Wednesday, October 10, 2012

October 10 - Reclined





Reclined


Guest photography by W



This Day In History
1845
In Annapolis, Maryland, the Naval School (later renamed the United States Naval Academy) opens with 50 midshipman students and seven professors.
1913
President Woodrow Wilson triggers the explosion of the Gamboa Dike thus ending construction on the Panama Canal.
1964
The opening ceremony at The 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, is broadcast live in the first Olympic telecast relayed by geostationary communication satellite.
1971
Sold, dismantled and moved to the United States, London Bridge reopens in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
2010
The Netherlands Antilles are dissolved as a country.


Famous Birthdays
1599
√Čtienne Moulini√©, French Baroque composer (d. 1676)
1684
Antoine Watteau, French painter (d. 1721)
1731
Henry Cavendish, British scientist (d. 1810)
1813
Giuseppe Verdi, Italian composer (d. 1901)
1861
Fridtjof Nansen, Norwegian explorer, Nobel laureate (d. 1930)
1900
Helen Hayes, American actress (d. 1993)
1901
Alberto Giacometti, Swiss sculptor (d. 1966)
1906
Paul Creston, American composer (d. 1985)
1917
Thelonious Monk, American jazz pianist (d. 1982)
1924

James Clavell, Australian author (d. 1994)
Edward D. Wood, Jr., American filmmaker (d. 1978)
1927
Dana Elcar, American actor (d. 2005)
Thomas Wilson (composer), Scottish composer of classical music (d. 2001)
1946
Charles Dance, English actor
John Prine, American singer
Ben Vereen, American actor, dancer, and singer
1953
Midge Ure, Scottish musician
1959
Bradley Whitford, American actor
1961
Jodi Benson, American voice actress
1976
Pat Burrell, American baseball player

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