Historical Events on June 10

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Event of interestEvent of Interest

1190 Third Crusade: Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa drowns while crossing the Saleph River (modern Turkey) leading an army to Jerusalem

Holy Roman Emperor Frederick Barbarossa
Holy Roman Emperor
Frederick Barbarossa
  • 1358 French Jacquerie peasant leader Guillaume Cale captured at the Battle of Mello
  • 1538 Catholic German monarchy signs League of Neuremberg
  • 1539 Council of Trent: Paul III sends out letters to his bishops, delaying the Council due to war and the difficulty bishops had traveling to Venice.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1540 Thomas Cromwell arrested in Westminster

Lawyer and Statesman Thomas Cromwell
Lawyer and Statesman
Thomas Cromwell
  • 1605 False Dimitri I, an impostor, crowned Russian tsar (rules 1605-1606)
  • 1610 Thomas West, Baron de La Mar, is appointed governor of Virginia
  • 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.
  • 1624 Netherlands & France sign anti-Spanish Treaty of Compiègne
  • 1627 Dutch privateer Piet Heyn attacks Portuguese ships in the Bay of All Saints, Brazil
  • 1639 1st American log cabin at Fort Christina (Wilmington Delaware)
  • 1648 Moscow's people uprise against regent Boris Morozov
  • 1652 In Boston, John Hull opens the 1st mint in America
  • 1682 Tornado in Connecticut uproots a 3 ft diameter oak tree
  • 1719 Jacobite Rising: Battle of Glen Shiel.
  • 1720 Mrs Clements of England markets first paste-style mustard
  • 1760 NY passes 1st effective law regulating practice of medicine
  • 1761 Puritan version of "Othello" opens in Newport Rhode Island

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1768 British customs officials seize John Hancock's ship, "The Liberty", on the suspicion that Hancock had illegally unloaded cargo without paying duties a month earlier

Statesman John Hancock
John Hancock
  • 1772 Burning of British revenue cutter Gaspée by Rhode Islanders
  • 1786 A landslide dam on the Dadu River caused by earthquake ten days earlier collapses, killing 100,000 in the Sichuan province of China
  • 1793 1st public zoo opens in Paris
  • 1793 Washington supersedes Philadelphia as US capital
  • 1794 Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia forms
  • 1794 France revolutionary regime begins trials
  • 1801 Tripoli declares war on US for refusing tribute
  • 1805 First 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
  • 1818 Pesaro opera theater opens with Rossini's "La gaza ladra"
  • 1829 The first Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race takes place.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1834 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin sails Pacific Ocean

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
  • 1838 Myall Creek Massacre in Australia: 28 Aboriginal Australians are murdered.
  • 1846 Robert Thomson obtains an English patent on a rubber tyre
  • 1847 Chicago Tribune begins publishing
  • 1848 1st telegraph link between NYC & Chicago
  • 1848 Battle at Vicenza: Austrians beat Sardinia-Piemonte
  • 1854 Georg F B Reiman proposes that space is curved
  • 1854 The first class of the United States Naval Academy students graduate.
  • 1857 Britain passes an act putting Canada on the decimal currency system
  • 1861 Battle of Big Bethel VA (Bethel Church, Great Bethal)-Union retreats

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1863 Battle of Brice's Crossroads, Miss; Nathan Bedford Forrest w/3500 defeats 8000 Feds

Confederate General and KKK Grand Wizard Nathan Bedford Forrest
Confederate General and KKK Grand Wizard
Nathan Bedford Forrest
  • 1864 Battle of Kellar's Bridge KY (Licking River)
  • 1865 Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde" 1st performance Munich Germany
  • 1868 2nd Belmont: Bobby Swim aboard General Duke wins in 3:02
  • 1869 'Agnes'arrives in New Orleans with 1st ever shipment of frozen beef
  • 1871 5th Belmont: W Miller aboard Harry Basset wins in 2:56
  • 1871 Sinmiyangyo: Captain McLane Tilton leads 109 Marines in naval attack on Han River forts on Kanghwa Island, Korea.
  • 1876 10th Belmont: William Donohue aboard Algerine wins in 2:40.5
  • 1880 Charlie Jones becomes 1st to hit 2 HRs in 1 inning
  • 1882 Anti-colonization mass society of Alexandria Egypt kills 50 Europeans
  • 1886 Eruption of Tarawera volcano destroys famous pink & white calcium carbonate hot-spring terraces (North Island, New Zealand)
  • 1890 24th Belmont: Pike Barnes riding Burlington wins in 2:07.75
  • 1891 25th Belmont: Ed Garrison riding Foxford wins in 2:08.75
  • 1892 Wilbert Robinson sets record by going 7-for-7 in a 9-inning game
  • 1893 27th Belmont: Willie Simms aboard Commanche wins in 1:53.25
  • 1898 US Marines land in Cuba during Spanish-American War
  • 1899 Improved Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks forms in Cincinnati
  • 1900 In China, a relief column of some 2000 men set out from Tientsin to relieve foreigners trapped in Peking.
  • 1902 Patent for window envelope granted to H F Callahan
  • 1903 In Belgrade, Yugoslavia, a military coup d'etat- led by the Queen's brother-in-law and other offices - kills King Alexander I of Serbia, Queen Draga, and many officers
  • 1904 44th British Golf Open: Jack White shoots a 296 at Royal St George's Golf Club
  • 1905 1st forest fire lookout tower placed in operation, Greenville, Me
  • 1907 France and Japan sign an agreement to maintain the independence and integrity of China, equality for all nations in trading with China, and the status quo in the Far East
  • 1908 1st flying club, Aeronautical Society of NY, opens
  • 1908 The Australian Parliament passes the Invalid and Old Age Pensions Act providing for pensions for British subjects (excluding aborigines) at age 65
  • 1911 Queen Wilhelmina opens Rembrandt house in Amsterdam
  • 1915 British/French troops conquer German colony of Cameroon
  • 1916 48th Belmont: E Haynes aboard Friar Rock wins in 2:22
  • 1916 Great Arab Revolt begins against ruling Ottoman turks
  • 1917 60,000 people of Petrograd Russia welcome Prince Kropotkin (banned 41 years) returning after February Russian Revolution
  • 1917 Limburgse mine workers strike

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1921 Babe Ruth becomes all time HR champ with #120 (Gavvy Cravath)

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1922 54th Belmont: C H Miller aboard Pillory wins in 2:18.8
  • 1924 1st political convention broadcast on radio-Republicans at Cleveland
  • 1925 Inaugural service for the United Church of Canada, a union of Presbyterian, Methodist, and Congregationalist churches held in Toronto Arena.
  • 1926 Phillies Russ Wrightstone hits for the cycle
  • 1930 Winnipeg Rugby Football Club forms
  • 1931 Norway occupies East Greenland
  • 1932 1st demonstration of artificial lightning Pittsfield Mass
  • 1932 67th British Golf Open: Gene Sarazen shoots a 283 at Prince's England
  • 1933 37th US Golf Open: Johnny Goodman shoots a 287 at North Shore Ill
  • 1933 65th Belmont: Mack Garner aboard Hurryoff wins in 2:32.6

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1933 John Dillinger robs his first bank, in New Carlisle, Ohio. He takes $10, 600

Gangster John Dillinger
John Dillinger

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1933 Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Park flip their car into a ravine, and Parker suffers serious third degree burns from the accident which would affect her for the rest of her life

Bank Robber Clyde Barrow
Bank Robber
Clyde Barrow
  • 1934 FIFA World Cup: Italy beats Czechoslovakia 2-1 (OT) in footballs 2nd World Cup in Rome
  • 1934 USSR & Romania re-establish diplomatic relations
  • 1935 Dr Robert Smith & William Wilson of Akron form Alcoholics Anonymous (date of Smith's last drink)
  • 1938 Charlie Barnett makes 98 by lunch v Australia at Trent Bridge
  • 1939 MGM cartoon character Barney Bear debuts
  • 1940 French government moves to Bordeaux
  • 1940 German "Dutch" Q-ship Atlantis sinks Norwegian tanker
  • 1940 German 5th Armoured division occupies Rouen
  • 1940 Italy declares war on France & Britain during WW II
  • 1940 Norway surrenders to Nazis
  • 1940 Canada declares war on Italy.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1943 FDR becomes 1st US president to visit a foreign country during wartime

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1943 FDR signs withholding tax bill into law
  • 1944 Joe Nuxhall, 15, of Cincinnati Reds is youngest player in major league
  • 1944 Nazi murders in Oradour-sur-Glane, France
  • 1944 World War II: In Distomo, Boeotia Prefecture, Greece 218 men, women and children are massacred by German troops.
  • 1945 US destroyer William D Porter ("Willie Dee") sunk by kamikaze
  • 1946 Italian Republic established
  • 1946 Rear Admiral Sidney W Souers, USNR, ends term as 1st director of CIA. Lieutenant General Hoyt S Vandenberg, USA, becomes 2nd director of CIA
  • 1947 Saab produces its first automobile.
  • 1949 Istvan Dobi becomes Hungarian premier

Sport awardGolf Major

1950 50th US Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 287 at Merion Golf Club PA

Golfer Ben Hogan
Ben Hogan
  • 1950 82nd Belmont: William Boland aboard Middleground wins in 2:28.6
  • 1950 Germany doesn't annex Oder-Neissegrens
  • 1952 Chicago White Sox Sam Mele is 6th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (4th)
  • 1952 US President Harry Truman expresses a desire to nationalize the steel industry
  • 1952 St Louis Browns fire manager Rogers Hornsby
  • 1954 KQED TV channel 9 in SF, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 PBS reaches SF: KQED (Channel 9) starts broadcasting
  • 1955 1st separation of virus into component parts reported
  • 1955 KWEX TV channel 41 in San Antonio, TX (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 16th modern Olympiad equestrian events open in Stockholm
  • 1956 Marlene Bauer Hagge wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament

Sport awardGolf Major

1957 3rd LPGA Championship won by Louise Suggs

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 1957 Harold MacMillan becomes British PM
  • 1957 John Diefenbacker (C) elected PM of Canada
  • 1959 Rocky Colovito hits 4 consecutive HRs in 1 game
  • 1962 A record 54 home runs hit in baseball
  • 1962 Igor Ter-Ovanesyan of USSR, sets then long jump record at 27' 3½"
  • 1962 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Austin Civitan Golf Tournament
  • 1963 US Equal Pay Act signed into law by President John F. Kennedy

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1963 US President JFK signs law for equal pay for equal work for men & women

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1964 Rolling Stones record their 12x5 album at Chess Studios in Chicago
  • 1964 Southern filibuster on civil rights bill ends; cloture invoked
  • 1965 Vietnam War: The Battle of Dong Xoai begins.
  • 1966 Beatles "Paperback Writer" is released in UK
  • 1966 Beatles record "Rain" 1st to use reverse tapes
  • 1966 Cleve Indian Sonny Siebert no-hits Wash Senator, 2-0

Music concertMusic Concert

1966 Janis Joplin's 1st live concert (Avalon Ballroom in SF)

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Janis Joplin
  • 1966 Mamas & Papas win gold record for "Monday, Monday"
  • 1967 15,000 attend Fantasy Faire & Magic Mountain Music Festival, Calif
  • 1967 Israel, Syria, Jordan, Iraq & Egypt end "6-Day War" with UN help
  • 1967 USSR drops diplomatic relations with Israel
  • 1967 Argentina becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
  • 1968 "Danny Thomas Hour" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1968 AL games at Balt & Chicago postponed honoring Robert F. Kennedy
  • 1968 KCFW TV channel 9 in Kalispell, MT (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 WHTV (now WTZH) TV channel 24 in Meridian, MS (NBC/CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1968 4h Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats France 20-2
  • 1971 11 die in a train crash in Salem Ill
  • 1971 44th National Spelling Bee: Jonathan Knisely wins spelling shalloon
  • 1972 104th Belmont: Ron Turcotte aboard Riva Ridge wins in 2:28

Music releaseMusic Recording

1972 Elvis Presley records a live album at NYC's Madison Square Garden

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1972 Hank Aaron's grandslammer (14) ties him for NL lead with Gil Hodges & moves him ahead of Willie Mays as #2 HR hitter (649)

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Sport awardGolf Major

1973 19th LPGA Championship won by Mary Mills

LPGA Golfer Mary Mills
LPGA Golfer
Mary Mills
  • 1973 NASA launches Radio Astronomy Explorer 49 into lunar orbit

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1974 Mike Schmidt hits a ball off public address speaker on Astrodome roof

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • 1974 Rumor's government in Italy resigns
  • 1975 Rockefeller panel reports on 300,000 illegal CIA files on Americans
  • 1975 Yanks sponsor Army Day at temporary home, Shea Stadium during 21-gun salute, part of fence is blown away, & another part is set afire
  • 1976 49th National Spelling Bee: Tim Kneale wins spelling narcolepsy
  • 1976 67,000 fans attends Wings concert at Seattle's Kingdome
  • 1977 Apple Computer ships its first Apple II computers
  • 1977 James Earl Ray (Martin Luther King's killer) escapes from prison
  • 1977 International Labour Organisation and United Nations meet to discuss apartheid in South Africa and potential actions to prevent further violence and state repression.
  • 1978 110th Belmont: Steve Cauthen aboard Affirmed wins in 2:26.8
  • 1978 Yankees trade Ken Holzman for Ron Davis
  • 1978 Costa Rica becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.

Sport awardGolf Major

1979 25th LPGA Championship won by Donna Caponi Young

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • 1979 Balt Orioles pull their 8th triple play (5-4-3 vs Cleve)
  • 1980 8 Provisional Irish Republican Army prisoners escape from Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast using handguns smuggled into prison
  • 1981 IRA's Joseph Doherty escapes from Crumlin Road Jail

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1981 Pete Rose ties Stan Musial's NL record of 3,630 hits

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 1981 Sebastian Coe of England sets 800m record (1:41.73) in Florence
  • 1981 Seven Brothers Square in Bronx named honoring 7 Santini Bro Moving Co
  • 1982 "Taxi" last airs on ABC, moves to NBC in the fall
  • 1982 Battle of Sultan Yakoub - 3 IDF members captured
  • 1982 Israeli troops reach outskirts of Beirut
  • 1982 John N McMahon replaces Bobby R Inman becomes deputy director of CIA
  • 1982 Iran recaptures Khorramshahr
  • 1984 38th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3
  • 1984 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA McDonald's Kids Golf Classic
  • 1984 US missile shoots down an incoming missile in space for first time
  • 1984 Zhu Jian Hua of China high jumps a record 7'10" (2.39m)

Sport awardTennis Open

1984 83rd Men's French Open: Ivan Lendl beats John McEnroe (3-6, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5, 7-5)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe

Sport awardTennis Open

1984 83rd Women's French Open: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert (6-3, 6-1)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 1985 19th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers, B Mandrell
  • 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 A Bartlett Giamatti becomes president of baseball's NL
  • 1986 In South Africa, the three-year-old 'State of Emergency' is renewed for another twelve months, followed by an organized campaign of civil disobedience against it.
  • 1987 Discovery's SRBs & External Tank are mated
  • 1988 Greatest number of participants (31,678) on a bicycle tour (London)
  • 1989 "Tales From The Crypt" TV Anthology debuts on HBO
  • 1989 121st Belmont: Pat Day aboard Easy Goer wins in 2:26
  • 1990 "Accomplice" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 52 performances
  • 1990 "Meet Me in St Louis" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 253 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 8th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Jack Nicklaus

  • 1990 Burger King begins using Newman's Own Salad Dressing
  • 1990 Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers for 1st time since 1974 in Portland
  • 1990 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
  • 1990 Rap group 2 Live crew members arrested in Fla for obscenity

Sport awardTennis Open

1990 89th Men's French Open: Andres Gomez beats Andre Agassi (6-3, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4)

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi

Sport awardTennis Open

1990 89th Women's French Open: Monica Seles beats Steffi Graf (7-6, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • 1991 David Lynch's "Twin Peaks" airs its final episode airs on ABC-TV