Friday, August 10, 2018
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, Ronnie Spector 1947
1792 - King Louis XVI was taken into custody by mobs during the French Revolution. He was executed the following January after being put on trial for treason.
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.
1944 - U.S. forces defeated the remaining Japanese resistance on Guam.
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.
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.