What Happened On This Day in History?

Friday, July 10th 2020

Today is the 192nd day of 2020.  There are 173 days left in this year.

Notable Events

1832
President Andrew Jackson vetoed legislation to re-charter the Second Bank of the United States.
1850
Vice President Millard Fillmore assumed the presidency, following the death of President Taylor.
1890
Wyoming became the 44th state.
1919
President Wilson personally delivered the Treaty of Versailles to the Senate and urged its ratification.
1925
The official news agency of the Soviet Union, TASS, was established.
1940
During World War II, the 114-day Battle of Britain began as Nazi forces began attacking southern England by air. By late October, Britain managed to repel the Luftwaffe, which suffered heavy losses.
1943
U.S. and British forces invaded Sicily during World War II.
1951
Armistice talks aimed at ending the Korean conflict began at Kaesong.
1962
The Telstar communications satellite was launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla.
1973
The Bahamas became independent after three centuries of British colonial rule.
1985
Bowing to pressure from irate customers, the Coca-Cola Co. said it would resume selling old-formula Coke, while continuing to sell New Coke.
1991
Boris N. Yeltsin took the oath of office as the first elected president of the Russian republic.
1991
President Bush lifted economic sanctions against South Africa, citing its ''profound transformation'' toward racial equality.
1992
A federal judge in Miami sentenced former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega, convicted of drug and racketeering charges, to 40 years in prison.
1995
Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi was freed from almost six years of house arrest in Yangon, Myanmar.
1997
Scientists in London said DNA from a Neanderthal skeleton supported a theory that all humanity descended from an ''African Eve'' 100,000 to 200,000 years ago.
1999
The U.S. women's soccer team won the World Cup, beating China 5-4 on penalty kicks after 120 minutes of scoreless play at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.

Notable Deaths

1979
Conductor Arthur Fiedler, who had led the Boston Pops orchestra for a half-century, died in Brookline, Mass., at age 84.
1989
Mel Blanc, the ''man of a thousand voices,'' including cartoon characters Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Porky Pig, died in Los Angeles at age 81.