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 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

  • 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.
  • 1692
    Salem witch trials: Bridget Bishop is hanged at Gallows Hill near Salem, Massachusetts, for “certaine Detestable Arts called Witchcraft & Sorceries”.
  • 1719
    Jacobite Rising: Battle of Glen Shiel.
  • 1838
    Myall Creek Massacre in Australia: 28 Aboriginal Australians are murdered.
  • 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.
  • 1871
    Sinmiyangyo: Captain McLane Tilton leads 109 U.S. Marines in a naval attack on Han River forts on Kanghwa Island, Korea.
  • 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.
  • 1935
    Chaco War ends: a truce is called between Bolivia and Paraguay who had been fighting since 1932.
  • 1945
    Australian Imperial Forces land in Brunei Bay to liberate Brunei.
  • 1999
    Kosovo War: NATO suspends its air strikes after Slobodan Milošević agrees to withdraw Serbian forces from Kosovo.

Who were born on June 10?

  • 1753
    William Eustis, 12th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1825)
  • 1891
    Al Dubin, American lyricist (d. 1945)
  • 1960
    Maxi Priest, English reggae vocalist
  • 1962
    Brent Sutter, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1965
    Joey Santiago, Filipino-American guitarist (Pixies)
  • 1979
    Konstantinos Loumpoutis, Greek football player
  • 1981
    Prince Hashim bin Al Hussein, Jordanian royalty
  • 1982
    Ana Lucia Souza, Brazilian ballet dancer
  • 1985
    Vasilis Torosidis, Greek football player
  • 1987
    Lyssa Chapman, American bounty hunter

Who died on June 10?

  • 1654
    Alessandro Algardi, Italian sculptor (b. 1598)
  • 1692
    Bridget Bishop, English-born American alleged witch, the first person to be convicted and executed during the Salem witch trials (b. c. 1632)
  • 1791
    Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte, French admiral (b. 1720)
  • 1940
    Marcus Garvey, American civil rights activist (b. 1887)
  • 1947
    Alexander Bethune, Canadian politician (b. 1852)
  • 1971
    Michael Rennie, English actor (b. 1909)
  • 1992
    Zak Hernández, American soldier (b. 1970)
  • 1993
    Arleen Auger, American soprano (b, 1939)
  • 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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