On This Day

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

Events in History

  • 1966 Mamas & Papas win gold record for "Monday, Monday"
  • 1967 Israel, Syria, Jordan, Iraq & Egypt end "6-Day War" with UN help
  • 1967 USSR drops diplomatic relations with Israel
  • 1967 Argentina becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty

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1968 AL games at Balt & Chicago postponed honoring Robert F. Kennedy

US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy
US Attorney General
Robert F. Kennedy
  • 1971 11 die in a train crash in Salem, Illinois
  • 1971 44th National Spelling Bee: Jonathan Knisely wins spelling "shalloon"
  • 1973 NASA launches Radio Astronomy Explorer 49 into lunar orbit
  • 1974 Rumor's government in Italy resigns
  • 1975 Rockefeller panel reports on 300,000 illegal CIA files on Americans
  • 1976 49th National Spelling Bee: Tim Kneale wins spelling narcolepsy
  • 1977 Apple Computer ships its first Apple II computers

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1977 James Earl Ray (Martin Luther King's killer) escapes from prison

Assassin of Martin Luther King Jr. James Earl Ray
Assassin of Martin Luther King Jr.
James Earl Ray
  • 1977 International Labour Organisation and United Nations meet to discuss apartheid in South Africa and potential actions to prevent further violence and state repression.
  • 1978 Costa Rica becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty
  • 1980 8 Provisional Irish Republican Army prisoners escape from Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast using handguns smuggled into prison

  • 1981 IRA's Joseph Doherty escapes from Crumlin Road Jail
  • 1981 Seven Brothers Square in Bronx named honoring 7 Santini Bro Moving Co
  • 1982 Battle of Sultan Yakoub - 3 IDF members captured
  • 1982 Israeli troops reach outskirts of Beirut
  • 1982 John N McMahon replaces Bobby R Inman becomes deputy director of CIA
  • 1982 Iran recaptures Khorramshahr
  • 1984 US missile shoots down an incoming missile in space for first time
  • 1985 Claus von Bulow acquitted on charges he tried to murder his wife
  • 1985 Coca-Cola announces they're bringing back their 99-year-old formula
  • 1986 In South Africa, the three-year-old 'State of Emergency' is renewed for another twelve months, followed by an organized campaign of civil disobedience against it
  • 1987 Discovery's SRBs & External Tank are mated
  • 1990 Burger King begins using Newman's Own Salad Dressing
  • 1991 Mother of All Parades - NYC welcomes desert storm troops
  • 1991 South Florida and Denver picked for 1993 NL franchises
  • 1992 Satellite Intelsat K launched
  • 1994 Biggest European clock ever (9100 kg/(237) 2.5 m) at Aarle-Rixtel
  • 1994 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 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
  • 1997 Feng Yun-2B Long March 3 Launch (China), Successful

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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 Milošević
President of Serbia and Yugoslavia
Slobodan Milošević

BeatificationCanonization

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

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 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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  • 2007 61st Tony Awards: Spring Awakening & The Coast of Utopia win
  • 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 66th Tony Awards: Once & Clybourne Park win
  • 2013 70 people are killed as a series of bombs explode across Iraq
  • 2018 A planetary dust storm causes NASA's Opportunity Rover to cease communication from Mars
  • 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"
  • 2020 Swedish prosecutors close the case on the murder of Prime Minister Olof Palme after 34 years, saying the probable killer is dead
  • 2020 Cameroon's conflict with English-speaking separatists rated world's most-neglected conflict according to Norwegian Refugee Council

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2020 Statues of Confederate figures and explorers become focus of #BlackLivesMatter protests, with many removed including of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and of Christopher Columbus in Richmond

President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis
President of the Confederate States of America
Jefferson Davis
Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • 2021 UN says famine is affecting 350,000 people in Tigray, Ethiopia, the worst starvation calamity in the world right now
  • 2021 Zahid Quraish confirmed as America's first Muslim federal judge for the District of New Jersey by the US Senate

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2021 Emma Coronel Aispuro, wife of drug lord El Chapo, pleads guilty to helping run his criminal operations and in aiding his 2015 prison escape

  • 2021 European Space Agency announces new Venus mission, the probe EnVision to study Venus' tesserae (its continent-like terrains) [1]

Birthdays in History

  • 1994 Nicholas Santo Pietro, son of Vanna White
  • 2001 Sasha [Natasha] Obama, American daughter of Barack and Michelle Obama, born in Chicago, Illinois

Weddings in History


Deaths in History