Daily Calendar for Monday, August 10, 2020


  • James Wilson Morrice (artist) –
  • Herbert Hoover (31st U.S. president) –
  • Wolfgang Paul (physicist) –
  • Jimmy Dean (actor, singer, & businessman) –
  • Bobby Hatfield (one of the Righteous Brothers) –
  • Betsy Johnson (designer) –
  • Ian Anderson (musician) –
  • Rosanna Arquette (actress) –
  • Antonio Banderas (actor) –
  • Angie Harmon (actress) –


  • Otto Lilienthal (German aviator whose work made a significant contribution to the success of the Wright Brothers) –
  • Robert Goddard (rocket scientist) –
  • Isaac Hayes (singer & songwriter) –


  • Missouri, the second state to be created from the Louisiana Purchase, was admitted to the Union as the 24th state–
  • The Smithsonian Institution was established at the bequest of James Smithson; the reason for the bequest remains unknown–
  • Alexander Graham Bell received the first long-distance phone call in Brantford, Ontario, from his father who was 8 miles away in Paris, Ontario–
  • The Canadian Bill of Rights was enacted–
  • President Ronald Reagan signed the Civil Liberties Act of 1988–
  • Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg was sworn in as the 107th justice of the US Supreme Court–
  • First Earth/Space wedding. Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko, aboard the International Space Station (ISS), married Ekaterina Dmitriev, on Earth–
  • For the first time in Canada, a court ordered a man to give his ex-wife monthly support payments for their dog. The man was told to pay $200 a month in alimony towards the upkeep of the couples’ St. Bernard–


  • A tornado hit Coney Island, New York, causing extensive damage–
  • Frost was reported in Iowa and Chicago–
  • 101.3 degrees F in Kent, England–
  • -136 degrees F (-93.2 degrees C) recorded at the East Antarctic Plateau in Antarctica, making it the coldest temperature on Earth on record at the time–

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