AUGUST 10 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1737 – Anton Losenko the Russian painter was born on the 10th August 1737 (died 1773).

1793 – The Musée du Louvre was officially opened in Paris, France on the 10th August 1793.

1821 – Missouri was admitted as the 24th U.S. state on the 10th August 1821.

1814 – Henri Nestlé the German businessman and founder of Nestlé was born on the 10th August 1814 (died 1890).

1928 – Gus Mercurio the American-Australian actor was born on the 10th August 1928 (died 2010).

1932 – A 5.1 kilograms (11 lb) chondrite-type meteorite broke into about 7 pieces and landed near the town of Archie in Cass County, Missouri on the 10th August 1932.

1941 – Susan Dorothea White the Australian painter and sculptor was born on the 10th August 1941.

1943 – Jimmy Griffin the American singer-songwriter and guitarist from Bread was born on the 10th August 1943 (died 2005).

1947 – Ian Anderson the Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist from Jethro Tull was born on the 10th August 1947.

1948 – Candid Camera made its television debut on the 10th August 1948, after being on radio for a year as Candid Microphone.

1961 – 1st use in Vietnam War of the Agent Orange on the 10th August 1961, by the U.S. Army.

1961 – Jon Farriss the Australian drummer from INXS was born on the 10th August 1961.

1968 – Michael Bivins the American singer from New Edition was born on the 10th August 1968.

1983Chris Hemsworth the Australian actor was born on the 10th August 1983.

1990 – The Magellan space probe reached Venus on the 10th August 1990.

1997 – Kylie Jenner the American model was born on the 10th August 1997.

2003 – The highest temperature in the United Kingdom was recorded at 38.5 °C (101.3 °F) on the 10th August 2003, in Kent, England.

2003 – Yuri Malenchenko became the 1st person to marry in space on the 10th August 2003..

2012 ~ Australia won a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics on the 10th day of August in 2012, making a total of 7 gold medals. Australia’s 470 dinghy sailors Malcolm Page and Mathew Belcher won Australia’s 3rd Olympic Regatta gold medal. See the Herald Sun Olympic news story: Malcolm Page and Mathew Belcher have won the gold medal in the men’s 470 sailing 

Australian 470 dinghy sailors Malcolm Page & Mathew Belcher celebrating gold medal win 2012 London Olympics sailing regatta Herald Sun news website
Australian 470 dinghy sailors Malcolm Page & Mathew Belcher celebrating winning a gold medal for Australia at the 2012 London Olympics (London Now: Olympic News at www.HeraldSun.com.au)
Mathew Belcher & Malcolm Page Sailing Men's 470 Class medals Australian Gold Medallist stamps 2012 London Olympics 60cent postage stamp collectable souvenir
Men’s 470 Class Sailing winners, Mathew Belcher & Malcolm Page Australian Gold Medallist stamp by Australia Post (2012 London Olympics)

The stamp featured above is available from Australia Post

View the FULL MEDAL TALLY for the 2012 London Olympics  www.Londontracker.HeraldSun.com.au/schedule-and-results

2012 London Olympics Top 10 Medal Tally ladder gold silver bronze Australia No.9 August 11th
Australia No.9 in the World on the 2012 London Olympics Top 10 Medal Tally (Herald Sun London Tracker schedule & results)

Today in History for August 10th ~ video presented by the Associated Press… 

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