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1997Atlanta Braves sign Greg Maddux to record 5 year, $575 Million deal

19808th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Pat Bradley

1948Bradman scores 133* Aust v Lancashire, 216 mins, 17 fours

1970Jim Morrison is tried in Miami on "lewd & lascivious behavior"

1943Gen Patton calls injured soldier "cowardly"

1941FDR & Churchill's 2nd meeting at Placentia Newfoundland

1934Babe Ruth announces this is his final season as full time player

1831Former slave Nat Turner leads uprising against slavery

1985Michael Jackson buys ATV Music (every Beatle song) for $47 million

1943Hitler watches lynching of allied pilots

1949Ezzard Charles TKOs Gus Lesnevich in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

1986Betsy King wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic

1585English Queen Elizabeth I signs Treaty of Nonsuch: Aid for Netherlands

1921FDR stricken with polio at summer home on Canadian Is of Campobello

1904Angelo G Roncalli (Pope John XXIII) becomes a priest

1519Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan's Spanish expedition of 5 ships set sail to circumnavigate the Earth (returned 5 Sept 1522)

1675King Charles II and John Flamsteed lay the foundation stone of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich

1950"Sunset Boulevard", starring William Holden and Gloria Swanson, premieres at Radio City Music Hall

August 10th Historical Events
Date Event
612
Killing of Sinsharishkun, King of Assyrian Empire. Destruction of Nineveh. 
BC
AD
70
"2nd Temple" of Jews is set on fire (approx) 
610
In Islam, the traditional date of the Laylat al-Qadr, when Muhammad began to receive the Qur'an. 
654
Pope Eugene I elected to succeed Martinus I 
843
Treaty of Verdun: Brothers Lotharius I, Louis the German & Charles the Bare divide France 
955
Battle of Lechfeld: Otto I, King of the Germans defeats the Hungarian, ending 50 years of Magyar invasion of Western Europe. 
991
Battle of Maldon: English, led by Bryhtnoth, confront a band of inland-raiding Vikings near Maldon in Essex. The English are defeated and the story is immortalised in a well-known poem. 
1304
-11] Battle at Zierik Sea: Dutch & French fleet beat Flemish fleet 
1316
Second Battle of Athenry 
1461
Alfonso ed Espina, bishop of Osma urges for an Inquistion in Spain 
1497
John Cabot tells King Henry VII of his trip to "Asia" 
1500
Portuguese sea captain Diego Diaz is first European to sight Madagascar 
1511
Portugese troops occupy parts of Malacca 
1512
Battle at Brest: English fleet beats France 
1519
Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan's Spanish expedition of 5 ships set sail to circumnavigate the Earth (returned 5 Sept 1522) 
1557
Battle at St Quentin: Lamoraal of Egmont & Philibert beat France 
1566
Iconoclasm begins 
1585
English Queen Elizabeth I signs Treaty of Nonsuch: Aid for Netherlands 
1622
County Maine appended on John Mason/Fernandino Gorges 
1627
Cardinal Richelieu begins siege of La Rochelle 
1628
Wasa sinks at Stockholm, 50 killed 
1653
The Battle of Scheveningen, English fleet beats Dutch 
1664
Austria/Turkey signs Peace of Vásvár 
1675
King Charles II and John Flamsteed lay the foundation stone of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich 
1675
Portuguese-Jewish synagogue opens in Amsterdam 
1678
Netherlands & France sign peace treaty in Nijmegen 
1680
In New Mexico, Popé leads rebellion of Pueblo Indians against Spaniads 
1743
Earliest recorded prize fighting rules formulated 
1759
Carlos III becomes king of Spain 
1774
1st Surinam newspaper (1st Wednesday Suriname) begins publishing 
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" 
1787
Turkey declares war on Russia 
1792
Mobs in Paris attack palace of Louis XVI 
1793
Louvre palace officially opens in Paris as The Museum Central des Arts 
1809
Ecuador declares independence from Spain (National Day) 
1821
Missouri admitted as 24th US state 
1822
Antioch Syria, hit by Earthquake; about 20,000 die 
1827
Race riots in Cincinnati (1,000 blacks leave for Canada) 
1831
Former slave Nat Turner leads uprising against slavery 
1831
Hurricane hits Barbados; about 1,500 die 
1833
Chicago incorporates as a village of about 200 
1835
Mob of whites & oxen pulled black school to a swamp out of Canaan NH 
1846
US Act of Congress passes establishing the Smithsonian Institution, now world's largest museum and research complex 
1856
Hurricane washes away 2-300 revelers at Last Island, Louisiana 
1861
Battle of Wilson's Creek (Oak Hills) Missouri during US Civil War - General Lyon killed 
1862
Battle of Nueces River TX 
1866
Transatlantic cable laid-Pres Buchanan spoke to Queen Victoria 
1869
O B Brown patents moving picture projector 
1876
1st phone call between Brantford & Paris, Canada 
1877
Big Hole River: Col John Gibbon murders Nez-Perce indians 
1877
Phillies & Expos play a doubleheader that ends at 3:23 AM 
1885
Leo Daft opens America's 1st coml operated electric streetcar (Balt) 
1887
Excursion train crashes killing 101. (Chatsworth, Illinois) 
1888
NY Giant pitcher Tim Keefe sets a 19 game win streak record 
1889
Dan Rylands patents screw cap 
1893
Chinese deported from San Francisco under Exclusion Act 
1893
Rudolf Diesel's prime model internal combustion engine, a single 10-foot iron cylinder with a flywheel at its base, ran on its own power for the first time in Augsburg, Germany 
1895
1st Queen's Hall Promenade Concerto (Wagners "Rienzi") 
1897
Automobile Club of Great Britain established (now: Royal Automobile Club) 
1900
1st Davis Tennis Cup: USA beats British Isles at Longwood Cricket Club in Boston, Massachusetts (3-0) 
1901
Chicago White Sox Frank Isbell strands record 11 teammate base runners 
1904
Angelo G Roncalli (Pope John XXIII) becomes a priest 
1904
Dutch newspaper Volk fires gay journalist Jacob de Cock 
1904
Japanese fleet defeat Russians off Port Arthur 
1904
Higlanders Jack Chesbro ends string of 30 consecutive complete games 
1906
Pope Pius X bans Associations cults 
1907
Prince Scipone Borchesi wins Beijing to Paris, 7,500 mile auto rally 
1909
Algemeene Netherland Toonkunstenars Ver (ANTV) begins 
1911
Parliament Act reduces power of House of Lords 
1911
The Great Britain, the House of Commons votes on a salary - of £400 annually - for its members 
1913
2nd Balkan War ends, Treaty of Bucharest, Bulgaria loses 
1914
At Liege, German 12"/16.5" guns reach Belgian boundary 
1914
German battle cruiser Goeben reaches Dardanellen/Turkey joins Germany 
1914
German troops reconquer Mulhouse in Elzas 
1914
WWI: French fall back at Alsace 
1916
Turks annex Persian city Hamadan from Russia 
1919
Ukrainian National Army massacres 25 Jews in Podolia Ukraine 
1920
Allies recognize Poland, Czechoslovakia & Romania 
1920
Treaty of Sèvres (Allies & Turkey) 
1920
Turkish government renounces its claim to Israel, recognizes British mandate 
1921
FDR stricken with polio at summer home on Canadian Is of Campobello 
1925
Hurricane strikes Borculo, 4 die 
1926
Italian-Spanish peace treaty signed 
1929
Grover Alexander beats Phils 7-1 for his 373rd & last NL win 
1932
A 5.1-kg (11.2-pound) chondrite-type meteorite breaks into at least seven pieces and lands near the town of Archie in Cass County, Missouri. 
1934
Babe Ruth announces this is his final season as full time player 
1936
114°F (46°C) at Plain Dealing, Louisiana (state record) 
1936
120°F (49°C) at Ozark, Arkansas (state record) 
1938
119°F (48°C), Pendleton, Oregon (state record) 
1939
2nd Dutch De Geer government forms (1st with Social Democrats) 
1940
Prince Bernhard Fund forms 
1941
FDR & Churchill's 2nd meeting at Placentia Newfoundland 
1942
Gen B Montgomery becomes commandant British 8th leader in N Africa 
1943
Dutch submarine attacks Island Hertenbeest in NW Bali 
1943
Gen Patton calls injured soldier "cowardly" 
1943
Hitler watches lynching of allied pilots 
1944
Braves Red Barrett throws only 58 pitches to shut out Cin Reds 2-0 
1944
Race riots in Athens Alabama 
1944
US recaptures Guam from Japanese 
1944
US/French offensive at Alencon 
1945
Japan announces willingness to surrender to Allies provided status of Emperor Hirohito remained unchanged 
1948
ABC enters network TV at 7 PM (WJZ, NY) 
1948
Allen Funt's "Candid Camera" TV debut on ABC 
1948
Bradman scores 133* Aust v Lancashire, 216 mins, 17 fours 
1948
WABC TV channel 7 in New York, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1949
Ezzard Charles TKOs Gus Lesnevich in 8 for heavyweight boxing title 
1949
Natl Military Establishment renamed Dept of Defense 
1950
"Sunset Boulevard", starring William Holden and Gloria Swanson, premieres at Radio City Music Hall 
1952
Louise Suggs wins LPGA All American Women Golf Tournament 
1954
Neth Indonesian Union breaks up 
1954
Sir Gordon Richards retires as a jockey with record 4,870 wins 
1954
At Massena, New York, the groundbreaking ceremony for the St. Lawrence Seaway is held. 
1956
23rd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Cleveland 26, All-Stars 0 (75,000) 
1957
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1958
Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Macktown Golf Open 
1960
Discoverer 13 launched into orbit; returned 1st object from space 
1960
Nicolaas Jouwe forms PANA in New-Guinea 
1961
UK applies for membership of the European Common Market 
1962
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
1964
WJSP TV channel 28 in Columbus, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1965
Joe Engle in X-15 reaches 82 km 
1966
1st lunar orbiter launched by US 
1966
Daylight meteor seen from Utah to Canada. Only known case of a meteor entering Earth's atmosphere & leaving it again 
1968
Race riot in Miami, Chicago & Little Rock 
1968
Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Concord Golf Open 
1969
Don Sutton breaks his 13-game losing streak to Cubs with a 4-2 win 
1969
Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Stroh's-WBLY Golf Open 
1970
Jim Morrison is tried in Miami on "lewd & lascivious behavior" 
1970
British Home Secretary Reginald Maulding threatens to impose direct rule on Northern Ireland if the agreed reform measures are not carried out 
1971
16 baseball researchers form Society for American Baseball Research 
1971
Twins' Harmon Killebrew is 10th to amass 500 HRs, & adds his 501st 
1971
During the internment round-up operation in west Belfast, the Parachute Regiment kill 11 unarmed civilians in what became known as the Ballymurphy massacre 
1972
1 million kg meteorite grazes atmosphere above Canada 
1972
Paul & Linda McCartney are arrested in Sweden on drug possession 
1973
1st BART train travels thru transbay tube to Montgomery St Station 
1974
Judy Rankin wins LPGA Colgate-European American Golf Open 
1975
57th PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 276 at Firestone Akron 
1975
David Frost purchases exclusive rights to interview Nixon 
1976
A Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteer is shot dead by the British Army as he drove along a road in Belfast; his car then went out of control and killed 3 children, sparking a series of "peace rallies" throughout the month by a group that became known as 'Peace People' 
1977
US & Panamana sign Panama Canal Zone accord 
1977
USSR performs (underground) nuclear test 
1977
Postal employee David Berkowitz arrested in Yonkers NY, accused of being "Son of Sam" 44 caliber killer 
1977
About 100 White sympathisers joined evicted Black squatters in a protest against the demolition of shanty dwellings outside Cape Town, South Africa 
1978
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
1979
Ecuador adopts its constitution 
1979
Wings release "Getting Closer" & "Baby's Request" 
1980
62nd PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 274 at Oak Hill NY 
1980
8th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Pat Bradley 
1980
Allen, most powerful hurricane in Caribbean hits Brownsville, Tx 
1981
Coca-Cola Bottling Co agrees to pump $34 million into black business 
1981
Pete Rose, 3,631 career hit, breaks Stan Musial's NL hit record 
1981
Richard Nixon Museum in San Clemente closes 
1984
Mary Decker trips on heel of Zola Budd during 3,000m Olympic run 
1985
Oakland A's Dave Kingman is 21st to hit 400 HRs (off Matt Young at Seattle) 
1985
Michael Jackson buys ATV Music (every Beatle song) for $47 million 
1985
Uno Lindstron of Sweden juggles a soccer ball 13.11 miles 
1986
"Me & My Girl" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 1420 performances 
1986
Betsy King wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic 
1986
Billy Martin Day, his uniform number 1 retired 
1986
Marquis Theater opens at 1535 Broadway NYC 
1986
Pitcher Bob Forsch grand slams to lead Cards to a 5-4 win over Pirates 
1987
Flight Readiness Firing of Discovery's main engines is successfully 
1987
Kevin Gross is 2nd pitcher in 8 days to be ejected for scuffing ball 
1988
Matt Biondi swims world record 100m free style (48.42 sec) 
1988
Rodrigo Borja installed as president of Ecuador 
1988
UN estimates Asia's population hits 3 billion 
1989
A's bat out of order against White Sox in 3rd inning 
1989
Australia 0-301 at end of day one, 5th Test Cricket at Trent Bridge 
1990
US's Magellan spacecraft lands on Venus 
1990
The Massacre of more than 127 Muslims in North East Sri Lanka by paramilitaries. 
1991
"A Little Night Music" closes at New York State NYC after 7 perfs 
1991
NFL sportscaster Paul Maquire suffers a heart attack at 53 
1992
Satellite TOPEX/Poseidon launched 
1992
Soyuz TM-15 lands 
1993
Charlotte Anne Lopez, 16, of Vermont, crowned 11th Miss Teen USA 
1993
An earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter Scale hits the South Island of New Zealand. 
1994
Last British troops leave Hong Kong (been there since Sept 1841) 
1995
Dodgers leading 2-1 in 9th forfeit game to Cards, fans become unruly 
1996
Bob Dole picks Jack Kemp as his Republican VP running mate 
1996
Dare & Go ends Cigars record tying victory streak at 16 
1996
Parlisha Williams (Louisiana) crowned Ms Black USA Metroplex 
1996
Yanks lose ending 3rd best home series victory streak at 24 
1997
36th Walker Cup: US, 18-6 
1997
Anaheim Angels Tony Phillips arrested for purchasing cocaine 
1997
Atlanta Braves sign Greg Maddux to record 5 year, $575 Million deal 
1997
Deb Richard wins LPGA Friendly's Classic 
1997
Northville Long Island Senior Golf Classic 
1997
Vijay Singh of Fiji wins Buick Open at the Warwick Hills Golf 
1998
The Royal Proclamation of HRH Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah as the Crown Prince of Brunei. 
2001
US and UK reject a proposal by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to permit the Iraqi government to use $1 billion per year to fund infrastructure improvements and to increase oil production capacity 
2003
The highest temperature ever recorded in the UK - 38.5°C (101.3°F) in Kent . It is the first time the UK has recorded a temperature over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. 
2006
Scotland Yard disrupts major terrorist plot to destroy aircraft travelling from the United Kingdom to the United States. All toiletries are banned from commercial airplanes. 
2008
90th PGA Championship: Pádraig Harrington shoots a 277 at Oakland Hills Country Club 
2013
6 people are killed after Paluweh volcano erupts in Indonesia 
2013
16 Royal Guardsmen are killed in a bus accident in Al Hoceima, Morocco 
2016
Politics|Donald Trump Suggests 'Second Amendment People' Could Act Against Hillary Clinton 
2016
US wins men's 4x200m freestyle relay, Phelps takes 21st gold 
2016
Olympics-Swimming-Phelps wins 200m butterfly for 20th gold 
2016
Trump suggests "Second Amendment people" could deal with "SCOTUS picks" 
2016
NRA launches $3 million anti-Clinton ad buy 
2017
3 dead in machete attack on Kenya vote tallying centre on coast 
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