History of 10 August
1914 – Austria-Hungary invaded Russia.
1921 – Franklin D. Roosevelt was stricken with polio.
1927 – Mount Rushmore was formally dedicated. The individual faces of the presidents were dedicated later.
1944 – U.S. forces defeated the remaining Japanese resistance on Guam.
1945 – The day after the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan announced they would surrender. The only condition was that the status of Emperor Hirohito would remain unchanged.
1947 – William Odom completed an around-the-world flight. He set the solo record by completing the flight in 73 hours and 5 minutes.
1948 – On ABC, “Candid Camera” made its TV debut. The original title was “Candid Microphone.”
1949 – In the U.S., the National Military Establishment had its name changed to the Department of Defense.
1954 – Construction began on the St. Lawrence Seaway.
1965 – In Austin, TX, a fire burned part of the 20th floor of the 27-story University of Texas main building. A collection that contained items once owned by escape artist Harry Houdini and circus magnate P. T. Barnum was damaged by smoke and water.
1971 – Harmon Killebrew (Minnesota Twins) got his 500th and 501st home runs of his major league baseball career.
1973 – Arnold Palmer did not make the cut for the final two rounds of the PGA Golf Championship. It was the first time in his career.
1981 – Pete Rose hit a single and broke the National League all-time hit record with his 3,631 hits.
1988 – U.S. President Reagan signed a measure that provided $20,000 payments to Japanese-Americans who were interned by the U.S. government during World War II.
1993 – A massive deficit-reduction bill was signed into law by U.S. President Bill Clinton.
1994 – U.S. President Clinton claimed presidential immunity when he asked a federal judge to dismiss, at least for the time being, a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by Paula Corbin Jones.
1995 – Norma McCorvey, “Jane Roe” of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, announced that she had joined the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue.
1999 – Near an India-Pakistan border area an Indian fighter jet shot down a Pakistani naval aircraft. Sixteen people were killed.
2003 – Ekaterina Dmitriev and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko were married. Malenchenko was about 240 miles above the earth in the international space station. It was the first-ever marriage from space.
2009 – Twenty people are killed in Handlová, Trencin Region, in the deadliest mining disaster in Slovakia’s history.
2012 – The Marikana massacre begins near Rustenburg, South Africa, resulting in the deaths of 47 people.
2014 – Forty people are killed when Sepahan Airlines Flight 5915 crashes at Tehran’s Mehrabad Airport.
2018 – A shooting occurs in Fredericton, New Brunswick, killing four people, including two police officers.
2018 – A Horizon Airlines Bombardier Q400 crashes on Ketron Island, Washington after being stolen by a mechanic. Oregon National Guard F-15 fighter jets intercepted the plane, but the pilot deliberately crashed before they could shoot it down.
2018 – anti-government protest takes place in Victory Square, in Bucharest, Romania. However, towards the end of the protest, the protesters are attacked by the Gendarmerie, leading to 452 injuries.
Celebrating Birthday Today
- 1981 – Taufik Hidayat, Indonesian badminton player
- 1982 – John Alvbage, Swedish footballer
- 1982 – Josh Anderson, American baseball player
- 1982 – Julia Melim, Brazilian actress
- 1983 – Kyle Brown, American soccer player
- 1983 – C. B. Dollaway, American mixed martial artist
- 1983 – Hector Faubel, Spanish motorcycle racer
- 1983 – Alexander Perezhogin, Russian ice hockey player
- 1983 – Mathieu Roy, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1984 – Ryan Eggold, American actor and composer
- 1984 – Mokomichi Hayami, Japanese model, and actor
- 1984 – Jigar Naik, English cricketer
- 1985 – Melissa Barrera, American television host
- 1985 – Enrico Cortese, Italian footballer
- 1985 – Roy O’Donovan, Irish footballer
- 1985 – Kakuryu Rikisaburo, Mongolian sumo wrestler
- 1985 – Julia Skripnik, an Estonian tennis player
- 1986 – Andrea Hlavackova, a Czech tennis player
- 1987 – Jim Bakkum, Dutch singer, and actor
- 1987 – Ari Boyland, New Zealand actor, and singer
- 1989 – Sam Gagner, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1989 – Ben Sahar, Israeli footballer
- 1989 – Brenton Thwaites, Australian actor
- 1990 – Cruze Ah-Nau, Australian rugby player
- 1990 – Lucas Till, American actor
- 1991 – Marcus Foligno, American-Canadian ice hockey player
- 1991 – Chris Tremain, Australian cricketer
- 1991 – Dagny Brynjarsdottir, Icelandic footballer
- 1991 – Nikos Korovesis, Greek footballer
- 1992 – Chanel Simmonds, South African tennis player
- 1992 – Oliver Rowland, English race car driver
- 1992 – Go Ah-sung, South Korean actress
- 1993 – Andre Drummond, American basketball player
- 1993 – Yuto Nakajima, Japanese actor, dancer, model, singer, and idol
- 1993 – Shin Hye-Jeong, South Korean singer
- 1994 – Bernardo Silva, Portuguese footballer
- 1997 – Kylie Jenner, American television personality and model