What happened on June 10? There are more than 298 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About June 10

June 10 In HistoryJune 10 is the 162nd day of the year 2020. There are 204 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday. This day falls under the 24th week of the year 2020.

On this day in Chinook, Washington 98614 sunrise occured at 05:23 AM and sunset occured at 09:07 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Gemini. The modern birthstone for this month is Pearl while the mystical birthstone is Moonstone.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 247 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 12, 2021).

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Historical Events For June 10

  • 1190
    Third Crusade: Frederick I Barbarossa drowns in the river Saleph while leading an army to Jerusalem.
  • 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.
  • 1619
    Thirty Years’ War: Battle of Záblatí, a turning point in the Bohemian Revolt.
  • 1624
    Signing of the Treaty of Compiègne between France and the Netherlands.
  • 1692
    Salem witch trials: Bridget Bishop is hanged at Gallows Hill near Salem, Massachusetts, for “certaine Detestable Arts called Witchcraft & Sorceries”.
  • 1719
    Jacobite Rising: Battle of Glen Shiel.
  • 1786
    A landslide dam on the Dadu River created by an earthquake ten days earlier collapses, killing 100,000 in the Sichuan province of China.
  • 1793
    French Revolution: Following the arrests of Girondin leaders, the Jacobins gain control of the Committee of Public Safety installing the revolutionary dictatorship.
  • 1793
    The Jardin des Plantes museum opens in Paris. A year later, it becomes the first public zoo.
  • 1805
    First Barbary War: Yusuf Karamanli signs a treaty ending the hostilities between Tripolitania and the United States.
  • 1829
    The first Boat Race between the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge takes place.
  • 1838
    Myall Creek Massacre in Australia: 28 Aboriginal Australians are murdered.
  • 1854
    The first class of the United States Naval Academy students graduate.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Battle of Big Bethel. Confederate troops under John B. Magruder defeat a much larger Union force led by General Ebenezer W. Pierce in Virginia.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of Brice’s Crossroads. Confederate troops under Nathan Bedford Forrest defeat a much larger Union force led by General Samuel D. Sturgis in Mississippi.
  • 1871
    Sinmiyangyo: Captain McLane Tilton leads 109 U.S. Marines in a naval attack on Han River forts on Kanghwa Island, Korea.
  • 1878
    League of Prizren is established, to oppose the decisions of the Congress of Berlin and the Treaty of San Stephano, as a consequence of which the Albanian lands in Balkans were being partitioned and given to the neighbor states of Serbia, Montenegro, Bulgaria and Greece.
  • 1886
    Mount Tarawera in New Zealand erupts, killing 153 people and destroying the famous Pink and White Terraces.
  • 1898
    Spanish-American War: U.S. Marines land on the island of Cuba.
  • 1918
    The Austro-Hungarian battleship Ship SMS sinks after being torpedoed by an Italian MAS motorboat.
  • 1924
    Fascists kidnap and kill Italian Socialist leader Giacomo Matteotti in Rome.
  • 1925
    Inaugural service for the United Church of Canada, a union of Presbyterian, Methodist, and Congregationalist churches, held in the Toronto Arena.
  • 1935
    Chaco War ends: a truce is called between Bolivia and Paraguay who had been fighting since 1932.
  • 1935
    Dr. Robert Smith takes his last drink, and Alcoholics Anonymous is founded in Akron, Ohio, United States, by him and Bill Wilson.
  • 1936
    The Russian animation studio Soyuzmultfilm is founded.
  • 1940
    World War II: Norway surrenders to German forces.
  • 1940
    World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt denounces Italy’s actions with his “Stab in the Back” speech at the graduation ceremonies of the University of Virginia.
  • 1942
    World War II: Nazis burn the Czech village of Lidice in reprisal for the killing of Reinhard Heydrich.
  • 1944
    In baseball, 15-year old Joe Nuxhall of the Cincinnati Reds becomes the youngest player ever in a major-league game.
  • 1944
    World War II: 642 men, women and children are killed in the Oradour-sur-Glane Massacre in France.
  • 1944
    World War II: In Distomo, Boeotia Prefecture, Greece 218 men, women and children are massacred by German troops.
  • 1945
    Australian Imperial Forces land in Brunei Bay to liberate Brunei.
  • 1947
    Saab produces its first automobile.
  • 1957
    John Diefenbaker leads the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada to a stunning upset in the Canadian federal election, 1957, ending 22 years of Liberal Party rule.
  • 1965
    Vietnam War: The Battle of Dong Xoai begins.
  • 1967
    Argentina becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
  • 1967
    The Six-Day War ends: Israel and Syria agree to a cease-fire.
  • 1977
    Apple ships its first Apple II personal computer.
  • 1977
    James Earl Ray escapes from Brushy Mountain State Prison in Petros, Tennessee, but is recaptured on June 13.
  • 1980
    The African National Congress in South Africa publishes a call to fight from their imprisoned leader Nelson Mandela.
  • 1991
    The kidnapping of Jaycee Lee Dugard
  • 1996
    Peace talks begin in Northern Ireland without the participation of Sinn Féin.
  • 1997
    Before fleeing his northern stronghold, Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot orders the killing of his defense chief Son Sen and 11 of Sen’s family members.
  • 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.
  • 2003
    The Spirit Rover is launched, beginning NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover mission.

Who Were Born On June 10?

  • 1213
    Fakhruddin 'Iraqi, Persian philosopher (d. 1289)
  • 1632
    Esprit Fléchier, French writer and bishop (d. 1710)
  • 1637
    Jacques Marquette, French Jesuit missionary and explorer (d. 1675)
  • 1657
    James Craggs the Elder, British politician (d. 1721)
  • 1688
    James Francis Edward Stuart (“The Old Pretender”), English-born claimant to the British throne (d. 1766)
  • 1706
    John Dollond, English optician (d. 1761)
  • 1710
    James Short, Scottish mathematician (d. 1768)
  • 1753
    William Eustis, 12th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1825)
  • 1803
    Henry Darcy, French scientist (d. 1858)
  • 1804
    Hermann Schlegel, German ornithologist (d. 1884)
  • 1819
    Gustave Courbet, French painter (d. 1877)
  • 1825
    Princess Hildegard of Bavaria d. 1864
  • 1825
    Sondre Norheim, Norwegian skier (d. 1897)
  • 1832
    Nikolaus August Otto, German engineer (d. 1891)
  • 1832
    Stephen Mosher Wood, American Politician (d. 1920)
  • 1835
    Rebecca Latimer Felton, U.S. Senator from Georgia, the first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate (d. 1930)
  • 1839
    Ludvig Holstein-Ledreborg, Council President of Denmark (d. 1912)
  • 1840
    Theodor Philipsen, Danish painter (d. 1920)
  • 1843
    Heinrich von Herzogenberg, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1900)
  • 1862
    Mrs. Leslie Carter, American actress (d. 1937)
  • 1863
    Louis Couperus, Dutch novelist (d. 1923)
  • 1865
    Frederick Albert Cook, American explorer and physician, claimed to have reached the North Pole in 1908 (d. 1940)
  • 1880
    André Derain, French painter (d. 1954)
  • 1884
    Leone Sextus Tollemache, British Army captain (d. 1917)
  • 1889
    Sessue Hayakawa, Japanese actor (d. 1973)
  • 1891
    Al Dubin, American lyricist (d. 1945)
  • 1894
    Prince Igor Constantinovich of Russia Russian prince (d. 1918)
  • 1895
    Hattie McDaniel, American actress (d. 1952)
  • 1901
    Frederick Loewe, German-born Austrian-American composer (d. 1988)
  • 1904
    Lin Huiyin, Chinese poet and architect (d.1955)
  • 1907
    Fairfield Porter, American painter (d. 1975)
  • 1910
    Frank Demaree, American baseball player (d. 1958)
  • 1910
    Howlin' Wolf, American blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player (d. 1976)
  • 1910
    Robert Still, English composer (d. 1971)
  • 1911
    Ralph Kirkpatrick, American harpsichordist and musicologist (d. 1984)
  • 1911
    Terence Rattigan, British playwright (d. 1977)
  • 1912
    Jean Lesage, Premier of Quebec (d. 1980)
  • 1913
    Benjamin Shapira, German-born Israeli biochemist, recipient of the Israel Prize (d. 1993)
  • 1913
    Tikhon Khrennikov, Russian composer (d. 2007)
  • 1915
    Saul Bellow, Canadian-born American novelist, Nobel laureate (d. 2005)
  • 1918
    Barry Morse, British-born Canadian actor (d. 2008)
  • 1918
    Patachou, French singer
  • 1919
    Haidar Abdel-Shafi, Palestinian Negotiator and community leader (d. 2007)
  • 1919
    Kevin O'Flanagan, Irish athlete and physician (d. 2006)
  • 1921
    Jean Robic, French cyclist (d. 1980)
  • 1921
    Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, consort of Queen Elizabeth II
  • 1922
    Judy Garland, American musical actress (d. 1969)
  • 1923
    Robert Maxwell, Slovakian-born British media proprietor and Member of Parliament (d. 1991)
  • 1925
    Nat Hentoff, American historian, novelist, jazz critic, and columnist
  • 1926
    Lionel Jeffries, British actor (d. 2010)
  • 1927
    Ladislao Kubala, Hungarian-born footballer (d. 2002)
  • 1927
    Lin Yang-kang, Chinese politician
  • 1928
    Maurice Sendak, American writer and illustrator of children’s literature
  • 1929
    E. O. Wilson, American biologist
  • 1929
    Harald Juhnke, German actor and comedian (d. 2005)
  • 1929
    Ian McCahon Sinclair, Australian politician
  • 1929
    James McDivitt, American astronaut
  • 1931
    João Gilberto, Brazilian singer and guitarist
  • 1932
    Branko Lustig, Croatian film producer
  • 1933
    F. Lee Bailey, American attorney
  • 1935
    Vic Elford, British racing driver
  • 1938
    Violetta Villas, Polish singer and actress (d. 2011)
  • 1940
    Augie Auer, U.S.-born New Zealand meteorologist and television presenter (d. 2007)
  • 1940
    John Stevens, British drummer (d. 1994)
  • 1941
    David Walker, Australian racing driver
  • 1941
    Jürgen Prochnow, German actor
  • 1941
    Mickey Jones, American drummer (The First Edition) and actor
  • 1941
    Shirley Owens, American singer (Shirelles)
  • 1942
    Gordon Burns, Irish gameshow host and television presenter
  • 1942
    Preston Manning, Canadian politician
  • 1946
    Fernando Balzaretti, Mexican actor (d. 1998)
  • 1947
    Ken Singleton, American baseball player
  • 1949
    John Sentamu, Ugandan-born Archbishop of York
  • 1949
    Kevin Corcoran, American actor
  • 1950
    Elías Sosa, Dominican Major League Baseball pitcher
  • 1951
    Dan Fouts, American football player
  • 1953
    John Edwards, American politician and lawyer
  • 1954
    Rich Hall, American comedian
  • 1955
    Andrew Stevens, American actor
  • 1956
    Borwin, Duke of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
  • 1957
    Hidetsugu Aneha, Japanese architect
  • 1957
    Lindsay Hoyle, British politician
  • 1958
    Christos Dimopoulos, Greek footballer
  • 1959
    Carlo Ancelotti, Italian football player and manager
  • 1959
    Eliot Spitzer, American politician
  • 1960
    Balakrishna Nandamuri, Indian actor
  • 1960
    Maxi Priest, English reggae vocalist
  • 1961
    Kelley Deal, American guitarist (The Breeders)
  • 1961
    Kim Deal, American bassist (Pixies, The Breeders)
  • 1962
    Akie Abe, former First Lady of Japan
  • 1962
    Anderson Bigode Herzer, Brazilian writer and poet (d. 1982)
  • 1962
    Brent Sutter, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1962
    Gina Gershon, American actress
  • 1962
    Vincent Pérez, Swiss-born French actor and director
  • 1962
    Wong Ka-Kui, Hong Kong singer-songwriter and guitarist (Beyond) (d. 1993)
  • 1963
    Brad Henry, American politician
  • 1963
    Jeanne Tripplehorn, American actress
  • 1964
    Ben Daniels, British actor
  • 1964
    Jimmy Chamberlin, American drummer (The Smashing Pumpkins)
  • 1964
    Kate Flannery, American actress
  • 1964
    Tony Martin, Australian comedian
  • 1965
    Elizabeth Hurley, English model and actress
  • 1965
    Joey Santiago, Filipino-American guitarist (Pixies)
  • 1965
    Veronica Ferres, German actress
  • 1966
    David Platt, English footballer
  • 1967
    Emma Anderson, British guitarist and songwriter (Lush, Sing-Sing)
  • 1967
    John Yoo, American attorney
  • 1968
    Bill Burr, American comedian
  • 1968
    Derek Dooley, American football coach
  • 1968
    Jimmy Shea, American skeleton racer
  • 1968
    The D.O.C., American rapper
  • 1969
    Kate Snow, American TV journalist
  • 1969
    Ronny Johnsen, Norwegian football player
  • 1970
    Mike Doughty, American singer-songwriter (Soul Coughing)
  • 1971
    Bobby Jindal, American politician, Governor of Louisiana
  • 1971
    Bruno N'Gotty, French football player
  • 1971
    Erik Rutan, American singer and guitarist (Morbid Angel, Hate Eternal) and record producer
  • 1971
    Joel “JoJo” Hailey, American R&B singer (K-Ci & JoJo)
  • 1971
    Kyle Sandilands, Australian radio host and TV personality
  • 1972
    Radmila Šekerinska, Macedonian politician
  • 1972
    Steven Fischer, American film producer and director
  • 1973
    Faith Evans, American singer
  • 1973
    Flesh-N-Bone, American rapper (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony)
  • 1973
    Pokey Reese, American baseball player
  • 1975
    Altiyan Childs, Australian singer
  • 1975
    Henrik Pedersen, Danish football player
  • 1975
    Rebecca Cardon, American reality TV personality (The Amazing Race)
  • 1975
    Risto Jussilainen, Finnish ski jumper
  • 1976
    Esther Ouwehand, Dutch politician
  • 1976
    Freddy García, American baseball player
  • 1976
    Hadi Saei Bonehkohal, Persian taekwondoka
  • 1976
    Stefan Postma, Dutch football player
  • 1977
    Adam Darski (Nergal), Polish vocalist and guitarist (Behemoth)
  • 1977
    Dan-e-o, Canadian rapper
  • 1977
    Enzo Emanuele, Italian medical researcher
  • 1977
    Mike Rosenthal, American football player
  • 1977
    Takako Matsu, Japanese singer and actress
  • 1978
    Brian West, U.S. football player
  • 1978
    Shane West, American actor
  • 1979
    Jake Tsakalidis, Georgian-born Greek basketball player
  • 1979
    Konstantinos Loumpoutis, Greek football player
  • 1980
    Francelino Matuzalem, Brazilian football player
  • 1980
    Jessica DiCicco, American actress
  • 1980
    Ovie Mughelli, American football player
  • 1980
    Wang Yuegu, Singaporean table tennis player
  • 1981
    Albie Morkel, South African cricketer
  • 1981
    Burton O'Brien, Scottish football player
  • 1981
    Hoku, American singer and actress
  • 1981
    Jonathan Bennett, American actor
  • 1981
    Mat Jackson, British racing driver
  • 1981
    Nicky Whelan, Australian actress and model
  • 1981
    Prince Hashim bin Al Hussein, Jordanian royalty
  • 1982
    Ana Lucia Souza, Brazilian ballet dancer
  • 1982
    Leelee Sobieski, American actress
  • 1982
    Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland, Swedish royalty
  • 1982
    Tara Lipinski, American figure skater
  • 1984
    Dean Leacock, English football player
  • 1984
    Dirk Van Tichelt, Belgian judoka
  • 1984
    Johanna Kedzierski, German sprinter
  • 1984
    Nicky Bailey, English footballer
  • 1985
    Andy Schleck, Luxembourg cyclist
  • 1985
    Kaia Kanepi, Estonian tennis player
  • 1985
    Kristina Lundberg, Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1985
    Vasilis Torosidis, Greek football player
  • 1987
    Amobi Okoye, Nigerian/American football player
  • 1987
    Lyssa Chapman, American bounty hunter
  • 1987
    Martin Harnik, German/Austrian footballer
  • 1988
    Kelly Vitz, American actress
  • 1988
    Patrik Lindberg, Swedish Counter-Strike player
  • 1989
    Mustapha Carayol, Gambian/English footballer
  • 1989
    Ryuya Wakaba, Japanese actor
  • 1990
    Valeen Montenegro, Filipino actress
  • 1992
    Kate Upton, American model
  • 1993
    Vita Chambers, Canadian singer-songwriter

Who Died On June 10?

  • 323 BC
    Alexander the Great, Macedonian king (b. 356 BC)
  • 1075
    Ernest, Margrave of Austria (b. 1027)
  • 1190
    Frederick Barbarossa, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1122)
  • 1424
    Duke Ernest of Austria (b. 1377)
  • 1552
    Alexander Barclay, English poet (b. c. 1476)
  • 1556
    Martin Agricola, German composer (b. 1486)
  • 1580
    Luís de Camões, Portuguese poet (b. c. 1524)
  • 1607
    John Popham, English politician (b. 1531)
  • 1654
    Alessandro Algardi, Italian sculptor (b. 1598)
  • 1680
    Johan Göransson Gyllenstierna, Swedish statesman (b. 1635)
  • 1692
    Bridget Bishop, English-born American alleged witch, the first person to be convicted and executed during the Salem witch trials (b. c. 1632)
  • 1735
    Thomas Hearne, English antiquarian (b. 1678)
  • 1776
    Hsinbyushin, Burmese king (b. 1736)
  • 1776
    Leopold Widhalm, Austrian luthier (b. 1722)
  • 1791
    Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte, French admiral (b. 1720)
  • 1831
    Hans Karl von Diebitsch, Russian field marshal (b. 1785)
  • 1836
    André-Marie Ampère, French physicist (b. 1775)
  • 1849
    Thomas Robert Bugeaud, Marshal of France and duke of Isly (b. 1784)
  • 1896
    Amelia Dyer, English murderer (b. 1829)
  • 1898
    Tuone Udaina, last speaker of the Dalmatian language (birth year unknown)
  • 1899
    Ernest Chausson, French composer (b. 1855)
  • 1901
    Robert Williams Buchanan, British dramatist (b. 1841)
  • 1902
    Jacint Verdaguer, Catalan poet (b. 1845)
  • 1909
    Edward Everett Hale, American author (b. 1822)
  • 1912
    Anton Aškerc, Slovenian poet (b. 1856)
  • 1912
    Moore Family, Villisca Axe Murders
  • 1918
    Arrigo Boito, Italian composer (b. 1842)
  • 1923
    Pierre Loti, French sailor (b. 1850)
  • 1924
    Giacomo Matteotti, Italian Socialist politician (b. 1885)
  • 1926
    Antoni Gaudí, Spanish/Catalan architect (b. 1852)
  • 1929
    Hélène Smith, French psychic (b. 1861)
  • 1930
    Adolf Harnack, German theologian (b. 1851)
  • 1934
    Frederick Delius, English composer (b. 1862)
  • 1937
    Robert Borden, 8th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1854)
  • 1940
    Marcus Garvey, American civil rights activist (b. 1887)
  • 1944
    Willem Jacob van Stockum, Dutch physicist (b. 1910)
  • 1946
    Jack Johnson, American boxer (b. 1878)
  • 1947
    Alexander Bethune, Canadian politician (b. 1852)
  • 1949
    Sigrid Undset, Norwegian writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1882)
  • 1958
    Angelina Weld Grimke, American journalist (b. 1880)
  • 1959
    Zoltán Meskó, Hungarian Nazi (b. 1883)
  • 1963
    Timothy Birdsall, English cartoonist (b. 1936)
  • 1967
    Spencer Tracy, American actor (b. 1900)
  • 1971
    Michael Rennie, English actor (b. 1909)
  • 1973
    William Inge, American playwright (b. 1913)
  • 1974
    Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester (b. 1900)
  • 1976
    Adolph Zukor, Hungarian-born film producer (b. 1873)
  • 1982
    Addie “Micki” Harris, American singer (Shirelles) (b. 1940)
  • 1982
    Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German film director and actor (b. 1945)
  • 1986
    Merle Miller, American biographer (b. 1919)
  • 1987
    Elizabeth Hartman, American actress (b. 1943)
  • 1988
    Louis L'Amour, American author (b. 1908)
  • 1991
    Jean Bruller, French writer (b. 1902)
  • 1992
    Hachidai Nakamura, Japanese songwriter and pianist (b. 1931)
  • 1992
    Zak Hernández, American soldier (b. 1970)
  • 1993
    Arleen Auger, American soprano (b, 1939)
  • 1993
    Les Dawson, English comedian (b. 1934)
  • 1996
    George Hees, Canadian politician (b. 1910)
  • 1996
    Jo Van Fleet, American actress (b. 1914)
  • 1998
    Hammond Innes, English author (b. 1914)
  • 1998
    Jim Hearn, American baseball player (b. 1921)
  • 2000
    Brian Statham, English cricketer (b. 1930)
  • 2000
    Hafez al-Assad, President of Syria (b. 1930)
  • 2001
    Mike Mentzer, American bodybuilder (b. 1951)
  • 2001
    Princess Leila of Iran (b. 1970)
  • 2002
    John Gotti, American gangster (b. 1940)
  • 2003
    Bernard Williams, English philosopher (b. 1929)
  • 2003
    Donald Regan, American Chief of Staff and U.S. Treasury Secretary (b. 1918)
  • 2003
    Dr Phil Williams, Welsh politician and scientist (b. 1939)
  • 2004
    Ray Charles, American musician (b. 1930)
  • 2004
    Xenophon Zolotas, Greek politician (b. 1904)
  • 2005
    Curtis Pitts, American aircraft designer (b. 1915)
  • 2007
    Augie Auer, American-born New Zealand meteorologist and TV presenter (b. 1940)
  • 2008
    Chinghiz Aitmatov, Kyrgyzstani-born Soviet writer (b. 1928)
  • 2009
    Stelios Skevofilakas, Greek footballer (b. 1940)
  • 2009
    Tenniel Evans, English actor (b. 1926)
  • 2010
    Metropolitan Basil Schott, Archbishop of the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh (b. 1939)
  • 2011
    Brian Lenihan, Jnr, Irish Politician (b. 1959)

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