July, on this day
48 BC Battle
of Dyrrhachium, Caesar barely avoids a catastrophic defeat to
Pompey in Macedon
138 Death of Roman Emperor
988 The City of Dublin is founded on the banks of the river Liffey.
1212 The most severe of several early fires of London burns most of
the city to the ground.
1460 War of the Roses: The Yorkists defeat the Lancastrians and capture
Henry VI at the Battle
Jane Grey is proclaimed Queen of England aged 16. She is forced
to abdicate after 9 days and is later beheaded for her involvement
in a rebellion against her successor, Mary Tudor
I of Orange was assassinated in his home in Delft, Holland by
Civil War :Battle
of Beachy Head-French fleet defeats Anglo-Dutch fleet
Gates, issues order excluding blacks from Continental Army
XVI of France declares war on the Kingdom of Great Britain.
Mackenzie reaches Mackenzie River Delta.
Friedrich Gauss discovered that every positive integer is representable
as a sum of at most three triangular numbers.
1800 The British Indian Government established Fort
William College to promote Urdu, Hindi and other vernaculars of
1806 The Vellore
Mutiny was the first instance of a mutiny by Indian sepoys against
the British East India Company
1821 The United States takes possession of its newly-bought territory
of Florida from Spain.
J.J. Leverrier and John
Couch Adams, co-discoverers of Neptune
meet for 1st time at home of John Herschel
Fillmore becomes pres following Zachary Taylor's death
1866 Indelible pencil patented by Edson P Clark, Northampton, Mass
1886 Eruption of Tarawera volcano destroys famous pink and white
calcium carbonate hot-spring terraces (North Island, New Zealand)
1890 Wyoming becomes 44th state
1892 1st concrete-paved street built (Bellefountaine, Ohio)
1900 Opening of the Paris underground railway, the Metro
1913 Death Valley, California hits 134 °F (~56.7 °C), which
is the highest temperature recorded in the United States.
Goldman imprisoned for obstructing the draft
1918 Russian Soviet Federal Socialist Republic established
1919 President Wilson personally delivers Treaty of Versailles to
1923 2-pound hailstones kill 23 and many cattle. (Rostov, Russia)
1923 All non-fascist parties disolved in Italy
1925 Jury selection took place in John
T Scopes evolution trial
1925 USSR's official news agency TASS
Baba begins his silence of 44 years. His followers still observe
Day on this date in commemoration.
1926 Lake Denmark, NJ arsenal explodes, kills 21, $75m damage
1933 1st police radio system operated, Eastchester Township, NY
1934 1st sitting US president to visit South America, FDR in Colombia
1936 New Straits Convention allows Turkish rearmament of Dardanelles
Hughes sets a new record by completing a 91 hour airplane flight
around the world.
France government established.
Battle of Britain began as Nazi forces attacked by air
Pogrom was a massacre of Jewish people living in and near the
village of Jedwabne in Poland.
1943 The beginning of the Allied landings in Sicily.
1947 200 die when train derails & fell into a river in Canton,
1949 1st practical rectangular TV tube announced-Toledo, Oh
Hit Parade" premiers on NBC (later CBS) TV
1951 Armistice talks to end Korean conflict began at
1951 British boxer Randolph
Turpin wins the world middleweight title – outpointing the
American, 'Sugar' Ray Robinson.
1954 At Sandown, champion jockey Sir
Gordon Richards rides in his last race - the 21,834th of his 34
1958 1st parking meter installed in in Mayfair, London (625 installed)
1958 Alaska, highest tsunami wave ever recorded at Lituya Bay, at
524 m high.
1962 Martin Luther King Jr arrested during demonstration in Georgia
1962 The launch of Telstar,
the world's first television communications satellite, bringing live
pictures from America to Europe
1964 British group The Beatles release 'Hard Day's Night'.
1965 Beatles' "Beatles' "VI," album goes number 1 and
stays for 6 weeks
1965 Rolling Stones score their 1st number 1, "I Can't Get No
1966 Orbiter 1 launched to Moon
Couve de Murville becomes Prime Minister of France
1969 The trimaran, belonging to lone British sailor Donald
Crowhurst, is found abandoned - ruining his elaborate hoax that
he was attempting to sail around the world.
1972 Herd of stampeding elephants kills 24, Chandka Forest India
1973 Bahamas gain independence after 300 yrs of British rule
1973 National Assembly of Pakistan passes a resolution on Bangladesh
1976 A leak of weedkiller from a chemicals factory in Northern Italy
forms a toxic cloud around the town of Seveso
killing 40,000 animals and destroying crops
1976 One US and three UK mercenaries executed in Angola following
1978 Military coup in Mauritania, President Moktar
Ould Daddah is ousted
1979 The Chrysler Car Company re-named Talbot.
Khomeini releases Iran hostage Richard I Queen
achieves 1st proton-antiproton beam collision (570 GeV)
1982 Miguel Vasquez makes 1st public quadruple somersault on trapeze
1982 In Britain, burglar Michael Fagan appears in court charged with
breaking into Buckingham Palace.
1985 Coca-Cola Co announces it will resume selling old formula Coke
1985 The Greenpeace
campaign ship, Rainbow Warrior, sinks off Auckland in New Zealand
after two explosions inside the hull
Yeltsin begins his 5-year term as the first elected President
1991 South African cricket team readmitted into the International
Cricket Council (ICC) following the end of Apartheid.
1992 In Miami, Florida, former Panamanian leader Manuel
Noriega is sentenced to 40 years in prison for drug and racketeering
1997 London, scientists report their DNA analysis findings from a
Neandertal skeleton which support the out
of Africa theory of human evolution placing an "African
Eve" at 100,000 to 200,000 years ago.
1997 Spain, Partido Popular member Miguel
Ángel Blanco is kidnapped in the Basque city of Ermua by
ETA members, sparking widespread protests.
1997 In England, more than 100,000 people pack Hyde Park in London
for a countryside rally to protest against Government proposals to
ban fox hunting.
Catholic sex abuse cases: The Diocese
of Dallas agrees to pay $23.4 million to nine former altar boys
who claimed they were sexually abused by former priest Rudolph Kos.
States women's national soccer team team wins the FIFA
Women's World Cup in Pasadena,California at The Rose Bowl
2000 A leaking southern Nigerian petroleum pipeline explodes, killing
about 250 villagers scavenging gasoline
2000 EADS, the world's
second largest aerospace group is formed by the merger of Aérospatiale-Matra,
DASA, and CASA.
2002 At a Sotheby's auction, Peter Paul Rubens' painting The
Massacre of the Innocents is sold for £49.5million (US$76.2
million) to Lord Kenneth Thomson.
2003 A Neoplan bus, owned by Kowloon Motor Bus, collides with a truck,
falls off a bridge on Tuen
Mun Road, Hong Kong, and plunges into the underlying valley, killing
21 people. This is the deadliest traffic accident to date in Hong
Dennis slams into the Florida Panhandle causing billions of dollars
International Flight PK-688 crashes in Multan, Pakistan shortly
after takeoff, killing all 45 people on board.
rebel chief Basayev dies
squad given heroes' welcome
collapses in Manhattan
rebel cleric 'killed'
killed in Afghan blast
died' off Yemen coast
'ready to act' over Iran
admits Georgia overflights
injured in 'friendly fire'
toxic alcohol toll tops 100
GM emerges from bankruptcy
dinosaur burrow discovere
10th July 2010
killed on 'safe' Afghan diversion
raids kill 5 US troops
probe passes Lutetia
occurred on 10th July :
1509 John Calvin
Protestant religious reformer/theologian
1723 Sir William Blackstone England, jurist (Blackstone's Commentaries)
1792 George Mifflin Dallas (D) 11th VP (1845-49)
1835 Henryk Wieniawski Lubin Poland, violinist/composer (Souv de Moscou)
1856 Nikola Tesla physicist, developed alternating current
1867 Finley Peter Dunne US, journalist/humorist (Mr Dooley)
1871 Marcel Proust France, novelist (Remembrance of Things Past)
1875 Mary McLeod Bethune SC, slave/educator (Bethune-Cookman College)
1879 Dr Harry Nicholls Holmes Penn, crystallized vitamin A
1882 Ima Hogg Texas art patron/founder of the Houston Symphony
1888 Giorgio De Chirico Greece, Metaphysical painter (Soothsayer)
1888 Graham McNamee sportscaster (1st Rose Bowl)
1888 Toyohiko Kagawa Kobe, Japan, Christian social reformer
1895 Carl Orff Mnchen (Munich) Germany, composer (Antigonae)
1897 Lloyd Goodrich American Arts Museum director
19-- Dennis Allen KC Mo, comedian (Leslie Uggams Show, Laugh-in)
19-- Michael Woods Detroit Mich, actor (Our Family Honor)
19-- Sheila Anderson NYC, actress (Cecily Pigeon-New Odd Couple)
1913 Ljuba Welitsch Borisovo, Bulgaria, soprano (Nedda-Pagliacci)
1915 Saul Bellow Quebec, novelist (Nobel 1976-Mr Samler's Planet)
1917 Don Herbert Waconia Minn, Mr Wizard
1919 Rusty Gill St Louis Mo, singer (Polka Time)
1920 David Brinkley Wilmington NC, NBC News anchor (Huntley-Brinkley)
1920 Owen Chamberlain codiscovered antiproton (Nobel 1959)
1921 Jake LaMotta Bronx, middleweight boxing champ (1949-51) (Raging
1921 Jeff Donnell South Windham Maine, actor (Gidget Goes to Rome)
1922 Herb McKenley Jamacia, 4 X 400m relay runner (Olympic-gold-1952)
1925 Dorothea Hochletiner Austria, giant slalom (Olympic-bronze-1956)
1926 Carleton Carpenter Bennington Vt, actor (Up Periscope, Summer
1926 Fred Gwynne NYC, actor (Car 54 Where Are You, Munsters)
1927 David Dinkins (Mayor-D-NYC, 1989- )
1927 William Smithers Richmond Va, actor (Witness, Peyton Place, Attack!)
1931 Alice Munro author (Dance of the Happy Shades)
1931 Del Insko harness racer (toothpick in mouth, 1969 money leader)
1931 Nick Adams Nanticoke Pa, actor (Johnny Yuma-The Rebel)
1933 Chuan-Kwang Yang Taiwan, decathlete (Olympic-silver-1960)
1933 Jerry Herman Broadway composer (Hello Dolly)
1937 Sandy Stewart Phila Pa, singer (Sing Along With Mitch, Mr President)
1939 Lawrence Pressman Ky, actor (Man From Atlantis, Hellstrom Chronicle)
1940 Mills Watson Oakland Calif, actor (Harper Valley PTA, BJ &
1941 Ian Whitcomb England, rocker (You Turn Me On)
1941 Robert Pine Scarsdale NY, actor (Joe Getraer-CHiPs)
1942 Pyotr I Klimuk cosmonaut (Soyuz 13, 18, 30)
1943 Arthur Ashe tennis pro (1968 US Open)
1945 Ron Glass actor (Sgt Harris-Barney Miller, Frank's Place)
1945 Virginia Wade tennis star (Wimbeldon 1977)
1946 Sue Lyon Davenport Iowa, actress (Lolita, Evel Knievel)
1947 Arlo Guthrie singer (Alice's Restaurant, City of New Orleans)
1949 Mark Shera Bayonne NJ, actor (SWAT, Barnaby Jones)
1949 Ronnie James rocker (Dio-Holy Diver)
1954 Andre Dawson Miami Fla, outfielder (Expos, Cubs, 1987 NL MVP)
1954 Neil Francis Tennant rocker (Pet Shop Boys-Left to My Own Devices)
1972 Damon Sharpe Cleveland Ohio, actor/musician (Guys Next Door)
Deaths which occurred
on July 10th:
1692 Bridget Bishop first Salem witch hung
1863 Clement Clarke Moore ('Twas the Night Before Xmas), dies at 83
1884 Paul Morphy US chess wizard, dies
1910 Johann Galle discoverer of Neptune with telescope, dies
1927 Kevin O'Higgins Irish Free State VP, assassinated
1941 Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton pioneer jazz pianist,
dies at 56 in LA
1945 Robert Goddard Rocket pioneer, dies
1977 Norman Paris orch leader (For Your Pleasure), dies at 41
1979 Arthur Fiedler orch leader (Boston Pops), dies at 84
1989 Mel Blanc voice of cartoon characters (Bugs Bunny), dies at 81
1991 Gerome Ragal author (Hair), dies at 48 of cancer
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