October 10

Scott Winters, Realtor

A quick look at Today in History, check out some Celebrity Birthdays, and find out what Days of the Year to celebrate.



1845 – The United States Naval Academy opened in Annapolis, MD.

1846 – Triton, the largest moon of the planet Neptune, was discovered by English astronomer William Lassell.

1865 – John Wesley Hyatt patented the billiard ball.

1871 – The Great Chicago Fire in Chicago, IL. The fire was started from a barn accident and burned from October 8 to October 10.

1881 – Three Michigan railroads (Michigan Central; Detroit, Mackinac and Marquette; and the Grand Rapids and Indiana) formed a company to operate a railroad car ferry service across the Mackinac Straits.

1886 – The tuxedo dinner jacket made its U.S. debut in New York, NY.

1887 – The Edison Phonograph Company was founded by Thomas Edison.

1899 – I.R. Johnson patented the bicycle frame.

1933 – The first synthetic detergent, Dreft, went on sale.

1945 – The Detroit Tigers won their second World Series when they beat Chicago 9-3 in Game 7.

1959 – Pan American World Airways announced the beginning of the first global airline service.

1964 – The opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, was broadcast live in the first Olympic telecast relayed by geostationary satellite.

1965 – The Red Baron made his first appearance in the “Peanuts” comic strip.

1968 – Mickey Lolich pitched his third victory as the Detroit Tigers won Game 7 and the World Series over St. Louis.

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

1977 – Joe Namath played the last game of his National Football League career.

1978 – President Jimmy Carter signed the bill authorizing the Susan B. Anthony dollar.

1979 – Fleetwood Mac received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The city of Los Angeles declared it “Fleetwood Mac Day”.

1987 – Tom McClean finished rowing across the Atlantic Ocean in a record time of 54 days and 18 hours.

1993 – Kitchen Stadium opened up when TV’s “Iron Chef” debuted.

1995 – Gary Kasparov won a chess championship against Viswanathan Anand. The game lasted about a month.

2001 – President George W. Bush presented a list of the 22 most wanted terrorists.

2003 – Rush Limbaugh announced that he was addicted to painkillers and that he planned to check into a rehab center.

2018 – Hurricane Michael hit the panhandle of Florida with 155 m.p.h. winds. It was the third strongest storm ever to make landfall in the United States. Sixty people died in the storm.



Peter Coyote – 80 years old (1941) – Actor (“ET: The Extraterrestrial”, “A Walk to Remember”, “Bitter Moon”, “Erin Brockovich”, TV’s “Commander-in-Chief”)

Charles Dance – 75 years old (1946) – Actor (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”, movies “The Jewel in the Crown”, “The Golden Child”, “Alien 3”, “Last Action Hero”, “Dracula Untold”, “Terry Pratchett’s Going Postal”, “The Imitation Game”)

Ben Vereen – 75 years old (1946) – Actor, dancer, singer (“All That Jazz”, “Funny Lady”, TV’s “Star Trek: The Next Generation”, “Ten Speed and Brown Shoe”)

Cyril Neville – 73 years old (1948) – Singer (The Neville Brothers)

Jessica Harper – 72 years old (1949) – Actress, singer (“Suspiria”, “Stardust Memories”, “Minority Report”)

David Lee Roth – 67 years old (1954) – Singer (Van Halen)

Julia Sweeney – 62 years old (1958) – Actress, comedian (“It’s Pat”, TV’s “Saturday Night Live”)

Tanya Tucker – 63 years old (1958) – Singer

Bradley Whitford – 62 years old (1959) – Actor (“Billy Madison”, TV’s “The Good Guys”, “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip”, “The West Wing”)

Martin Kemp – 60 years old (1961) – Bassist (Spandau Ballet)

Mike Malinin – 54 years old (1967) – Drummer (Goo Goo Dolls)

Brett Favre – 52 years old (1969) – Football player

Dean Roland – 49 years old (1972) – Guitarist (Collective Soul)

Mario Lopez – 48 years old (1973) – Actor, TV host (Played A.C. Slater on TV’s “Saved by the Bell”, “Extra”)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. – 47 years old (1974) – NASCAR driver

Rose McIver – 33 years old (1988) – Actress (TV’s “iZombie”, “Masters of Sex”, movies “The Lovely Bones”, “The Piano”)



Cake Decorating Day

Clergy Appreciation Day

Handbag Day

Hug a Drummer Day

National Angel Food Cake Day

National Metric Day

National Walk to a Park Day 


World Homeless Day

World Mental Health Day

World Porridge Day


For additional information check out websites like: www.on-this-day.com, www.born-today.com, www.famousbirthdays.com, www.daysoftheyear.com, and www.nationaldaycalendar.com.

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