On This Day

Historical Events on June 10 (Part 2)

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  • 1991 David Lynch's "Twin Peaks" airs its final episode airs on ABC-TV
  • 1991 25th Music City News Country Awards: Ricky Van Shelton
  • 1991 Mother of All Parades - NYC welcomes desert storm troops
  • 1991 South Florida and Denver picked for 1993 NL franchises
  • 1992 "Price" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 47 performances
  • 1992 Satellite Intelsat K launched
  • 1993 "She Loves Me" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 61 performances
  • 1994 Biggest European clock ever (9100 kg/(237) 2.5 m) at Aarle-Rixtel
  • 1994 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1994 Jennifer Capriati, tennis ace, checks out of drug abuse clinic
  • 1995 "Month in the Country" closes at Roundabout Theater NYC after 79 performances
  • 1995 127th Belmont: Gary Stevens aboard Thunder Gulch wins in 2:32
  • 1995 Orioles Jeff Manto, hits his 4th consecutive homer

Sport awardTennis Open

1995 French Open Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 7-5, 4-6, 6-0 with pivotal 32-point game in 3rd set; Graf's 4th French title

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • 1996 30th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson
  • 1996 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Toledo OH on WBUZ 106.5 FM

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1996 Intel releases 200 mhz pentium chip

Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel Andrew Grove
Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel
Andrew Grove
  • 1996 Stanley Cup Final, Miami Arena, Miami, FA: Uwe Krupp's unassisted goal in triple-OT gives Colorado Avalanche a 1-0 win over Florida Panthers and a 4 game series sweep
  • 1997 Feng Yun-2B Long March 3 Launch (China), Successful
  • 1997 Kevin Brown of Florida Marlins no hits SF Giants 9-0

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1997 Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot orders the killing of his defense chief Son Sen and 11 of Sen's family members before Pol Pot flees his northern stronghold

Dictator and Revolutionary Pol Pot
Dictator and Revolutionary
Pol Pot

AgreementAgreement of Interest

1999 Kosovo War: NATO suspends its air strikes after Slobodan Milošević agrees to withdraw Serbian forces from Kosovo.

President of Serbia and Yugoslavia Slobodan Milosevic
President of Serbia and Yugoslavia
Slobodan Milosevic
  • 2000 132nd Belmont: Pat Day aboard Commendable wins in 2:31.20
  • 2000 Stanley Cup Final, Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX: New Jersey Devils defeat Dallas Stars, 2-1 in double OT for a 4-2 series victory
  • 2000 French Open Women's Tennis: France's Mary Pierce beats Conchita Martinez of Spain 6-2, 7-5 for her 2nd and last career Grand Slam singles title and her 1st singles title at Roland Garros

BeatificationCanonization

2001 Pope John Paul II canonizes Lebanon's first female saint, Saint Rafqa

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 2001 French Open Men's Tennis: Gustavo Kuerten of Brazil wins his 3rd French title; beats Spaniard Àlex Corretja 6-7, 7-5, 6-2, 6-0
  • 2002 The first direct electronic communication experiment between the nervous systems of two humans is carried out by Kevin Warwick in the United Kingdom.

Historic DiscoverySpirit Rover Begins Mars Mission

2003 The Spirit Rover is launched, beginning NASA's Mars Exploration Rover mission
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The first color image compiled by photos from the Spirit rover - at the time the highest quality photo taken on another planet
The first color image compiled by photos from the Spirit rover - at the time the highest quality photo taken on another planet

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2003 "Wicked", starring Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth, officially opens at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco

Actress/Singer Idina Menzel
Actress/Singer
Idina Menzel
  • 2006 138th Belmont: Fernando Jara aboard Jazil wins in 2:27.81
  • 2006 French Open Women's Tennis: Justine Henin-Hardenne retains her title; beats Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia 6-4, 6-4 for 5th Grand Slam singles crown
  • 2007 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Bulle Rock GC: Suzann Pettersen of Norway wins her first major title by 1 stroke ahead of Australian Karrie Webb
  • 2007 61st Tony Awards: Spring Awakening & The Coast of Utopia win
  • 2007 "The Sopranos" series finale on HBO (infamous "cut to black" ending)
  • 2007 French Open Men's Tennis: Spaniard Rafael Nadal wins title for the 3rd consecutive year; beats Roger Federer 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

  • 2008 The Gora Prai airstrike by the United States reportedly kills 11 Pakistani paramilitary troops.
  • 2012 A Helicopter crash near Nairobi, Kenya, kills five people, including George Saitoti, a Kenyan cabinet minister
  • 2012 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Locust Hill CC: Shanshan Feng of China wins by 2 strokes ahead of Eun-Hee Ji, Stacy Lewis, Mika Miyazato and Suzann Pettersen
  • 2012 66th Tony Awards: Once & Clybourne Park win
  • 2012 French Open Women's Tennis: Maria Sharapova wins her first French title; beats Sara Errani of Italy 6-3, 6-2

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2012 The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, Shoal Creek G&CC: Defending champion Tom Lehman wins by 2 strokes from Bernhard Langer of Germany and Taiwan's Lu Chien-soon

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer
  • 2013 70 people are killed as a series of bombs explode across Iraq

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2013 3rd Critics' Choice Television Awards: The Big Bang Theory wins Best Comedy Series, Breaking Bad & Game of Thrones win Best Drama Series (tie)

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2013 Superman film "Man of Steel" directed by Zack Snyder, starring Henry Cavill and Amy Adams premieres in New York City

  • 2017 French Open Women's Tennis: Jeļena Ostapenko upsets Simona Halep 4–6, 6–4, 6–3 to claim her 1st Grand Slam title; first Latvian to win a Grand Slam singles title
  • 2017 149th Belmont Stakes: Jose Ortiz aboard Tapwrit wins in 2:30.02
  • 2018 French Open Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem of Austria 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 for his record 11th French title (17th Grand Slam victory)

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2018 Actor Vince Vaughn arrested for drunk driving and resisting arrest near Los Angeles

  • 2019 Three men sentenced to life imprisonment for rape and murder of eight-year-old Muslim girl in Kathua, India in high-profile case that sparked political resignations and nationwide protests
  • 2019 Former Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari arrested on corruption charges
  • 2019 New DNA research on grapes shows one French wine Savagnin Blanc has been grown for 900 years in Jura published in "Nature Plants"