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July 10

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
1999The US women's soccer team wins the World Cup.
1991  Boris Yeltsin begins his duties as the first Russian president elected by popular vote.
1985Coca-Cola (Classic) is reintroduced, after lukewarm consumer reception to the New Coke® flavor.
1975Singer Cher files for divorce from blues singer Greg Allman.
1973The Bahamas gain their independence from Great Britain.
1962The US launches Telstar, the first successful communications satellite.
1940German Luftwaffe planes begin bombarding southern England, beginning the WWII Battle of Britain.
1938Howard Hughes completes his around the world airplane flight (91 hours).
1934Temperatures reach 134 degrees Fahrenheit in Death Valley, California -- setting a high temperature record for the continental US.
1925The Soviet news agency, TASS, is established.
1890Wyoming becomes the 44th state to join the US.
1850Millard Fillmore is sworn in as America's chief executive, following the death of President Zachary Taylor.

Born today:

Jessica Simpson (Columbia)

1980  Jessica Simpson - singer, actress
 (photo credit: Columbia)

1965  Peter DiStefano (Porno for Pyros)

1954  Neil Tennant - singer (Pet Shop Boys)

1949  Ronnie James Dio - singer (Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio)

1947  Arlo Guthrie - folk singer

1945  Ron Glass - actor

1943  Jerry Miller - guitarist (Moby Grape)

1943  Arthur Ashe - tennis champ; died of AIDS from blood transfusion

1939  Lawrence Pressman - actor

1933  Jerry Herman - Broadway composer, lyricist

1926  Fred Gwynne - actor (The Munsters)

1923  Jean Kerr - author

1920  David Brinkley - TV news commentator

1917  Don Herbert - TV science teacher (Mr. Wizard)

1871  Marcel Proust - author

1842  Adolphus Busch - beer maker

1834  James Whistler - artist


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