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 This day in History - August 10
435 Historic Events for August 10
1944

US/French offensive at Alen‡on

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1944

Race riots in Athens Alabama

Event
1945

Larry Larden, rocker (Every Mother's Son)

Birth
1945

Robert H Goddard, US, rocket pioneer, dies at 62

Death
1945

Harry Thomas, Dutch founder (Schlager Festival Gay Party)

Birth
1945

Japan announces willingness to surrender to Allies provided status of Emperor Hirohito remained unchanged

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1947

Alan Ward, England cricket pace bowler (1969-76)

Birth
1947

Ian Anderson, Scotland, rocker (Jethro Tull-Bungle in the Jungle)

Birth
1948

Patti Austin, soul singer/actress (Real Me)

Birth
1948

WABC TV channel 7 in New York, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting

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1948

Pal Gerevich, Hungary, fencer (Olympic-bronze-1972, 80)

Birth
1948

E Ball-Hennings, writer, dies at 63

Death
1948

ABC enters network TV at 7 PM (WJZ, NY)

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1948

Allen Funt's "Candid Camera" TV debut on ABC

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1948

Bradman scores 133* Aust v Lancashire, 216 mins, 17 fours

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1949

Ezzard Charles TKOs Gus Lesnevich in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

Event
1949

Gene Johnson, Sugar Grove Pa, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle)

Birth
1949

Natl Military Establishment renamed Dept of Defense

Event
1950

Eric Braunn, rocker (Iron Butterfly)

Birth
1950

A L Harris, clinicaloncologist

Birth
1950

James Reynolds, Oskaloosa Ks, actor (Abe Carver-Days of our Lives)

Birth
1951

Maria Combs, LPGA golfer

Birth
1952

Louise Suggs wins LPGA All American Women Golf Tournament

Event
1952

Ashley Putnam, NYC, soprano (NY City Opera 1978)

Birth
1952

Nikolai Alekseyevich Pushenko, Russian lt-colonel/cosmonaut

Birth