On This Day In History, 10 August

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World Events Today

  • The Louvre in Paris, the world’s largest art museum, home to the Venus de Milo and the Mona Lisa, opened today in 1793
  • Britain’s Royal Automobile Club, the RAC, was founded today in 1897, its original name was the Automobile Club of Great Britain
  • Google announced plans to create a new holding company called Alphabet Inc today in 2015

Entertainment Events Today

  • The American hidden camera television series Candid Camera aired for the first time today in 1948
  • Off the Wall, the first solo studio album by the American pop legend Michael Jackson, was released today in 1979
  • Michael Jackson bought ATV Music for 47.5 million US dollars today in 1985, it included the rights to almost all Beatles songs

Family Events Today

  • José Antonio Domínguez Bandera, better known as the Spanish actor Antonio Banderas, who starred in many movies, including The Mask of Zorro and Pain and Glory, was born today in 1960 in Malaga
  • The Irish football legend Roy Keane, who won 17 trophies with Manchester United, was born today in 1971 in Cork
  • The Russian cosmonaut Yuri Ivanovich Malenchenko became the first person to get married in space today in 2003, he married Ekaterina Dmitrieva whilst he was onboard the International Space Station

Main Event Today

  • The foundation stone of the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London, was laid today in 1675 by King Charles II

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Lazy Day

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