Events, October 10th

1865 – The billiard ball was patented by John Wesley Hyatt.

1886 – The tuxedo dinner jacket made its U.S. debut in New York City.

1933 – Dreft, the first synthetic detergent, went on sale.

1959 – Pan American World Airways announced the beginning of the first global airline service.

1965 – The Red Baron made his first appearance in the “Peanuts” comic strip. (Image:

1966 – The self-titled debut album from The Monkees was released.

1977 – Joe Namath played the last game of his National Football League (NFL) career

1978 – The U.S bill authorizing the Susan B. Anthony dollar was signed by U.S. President Jimmy Carter.

1987 – Tom McClean finished rowing across the Atlantic Ocean. It set the record at 54 days and 18 hours.


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