  • 1993 - Melchior Ndadaye becomes 1st Hutu Burundi pres/Sylvie Kinigi, PM
  • 1993 - Yobes Ondieki runs world record 10km (26:58.38)
  • 1994 - "Hedda Gabler" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 33 performances
  • 1994 - Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian weds Debbie Leavitt
  • 1994 - Fred Norris (from the Howard Stern Show) marries Allison Furman
  • 1994 - Kelly Robbins wins Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic by Owens-Corning
  • 1994 - Nepal premier Girija Prasadkoirala resigns
  • 1994 - Sonia O'Sullivan runs female world record 2K (5:25.36)
  • 1997 - Hideki Irabu makes his debut as a NY Yankee, he beats Tigers 10-3
  • 1997 - Louise Woodward's trial begins in Mass, Nanny murder trial
  • 1997 - RJR Nabisco announces it will replace Joe Camel in new ads

Famous birthdays on July 10 ..

  • 1509 - John Calvin, Protestant religious reformer/theologian
  • 1517 - Odet de Coligny, Cardinal of Châtillon/bishop
  • 1526 - Philip III van Croij, duke of Aarschot/earl of Porcien
  • 1638 - David Teniers III, Flemish painter (carpet cartons)
  • 1697 - François Hanot, composer
  • 1723 - William Blackstone, England, jurist (Blackstone's Commentaries)
  • 1759 - Eleanore Sophia Maria Westenholz, composer
  • 1778 - Sigismund Ritter von Neukomm, Austrian composer/royal chaplain master
  • 1779 - Alois Basil Nikolaus Tomasini, composer
  • 1792 - George Mifflin Dallas, (D) 11th VP (1845-49)
  • 1797 - Pieter L Uys, South African pioneer (Great Pull)
  • 1818 - John Stuart "Cerro Gordo" Williams, Brig General (Confederate Army)
  • 1820 - Andrew Porter, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1872
  • 1821 - Christopher Columbus Augur, Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1824 - Rudolf von Benningsen, German lawyer/politician
  • 1826 - Theodore Edouard Dufaure de Lajarte, composer
  • 1830 - Camille Pissaro, Danish Antillean/French painter (impressionism)
  • 1833 - Lucius Eugene Polk, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1892
  • 1834 - James A McNeill Whistler, US/British painter (Whistler's Mother)
  • 1835 - Henryk Wieniawski, Lubin Poland, violinist/composer (Souv de Moscou)
  • 1846 - Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche, German writer (Young Nietzsche)
  • 1852 - Alfred von Kiderlen-Waechter, German foreign minister
  • 1856 - Nikola Tesla, Yugoslavia, physicist, developed alternating current
  • 1858 - Karl Flodin, composer
  • 1865 - Jan "Pa" van der Steur, Dutch philanthropist (Steurtjes)
  • 1867 - Finley Peter Dunne, US, journalist/humorist (Mr Dooley)
  • 1867 - Max Prinz von Baden, German chancellor (Oct-Nov 1918)
  • 1870 - Maurice Lugeon, Swiss geologist (nappism)
  • 1871 - Marcel Proust, France, novelist (Remembrance of Things Past)
  • 1874 - Austin Diamond, cricket non-Test capt (NSW batsman 1899-1919, Aust)
  • 1875 - Mary McLeod Bethune, SC, slave/educator (Bethune-Cookman College)
  • 1877 - Hélène Dutrieu, comédienne/stuntwoman/1st Belgian female pilot
  • 1879 - Harry Nicholls Holmes, Penn, Dr (crystallized vitamin A)
  • 1882 - Ima Hogg, Texas art patron/founder of Houston Symphony
  • 1882 - Riccadro Pick-Mangiagalli, composer
  • 1883 - Johann Blaskowitz, German general
  • 1883 - Sam Wood, US, communist fighter/director (For Whom the Bell Tolls)
  • 1886 - John SSPV Gort, viscount of Limerick/fieldmarshal of Palestine
  • 1887 - Alfred Ernest Whitehead, composer
  • 1888 - Giorgio De Chirico, Greece, Metaphysical painter (Soothsayer)
  • 1888 - Graham McNamee, sportscaster (1st Rose Bowl)
  • 1888 - Toyohiko Kagawa, Kobe, Japan, Christian social reformer
  • 1889 - Robert [Harriot] Barrat, NYC, actor (Go West, Distant Drums)
  • 1890 - Andre Souris, composer
  • 1892 - George "Slim" Summerville, US actor (Keystone Cops)
  • 1894 - Jimmy Francis McHugh, composer
  • 1895 - Carl Orff, Munich Germany, composer (Antigonae; Mozart prize 1969)
  • 1895 - John Gilbert, [Pringle], Logan UT, actor (Heart o' the Hills)
  • 1895 - Maarten P Vrij, Dutch lawyer/criminologist/member High Court
  • 1895 - Nahum Goldmann, Switz, pres Zionist World Organization
  • 1897 - Lloyd Goodrich, American Arts Museum director
  • 1900 - Bob Catterall, cricketer (dashing South African batsman of 20's)
  • 1900 - Elsie Evelyn Laye, English singer/actress (Bitter Sweet, Merry Widow)
  • 1902 - G Weisenborn, writer
  • 1902 - Günther Weisenborn, [Eberhard Förster], German/Argentine writer
  • 1902 - Kurt Alder, German chemist (Nobel 1950)
  • 1902 - Nicolás Guillén, Cuban poet (Motivos de son)
  • 1903 - John Wyndham P L B Harris, US, sci-fi author (Day of the Triffids)
  • 1904 - Isa Krejci, composer
  • 1905 - Thomas Gomez, NYC, actor (Force of Evil, Key Largo, Kim, Sellout)
  • 1910 - Ronald Fletcher, broadcaster
  • 1911 - Djuanda Kartawidjaja, premier of Indonesia
  • 1912 - Francis Showering, brewer
  • 1913 - Ljuba Welitsch, Borisovo, Bulgaria, opera soprano (Nedda-Pagliacci)
  • 1914 - Saul Bellow, Quebec, novelist (Nobel 1976-Mr Samler's Planet)
  • 1916 - Dick Cary, jazz Musician
  • 1917 - Don Herbert, Waconia Minn, scientist/TV host (Watch Mr Wizard)
  • 1917 - Reg Smyth, English cartoonist (Andy Capp)
  • 1919 - Rusty Gill, St Louis Mo, singer (Polka Time)
  • 1920 - David Brinkley, Wilmington NC, NBC news anchor (Huntley-Brinkley)
  • 1920 - Owen Chamberlain, physicist/co-discoverer (antiproton, Nobel-1959)
  • 1921 - Eunice Shriver, founder (Special Olympics)
  • 1921 - Jake LaMotta, Bronx, middleweight boxing champ (1949-51) (Raging Bull)
  • 1921 - Jeff Donnell, South Windham Maine, actor (Gidget Goes to Rome)
  • 1921 - Revaz Il'yich Lagidze, composer
  • 1921 - [Leopold J] Paul Cammermans, Flemish actor (Getatoeëerde Rose)
  • 1922 - Derek Prouse, writer actor/film festival director (Le Scandale)
  • 1922 - Herb McKenley, Jamaica, 4 X 400m relay runner (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1923 - Jean Kerr, Scranton Pa, novelist (Please Don't Eat the Daisies)
  • 1925 - Dorothea Hochletiner, Austria, giant slalom (Olympic-bronze-1956)
  • 1926 - Carleton Carpenter, Bennington Vt, actor (Up Periscope, Summer Stock)
  • 1926 - Fred Gwynne, NYC, actor (Car 54 Where Are You, Munsters)
  • 1927 - David Norman Dinkins, (1st black Mayor-D-NYC, 1990-93)
  • 1927 - Don Revie, English soccer coach (Leeds, National team)
  • 1927 - Paul Wühr, writer
  • 1927 - William Smithers, Richmond Va, actor (Witness, Peyton Place, Attack!)
  • 1928 - Jack Nel, cricketer (South African opening bat in 6 Tests 1949-57)
  • 1929 - Moe Norman, Kitchener Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1966 Quebec Open)
  • 1930 - Jacques Klein, Brazilian pianist
  • 1931 - Alice Munro, author (Dance of the Happy Shades)
  • 1931 - Del Insko, harness racer (toothpick in mouth, 1969 money leader)
  • 1931 - Julian May, US, sci-fi author (Golden Torc, Magnificat)
  • 1931 - Nick Adams, Nanticoke Pa, actor (Johnny Yuma-Rebel)
  • 1932 - Jürgen Becker, writer
  • 1933 - Chuan-Kwang Yang, Taiwan, decathlete (Olympic-silver-1960)
  • 1933 - Jerry Herman, Broadway composer (Hello Dolly)
  • 1934 - Munir Malik, Pakistani cricket pace bowler (3 Tests 1959-62)
  • 1936 - Barbara B Kennelly, (Rep-D-Connecticut, 1982- )
  • 1936 - Jan Wincenty Hawel, composer
  • 1937 - Sandy Stewart, Phila Pa, singer (Sing Along With Mitch, Mr President)
  • 1939 - Lawrence Pressman, Ky, actor (Man From Atlantis, Hellstrom Chronicle)
  • 1940 - Dawid J "Dawie" de Villiers, S African minister of energy (1989- )
  • 1940 - Keith Stackpole, cricketer (aggressive Australian opener 1966-74)
  • 1940 - Mills Watson, Oakland Calif, actor (Harper Valley PTA, BJ & Bear)
  • 1941 - Ian Whitcomb, England, rocker (You Turn Me On)
  • 1941 - Pyotr Ilyich Klimuk, Poland, cosmonaut (Soyuz 13, 18B, 30)
  • 1941 - Robert Pine, Scarsdale NY, actor (Joe Getraer-CHiPs)
  • 1943 - Arthur Ashe, tennis pro (1968 US Open, 1975 Wimbledon)
  • 1943 - Jerry Miller, Tacoma Wa, rock guitarist (Moby Grape)
  • 1944 - Beaky, rocker
  • 1945 - Ron Glass, Evansville IN, actor (Harris-Barney Miller, Frank's Place)
  • 1945 - [Sarah] Virginia Wade, England, tennis star (Wimbledon 1977)
  • 1946 - Sue Lyon, Davenport Iowa, actress (Lolita, Night of the Iguana)
  • 1947 - Arlo Guthrie, Bkln, singer (Alice's Restaurant, City of New Orleans)
  • 1947 - Camilla Parker Bowles, lover of Prince Charles
  • 1947 - Jeff Hanna, Detroit, country singer (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) [or 8/11]
  • 1947 - John Trevor Key, photographer
  • 1949 - Dave Smally, rocker (Raspberries)
  • 1949 - Mark Shera, Bayonne NJ, actor (SWAT, Barnaby Jones)
  • 1949 - Ronnie James Dio, rocker (Dio-Holy Diver, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath)
  • 1949 - Sunil Gavaskar, Indian cricket player (opener, 10122 Test runs)
  • 1949 - Wally Bryson, NC, rock guitarist/vocalist (Fotomaker, Raspberries)
  • 1950 - Willie Ford, US R&B-singer (Dramatics-Me & Mrs Jones)
  • 1953 - Rik "The Rocket" Emmett, Toronto, rock vocalist (Triumph)
  • 1954 - Andre Dawson, Miami Fla, outfielder (Expos, Cubs, 1987 NL MVP)
  • 1954 - Gene Holder, rocker
  • 1954 - Neil Francis Tennant, rocker (Pet Shop Boys-Left to My Own Devices)
  • 1955 - Pamela Theresa Jiles, NO LA, 4X400m relayer (Olympic-silver-1976)
  • 1960 - Rob de Weerd, Dutch rock guitarist (Tröckener Kecks)
  • 1960 - Roger Craig, NFL reciever (SF 49ers)
  • 1962 - Mike Saxon, NFL punter (Minn Vikings)
  • 1964 - Felipe Martinez, jockey
  • 1965 - Buddy Groom, Dallas TX, pitcher (Oakland A's)
  • 1965 - Scott Michael McCarron, Sacramento CA, PGA golfer (1995 Las Vegas-3rd)
  • 1966 - Alvoid Mays, NFL cornerback (Pitts Steelers)
  • 1967 - Alfred Jackson, NFL cornerback (Minn Vikings)
  • 1967 - Virgil Breedveld, soccer player (Dordrecht '90)
  • 1968 - Hassisba Boulmerka, Algeria, 1500m (Olympics-gold-92)
  • 1969 - Marty Cordova, Las Vegas NV, outfielder (Minn Twins)
  • 1970 - Klaas Van Noortwijk, cricketer (Holland batsman 1996 World Cup)
  • 1971 - Adam Foote, Toronto, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche, Team Canada)
  • 1971 - Brent Alexander, NFL defensive back (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1972 - Damon Sharpe, Cleveland Ohio, actor/musician (Guys Next Door)
  • 1973 - Claudius Wright, WLAF CB (London Monarchs)
  • 1974 - Idalmis Marina Vidal, Miss Florida USA (1996)
  • 1974 - Jennifer Montica Curry, Muscatine Iowa, Miss America-Iowa (1996)
  • 1980 - Thomas Ian Nicholas, actor (Radio Flyer, Rookie of the Year)

Famous deaths on July 10 ..

  • 0138 - Publius A Hadrianus, Roman emperor (117-138), dies
  • 0518 - Anastasius I Dikoros, [Dyrrhachium/Durazzo], Byzantine emperor, dies
  • 0983 - Benedict VI, Italian Pope (974-83), dies
  • 1086 - Knut IV, the Saint, king of Denmark (1080-86), murdered
  • 1103 - Erik I Ejegod, the good hearted, King of Denmark (1095-1103), dies
  • 1480 - René, last heir of house of Anjou, dies
  • 1535 - Jacob Van Campen, Reconstruction bishop, beheaded
  • 1559 - Henry II, King of France (1547-59), dies
  • 1573 - Willem van Bronkhorst, Brattenburg/Stein/army leader, dies
  • 1584 - Willem I "the Silent", [Willem of Orange], earl of Nassau, dies at 51
  • 1594 - Paulo Bellasio, composer, dies at 40
  • 1668 - Adam-Nicolas Gascon, composer, dies at 45
  • 1686 - Ercole Ferrata, Italian sculptor/restauranteur, dies at 76
  • 1690 - Domenico Gabrielli, composer, dies at 39
  • 1690 - Jan van Brakel, Dutch vice admiral (Chatham), dies in battle at 48
  • 1692 - Bridget Bishop, 1st Salem witch hanged
  • 1762 - Johann F Gronovius, physician/botany, dies at 76
  • 1838 - Willem earl van Hogendorp, Dutch colonial governor, dies at about 43
  • 1839 - Fernando Joseph Maria Sor, composer, dies at 61
  • 1851 - Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre, French painter (daguerreotypie), dies
  • 1863 - Clement Clarke Moore, ('Twas the Night Before Xmas), dies at 83
  • 1863 - Paul Jones Semmes, US businessman/Confederate brig-general, dies at 48
  • 1868 - Carlo Conti, composer, dies at 71
  • 1884 - Paul Charles Morphy, US lawyer/chess wizard, dies at 47
  • 1888 - Rafael Hernando, composer, dies at 66
  • 1891 - Pedro A de Alarcón, Spanish editor-in-chief (El Látigo), dies at 58
  • 1902 - Albert FA, king of Saxon (1873-1902), dies at 74
  • 1908 - Eliza Laurillard, vicar/poet/writer, dies at 78
  • 1909 - Flooi Du Toit, cricket leg-spinner (Test for South Africa 1892), dies
  • 1910 - Johann G Galle, German discoverer of Neptune by telescope, dies
  • 1915 - Hendrik W Mesdag, painter (Panorama Mesdag), dies
  • 1920 - Eugénie M de Montijo y de Guzman, Emperor of France, dies at 94
  • 1920 - John A "Jacky" Kilverston, adm/designer (dreadnought), dies at 79
  • 1924 - Johannes B van Heutsz, gov-gen of Dutch Indies (1904-09), dies at 73
  • 1927 - Kevin O'Higgins, Irish Free State VP, assassinated
  • 1937 - Attilio Brugnoli, composer, dies at 56
  • 1937 - Johan[nes] B Schepers, Fries writer (Braga), dies at 71
  • 1940 - Donald Francis Tovey, English musicologist/composer, dies at 64
  • 1941 - Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton, pioneer jazz pianist, dies in LA at 56
  • 1943 - Arthur Finlay Nevin, composer, dies at 72
  • 1945 - Robert Goddard, Rocket pioneer, dies
  • 1952 - Rued Immanuel Langgaard, composer, dies at 58
  • 1953 - Sidney Homer, composer, dies at 88
  • 1955 - Henry W Methorst, Dutch director (Central Bureau of Statistic), dies
  • 1957 - Sholem Asch, Polish/Israeli writer (East River), dies at 77
  • 1963 - John Sutton, actor (Of Human Bondage), dies of heart attack at 54
  • 1965 - Jacques Audiberti, French poet (Le cavalier seul), dies at 66
  • 1967 - Albertine Sarrazin, French author (La Traversière), dies at 29
  • 1971 - Harry M O'Connor, dies of pneumonia at 98
  • 1971 - Mohamed Madbouh, Moroccan general/putschist, shot to death
  • 1975 - Achiel H van Acker, Belgian premier (1945-46, 1954-58), dies at 77
  • 1977 - Norman Paris, orch leader (For Your Pleasure), dies at 41
  • 1978 - Michel Gusikoff, composer, dies at 85
  • 1979 - Arthur Fiedler, orch leader (Boston Pops), dies at 84
  • 1982 - Gustav MR von Koenigswald, German/Dutch paleontologist, dies at 79
  • 1982 - Maria Jeritza, [Jedlicka], Aust/US, singer (Metropolitan Opera), dies
  • 1983 - Werner Egk, German composer (Die Zaubergeige), dies at 82
  • 1985 - Fernando Pereira, military activist, murdered
  • 1987 - John Hammond, Jazz reviewer (Melody Maker), dies at 76
  • 1988 - Errol John, playwright, dies at 63
  • 1989 - Mel Blanc, cartoon voice (Warner Bros cartoons), dies at 81
  • 1989 - Thomas E "Tommy" Trinder, English comic (Bitter Springs), dies at 80
  • 1990 - Hans Faverey, poet, dies
  • 1990 - Irene Champlin, dies after long illness at 59
  • 1991 - Gerome Ragal, author (Hair), dies of cancer at 48
  • 1993 - Masugi Ibuse, Japanese author (Kuroi ame (Black rain)), dies at 95
  • 1993 - Ruth Krauss, author (Carrot Seed), dies at 91
  • 1994 - Earl Strum, referee (NBA), dies of brain cancer at 66
  • 1994 - Otto Bonsema, soccer star/trainer (GVAV, Veendam), dies at 84
  • 1995 - Hugh Dundas, fighter pilot/businessman, dies at 74
  • 1996 - Eladio Rusconi, writer/publisher/businessman, dies at 79



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