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
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.
The most severe of several early fires of London burns most of the city to the ground.
The United States takes possession of its newly bought territory of Florida from Spain.
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.
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).
The Bahamas gain full independence within the Commonwealth of Nations.
One American and three British mercenaries are executed in Angola following the Luanda Trial.
The South African cricket team is readmitted into the International Cricket Council following the end of Apartheid.
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.
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?
King James III of Scotland (d. 1488)
John Calvin, French religious reformer (d. 1564)
Giorgio de Chirico, Italian painter (d. 1978)
Heiri Suter, Swiss cyclist (d. 1978)
Hugh Alexander, American baseball player (d. 2000)
Reg Smythe, British cartoonist (Andy Capp) (d. 1998)
Winnie Ewing, Scottish politician
Ellen Kuras, American cinematographer
Lars Ricken, German footballer
Jessica Simpson, American singer
Who died on July 10?
El Cid, of Castile (b. 1044)
Paolo Bellasio, Italian composer (b. 1554)
Gabriel Naudé, French librarian and scholar (b. 1600)
John Fell, English churchman (b. 1625)
Lovie Austin, American jazz pianist (b. 1887)
Ken Rex McElroy, American hog rustler (b. 1936)
Jean-Pierre Côté, French Canadian politician and Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (b. 1926)
Hiroaki Aoki, founder of Benihana (b. 1938)
Pierrette Alarie, Canadian operatic soprano (b. 1921)
Roland Petit, French choreographer and dancer (b. 1924)
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