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Notable Historical Events for August 10th

1986Betsy King wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic

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

1831Former slave Nat Turner leads uprising against slavery

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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Notable Birthdays on August 10th

1898Jack Haley [John Joseph], Boston, Massachusetts, American actor (The Wizard of Oz, Ford Star Revue)

1967Riddick Bowe, Brooklyn New York, HW boxing champ (Olympic-silver-1988)

1959Rosanna Arquette, NYC, actress (Desperately Seeking Susan, After Hour)

1874Herbert Hoover, West Branch Iowa, (R) 31st US President (1929-1933), (d. 1964)

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Notable Weddings on August 10th

2000Lead vocalist Dave Matthews (33) weds Jennifer Ashley Harper

1946Playwright Moss Hart (41) weds singer and actress Kitty Carlisle (35)

1933Actress Hedy Lamarr (19) weds Hirtenberger Patronen-Fabrik chairman Friedrich Mandl (33)

1848Inventor Samuel Morse (57) weds Sarah Elizabeth Griswold in Utica, New York

2002Academy 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

1969Economist Robert F. Engle (26) weds psychologist Marianne Eger

1941Actor Jackie Coogan (26) weds actress Flower Parry in Gardnerville, Nevada

1912British literary figure (author of "To the Lighthouse") Virginia Woolf (30) weds political theorist Leonard Woolf (31)

August 10th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on August 10th

1945Robert H. Goddard, American rocket pioneer, dies at 62

2002Michael Houser, American guitarist (Widespread Panic) (b. 1962)

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