If you love learning new facts, here are five fascinating tales from August 10.
- 1978 – Three members of the Ulrich family are killed in an accident. This leads to the Ford Pinto litigation.
- 1981 – Murder of Adam Walsh: the head of John Walsh's son Adam is found. This tragedy would later inspire the creation of the television series America's Most Wanted.
- 1988 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, providing $20,000 payments to Japanese Americans who were either interned in or relocated by the United States during World War II.
- 1995 – Oklahoma City bombing: Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols are indicted for the bombing. Michael Fortier pleads guilty in a plea-bargain for his testimony.
- 2003 – Yuri Malenchenko becomes the first person to marry in space when he married Ekaterina Dmitrieva, who was in Texas, while he was 240 miles over New Zealand, on the International Space Station.
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