What happened this day in history July 10

What are the important events that happened on July 10? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

July 10: Facts & Myths About This Day

July 10 is the 191st day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 174 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 27, 2022 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,657,411,200 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectaenneacontahenagon’ day.

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Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 196 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,488 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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July 10 Historical Events

  • 138
    Emperor Hadrian dies after a heart failure at Baiae, he is buried at Rome in the Tomb of Hadrian beside his late wife, Vibia Sabina.
  • 1212
    The most severe of several early fires of London burns most of the city to the ground.
  • 1821
    The United States takes possession of its newly bought territory of Florida from Spain.
  • 1882
    War of the Pacific: Chile suffers its last military defeat in the Battle of La Concepción when a garrison of 77 men is annihilated by a 1,300-strong Peruvian force, many of them armed with spears.
  • 1940
    World War II: Battle of Britain – The German Luftwaffe begins attacking British convoys in the English Channel thus starting the battle (this start date is contested, though).
  • 1973
    The Bahamas gain full independence within the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • 1976
    One American and three British mercenaries are executed in Angola following the Luanda Trial.
  • 1991
    The South African cricket team is readmitted into the International Cricket Council following the end of Apartheid.
  • 1997
    In London scientists report the findings of the DNA analysis of a Neanderthal skeleton which support the “out of Africa theory” of human evolution placing an “African Eve” at 100,000 to 200,000 years ago.
  • 1998
    Roman Catholic sex 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.

Who were born on July 10?

  • 1452
    King James III of Scotland (d. 1488)
  • 1509
    John Calvin, French religious reformer (d. 1564)
  • 1888
    Giorgio de Chirico, Italian painter (d. 1978)
  • 1899
    Heiri Suter, Swiss cyclist (d. 1978)
  • 1917
    Hugh Alexander, American baseball player (d. 2000)
  • 1917
    Reg Smythe, British cartoonist (Andy Capp) (d. 1998)
  • 1929
    Winnie Ewing, Scottish politician
  • 1959
    Ellen Kuras, American cinematographer
  • 1976
    Lars Ricken, German footballer
  • 1980
    Jessica Simpson, American singer

Who died on July 10?

  • 1099
    El Cid, of Castile (b. 1044)
  • 1594
    Paolo Bellasio, Italian composer (b. 1554)
  • 1653
    Gabriel Naudé, French librarian and scholar (b. 1600)
  • 1686
    John Fell, English churchman (b. 1625)
  • 1972
    Lovie Austin, American jazz pianist (b. 1887)
  • 1981
    Ken Rex McElroy, American hog rustler (b. 1936)
  • 2002
    Jean-Pierre Côté, French Canadian politician and Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (b. 1926)
  • 2008
    Hiroaki Aoki, founder of Benihana (b. 1938)
  • 2011
    Pierrette Alarie, Canadian operatic soprano (b. 1921)
  • 2011
    Roland Petit, French choreographer and dancer (b. 1924)

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