JULY 10: The Daily Flashback
Photograph by Alan Gold
1900: “His Master’s Voice,” was registered with the U.S. Patent Office. The logo of the Victor Recording Company (later, RCA Victor), shows the dog, Nipper, looking into the horn of a gramophone machine.
1913: The highest temperature ever recorded in the U.S. was 134 degrees in Death Valley.
1928: George Eastman first demonstrated color motion pictures.
1962: The Telstar communications satellite was launched, relaying TV and telephone signals between Europe and the U.S.
1965: Wilson Pickett’s “In the Midnight Hour” was released.
1967: Bobbie Gentry’s first single, “Ode to Billie Joe,” was released
1968: Eric Clapton announced the break-up of the supergroup Cream, who were finishing up their last tour.
1975: Cher filed for divorce from Gregg Allman, just ten days after the couple had married.
1979: Chuck Berry was sentenced to prison for income tax evasion. He served four months.
1981: Rick James’ “Super Freak” was released.
2000: The much-ballyhooed Supremes “reunion” tour, “Return to Love,” which was to feature only Diana Ross from the original group, was canceled after initial ticket sales failed to meet expectations.
1834: James Whistler
1856: Nikola Tesla
1971: Marcel Proust
1895: Carl Orff
1926: Fred Gwynne
1933: Jerry Herman
1939: Mavis Staples
1941: Ian Whitcomb
1942: Ronnie James Dio
1947: Arlo Guthrie
1949: Greg Kihn
1951: Cheryl Wheeler
1958: Bela Fleck
1980: Jessica Simpson
1941: Jelly Roll Morton
1987: John Hammond