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 This day in History - August 10
435 Historic Events for August 10
1979

Wings release "Getting Closer" and "Baby's Request"

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1979

Ecuador adopts its constitution

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1980

Allen, most powerful hurricane in Caribbean hits Brownsville, Tx

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1980

8th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Pat Bradley

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1980

62nd PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 274 at Oak Hill NY

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1981

Pete Rose, 3,631 career hit, breaks Stan Musial's NL hit record

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1981

Richard Nixon Museum in San Clemente closes

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1981

Coca-Cola Bottling Co agrees to pump $34 million into black business

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1984

Mary Decker trips on heel of Zola Budd during 3,000m Olympic run

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1985

Uno Lindstron of Sweden, juggles a soccer ball 13.11 miles

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1985

A's Dave Kingman is 21st to hit 400 HRs (off Matt Young at Seattle)

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1985

Kenny Backer, comedian (Time Bandits), dies of a heart attack at 72

Death
1985

Michael Jackson buys ATV Music (every Beatle songs) for $47« million

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1986

Betsy King wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic

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1986

Pitcher Bob Forsch grand slams to lead Cards to a 5-4 win over Pirates

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1986

Marquis Theater opens at 1535 Broadway NYC

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1986

Billy Martin Day, his uniform number 1 retired

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1986

"Me and My Girl" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 1420 performances

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1987

Flight Readiness Firing of Discovery's main engines is successfully

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1987

Kevin Gross is 2nd pitcher in 8 days to be ejected for scuffing ball

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1987

Calvin Culver, actor (Score), dies

Death
1987

Clara Peller, actress (Where's the Beef), dies at 86

Death
1987

I W Able, CEO (United Steel Workers of America, 1965-77), dies at 87

Death
1987

Raquel Torres, actress (Duck Soup, Sea Bat), dies

Death
1988

Adela Rogers St John, journalist (Free Soul, Honeycomb), dies at 94

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