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Friday 10 August 2018 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • International Biodiesel Day (The day also honours the research experiments by Sir Rudolf Diesel who ran an engine with peanut oil in the year of 1893)
  • Statehood Day (Missouri, 1821)

Events

  • 2003 – The highest temperature ever recorded in the United Kingdom, 38.5 °C (101.3 °F) in Kent, England. It is the first time the United Kingdom has recorded a temperature over 100 °F (38 °C).
  • 1988 – Japanese American internment: U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, providing $20,000 payments to Japanese Americans who were either interned in or relocated by the United States during World War II.
  • 1971 – The Society for American Baseball Research is founded in Cooperstown, New York.
  • 1961 – First use in Vietnam War of the Agent Orange by the U.S. Army.
  • 1953 – First Indochina War: The French Union withdraws its forces from Operation Camargue against the Viet Minh in central Vietnam.
  • 1949 – U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs the National Security Act Amendment, streamlining the defense agencies of the United States government, and replacing the Department of War with the United States Department of Defense.
  • 1861 – American Civil War: Battle of Wilson's Creek: A mixed force of Confederate, Missouri State Guard, and Arkansas State troops defeat outnumbered attacking Union forces in the southwestern part of the state.
  • 1846 – The Smithsonian Institution is chartered by the United States Congress after James Smithson donates $500,000.
  • 1813 – Instituto Nacional, is founded by the Chilean patriot José Miguel Carrera. It is Chile's oldest and most prestigious school. Its motto is Labor Omnia Vincit, which means "Work conquers all things".
  • 1776 – American Revolutionary War: Word of the United States Declaration of Independence reaches London.

Births

  • 1997 – Kylie Jenner, American television personality and model
  • 1993 – Andre Drummond, American basketball player
  • 1991 – Marcus Foligno, American-Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1985 – Melissa Barrera, American television host
  • 1984 – Ryan Eggold, American actor and composer
  • 1983 – C. B. Dollaway, American mixed martial artist
  • 1983 – Kyle Brown, American soccer player
  • 1982 – Josh Anderson, American baseball player
  • 1979 – Brandon Lyon, American baseball player
  • 1979 – Ted Geoghegan, American author, screenwriter, and producer
  • 1978 – Marcus Fizer, American basketball player
  • 1976 – Roadkill, American wrestler
  • 1974 – Rachel Simmons, American scholar and author
  • 1973 – Lisa Raymond, American tennis player
  • 1972 – Angie Harmon, American model and actress
  • 1972 – Dilana, South African-American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1971 – Justin Theroux, American actor
  • 1971 – Kevin Randleman, American mixed martial artist and wrestler (d. 2016)
  • 1971 – Sal Fasano, American baseball player and coach
  • 1970 – Bret Hedican, American ice hockey player and sportscaster
  • 1970 – Doug Flach, American tennis player
  • 1968 – Michael Bivins, American singer and producer
  • 1967 – Gus Johnson, American sportscaster
  • 1967 – Riddick Bowe, American boxer
  • 1967 – Todd Nichols, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1965 – Claudia Christian, American actress, singer, writer, and director
  • 1965 – John Starks, American basketball player and coach
  • 1965 – Mike E. Smith, American jockey and sportscaster
  • 1964 – Aaron Hall, American singer-songwriter
  • 1963 – Andrew Sullivan, English-American journalist and author
  • 1962 – Suzanne Collins, American author and screenwriter
  • 1960 – Kenny Perry, American golfer
  • 1959 – Rosanna Arquette, American actress, director, and producer
  • 1958 – Michael Dokes, American boxer (d. 2012)
  • 1957 – Fred Ho, American saxophonist, composer, and playwright (d. 2014)
  • 1956 – Charlie Peacock, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
  • 1956 – Fred Ottman, American wrestler
  • 1955 – Jim Mees, American set designer (d. 2013)
  • 1954 – Rick Overton, American screenwriter, actor and comedian
  • 1952 – Daniel Hugh Kelly, American actor
  • 1952 – Diane Venora, American actress
  • 1950 – Patti Austin, American singer-songwriter
  • 1943 – Jimmy Griffin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2005)
  • 1943 – Michael Mantler, American trumpet player and composer
  • 1943 – Ronnie Spector, American singer-songwriter
  • 1942 – Betsey Johnson, American fashion designer
  • 1940 – Bobby Hatfield, American singer-songwriter (d. 2003)
  • 1939 – Charlie Rose, American lawyer and politician (d. 2012)
  • 1933 – Keith Duckworth, English engineer, founded Cosworth (d. 2005)
  • 1933 – Rocky Colavito, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1931 – Dolores Alexander, American journalist and activist (d. 2008)
  • 1931 – Tom Laughlin, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2013)
  • 1928 – Eddie Fisher, American singer and actor (d. 2010)
  • 1928 – Gus Mercurio, American-Australian actor (d. 2010)
  • 1928 – Jimmy Dean, American singer, actor, and businessman, founded the Jimmy Dean Food Company (d. 2010)
  • 1927 – Jimmy Martin, American singer and guitarist (d. 2005)
  • 1927 – Vernon Washington, American actor (d. 1988)
  • 1924 – Martha Hyer, American actress (d. 2014)
  • 1923 – Bill Doolittle, American football player and coach (d. 2014)
  • 1923 – Rhonda Fleming, American actress
  • 1922 – Al Alberts, American pop singer (The Four Aces) and composer (d. 2009)
  • 1920 – Red Holzman, American basketball player and coach (d. 1998)
  • 1918 – Eugene P. Wilkinson, American admiral (d. 2013)
  • 1914 – Jeff Corey, American actor and director (d. 2002)
  • 1914 – Margaret Morgan Lawrence, American psychiatrist and psychoanalyst
  • 1913 – Noah Beery Jr., American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1909 – Leo Fender, American businessman, founded Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (d. 1991)
  • 1909 – Richard J. Hughes, American politician, 45th Governor of New Jersey, and Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court (d. 1992)
  • 1908 – Billy Gonsalves, American soccer player (d. 1977)
  • 1905 – Era Bell Thompson, American journalist and author (d. 1986)
  • 1903 – Ward Moore, American author (d. 1978)
  • 1902 – Norma Shearer, Canadian-American actress (d. 1983)
  • 1897 – Jack Haley, American actor and singer (d. 1979)
  • 1897 – John W. Galbreath, American businessman and philanthropist, founded Darby Dan Farm (d. 1988)
  • 1889 – Charles Darrow, American game designer, created Monopoly (d. 1967)
  • 1880 – Robert L. Thornton, American businessman and politician, Mayor of Dallas (d. 1964)
  • 1877 – Frank Marshall, American chess player and author (d. 1944)
  • 1874 – Herbert Hoover, American engineer and politician, 31st President of the United States (d. 1964)
  • 1872 – William Manuel Johnson, American bassist (d. 1972)
  • 1856 – William Willett, English inventor, founded British Summer Time (d. 1915)
  • 1848 – William Harnett, Irish-American painter and educator (d. 1892)
  • 1825 – István Türr, Hungarian soldier, architect, and engineer, co-designed the Corinth Canal (d. 1908)
  • 1821 – Jay Cooke, American financier, founded Jay Cooke & Company (d. 1905)
  • 1814 – Henri Nestlé, German businessman, founded Nestlé (d. 1890)
  • 1814 – John C. Pemberton, United States soldier and Confederate general (d. 1881)
  • 1809 – John Kirk Townsend, American ornithologist and explorer (d. 1851)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Buddy Baker, American race car driver and sportscaster (b. 1941)
  • 2014 – Bob Wiesler, American baseball player (b. 1930)
  • 2014 – Dotty Lynch, American journalist and academic (b. 1945)
  • 2014 – Jim Command, American baseball player and scout (b. 1928)
  • 2013 – Amy Wallace, American author (b. 1955)
  • 2013 – David C. Jones, American general (b. 1921)
  • 2013 – Eydie Gormé, American singer and actress (b. 1928)
  • 2013 – Jody Payne, American singer and guitarist (b. 1936)
  • 2013 – William P. Clark Jr., American judge and politician, 12th United States National Security Advisor (b. 1931)
  • 2012 – Irving Fein, American producer and manager (b. 1911)
  • 2012 – William W. Momyer, American general and pilot (b. 1916)
  • 2011 – Billy Grammer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1925)
  • 2010 – David L. Wolper, American director and producer (b. 1928)
  • 2008 – Isaac Hayes, American singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and actor (b. 1942)
  • 2007 – Henry Cabot Lodge Bohler, American lieutenant and pilot (b. 1925)
  • 2007 – James E. Faust, American lawyer and religious leader (b. 1920)
  • 2007 – Jean Rédélé, French race car driver and pilot, founded Alpine (b. 1922)
  • 2007 – Tony Wilson, English journalist, producer, and manager, co-founded Factory Records (b. 1950)
  • 2002 – Michael Houser, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1962)
  • 2001 – Lou Boudreau, American baseball player and manager (b. 1917)
  • 1997 – Conlon Nancarrow, American-Mexican pianist and composer (b. 1912)
  • 1985 – Nate Barragar, American football player and sergeant (b. 1906)
  • 1979 – Dick Foran, American actor and singer (b. 1910)
  • 1963 – Estes Kefauver, American lawyer and politician (b. 1903)
  • 1961 – Julia Peterkin, American author (b. 1880)
  • 1958 – Frank Demaree, American baseball player and manager (b. 1910)
  • 1954 – Robert Adair, American-born British actor (b. 1900)
  • 1949 – Homer Burton Adkins, American chemist (b. 1892)
  • 1948 – Kan'ichi Asakawa, Japanese-American historian, author, and academic (b. 1873)
  • 1945 – Robert H. Goddard, American physicist and engineer (b. 1882)
  • 1932 – Rin Tin Tin, American acting dog (b. 1918)
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