spotlight Highlights from history: August 10 Aug 10, 2019 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Highlights from major events that happened around the world on this day in history. 1944: Guam In 1944, during World War II, American forces overcame remaining Japanese resistance on Guam. Joe Rosenthal 1945: WWII Japan In 1945, a day after the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Imperial Japan conveyed its willingness to surrender provided the status of Emperor Hirohito remained unchanged. (The Allies responded the next day, saying they would determine the Emperor's future status.) Harry Harris 1969: LaBianca Murders - Manson Family In 1969, Leno and Rosemary LaBianca were murdered in their Los Angeles home by members of Charles Manson's cult, one day after actress Sharon Tate and four other people were slain. Anonymous 1975: David Frost & Richard Nixon In 1975, television personality David Frost announced he had purchased the exclusive rights to interview former President Richard Nixon. Marty Lederhandler 1988: Ronald Reagan In 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed a measure providing $20,000 payments to still-living Japanese-Americans who were interned by their government during World War II. DOUG MILLS 1991: Phoenix, Arizona In 1991, nine Buddhists were found slain at their temple outside Phoenix, Arizona. (Two teen-agers were later arrested; one was sentenced to life in prison, while the other received 281 years.) Scott Troyanos 1993: Ruth Bader Ginsburg On August 10, 1993, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was sworn in as the second female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. Marcy Nighswander 1995: McVeigh & Nichols In 1995, Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols were charged with 11 counts in the Oklahoma City bombing (McVeigh was convicted of murder and executed; Nichols was convicted of conspiracy and involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to life in prison). BILL WAUGH 1995: Norma McCorvey In 1995, Norma McCorvey, "Jane Roe" of the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, announced she had joined the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue. Anonymous 2004: Dominican migrants In 2004, a boat carrying Dominican migrants seeking a better life in Puerto Rico drifted back to almost the same spot where the voyage began nearly two weeks earlier; at least 55 of the 86 people on board had died. WALTER ASTRADA 2008: Michael Phelps In 2008, at the Beijing Olympics, Michael Phelps began his long march toward eight gold medals by winning the 400-meter individual medley in 4:03.84 — smashing his own world record. David J. Phillip 2009: Brooks & Dunn In 2009, country duo Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn posted a message on their Web site announcing they had agreed to "call it a day" after 20 years of making music together. Matt Sayles 2009: Mosul, Iraq In 2009, a double truck bombing tore through the village of a small Shiite ethnic minority near Mosul, Iraq, killing at least 28 people. STR 2014: Iraqi Prime Minister In 2014, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Malaki resisted calls for his resignation and accused the country's new president, Fouad Massoum, of violating the constitution (al-Maliki stepped down three days later). Hadi Mizban 2014: Rory McIlroy In 2014, Rory McIlroy won his second straight major championship and fourth of his young career, rallying on the back nine in the PGA Championship in Louisville, Kentucky. John Locher 2018: Stolen Airplane Crash In 2018, Richard Russell, a 29-year-old airline ground agent, stole a commercial plane from Sea-Tac International Airport near Seattle; he flew for 75 minutes, performing dangerous stunts while being chased by military jets before crashing into a remote island in Puget Sound, killing himself. Ted S. Warren Tags Wire Timegoggles Sweeps History Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Load comments Recommended View All Promotions promotion spotlight AP What's your Halloween costume style? promotion spotlight How much do you know about Mother's Day?