Today in History - August 10

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Aug  10, Feast of St. Lawrence on the Catholic calendar. Also the approximate date of the Perseid Me-teors. Thus the meteors are called the Tears of St. Lawrence.
    (CFA, '96,Vol 179,  p.23)

794        Aug 10, Fastrada (30), 3rd wife of French king Charlemagne, died.
    (MC, 8/10/02)

843        Aug 10, Treaty of Verdun: Brothers Lotharius I, Louis the German and Charles the Bare divided France.
    (MC, 8/10/02)

955        Aug 10, Otto organized his nobles and defeated the invading Magyars at the Battle of Lechfeld in Germany.
    (HN, 8/10/98)

1296        Aug 10, John the Blind, King of Bohemia, Count of Luxembourg, was born.
    (MC, 8/10/02)

1461        Aug 10, Alfonso ed Espina, bishop of Osma, urged an Inquisition in Spain.
    (MC, 8/10/02)

1497        Aug 10, John Cabot told King Henry VII of his trip to "Asia."
    (MC, 8/10/02)

1500        Aug 10, Diego Diaz discovered Madagascar.
    (MC, 8/10/02)

1539        Aug 10, King Francis of France declared that all official documents were to be written in French, not Latin.
    (HN, 8/10/98)

1557        Aug 10, Spanish and English troops in alliance defeated the French at the Battle of St. Quentin (San Quintino). French troops were defeated by Emanuele Filiberto's Spanish army at St. Quentin, France. In 1559 Filiberto made Turin capital of his Savoy state.
    (HN, 8/10/98)(www.niaf.org/news/news_italy/news_italy_mar2003.asp)

1560        Aug 10, Hieronymus Praetorius, German composer, was born.
    (MC, 8/10/02)

1582        Aug 10, Russia ended its 25-year war with Poland. Russia and Poland concluded the Peace of Jam-Zapolski under which Russia lost access to the Baltic and surrendered Livonia and Estonia to Poland.
    (TL-MB, 1988, p.23)(HN, 8/10/98)

1589        Aug 10, Pietro Antonio Tamburini, Italian composer, was born.
    (MC, 8/10/02)

1627        Aug 10, Cardinal Richelieu began a siege of La Rochelle.
    (MC, 8/10/02)

1628        Aug 10, The Swedish 228-foot warship Vasa capsized and sank in Stockholm harbor on her maiden voyage because the ballast was insufficient to counterweight the 64 guns and ballast. The wreckage was found in 1956. It opened as part of the Vasa museum in 1990. Twenty-five men and women drowned when the ship sank. Vasa was the most expensive and richly ornamented warship of its time in Sweden. She was recovered in 1961 and the skeletal remains were exhumed in 1989.
    (NG, 5/95, Geographica)(WSJ, 7/21/00, p.W12)(HN, 8/10/00)

1675        Aug 10, King Charles II laid the foundation stone of Royal Observatory, Greenwich. [see Jun 22]
    (MC, 8/10/02)

1730        Aug 10, Sebastien de Brossard (74), French composer, died. He authored the "Dictionnaire de musique" (Paris, 1703).
    (MC, 8/10/02)(Internet)

1753        Aug 10, Edmund Jennings Randolph, governor of Virginia and first U.S. attorney general, was born.
    (HN, 8/10/00)

1779        Aug 10, Louis XVI of France freed the last remaining serfs on royal land.
    (HN, 8/10/98)

1787        Aug 10, Mozart completed his "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik."
    (MC, 8/10/02)

1792        Aug 10, Some 10,000 Parisians attacked the Tuileries Palace of Louis XVI at the instigation of Georges Jacques Danton (33), after Louis ordered his Swiss guard to stop firing on the people. The mob massacred some 600 guardsmen. The king was later arrested, put on trial for treason, and executed the following January.
    (PC, 1992, p.345)(AP, 8/10/07)(ON, 2/09, p.8)

1806        Aug 10, Johann Michael Haydn (68), composer, died.
    (MC, 8/10/02)

1809        Aug 10, Ecuador struck its first blow for independence from Spain.
    (AP, 8/10/97)

1810        Aug 10, Camillo di Cavour, helped bring about the unification of Italy under the House of Saxony.
    (HN, 8/10/99)

1813        Aug 10, A number of British barges manned by marines shelled the town of St. Michaels, Md., on the Chesapeake Bay. Residents had hoisted lanterns to treetops and masts and caused the British canons to overshoot their mark. One house was hit by a cannonball on the roof and the ball rolled across the attic and down the staircase frightening Mrs. Merchant as she carried her infant daughter downstairs.
    (SMBA, 1996)

1814        Aug 10, John Clifford Pemberton (d.1881), Lt Gen (Confederate Army), was born.
    (MC, 8/10/02)

1821        Aug 10, Missouri became the 24th state.
    (AP, 8/10/97)

1827        Aug 10, There were race riots in Cincinnati and some 1,000 blacks left for Canada.
    (MC, 8/10/02)

1829        Aug 16, The original Siamese twins, Chang and Eng Bunker, arrived in Boston aboard the ship Sachem to be exhibited to the Western world.
    (AP, 8/16/97)

1831        Aug 10, William Driver of Salem, Massachusetts, was the first to use the term "Old Glory" in connection with the American flag, when he gave that name to a large flag aboard his ship, the Charles Daggett.
    (HN, 8/10/98)

1835        Aug 10, Mob of whites and oxen pulled a black school to a swamp outside of Canaan, NH.
    (MC, 8/10/02)

1846        Aug 10, President James Polk signed a measure establishing the Smithsonian Institution. The US Congress chartered the Smithsonian Institution, named after English scientist James Smithson (1765-1836), whose bequest of $500,000 made it possible. The Smithsonian Institute was born and Joseph Henry became its first secretary.
    (SFEC, 8/25/96, p.T6)(AP, 8/10/07)

1861        Aug 10, General Nathaniel Lyon died at the Battle of Wilson's Creek, Missouri. He was the 1st Union general to die in the Civil War. The 2nd land battle of the Civil War was fought along Wilson’s Creek in southwest Missouri. The fight was considered a Confederate victory. This 1st major battle west of the Mississippi was pivotal in determining the fate of the most populous state west of the Mississippi River in the early months of the Civil War."
    (HNQ, 6/5/02)(www.civilwarhome.com/wilsonscreek.htm)(AM, 11/04, p.28)
1861        Aug 10, Friedrich Julius Stahl (b.1802), conservative German jurist and publicist, died in Bruckenau. He developed the idea that Germans are a people based on descent.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_Julius_Stahl)(Econ, 2/11/06, Survey p.13)

1864        Aug 10, Confederate Commander John Bell Hood sent his cavalry north of Atlanta to cut off Union General William Sherman's supply lines.
    (HN, 8/10/98)

1865        Aug 10, Alexander K. Glazunov, composer (Chopiniana), was born in St. Petersburg, Russia.
    (MC, 8/10/02)

1869        Aug 10, O.B. Brown patented a moving picture projector.
    (MC, 8/10/02)

1874        Aug 10, Herbert Clark Hoover (d.1964), the 31st president of the United States (1929-1933), was born in West Branch, Iowa.
    (AP, 8/10/97)(SFEC, 1/12/97, Z3 p.4)(HN, 8/10/98)(AH, 12/02, p.20)
1874        Aug 10, Antanas Smetona (d.1944), the 1st president of Lithuania, was born.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antanas_Smetona)

1877        Aug 10, Col. John Gibbon slaughtered Nez-Perce Indians at Big Hole River.
    (MC, 8/10/02)

1885        Aug 10, Leo Daft opened America's first commercially operated electric streetcar, in Baltimore.
    (AP, 8/10/99)

1889        Aug 10, Dan Rylands patented a screw cap.
    (MC, 8/10/02)

1893        Aug 10, Chinese were deported from SF under the 1892 Exclusion Act.
    (MC, 8/10/02)

1895        Aug 10, The 1st Queen's Hall Promenade Concert featured Wagner's "Rienzi."
    (MC, 8/10/02)

1897        Aug 10, Felix Hoffmann, a German worker for Bayer, rediscovered aspirin (acetyl salicyclic acid), the active ingredient of the willow plant’s (salicin). In 1832 a French chemist named Charles Gergardt had experiments with salicin and created salicylic acid. On March 6, 1899, Bayer registered Aspirin as a trademark.
    (http://didyouknow.org/aspirin/)(Econ, 12/11/10, p.100)

1904        Aug 10, Angelo G. Roncalli, later Pope John XXIII, became a priest.
    (MC, 8/10/02)
1904        Aug 10, Dutch newspaper Volk fired gay journalist Jacob de Cock.
    (MC, 8/10/02)

1909        Aug 10, George W. Crockett, first African-American lawyer with the U.S. Department of Labor, was born.
    (HN, 8/10/98)
1909        Aug 10, Leo Fender, inventor of the first mass-produced electric guitar, was born.
    (HN, 8/10/00)

1912        Aug 10, Leonard Woolf (1880-1969), English man of letters, married writer Virginia Duckworth (b.1882). Virginia Woolf committed suicide in 1941.
    (WSJ, 12/17/05, p.P13)(www.online-literature.com/virginia_woolf/)

1913        Aug 10, The Treaty of Bucharest ended the Second Balkan War. It was concluded by the delegates of Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Montenegro, and Greece. The entire "disputed zone" was taken by Serbia, Greece secured its position in Thessaloniki and southeastern Macedonia, the Ottomans regained all the territories lost in the First Balkan War to Bulgaria with the exception of eastern (Pirin) Macedonia, and the Romanians seized Southern Dobruja. 
    (www.maknews.com/html/articles/stefov/stefov61.html)
1913        Aug 10, The Great Powers recognized an independent Albanian state. Demographics were ignored, however, and half of the territories inhabited by Albanians (such as Kosova and Chameria) were divided among Montenegro, Serbia and Greece.
    (www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/boshtml/bos149.htm)

1914        Aug 10, At Luik, German 12"/16.5" guns reached Belgian boundary.
    (MC, 8/10/02)

1919        Aug 10, Ukrainian National Army massacred 25 Jews in Podolia, Ukraine.
    (MC, 8/10/02)

1920        Aug 10, The first blues recording by a black singer was recorded by Mamie Smith and Her Jazz Hounds. “Crazy Blues" was composed by Perry Bradford, a black songwriter, bandleader, and promoter who had moved from Alabama to New York.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crazy_Blues)
1920        Aug 10, Allies recognized Poland, Czechoslovakia and Romania.
    (MC, 8/10/02)
1920        Aug 10, The Ottoman sultanate at Constantinople signed the Treaty of Sevres with the Allies and associated powers. It promised a homeland for the Kurds, but the nationalist government in Ankara did not sign the treaty. It set the borders of Turkey recognized Armenia as an independent state. France and Britain backed the treaty and a Kurdish state, but refused to allow Kurds in Iraq and Syria to join it.
    (SFC, 2/17/99, p.A10)(www.lib.byu.edu/~rdh/wwi/versa/sevres1.html) (EWH, 4th ed, p.1086)(Econ, 7/13/13, SR p.5)
1920        Aug 10, Turkish government renounced its claim to Israel and recognized the British mandate.
    (MC, 8/10/02)

1921        Aug 10, Franklin D. Roosevelt (39) was stricken with polio at his summer home on the Canadian island of Campobello, New Brunswick. Mrs. Roosevelt acted as her partially paralyzed husband’s eyes and ears by traveling, observing and reporting her observations to him. As First Lady, an author and newspaper columnist and, later, a delegate to the United Nations, Eleanor Roosevelt labored tirelessly for the poor and disadvantaged. In the words of historian John Kenneth Galbraith, she showed "more than any other person of her time, that an American could truly be a world citizen."
    (HNPD, 10//99)(SSFC, 8/1/04, p.D11)

1923        Aug 10, Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida (b.1863), Spanish impressionist painter, died in Cercedilla. His work included “A View of Malaga."
    (WSJ, 10/29/04, p.A15)(www.britannica.com)

1926        Aug 10, Marie-Claire Alain, French organist, composer, was born.
    (MC, 8/10/02)

1927        Aug 10, Pres. Calvin Coolidge took part in the formal dedication of Mount Rushmore. Gutzon Borglum began work and the Mount Rushmore project was completed in 1941. When South Dakota officials invited Gutzon Borglum (1867-1941) to design a sculpture on the face of the Black Hills, he declared, "American history shall march along that skyline." Bor-glum’s son Lincoln (d.1986) led the completion of the project created by some 400 workers.
    (www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/texte/mount_rushmore.htm)(SSFC, 9/9/07, p.C4)(ON, 2/11, p.10)

1928        Aug 10, Eddie Fisher (d.1010), American singer, was born. His hits included "I'm Walking Behind You" and "Oh, My Pa-Pa." 
    (SFC, 9/24/10, p.C6)

1929        Aug 10, John Alldis, composer, conductor, was born.
    (MC, 8/10/02)

1932        Aug 10, Rin Tin Tin (b.1918), US Hollywood-dog, died. In 2011 Susan Orlean authored “Rin Tin Tin: The Life and Legend." In 1922 Rin Tin Tin was spotted by the maker of a motion picture camera and his career began. He went on to create a total of 26 motion pictures for Warner Brothers and received over 10,000 fan letters per week.
    (http://www.tv.com/people/rin-tin-tin/)

1941        Aug 10, Great Britain and the Soviet Union promised aid to Turkey if it was attacked by the Axis.
    (HN, 8/10/98)

1942        Aug 10, Gen. Bernard Law Montgomery was named commandant of the British 8th Army campaigning in N. Africa. He arrived Aug 13.
    (www.topedge.com/panels/ww2/na/frame.html)

1943        Aug 10, Hitler watched the lynching of allied pilots.
    (MC, 8/10/02)

1944        Aug 10, Race riots took place in Athens, Alabama.
    (MC, 8/10/02)
1944        Aug 10, During World War II, American forces overcame Japanese resistance on Guam.
    (AP, 8/10/97)

1945            Aug 10, Robert Goddard (b.1882), American rocket scientist, died. He received 214 patents for rocket systems and components. In 2003 David Clary authored "Rocket Man," a biography of Goddard.
        (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Goddard_(scientist))(WSJ, 8/7/03, p.W8)
1945        Aug 10, Japan announced its willingness to surrender to Allies provided that the status of Emperor Hirohito remains unchanged. Yosuke Yamahata photographed the aftermath of the bombing of Nagasaki. He was dispatched by the Japanese military, but did not turn over the pictures to the military authorities.
    (HFA, ‘96, p.36)(WSJ, 8/1/95, p.A-8)(MC, 8/10/02)

1947        Aug 10, Ian Anderson, rocker (Jethro Tull-Bungle in the Jungle), was born in Scotland.
    (MC, 8/10/02)
1947        Aug 10, William Odom set a solo record by completing a round-the-world flight in 73 hours and 5 minutes, landing at Chicago's Douglas Airport.
    (AP, 8/10/97)

1948        Aug 10, Allen Funt's "Candid Microphone," later titled "Candid Camera," made its television debut on ABC-TV.
    (AP, 8/10/98)

1949        Aug 10, The National Military Establishment was renamed the Department of Defense. Pres. Truman signed a bill that established a department of defense with broader and more definite powers for the Sec. of defense. Gen’l. Omar N. Bradley was appointed chairman of the joint chiefs of staff.
    (AP, 8/10/97)(EWH, 1968, p.1207)

1950        Aug 10, President Harry S. Truman called the National Guard to active duty to fight in the Korean War.
    (HN, 8/10/98)
1950        Aug 10, In South Korea some 200-300 prisoners were killed by South Korean police near Dokchon.
    (SFC, 4/21/00, p.A19)

1953        Aug 10, American mountain climber Art Gilkey (b.1926) was swept away by an avalanche on Pakistan’s K2. In 1993 his remains were brought down by mountaineer Roger Payne (1956-2012).
    (Econ, 7/21/12, p.82)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_American_Karakoram_Expedition)

1959        Aug 10, Rosanna Arquette (actress: Pulp Fiction, Silverado, Desperately Seeking Susan, New York Stories, The  Executioner's Song, After Hours), was born.
    (MC, 8/10/02)

1960        Aug 10, The first successful US Corona spy satellite mission was launched after 12 previous failures [see 1957]. The flight photographed 1.6 million square miles of the Soviet Union.
    (WSJ, 7/6/98, p.A13)(SFC, 8/15/12, p.C8)
1960        Aug 10, Antonio Banderas, actor (Phila, Evita, Mambo Kings, was born in Malaga, Spain.
    (MC, 8/10/02)

1961        Aug 10, Denmark formally applied for membership in the European Community.
    (http://europa.eu.int/abc/history/1961/index_en.htm)

1968        Aug 10, In West Virginia 35 people were killed in the crash of a Piedmont Airlines Fairchild FH-227 at Kanawha County Airport.
    (AP, 8/10/08)

1969        Aug 10, Leno and Rosemary LaBianca were murdered in their Los Angeles home by members of Charles Manson's cult, one day after actress Sharon Tate and four other people were found slain.
    (AP, 8/10/97)

1970        Aug 10, Dan Mitrione (b.1920), a former Indiana police officer and FBI agent who had been advising Latin American governments, including Uruguay's, on techniques for interrogating suspects, was killed by Tupamaro guerrillas. He had been kidnapped on July 31. In 2010 diplomatic cables revealed that President Richard Nixon wanted the Uruguayan government to threaten to kill leftist prisoners in an attempt to save the life of Mitrione.
    (AP, 8/13/10)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Mitrione)

1972        Aug 10, An Earth-grazing meteoroid grazed the atmosphere above Canada. It entered the Earth's atmosphere in daylight over Utah.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Daylight_1972_Fireball)

1975        Aug 10, Television personality David Frost announced he had purchased the exclusive rights to interview former President Nixon.
    (AP, 8/10/00)

1977        Aug 10, US and Panama negotiations for a Panama Canal Zone treaty, begun on February 15, were completed [see Sep 7].
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torrijos-Carter_Treaties)
1977        Aug 10, Postal employee David Berkowitz was arrested in Yonkers, N.Y., accused of being the "Son of Sam" gunman responsible for six slayings and seven woundings. Berkowitz was sentenced to six consecutive 25-years-to-life sentences.
    (AP, 8/10/07)

1979        Aug 10, Michael Jackson (21) launched his solo career with “Off the Wall."
    (WSJ, 6/8/05, p.A1)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Off_the_Wall)

1981        Aug 10, Coca-Cola Bottling Co agreed to pump $34 million into black businesses.
    (http://openweb.tvnews.vanderbilt.edu/1981-8/1981-08-10-CBS-13.html)
1981        Aug 10, Richard Nixon Museum in San Clemente closed (http://tinyurl.com/2n6pvf). On July 11, 2007, the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, Ca., officially opened as a federal facility.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Nixon_Presidential_Library_and_Museum)

1986        Aug 10, "Me and My Girl" opened at Marquis Theater in NYC for 1420 performances.
    (www.ibdb.com/show.asp?ID=5982)

1987        Aug 10, President Reagan said he would nominate C. William Verity Jr., a retired steel company executive, to replace the late Malcolm Baldrige as commerce secretary.
    (AP, 8/10/97)
1987        Aug 10, Iorwith Wilbur Able (b.1908), CEO of the United Steel Workers of America (1965-77), died. I.W. Able had also served as vice-president of the AFL-CIO.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iorwith_Wilbur_Abel)

1988        Aug 10, President Reagan signed the Civil Liberties Act, a measure providing $20,000 payments to Japanese-Americans interned by the U.S. government during World War II.
    (AP, 8/10/97)(SFEC, 8/9/98, p.A1)
1988        Aug 10, Adela Rogers St. John (b.1894), journalist (Free Soul, Honeycomb), died.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adela_Rogers_St._Johns)

1989        Aug 10, Poland's Roman Catholic church suspended an agreement to move nuns from a convent on the edge of Auschwitz, blaming Jewish groups for creating what it called an "atmosphere of aggressive demands."
    (AP, 8/10/99)

1990        Aug 10, Washington DC Mayor Marion Barry was convicted of a single misdemeanor drug charge and acquitted on another; the judge declared a mistrial on 12 other counts.
    (AP, 8/10/00)
1990        Aug 10, US's Magellan spacecraft landed on Venus.
    (www2.jpl.nasa.gov/magellan/guide10.html)
1990        Aug 10, Martha Dodd (b.1908), US-born former spy, died in the Czech Rep. She and her husband spied for the Soviet Union against her native United States from before World War II until the height of the Cold War.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martha_Dodd)

1991        Aug 10, The Revolutionary Justice Organization, one of the groups holding hostages in Lebanon, announced it would release an American within 72 hours. The next day, Edward Tracy was freed.
    (AP, 8/10/01)
1991        Aug 10, Nine Buddhists were found slain at their temple outside Phoenix, Arizona. Two teen-agers were later arrested; one pleaded guilty to murder, the other was convicted of murder.
    (AP, 8/10/01)

1992        Aug 10, President Bush met at his Kennebunkport, Maine, vacation home with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Afterward, Bush announced that Mideast peace talks would resume in two weeks in Washington, D.C.
    (AP, 8/10/97)

1993        Aug 10, President Clinton signed a massive deficit-reduction bill into law.
    (AP, 8/10/98)
1993        Aug 10, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was sworn in as the second female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
    (AP, 8/10/98)

1994        Aug 10, President Clinton claimed presidential immunity in asking a federal judge to dismiss, at least for the time being, a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by Paula Corbin Jones, a former Arkansas state employee.
    (AP, 8/10/99)

1995        Aug 10, Norma McCorvey, "Jane Roe" of the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, announced she had joined the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue.
    (AP, 8/10/97)
1995        Aug 10, Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols were charged with eleven counts in the Oklahoma City bombing. McVeigh was later convicted of murder. He was executed by lethal injection on June 11, 2001, at the US Federal Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana. McVeigh (33) stated that his only regret was not completely leveling the federal building. Nichols was convicted of conspiracy and involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to life in prison.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_McVeigh#Execution)(AP, 8/10/00)

1996        Aug 10, US Sen. Bob Dole completed the Republican ticket by announcing former housing secretary Jack Kemp as his running mate.
    (WSJ, 8/12/96, p.A1)(AP, 8/10/97)
1996        Aug 10, Cascading power outages hit parts of nine Western states. [3:40 p.m. PST]
    (SFC, 8/13/96, p.A10)(AP, 8/10/97)
1996        Aug 10, In Tijuana, Mexico, gunmen kidnapped a Japanese businessmen, Mamoru Konno of Sanyo Video, and held him for $2 mil ransom. He was found released on Aug 19 after payment of the ransom.
    (SFC, 8/13/96, p.A10)    (SFC, 8/20/96, p.A10)
1996        Aug 10, In the Philippines Mount Canlaon erupted and killed 3 climbers. The mountain was one of 21 active volcanoes in the Philippines.
    (SFC, 8/12/96, p.C1)

1997        Aug 10, U.S. envoy Dennis Ross met separately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in an attempt to restart the Mideast peace process.
    (AP, 8/10/98)
1997        Aug 10, In Nashville a riot erupted when a police officer killed a black murder suspect.
    (WSJ, 8/11/97, p.A1)
1997        Aug 10, It was reported that the gasoline additive MTBE, methyl tert-butyl ether, was leaking into ground water in California and elsewhere in the US. Some 1,000 wells in California tested above the state’s action level. The additive leaks from gasoline stations and dissolves in water and seeps into aquifers. In 1995 the EPA reported that it caused cancer in laboratory animals.
    (SFEC, 8/10/97, p.A1,14)
1997        Aug 10, Peter Braestrup, founder of the Wilson Quarterly, died in Maine at age 68.
    (SFC, 8/12/97, p.A17)
1997        Aug 10, In Columbia police arrested drug trafficker Waldo Simeon Vargas, alias “The Minister." He was a former associate of Pablo Escobar and created his own organization after the Cali chiefs were arrested in 1995.
    (SFC, 8/11/97, p.A8)
1997        Aug 10, In the 6th World Championship in Athletics in Athens (Aug 1-Aug 10), the American 4x400m team beat the British quartet by just 0.18 seconds in the final. Antonio Pettigrew ran the anchor leg for the US team that won, but subsequently admitted to taking performance-enhancing drugs. In 2010 the BBC, citing UK Athletics (UKA) and the International Association of Athletics' Federations (IAAF), said the British quartet of Roger Black, Jamie Baulch, Iwan Thomas and Mark Richardson, would be promoted to gold.
    (AFP, 1/7/10)(http://www2.iaaf.org/Results/Past/WCH97/data/M/4X4/Rf.html)
1997        Aug 10, In Peru a snowstorm trapped some 40 vehicles on the Andes highway between Abancay and Puquio and left 6 people dead in their vehicles.
    (SFC, 8/11/97, p.A8)
1997        Aug 10, In Uganda the state-owned Sunday Vision reported that its Chinese-built arms factory would stop producing land mines and grenades. The Ugandan army would be supplied but the products would not be exported. Dry-cells would be produced to replace the land mines and grenades.
    (SFC, 8/11/97, p.A8)
1997        Aug 10, In Taiwan a 19-seat Formosa Airlines Dornier 228 crashed on the island of Matsu and killed all 16 onboard.
    (SFC, 8/11/97, p.A8)(WSJ, 8/11/97, p.A1)

1998        Aug 10, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright announced a $2 million reward for information leading to the conviction of terrorists who bombed U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, killing 224 people, including 12 Americans.
    (AP, 8/10/99)
1998        Aug 10, The 308,000 sq.-foot Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center opened in Mashantucket, Conn.
    (WSJ, 8/11/98, p.A16)
1998        Aug 10, In Afghanistan it appeared that the Taliban were in control of Mazar-e-Sharif.
    (WSJ, 8/11/98, p.A1)
1998        Aug 10, In Angola fighting broke out between government troops and UNITA.
    (WSJ, 8/11/98, p.A1)
1998        Aug 10, Congo claimed to have recaptured the Atlantic ports near the mouth of the Congo River that were taken by Tutsi rebels.
    (WSJ, 8/11/98, p.A1)
1998        Aug 10, Fighting in Kashmir resumed and 19 people were reported killed in battles between Indian security forces and Pakistan-backed separatist rebels.
    (WSJ, 8/11/98, p.A1)
1998        Aug 10, In Kosovo ethnic Albanians reportedly killed 10 police officers. 3 KLA rebels were also reported killed.
    (SFC, 8/11/98, p.A10)
1998        Aug 10, Residents of Nevis voted on whether to break away from St. Kitts. 62% voted in favor but the resolution required 67%.
    (SFC, 7/15/98, p.C12)(SFC, 8/10/98, p.A14)(SFC, 8/12/98, p.C2)

1999        Aug 10, In Granada Hills, Los Angeles County, Buford Oneal Furrow (37) opened fire at a Jewish day camp center and wounded 1 adult, a teenager and 3 children. He also shot and killed postal worker Joseph Ileto. In 2001 Buford agreed to plead guilty for a mandatory life sentence and is serving two life sentences.
    (SFC, 8/11/99, p.A1)(SFC, 8/12/99, p.A17)(SFC, 1/24/01, p.A4)(AP, 8/11/04)
1999        Aug 10, In Dagestan the Interior Ministry said 44 militants were killed and 80 wounded in fighting with Russian forces.
    (SFC, 8/11/99, p.A12)
1999        Aug 10, An Indian jet shot down a Pakistani naval reconnaissance plane over the disputed Sir Creek area. and all 16 people in the plane were killed.
    (www.cnn.com/WORLD/asiapcf/9908/10/india.pak.plane.01/index.html)
1999        Aug 10, In Indonesia religious fighting killed 18 people in Ambon.
    (WSJ, 8/11/99, p.A1)
1999        Aug 10, In Israel Akram Alkam (22) was shot and killed by Israeli police after he twice struck hitchhiking Israeli soldiers at Nachshon Junction with his car.
    (SFC, 8/11/99, p.A10)
1999        Aug 10, In Serbia Gen'l. Momcilo Perisic (55) declared his leadership in the Movement for Democratic Serbia.
    (WSJ, 8/12/99, p.A12)
1999        Aug 10, In Sierra Leone rebels released the remaining hostages along with 200 civilians taken prisoner earlier.
    (SFC, 8/11/99, p.A10)

2000        Aug 10, The Reform Party’s convention opened in Long Beach, Ca., amid a struggle for control between delegates supporting Pat Buchanan and party leaders. $12.5 million in federal matching funds was at stake. Buchanan moved his faction to the right and dissidents broke off to a separate convention. The Federal Election Commission awarded the campaign money to Buchanan in Sept.
    (SFC, 8/10/00, p.A3)(SFC, 8/11/00, p.A1)(SFC, 9/13/00, p.A2)
2000        Aug 10, A US Navy helicopter crashed in the Gulf of Mexico. 2 crew members were rescued, 2 were killed and 2 were missing.
    (SFC, 8/11/00, p.D3)
2000        Aug 10, In Congo rebels fought government troops near Dongo. Jean-Pierre Bemba, head of the Ugandan backed Congolese Liberation Movement, said his rebels had killed some 800 government soldiers on riverboats using missiles.
    (SFC, 8/12/00, p.A11)
2000        Aug 10, In Iraq Pres. Chavez of Venezuela held talks with Pres. Saddam Hussein in support of upcoming oil talks in Caracas. Chavez defied the United States by being the first head of state to visit Iraq since the Gulf War.
    (SFC, 8/11/00, p.A15)(AP, 8/10/01)
2000        Aug 10, In Kashmir 11 people were killed and 19 wounded from a car bomb set off by the Hizbul Mujahedeen.
    (SFC, 8/11/00, p.A14)

2001        Aug 10, Space shuttle Discovery blasted off from Cape Canaveral with supplies and a fresh crew for the Int’l. Space Station.
    (SFC, 8/11/01, p.A4)
2001        Aug 10, A tourist helicopter crashed near the Grand Canyon and 6 people were killed.
    (SSFC, 8/12/01, p.A8)
2001        Aug 10, About 20 US and British jets bombed air-defense installation south of Baghdad in retaliation for increased anti-aircraft activity. Iraqis claimed 1 civilian was killed and 11 wounded.
    (SFC, 8/11/01, p.A8)
2001        Aug 10, In Argentina nearly 1 million people gathered to pray to St. Cayetano, patron of work and bread, for an easing of the economic crises that has left 1 in 3 Argentines in poverty. The government struggled to keep from defaulting on a $127 billion debt.
    (SFC, 8/11/01, p.A8)
2001        Aug 10, Britain stepped in to save Northern Ireland's power-sharing government by taking away its powers for a day, a legal maneuver that removed a deadline to elect a new leader of the Catholic-Protestant government.
    (SFC, 8/11/01, p.A8)(AP, 8/10/02)
2001        Aug 10, In Cambodia King Sihanouk signed war-crimes legislation to try senior Khmer Rouge leaders.
    (WSJ, 8/15/01, p.A1)
2001        Aug 10, Israeli forces took over 9 buildings in East Jerusalem in retaliation for the suicide bombing that killed 15 people.
    (SFC, 8/11/01, p.A8)
2001        Aug 10, In Macedonia 2 mines hit military trucks near Skopje and 7 soldiers were killed. The army retaliated with an assault on Ljuboten.
    (SFC, 8/11/01, p.A8)
2001        Aug 10-12, In Macedonia security forces killed 6 ethnic Albanian civilians and burned at least 22 houses in the village of Ljuboten. Another 3 were killed from indiscriminate shelling and another died when shot while fleeing.
    (SFC, 9/6/01, p.E4)

2002        Aug 10, Sammy Sosa hit three 3-run homers in Chicago's 15-1 rout of Colorado. Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants broke Willie McCovey's 1969 record for intentional walks in a season with his 46th of the year.
    (AP, 8/10/07)
2002        Aug 10, It was reported that the Bush administration had begun warning foreign diplomats that they could lose US military assistance if they join the Int'l. Criminal Court without pledging to protect Americans from its reach. Article 98 allowed nations to negotiate immunity on a bilateral basis.
    (SFC, 8/10/02, p.A12)
2002        Aug 10, Leaders of Roman Catholic religious orders, meeting in Philadelphia, approved details of their plan to keep sexually abusive clergy away from children, while retaining them in the priesthood, creating review boards to monitor how their communities handle offenders.
    (AP, 8/10/07)
2002        Aug 10, In China rescue crews pulled the bodies of 7 workers from a flooded mine in the central Chinese province of Henan. One more was recovered the next day.
    (AP, 8/11/02)
2002        Aug 10, China's Science and Technology Daily reported approval of a home-grown AIDS drug for the first time that will end the dependence of Chinese with the disease on imported medicine. Jiduo Fuding was developed by the Northeast General Pharmaceutical Factory.
    (Reuters, 8/10/02)
2002        Aug 10, In rural Upper Egypt 3 gunmen ambushed two vehicles, killing 22 members of a rival family.
    (AP, 8/10/02)
2002        Aug 10, Indonesia's top legislature approved direct presidential elections for the world's most populous Muslim country, marking a major step in the nation's messy transition to democracy.
    (Reuters, 8/10/02)
2002        Aug 10, Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian electricity department worker as he sat in his city-owned truck and the army expressed its sorrow and said it had opened an investigation. Gunfire in a Jordan Valley settlement killed a suspected Palestinian militant and an Israeli woman.
    (AP, 8/10/02)
2002        Aug 10, In Mali a Constitutional Court reversed the outcome of last month's parliamentary elections, giving an opposition alliance a comfortable lead.
    (AP, 8/10/02)
2002        Aug 10, In northwestern Mexico a bus crashed through a railing and into a shallow river near Hermosillo, killing 16 passengers and injuring two dozen others.
    (AP, 8/12/02)
2002        Aug 10, Kemal Dervis, Turkey's economy minister and the architect of a $16 billion, foreign-backed recovery program, to run for parliament and called on bickering politicians to join forces for a strong government.
    (AP, 8/10/02)
2002        Aug 10, A UNICEF report said about 2,500 Haitian children are smuggled illegally into the Dominican Republic each year to work as manual laborers or beggars.
    (AP, 8/10/02)

2003        Aug 10, Atlanta Braves shortstop Rafael Furcal turned the 12th unassisted triple play in major league history against the St. Louis Cardinals. St. Louis beat Atlanta 3-2.
    (AP, 8/11/04)
2003        Aug 10, Britain sweltered through its hottest day on record and Alpine glaciers melted as the heat wave that has baked much of Europe for days sizzled relentlessly on. Britain topped 100 degrees for the first time in recorded history.
    (AP, 8/11/03)(AP, 8/10/08)
2003        Aug 10, Eight Russian soldiers and police died in rebel attacks in a day of violence throughout Chechnya.
    (AP, 8/11/03)
2003        Aug 10, India's prime minister called for an end to bloodshed between Pakistan and India in a statement read before a peace conference in Islamabad.
    (AP, 8/10/03)
2003        Aug 10, Israeli warplanes bombed suspected Hezbollah positions in southern Lebanon, hours after the militant group shelled northern Israel, killing a teenage boy.
    (AP, 8/10/03)
2003        Aug 10, Pirates in the Strait of Malacca struck a small tanker near the Port Klang, Kuala Lumpur. They looted the ship and took it into Indonesia waters and sought $100,000 ransom for the top 3 officers.
    (SFC, 8/15/03, p.A8)
2003        Aug 10, Liberian President Charles Taylor delivered a farewell address to a nation bloodied by 14 years of war.
    (AP, 8/11/04)
2003        Aug 10, In Pakistan gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on a van in the southern port city of Karachi, killing five people.
    (AP, 8/10/03)
2003        Aug 10, In the southern Philippines army troops searching for a suspected Islamic militant clashed with unidentified men, killing three gunmen.
    (AP, 8/10/03)
2003        Aug 10, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko, aboard the international space center, married his earthbound bride, Ekaterina Dmitriev, who was at Johnson Space Center in Houston, in the first wedding ever conducted from space.
    (AP, 8/11/08)
2003        Aug 10, Saudi police arrested 10 suspected Muslim militants following a gunfight after police tried to stop their cars outside Riyadh.
    (WSJ, 8/12/03, p.A1)

2004        Aug 10, Pres. Bush nominated Porter J. Goss, Florida Republican congressman, to head the CIA. Goss spent most of his career as a clandestine operative in Latin America.
    (AP, 8/11/04)(WSJ, 8/11/04, p.A1)
2004        Aug 10, The US Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FMOC) hiked the federal funds target rate, to 1.50 percent from 1.25 percent.
    (AFP, 8/11/04)
2004        Aug 10, The 20-year-old woman, who accused Kobe Bryant of rape, filed a federal lawsuit in Denver against the NBA star. The lawsuit was later settled out of court; terms were not disclosed.
    (AP, 8/10/05)
2004        Aug 10, Barry Bonds became the first player in major league history to hit 30 home runs in 13 consecutive seasons, connecting in San Francisco's 8-7 loss to Pittsburgh.
    (AP, 8/10/05)
2004        Aug 10, In Austria a bus carrying mostly British tourists veered off a road in the province of Salzburg and rolled down an embankment, killing at least five people.
    (AP, 8/10/04)
2004        Aug 10, In southwest China a 5.6 earthquake killed four and injured nearly 600 in Yunnan province. More than 125,000 people were left homeless and cracked walls in reservoirs posed a threat to villages downstream.
    (AP, 8/12/04)
2004        Aug 10, Thirty-three missing Dominican migrants were found alive after nearly two weeks at sea, but two died on the way to the hospital. 53 others died on the journey.
    (AP, 8/10/04)(SFC, 8/12/04, p.A12)
2004        Aug 10, Libya agreed to pay $35 million to the non-US victims of the 1986 Berlin disco bombing. Libya's Kadhafi Foundation, which negotiated the terms of a compensation deal for victims of the bombing, demanded compensation from the United States for subsequent air strikes against the north African country.
    (AP, 8/10/04)(WSJ, 8/11/04, p.A1)

2005        Aug 10, Pres. Bush visited a Caterpillar plant in Illinois where he signed a $286.4 billion highway bill. It was the most expensive US public works program to date.
    (WSJ, 8/11/05, p.A1)(Econ, 5/31/08, p.38)
2005        Aug 10, Industry group figures showed that applications for US home mortgages fell last week, its third consecutive drop, as refinancing activity waned and interest rates reached four-month highs.
    (AP, 8/10/05)
2005        Aug 10, David Myers (47), former WorldCom controller, was sentenced to a year and a day in prison for his high-ranking role in the largest accounting fraud in U.S. history. Buford Yates, ex-director of general accounting, received the same sentence.
    (SFC, 8/11/05, p.C3)
2005        Aug 10, Tennessee prison inmate George Hyatte and his wife, Jennifer, surrendered in Columbus, Ohio, a day after she'd allegedly ambushed two prison guards at a courthouse, killing one of them, to help her husband escape. Jennifer Hyatte was later sentenced to life in prison by agreeing to testify against her husband. George Hyatte, already facing 41 years of incarceration, awaited trial in the murder of Wayne Morgan and escaping jail.
    (AP, 8/10/06)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingston_courthouse_shooting)
2005        Aug 10, A fire destroyed an egg facility in Michigan and killed some 250,000 chickens.
    (WSJ, 8/11/05, p.A1)
2005        Aug 10, Oil reached record highs as prices for September delivery touched $65 per barrel and closed at $64.90.
    (SFC, 8/11/05, p.C1)
2005        Aug 10, In Brazil impeachment proceedings began against Rep. Jose Dirceu, a federal legislator and a former top Cabinet official, in connection with a bribery scandal that has rocked President Luiz Inacio da Silva's Workers' Party.
    (AP, 8/10/05)
2005        Aug 10, In Brazil authorities said they had identified some of the Sao Paulo bank heist thieves and were looking into the possibility the heist was pulled off by the First Capital Command, one of Brazil's most notorious organized crime groups.
    (AP, 8/12/05)
2005        Aug 10, The castaway television thriller "Lost" debuted as the most watched U.S. import on British television since soap opera "Dallas" captivated fans more than 20 years ago.
    (AP, 8/11/05)
2005        Aug 10, Canada won a ruling against the US under NAFTA ordering the US to drop punitive duties on Canadian softwood and refund $4 billion already collected. The US refused to comply and won support from the WTO.
    (www.ens-newswire.com/ens/aug2005/2005-08-12-04.asp)(Econ, 9/10/05, p.38)
2005        Aug 10, In Chile Gen. Augusto Pinochet's wife and younger son were arrested and charged as accomplices in a tax evasion case linked to an investigation into the former dictator's multimillion dollar fortune overseas.
    (AP, 8/10/05)
2005        Aug 10, Congolese Vice President Azeria Ruberwa met with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni in the Ugandan capital, Kampala. Ruberwa talked of his government's concerns about 14 Congolese men, suspected of plotting a coup, who were in Uganda. Rugunda said 8 men left before the expulsion order. The other six were given 48 hours to leave.
    (AP, 8/24/05)
2005        Aug 10, The Sikorsky 76 helicopter on a scheduled flight from Tallinn to Helsinki, Finland, went down with 2 pilots and 12 passengers about 3 miles off the coast of Estonia.
    (AP, 8/10/05)
2005        Aug 10, In Haiti police stormed a volatile slum in Port-au-Prince in an attack on well-armed gangs that witnesses said left at least five people dead.
    (AP, 8/10/05)
2005        Aug 10, Iran removed the final seals from equipment at a uranium conversion plant as U.N. inspectors watched, paving the way for Tehran to fully open the facility despite European and U.S. calls for it to maintain the suspension of its nuclear program.
    (AP, 8/10/05)
2005        Aug 10, Gunmen kidnapped Brig. Gen. Khudayer Abbas, a senior Iraqi Interior Ministry official, as he drove his car in central Baghdad. A suicide bomber killed six people and wounded 14 when he drove a car at a police patrol in the Ghazaliya district of western Baghdad.
    (AP, 8/10/05)(Reuters, 8/10/05)
2005        Aug 10, A UN agency reported the 1st avian flu appearance in Mongolia and said 80 migratory birds have died near the Siberian border.
    (WSJ, 8/11/05, p.A1)
2005        Aug 10, Thomas Devlin (15) was attacked and stabbed to death as he walked home with friends in north Belfast.
    (http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/issues/violence/deaths2005draft.htm)(AP, 10/20/07)
2005        Aug 10, In the southern Philippines a series of powerful explosions described as terrorist attacks ripped through Zamboanga city and injured at least 14 people.
    (AP, 8/10/05)
2005        Aug 10, An assailant beat a Polish envoy near Poland's Moscow embassy, drawing diplomatic protests over the second such attack in four days.
    (AP, 8/11/05)
2005        Aug 10, Russia’s Defense Ministry said more than 3,450 Russian troops have been killed in Chechnya since federal forces re-entered the southern Russian region six years ago.
    (AP, 8/10/05)
2005        Aug 10, South Korea ordered an end to a 25-day strike by unionized pilots at Asiana Airlines.
    (WSJ, 8/11/05, p.A11)
2005        Aug 10, In Venezuela lawmakers approved a transfer of $14 million (30.6 billion bolivars) as seed money for a new Treasury Bank to handle government banking needs.
    (WSJ, 8/11/05, p.A11)

2006        Aug 10, In NYC organizers said Germany's Madhupran Wolfgang Schwerk (51) won the 3,100-mile Self-Transcendence event, capturing the world's longest foot race in 41 days, eight hours, 16 minutes and 29 seconds. Suprabha Beckjord (50) was 14th overall and the only woman to finish, doing so after 60 days, four hours, 35 minutes and 24 seconds.
    (AFP, 8/10/06)
2006        Aug 10, Wal-Mart Stores said it will work with Chinese government officials to establish labor unions in all its outlets in China.
    (SFC, 8/11/06, p.D2)
2006        Aug 10, NASA satellite data showed that the ice sheet in Greenland is melting faster than expected.
    (WSJ, 8/11/06, p.A1)
2006        Aug 10, In Afghanistan a roadside bomb killed two Afghan civilians in Jalalabad.
    (AP, 8/10/06)
2006        Aug 10, A Brazilian congressional committee approved a report recommending the expulsion of 72 federal lawmakers from Congress on charges of participating in a nation-wide plan to divert funds from the country’s health-care system.
    (WSJ, 8/11/06, p.A5)
2006        Aug 10, British authorities said they had thwarted a terrorist plot to simultaneously blow up several aircraft heading to the US using explosives smuggled in carry-on luggage. US Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said the terrorists planned to use liquid explosives disguised as beverages and other common products and detonators disguised as electronic devices.
    (AP, 8/10/06)
2006        Aug 10, In Chile a drug trafficking network working on behalf of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) was dismantled. Police seized almost a half-ton of cocaine and arrested 12 people.
    (AP, 8/12/06)
2006        Aug 10, Saomai, the most powerful typhoon to hit China in five decades, slammed into its southeastern coast, destroying hundreds of homes and battering the region with rain and wind after more than 1.3 million people were evacuated. It ultimately killed at least 483 people.
    (AP, 8/10/07)
2006        Aug 10, Hector Orlando Martinez Quinto (38) was captured in Costa Rica. He was accused of participating in a 2002 rebel (FARQ) attack that killed 119 civilians in Boyaya, in one of the worst tragedies in Colombia's four-decade-old guerrilla war.
    (AP, 8/11/06)
2006        Aug 10, Rights activists said at least nine inmates have died in Georgian prisons in the past 10 days as the Caucasus Mountains nation suffers through high temperatures not seen in two decades.
    (AP, 8/10/06)
2006        Aug 10, In India 2 more states banned the sale of Coca-Cola and PepsiCo soft drinks at government-run schools and colleges over allegations they contain high levels of pesticides.
    (AP, 8/10/06)
2006        Aug 10, In Iraq a suicide bomber detonated a belt of explosives near a highly revered Shiite shrine in Najaf, killing at least 35 people and injuring 122.
    (AP, 8/10/06)(SFC, 8/11/06, p.A8)
2006        Aug 10, Israel said will hold back on its new ground offensive in Lebanon until the weekend to give cease-fire efforts another chance. In Jerusalem a tourist (25) was stabbed to death by an Arab youth near one of the gates to the walled Old City in what was believed to be a political attack.
    (AP, 8/10/06)
2006        Aug 10-2006 Aug 11, Italian police raided Internet cafes, money-transfer offices and long-distance phone call centers catering to Muslims and arrested 40 people in a crackdown linked to Britain's announcement it had thwarted an alleged terror plot.
    (AP, 8/11/06)
2006        Aug 10, Yasuo Takei, Japan’s richest man, died. Forbes listed his assets at $5.4 billion. In 1966 he founded Fuji Shoji, a consumer loan company. In 1974 it was renamed Takefuji and grew to become a leader in Japan’s loan industry. In 2004 he was convicted for ordering an illegal wiretapping of a reported who criticized his company.
    (SFC, 8/14/06, p.B8)
2006        Aug 10, Malawi's President Bingu wa Mutharika demanded the resignation of Ishmael Wadi, a top prosecutor, for withdrawing corruption charges against the nation's previous leader. Wadi dropped the charges after Mutharika suspended the head of the anti-corruption bureau, Gustave Kaliwo. Wadi said the suspension left the bureau with no powers to prosecute.
    (AP, 8/10/06)
2006        Aug 10, In Mexico leftist activists blockaded bank headquarters and called for a march on the offices of federal prosecutors, as officials recounted some of the ballots from the disputed presidential election. A protester was shot dead when assailants fired on a march of about 8,000 people calling for the governor's resignation in Oaxaca.
    (AP, 8/10/06)(AP, 8/11/06)
2006        Aug 10, In southern Nigeria gunmen in military fatigues seized two foreign oil workers. A Belgian and a Moroccan were abducted as they traveled through the city of Port Harcourt taking to at least 10 the number kidnapped in the past week.
    (AP, 8/10/06)
2006        Aug 10, In Serbia a panel of international judges convicted and sentenced Selim Krasniqi and two other former rebel fighters to 7 years in prison for detaining and beating fellow ethnic Albanians who allegedly collaborated with Serb authorities during the 1998 Kosovo war.
    (AP, 8/10/06)
2006        Aug 10, The Sri Lankan military attacked Tamil Tiger rebels from land and air, and the rebels retaliated in heavy fighting that killed at least 13 combatants. A Nordic cease-fire monitor warned that the situation was worsening.
    (AP, 8/10/06)

2007        Aug 10, The United States launched an expedition toward the Arctic to map the sea floor off Alaska.
    (AP, 8/10/07)
2007        Aug 10, Federal regulators said that they are pulling $200 million in funding from the Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Hospital a troubled hospital that serves one of LA’s poorest neighborhoods, forcing it to all but shut down. The hospital was built after the 1965 Watts riots to bring health care to poor, minority communities in south Los Angeles.
    (AP, 8/11/07)
2007        Aug 10, In southern Indiana 3 men were killed in a coal mine when a nylon sling used to transport supplies up and down a shaft got caught, causing the bucket the men were riding in to tip and send them plummeting more than 500 feet to their deaths.
    (WSJ, 8/11/07, p.A1)(AP, 8/10/08)
2007        Aug 10, PM Gordon Brown said that foot-and-mouth disease had been contained within a small area of England, despite tests for a suspected new outbreak in a herd several miles from the initial cluster of cases.
    (AP, 8/10/07)
2007        Aug 10, Canada's prime minister announced plans for an army training center and a deepwater port on the third day of an Arctic trip meant to assert sovereignty over a region.
    (AP, 8/10/07)
2007        Aug 10, Congo's ruling coalition in Brazzaville was declared the winner of legislative elections, despite opposition charges of electoral fraud.
    (AFP, 8/10/07)
2007        Aug 10, Denmark was reported to be planning a monthlong expedition, to begin Aug 12, to seek evidence that the Lomonosov Ridge, a 1,240-mile underwater mountain range, is attached to the Danish territory of Greenland, making it a geological extension of the Arctic island.
    (AP, 8/10/07)
2007        Aug 10, In East Timor dozens of attackers raided the Salesian Don Bosco convent and raped several female students, including one around 8 years old.
    (AP, 8/11/07)
2007        Aug 10, The European Central Bank injected another $83.8 billion into the banking system amid signs that bad US mortgages were digging deeper into the world economy. Europe's main stock markets slumped further, with London and Paris shedding more than 3.0 percent, amid turmoil ignited by concerns about a weak US housing sector.
    (AP, 8/10/07)
2007        Aug 10, In India a government report said 77% of Indians, about 836 million people, live on less than half a dollar a day in one of the world's hottest economies. Suspected separatist rebels gunned down a group of migrant workers as they slept and bombed two markets in the insurgency-wracked northeast, bringing the total number of people killed in a week of violence to 23. Police have blamed the violence on the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom and the Karbi Longri National Liberation Front.
    (Reuters, 8/10/07)(AP, 8/11/07)
2007        Aug 10, A car bomb struck a market in a Kurdish area in the northern city of Kirkuk, killing at least eight people and wounding dozens. Scattered violence struck Iraqis nationwide, with at least 15 people killed or found dead. South of Baghdad, the US military said a helicopter was forced down, leaving two soldiers injured.
    (AP, 8/10/07)
2007        Aug 10, Japan and the US signed an agreement aimed at protecting classified military information to be shared by the two countries promoting closer defense cooperation.
    (AP, 8/10/07)
2007        Aug 10, Malawi said it will deploy 800 troops to Darfur in Sudan to serve in the future United Nations-African Union peacekeeping force.
    (AFP, 8/10/07)
2007        Aug 10, A Dutch cruise ship rescued 14 African migrants after their boat capsized in rough Mediterranean waters as they tried to reach Europe, while authorities searched for 11 other passengers who were feared drowned.
    (AP, 8/11/07)
2007        Aug 10, In Nigeria gunmen kidnapped an American manager from oil services firm Hydrodive as he traveled to work in Port Harcourt, where gunfire rang out across the region’s main city for a fifth day.
    (Reuters, 8/10/07)
2007        Aug 10, In Puerto Rico a police officer shot and killed Miguel Caceres Cruz during a struggle at a traffic jam. Javier Pagan Cruz, the officer who fired the shots, was convicted of murder and a weapons charge and sentenced to 109 years in prison. Prosecutors later said two associate police could have prevented the slaying. In 2011 a jury acquitted the two police officers of being accessories to murder.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puerto_Rico_Police_Department)(AP, 3/26/11)
2007        Aug 10, The Sudanese Media Centre said security forces have handed 33 suspects accused of trying to overthrow the government to the justice ministry for investigation.
    (Reuters, 8/10/07)
2007        Aug 10, A Security Council resolution authorized the UN, at the request of the Iraqi government, to promote political talks among Iraqis and a regional dialogue on issues including border security, energy and refugees as well as help tackling the country's worsening humanitarian crisis.
    (AP, 8/11/07)

2008        Aug 10, Shelley Malil (43), comic film and TV actor, stabbed his girlfriend more than 20 times in San Diego County. On Aug 13 he was charged with attempted murder.
    (AP, 8/13/08)
2008        Aug 10, Isaac Hayes (b.1942), singer, died in Memphis. The baldheaded, baritone-voiced soul crooner laid the groundwork for disco. His 1971 "Theme From Shaft" won both Academy and Grammy awards.
    (AP, 8/11/08)
2008        Aug 10, In Afghanistan five civilians died when their vehicle struck a freshly planted mine close to an Afghan military base in Zhari district in southern Kandahar province. Australia's Defense Department said that its troops had captured Mullah Bari Ghul, the Taliban's senior leader in the central province of Uruzgan during a targeted operation last week. 8 civilians held hostage by Taliban militants were killed in an air strike by US-led troops during a battle that also left 25 rebel fighters dead in southern Uruzgan province.
    (AP, 8/10/08)(AFP, 8/11/08)
2008        Aug 10, In southern Australia some 5,000 people rallied to protest the dwindling water levels of the Murray River, claiming the loss was causing an environmental disaster.
    (AFP, 8/10/08)
2008        Aug 10, Voters in Bolivia vigorously endorsed President Evo Morales in a recall referendum he devised to try to break a political stalemate and revive his leftist crusade, partial unofficial results showed. More than 62 percent of voters ratified the mandate.
    (AP, 8/10/08)
2008        Aug 10, In Canada explosions at a propane facility in Toronto forced thousands to evacuate. One firefighter died at the scene. A riot broke out and an officer was shot in the leg in a north Montreal neighborhood where a Honduran teenager (18) was shot and killed by police a day earlier.
    (SFC, 8/11/08, p.A3)(AP, 8/11/08)(SFC, 8/12/08, p.A3)
2008        Aug 10, In northwest China bombings and fierce clashes took place between police and attackers, the second outbreak of deadly violence there in under a week. Two women were among a squad of assailants accused of killing 12 people when they hurled homemade bombs at government buildings and police.
    (AFP, 8/10/08)(AP, 8/11/08)
2008        Aug 10, Welshwoman Nicole Cooke handed Britain their first gold of the Beijing Olympic Games when she won the women's cycling road race.
    (AP, 8/10/08)
2008        Aug 10, Japan's Masato Uchishiba has won his second straight Olympic gold medal, pinning France's Benjamin Darbelet just seconds into their final match in the men's 66-kilogram division and bringing Japan its first judo gold of the Beijing Games.
    (AP, 8/10/08)
2008        Aug 10, Georgian troops retreated from the breakaway province of South Ossetia and their government pressed for a truce, overwhelmed by Russian firepower as the conflict threatened to set off a wider war. Georgia said it has shot down 10 Russian planes, including four brought down Aug 9. It also claimed to have captured two Russian pilots, who were shown on Georgian television. Ukraine warned Russia it could bar Russian navy ships from returning to their base in the Crimea because of their deployment to Georgia's coast.
    (AP, 8/10/08)
2008        Aug 10, In southern India 40 villagers riding on a truck were swept away by a flooded river and feared dead. Monsoon rains have claimed at least 59 lives in the past three days.
    (AP, 8/10/08)
2008        Aug 10, Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari said the US must provide a "very clear timeline" to withdraw its troops from Iraq as part of an agreement allowing them to stay beyond this year. A series of bombs struck Iraqi security forces and commuters in the Baghdad area, killing at least seven people and wounding 25 others. A female suicide bomber killed a US soldier and at least four Iraqis in a complex attack in Tarmiyah. An Iraqi police official said 17 Iraqis were killed in the Tarmiyah attack, including 3 members of the Awakening Council.
    (Reuters, 8/10/08)(AP, 8/10/08)(AP, 8/11/08)(SFC, 8/11/08, p.A5)
2008        Aug 10, Pakistani forces bombed dozens of houses in Bajur, a tribal region near the Afghan border, amid reports that days of clashes have killed at least 100 insurgents and nine paramilitary troops. Pakistani forces pulled out of Bajur after 3 days of fighting. A Taliban spokesman said as many as 100 Pakistani paramilitary troops were killed. Officials acknowledged that 55 were missing.
    (AP, 8/10/08)(SSFC, 8/11/08, p.A11)
2008        Aug 10, In the Philippines nearly 3,000 troops and police launched an attack after guerrillas defied an ultimatum to withdraw from five towns in North Cotabato province.
    (AP, 8/11/08)
2008        Aug 10, South African President Thabo Mbeki spent more than eight hours in talks with Zimbabwe's president and opposition leaders to try to resolve a deadly political dispute.
    (AP, 8/10/08)
2008        Aug 10, Sri Lankan soldiers launched a pre-dawn attack on Tamil separatists in the embattled north, killing 15 rebels, while other battles in the region left 24 rebels and one soldier dead, said the military.
    (AP, 8/10/08)

2009        Aug 10, In Oakland, Ca., Hassani Campbell (5) was reported missing by his foster parents Louis Ross (38) and Jennifer Campbell (33). The couple were arrested on Aug 28 on suspicion of killing the boy, who suffered from cerebral palsy.
    (SFC, 8/29/09, p.A1)
2009        Aug 10, At least three Afghan police and two civilians were killed in a brazen attack by Taliban gunmen and suicide bombers on government buildings near Kabul. A US soldier was killed in the south in a hostile fire incident. 22 Taliban insurgents and two Afghan soldiers also died in violence.
    (Reuters, 8/10/09)(AP, 8/11/09)
2009        Aug 10, Australia said it has pledged 7.8 million US dollars this year to help save more than 100 indigenous languages which are in grave danger of dying out.
    (AFP, 8/10/09)
2009        Aug 10, Canada’s Nortel Networks said its chief executive would step down immediately and its board would shrink from nine directors to just three as the bankrupt telecom equipment maker sheds its major assets.
    (Reuters, 8/10/09)
2009        Aug 10, China said that it has released more than 1,200 detainees held over the unrest in Tibet last year while more than 700 people are still being held over last month's riots in Xinjiang. China's police said they have installed 2.75 million surveillance cameras since 2003 and are expanding the system into the largely neglected countryside.
    (AFP, 8/10/09)
2009        Aug 10, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in the strife-torn Democratic Republic of Congo on the fourth leg of her seven-nation African tour. Clinton said she would press Democratic Republic of Congo's government to address the root causes of the conflict in the east and stop the use of women as "weapons of war."
    (Reuters, 8/10/09)
2009        Aug 10, In Cuba 14 people were killed and at least 33 hospitalized after two trucks loaded with passengers collided in the central Cuban province of Ciego de Avila.
    (AP, 8/10/09)
2009        Aug 10, Leaders of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUL), a 12-member group inspired by Brazil, met in Quito, Ecuador, in an attempt to further integration. Colombia’s Pres. Uribe did not attend, in part because Ecuador broke of ties with Colombia last year.
    (Econ, 8/15/09, p.31)
2009        Aug 10, In Iraq a double truck bombing tore through the village of a small Shiite ethnic minority near the northern city of Mosul killing at least 35 people in Khazna. 9 blasts wracked Baghdad in a wave of violence that killed 22 people. All told more than 250 were left wounded.
    (AP, 8/10/09)(SFC, 8/11/09, p.A4)
2009        Aug 10, Israeli warplanes bombed a smuggling tunnel along the Gaza-Egypt border in response to Palestinian rocket and mortar fire, in a brief flare-up of violence at a time of relative quiet in the volatile Palestinian territory.
    (AP, 8/10/09)
2009        Aug 10, Typhoon Etau slammed into the west coast of Japan. 13 people were killed in raging floodwaters and landslides, and 10 others were missing.
    (AP, 8/10/09)
2009        Aug 10, In Mexico Pres. Obama huddled with the leaders of Mexico and Canada for a swift North American summit, where the swine flu epidemic and knotty disputes over cross-border trade dominated a lengthy agenda.
    (AP, 8/10/09)
2009        Aug 10, Mexican soldiers arrested Juan Daniel Carranco Salazar, the alleged leader of the Gulf cartel's operations in the Caribbean resort of Cancun. State prosecutors in Baja California announced their arrest of state detective Sergio Alvarado Chong in the border city of Mexicali with 8 kilograms (17.64 pounds) of cocaine.
    (AP, 8/11/09)
2009        Aug 10, New Zealand announced that it will cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 10 to 20 percent below 1990 levels by 2020.
    (AP, 8/10/09)
2009        Aug 10, In Pakistan attack helicopters and artillery pounded militant hideouts following clashes between rebels and security forces in North Waziristan. 3 militants were reported killed.
    (AFP, 8/10/09)
2009        Aug 10, In central Slovakia 19 workers were trapped underground after a fire and explosion hit the Handlova coal mine. The trapped workers were nine miners who were initially sent to battle a blaze and 11 sent as reinforcements as the fire grew. All were believed killed.
    (AP, 8/10/09)(AP, 8/11/09)

2010        Aug 10, President Barack Obama signed a $26 billion bill would protect some 300,000 teachers, police and others from election-year layoffs.
    (AP, 8/10/10)
2010        Aug 10, A San Francisco judge ordered Wells Fargo to pay its customers $203 million for manipulating debit transactions to maximize overdraft fees.
    (SFC, 8/12/10, p.A1)
2010        Aug 10, In Ohio Roderick Davie (38) was executed by lethal injection for the murder of 2 co-workers at a pet supply company in 1991.
    (SFC, 8/11/10, p.A4)
2010        Aug 10, In Afghanistan 2 gunmen with explosives strapped to them tried to storm the office of an international security company in Kabul. When guards fought back, the men detonated their explosives, killing two Afghan drivers. This followed a UN report that the number of civilians killed in the Afghan war jumped 25 percent in the first half of 2010 compared with the same period last year, with insurgents responsible for the spike.
    (AP, 8/10/10)
2010        Aug 10, Brazil signed on to UN sanctions against Iran despite misgivings over the measures following its efforts to negotiate a nuclear-swap deal with the Islamic state.
    (AP, 8/11/10)
2010        Aug 10, The death toll from landslides in northwestern China more than doubled to 702, as crews in three countries across Asia struggled to reach survivors from flooding that has afflicted millions of people.
    (AP, 8/10/10)
2010        Aug 10, China Kanghui Holdings, a maker of orthopedic implants, and its stockholders priced 6.7 million American depositary shares, representing 40.1 million ordinary shares, at $10.25 apiece. The stock listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "KH."
    (AP, 8/11/10)
2010        Aug 10, The leaders of Colombia and Venezuela re-established diplomatic relations, saying they are starting to repair confidence undermined by years of recriminations between the two countries. The announcement came after a four-hour meeting between Venezuelan Pres. Hugo Chavez and Colombia's new leader, Juan Manuel Santos.
    (AP, 8/11/10)
2010        Aug 10, In the Dominican Rep. over 30,000 truck drivers began a one-day strike to protest a government proposal to increase the fuel tax.
    (SFC, 8/11/10, p.A2)
2010        Aug 10, Indonesia and the US launched a biodiversity research centre on the holiday island of Bali to further studies of the archipelago's rich and diverse species.
    (AFP, 8/10/10)
2010        Aug 10, In Iraq the leader of an anti-Qaeda militia was gunned down outside his home, while bombs killed three civilians in a series of attacks south of Baghdad.
    (AFP, 8/10/10)
2010        Aug 10, Japan apologized to South Korea for its colonial rule over the country, seeking to strengthen ties between the two countries ahead of the 100th anniversary of the Japanese annexation of the Korean peninsula.
    (AP, 8/10/10)
2010        Aug 10, Lebanon criticized a US Congressman's decision to suspend $100 million of military aid over concerns that Iranian-backed Hezbollah may have influence over the Arab country's army and American-supplied weapons could be used to threaten neighboring Israel.
    (AP, 8/10/10)
2010        Aug 10, Mexico's Supreme Court ruled that all 31 states must recognize same-sex marriages performed in the capital, though its decision does not force those states to begin marrying gay couples in their territory.
    (AP, 8/11/10)
2010        Aug 10, Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari returned to his flood-ravaged country, where he faced a storm of criticism for visiting Europe as his country was gripped by what his government called the nation's worst natural disaster. The UN said the Pakistan’ government's estimate of 13.8 million people affected by the country's worst-ever floods exceeded the combined total of three recent megadisasters, the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2005 Kashmir earthquake and the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
    (AP, 8/10/10)
2010        Aug 10, Rescuers in mountainous Indian-controlled Kashmir raced to save dozens of stranded foreign trekkers and find 500 people still missing in flash floods that have killed 140.
    (AP, 8/10/10)
2010        Aug 10, In Poland several thousand protestors rallied before Warsaw's presidential palace to seek the removal of a cross erected there after the April air crash death of president Lech Kaczynski.
    (AP, 8/10/10)
2010        Aug 10, In Puerto Rico Coraly Campos feuded with her partner and told him he would never see the two children again. She then beat them, stabbed them with a kitchen knife and set the house afire. Her 3-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son died in the attack in the city of Trujillo Alto. Campos also tried to kill herself. On March 11, 2011, Campos (21) was convicted of first-degree murder, child abuse, arson, domestic abuse and violation of weapons laws.
    (AP, 3/12/11)
2010        Aug 10, Saudi Arabia's telecommunications regulator said it would allow BlackBerry messaging services to continue in the kingdom, citing "positive developments" with the device's Canadian manufacturer.
    (AP, 8/10/10)
2010        Aug 10, Northern and southern Sudanese leaders resumed negotiations on the ramifications of possible southern independence early next year, such as the distribution of oil wealth.
    (AFP, 8/10/10)
2010        Aug 10, In Turkey suspected Kurdish rebels blew up part of an Iraqi-Kurdish pipeline killing 2 people and cutting the flow of oil in Sirnak province.
    (SFC, 8/11/10, p.A2)

2011        Aug 10, The Dow Jones industrial average fell 519 points to close at 10,719.94. it has lost over 2,000 points in less than three weeks.
    (SFC, 8/11/11, p.D1)
2011        Aug 10, In Colorado 3 fugitive siblings wanted in connection with crimes in Florida and Georgia last week were taken into custody after shots were fired and a high-speed chase ended in a crash. Authorities had been searching since August 2 for Ryan Edward Dougherty (21), Dylan Dougherty Stanley (26), and Lee Grace E. Dougherty (29), who were accused of shooting at a Florida police officer and robbing a bank in Georgia on the same day. On April 30, 2012, Ryan was sentenced to 18 years in prison, Lee Grace to 24 years, and Dylan to 32 years. On Dec 17 a federal judge sentenced the 3 siblings to over 35 years in prison.
    (Reuters, 8/10/11)(SFC, 5/1/12, p.A6)(SFC, 12/18/12, p.A7)
2011        Aug 10, Tennessee school principal Suzette York (49) was shot and killed by a 17-year-old student at a private school in Memphis.
    (SFC, 8/11/11, p.A6)
2011        Aug 10, Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania reported the first clear success with a new approach for treating leukemia, turning the patients' own blood cells into assassins that hunt and destroy their cancer cells.
    (AP, 8/10/11)
2011        Aug 10, NASA said its Mars rover Opportunity reached the rim of a 14-mile-wide crater where it will examine rocks older than any it has seen in its 7 years on the surface of the planet.
    (SFC, 8/11/11, p.A6)
2011        Aug 10, Afghanistan's Pres. Karzai issued a decree stating that the country's courts do not have the power to alter election results, appearing to bow to pressure to resolve an impasse over the parliament's legitimacy that threatened to create a constitutional crisis. Karzai handed authority for resolving a lingering dispute over last year's fraud-hit Afghan parliamentary elections to the Independent Election Commission (IEC).
    (AP, 8/10/11)(AFP, 8/10/11)
2011        Aug 10, Australian Clifford John Gerathy (60), accused of funneling Aus$17.2 million ($17.8 million) in bribes to a Vietnamese official and falsifying Malaysian accounts, was charged over a banknotes scandal. He was charged with conspiracy to bribe a foreign public official and false accounting.
    (AFP, 8/10/11)
2011        Aug 10, Australian aviation authorities lifted a 6-week flying ban on the local unit of Tiger Airways after the budget carrier agreed to new conditions including extra training for pilots.
    (AFP, 8/10/11)
2011        Aug 10, London police arrested former News of the World news editor Greg Miskiw (61) on suspicion of hacking phones, the 12th person detained over the long-running scandal.
    (AFP, 8/10/11)(AFP, 8/11/11)
2011        Aug 10, Britons took to social networking sites to expose the rioters who went on the rampage for four nights, posting photos of masked gangs looting and hurling missiles. Three Asian men died after being hit by a car during riots in the Winson Green area of Birmingham. Witnesses said they died while trying to protect their community from looters. On Aug 13 a man and teenager were charged with the murder of three men. On July 19, 2012, eight men were cleared of murdering the three friends who died after being hit by a car.
    (AP, 8/14/11)(AFP, 7/19/12)
2011        Aug 10, China suspended all new railway construction projects. Controversy and safety concerns swirled over the nation's high-speed network following the July 23 fatal crash, which left 40 people dead.
    (AFP, 8/11/11)
2011        Aug 10, China launched its first aircraft carrier, a refitted former Soviet craft, for a maiden run. Last month China confirmed that it was refitting an old, unfinished Soviet carrier hull (the Varyag) bought from Ukraine's government in 1998. Sources said China was also building two of its own carriers.
    (Reuters, 8/10/11)(Econ, 8/13/11, p.38)
2011        Aug 10, A Colombian court ordered a diocese of the Roman Catholic Church to pay $220,000 in restitution to two youths who were sexually abused by one of its priests in 2007. The Rev. Luis Enrique Duque was already serving an 18-year prison sentence for the crime.
    (AP, 8/10/11)
2011        Aug 10, In India a protest over long-running plans to acquire agricultural land for a water pipeline happened between the popular hill station resort of Lonavala and the city of Pune, some 100 km (60 miles) from Mumbai. Police shot and killed 3 farmers during the protest.
    (AFP, 8/11/11)
2011        Aug 10, In Italy undercover police donned togas, capes and sandals to stop a turf battle among Italians who impersonate gladiators outside the Colosseum and other landmarks in Rome and make money by posing for camera carrying tourists.
    (AP, 8/13/11)
2011        Aug 10, An Ivory Coast official said 12 people, including the son of Laurent Gbagbo, the country's former strongman, have been detained and charged over their actions during six months of postelection violence that left thousands dead.
    (AP, 8/10/11)
2011        Aug 10, Libyan state television broadcast images of a man it said was Moammar Gadhafi's youngest son, Khamis Gadhafi. The national council chief Mustafa Abdel-Jalil ordered all fighters to be incorporated into the national liberation army individually. 5 rebels were reported killed when regime forces attacked the rebel-held town of Bir Ghanam. The European Union said it was adding two more Libyan businesses to its list of companies and individuals targeted by sanctions. Fresh fighting meanwhile erupted at the strategic oil town of Brega.
    (AP, 8/10/11)(AP, 8/11/11)(AFP, 8/11/11)
2011        Aug 10, In Mexico Ruvalcaba Plascencia, former head of police for the city of Chihuahua and the border city of Ciudad Juarez, was shot to death at a restaurant in the Chihuahua state capital.
    (AP, 8/11/11)
2011        Aug 10, In Pakistan two American-fired missiles hit a house in North Waziristan killing 20 Islamist militants. 14 of the dead belonged to the Haqqani network, a Taliban-linked faction.
    (SFC, 8/11/11, p.A2)
2011        Aug 10, In the Philippines 6 suspected car thieves and a police officer were killed in two gun battles in Manila.
    (AFP, 8/10/11)     
2011        Aug 10, Syrian troops launched operations in three suburbs of the capital Damascus as well as the northwestern village of Sarmin, near the Turkish border, where a woman was killed and three people wounded. Security forces also killed an activist in the northwestern town of Taftanaz, where the army is conducting a military operation. Hama appeared to be under full government control. Security forces shot dead at least 15 people in Homs. The Obama administration announced new sanctions.
    (AP, 8/10/11)(AP, 8/11/11)
2011        Aug 10, Tanzania pledged 300 tons of maize for Somalia's drought-hit people during a visit by Somali President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed.
    (AFP, 8/10/11)
2011        Aug 10, Ugandan opposition leaders vowed to restart protests over rising living costs, as security forces fired tear gas following a memorial to a child killed in an earlier demonstration. Police fired rubber bullets and teargas at protesters who followed Kizza Besigye, a top opposition leader, in a march in Masaka.
    (AFP, 8/10/11)(AP, 8/11/11)
2011        Aug 10, Some Venezuelan police chiefs said the lockups in their stations are either at capacity or nearly full as a result of the order for prisons to stop accepting new inmates for a month. The order came last week from the newly appointed prisons minister, Iris Varela.
    (AP, 8/10/11)
2011        Aug 10, In Vietnam Pham Minh Hoang (56), a French-Vietnamese math professor, was sentenced to three years in prison for belonging to a banned pro-democracy group and publishing an anti-Communist blog.
    (AP, 8/10/11)

2012        Aug 10, The Obama administration set new, largely symbolic, sanctions on Syria's state-run oil company and the Hezbollah militant group, moves designed to underscore Iran's key role in propping up the Syrian regime over the span of its civil war.
    (AP, 8/10/12)
2012        Aug 10, Columnist and TV host Fareed Zakaria apologized for lifting several paragraphs by another writer for use in his column in Time magazine. His column has been suspended for a month.
    (AP, 8/10/12)
2012        Aug 10, A federal jury in San Diego found 2 former Border Patrol agents guilty of smuggling for money hundreds of people into the US.
    (SFC, 8/11/12, p.A4)
2012        Aug 10, US Army Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo, a Muslim, was sentenced to life in federal prison for collecting bomb-making material to carry out an attack on a Texas restaurant full of Fort Hood troops.
    (SFC, 8/11/12, p.A4)
2012        Aug 10, In southern Afghanistan two Afghans, including a policeman, shot and killed six US service members in separate attacks in Helmand province. Elsewhere in Helmand province six Afghan civilians were killed when their car hit a roadside bomb.
    (AP, 8/10/12)(AP, 8/11/12)
2012        Aug 10, Argentina’s national statistics agency, INDEC, declared that a family of four should be considered above the poverty level if its monthly food bill exceeded 688 pesos, or about 6 pesos per person per day. A study by the Univ. of Buenos Aires had put the minimum daily budget for a healthy diet at 24 pesos per person.
    (Economist, 9/8/12, p.36)
2012        Aug 10, In northeast Bangladesh at least 13 Muslim worshippers were killed and 15 hurt when lightning struck a mosque in a remote village as they held special Ramadan prayers.
    (AFP, 8/11/12)
2012        Aug 10, Britain's government, meanwhile, said it was offering 5 million pounds (US$7.8 million) to Syria's rebel forces to pay for communications equipment and medical supplies in an effort to bolster ties with the Syrian opposition. World powers were set to name veteran Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi (78) as their new envoy to seek a peaceful and politically workable end to a 17-month uprising that has cost more than 21,000 lives.
    (AP, 8/10/12)(AFP, 8/10/12)
2012        Aug 10, Manchester United PLC raised some $233 million as its shares sold for $14 on the NYSE. The IPO represented 10% of the Glazer family’s ownership.
    (SFC, 8/11/12, p.D2)
2012        Aug 10, Four Chinese police officers admitted in court to covering up the killing of a British businessman to protect Gu Kailai, the wife of a senior politician charged with his murder. The officers covered up her involvement in Neil Heywood's death by "forging interview scripts and hiding evidence," agreeing to say he died of excessive alcohol consumption.
    (AFP, 8/10/12)
2012        Aug 10, Egyptian troops stormed a house in Sheik Zweid, close to Rafah border crossing with Gaza Strip, and caught 9 Islamic militants while they were asleep. Gunmen attacked a checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula overnight, causing no casualties, as the army massed troops to quell increasingly deadly Islamist militants.
    (AP, 8/10/12)(AFP, 8/10/12)
2012        Aug 10, In Iraq a bombing against a police patrol in Diyala province killed 3 policemen. In Anbar province city councilman Nabil Shaaker was killed and two of his brothers wounded when gunmen fired on their car.
    (AFP, 8/10/12)
2012        Aug 10, The Italian government announced a shake-up of the judiciary aimed at reducing inefficiency.
    (Econ, 8/18/12, p.50)
2012        Aug 10, In Libya gunmen shot dead army general and high-ranking defense ministry official Mohamed Hadia in the eastern city of Benghazi. He was one of the first officers to defect and join the opposition during last year's revolution that ousted Moamer Kadhafi.
    (AFP, 8/10/12)
2012        Aug 10, Mexican police found eight decomposing bodies inside a car abandoned by a waterpark in Fresnillo, Zacatecas state. 5 gunmen were killed during a clash with federal police in the western state of Michoacan.
    (AP, 8/10/12)
2012        Aug 10, Moroccan government sources said an unspecified number of security officials accused of corruption on its northern coast have been arrested as part of a judicial inquiry ordered by the king.
    (AFP, 8/10/12)
2012        Aug 10, Pakistan's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate from 12 percent to 10.5 percent, effective Aug 13, as it looked to encourage private sector investment.
    (AFP, 8/10/12)
2012        Aug 10, South African protesters calling for better government services shut down a national highway leading into top tourist city Cape Town where they hurled a petrol bomb at police officers, blocked roads and set tires alight.
    (AFP, 8/10/12)
2012        Aug 10, South Korea’s Pres. Lee Myung-bak visited islets, locally called Dokdo, also claimed by Japan, where they are called Takeshima.
    (SFC, 8/11/12, p.A3)
2012        Aug 10, Syrian government forces fought rebels outside Damascus and in Aleppo as more civilians streamed across the border into neighboring Turkey. Rebels operating in the town abducted a pro-government TV crew in al-Tal suburb just north of Damascus. Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least six people were killed in heavy shelling on al-Tal. At least 103 people were reported killed nationwide, including 55 civilians,
    (AP, 8/10/12)(AP, 8/11/12)(AFP, 8/11/12)
2012        Aug 10, Zanzibar's Vice President Seif Ali Iddi told the island's parliament the authorities had investigated and confirmed "that 36 crude oil tankers and container ships flying the Tanzania flag are indeed from Iran."
    (AFP, 8/13/12)
2012        Aug 10, The UN said that 25,000 people have been displaced in Sudan's Darfur region after unrest that began 10 days ago with the killing of a government official.
    (AFP, 8/10/12)
2012        Aug 10, In Vietnam a Hanoi court convicted blogger Le Thanh Tung (44) of "propaganda against the state" by over Internet articles for the banned Vietnam Freedom and Democracy Movement.
    (AFP, 8/11/12)
2012        Aug 10, In Yemen a member of Al-Qaeda was killed when he tried to escape from a jail controlled by the Popular Resistance Committees in Zinjibar. Militiamen searching a house in Jaar discovered a bomb-making factory and seized a number of explosives belts. Two soldiers were killed and three others hurt when gunmen ambushed their vehicle in a desert region of the eastern province of Hadramawt.
    (AFP, 8/11/12)

2013        Aug 10, US FBI agents killed James Lee DiMaggio (40) in the Idaho wilderness. He was suspected of killing a California woman Christina Anderson (44) and her young son a week earlier before fleeing with her daughter, Hannah Anderson (16).
    (SSFC, 8/11/13, p.A10)
2013        Aug 10, Eydie Gorme (b.1928), pop singer, died at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas. Her hits included “Blame It on the Bossa Nova" (1963) and “Amor" (1964). She also sang in a duet act with her husband Steve Lawrence and they appeared together on TV in “The Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme Show" (1958).
    (SSFC, 8/11/13, p.A15)
2013        Aug 10, In Afghanistan 3 bombs in the Charcheno district of southern Uruzgan province killed four people and wounded three.
    (AP, 8/11/13)
2013        Aug 10, Afghan parliament member Fariba Ahmadi Kakar was kidnapped while driving from Kabul to the southern province of Kandahar. The Taliban later released her three children and a driver but held Kakar to exchange her for four insurgent commanders.
    (AP, 8/15/13)
2013        Aug 10, Bahrain said it has has deported a US nursery school teacher who wrote articles on social media sites linked to radical groups and for violating the terms of her work permit.
    (Reuters, 8/11/13)
2013        Aug 10, Egyptian helicopters fired on a meeting of suspected militants in the country's Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 12 people.
    (AP, 8/11/13)
2013        Aug 10, In Greece dozens of illegal immigrants being held in a detention center hurled stones at police guards and set mattresses on fire in protest over the extension of their detention. More than 50 out of 1,620 migrants held at the detention center of Amygdaleza, near Athens, were arrested over the clashes.
    (Reuters, 8/11/13)
2013        Aug 10, In Hungary Laszlo Csatary (98), a former police officer indicted in June by Hungarian authorities for abusing Jews and contributing to their deportation to Nazi death camps during World War II, died.
    (AP, 8/12/13)
2013        Aug 10, India’s PM Manmohan Singh announced that the reactor of the country’s first indigenously designed and built nuclear submarine, the Arihant, had been activated and that sea trials would soon begin.
    (Econ, 8/17/13, p.36)
2013        Aug 10, In eastern Indonesia gushing hot lava from the erupting Mount Rokatenda volcano killed 6 people sleeping in a beach village on Palue island. Ash and smoke shot up to 2 km into the air.
    (AP, 8/10/13)
2013        Aug 10, In Iraq a bomb near a park in Zubeidiyah killed 4 people, including 2 children, who were celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday. Deadly bombings across the country left 69 dead.
    (AP, 8/10/13)(AP, 8/11/13)
2013        Aug 10, The president of Iraqi Kurdistan vowed to defend the large Kurdish population across the border in neighboring Syria from al-Qaida-linked fighters.
    (AP, 8/10/13)
2013        Aug 10, Israeli troops killed a Palestinian who crossed in from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, fearing he was a security threat though he proved to be unarmed.
    (Reuters, 8/10/13)
2013        Aug 10, Six migrants drowned off the Italian island of Sicily after attempting a dangerous passage from Africa in a fishing boat that carried some 102 people. Rescuers saved 250 people who had tried to cross in flimsy boats from northern Africa to southern Europe.
    (Reuters, 8/10/13)(SSFC, 8/11/13, p.A6)
2013        Aug 10, Spain’s Interior Ministry said that 75 people have been arrested in a joint operation by Spanish and French police. They included 51 in Spain and 24 in France. Two Barcelona-based suspected heads of the gang, that allegedly smuggled Chinese citizens into Europe and the United States, were among those arrested.
    (AP, 8/10/13)
2013        Aug 10, In Sri Lanka a Buddhist mob attacked a mosque in Colombo and at least 12 people were injured, the latest in a series of attacks on the minority Muslim community by members of the Buddhist majority.
    (Reuters, 8/11/13)
2013        Aug 10, In Sudan two days of clashes over land resulted in the deaths of 41 from the Rezeigat tribe of Darfur. 70 people on the Maaliya side were also killed.
    (Reuters, 8/11/13)
2013        Aug 10, In southern Yemen a suspected US drone strike killed 2 alleged al-Qaida militants in Lahj province, making it the 9th such strike in just two weeks. Two other militants were wounded in the strike.
    (AP, 8/11/13)

2014        Aug 10, Missouri police arrested 32 people after rioting and looting erupted in Ferguson late today and spread to neighboring towns in protests that turned violent over the killing of a black teenager by a police officer.
    (Reuters, 8/11/14)
2014        Aug 10, In New Jersey a pickup truck drove through a barricade and into a farmer’s market in Hawthorne killing one woman who was dragged for three blocks. A man was taken into custody.
    (SFC, 8/11/14, p.A4)
2014        Aug 10, In Afghanistan a suicide car bomber attacked a NATO convoy moving through Kabul, killing at least 4 civilians and wounding more than 35 in an assault claimed by the Taliban.
    (AP, 8/10/14)
2014        Aug 10, The Central African Republic named its first Muslim prime minister as part of an effort to create a more inclusive government and end more than a year of sectarian violence. Mahamat Kamoun, a former special advisor to interim president Catherine Samba-Panza, will lead a transitional government that is seeking to implement a precarious ceasefire signed late last month.
    (AFP, 8/10/14)
2014        Aug 10, Under Egyptian auspices a fresh 72-hour ceasefire, effective as of midnight, was announced between Israel and Hamas.
    (AFP, 8/10/14)
2014        Aug 10, In Haiti 15 gunmen in two SUVs opened fire on guards at the Croix-des-Bouquets prison and facilitated the escape of 329 prisoners. On Aug 12 police recaptured Clifford Brandt, believed to be responsible for the mass breakout, along with two others. After a month only some 75 prisoners were recaptured.
    (SFC, 8/12/14, p.A2)(SFC, 8/13/14, p.A2)(SFC, 9/11/14, p.A5)
2014        Aug 10, In Iran 39 people were killed and nine wounded when a regional passenger plane crashed while taking off from Tehran.
    (Yahoo News, 8/10/14)
2014        Aug 10, Iraq's human rights minister said Islamic State militants have killed at least 500 members of the Yazidi ethnic minority during their offensive in the north. At least 20,000 had managed to flee the siege, with the help of Kurdish troops, and cross into northern Iraq's Kurdistan region via Syria, but thousands reportedly remained on Mount Sinjar.
    (Reuters, 8/10/14)(AFP, 8/10/14)
2014        Aug 10, Kurdish forces, reinvigorated by American airstrikes, retook Gwer and Makhmur from Sunni militants, achieving one of their first victories after weeks of retreating.
    (AP, 8/10/14)(Econ, 8/16/14, p.19)
2014        Aug 10, Israel said it would not return to Egyptian-mediated ceasefire talks as long as Palestinian militants in Gaza kept up cross-border rocket and mortar fire. Israeli air strikes and shelling killed 3 Palestinians in Gaza, including a boy of 14 and a woman.
    (AP, 8/10/14)
2014        Aug 10, In Libya heavy shelling resumed in Tripoli after three days of relative calm following more than a month of street fighting between rival armed factions battling for control of the city's airport.
    (Reuters, 8/11/14)
2014        Aug 10, In Nigeria Boko Haram abducted some 100 young men and several women in Doron Baga in the Kukawa area near the border with Chad. 28 older men were reported killed. The terrorists were stopped as they crossed the Chad border by Chadian soldiers who killed most of them and set free 65 men and 22 women. More than 30 were still suspected to be held by the extremists.
    (AP, 8/15/14)(Reuters, 8/15/14)(AFP, 8/16/14)
2014        Aug 10, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia discussed developments in Syria, Iraq, Gaza and Libya with Egypt’s Pres. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, during Sisi's first visit to his regime's powerful ally since winning May elections.
    (AFP, 8/11/14)
2014        Aug 10, Warring rivals in South Sudan missed a 60-day deadline to forge a unity government, despite warnings of famine and the threat of sanctions if fighting continues.
    (AFP, 8/10/14)
2014        Aug 10, In eastern Syria Islamic militants crushed a tribal uprising against their rule after three days of clashes in three eastern villages near the border with Iraq.
    (AP, 8/11/14)
2014        Aug 10, Turkey held presidential elections. PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan became Turkey’s first elected pre3sident and extended his domination despite warnings by opponents that the country is moving towards a one-man autocracy. Erdogan received 52% of the vote marking his 9th electoral victory during 12 years of power.
    (AFP, 8/10/14)(AFP, 8/11/14)(Econ, 8/16/14, p.42)(Econ, 9/13/14, p.61)
2014        Aug 10, In southeastern Ukraine artillery pounded the rebel bastion of Donetsk as the West warned Russia that any attempt to send "humanitarian" troops into the conflict-torn region would be unacceptable. Rockets late today slammed into a high-security prison in Donetsk, igniting a riot that allowed more than 100 prisoners to flee.
    (AFP, 8/10/14)(AP, 8/11/14)
2014        Aug 10, Interfax news reported that five Ukrainian soldiers, who were detained after crossing the border into Russia, have been released back to their unit. The five were among 18 against whom Russia had opened criminal investigations. Twenty-eight Ukrainian border guard officers were also being held in Russia.
    (Reuters, 8/10/14)

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