Today in History for 10th July 2021

Historical Events

1847 – Urbain Le Leverrier and John Couch Adams, co-discoverers of Neptune, meet for 1st time at home of John Herschel
1892 – 1st concrete-paved street built (Bellefountaine, Ohio)
1938 – “Yankee Clipper” completes 1st passenger flight over Atlantic
2000 – EADS, the world’s second largest aerospace group is formed by the merger of Aérospatiale-Matra, DASA, and CASA
2006 – Pakistan International Flight PK-688 crashes in Multan, Pakistan shortly after takeoff, killing all 45 people on board
2016 – UEFA European Championship, Stade de France, Saint-Denis: Eder scores in extra time as Portugal upset France, 1-0

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Famous Birthdays

1809 – Friedrich August Quenstedt, German geologist and paleontologist, born in Eisleben, Saxony (d. 1889)
1896 – Thérèse Casgrain, French Canadian politician and senator, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1981)
1925 – Mahathir bin Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia (1981-2003 and 2018-), born in Alor Setar, Malaysia
1928 – Jack Nel, South African cricketer (South African opening bat in 6 Tests 1949-57), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 2018)
1938 – Paul Andreu, French architect, born in Gironde, France
1940 – Helen Donath, American soprano, born in Corpus Christi, Texas

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Famous Deaths

138 – Hadrian, Roman emperor (117-138), dies at 62
983 – Benedict IV, Italian Pope (974-83), dies
1838 – Willem earl van Hogendorp, Dutch colonial governor, dies at about 43
1875 – Henry L. Benning, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 61
1937 – Johan Bernard Schepers, Frisian writer (Braga), dies at 71
1989 – Mel Blanc, American voice actor, comedian best known for his Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons (Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd and Porky Pig), dies at 81

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