August 10 in History
1497August 10, 1497:
Italian explorer, John Cabot officially informs King Henry VII of his intentions to embark on a trip to modern-day Asia.
1585August 10, 1585:
The Treaty of Nonsuch: Aid for Netherlands is signed by Queen of England, Elizabeth I.
1937August 10, 1937:
The fifth edition of the Venice Film Festival begins. Emil Jannings and Bette Davis would go on to win prizes at the event.
1950August 10, 1950:
Radio City Music Hall becomes the venue for the premiering of the American film noir titled "Sunset Boulevard". The movie stars Gloria Swanson and William Holden.
1963August 10, 1963: "Fingertips (Part 2)", a song by American singer Stevie Wonder, becomes the only live recording to occupy the number spot in the United States.
1972August 10, 1972:
Paul McCartney and his spouse, Linda, are apprehended for possessing an amount of marijuana during one of their shows in Sweden.
1974August 10, 1974:
Roberta Flack's song titled "Feel Like Makin' Love" becomes number one hit song in the United States.
1976August 10, 1976: Elton John begins his famous concert in New York’s Madison Square Garden. The concert would last for 10 nights, which becomes the first of its kind.
1987August 10, 1987:
Wilson Pickett, known for his song titled "In the Midnight Hour", is fined $1000 and given a two-year probation for threatening customers of a bar in New Jersey with a fully loaded shotgun.
2004August 10, 2004:
Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones fame discloses his cancer treatment.