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This Day in History for October 10

This Day In History1845 – Naval School (now called US Naval Academy) opens at Annapolis.

1865 – John Wesley Hyatt patents the billiard ball made from cellulose nitrate (celluloid) in Albany, New York (patent US50359A)

1886 – 1st dinner jacket (tuxedo) worn to autumn ball at Tuxedo Park, NY.

1904 – Liberty Theater opens at 234 W 42nd St. NYC.

1930 – Yankees announce signing Joe McCarthy to manage for 4 years.

1933 – 1st synthetic detergent, “Dreft” by Procter & Gamble, goes on sale.

1941 – German U-boat torpedoes US destroyer Kearney.

1943 – US bombers accidentally strike Enschede, Netherlands, causing 151 deaths.

1957 – US President Eisenhower apologizes to the finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbdemah, after he is refused service in a restaurant in Dover, Delaware.

1959 – Pan Am begins regular flights around the world.

1960 – 16 California Poly football team members die in plane crash in Toledo.

1965 – The Supremes appear on Ed Sullivan Show.

1965 – “Vinland Map” is introduced by Yale University as being the first known map of America, drawn about 1440.

1973 – US Vice President Spiro Agnew resigns after pleading no contest to allegations of tax fraud.

1978 – US Congress approves dollar coin honoring women’s suffrage campaigner Susan B. Anthony.

1985 – US fighter jets force Egyptian plane carrying hijackers of Italian ship Achille Lauro to land in Italy, gunmen are placed in custody.

1991 – Greyhound Bus ends bankruptcy.

1991 – US cuts all foreign aid to Haiti.

1996 – Cornerstone dedication for Holocaust Museum in NYC.

2002 – American Vernon L. Smith and Daniel Kahneman awarded Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences for work in experiment economics.

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