Today in History for 10th August 2018

Historical Events

1497 – John Cabot tells King Henry VII of his trip to “Asia”
1500 – Portuguese sea captain Diego Diaz is first European to sight Madagascar
1664 – Austria and the Ottoman Empire sign the Peace of Vásvár
1877 – Big Hole River: Col John Gibbon murders Nez-Perce indians
1977 – USSR performs (underground) nuclear test
1991 – NFL sportscaster Paul Maquire suffers a heart attack at 53

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Famous Birthdays

1821 – Jay Cooke, American financier (d. 1905)
1882 – Max Kowalski, composer
1908 – Gabrielle Keiller, collector/golfer
1946 – James Reynolds, American actor (Days of our Lives), born in Oskaloosa, Kansas
1977 – Aaron Kamin, American musician (The Calling)
1980 – Kaysar Ridha, Iraqi-American reality TV contestant

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Famous Deaths

794 – Fastrada, 3rd wife of French King Charles the Great, dies at 30
1886 – Eduard Grell, German composer, dies at 85
1904 – Pierre M Waldeck-Rousseau, French foreign minister (Dreyfus), dies
1934 – John Kane, Scottish/US miner/painter, dies at 73
1987 – I W Able, CEO (United Steel Workers of America, 1965-77), dies at 87
1991 – Josef Lipski, Polish politician, dies

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