On this day 10th August
The House of Lords in Great Britain gives up its veto power, making the House of Commons the more powerful House.
Great Britain and the Soviet Union promise aid to Turkey if it is attacked by the Axis Powers.
National Military Establishment renamed Department of Defense.
English jockey Sir Gordon Richards retires with a world-record total of 4,870 victories, later broken by Johnny Longden of the United States. Richards was the first jockey ever to be knighted.
NASA launches Discoverer 13 satellite; it would become the first object ever recovered from orbit.
David Frost purchases the exclusive rights to interview Richard Nixon.
The last British troops leave Hong Kong. After 156 years of British rule, the island is returned to China.
For the first time ever, temperatures exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit when thermometers hit 101.3 F (38.5 Celsius) at Kent.
All toiletries are banned from commercial airplanes after Scotland Yard disrupts a a major terrorist plot involving liquid explosives. After a few weeks, the toiletries ban was modified.
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