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, 1,560,124,800 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 ‘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

  • 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.
  • 1854
    The first class of the United States Naval Academy students graduate.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Battle of Big Bethel. Confederate troops under John B. Magruder defeat a much larger Union force led by General Ebenezer W. Pierce in Virginia.
  • 1898
    Spanish-American War: U.S. Marines land on the island of Cuba.
  • 1925
    Inaugural service for the United Church of Canada, a union of Presbyterian, Methodist, and Congregationalist churches, held in the Toronto Arena.
  • 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.
  • 1944
    World War II: 642 men, women and children are killed in the Oradour-sur-Glane Massacre in France.
  • 1967
    The Six-Day War ends: Israel and Syria agree to a cease-fire.
  • 2001
    Pope John Paul II canonizes Lebanon’s first female saint, Saint Rafqa.
  • 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?

  • 1706
    John Dollond, English optician (d. 1761)
  • 1804
    Hermann Schlegel, German ornithologist (d. 1884)
  • 1911
    Terence Rattigan, British playwright (d. 1977)
  • 1913
    Tikhon Khrennikov, Russian composer (d. 2007)
  • 1922
    Judy Garland, American musical actress (d. 1969)
  • 1929
    Harald Juhnke, German actor and comedian (d. 2005)
  • 1941
    Shirley Owens, American singer (Shirelles)
  • 1977
    Takako Matsu, Japanese singer and actress
  • 1978
    Brian West, U.S. football player
  • 1984
    Dean Leacock, English football player

Who died on June 10?

  • 323 BC
    Alexander the Great, Macedonian king (b. 356 BC)
  • 1190
    Frederick Barbarossa, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1122)
  • 1552
    Alexander Barclay, English poet (b. c. 1476)
  • 1849
    Thomas Robert Bugeaud, Marshal of France and duke of Isly (b. 1784)
  • 1909
    Edward Everett Hale, American author (b. 1822)
  • 1934
    Frederick Delius, English composer (b. 1862)
  • 1982
    Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German film director and actor (b. 1945)
  • 2005
    Curtis Pitts, American aircraft designer (b. 1915)
  • 2009
    Stelios Skevofilakas, Greek footballer (b. 1940)
  • 2010
    Metropolitan Basil Schott, Archbishop of the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh (b. 1939)

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