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On August the 10th
The hottest day ever in Great Britain was recorded when temperatures exceeded 38C (100F).
The Magellan space probe reached Venus 15 months after it was launched.
24-year-old postal employee David Berkowitz was arrested for a series of killings in the New York City area over a year's period. He was known as the 'Son of Sam'.
Irish footballer, Roy Keane, was born in Cork. He is widely considered as the greatest Irish born footballer player of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
Leno & Rosemary LaBianca, were murdered by Charles Manson and members of his cult.
Spanish actor, Antonio Banderas, was born in Malaga, Spain. He is probably the most successful Hispanic actor to ever work in the United States.
American model and actress, Rosanna Arquette, was born in New York City.
A severe hurricane in Louisiana, USA killed approximately 400 people.
Missouri was admitted as the 24th US state.
King Louis XVI of France was arrested and taken into custody by French revolutionaries. His arrest marked (and subsequent execution, months later) the end of absolutism in France.
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