On This Day in History for July 10 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 154 of 154

  • 1964 Moïse-Kapenda Tshombé, leader of the Confederation of Tribal Associations of Katanga, becomes the Prime Minister of the Congo
  • 1966 US launches Orbiter 1 to the Moon
  • 1967 Bobbie Gentry records "Ode to Billie Joe" - single goes on to win 4 Grammys
  • 1967 Uruguay becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
  • 1969 Chilean Association of Librarians created
  • 1971 Failed assassination attempt on King Hassan II of Morocco, 101 killed
  • 1972 Democratic convention opens in Miami Beach Florida (McGovern)
  • 1972 Herd of stampeding elephants kills 24, Chandka Forest India
  • 1973 Bahamas declares Independence from UK & adopts constitution
  • 1974 OPEC ends oil boycott against Netherlands
  • 1974 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1976 Chemical factory in Seveso, near Milan explodes covering the surrounding area in dioxin
  • 1976 One American and three British mercenaries are executed in Angola following the Luanda Trial.
  • 1978 Bloodless military coup in Mauritania, President Moktar flees
  • 1979 Chuck Berry sentenced to 4 months for $200,000 in tax evasion
  • 1980 Willie Jones hospitalized for heat stroke with record 46.5°C temp
  • 1980 Alexandra Palace burnt down for a second time.
  • 1981 CERN achieves 1st proton-antiproton beam collision (570 GeV)
  • 1981 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1982 Miguel Vasquez makes 1st public quadruple somersault on trapeze
  • 1982 Rangers Larry Parrish hits his 3rd grand slam of the week

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1982 Samuel Morse's "Gallery of the Louvre" sells for $3,250,000

Inventor Samuel Morse
Samuel Morse
  • 1982 Zimbabwe beats Bermuda by 5 wickets to win ICC Trophy
  • 1985 Coca-Cola Co announces it will resume selling old formula Coke

CommunicationThe Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior

1985 French agents blow up Greenpeace boat Rainbow Warrior in Auckland harbour, New Zealand

  • 1989 Paula Ivan runs female world record 1 mile (4:15.61)
  • 1990 Andrew Dice Clay cries on Arsenio Hall Show

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1991 Boris Yeltsin sworn in as 1st elected President of the Russian Federation

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • 1991 L'Express Airlines Beechcraft C-99 crashes in Alabama, killing 13
  • 1991 Foreign Minister R.F. Botha of South Africa signs accession to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty on behalf of South Africa
  • 1992 Spaceship Giotto (Halley 1986) approaches comet Grigg-Skjellerup
  • 1992 SuriPop VII, Suriname Popular Song Festival
  • 1993 Melchior Ndadaye becomes 1st Hutu Burundi pres/Sylvie Kinigi, PM
  • 1993 Yobes Ondieki runs world record 10km (26:58.38)
  • 1994 Nepal premier Girija Prasadkoirala resigns
  • 1994 Sonia O'Sullivan runs female world record 2K (5:25.36)
  • 1997 Louise Woodward's trial begins in Mass, Nanny murder trial
  • 1997 RJR Nabisco announces it will replace Joe Camel in new ads
  • 1997 Spain, Partido Popular member Miguel Ángel Blanco is kidnapped in the Basque city of Ermua by ETA members, sparking widespread protests.
  • 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.
  • 2000 EADS, the world's second largest aerospace group is formed by the merger of Aérospatiale-Matra, DASA, and CASA.
  • 2000 A leaking southern Nigerian petroleum pipeline explodes, killing about 250 villagers scavenging gasoline.
  • 2001 Amerada Hess agrees to acquire Triton Energy for $2.7 billion in cash
  • 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 Kenneth, Lord 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.
  • 2008 Former Macedonian Interior Minister Ljube Boškoski is acquitted of all charges by a UN Tribunal accusing him of war crimes.
  • 2011 British tabloid News of the World publishes its last edition after 168 years in the wake of a phone hacking scandal.
  • 2012 The American Episcopal Church becomes the first to approve a rite for blessing gay marriages
  • 2013 40 people are buried in landslides in Sichuan Province, China
  • 2014 Yair Lapid warns of Israeli Defense Force ground operation if Gazan rocket fire do not stop
  • 2015 The Confederate flag is taken down for the last time from South Carolina Capitol grounds 1 day after the state legislature ordered it removed.
  • 2015 23 people are killed & 50 are injured in a stampede at a free clothing drive in Mymensingh, Bangladesh

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Deaths in History

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