Today in history: July 10In 1850, Vice President Millard...

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July 10, 1999

Today in history: July 10

In 1850, Vice President Millard Fillmore assumed the presidency, following the death of President Taylor.

In 1890, Wyoming became the 44th state.

In 1919, President Wilson personally delivered the Treaty of Versailles to the Senate, and urged its ratification.

In 1925, the official news agency of the Soviet Union, TASS, was established.

In 1940, during World War II, the 114-day Battle of Britain began as Nazi forces began attacking southern England by air.

In 1943, during World War II, U.S. and British forces invaded Sicily.

In 1951, armistice talks aimed at ending the Korean conflict began at Kaesong.

In 1962, the Telstar communications satellite was launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla.

In 1979, conductor Arthur Fiedler, who had led the Boston Pops orchestra for a half-century, died in Brookline, Mass., at age 84.

In 1991, Boris Yeltsin took the oath of office as the first elected president of the Russian republic.

In 1992, a federal judge in Miami sentenced former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega, convicted of drug and racketeering charges, to 40 years in prison. (However, a judge last March cut Noriega's sentence by ten years, meaning he could be eligible for parole in 2000.)

Five years ago: In the first meeting of its kind, Russian President Boris Yeltsin joined leaders of the Group of Seven nations for political talks following their annual economic summit in Naples, Italy.

Associated Press

Pub Date: 7/10/99

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