- 1832 President Andrew Jackson vetoed legislation to re-charter the Second Bank of the United States.
- 1890 Wyoming became the 44th state.
from the 20th century:
this seems to have been an eventful day in the birthdays category:
54 John Calvin, French theologian, 7/10/1509 - 5/27/1564
56 Sir William Blackstone, English jurist and author, 7/10/1723 - 2/14/1780
74 Adolphus Busch,German-born American business leader and brewer, 7/10/1839 - 10/10/1913 founder of Anheuser-Busch Beer (with his father-in-law)
86 Nikoli Tesla, Serbian-American inventor and researcher, 7/10/1856 - 1/7/1943;
(I suppose it would be bad of me to suggest that it was all of those experiments with electrical current that was responsible for that interesting curl in his hair in the photo - but I'm going to do it anyway!) If you use any AC electricity today, or listen to the radio, or use anything with an electric motor -- just for today, give a passing grateful thought to Nikola Tesla, because he probably contributed directly (electricity pun intended) to your enjoyment of that development today.
51 Marcel Proust, French novelist, 7/10/1871 - 11/18/1922, (bonus obscure literature points, if you can name two of his books)
55 Kurt Alder, German Nobel Prize-winning chemist (1950),7/10/1902 -
6/20/1958 for his work in organic chemistry, the Diels-Alder reaction --- and he has a lunar crater named after him.