August 10 in Pop Culture History

August 10 in Pop Culture History

1519 – Ferdinand Magellan set sail from Seville, Spain to circumnavigate the globe.

1675 – The foundation stone of the Royal Greenwich Observatory in London, England was laid.

1846 – The Smithsonian Institution was chartered by the United States Congress.

1873 – Louvre Museum opened in France.

1932 – An 11 pound chondrite-type meteorite broke into several pieces and landed near the town of Archie in Cass County, Missouri.

1941 – The Mount Rushmore memorial was dedicated.

1948 – Candid Camera made its television debut, after being on radio for a year as Candid Microphone.

1949 – The US Department of War was replaced with the United States Department of Defense.

1959 – #1 Hit August 10, 1959 – August 23, 1959: Elvis PresleyA Big Hunk o’ Love

1963 – #1 Hit August 10, 1963 – August 30, 1963: Little Stevie WonderFingertips (pt. II)

1966 – The US Treasury Department discontinued printing the $2 bill due to lack of demand.

1971 – The Society for American Baseball Research is founded in Cooperstown, New York.

1974 – #1 Hit August 10, 1974 – August 16, 1974: Roberta FlackFeel Like Makin’ Love

1977 – In Yonkers, New York, 24-year-old postal employee David Berkowitz (the “Son of Sam”) was arrested for a series of killings in the New York City.

1981- Pete Rose broke Stan Musial’s NL record by getting hit number 3,631.

1984 – Red Dawn, starring Patrick Swayze and Charlie Sheen, became the first-ever PG-13 movie to be released in theaters.

1985 – Michael Jackson paid $47.5 million for ATV Music, a catalog of the Beatles’ songs, which included 251 songs written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, beating Paul McCartney’s offer.

1986 – Me and My Girl (Broadway Musical) Opened on August 10, 1986 and Closed: December 31, 1989

1995 In the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing, Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols were indicted for the bombing. Michael Fortier pled guilty in a plea bargain for his testimony.

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Joe Hummel III