What Happened on June 10

Significant Events

  • 1190 Third Crusade: Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa drowns while crossing the Saleph River (modern Turkey) leading an army to Jerusalem
  • 1786 A landslide dam on the Dadu River caused by earthquake ten days earlier collapses, killing 100,000 in the Sichuan province of China
  • 1898 US Marines land in Cuba during Spanish-American War
  • 1916 Great Arab Revolt begins against ruling Ottoman turks
  • 1963 US Equal Pay Act signed into law by President John F. Kennedy
  • 1977 Apple Computer ships its first Apple II computers
  • 2003 The Spirit Rover is launched, beginning NASA's Mars Exploration Rover mission
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Did You Know?

Mrs Clements of England markets first paste-style mustard

On June 10, 1720

Would You Believe?

Andrew Jackson's African Grey parrot "Poll" is removed from his funeral for swearing at The Hermitage, Tennessee. Funeral attendee William Menefee Norment recorded: "Before the sermon and while the crowd was gathering, a wicked parrot that was a household pet got excited and commenced swearing so loud and long as to disturb the people and had to be carried from the houseā€

On June 10, 1845

Famous Weddings

  • 1962 NFL running back Gale Sayers (19) weds his high school sweetheart Linda McNeil
  • 1967 Margrethe II of Denmark (27) weds Prince Henrik of Denmark (32) at the Naval Church of Copenhagen in Denmark
  • 1989 Detroit Red Wings NHL player Steve Yzerman (24) weds Lisa Brennan
  • 1993 Abdullah II of Jordan (31) weds Rania Al-Yassin (22) in Amman, Jordan
  • 1995 Actress-singer Holly Robinson (30) weds NFL Philadelphia Eagle quarterback Rodney Peete (29) in Los Angeles

Famous Divorces

  • 2004 Model-actress Ali Landry (30) divorces "Saved by the Bell" actor Mario Lopez (30) due to irreconcilable differences only 2 weeks after getting married
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