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
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.
A landslide dam on the Dadu River created by an earthquake ten days earlier collapses, killing 100,000 in the Sichuan province of China.
French Revolution: Following the arrests of Girondin leaders, the Jacobins gain control of the Committee of Public Safety installing the revolutionary dictatorship.
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.
World War II: Norway surrenders to German forces.
Australian Imperial Forces land in Brunei Bay to liberate Brunei.
Vietnam War: The Battle of Dong Xoai begins.
James Earl Ray escapes from Brushy Mountain State Prison in Petros, Tennessee, but is recaptured on June 13.
The African National Congress in South Africa publishes a call to fight from their imprisoned leader Nelson Mandela.
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?
Harald Juhnke, German actor and comedian (d. 2005)
Jürgen Prochnow, German actor
Anderson Bigode Herzer, Brazilian writer and poet (d. 1982)
Jimmy Shea, American skeleton racer
Brian West, U.S. football player
Jonathan Bennett, American actor
Tara Lipinski, American figure skater
Vasilis Torosidis, Greek football player
Martin Harnik, German/Austrian footballer
Kate Upton, American model
Who died on June 10?
Ernest, Margrave of Austria (b. 1027)
Frederick Barbarossa, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1122)
Martin Agricola, German composer (b. 1486)
John Popham, English politician (b. 1531)
André-Marie Ampère, French physicist (b. 1775)
Hélène Smith, French psychic (b. 1861)
Zoltán Meskó, Hungarian Nazi (b. 1883)
John Gotti, American gangster (b. 1940)
Dr Phil Williams, Welsh politician and scientist (b. 1939)
Curtis Pitts, American aircraft designer (b. 1915)
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