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 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 204 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 28, 2019 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 26,002,080 minutes 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 229 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 2,362 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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June 10 Historical Events
Jacobite Rising: Battle of Glen Shiel.
The Jardin des Plantes museum opens in Paris. A year later, it becomes the first public zoo.
First Barbary War: Yusuf Karamanli signs a treaty ending the hostilities between Tripolitania and the United States.
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.
Mount Tarawera in New Zealand erupts, killing 153 people and destroying the famous Pink and White Terraces.
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.
Saab produces its first automobile.
Peace talks begin in Northern Ireland without the participation of Sinn Féin.
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.
The first direct electronic communication experiment between the nervous systems of two humans is carried out by Kevin Warwick in the United Kingdom.
Who were born on June 10?
André Derain, French painter (d. 1954)
Howlin' Wolf, American blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player (d. 1976)
Mickey Jones, American drummer (The First Edition) and actor
Andrew Stevens, American actor
Christos Dimopoulos, Greek footballer
Anderson Bigode Herzer, Brazilian writer and poet (d. 1982)
Derek Dooley, American football coach
Takako Matsu, Japanese singer and actress
Amobi Okoye, Nigerian/American football player
Mustapha Carayol, Gambian/English footballer
Who died on June 10?
Alexander Barclay, English poet (b. c. 1476)
Martin Agricola, German composer (b. 1486)
Jacint Verdaguer, Catalan poet (b. 1845)
Marcus Garvey, American civil rights activist (b. 1887)
Willem Jacob van Stockum, Dutch physicist (b. 1910)
Jack Johnson, American boxer (b. 1878)
Spencer Tracy, American actor (b. 1900)
Adolph Zukor, Hungarian-born film producer (b. 1873)
Augie Auer, American-born New Zealand meteorologist and TV presenter (b. 1940)
Stelios Skevofilakas, Greek footballer (b. 1940)
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