Wednesday, August 10, 2011

August 10

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 1519 Ferdinand Magellan's five ships set sail from Seville to circumnavigate the globe. The Basque second in command Sebastian Elcano will complete the expedition after Magellan's death in the Philippines. Danielson Ship the Majestic Suffix Ships
2 1776 American Revolutionary War: word of the United States Declaration of Independence reaches London. The Black Heart Procession The News Hearts and Tanks
3 1813 Instituto Nacional, is founded by the Chilean patriot José Miguel Carrera. It is Chile's oldest and most prestigious school. Its motto is Labor Omnia Vincit, which means "Work conquers all things". Koufax Work Will Never End It Had to Do With Love
4 1821 Missouri is admitted as the 24th U.S. state. Nymb Show Me Home Breathing Out Vapors
5 1948 Candid Camera makes its television debut after being on radio for a year as Candid Microphone. Spoon I Turn My Camera On Gimme Fiction
6 1988 Japanese American internment: U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, providing $20,000 payments to Japanese Americans who were either interned in or relocated by the United States during World War II. The Chi-Lites I Want to Pay You Back GIve More Power to People

(Historical facts about August 10 are from Wikipedia.)

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