On this day: October 10

Published On: Oct 09 2012 05:58:37 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 10 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

A rebuilt London Bridge opens in the Arizona desert, a vice president resigns, and the entertainment world loses Yul Brynner, Orson Welles and Christopher Reeve, all on this day.

OTD October 10 - Henry Cavendish
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1731: English philosopher and scientist Henry Cavendish, most noted for his discovery of hydrogen or what he called "inflammable air", is born in Nice, Kingdom of Sardinia. Cavendish was also famous for his studies into the composition of atmospheric air, the properties of different gases, the law governing electrical attraction and repulsion, and calculations of the density of the Earth.

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