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 This day in History - October 10
434 Historic Events for October 10
1943

Chiang Kai-shek takes oath of office as president of China

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1943

Denis D'Ell, [Dennis Dalziel], rocker

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1944

Christopher N Dlamini, South African union/SACP-leader

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1944

Adm Halsey's Task Force 30 bombs Okinawa, 700 die

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1944

US takes Okinawa

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1944

Stephen Scott, composer

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1944

Renier S Schoeman, S Afr MP (NP)/journalist

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1945

Detroit Tigers beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 3 in 42nd World Series

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1945

Alan Cartwright, rocker (Procul Harum)

Birth
1946

John Prine, Maywood Ill, country singer (Hello in There)

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1946

Peter Mahvolich, NHL star (Mont Canadiens)

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1946

Charles Dane, England, actor (Plenty, Jewel in the Crown)

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1946

Ben Vereen, Miami Fla, actor/dancer (Pippin, Roots, Webster)

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1946

Max Frisch' "Die Chinesische Mauer," premieres in Zurich

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1946

Franco Malerba, Genoa Italy, astronaut (STS 46)

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1947

Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "Allegro," premieres in NYC

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1947

Alan Rachins, Cambridge Mass, actor (Douglas-LA Law)

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1947

"Allegro" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 318 performances

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1948

Rosemary Casals, SF Calif, tennis doubles (5X Wimbledon) [or Sep 16]

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1948

Then record 86,288 see game 5 of World Series in Cleveland

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1948

Greg Lake, rocker

Birth
1949

Lance Cairns, cricketer (big-hitting NZ medium-pace bowler)

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1949

3rd NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-1 at Toronto

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1949

Greg Douglas, rocker (Steve Miller Band-Abracadabra)

Birth
1949

Jessica Harper, Chicago IL, actress (Inserts, Stardust Memories)

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