July 10 in Pop Culture History

July 10 History, Trivia and Fun Facts

July 10 History Highlights

  • What what was the 44th US state? That would be Wyoming, joining July 10, 1890.
  • 1962 – Telstar was launched
  • 1991 – Boris Yeltsin took the oath as President of Russia.
  • If you were born on July 10th,
    You were likely conceived the week of… October 17th (prior year)

Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla was brought into the world on July 10, 1856, in the town of Smiljan, Serbia (present-day Croatia). Tesla contemplated math and physical science at the Technical University of Graz and theory at the University of Prague.

In 1882, while on a walk, he thought of the thought for a brushless AC engine, making the main portrayals of its pivoting electromagnets in the sand of the way. Soon thereafter he moved to Paris and found a new line of work fixing direct current (DC) power plants with the Continental Edison Company.

Nikola Tesla and Edison

Tesla showed up in New York in 1884 and was recruited as a designer at Thomas Edison’s Manhattan base camp. He worked there for a year, intriguing Edison with his tirelessness and resourcefulness. At a certain point, Edison disclosed to Tesla he would pay $50,000 for an improved plan for his DC dynamos. Following quite a while of experimentation, Tesla introduced an answer and requested the cash. Edison disputed, saying, “Tesla, you don’t comprehend our American humor.” Tesla quit before long.

Nikola Tesla and Westinghouse

After an ineffective endeavor to begin his own Tesla Electric Light Company and a stretch burrowing ditches for $2 per day, Tesla devoted his time to the study of rotating electric flow. In 1887 and 1888 he was conceded in excess of 30 licenses for his developments and welcome to address the American Institute of Electrical Engineers on his work. His talk grabbed the eye of George Westinghouse, the designer who had dispatched the main alternating current (AC) power framework close to Boston and was Edison’s significant rival in the “Skirmish of the Currents.”

Westinghouse recruited Tesla, authorized the licenses for his AC engine, and gave him his own lab. Meanwhile, Edison had the state of New York execute an elephant who killed a man via AC to show how dangerous it was, in a very public spectacle.

During the 1890s Tesla imagined electric oscillators, meters, improved lights, and the high-voltage transformer known as the Tesla loop. He additionally tried different things with X-beams, gave short-range exhibits of radio correspondence two years before Guglielmo Marconi, and guided a radio-controlled boat around a pool in Madison Square Garden. Together, Tesla and Westinghouse lit the 1891 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago and collaborated with General Electric to introduce AC generators at Niagara Falls, making that the principal current force station.

He is best known for designing the modern alternating current electricity supply system, although he died almost penniless in New York City in 1943.

July 10 is…

Don’t Step on a Bee Day
National Kitten Day
National Piña Colada Day
Nikola Tesla Day
Pick Blueberries Day
Teddy Bear Picnic Day

July 10 Birthday Quotes

“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”
– Nikola Tesla

“Do the best you can, and then to hell with it!”
– Eunice Kennedy Shriver

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.”
– David Brinkley

“I was so good at boxing because I worked hard. I worked harder than anybody. When other boxers used to box in the gym, three or four rounds, I used to box 10-20 rounds.”
– Jake LaMotta

“Be alone, that is the secret of invention; be alone, that is when ideas are born.”
– Nikola Tesla

“I have a lot of friends who get up most mornings and go to jobs they absolutely hate. I don’t think that’s what life is about and I’m so fortunate that I actually love what I do.”
– Jerry Herman

“Washington, D.C. is a city filled with people who believe they are important.”
– David Brinkley

July 10 Birthdays

1839 – Adolphus Busch, German brewer, co-founded Anheuser-Busch (died in 1913)
1856 – Nikola Tesla, Serbian-American physicist and engineer (died in 1943)
1871 – Marcel Proust, French novelist, critic, and essayist (died in 1922)
1882 – Ima Hogg, American society leader, philanthropist, patron of the arts (died in 1975)
1905 – Mildred Benson, American journalist and author (died in 2002)
1905 – Thomas Gomez, American actor (died in 1971)
1920 – David Brinkley, American journalist (died in 2003)
1921 – Eunice Kennedy Shriver, American activist, co-founded the Special Olympics (died in 2009)
1922 – Jean Kerr, American author and playwright (died in 2003)
1922 – Jake LaMotta, American boxer and actor (died in 2017)
1926 – Fred Gwynne, American actor (died in 1993)
1927 – David Dinkins, American politician, 106th Mayor of New York City
1931 – Jerry Herman, American composer and songwriter (died in 2019)
1933 – Jumpin’ Gene Simmons, American rockabilly singer-songwriter (died in 2006)
1939 – Mavis Staples, American singer
1943 – Arthur Ashe, American tennis player and journalist (died in 1993)
1945 – Ron Glass, American actor (died in 2016)
1947 – Arlo Guthrie, American singer-songwriter
1954 – Neil Tennant, English singer-songwriter
1958 – Béla Fleck, American banjo player and songwriter
1972 – Sofía Vergara, Colombian-American actress and model
1980 – Adam Petty, American race car driver (died in 2000)
1980 – James Rolfe, American actor, director, and producer
1980 – Jessica Simpson, American singer-songwriter and actress
1988 – Heather Hemmens, American actress
2001 – Isabela Moner, American actress

July 10 History

1553 – Lady Jane Grey began her 9-day reign on the throne of England.

1892 – The first concrete-paved street was built, on Court Avenue, around the Logan County Court House, in Bellefontaine, Ohio.

1913 – Death Valley, California, hits 134 °F (57 °C), the highest temperature recorded in the United States.

1921 – (Sunday) Bloody Sunday: Sixteen people were killed and 161 houses destroyed during rioting and gun battles in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

1925 – In Dayton, Tennessee, the Monkey Trial began with John T. Scopes, a high school science teacher accused of teaching the theory of evolution in violation of the Butler Act. The law was repealed on May 17, 1967.

1938 – Howard Hughes set a record by completing a 91-hour airplane flight around the world.

1950Your Hit Parade debuted on NBC.

1961 – #1 Hit July 10, 1961 – August 27, 1961: Bobby Lewis – Tossin’ and Turnin’

1962 – The patent (#3,043,625) was issued to Nils Bohlen, for the three-point car seat-belt.

1962 – Telstar, the world’s first communications satellite, was launched into orbit. An instrumental pop tune by The Tornadoes titled after the event reached #1 on the Billboard Pop Music Chart.

1965 – #1 Hit July 10, 1965 – August 6, 1965: The Rolling Stones – (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

1966Ultraman debuted in Japan

1976 – #1 Hit July 10, 1976 – July 23, 1976: Starland Vocal Band – Afternoon Delight

1978 – World News Tonight premiered on ABC.

1991 – Boris Yeltsin took office as the first elected President of Russia.

1993 – #1 Hit July 10, 1993 – July 23, 1993: SWV – Weak

2004 – #1 Hit July 10, 2004 – July 23, 2004: Fantasia – I Believe

Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts

I’m looking at my ceiling – not saying it’s the greatest ceiling in the world… but it’s up there.

Sitting Bull – Real Name: Tatanka Iyotanka

A character can spot a loved one in a crowd of 20,000 people instantly. #moviecliches

We can’t find Happiness . . . But, we can make it.

The sentence “I can’t breath.” is probably one of the least spoken lines in history.

The original ‘Most Interesting Man in the World’ was actor Jonathan Goldsmith.

Many animals probably need glasses, but nobody knows it.

Congratulate a single male performer with “Bravo!”

“You guys on MySpace, or…?” – Francis the Driver in Superbad #moviequotes

“Zip”in “Zip Code” stands for Zone Improvement Plan.

A group of Trout is called a Hover.

I’ve always hated calling our galaxy “The Milky Way”. Maybe after the Andromeda merger, we’ll come up with a better one.

What does this button do? #famouslastwords

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