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October 10th In Pop Culture History

October 10 annually (fiction) Predators hunt Xenomorphs on Earth, Aliens vs. Predator, Film

1780 - The Great Hurricane of 1780 killed 20,000 to 30,000 people in the Caribbean region.

1845 - In Annapolis, Maryland, the Naval School (now the United States Naval Academy) opened.

1871 - The Great Chicago Fire finally dissipated.

1871 - Tau Epsilon Phi was founded at Columbia University (other organizations did not allow Jewish members)

1918 - The Cloquet Fire, northern Minnesota, USA

1953 - #1 Hit October 10, 1953 - November 20, 1953: Stan Freberg - St. George And The Dragonet

1957 - The finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbedemah, was refused service in a Howard Johnson's restaurant in Dover, Delaware. It was a bit of an international incident. He later was invited to dine with US President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

1960 - #1 Hit October 10, 1960 - October 16, 1960: Larry Verne - Mr. Custer

1964 - NBC aired the 1964 Summer Olympics opening ceremony at Tokyo, Japan, with the first time of live Olympic telecast program, by geostationary communication satellite, Syncom 3.

1970 - #1 Hit October 10, 1970 - October 16, 1970: Neil Diamond - Cracklin' Rosie

1973 - Vice President of the US Spiro Agnew resigned, after being charged with evasion of federal income tax.

1983 - Adam, a TV-movie about the mysterious disappearance of Adam Walsh, premiered on NBC.

1987 - #1 Hit October 10, 1987 - October 16, 1987: Whitesnake - Here I Go Again

2010 - Cable channel The Hub (Now Discovery Family) made its debut in the United States.

2012 - Nashville premiered on ABC

October 10th Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Mya 'Mýa Harrison' (1979)
Usher 'Usher Raymond' (1978)
Ed Wood (1922)
David Lee Roth (1954)
Brett Favre (1969)
Thelonius Monk (1917)
DJ Skribble (1968)
Helen Hayes (1900 - 1993)
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