October 10 in Pop Culture History

10October 10 in Pop Culture History

1780 – The Great Hurricane of 1780 killed 20,000 to 30,000 people in the Caribbean region.

1845 – In Annapolis, Maryland, the Naval School (now the United States Naval Academy) opened.

1871 – The Great Chicago Fire finally dissipated.

1871 – Tau Epsilon Phi was founded at Columbia University (other organizations did not allow Jewish members)

1918 – The Cloquet Fire, northern Minnesota, USA

1953 – #1 Hit October 10, 1953 – November 20, 1953: Stan FrebergSt. George And The Dragonet

1957 – The finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbedemah, was refused service in a Howard Johnson’s restaurant in Dover, Delaware. It was a bit of an international incident. He later was invited to dine with US President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

1960 – #1 Hit October 10, 1960 – October 16, 1960: Larry VerneMr. Custer

1964 – NBC aired the 1964 Summer Olympics opening ceremony at Tokyo, Japan, with the first time of live Olympic telecast program, by geostationary communication satellite, Syncom 3.

1970 – #1 Hit October 10, 1970 – October 16, 1970: Neil DiamondCracklin’ Rosie

1973 – Vice President of the US Spiro Agnew resigned, after being charged with evasion of federal income tax.

1983 – Adam, a TV-movie about the mysterious disappearance of Adam Walsh, premiered on NBC.

1987 – #1 Hit October 10, 1987 – October 16, 1987: WhitesnakeHere I Go Again

2010 – Cable channel The Hub (Now Discovery Family) made its debut in the United States.

2012 – Nashville premiered on ABC

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