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On This Day: October 10th

This is 283rd day of the year and 82 days remain in the year.

in history
1845
The U.S. Naval Academy opened in Annapolis, Md.
1886
The tuxedo dinner jacket made its debut at a ball in Tuxedo Park, N.Y.
1911
Sun Yat-sen's revolutionaries overthrew the Manchu dynasty in China.
1935
George Gershwin's opera Porgy and Bess debuted on Broadway.
1943
Chiang Kai-shek took the oath of office as president of China.
1970
Fiji gained its independence from Great Britain.
1973
Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned after being charged with tax evasion.
1985
Actor and director Orson Welles died in Hollywood at age 70.
2001
California representative Nancy Pelosi became minority whip.
2002
The US Congress gave President Bush authorization to use military force against Iraq.
2008
Connecticutbecame the third state in the U.S., behind Massachusetts and California, to legalize gay marriage.
October 10 BirthdaysJames Clavell1924–1994, (Charles Edmund DuMaresq de Clavelle), screenwriter, director, producer, novelist born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Brett Favrefootball player
Thelonious Monkjazz pianist
Helen Hayesactress
Robert Gould Shawsoldier, Civil War figure
Ben Vereenactor, dancer
Amanda Burtonactor
Dale Earnhardt Jr.auto racer
Myasinger, actor
Benjamin Westpainter
Henry Cavendishphysicist and chemist
Alberto Giacomettisculptor
Jean-Antoine Watteaupainter
Giuseppe Verdicomposer of opera
R. K. Narayannovelist
Harold Pinterdramatist
Tanya Tuckercountry singer



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