October 10: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1845 - In Annapolis, Maryland, the Naval School (later renamed the United States Naval Academy) opens with 50 midshipman students and seven professors.
- 1964 - The opening ceremony at The 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, is broadcast live in the first Olympic telecast relayed by geostationary communication satellite.
- 1967 - The Outer Space Treaty, signed on January 27 by more than sixty nations, comes into force.
- 1971 - Sold, dismantled and moved to the United States, London Bridge reopens in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
- 2010 - The Netherlands Antilles are dissolved as a country.
- Famous Birthdays: Mark Gordon (American film producer), Gerhard Ertl (German surface chemist), Herb Levinson (American actor), The Great Antonio (Croatian-Canadian strongman), Thelonious Monk (American jazz pianist)
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