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?

1st public zoo opens in Paris

On June 10, 1793

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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