Habor sealAug. 10, 1981: U.S. President Ronald Reagan re-authorizes production of the "enhanced radiation device," or neutron bomb. The controversial project had been proposed, tested and cancelled in the 1970s.

Aug. 10, 1988: A virus is reported to have killed 20 percent of the seal population in the North and Baltic Seas.

Aug. 10, 2001: A London judge deals a smackdown to the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in a suit brought by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) over the use of the "WWF" initials in titles, logos and website domain names. The wrestlers rise from the canvas, file an appeal, but cry "uncle" in May 2002. The wildlife group retains the initials. The professional wrestling conglomerate agrees to switch its name and initials to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).

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This feature is compiled by Peter Dykstra, an MNN contributor and publisher of Environmental Health News and The Daily Climate.

August 10
Reagan re-authorizes the neutron bomb, virus kills 20 percent of harbor seals, and a WWF is forced to change its name.