On This Day

What Happened on July 10, 2020

Historical Events


TurkeyHagia Sophia

Sixth century cathedral Hagia Sophia turned into a mosque by decree issued by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (converted to a mosque 1453-1934)
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Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey
Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey

Famous Deaths

  • Corra Dirksen, South African rugby union winger (10 caps; Northern Transvaal), dies from COVID-19 complications at 82
  • Jack Charlton, English soccer defender (35 caps; World Cup 1966; Leeds United) and manager (Middlesborough, Sheffield Wed, Newcastle, Rep of Ireland), dies from lymphoma and dementia at 85
  • Lara van Ruijven, Dutch short track speed skater (World C'ship gold 500m 2019; Olympic bronze 3000m relay 2018), dies from an autoimmune disease at 27
  • Olga Tass, Hungarian gymnast (Olympic gold, team portable apparatus 1956), dies at 91
2020 Highlights

About July 10, 2020

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 1 month and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer