10th July, on this day

48 BC Battle of Dyrrhachium, Caesar barely avoids a catastrophic defeat to Pompey in Macedon
138 Death of Roman Emperor Hadrian
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 of Northampton
1553 Lady 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
1584 William I of Orange was assassinated in his home in Delft, Holland by Balthasar Gérard.
1645 English Civil War :Battle of Langport.
1690 Battle of Beachy Head-French fleet defeats Anglo-Dutch fleet
1775 Horatio Gates, issues order excluding blacks from Continental Army
1778 American Revolution: Louis XVI of France declares war on the Kingdom of Great Britain.
1789 Alexander Mackenzie reaches Mackenzie River Delta.
1796 Carl 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 sub continent.
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.
1847 Urbain J.J. Leverrier and John Couch Adams, co-discoverers of Neptune
meet for 1st time at home of John Herschel

1850 VP 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.
1917 Emma Goldman imprisoned for obstructing the draft
1918 Russian Soviet Federal Socialist Republic established
1919 President Wilson personally delivers Treaty of Versailles to Senate
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 established
1925 Meher Baba begins his silence of 44 years. His followers still observe Silence 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
1938 Howard Hughes sets a new record by completing a 91 hour airplane flight around the world.
1940 Vichy France government established.
1940 Battle of Britain began as Nazi forces attacked by air
1941 Jedwabne 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, China
1949 1st practical rectangular TV tube announced-Toledo, Oh
1950 "Your Hit Parade" premiers on NBC (later CBS) TV
1951 Armistice talks to end Korean conflict began at Kaesong
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 year career.
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 Satisfaction"
1966 Orbiter 1 launched to Moon
1968 Maurice 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 recognition.
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 the Luanda Trial.
1978 Military coup in Mauritania, President Moktar Ould Daddah is ousted
1979 The Chrysler Car Company re-named Talbot.
1980 Ayatollah Khomeini releases Iran hostage Richard I Queen
1981 CERN 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
1991 Boris Yeltsin begins his 5-year term as the first elected President of Russia.
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 violations.
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.
1998 Roman 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.
1999 United 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 Kong.
2005 Hurricane Dennis slams into the Florida Panhandle causing billions of dollars in damage.
2006 Pakistan International Flight PK-688 crashes in Multan, Pakistan shortly after takeoff, killing all 45 people on board.

10th July 2006

Chechen rebel chief Basayev dies

Italy squad given heroes' welcome

Building collapses in Manhattan

10th July 2007

Pakistani rebel cleric 'killed'

Children killed in Afghan blast

'Hundreds died' off Yemen coast

10th July 2008

Israel 'ready to act' over Iran

Russia admits Georgia overflights

Nine injured in 'friendly fire'

10th July 2009

India toxic alcohol toll tops 100

Leaner GM emerges from bankruptcy

Oldest dinosaur burrow discovere

10th July 2010

Tribesmen killed on 'safe' Afghan diversion

Afghan raids kill 5 US troops

Rosetta probe passes Lutetia

Birthdates which 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 Mnchen (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 Bull)
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 Stock)
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 & Bear)
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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