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Notable Historical Events for July 10th

1990Last day of Test Cricket for Richard Hadlee

1914Boston Red Sox purchase Babe Ruth from Baltimore Orioles

1762Roubiliac's monument for Handel unveiled at Westminster Abbey London

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

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

200210th ESPY Awards: Tiger Woods, Venus Williams win

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

1944"Father of Medicare" Tommy Douglas becomes the 7th Premier of Saskatchewan

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on July 10th

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

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

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

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

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.")

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

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

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Notable Weddings on July 10th

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

1919Author Aldous Huxley (25) weds epidemiologist Maria Nys in Bellem, Belgium

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on July 10th

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

1851Louis Daguerre, French inventor and photographer (b. 1787)

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