What happened this day in history June 10

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

June 10: Facts & Myths About This Day

June 10 is the 161st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 204 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 28, 2021 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 450,912 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 ‘hectahexacontahenagon’ day.

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

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 236 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 3,093 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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June 10 Historical Events

  • 1692
    Salem witch trials: Bridget Bishop is hanged at Gallows Hill near Salem, Massachusetts, for “certaine Detestable Arts called Witchcraft & Sorceries”.
  • 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.
  • 1898
    Spanish-American War: U.S. Marines land on the island of Cuba.
  • 1924
    Fascists kidnap and kill Italian Socialist leader Giacomo Matteotti in Rome.
  • 1967
    Argentina becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
  • 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.
  • 2003
    The Spirit Rover is launched, beginning NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover mission.

Who were born on June 10?

  • 1706
    John Dollond, English optician (d. 1761)
  • 1825
    Princess Hildegard of Bavaria d. 1864
  • 1832
    Stephen Mosher Wood, American Politician (d. 1920)
  • 1863
    Louis Couperus, Dutch novelist (d. 1923)
  • 1901
    Frederick Loewe, German-born Austrian-American composer (d. 1988)
  • 1935
    Vic Elford, British racing driver
  • 1949
    John Sentamu, Ugandan-born Archbishop of York
  • 1954
    Rich Hall, American comedian
  • 1975
    Henrik Pedersen, Danish football player
  • 1982
    Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland, Swedish royalty

Who died on June 10?

  • 1075
    Ernest, Margrave of Austria (b. 1027)
  • 1424
    Duke Ernest of Austria (b. 1377)
  • 1552
    Alexander Barclay, English poet (b. c. 1476)
  • 1896
    Amelia Dyer, English murderer (b. 1829)
  • 1901
    Robert Williams Buchanan, British dramatist (b. 1841)
  • 1912
    Moore Family, Villisca Axe Murders
  • 1924
    Giacomo Matteotti, Italian Socialist politician (b. 1885)
  • 1982
    Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German film director and actor (b. 1945)
  • 2004
    Ray Charles, American musician (b. 1930)
  • 2004
    Xenophon Zolotas, Greek politician (b. 1904)

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