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
A landslide dam on the Dadu River created by an earthquake ten days earlier collapses, killing 100,000 in the Sichuan province of China.
The first class of the United States Naval Academy students graduate.
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.
Spanish-American War: U.S. Marines land on the island of Cuba.
Inaugural service for the United Church of Canada, a union of Presbyterian, Methodist, and Congregationalist churches, held in the Toronto Arena.
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.
World War II: 642 men, women and children are killed in the Oradour-sur-Glane Massacre in France.
The Six-Day War ends: Israel and Syria agree to a cease-fire.
Pope John Paul II canonizes Lebanon’s first female saint, Saint Rafqa.
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?
John Dollond, English optician (d. 1761)
Hermann Schlegel, German ornithologist (d. 1884)
Terence Rattigan, British playwright (d. 1977)
Tikhon Khrennikov, Russian composer (d. 2007)
Judy Garland, American musical actress (d. 1969)
Harald Juhnke, German actor and comedian (d. 2005)
Shirley Owens, American singer (Shirelles)
Takako Matsu, Japanese singer and actress
Brian West, U.S. football player
Dean Leacock, English football player
Who died on June 10?
323 BC –
Alexander the Great, Macedonian king (b. 356 BC)
Frederick Barbarossa, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1122)
Alexander Barclay, English poet (b. c. 1476)
Thomas Robert Bugeaud, Marshal of France and duke of Isly (b. 1784)
Edward Everett Hale, American author (b. 1822)
Frederick Delius, English composer (b. 1862)
Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German film director and actor (b. 1945)
Curtis Pitts, American aircraft designer (b. 1915)
Stelios Skevofilakas, Greek footballer (b. 1940)
Metropolitan Basil Schott, Archbishop of the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh (b. 1939)
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