OCTOBER 10 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1684 – Antoine Watteau the French painter was born on the 10th October 1684 (d. 1721).

1731 – Henry Cavendish the British scientist was born on the 10th October 1731(d. 1810).

1889 – Han van Meegeren the Dutch painter, portraitist and art forger was born on the 10th October 1889 (d. 1947).

1917 – Thelonious Monk the American jazz pianist was born on the 10th October 1917 (d. 1982).

1940 – Winston Spencer-Churchill the British politician was born on the 10th October 1940 (d. 2010).

1953 – Midge Ure the Scottish musician and frontman of Ultravox, was born on the 10th October 1953.

1954 – David Lee Roth the American singer from Van Halen was born on the 10th October 1954.

1959 – Kirsty MacColl the English singer was born on the 10th October 1959 (d. 2000).

1960 – Eric Martin the American singer from Mr. Big was born on the 10th October 1960.

1964 – The 1964 Summer Olympics opening ceremony in Tokyo, Japan, was broadcast live in the 1st Olympic telecast relayed by geostationary communication satellite on the 10th October 1964.

1967 – The Outer Space Treaty signed by more than 60 nations, came into force on the 10th October 1967.

1970 – Fiji became independent on the 10th October 1970.

1991 – Gabriella Cilmi the Australian singer was born on the 10th October 1991.

1992Gabrielle Aplin the English singer & songwriter was born on the 10th October 1992.

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

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