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 192nd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 174 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 27, 2024 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 477,936 hours 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 ‘hectaenneacontadigon’ day.

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 203 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 4,219 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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July 10 Historical Events

  • 1553
    Lady Jane Grey takes the throne of England.
  • 1778
    American Revolution: Louis XVI of France declares war on the Kingdom of Great Britain.
  • 1913
    Death Valley, California hits 134 °F (~56.7 °C), the highest temperature recorded in the United States.
  • 1938
    Howard Hughes sets a new record by completing a 91 hour airplane flight around the world.
  • 1941
    Jedwabne Pogrom: the massacre of Jewish people living in and near the village of Jedwabne in Poland.
  • 1946
    Hungarian hyperinflation sets a record with inflation of 348.46 percent per day, or prices doubling every eleven hours.
  • 1976
    One American and three British mercenaries are executed in Angola following the Luanda Trial.
  • 1976
    The Seveso disaster occurs in Italy.
  • 2003
    A Neoplan bus, owned by Kowloon Motor Bus, collides with a truck, falls off a bridge on Tuen Mun Road, Hong Kong, and plunges into the underlying valley, killing 21 people. This is the deadliest traffic accident to date in Hong Kong.
  • 2008
    Former Macedonian Interior Minister Ljube Boškoski is acquitted of all charges by a United Nations Tribunal accusing him of war crimes.

Who were born on July 10?

  • 1509
    John Calvin, French religious reformer (d. 1564)
  • 1895
    Carl Orff, German composer (d. 1982)
  • 1923
    John Bradley, American Navy corpsman (d. 1994)
  • 1924
    Johnny Bach, American basketball coach
  • 1933
    Jan DeGaetani, American mezzo-soprano (d. 1989)
  • 1945
    Hal McRae American baseball player,
  • 1953
    Zoogz Rift, singer/songwriter and wrestling booker (d. 2011)
  • 1954
    Tommy Bowden, American football coach
  • 1957
    Cindy Sheehan, American anti-war/political activist
  • 1988
    Antonio Brown, American football player

Who died on July 10?

  • 1099
    El Cid, of Castile (b. 1044)
  • 1460
    Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham, English military leader (b. 1402)
  • 1680
    Louis Moréri, French encyclopedist (b. 1643)
  • 1881
    Georg Hermann Nicolai, German architect (b. 1812)
  • 1941
    Jelly Roll Morton, American musician (b. 1890)
  • 1963
    Teddy Wakelam, English sports broadcaster and rugby union player (b. 1893)
  • 1981
    Ken Rex McElroy, American hog rustler (b. 1936)
  • 1987
    John H. Hammond, American record producer (b. 1910)
  • 2000
    Vakkom Majeed, Indian politician (b. 1909)
  • 2004
    Pati Behrs, Russian-born American actress, grandniece of Leo Tolstoy and first wife of American actor John Derek (b. 1922)

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