June, on this day
Third Crusade: Frederick
I Barbarossa drowns in the Sally River while leading an army to
III sends out letters to his bishops, delaying the Council due
to war and the difficulty bishops had had traveling to Venice.
1610 1st Dutch settlers arrive (from NJ), to colonize Manhattan Island
1619 Thirty Years' War: Battle
of Záblatí, a turning point in the Bohemian Revolt.
1639 1st American log cabin at Fort Christina (Wilmington, Delaware)
1682 Tornado in Connecticut uproots a 3' diameter oak tree
1692 In America, respectable citizen Bridget
Bishop becomes the first of the 'Salem Witches' to be hanged -
wrongly accused of witchcraft by an hysterical group of young girls
in an isolated Puritan community in Massachusetts
of Glen Shiel
1720 Mrs Clements of England markets 1st paste-style mustard
1752 Ben Franklin's kite is struck by lightning-what a shock!
1760 NY passes 1st effective law regulating practice of medicine
1770 Captain James Cook runs aground on the Great Barrier Reef.
1772 Burning of the Gasp‚e, British revenue cutter, by Rhode
1776 Continental Congress appoints a committee to write a Declaration
1786 A landslide dam on the Dadu River created by an earthquake ten
days ealier collapses, killing 100,000 in the Sichuan province of
1793 French Revolution: Following arrests of Girondin
leaders the Jacobins gain control of the Committee of Public Safety
installing the revolutionary dictatorship.
1793 In Paris, the opening of the world's first public zoo - the Jardin
1801 Tripoli declares war on US for refusing tribute
Barbary War: Yussif
Karamanli signs a treaty ending hostilities with the United States.
1809 1st US steamboat to a make an ocean voyage leaves NY for Phila
1829 Oxford win the first University Boat Race against Cambridge
Creek Massacre in Australia: 28 Aboriginal Australians are murdered.
1846 Mexican-American War: The California Republic declares independence
1846 Robert Thomson obtains an English patent on a rubber tire
1854 George F.B. Reiman proposes that space is curved
of Brice's Crossroads, Miss; Forrest w/3500 defeats 8000 Feds
1864 Cricket authorities in England legalise over-arm bowling
1865 Wagner's "Tristan
und Isolde" 1st performance Mnchen Germany
1868 2nd Belmont Stakes, General
1869 Agnes arrives in New Orleans with 1st ever shipment of frozen
Captain McLane Tilton leads 109 Marines in naval attack on Han River
forts on Kanghwa Island, Korea.
of Mount Tarawera in New Zealand, killing 153 people and destroying
the famous Pink and White Terraces.
1898 US Marines land in Cuba, during Spanish-American War
1899 United States of America appoints a special Canal Commission
to investigate possible routes for a waterway through the Isthmus
1902 Patent for window envelope granted to H.F.
1905 1st forest fire lookout tower placed in operation, Greenville,
1909 First recorded use of the new emergency signal, SOS.
The signal, which replaced CQD in 1906, was sent by Cunard liner SS
Slavonia sinking in the Azores 1906, was sent by Cunard liner SS Slavonia
sinking in the Azores
1916 Great Arab Revolt begin
1918 Austro-Hungarian battleship SMS
Szent Istvan sinks after being torpedoed by an Italian MAS motorboat.
1924 Fascists kidnap and kill Italian socialist leader Giacomo Matteotti
1935 Dr Robert Smith and William Wilson of Akron form Alcoholics Anonymous
1940 Italy declares war on France and Britain during WW II
1940 German forces, under General Erwin Rommel, reach the English
1940 Canada declares war on Italy.
1940 Norway Surrenders to German forces.
1941 Rudolf Hess crashes a Luftwaffe fighter-bomber in Scotland in
an attempt to put an end to World War 2.
1942 World War II: German troops deliberately demolish the
entire Czech village of Lidice
and kill all the inhabitants in reprisal for the assassination of
Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich, protector of Bohemia and Moravia, who
had been shot by Czech resistance fighters
1944 642 men, women and children are killed in the Oradour-sur-Glane
Massacre in France.
1944 In Distomo, Boeotia Prefecture, Greece 218 children,women and
men were massacred by German troops.
1945 Australian Imperial Forces landed in Brunei Bay to liberate Brunei.
1946 A referendum in Italy votes for the country to become a republic.
King Umberto steps down three days later
1947 Saab produces its first automobile.
1955 1st separation of virus into component parts reported
1956 16th modern Olympiad equestrian events open in Stockholm
MacMillan becomes British PM
Diefenbacker (C) elected PM of Canada
1965 Vietnam War: Battle
of Dong Xoai begins.
1966 Beatles "Paperback Writer" is released in the UK
1966 Beatles record "Rain", 1st to use reverse tapes
Joplin's 1st live concert (Avalon Ballroom in SF)
1967 15,000 attend Fantasy Faire and Magic Mountain Music Festival,
1967 End of the Six
Day War in the Middle East. Israeli forces have captured hundreds
of square miles of Syrian, Jordanian and Egyptian territory including
East Jerusalem, the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and the Sinai peninsula
1971 11 die in a train crash in Salem Ill
Paul Getty III, grandson of billionaire J. Paul Getty, is kidnapped
in Rome, Italy.
1975 Rockefeller panel reports on 300,000 illegal CIA files on Americans
1977 Apple Computer ships its 1st Apple II
1977 James Earl Ray (Martin Luther King's killer) escapes from prison
1979 Pope John Paul II visits Poland
1981 IRA's Joseph Doherty escapes from Crumlin Road Jail
Sebastian Coe of Englands sets the 800m record (1:41.73) in Florence
1982 Israeli troops reach outskirts of Beirut
1983 In Britain, the Conservative Party, headed by Mrs Margaret Thatcher,
win their second consecutive general election
1984 US missile shot down an incoming missile in space for 1st time
1985 Claus von Bulow acquitted on charges he tried to murder his wife
1985 Coca Cola announces they'd bring back their 99-year-old formula
1986 Non-Britons Bob
Geldof, the Irish-born singer and charity fund raiser; and US
Paul Getty II, are both made honorary knights by Queen Elizabeth
1988 Greatest number of participants (31,678) on a bicycle tour (London)
1989 After an era of 157 years, Britain's last lightship
is towed away from its position north-west of the Channel Island of
1990 Burger King begins using Newman's
Own Salad Dressing
1990 The Civic Forum movement, founded by Vaclav Havel, wins Czechoslovakia's
first free elections since 1946
1990 Rap group 2
Live crew members arrested in Fla for obscenity
1991 Mother of All Parades-NYC welcomes desert storm troops
1992 Fatal ambush of U.S. Army Humvee in Panama on eve of President
George H. W. Bush's visit to that country
1996 Peace talks begin in Northern Ireland without Sinn Féin.
1997 Khmer Rouge leader Pol
Pot orders the killing of his defense chief Son
Sen and 11 of Sen's family members before Pol Pot flees his northern
1999 The withdrawal of Yugoslav troops from Kosovo prompts NATO to
suspend its air bombing campaign against Yugoslavia
2001 Pope John Paul II canonized Lebanon's first female saint Saint
2002 First direct electronic communication experiment between the
nervous systems of two humans carried out by Kevin Warwick in the
2003 The Spirit
Rover is launched, beginning NASA's Mars Exploration Rover mission.
of Afghan Taleban killed
die in Tanzania bus horror
activists hold Warsaw rally
greeted as hero in Albania
unhurt in Taleban attack
speeds to space station
and EU issue new Iran warning
die in Sudan jet inferno
kills head of Saddam's tribe
at US Holocaust museum
blast hits southern Iraq
and Fiat complete deal
10th June 2010
accused of 'lack of integrity'
drugs sweep targets Mexican cartels
accused of carbon 'cheating'
occurred on 10th June :
1706 John Dollond
owner of 1st patent for achromatic lens
1735 John Morgan American physician-in-chief of Continental Army
1819 Gustave Courbet France, realist painter (Funeral at Ornans)
1836 Yamaoka Tesshu Japanese swordsman, master of kendo
1895 Immanuel Velikovsky writer (Worlds in Collision)
19-- Franco Santunone rocker (Electric Boys-Funk-o-metal Carpet Ride)
19-- Garry Walberg Buffalo NY, actor (Speed-Odd Couple, Quince ME)
19-- Randee Heller Bkln NY, actress (Alice-Soap, Mama Malone, Better
1904 Frederick Loewe composer/partner of Learner
1910 Chester Burnette hamonica player (Howlin Wolf)
1910 Howlin' Wolf [Chester Arthur Burnett], rocker (Evil, Big City
1911 Ralph Kirkpatrick Leominster Mass, harpsichordist
1911 Terence Rattigan playwright (Winslow Boy, Browning Version)
1913 Thor Johnson Wisconsin Rapids Wisconsin, conductor (Cin Symph
1913 Wilbur J Cohen 1st employee of Social Security System
1914 Saul Bellow author (Mr Sammler's Planet)
1915 Oscar Comras Bronx, drummer (namesake of Comras Mall in Bronx
1921 Prince Philip Mountbatten Greece, Duke of Edinburgh, Mr Elizabeth
1922 Judy Garland [Frances Gumm], Mich, actress/singer (Wizard of
1922 Rose Moffard AZ acting Governor
1923 Earl Hamner Jr Schuyler Va, TV narrator (The Waltons)
1923 Robert Maxwell [Jan Hoch], Czech, billionaire/CEO (NY Daily News)
1925 Nat Hentoff columnist/novelist (Village Voice, The Cold Society)
1926 June Haver actress (Dolly Sisters, Girl Next Door)
1928 Maurice Sendak NYC, author/illustrator (Where The Wild Things
1929 James McDivitt Chicago, Brig Gen USAF/astronaut (Gemini 4, Apollo
1932 Gardner McKay NYC, actor (Pleasure Seekers, Boots & Saddles)
1933 F Lee Bailey Waltham Mass, attorney (Sam Shepard case)
1937 Richard Foreman NYC, theatrical director (Daily Life)
1939 Alexandria Stewart Montr‚al, actress (In Praise of Older
1941 Shirley Alston Passaic NJ, singer (Shirelles-Soldier Boy)
1943 Jeff Greenfield NYC, media commentator (Firing Line, Nightline)
1945 Ron Glass Evansville Ind, actor (Ron-Barney Miller, New Odd Couple)
1946 Matthew Fisher England, keyboardist (Procal Harum-Conquistador)
1951 Dan Fouts NFL QB (San Diego Chargers)
1955 Andrew Stevens Memphis Tn, actor (Seduction, Boys in Company
1959 Timothy Van Patten Bkln NY, actor (White Shadow, Master)
1961 Maxi Priest rocker (Wide World)
1962 Duane Sutter NHL player (NY Islander)
1966 Doug McKeon NJ, actor (Big Shamus Little Shamus, Centennial)
1967 Human Beatbox (Darren Robinson) rocker (Fat Boys-Jail House Rock)
1973 David Friedman LA Calif, actor (Jason-Little House on the Prairie)
1991 James Cleveland McFadden-Talbot son of Gates McFaden (Star Trek
Deaths which occurred
on June 10th:
1580 Lu¡s Vaz de Camoes Portugal's national poet, dies
1839 Nathaniel Pryor sgt of Lewis & Clark Expedition, dies
1903 King Alexander I & Queen Dragia of Serbia are assassinated
1924 Giacomo Matteotti Italian socialist deputy, assassinated by fascists
1941 Marcus Garvey dies at 52 in London England
1946 Jack Johnson 1st black heavyweight champion, dies in car accident
1971 Michael Rennie actor (Day the Earth Stood Still), dies at 61
1981 Russell "Lucky" Hayden actor (Judge Roy Bean), dies
1982 Rainer Werner Fassbinder film-maker, dies of drug overdose at
1985 Bob Prince sportscaster (Monday Night Baseball), dies at 68
1985 George Chandler actor (Lassie), dies of Alzheimer's disease at
1988 Louis L'Amour western writer, dies at 80 of cancer
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