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Today’s GK Facts in History : 10 August

Today’s GK Facts in History

Today’s GK Facts in History for UPSC/IAS Exams

The GK Facts section of Miliposts aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day comfortably.

10 August

2006
After Scotland Yard foiled a significant terror plot involving liquid explosives, all cosmetics have been banned from commercial airliners. After a few weeks, the ban on toiletries was revised.

2003
Temperatures topped 100 degrees Fahrenheit for the first time in Kent when the thermometer peaked at 101.3 F (38.5 Celsius).

1997
The last British soldiers leave Hong Kong. The island was returned to China after 156 years of British rule.

1977
The United States and Panama signed the Panama Canal Zone Agreement, guaranteeing Panama would have control of the canal after 1999.

1975
David Frost buys the exclusive rights to interview Richard Nixon.

1970
Rocker Jim Morrison exhibited “vulgar and sexist behavior” in Miami. Although convicted and sentenced to prison, he was released on bail while his case was being appealed when he died in Paris on July 3, 1971.

1960
NASA launched Discoverer 13 satellite; It will become the first object to be recovered from orbit.

1954
The groundbreaking ceremony for the St. Lawrence Seaway takes place in Massena, New York.

English jockey Sir Gordon Richards retired with a world record total of 4,870 wins, which Johnny Longden of the United States later surpassed. Richards was the first jockey to be knighted.

1952
Daniel Hugh Kelly, film and television actor (The good sun).

1950
President Harry S. Truman called the National Guard on active duty to fight in the Korean War.

1949
The name of the National Military Establishment was changed to the Department of Defense.

1948
Patti Austin, Grammy Award-winning singer, and actress (“Real Me”).

1945
White House Counsel Harriet Mears.

1941
Britain and the Soviet Union promised Turkey aid if the Axis powers attacked it.

1933
Keith Duckworth was an English mechanical engineer whose Cosworth DFV (Double Four Valve) engine revolutionized Formula One racing.

1928
Jimmy Dean, singer, actor, television presenter, and businessman.

Eddie Fisher was an American singer.

1913
The Treaty of Bucharest ends the Second Balkan War.

1911
In Britain, the House of Lords relinquished its veto power, making the House of Commons the most potent chamber.

1909
Leo Fender, inventor of the first mass-produced electric guitar.

George W. Crockett was the first African-American lawyer for the US Department of Labor.

1874
Herbert Hoover, 31st President of the United States (1929–1933).

1864
Union commander John Bell Hood sent his cavalry north of Atlanta to cut Union General William Sherman’s supply lines.

1846
The Smithsonian Institution is established in Washington through the will of James Smithson.

1831
William Driver of Salem, Massachusetts, is the first to use the term “Old Glory” about the American flag when he gives this name to a large flag on his ship, Charles Daggett.

1810
Camilo di Cavour helped to unite Italy under the House of Saxony.

1779
Louis XVI of France freed the last remaining serfs on royal lands.

1753
Edmund Jennings Randolph, Governor of Virginia and first US Governor. Attorney General.

1628
The Swedish battleship Vasa capsized and sank in Stockholm harbor during her maiden voyage.

1582
Russia ends its 25-year war with Poland.

1557
Emmanuel Philibert’s Spanish army defeated French troops at Saint Quentin, France.

1539
King Francis of France declared that all official documents must be written in French, not Latin.

0955
Otto organized his nobles and defeated the invading Magyars at the Battle of Lechfeld in Germany.

 

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