Events in History on June 10

Historic Event

1190 Third Crusade: Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa drowns while crossing the Saleph River (modern Turkey) leading an army to Jerusalem

  • 1194 Major fire at Chartres Cathedral, France, leads to it rebuilt as the high point of French Gothic style
  • 1358 French Jacquerie peasant leader Guillaume Cale captured at the Battle of Mello
  • 1502 Crimean Khan defeats the Great Horde in battle near Worskla, leading to disintegration of the Great Horde
  • 1538 Catholic German monarchy signs League of Neuremberg
  • 1539 Council of Trent: Paul III sends out letters to his bishops, delaying the Council due to war and the difficulty bishops had traveling to Venice.

Historic Event

1540 Thomas Cromwell arrested in Westminster

  • 1605 False Dimitri I, an impostor, crowned Russian tsar (rules 1605-1606)
  • 1610 1st Dutch settlers arrive (from NJ), to colonize Manhattan Island
  • 1610 Thomas West, Baron de La Mar, is appointed governor of Virginia
  • 1619 Thirty Years' War: Battle of Záblatí, a turning point in the Bohemian Revolt
  • 1624 Netherlands & France sign anti-Spanish Treaty of Compiègne

Historic Event

1627 Dutch privateer Piet Heyn attacks Portuguese ships in the Bay of All Saints, Brazil

  • 1639 1st American log cabin at Fort Christina (Wilmington Delaware)
  • 1648 Moscow's people uprise against regent Boris Morozov
  • 1652 In Boston, John Hull opens the 1st mint in America
  • 1682 Tornado in Connecticut uproots a 3 ft diameter oak tree

Salem Witch Trials

1692 The first victim of the Salem witch trials, Bridget Bishop, is hanged for witchcraft in the colony of Massachusetts

  • 1719 Jacobite Rising: Battle of Glen Shiel - Jacobite army defeated by British forces
  • 1720 Mrs Clements of England markets first paste-style mustard

Historic Event

1752 Benjamin Franklin tests the lightning conductor with his kite-flying experiment

  • 1760 NY passes 1st effective law regulating practice of medicine
  • 1761 Puritan version of "Othello" opens in Newport Rhode Island

Historic Event

1768 British customs officials seize John Hancock's ship, "The Liberty", on the suspicion that Hancock had illegally unloaded cargo without paying duties a month earlier

  • 1772 Burning of British revenue cutter Gaspée by Rhode Islanders
  • 1786 A landslide dam on the Dadu River caused by earthquake ten days earlier collapses, killing 100,000 in the Sichuan province of China
  • 1793 1st public zoo opens in Paris
  • 1794 Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia forms
  • 1794 France revolutionary regime begins trials
  • 1801 Tripoli declares war on US for refusing tribute
  • 1805 First Barbary War: Yussif Karamanli signs a treaty ending hostilities with the United States
  • 1809 1st US steamboat to a make an ocean voyage leaves NY for Philadelphia
  • 1829 The first Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race takes place
  • 1838 Myall Creek Massacre in Australia: 28 Aboriginal Australians are murdered

Historic Event

1845 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”

  • 1846 Robert Thomson obtains an English patent on a rubber tyre
  • 1847 Chicago Tribune begins publishing
  • 1848 1st telegraph link between NYC & Chicago
  • 1848 Battle at Vicenza: Austrians beat Sardinia-Piemonte
  • 1854 German mathematician Bernhard Reiman proposes that space is curved
  • 1854 The first class of the United States Naval Academy students graduate
  • 1857 Britain passes an act putting Canada on the decimal currency system
  • 1861 Battle of Big Bethel Virginia (Bethel Church, Great Bethal) the Union retreats

Victory in Battle

1863 Battle of Brice's Crossroads, Miss; Nathan Bedford Forrest w/3500 defeats 8000 Feds

  • 1864 Battle of Kellar's Bridge Kentucky (Licking River)
  • 1869 'Agnes' arrives in New Orleans with 1st ever shipment of frozen beef
  • 1871 Sinmiyangyo: Captain McLane Tilton leads 109 Marines in naval attack on Han River forts on Kanghwa Island, Korea
  • 1880 Charlie Jones becomes 1st to hit 2 HRs in 1 inning
  • 1882 Anti-colonization mass society of Alexandria Egypt kills 50 Europeans
  • 1886 Eruption of Tarawera volcano destroys famous pink and white calcium carbonate hot-spring terraces (North Island, New Zealand)
  • 1899 Improved Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks forms in Cincinnati
  • 1900 In China, a relief column of some 2000 men set out from Tientsin to relieve foreigners trapped in Peking
  • 1902 Patent for window envelope granted to H F Callahan
  • 1905 1st forest fire lookout tower placed in operation, Greenville, Maine
  • 1907 France and Japan sign an agreement to maintain the independence and integrity of China, equality for all nations in trading with China, and the status quo in the Far East
  • 1908 1st flying club, Aeronautical Society of NY, opens
  • 1908 The Australian Parliament passes the Invalid and Old Age Pensions Act providing for pensions for British subjects (excluding aborigines) at age 65

Historic Event

1911 Queen Wilhelmina opens Rembrandt house in Amsterdam

  • 1915 British/French troops conquer German colony of Cameroon
  • 1916 Great Arab Revolt begins against ruling Ottoman turks
  • 1917 60,000 people of Petrograd Russia welcome Prince Kropotkin (banned 41 years) returning after February Russian Revolution
  • 1917 Limburg mine workers strike in the Netherlands
  • 1924 1st political convention broadcast on radio-Republicans at Cleveland
  • 1925 Inaugural service for the United Church of Canada, a union of Presbyterian, Methodist, and Congregationalist churches held in Toronto Arena
  • 1931 Norway occupies East Greenland
  • 1932 1st demonstration of artificial lightning Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Historic Event

1933 Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker flip their car into a ravine. Parker suffers serious third degree burns from the accident which would affect her for the rest of her life.

Historic Event

1933 John Dillinger robs his first bank, in New Carlisle, Ohio. He takes $10, 600

  • 1934 USSR & Romania re-establish diplomatic relations

Please Don’t Drink To My Success

1935 In Akron, Ohio, Dr. Robert H. Smith (Dr. Bob) from Akron & Bill Wilson from New York City form Alcoholics Anonymous (date of Smith's last drink)

  • 1938 Charlie Barnett makes 98 by lunch v Australia at Trent Bridge
  • 1940 Canada declares war on Italy
  • 1940 French government moves to Bordeaux
  • 1940 German "Dutch" Q-ship Atlantis sinks Norwegian tanker
  • 1940 German 5th Armoured division occupies Rouen
  • 1940 Italy declares war on France and Great Britain as part of its Axis alliance with Nazi Germany
  • 1940 Norway surrenders to Nazi Germany after 62 days of fighting


1942 Nazis kill all inhabitants of Lidice, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia (now Czech Republic) which had been implicated in the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, Nazi controller of Bohemia and Moravia, to “teach the Czechs a final lesson of subservience and humility”; over 170 adult men were executed by firing squad on site, women and children were sent to concentration camp gas chambers, and the village was burned down and plowed under

Historic Event

1943 FDR becomes 1st US President to visit a foreign country during wartime

  • 1943 FDR signs withholding tax bill into law

Historic Event

1943 Heinrich Himmler ordered the final liquidation of Lodz ghetto in occupied Poland

  • 1944 Nazi forces carry out a massacre of 642 civilians in the French village Oradour-sur-Glane
  • 1944 World War II: In Distomo, Boeotia Prefecture, Greece 218 men, women and children are massacred by German troops
  • 1945 US destroyer William D Porter ("Willie Dee") sunk by kamikaze
  • 1946 Italian Republic established
  • 1946 Rear Admiral Sidney W Souers, USNR, ends term as 1st director of CIA. Lieutenant General Hoyt S Vandenberg, USA, becomes 2nd director of CIA
  • 1947 Saab produces its first automobile
  • 1949 Istvan Dobi becomes Hungarian premier
  • 1950 Germany doesn't annex Oder-Neissegrens
  • 1952 US President Harry Truman expresses a desire to nationalize the steel industry
  • 1954 PBS reaches SF: KQED (Channel 9) starts broadcasting
  • 1955 1st separation of virus into component parts reported

Election of Interest

1957 John Diefenbaker (C) elected Prime Minister of Canada

  • 1959 Rocky Colovito hits 4 consecutive HRs in 1 game

Historic Event

1963 US Equal Pay Act signed into law by President John F. Kennedy

  • 1964 Southern filibuster on civil rights bill ends; cloture invoked
  • 1965 Vietnam War: Battle of Dong Xoai begins, a major engagement between the Viet Cong and South Vietnamese forces
  • 1966 Cleveland Indian Sonny Siebert no-hits Washington Senator, 2-0
  • 1966 Mamas & Papas win gold record for "Monday, Monday"
  • 1967 Argentina becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty
  • 1967 Israel, Syria, Jordan, Iraq & Egypt end "6-Day War" with UN help
  • 1967 USSR drops diplomatic relations with Israel

Historic Event

1968 AL games at Baltimore & Chicago postponed honoring 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

Apple Macintosh Personal Computer

1977 Apple Computer ships its first Apple II computers

  • 1977 International Labour Organisation and United Nations meet to discuss apartheid in South Africa and potential actions to prevent further violence and state repression.

Historic Event

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

  • 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 - Israel raid into Syria result in 30 deaths and capture of Israeli tanks
  • 1982 Iran-Iraq War: Iran recaptures Khorramshahr, Iran from Iraq
  • 1982 Israeli troops reach outskirts of Beirut, Lebanon
  • 1982 John N. McMahon replaces Bobby R. Inman becomes deputy director of CIA
  • 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 NASA Discovery's SRBs & external tank are mated
  • 1990 Burger King begins using Newman's Own Salad Dressing

Election of Interest

1990 Peruvian general elections: Novelist Mario Vargas Llosa head of the Democratic Front loses to Alberto Fujimori, heading Cambio 90, in the second round

  • 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, Ohio, on WBUZ 106.5 FM

Historic Event

1996 Intel releases 200 mhz pentium chip

  • 1997 Feng Yun-2B Long March 3 Launch (China) is successful

Historic Event

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

Agreement of Interest

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


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

  • 2002 The first direct electronic communication experiment between the nervous systems of two humans is carried out by Kevin Warwick in the United Kingdom.
  • 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 66th Tony Awards: Once & Clybourne Park win
  • 2012 A Helicopter crash near Nairobi, Kenya, kills five people, including George Saitoti, a Kenyan cabinet minister
  • 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 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"
  • 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
  • 2020 Cameroon's conflict with English-speaking separatists rated world's most-neglected conflict according to Norwegian Refugee Council

Historic Event

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

Murder of Interest

2020 Swedish prosecutors close the case on the murder of Prime Minister Olof Palme after 34 years, saying the probable killer is dead

Historic Event

2021 Emma Coronel Aispuro, wife of drug lord El Chapo, pleads guilty to helping run his criminal operations and 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]
  • 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