On This Day

What Happened on June 10, 2020

Historical Events

  • Cameroon's conflict with English-speaking separatists rated world's most-neglected conflict according to Norwegian Refugee Council

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Statues of Confederate figures and explorers become focus of #BlackLivesMatter protests, with many removed including of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and of Christopher Columbus in Richmond

President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis
President of the Confederate States of America
Jefferson Davis
Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • Swedish prosecutors close the case on the murder of Prime Minister Olof Palme after 34 years, saying the probable killer is dead

Famous Deaths

  • Claudell Washington, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1975, 84; World Series 1974; Oakland Athletics, Atlanta Braves), dies from prostate cancer at 65
  • Hans Cieslarczyk, German soccer striker (7 caps; West Germany; Borussia Dortmund, Karlsruher SC) and manager (FC Augsburg), dies at 83
  • Harry Glickman, American journalist, promoter and sports executive (co-founder NBA Portland Trail Blazers, President 1987-94), dies at 96
2020 Highlights

About June 10, 2020

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? and 10 months
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini