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This Day in History for July 10

1862 – US begins construction of Central Pacific Railroad.

1892 – 1st concrete-paved street built (Bellefountaine, Ohio)

1913 – World’s official highest recorded temperature at Greenland Ranch, Death Valley, California at 134 degrees F.

1919 – US President Woodrow Wilson personally delivers Treaty of Versailles to Senate.

1926 – US Open Men’s Golf, Scioto CC: Amateur Bobby Jones, winner of the British Open 2 weeks earlier, claims the second of his 4 US Opens, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Joe Turnesa.

1929 – US issues newer, smaller-sized paper currency.

1934 – Carl Hubbell strikes out Ruth, Gehrig & Foxx in All Star game.

1938 – Howard Hughes flies around the world in 91 hours.

1949 – 1st practical rectangular TV tube announced in Toledo, Ohio.

1950 – “Your Hit Parade” premieres on NBC (late CBS) TV (broadcast on radio from 1935)

1964 – Jesus Alou is 1st Giant in 40 years to get 6 hits in a game.

1967 – Bobbie Gentry records “Ode to Billie Joe” – single goes on to win 4 Grammys.

1978 – World News Tonight premieres on ABC with Max Robinson the first black anchor on a network newscast in the US.

1981 – Walt Disney’s “Fox & The Hound” released.

1985 – Coca-Cola Company announces it will resume selling old formula Coke.

1994 – Sonia O’Sullivan runs female world record 2K (5:25.36)

1997 – RJR Nabisco announces it will replace Joe Camel in new ads.

2002 – 10th ESPY Awards: Tiger Woods, Venus Williams win.

2005 – Hurricane Dennis slams into the Florida Panhandle causing billions of dollars in damage.

2015 – The Confederate flag is taken town for the last time from South Carolina Capitol grounds 1 day after the state legislature ordered it removed.

2019 – Taylor Swift named the world’s highest paid entertainer by Forbes earning $185 million in 2018.

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