July 10 – On This Day In History

10 July

What happened today in history?

  • 1890 – Wyoming becomes the 44th US State.
  • 2005 – Hurricane Dennis hits northwestern Florida.

Who was born today?

  • 1856 – Nikola Tesla – Serbian-American inventor.
  • 1871 – Marcel Proust – French author (In Search of Lost Time).
  • 1921 – Harvey Ball – American artist (creator of the Smiley).
  • 1943 – Arthur Ashe – American tennis player.
  • 1945 – Virginia Wade – English tennis player.

Who died today?

  • 138 – Roman Emperor Hadrian (Hadrian’s Wall).
  • 1806 – George Stubbs – English painter.

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