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Today in History - October 10th
1780 - On this day in history, the Great Hurricane of 1780 killed 20,000 to 30,000 in the Caribbean.
1802 - The first settlement not of native-American origin happened in Oklahoma, today in history.
1845 - On this day in history, The Naval School (now called US Naval Academy) opened at Annapolis.
1857 - The American Chess Association formed in NYC, today in history.
1889 - On this day in history, Barnard College was founded.
1941 - Today in history, The Royal Air Force bombarded the Greek Port of Piraeus and prevented German heavy-armor advancement.
1942 - On this day in history, 1,300 Austrian Jews were transported to camp Theresienstadt.
1957 - President Eisenhower apologized to finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbdemah, after he was refused service in a Dover, DE, restaurant.
1957 - Today in history, The Windscale fire in Cumbria, UK became the world's first major nuclear accident.
1958 - US performed nuclear test at Nevada Test Site, on this day in history; USSR performed nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR.
1959 - Pan Am began regular flights around World, on this day in history.
1965 - Today in history, "Vinland Map" was introduced by Yale University as being the first known map of America, drawn about 1440 by Norse explorer Lief Eriksson.
1973 - On this day in history, VP Spiro T. Agnew pleaded no contest to tax evasion and resigned.
SCIENCE, PATENTS, INVENTIONS - Today in History, October 10th
1865 - Today in history, John Hyatts patented the billiard ball.
1899 - On this day in history, IR Johnson patented the bicycle frame.
1933 - Today in history, the first synthetic detergent, "Dreft" by Procter & Gamble, went on sale.
2012 - Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka won the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for work on G protein-coupled receptors.
CULTURE, LIFESTYLE - Today in History, October 10th
1886 - On this day in history, the first dinner jacket (tuxedo) was worn to autumn ball at Tuxedo Park, NY.
1935 - Today in history, "Porgy & Bess," by George Gershwin, premiered in NYC.
1947 - On this day in history, Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical "Allegro" premiered in NYC.
SPORTS - Today in History, October 10th
1916 - Today in history, in Game 3, Charlie Ebbets became the first owner to raise the price of World Series grandstand seats to $5 (up from $3).
1923 - On this day in history, The NY Giants & NY Yankees became the first teams to play each other for 3 consecutive World Series --also played for the first time at Yankee Stadium.
FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS - October 10th
1813 - Today in history, Giuseppe Verdi, was born in Busseto, First French Empire, to become a legendary Italian composer (La Donna è Mobile - Rigoletto), (d. 1901)
1830 - On this day in history, Isabella II, Queen of Spain (1833-68) was born. She went on to endorse and patronize Christopher Columbus on his voyages to the New World.
1973 - Today in history, Mario Lopez was born in San Diego California, to become teen actor (A C Slater-Saved by the Bell).
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