On This Day: October 10th
This is 284th day of the year and 82 days remain in the year.
The tuxedo dinner jacket made its debut at a ball in Tuxedo Park, N.Y.
George Gershwin's opera Porgy and Bess debuted on Broadway.
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 BirthdaysJames Clavell1924–1994, (Charles Edmund DuMaresq de Clavelle), screenwriter, director, producer, novelist born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Brett Favrefootball player
Thelonious Monkjazz pianist
Robert Gould Shawsoldier, Civil War figure
Ben Vereenactor, dancer
Dale Earnhardt Jr.auto racer
Henry Cavendishphysicist and chemist
Giuseppe Verdicomposer of opera
R. K. Narayannovelist
Tanya Tuckercountry singer