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

  • 1539
    Council of Trent: Paul III sends out letters to his bishops, delaying the Council due to war and the difficulty bishops had traveling to Venice.
  • 1786
    A landslide dam on the Dadu River created by an earthquake ten days earlier collapses, killing 100,000 in the Sichuan province of China.
  • 1793
    French Revolution: Following the arrests of Girondin leaders, the Jacobins gain control of the Committee of Public Safety installing the revolutionary dictatorship.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of Brice’s Crossroads. Confederate troops under Nathan Bedford Forrest defeat a much larger Union force led by General Samuel D. Sturgis in Mississippi.
  • 1940
    World War II: Norway surrenders to German forces.
  • 1945
    Australian Imperial Forces land in Brunei Bay to liberate Brunei.
  • 1965
    Vietnam War: The Battle of Dong Xoai begins.
  • 1977
    James Earl Ray escapes from Brushy Mountain State Prison in Petros, Tennessee, but is recaptured on June 13.
  • 1980
    The African National Congress in South Africa publishes a call to fight from their imprisoned leader Nelson Mandela.
  • 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?

  • 1929
    Harald Juhnke, German actor and comedian (d. 2005)
  • 1941
    Jürgen Prochnow, German actor
  • 1962
    Anderson Bigode Herzer, Brazilian writer and poet (d. 1982)
  • 1968
    Jimmy Shea, American skeleton racer
  • 1978
    Brian West, U.S. football player
  • 1981
    Jonathan Bennett, American actor
  • 1982
    Tara Lipinski, American figure skater
  • 1985
    Vasilis Torosidis, Greek football player
  • 1987
    Martin Harnik, German/Austrian footballer
  • 1992
    Kate Upton, American model

Who died on June 10?

  • 1075
    Ernest, Margrave of Austria (b. 1027)
  • 1190
    Frederick Barbarossa, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1122)
  • 1556
    Martin Agricola, German composer (b. 1486)
  • 1607
    John Popham, English politician (b. 1531)
  • 1836
    André-Marie Ampère, French physicist (b. 1775)
  • 1929
    Hélène Smith, French psychic (b. 1861)
  • 1959
    Zoltán Meskó, Hungarian Nazi (b. 1883)
  • 2002
    John Gotti, American gangster (b. 1940)
  • 2003
    Dr Phil Williams, Welsh politician and scientist (b. 1939)
  • 2005
    Curtis Pitts, American aircraft designer (b. 1915)

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