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Notable Historical Events for July 10th

48 BCBattle of Dyrrhachium: Julius Caesar barely avoids a catastrophic defeat to Pompey in Macedonia.

1914Boston Red Sox purchase Babe Ruth from Baltimore Orioles

1962Martin Luther King Jr. arrested during demonstration in Georgia

1520King Charles V France & King Henry VIII of England sign treaty of Calais

1982Samuel Morse's "Gallery of the Louvre" sells for $3,250,000

200210th ESPY Awards: Tiger Woods, Venus Williams win

1796Carl Friedrich Gauss discovers that every positive integer is representable as a sum of at most three triangular numbers.

1991Boris Yeltsin sworn in as 1st elected president of Russian Federation

192630th US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 293 at Scioto CC in Ohio

1919US President Woodrow Wilson personally delivers Treaty of Versailles to Senate

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Notable Birthdays on July 10th

1954Andre Dawson, Miami Florida, MLB outfielder (Expos, Cubs, 1987 NL MVP)

1980Jessica Simpson, Abilene, Texas, singer and popstar ("I Wanna Love You Forever," "I Think I'm In Love," and "Where You Are.")

1921Jake LaMotta, Bronx New York, middleweight boxing champ (1949-51) (Raging Bull)

1945[Sarah] Virginia Wade, Bournemouth England, tennis star (Wimbledon 1977)

1830Camille Pissarro, Danish Antillean/French painter (Impressionism)

1723William Blackstone, London England, jurist (Blackstone's Commentaries)

1943Arthur Ashe, tennis pro (1968 US Open, 1975 Wimbledon)

1856Nikola Tesla, Serbian-American physicist, electrical engineer and inventor, developed alternating current and the Tesla Coil

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Notable Weddings on July 10th

1926Cuban president Fulgencio Batista (25) weds Elisa Godínez y Gómez (25)

2010Actress and fourth season American Idol winner Carrie Underwood (29) weds Nashville Predators ice hockey player Mike Fisher (32) at Ritz Carlton Lodge in Greensboro, Georgia

1898Russian revolutionary Vladimir Ilyich Lenin marries fellow revolutionary Nadezhda "Nadya" Krupskaya in Shushenskoye.

1937Actress Ingrid Bergman (21) weds dentist Petter Aron Lindström

1994Fred Norris (from the Howard Stern Show) marries Allison Furman

2010"Big Momma's House" actor Martin Lawrence (45) weds longtime girlfriend Shamicka Gibbs (35) on an intimate wedding in Beverly Hills

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Notable Deaths on July 10th

138Hadrian, Roman emperor (117-138), dies at 62

1559Henry II, King of France (1547-59), dies

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