This Day In History (July 10th)
On July 10, 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. Go to article
On July 10, 1943, Arthur Robert Ashe, the tennis star who was the first black man to win a major championship, was born. Following his death on Feb. 6, 1993, his obituary appeared in The Times. Go to obituary
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- 1832 President Andrew Jackson vetoed legislation to re-charter the Second Bank of the United States.
- 1850 - Vice President Millard Fillmore became president following the death of Zachary Taylor.
- 1890 - Wyoming became the 44th state.
- 1921 - Eunice Kennedy Shriver, sister of President John F. Kennedy, was born in Brookline, Mass.
- 1943 - U.S. and British forces invaded Sicily during World War II.
- 1951 - Armistice talks aimed at ending the Korean War began at Kaesong.
- 1962 - The Telstar communications satellite was launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla.
- 1964 - The album "A Hard Day's Night" by the Beatles was released.
- 1973 - The Bahamas became independent after three centuries of British colonial rule.
- 1985 - Coca-Cola Co., bowing to pressure from irate customers after the introduction of New Coke, said it would resume selling its old formula.
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