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 162nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 204 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 28, 2020 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 26,529,120 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 ‘hectahexacontadigon’ 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 247 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 2,728 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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June 10 Historical Events

  • 1619
    Thirty Years’ War: Battle of Záblatí, a turning point in the Bohemian Revolt.
  • 1886
    Mount Tarawera in New Zealand erupts, killing 153 people and destroying the famous Pink and White Terraces.
  • 1942
    World War II: Nazis burn the Czech village of Lidice in reprisal for the killing of Reinhard Heydrich.
  • 1944
    World War II: 642 men, women and children are killed in the Oradour-sur-Glane Massacre in France.
  • 1945
    Australian Imperial Forces land in Brunei Bay to liberate Brunei.
  • 1965
    Vietnam War: The Battle of Dong Xoai begins.
  • 1967
    Argentina becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
  • 1977
    Apple ships its first Apple II personal computer.
  • 1977
    James Earl Ray escapes from Brushy Mountain State Prison in Petros, Tennessee, but is recaptured on June 13.
  • 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?

  • 1803
    Henry Darcy, French scientist (d. 1858)
  • 1839
    Ludvig Holstein-Ledreborg, Council President of Denmark (d. 1912)
  • 1843
    Heinrich von Herzogenberg, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1900)
  • 1891
    Al Dubin, American lyricist (d. 1945)
  • 1932
    Branko Lustig, Croatian film producer
  • 1957
    Lindsay Hoyle, British politician
  • 1977
    Dan-e-o, Canadian rapper
  • 1982
    Leelee Sobieski, American actress
  • 1988
    Kelly Vitz, American actress
  • 1992
    Kate Upton, American model

Who died on June 10?

  • 1929
    Hélène Smith, French psychic (b. 1861)
  • 1937
    Robert Borden, 8th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1854)
  • 1967
    Spencer Tracy, American actor (b. 1900)
  • 1982
    Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German film director and actor (b. 1945)
  • 2001
    Mike Mentzer, American bodybuilder (b. 1951)
  • 2004
    Xenophon Zolotas, Greek politician (b. 1904)
  • 2005
    Curtis Pitts, American aircraft designer (b. 1915)
  • 2007
    Augie Auer, American-born New Zealand meteorologist and TV presenter (b. 1940)
  • 2008
    Chinghiz Aitmatov, Kyrgyzstani-born Soviet writer (b. 1928)
  • 2009
    Tenniel Evans, English actor (b. 1926)

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