On This Day

What Happened on June 10

Important 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

Jun 10 in Film & TV

  • 2007 "The Sopranos" series finale on HBO (infamous "cut to black" ending)

Jun 10 in Music

Jun 10 in Sport

  • 1977 American golfer Al Geiberger becomes first player in history to post a sub-60 score, 59 (−13) in a PGA Tour-sanctioned event, during the 2nd round Danny Thomas Memphis Classic at Colonial CC in Cordova, Tennessee

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 house”

On June 10, 1845

Famous Weddings

  • 1962 NFL Chicago Bears 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

Famous Divorces

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

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