Friday, July 10, 2015

Today in History: Friday, July 10, 2015

AP Highlight in History: 
On July 10, 1940, the Battle of Britain began during World War II as Nazi forces attacked southern England by air.
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On this date in:
1832President Andrew Jackson vetoed legislation to re-charter the Second Bank of the United States.
1850Vice President Millard Fillmore became president following the death of Zachary Taylor.
1890Wyoming became the 44th state.
1943U.S. and British forces invaded Sicily during World War II.
1951Armistice talks aimed at ending the Korean War began at Kaesong.
1962The Telstar communications satellite was launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla.
1964The album "A Hard Day's Night" by the Beatles was released.
1973The Bahamas became independent after three centuries of British colonial rule.
1985Coca-Cola Co., bowing to pressure from irate customers after the introduction of New Coke, said it would resume selling its old formula.
1991Boris Yeltsin took the oath of office as the first elected president of the Russian republic.
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1992A federal judge in Miami sentenced former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega to 40 years in prison on drug and racketeering charges.
1999The U.S. women's soccer team won the World Cup at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.
2006Chechen rebel leader Shamil Basayev was killed when a dynamite-laden truck in his convoy exploded.
2011Britain's best-selling Sunday tabloid the News of the World, brought down by a phone-hacking scandal, published it last issue.
Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Actress Sofia Vergara ("Modern Family") turns 43 years old today.
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Jake LaMottaBoxing Hall of Famer94
William SmithersActor88
Jerry HermanBroadway composer ("Hello Dolly")84
Mavis StaplesR&B, gospel singer76
Ron GlassActor ("Barney Miller")70
Virginia WadeTennis Hall of Famer70
Arlo GuthrieFolk singer68
Andre DawsonBaseball Hall of Famer61
Neil TennantRock singer (Pet Shop Boys)61
Bela FleckBanjo player (Bela Fleck & the Flecktones)57
Gary LeVoxCountry singer (Rascal Flatts)45
Chiwetel EjioforActor ("12 Years a Slave")38
Thomas Ian NicholasActor35
Jessica SimpsonSinger35
Actor Adrian Grenier ("Entourage") turns 39 years old today.
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