Heres what happened on July 10th

The “Ya Gotta Remember” List – Today, July 10th

  • Today in 1850, Vice President Millard Fillmore assumed the Presidency, following the death of President Taylor.
  • Today in 1900, "His Master's Voice," was registered with the U.S. Patent Office. The logo of the Victor Recording Company, and later, RCA Victor, shows the dog Nipper looking into the horn of a gramophone machine.
  • Today in 1913, the highest temperature ever recorded in the U.S. was 134 degrees – in Death Valley, California.
  • Today in 1928, George Eastman first demonstrated color motion pictures.
  • Today in 1938, Howard Hughes completed his flight around the world. It took him 91 hours to complete the trip.
  • Today in 1949, the first practical rectangular television was presented. The picture tube measured 12-inches by 16-inches and sold for $12.
  • Today in 1984, Dwight 'Doc' Gooden, of the New York Mets, became the youngest player to appear in an All-Star Game as a pitcher. He was 19-years, 7-months, and 24-days old.
  • Today in 1985, responding to the bad public response and sagging sales of the "new" formula, Coca-Cola announced that it would return to selling their old formula under the name "Classic Coke."
  • Today in 1990, Andrew Dice Clay cried on the "Arsenio Hall Show." He claimed he was cracking under the pressure from so much negative publicity.
  • Today in 1992, Captain Joseph Hazlewood was cleared of criminal responsibility for environmental damage caused by the oil spill from the Exxon Valdez. The oil tanker ran aground, causing the worst oil spill in U.S. history, on March 24th, 1989, in Prince William Sound, Alaska.
  • Today in 1992, a jury in New York found Pan Am responsible for allowing a terrorist to destroy Flight 103 in 1988, killing 270 people. How could that be? The jury felt that the airline’s security measures were lax.
  • Today in 1995, the defense opened its case at the O.J. Simpson murder trial in Los Angeles.
  • Today in 1998, the Diocese of Dallas agreed to pay $23.4-million to nine former altar boys who said a priest had molested them.
  • Today in 1999, the United States women's soccer team won the World Cup, beating China 5-to-4 on penalty kicks after 120-minutes of scoreless play at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
  • Today in 2012, the American Episcopal Church became the first to approve a rite for blessing gay marriages.

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