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 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 204 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 28, 2023 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,686,355,200 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.
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 245 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 3,823 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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June 10 Historical Events
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.
Salem witch trials: Bridget Bishop is hanged at Gallows Hill near Salem, Massachusetts, for “certaine Detestable Arts called Witchcraft & Sorceries”.
Jacobite Rising: Battle of Glen Shiel.
Myall Creek Massacre in Australia: 28 Aboriginal Australians are murdered.
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.
Sinmiyangyo: Captain McLane Tilton leads 109 U.S. Marines in a naval attack on Han River forts on Kanghwa Island, Korea.
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.
Chaco War ends: a truce is called between Bolivia and Paraguay who had been fighting since 1932.
Australian Imperial Forces land in Brunei Bay to liberate Brunei.
Kosovo War: NATO suspends its air strikes after Slobodan Milošević agrees to withdraw Serbian forces from Kosovo.
Who were born on June 10?
William Eustis, 12th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1825)
Al Dubin, American lyricist (d. 1945)
Maxi Priest, English reggae vocalist
Brent Sutter, Canadian ice hockey player
Joey Santiago, Filipino-American guitarist (Pixies)
Konstantinos Loumpoutis, Greek football player
Prince Hashim bin Al Hussein, Jordanian royalty
Ana Lucia Souza, Brazilian ballet dancer
Vasilis Torosidis, Greek football player
Lyssa Chapman, American bounty hunter
Who died on June 10?
Alessandro Algardi, Italian sculptor (b. 1598)
Bridget Bishop, English-born American alleged witch, the first person to be convicted and executed during the Salem witch trials (b. c. 1632)
Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte, French admiral (b. 1720)
Marcus Garvey, American civil rights activist (b. 1887)
Alexander Bethune, Canadian politician (b. 1852)
Michael Rennie, English actor (b. 1909)
Zak Hernández, American soldier (b. 1970)
Arleen Auger, American soprano (b, 1939)
Stelios Skevofilakas, Greek footballer (b. 1940)
Metropolitan Basil Schott, Archbishop of the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh (b. 1939)
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