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Notable Historical Events for October 10th

1936Bradman scores 212 in 202 mins in a cricket testimonial game

1959Lee Harvey Oswald signs guestbook in hotel Helsinki

1902American outlaw Tom Horn's murder trial begins, and he is eventually found guilty and sentenced to death

1982Pope John Paul II canonizes Rev M Kolbe, who volunteered to die in place of another inmate at Auschwitz concentration camp, a saint

1976Beijing reports arrest of Mao Zedong's widow

2012Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka win the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for work on G protein-coupled receptors

1994NY Giants retire Lawrence Taylor's #56

1954Ho Chi Minh enters Hanoi after withdrawal of French troops

1968George Harrison forms Singsong Ltd

1967Brendan Behan's "Borstal Boy" premieres in Dublin

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Notable Birthdays on October 10th

1813Giuseppe Verdi, Busseto, First French Empire, Italian composer (La donna è mobile - Rigoletto), (d. 1901)

1906R.K. Narayan, Indian novelist (d. 2001)

1954David Lee Roth, Bloomington Indiana, rock singer (Van Halen-Jump)

1861Fridtjof Nansen, Store Frøen, Christiania, Norway, Arctic explorer/humanitarian (Nobel 1922), (d. 1930)

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Notable Weddings on October 10th

1773American revolution patriot Paul Revere (38) weds Rachel Walker in Boston, Massachusetts

1774Composer Antonio Salieri (24) weds Therese Helferstorfer

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Notable Deaths on October 10th

1985Orson Welles, actor/dir (Citizen Kane), dies of heart attack at 70

1983Sir Ralph Richardson, English actor (Richard III), dies at 80

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