Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 10 August, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.
ON THIS DAY: 10 AUGUST
1866 | The first known reference to Antjie Somers, a South African bogy figured, was made in The Friend
1996 | Mandela confirmed Kerzner’s contribution to the ANC
1984 | Zola Budd of South Africa and Mary Decker of the USA collided accidentally during the 3 000m in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics on this day.
2019 | At least 32 people were killed and 1 000 000 were evacuated as Typhoon Lekima made landfall in Zhejiang, China. Earlier it caused flooding in the Philippines.
2014 | Sepahan Airlines Flight 5915 crashed at Tehran’s Mehrabad Airport and 40 people were killed.
2012 | The Marikana massacre began near Rustenburg, South Africa which resulted in the deaths of 47 people.
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1978 | English cricketer, Chris Read.
1934 | Turkish wrestler and trainer, Tevfik Kıſ.
1978 | Australian footballer, Danny Allsopp.
1991 | Icelandic footballer, Dagný Brynjarsdóttir.
1967 | Belgian footballer and sportscaster, Philippe Albert.
ON THIS DAY: DEATHS
2010 | English footballer, Adam Stansfield, 32.
2007 | American lawyer and religious leader, James E. Faust, 87.
2015 | Belgian author and poet, Eriek Verpale, 63.
2007 | English journalist, producer, and manager co-founded Factory Records, Tony Wilson, 57.
2013 American singer and actress, Eydie Gormé, 85.
1977 | On this day, Liverpool signed Kenny Dalglish from Celtic for £440 000, and became a Liverpool legend.
2018 | For the first time in the United States, “The Meg” was released in theaters on this day.
The highest point of Zimbabwe is Mount Inyangani at 2 592m.
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