Daily Calendar for Monday, August 10, 2020

Born

  • 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)

Died

  • 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)

Events

  • 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

Weather

  • 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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