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Notable Historical Events for July 10th

19341st sitting US president to visit South America, FDR in Colombia

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

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

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

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

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.

1873French poet Paul Verlaine wounds Arthur Rimbaud with pistol

1990Last day of Test Cricket for Richard Hadlee

1977Pat Bradley wins LPGA Bankers Trust Golf Classic

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Notable Birthdays on July 10th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on July 10th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on July 10th

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

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

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