On This Day
Discover events that happened On This Day including famous birthdays and notable deaths. Each day we highlight famous people, past and present, who have impacted our world. Browse sections by selecting the links below or click the calendar to view events on another day.
Events on This Day
High school science teacher John Scopes goes on trial for teaching the concept of evolution, a violation of Tennessee state law.
Howard Hughes takes off from Floyd Bennett Field in an attempt to fly around the world. He completes the trip in a record-breaking 3 days and 19 hours.
Boris Yeltsin is inaugurated and becomes the first elected president of Russia in the country's 1,000-year history.
Soccer star Mia Hamm leads the U.S. women's team to victory over China at the FIFA World Cup championships.
Former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega is sentenced to 40 years in prison on drug trafficking, money laundering and racketeering charges.
More than 10 years after the death of 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey, her family is cleared of suspicion in the girl's murder.
Born on This Day
Activist, Tennis Player / 1943 - 1993
Arthur Ashe is the first African American to win the men's singles at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, and the first black American to be ranked No. 1 in the world.
Born: July 10, 1943
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States
Occupation: Activist, Tennis Player
1980 | 33 years old
Film Actress, Songwriter, Singer, ...
1926 | 66 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor, ...
Actress / 1972 -
Sofia Vergara starred in the Tyler Perry films Meet the Browns (2008) and Madea Goes to Jail (2009). She is also known for playing Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on ABC's Modern Family, which premiered in 2009.
Born: July 10, 1972
Age: 41 years old
Birthplace: Barranquilla, Colombia
1939 | 74 years old
Civil Rights Activist, Singer
Engineer, Inventor / 1856 - 1943Serbian-American inventor Nikola Telsa developed the alternating-current electrical system that's widely used today, and discovered the rotating magnetic field (the basis of most AC machinery).
1856 | 86 years old
Died on This Day
Died: July 10, 1989
Age: 81 years old
Place: Los Angeles, California , United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Television Actor, ...
1941 | 50 years old
Civil Rights Activist, Music Producer / 1910 - 1987Record producer John Hammond crusaded for racial integration in the music business, and is regarded as the most important nonmusician in the history of jazz.
1987 | 76 years old
Civil Rights Activist, Music Producer
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