On This Day: October 10th

This is 284th day of the year and 82 days remain in the year.

in history
The U.S. Naval Academy opened in Annapolis, Md.
The tuxedo dinner jacket made its debut at a ball in Tuxedo Park, N.Y.
Sun Yat-sen's revolutionaries overthrew the Manchu dynasty in China.
George Gershwin's opera Porgy and Bess debuted on Broadway.
Chiang Kai-shek took the oath of office as president of China.
Fiji gained its independence from Great Britain.
Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned after being charged with tax evasion.
Actor and director Orson Welles died in Hollywood at age 70.
California representative Nancy Pelosi became minority whip.
The US Congress gave President Bush authorization to use military force against Iraq.
Connecticutbecame the third state in the U.S., behind Massachusetts and California, to legalize gay marriage.
October 10 Birthdays
James Clavell1924–1994, (Charles Edmund DuMaresq de Clavelle), screenwriter, director, producer, novelist born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Brett Favrefootball player
Thelonious Monkjazz pianist
Helen Hayesactress
Robert Gould Shawsoldier, Civil War figure
Ben Vereenactor, dancer
Amanda Burtonactor
Dale Earnhardt Jr.auto racer
Myasinger, actor
Benjamin Westpainter
Henry Cavendishphysicist and chemist
Alberto Giacomettisculptor
Jean-Antoine Watteaupainter
Giuseppe Verdicomposer of opera
R. K. Narayannovelist
Harold Pinterdramatist
Tanya Tuckercountry singer

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