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Notable Historical Events for August 10th

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

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

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

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

1943Hitler watches lynching of allied pilots

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

1831Former slave Nat Turner leads uprising against slavery

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on August 10th

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

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

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)

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Notable Weddings on August 10th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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