There’s three sides to every story: there’s the history you were taught in school, the history the revisionist dig up and the truth.

Thursday July 10th

1509: John Calvin (REF 1509-64) French theologian who founded Calvinism and annotated the Geneva Bible.

1584: William the Silent is assassinated.

1723: William Blackstone (1723-1780) English jurist Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765-69).

1802: Robert Chambers (TRAN 1802-1871) Scottish publisher/author Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation (1844).

1830: Camille Pissarro (GILD 1830-1903) Danish-French Impressionist/ Neo-Impressionist painter.

1832: Andrew Jackson vetoes the re-chartering of the Second Bank of the United States.

1856: Nikola Tesla (PROG 1856-1943) inventor.

1867: Finley Peter Dunne (MISS 1867-1936) columnist Mr Dooley.

1890: Wyoming joins the Union.

1915: Saul Bellow (GI 1915-2005) author Herzog (1964), Mr. Sammler’s Planet (1970), Humboldt’s Gift (1975).

1917: Don Herbert (GI 1917-2007) scientist Mr. Wizard’s World.

1922: Jean Kerr (GI 1922-2003) author Please Don’t Eat the Daisies (1957).

1925: Scopes Monkey Trial (July 10-21) begins.

1926: Fred Gwynne (SIL 1926-93) actor Car 54 Where Are You? (1961-63), The Munsters (1964-66), Pet Sematary (1989), My Cousin Vinny (1992).

1940: Battle of Britain (July 10-October 31) begins.

1947: Arlo Guthrie (BOOM 1947- ) folk singer.

1949: First practical rectangular television picture tube.

1960: Chubby Checker releases Hank Ballard’s The Twist.

1962: Swedish engineer, Nils Bohlen, patents three-point seat-belt.

1964: Beatles’ album A Hard Day’s Night is released.

1980: Jessica Simpson (13th 1980- ) actress/singer The Dukes of Hazzard (2005).

1985: French intelligence blew up the Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior.