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10th June is the 161st day of the year (162nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 204 days remain until the end of the year. Find out some important events that occurred on this day in history.


Historical events

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.

1652 ⁠— In Boston, John Hull opens the first mint in America.

1682 ⁠— Tornado in Connecticut uproots a three-foot diameter oak tree.

1692 ⁠— The first victim of the Salem witch trials, Bridget Bishop, hangs for witchcraft in the colony of Massachusetts.

1760 ⁠— NY passes the first effective law regulating the practice of medicine.

1786 ⁠— A landslide dam on the Dadu River caused by an earthquake ten days earlier collapses, killing 100,000 in the Sichuan province of China.

1793 ⁠— The first public zoo opens in Paris.

1845 ⁠— US President and General 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.

1854 ⁠— Georg F B Reiman proposes that space is curved.

1882 ⁠— Anti-colonisation mass society of Alexandria Egypt kills 50 Europeans.

1900 ⁠— In China, a relief column of some 2000 men set out from Tientsin to relieve foreigners trapped in Peking.


10th June in the 20th Century

1902 ⁠— Patent for window envelope granted to H F Callahan.

1905 ⁠— The first forest fire lookout tower placed in operation, Greenville, Maine.

1932 ⁠— The first demonstration of artificial lightning Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

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

1933 ⁠— Bank robber Clyde Barrow and American outlaw 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.

1934 ⁠— FIFA World Cup Final, Stadio Nazionale PNF, Rome, Italy: Angelo Schiavio scores the winner in extra time as Italy beats Czechoslovakia, 2-1.

1939 ⁠— MGM cartoon character Barney Bear debuts.

1946 ⁠— The Italian Republic established.

1947 ⁠— Saab produces its first automobile.

1952 ⁠— US President Harry Truman expresses a desire to nationalize the steel industry.

1955 ⁠— The first separation of a virus into component parts reported.


More dates

1966 ⁠— Beatles record “Rain” is the first to use reverse tapes.

1977 ⁠— Apple Computer ships its first Apple II computers.

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

1977 ⁠— James Earl Ray (Martin Luther King’s killer) escapes from prison.

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 organised campaign of civil disobedience against it.

1988 ⁠— The greatest number of participants (31,678) on a bicycle tour (London).

1990 ⁠— Burger King begins using Newman’s Own Salad Dressing.

1992 ⁠— Satellite Intelsat K launched.

1994 ⁠— Biggest European clock ever (9100 kg/(237) 2.5 m) at Aarle-Rixtel.

1994 ⁠— China performs a nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC.

1996 ⁠— Intel releases 200 MHz Pentium chip.


10th June in the 21st Century

2001 ⁠— Pope John Paul II canonises Lebanon’s first female saint, Saint Rafqa.

2003 ⁠— The Spirit Rover launches, beginning NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover mission.

2007 ⁠— “The Sopranos” series finale on HBO (infamous “cut to black” ending).

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

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

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