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 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

  • 1719
    Jacobite Rising: Battle of Glen Shiel.
  • 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.
  • 1878
    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.
  • 1886
    Mount Tarawera in New Zealand erupts, killing 153 people and destroying the famous Pink and White Terraces.
  • 1940
    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.
  • 1947
    Saab produces its first automobile.
  • 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.
  • 2002
    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?

  • 1880
    André Derain, French painter (d. 1954)
  • 1910
    Howlin' Wolf, American blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player (d. 1976)
  • 1941
    Mickey Jones, American drummer (The First Edition) and actor
  • 1955
    Andrew Stevens, American actor
  • 1958
    Christos Dimopoulos, Greek footballer
  • 1962
    Anderson Bigode Herzer, Brazilian writer and poet (d. 1982)
  • 1968
    Derek Dooley, American football coach
  • 1977
    Takako Matsu, Japanese singer and actress
  • 1987
    Amobi Okoye, Nigerian/American football player
  • 1989
    Mustapha Carayol, Gambian/English footballer

Who died on June 10?

  • 1552
    Alexander Barclay, English poet (b. c. 1476)
  • 1556
    Martin Agricola, German composer (b. 1486)
  • 1902
    Jacint Verdaguer, Catalan poet (b. 1845)
  • 1940
    Marcus Garvey, American civil rights activist (b. 1887)
  • 1944
    Willem Jacob van Stockum, Dutch physicist (b. 1910)
  • 1946
    Jack Johnson, American boxer (b. 1878)
  • 1967
    Spencer Tracy, American actor (b. 1900)
  • 1976
    Adolph Zukor, Hungarian-born film producer (b. 1873)
  • 2007
    Augie Auer, American-born New Zealand meteorologist and TV presenter (b. 1940)
  • 2009
    Stelios Skevofilakas, Greek footballer (b. 1940)

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