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Today in History - July 10 (1 Viewer)

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July 10
1890 - Wyoming became the 44th state.

1925 - Jury selection took place in Dayton, Tennessee, in the trial of John T. Scopes, charged with violating the law by teaching Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. (Scopes was convicted and fined, but the verdict was overturned on a technicality.)

1929 - American paper currency was reduced in size as the government began issuing bills that were approximately 25 percent smaller.

1940 - The Battle of Britain began during World War II.

1951 - Armistice talks to end the Korean War began at Kaesong.

1962 - The first active communications satellite, Telstar 1, was launched by NASA.

1973 - The Bahamas became independent from Britain.

1985 - The Greenpeace protest ship Rainbow Warrior was sunk with explosives in Auckland, New Zealand, by French intelligence agents; one activist was killed.

1985 - The Coca-Cola Company announced that it was bringing back the original formula and would call it "Coca-Cola Classic" after the massive negative reaction to "New Coke."

1989 - Mel Blanc, the "man of a thousand voices," including such cartoon characters as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Porky Pig, died in Los Angeles.

1991 - President George H.W. Bush lifted economic sanctions against South Africa.

1991 - Boris Yeltsin was sworn in as the first elected president of Russia.

1995 - Myanmar activist Aung San Suu Kyi was released after six years of house arrest.

2002 - The House approved, 310-113, a measure to allow airline pilots to carry guns in the cockpit to defend their planes against terrorists (President George W. Bush later signed the measure into law).

2003 - Spain opened its first mosque since the Moors were expelled in the early 1500s.

2015 - South Carolina removed the Confederate flag from its place of honor at the Statehouse after more than 50 years.

Birthdays
23 - Isabela Merced (actress)
26 - Yasmin Wijnaldum (model)
27 - Alba Baptista (actress)
28 - Moon Ga-young (actress)
31 - Perrie Edwards (singer)
34 - Emily Skeggs (actress)
44 - Jessica Simpson (actress/singer)
44 - Thomas Ian Nicholas (actor)
45 - Jackie Chung (actress)
48 - Adrian Grenier (actor)
50 - Nettie Stanley (reality star)
52- Sofia Vergara (actress)
53 - Erika Jayne (singer)
54 - Gary LeVox (singer)
59 - Alec Mapa (actor)
66 - Fiona Shaw (actress)
70 - Neil Tennant (singer)
70 - Andre Dawson (baseball player)
73 - Phyllis Smith (actress)
83 - Robert Pine (actor)

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Today in Sports History - July 10
1951 - Sugar Ray Robinson was defeated for only the second time in 133 fights as Randy Turpin took the middleweight crown.

1968 - Major League Baseball announces each league will split into two divisions beginning in the 1969 season.

1984 - Dwight ‘Doc’ Gooden (New York Mets) became the youngest player to appear in an All-Star Game as a pitcher. He was 19 years, 7 months, and 24 days old.

1999 - The United States defeated China on penalty kicks to win the women's World Cup championship at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.

2019 - Kawhi Leonard signs a three-year, $103 million contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.

2022 - Novak Djokovic ties a record by winning his seventh Wimbledon singles championship; the victory was also the 21st Grand Slam title of his career.
 

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