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June 10 - Today in History
By Staff
Jun 10, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM

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1190 - Frederik I van Hohenstaufen "Barbarossa", German King, dies
1358 - French boer leader Guillaume Cale captured
1538 - Catholic German monarchy signs League of Neurenberg
1540 - Thomas Cromwell arrested in Westminister
1560 - Mary de Guise, queen-mother of Scotland
1605 - Valse Dimitri crowned Russian tsar for first time
1610 - First Dutch settlers arrive (from NJ), to colonize Manhattan Island
1624 - Netherlands and France sign anti-Spanish Treaty of Compi�gne
1627 - Piet Heyn conquerors 38 ships at bay of Salvador
1639 - First American log cabin at Fort Christina (Wilmington Delaware)
1648 - Moscow's people uprise against regent Boris Morozov
1652 - In Boston, John Hull opens the first mint in America
1682 - Tornado in Connecticut uproots a 3' diameter oak tree
1692 - First "witch" is hanged in Salem, Massachusetts
1720 - Mrs Clements of England markets first paste-style mustard
1727 - George Ludwig, German monarch of Hannover/king of England, dies at 67
1752 - Ben Franklin's kite is struck by lightning-what a shock!
1760 - NY passes first effective law regulating practice of medicine
1772 - Burning of Gaspe, British revenue cutter, by Rhode Islanders
1776 - Continental Congress appoints a committee to write a Declaration of Independence
1793 - First public zoo opens in Paris
1793 - Washington replaced Philadelphia as US capital
1794 - Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia forms
1794 - France revolutionary regime begins trials
1801 - Tripoli declares war on US for refusing tribute
1809 - First US steamboat to a make an ocean voyage leaves NY for Philadelphia
1826 - Sultan Mahmud II rebellious elite corp, slaughter 20,000 in Turkey
1834 - HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin sails Pacific Ocean
1846 - Robert Thomson obtains an English patent on a rubber tire
1847 - Chicago Tribune begins publishing
1848 - First telegraph link between NYC and Chicago
1848 - Battle at Vicenza: Austrians beat Sardinia-Piemonte
1850 - Millard Fillmore sworn-in as president of US (replacing Taylor)
1854 - Georg F B Reiman proposes that space is curved
1857 - England passes an act putting Canada on the decimal currency system
1861 - Battle of Big Bethel Virginia (Bethel Church, Great Bethal)-Union retreats
1863 - Battle of Brice's Crossroads, Mississippi; Forrest w/3500 defeats 8000 Feds
1864 - Battle of Kellar's Bridge, Kentucky (Licking River)
1864 - Battle of Waynesboro, Virginia
1868 - Michael Obrenovic, ruler of Sweden, murdered
1868 - 2nd Belmont: Bobby Swim aboard General Duke wins in 3:02
1869 - 'Agnes'arrives in New Orleans with first ever shipment of frozen beef
1871 - 5th Belmont: W Miller aboard Harry Basset wins in 2:56
1876 - 10th Belmont: William Donohue aboard Algerine wins in 2:40�
1880 - Charlie Jones becomes first to hit 2 HRs in 1 inning
1882 - Anti-colonization mass society of Alexandria Egypt kills 50 Europeans
1890 - 24th Belmont: Pike Barnes aboard Burlington wins in 2:07.75
1891 - 25th Belmont: Ed Garrison aboard Foxford wins in 2:08.75
1892 - Wilbert Robinson sets record by going 7-for-7 in a 9-inning game
1893 - 27th Belmont: Willie Simms aboard Commanche wins in 1:53�
1898 - US Marines land in Cuba, during Spanish-American War
1899 - Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks forms in Cincinnati
1902 - Patent for window envelope granted to H F Callahan
1903 - Alexander I, King of Serbia are assassinated
1903 - Dragia, Queen of Serbia, assassinated
1905 - First forest fire lookout tower placed in operation, Greenville, Me
1908 - First flying club, Aeronautical Society of NY, opens
1911 - Queen Wilhelmina opens Rembrandt house in Amsterdam
1915 - British/French troops conquer German colony of Cameroon
1915 - Girl Scouts founded
1916 - 48th Belmont: E Haynes aboard Friar Rock wins in 2:22
1916 - Great Arab Revolt begin
1917 - 60,000 people of Petrograd welcome Prince Kropotkin (banned 41 years)
1917 - Limburgse mine workers strike
1921 - Babe Ruth becomes all time HR champ with #120 (Gavvy Cravath)
1922 - 54th Belmont: C H Miller aboard Pillory wins in 2:18.8
1924 - First political convention broadcast on radio-Republicans at Cleveland
1926 - Phillies Russ Wrightstone hits for the cycle
1930 - Winnipeg Rugby Football Club forms
1931 - Norway occupies East-Greenland
1932 - First demonstration of artificial lightning Pittsfield Mass
1932 - 67th British Golf Open: Gene Sarazen shoots a 283 at Prince's England
1933 - 37th US Golf Open: Johnny Goodman shoots a 287 at North Shore Ill
1933 - 65th Belmont: Mack Garner aboard Hurryoff wins in 2:32.6
1934 - Italy beats Czechoslovakia 2-1 (OT) in soccer's 2nd World Cup at Rome
1934 - USSR and Romania regain diplomatic relations
1935 - Dr Robert Smith and William Wilson of Akron form Alcoholics Anonymous
1938 - Charlie Barnett makes 98 by lunch v Australia at Trent Bridge
1939 - Barney Bear, cartoon character, by MGM, debuts
1940 - French government moves to Bordeaux
1940 - German "Dutch Q-ship Atlantis" sinks Norwegian tanker
1940 - German 5th Armour division occupies Rouen
1940 - Italy declares war on France and Britain during WW II
1940 - Norway surrenders to nazis
1942 - Massacre at Lidice (Czechoslovakia), Gestapo kills 173
1942 - Nazis burn village of Lidice Bohemia, as reprisal of killing Heydrich
1943 - Abd al-Azir al-Hasan VI, Sultan of Morocco (1894-1907), dies at 62
1943 - FDR becomes first US president to visit a foreign country during wartime
1943 - FDR signs withholding tax bill into law (this is W-2 Day!)
1944 - Joe Nuxhall at 15 becomes youngest ML baseball player
1944 - Joe Nuxhall, 15, of Cin Reds is youngest player in major league
1944 - Nazi murders in Oradour-sur-Glane, France
1945 - US destroyer William D Porter ("Willie Dee") sunk by kamikaze
1946 - Ananda Mahidol, king of Siam, shot dead at 20
1946 - Italian Republic established
1946 - Rear Admiral Sidney W Souers, USNR, ends term as first director of CIA Lieutenant General Hoyt S Vandenberg, USA, becomes 2nd director of CIA
1949 - Istvan Dobi becomes Hungarian premier
1950 - 50th US Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 287 at Merion Golf Club PA
1950 - 82nd Belmont: William Boland aboard Middleground wins in 2:28.6
1950 - Germany doesn't annex Oder-Neissegrens
1952 - Chic White Sox Sam Mele is 6th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (4th)
1952 - President Truman desires nationalizing steel industry
1952 - St Louis Browns fire manager Rogers Hornsby
1955 - First separation of virus into component parts reported
1955 - KWEX TV channel 41 in San Antonio, TX (IND) begins broadcasting
1956 - 16th modern Olympiad equestrian events open in Stockholm
1956 - Marlene Bauer Hagge wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
1957 - 3rd LPGA Championship won by Louise Suggs
1957 - Harold MacMillan becomes British PM
1957 - John Diefenbacker (C) elected PM of Canada
1959 - Rocky Colovito hits 4 consecutive HRs in 1 game
1962 - A record 54 home runs hit in baseball
1962 - Igor Ter-Ovanesyan of USSR, sets then long jump record at 27' 3�"
1962 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Austin Civitan Golf Tournament
1963 - JFK signs law for equal pay for equal work for men and women
1964 - Rolling Stones record their 12x5 album at Chess Studios in Chicago
1964 - Southern filibuster on civil rights bill ends; cloture invoked
1966 - Beatles "Paperback Writer" is released in UK
1966 - Beatles record "Rain," first to use reverse tapes
1966 - Cleveland Indian Sonny Siebert no-hits Wash Senator, 2-0
1966 - Janis Joplin's first live concert (Avalon Ballroom in SF)
1966 - Mamas and Papas win gold record for "Monday, Monday"
1967 - 15,000 attend Fantasy Faire and Magic Mountain Music Festival, California
1967 - Israel, Syria, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt end "6-Day War" with UN help
1967 - USSR drops diplomatic relations with Israel
1968 - "Danny Thomas Hour," last airs on NBC-TV
1968 - AL games at Balt and Chicago postponed honoring Robert Kennedy
1971 - 11 die in a train crash in Salem Ill
1971 - 44th National Spelling Bee: Jonathan Knisely wins spelling shalloon
1972 - 104th Belmont: Ron Turcotte aboard Riva Ridge wins in 2:28
1972 - Elvis Presley records a live album at NY's Madison Square Garden
1972 - Hank Aaron's grandslammer (14) ties him for NL lead with Gil Hodges and moves him ahead of Willie Mays as #2 HR hitter (649)
1973 - 19th LPGA Championship won by Mary Mills
1973 - NASA launches Radio Astronomy Explorer 49 into lunar orbit
1974 - Mike Schmidt hits a ball off public address speaker on Astrodome roof
1974 - Rumor's government in Italy resigns
1975 - Rockefeller panel reports on 300,000 illegal CIA files on Americans
1975 - Yanks sponsor Army Day at temporary home, Shea Stadium during 21-gun salute, part of fence is blown away, and another part is set afire
1976 - 49th National Spelling Bee: Tim Kneale wins spelling narcolepsy
1976 - 67,000 fans attends Wings concert at Seattle's Kingdome
1977 - Apple Computer ships its first Apple II
1977 - James Earl Ray (Martin Luther King's killer) escapes from prison
1978 - 110th Belmont: Steve Cauthen aboard Affirmed wins in 2:26.8
1978 - Yankees trade Ken Holzman for Ron Davis
1979 - 25th LPGA Championship won by Donna Caponi Young
1979 - 49th French Mens Tennis: Bj�rn B�rg beats Victor Pecci (63 61 67 64)
1979 - Baltimore Orioles pull their 8th triple play (5-4-3 vs Cleve)
1979 - Pope John Paul II visits Poland
1981 - IRA's Joseph Doherty escapes from Crumlin Road Jail
1981 - Pete Rose ties Stan Musial's NL record of 3,630 hits
1981 - Sebastian Coe of England sets 800m record (1:41.73) in Florence
1981 - Seven Brothers Square in Bronx named honoring 7 Santini Bro Moving Co
1982 - "Taxi," last airs on ABC, moves to NBC in the fall
1982 - Battle of Sultan Yakoub - 3 IDF members captured
1982 - Israeli troops reach outskirts of Beirut
1982 - John N McMahon replaces Bobby R Inman becomes deputy director of CIA
1984 - 38th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3
1984 - 54th French Men Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats John McEnroe (36 26 64 75 75)
1984 - Ivan Lendl wins French Open, his first grand slam title
1984 - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA McDonald's Kids Golf Classic
1984 - US missile shot down an incoming missile in space for first time
1984 - Zhu Jian Hua of China high jumps a record 7'10" (2.39m)
1985 - 19th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers, B Mandrell
1985 - Claus von Bulow acquitted on charges he tried to murder his wife
1985 - Coca Cola announces they'd bring back their 99-year-old formula
1985 - French agents blow up Greenpeace boat Rainbow Warrior near New Zealand
1986 - A Bartlett Giamatti becomes president of baseball's NL
1987 - Discovery's SRBs and External Tank are mated
1988 - Greatest number of participants (31,678) on a bicycle tour (London)
1989 - "Tales From The Crypt," TV Anthology, debuts on HBO
1989 - 121st Belmont: Pat Day aboard Easy Goer wins in 2:26
1989 - 59th French Womens Tennis: A Sanchez Vicario beats S Graf (76 36 75) favored Steffi Graf, also first Spaniard to win a grand slam title
1990 - 60th French Mens Tennis: Andres Gomez beats A Agassi (63 26 64 64)
1990 - 8th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Jack Nicklaus
1990 - Burger King begins using Newman's Own Salad Dressing
1990 - Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers for first time since 1974 in Portland
1990 - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
1990 - Rap group 2 Live crew members arrested in Fla for obscenity
1991 - "Twin Peaks," on ABC-TV
1991 - 25th Music City News Country Awards: Ricky Van Shelton
1991 - Mother of All Parades-NYC welcomes desert storm troops
1991 - South Florida and Denver picked for 1993 NL franchises
1992 - Intelsat K launched
1994 - Biggest European clock ever (9100 kg/(237) 2.5 m) at Aarle-Rixtel
1994 - China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1994 - Jennifer Capriati, tennis ace, checks out of drug abuse clinic
1995 - 127th Belmont: Gary Stevens aboard Thunder Gulch wins in 2:32
1995 - 65th French Womens Tennis: Steffi Graff beats A.S. Vicario (76 46 60)
1995 - Orioles Jeff Manto, hits his 4th consecutive homer
1996 - 30th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson
1996 - Intel releases 200 mhz pentium chip
1996 - Stanley Cup: Colo Avalanche sweep Florida Panthers in 4 games
1996 - Colo Avalanche sweeps Fla Panthers by winning 1-0 in 6 periods
1997 - Feng Yun-2B Long March 3 Launch (China), Successful
1997 - Kevin Brown of Florida Marlins no hits SF Giants 9-0
1999 - Yugoslav troops departed Kosovo, prompting NATO to suspend its punishing 78-day air war
2000 - Syrian President Hafez Assad died at age 69
2002 - Organized crime figure John Gotti died at a prison hospital at age 61
2003 - ImClone chief Sam Waksal was sentenced to more than seven years in prison in connection with a stock-trading scandal
2004 - Singer-musician Ray Charles died at age 73

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