Today in History
Listings for Friday, July 10, 2020.
- 1509 John Calvin, theologian
- 1682 R. Cotes --1716
- 1723 Sir William Blackstone, English jurist, Blackstone's Commentaries
- 1834 James Whistler, artist, mama's boy
- 1856 Nikola Tesla, physicist/visionary, developed alternating current.
- 1867 Finley Peter Dunne, journalist/humorist who created Mr. Dooley.
- 1871 Marcel Proust, French novelist (Remembrance of Things Past).
- 1915 Saul Bellow, US novelist (Herzog, Dangling Man) (Nobel 1976).
- 1920 Owen Chamberlain, codiscoverer of the antiproton (Nobel 1959).
- 1920 David Brinkley
- 1921 Jake LaMotta
- 1926 Fred Gwynne
- 1943 Arthur Ashe
- 1947 Arlo Guthrie, singer (Alice's Restaurant, City of New Orleans).
- 1890 Wyoming becomes the 44th state.
- 1925 USSR's official news agency TASS established.
- 1925 The Scopes "Monkey Trial" on evolution, starts.
- 1940 Battle of Britain begins as Nazi forces attack by air.
- 1962 Telstar, 1st communications satelite launched.
- 1966 Orbiter 1 Launched to moon.
- 1980 Ayatollah Khomeini releases Iran hostage Richard I. Queen
- 1985 French agents sink Greenpeace "Rainbow Warrior" in New Zealand.
That's all for today.