On This Day

On This Day in History for July 10 (Part 2)

Events in History

  • 1967 Bobbie Gentry records "Ode to Billie Joe" - single goes on to win 4 Grammys
  • 1967 Uruguay becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty
  • 1969 Chilean Association of Librarians created
  • 1971 Failed assassination attempt on King Hassan II of Morocco, 101 killed

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1971 National Women's Political Caucus (NWPC) founded in US by women including Bella Abzug, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, Myrlie Evers-Williams and Gloria Steinem

Journalist Gloria Steinem
Journalist
Gloria Steinem
Writer Betty Friedan
Writer
Betty Friedan
1st Black Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm
1st Black Congresswoman
Shirley Chisholm
  • 1972 Democratic convention opens in Miami Beach Florida (McGovern)
  • 1972 Herd of stampeding elephants kills 24, Chandka Forest India
  • 1973 Bahamas declares Independence from UK & adopts constitution
  • 1973 John Paul Getty III, grandson of oil tycoon J. Paul Getty, is kidnapped in Rome by Italian gangsters wanting a ransom
  • 1974 OPEC ends oil boycott against Netherlands
  • 1974 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1976 Chemical factory in Seveso, near Milan explodes covering the surrounding area in dioxin
  • 1976 One American and three British mercenaries are executed in Angola following the Luanda Trial
  • 1978 Bloodless military coup in Mauritania, President Moktar flees
  • 1979 Chuck Berry sentenced to 4 months for $200,000 in tax evasion
  • 1980 Willie Jones hospitalized for heat stroke with record 46.5°C temperature

  • 1980 Sam Shepard's play "True West" premieres at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco
  • 1980 Alexandra Palace in London burnt down for a second time
  • 1981 CERN achieves 1st proton-antiproton beam collision (570 GeV)
  • 1981 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1982 Miguel Vasquez makes 1st public quadruple somersault on trapeze
  • 1982 Rangers Larry Parrish hits his 3rd grand slam of the week

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1982 Samuel Morse's "Gallery of the Louvre" sells for $3,250,000

Inventor Samuel Morse
Inventor
Samuel Morse
  • 1982 Zimbabwe beats Bermuda by 5 wickets to win ICC Trophy
  • 1985 Coca-Cola Co announces it will resume selling old formula Coke

Sinking ShipThe Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior

1985 French foreign intelligence agents blow up the Greenpeace boat Rainbow Warrior in Auckland harbor, New Zealand to prevent it interfering with French nuclear tests in the South Pacific. Dutch photographer Fernando Pereira is killed.

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The Rainbow Warrior sunk in Auckland harbour
The Rainbow Warrior sunk in Auckland harbour
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  • 1989 Paula Ivan runs female world record 1 mile (4:15.61)
  • 1990 Andrew Dice Clay cries on Arsenio Hall Show

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1991 Boris Yeltsin sworn in as 1st elected President of the Russian Federation

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • 1991 L'Express Airlines Beechcraft C-99 crashes in Alabama, killing 13
  • 1991 Foreign Minister R.F. Botha of South Africa signs accession to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty on behalf of South Africa
  • 1992 Spaceship Giotto (Halley 1986) approaches comet Grigg-Skjellerup
  • 1992 SuriPop VII, Suriname Popular Song Festival
  • 1993 Melchior Ndadaye becomes 1st Hutu Burundi President, Sylvie Kinigi Prime Minister
  • 1993 Yobes Ondieki runs world record 10km (26:58.38)
  • 1994 Nepal premier Girija Prasadkoirala resigns

  • 1994 Sonia O'Sullivan runs female world record 2K (5:25.36)
  • 1997 Louise Woodward's trial begins in Massachusetts Nanny murder trial
  • 1997 RJR Nabisco announces it will replace Joe Camel in new ads
  • 1997 Spain, Partido Popular member Miguel Ángel Blanco is kidnapped in the Basque city of Ermua by ETA members, sparking widespread protests
  • 1998 Roman Catholic sexual abuse cases: The Diocese of Dallas agrees to pay $23.4 million to nine former altar boys who claimed they were sexually abused by former priest Rudolph Kos
  • 2000 EADS, the world's second largest aerospace group is formed by the merger of Aérospatiale-Matra, DASA, and CASA
  • 2000 A leaking southern Nigerian petroleum pipeline explodes, killing about 250 villagers scavenging gasoline
  • 2001 Amerada Hess agrees to acquire Triton Energy for $2.7 billion in cash
  • 2002 At a Sotheby's auction, Peter Paul Rubens' painting The Massacre of the Innocents is sold for £49.5million (US$76.2 million) to Kenneth, Lord Thomson
  • 2003 Neoplan bus, owned by Kowloon Motor Bus, collides with a truck, falls off bridge on Tuen Mun Road, Hong Kong, and plunges into the underlying valley, killing 21 people. Deadliest Hong Kong traffic accident.
  • 2005 Hurricane Dennis slams into the Florida Panhandle causing billions of dollars in damage
  • 2006 Pakistan International Flight PK-688 crashes in Multan, Pakistan shortly after takeoff, killing all 45 people on board
  • 2008 Former Macedonian Interior Minister Ljube Boškoski is acquitted of all charges by a UN Tribunal accusing him of war crimes
  • 2011 British tabloid News of the World publishes its last edition after 168 years in the wake of a phone hacking scandal.
  • 2012 The American Episcopal Church becomes the first to approve a rite for blessing gay marriages
  • 2013 40 people are buried in landslides in Sichuan Province, China
  • 2014 Yair Lapid warns of Israeli Defense Force ground operation if Gazan rocket fire do not stop
  • 2015 The Confederate flag is taken down for the last time from South Carolina Capitol grounds 1 day after the state legislature ordered it removed.
  • 2015 23 people are killed & 50 are injured in a stampede at a free clothing drive in Mymensingh, Bangladesh
  • 2017 NASA's Juno spacecraft makes closest ever pass over Jupiter's Great Red Spot at 9,000 kilometers overhead
  • 2018 The final 4 boys and their coach are rescued from Tham Luang Nang Non cave, Thailand after being trapped there for 18 days by monsoon flooding
  • 2018 Original sketch of Winnie-the-Pooh's Hundred Acre Wood by EH Shepard sells for £430,000 in London, record price for a book illustration
  • 2019 Earliest evidence of modern humans outside Africa found with 210,000 year old skull from Apidima Cave, southern Greece published in "Nature"
  • 2019 British ambassador to the US Sir Kim Darroch resigns after his secret cables calling the US president "inept" were published

TurkeyHagia Sophia

2020 Sixth century cathedral Hagia Sophia turned into a mosque by decree issued by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (converted to a mosque 1453-1934)

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Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey
Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey
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