JULY 10 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1856 – Nikola Tesla the Serbian-American physicist and engineer was born on the 10th July 1856 (died 1943).

1911 – The Royal Australian Navy was established by HM King George V of Australia on the 10th day of July in 1911.

1913 – Death Valley in California hit 134 °F (56.7 °C) on the 10th day of July in 1913, making it the highest temperature ever recorded in the United States.

1921 Harvey Ball  the American commercial artist, and designer of the smiley was born on the 10th day of July in 1921 (died in 2001 aged 79). The smiley became an enduring and notable international icon.

1938 – Howard Hughes set a new record by completing a 91 hour airplane flight around the world on the 10th day of July in 1938.

1943 – Arthur Ashe the American tennis player was born on the 10th July 1943 (died 1993)

1949 – Greg Kihn the American singer-songwriter and guitarist from The Greg Kihn Band was born on the 10th July 1949.

1954 – Neil Tennant the British singer-songwriter and musician from Pet Shop Boys was born on the 10th July 1954.

1962 – Telstar was launched into orbit on the 10th day of July in 1962, making it the world’s first communications satellite.

1965Claudia Christian the American actress, writer, singer, musician and director was born on the 10th July 1965.

1970 ~ Adam Hills the Australian comedian and television presenter was born in Sydney on the 10th July 1970. Adam Hills official website: www.AdamHills.com | Adam Hills Facebook: www.facebook.com/officialAdamHills | See Adam Hills HAPPYiSM Melbourne International Comedy Festival show 2014 | YouTube video: Adam Hills ~ Magazines: Performed at the Melbourne Comedy Festival 2005…

1977 – Schapelle Corby the Australian convicted drug smuggler was born on the 10th July 1977.

1980 – Jessica Simpson the American singer-songwriter, actress, and fashion designer was born on the 10th July 1980.

1985 – Rainbow Warrior the Greenpeace vessel, was bombed and sunk in Auckland by French DGSE agents on the 10th day of July in 1985.

1997 – The African Eve was placed at 100,000 to 200,000 years ago, when London scientists reported the findings of the DNA analysis of a Neanderthal skeleton, on the 10th day of July in 1997. This finding supported the “out of Africa theory” of human evolution.

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

 

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