Thursday, August 10, 2017
History for August 10 - On-This-Day.com
Herbert Clark Hoover (U.S.) 1874, Leo Fender 1909, Jimmy Dean 1928
Rocky Colavito 1933, Bobby Hatfield (The Righteous Brothers) 1940, Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) 1947
1846 - The Smithsonian Institution was chartered by the U.S. Congress. The "Nation's Attic" was made possible by $500,000 given by scientist Joseph Smithson.
1921 - Franklin D. Roosevelt was stricken with polio.
1927 - Mount Rushmore was formally dedicated. The individual faces of the presidents were dedicated later.
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."
1954 - Construction began on the St. Lawrence Seaway.
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.