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    • July 10, 0048 "BC - Battle of Dyrrhachium, Caesar barely avoids a catastrophic defeat to Pompey in Macedonia."

    • July 10, 0988 The City of Dublin is founded on the banks of the river Liffey.

    • July 10, 1031 France's Capetian king Robert the Pious dies July 10 at age 61 after a short war in which he has been defeated by his younger sons


    • July 10, 1212 The most severe of several early fires of London burns most of the city to the ground.

    • July 10, 1460 "Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick defeats the king's Lancastrian forces and takes King Henry VI prisoner in the Battle of Northampton."

    • July 10, 1553 Lady Jane Grey takes the throne of England.

    • July 10, 1584 "William I of Orange was assassinated in his home in Delft, Holland by Balthasar Grard."

    • July 10, 1690 Battle of Beachy Head-French fleet defeats Anglo-Dutch fleet

    • July 10, 1692 Bridget Bishop first Salem witch hung

    • July 10, 1775 "Horatio Gates, issues order excluding blacks from Continental Army"

    • July 10, 1778 American Revolution: Louis XVI of France declares war on the Kingdom of Great Britain.

    • July 10, 1789 Alexander Mackenzie reaches Mackenzie River Delta.

    • July 10, 1796 Carl Friedrich Gauss discovered that every positive integer is representable as a sum of at most three triangular numbers.

    • July 10, 1800 "The British Indian Government established Fort William College to promote Urdu, Hindi and other vernaculars of sub continent."

    • July 10, 1806 The Vellore Mutiny was the first instance of a mutiny by Indian sepoys against the British East India Company

    • July 10, 1832 Pres Jackson vetoed legislation to re-charter 2nd Bank of US

    • July 10, 1847 "Urbain J.J. Leverrier & John Couch Adams, codiscoverers of Neptune meet for first time at home of John Herschel"

    • July 10, 1850 Millard Fillmore is inaugurated as the 13th President of the United States.

    • July 10, 1850 VP Fillmore becomes pres following Zachary Taylor's death

    • July 10, 1863 "Clement Clarke Moore ('Twas the Night Before Xmas), dies at 83"

    • July 10, 1866 "Indelible pencil patented by Edson P Clark, Northampton, Mass"

    • July 10, 1875 L Schulhof discovers asteroid #147 Protogeneia

    • July 10, 1877 "The then villa of Mayagez, Puerto Rico formally receives its city charter from the Royal Crown of Spain."

    • July 10, 1884 "Paul Morphy US chess wizard, dies"

    • July 10, 1886 "Eruption of Tarawera volcano destroys famous pink & white calcium carbonate hot-spring terraces (North Island, New Zealand)"

    • July 10, 1890 Wyoming becomes 44th state

    • July 10, 1890 Wyoming is admitted as the 44th U.S. state.

    • July 10, 1892 "The first concrete-paved street built (Bellefountaine, Ohio)"

    • July 10, 1910 "Johann Galle discoverer of Neptune with telescope, dies"

    • July 10, 1913 "134? F (57? C), Greenland Ranch, Calif (US record)"

    • July 10, 1913 "Death Valley, California hits 134 F (~56.7 C), which is the highest temperature recorded in the United States."

    • July 10, 1917 Emma Goldman imprisoned for obstructing the draft

    • July 10, 1918 Russian Soviet Federal Socialist Republic established

    • July 10, 1919 Pres Wilson personally delivers Treaty of Versailles to Senate

    • July 10, 1920 The “greatest horse“ Man O' War wins the “greatest race“ of turf history at Aqueduct.

    • July 10, 1923 "2-pound hailstones kill 23 & many cattle. (Rostov, Russia)"

    • July 10, 1923 All non-fascist parties disolved in Italy

    • July 10, 1925 Jury selection took place in John T Scopes evolution trial

    • July 10, 1925 Meher Baba begins his silence of 44 years. His followers still observe Silence Day on this date in commemoration.

    • July 10, 1925 "Scopes Trial: In Dayton, Tennessee, the so-called ""Monkey Trial"" begins with John T. Scopes, a young high school science teacher, accused of teaching evolution in violation of a Tennessee state law."

    • July 10, 1925 "The Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union (TASS), the official news agency of the Soviet Union , is established."

    • July 10, 1925 USSR's official news agency TASS established

    • July 10, 1926 "Lake Denmark, NJ arsenal explodes, kills 21, $75m damage"

    • July 10, 1927 "Kevin O'Higgins Irish Free State VP, assassinated"

    • July 10, 1929 "US issues newer, smaller-sized paper currency"

    • July 10, 1933 "The first police radio system operated, Eastchester Township, NY"

    • July 10, 1934 "The first sitting US president to visit South America, FDR in Colombia"

    • July 10, 1934 USS Houston takes Franklin Delano Roosevelt on first visit of U.S. President to South America.

    • July 10, 1936 "109? F (43? C), Cumberland & Frederick, Maryland (state record)"

    • July 10, 1936 "111? F (44? C), Phoenixville, Pennsylvania (state record)"

    • July 10, 1936 New Straits Convention allows Turkish rearmament of Dardanelles

    • July 10, 1940 Australian fighter pilots begin their participation in the Battle of Britain

    • July 10, 1940 World War II: Vichy France government established.

    • July 10, 1941 "Ferdinand ""Jelly Roll"" Morton pioneer jazz pianist, dies at 56 in LA"

    • July 10, 1941 Jedwabne Pogrom was a massacre of Jewish people living in and near the village of Jedwabne in Poland.

    • July 10, 1943 Naval gunfire help Allied troops land on Sicily. It was first extensive use of LST's and smaller landing craft to deliver heavy equipment over the beach.

    • July 10, 1943 US & Britain invade Sicily in WW II

    • July 10, 1943 World War II: The launching of Operation Husky begins the Italian Campaign.

    • July 10, 1945 14 carriers from Third Fleet carriers begin air strikes on Japanese Home Islands which end 15 August.

    • July 10, 1945 "Robert Goddard Rocket pioneer, dies"

    • July 10, 1946 "Canada's first drive-in movie theatre opens in Hamilton, Ontario (those were the days)"

    • July 10, 1947 "200 die when train derails & fell into a river in Canton, China"

    • July 10, 1947 "Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah is recommended as the first Governor General of Pakistan by then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Clement Attlee."

    • July 10, 1949 Greg Kihn U.S. pop musician & radio personality.

    • July 10, 1949 "The first practical rectangular TV tube announced-Toledo, Oh"

    • July 10, 1950 """Your Hit Parade"" premiers on NBC (later CBS) TV"

    • July 10, 1951 Armistice talks to end Korean conflict began at Kaesong

    • July 10, 1951 "Korean War: At Kaesong, armistice negotiations begin."

    • July 10, 1951 Randy Turpin becomes the middleweight boxing champion after defeating Sugar Ray Robinson.

    • July 10, 1958 "Alaska, highest tsunami wave ever recorded at Lituya Bay, at 524 m high."

    • July 10, 1958 "In the Lituya Bay, Alaska an 8.3 event caused amassive rockslide at the head of Lituya Bay caused water to surge about 530 meters, generating a ""gravity wave"" that swept out of the bay. A fishing boat anchored in Anchorage Cove was carried in front of the largest wave crest, and those onboard estimated they cleared La Chaussee Spit (at the mouth of Lituya Bay) by 30 meters or more. Two people on another fishing boat disappeared after being caught in the huge wave"

    • July 10, 1962 "Telstar, first geosynchronous communications satellite, launched"

    • July 10, 1962 "Telstar, the world's first communications satellite, is launched into orbit."

    • July 10, 1965 "Beatles' ""Beatles' ""VI,"" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 6 weeks"

    • July 10, 1965 "Rolling Stones score their first #1, ""I Can't Get No Satisfaction"""

    • July 10, 1966 Orbiter 1 launched to Moon

    • July 10, 1967 New Zealand adopts decimal currency.

    • July 10, 1967 Uruguay becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.

    • July 10, 1968 Maurice Couve de Murville becomes Prime Minister of France

    • July 10, 1969 Chilean Association of Librarians created

    • July 10, 1969 NL votes to split into 2 divisions

    • July 10, 1972 "Herd of stampeding elephants kills 24, Chandka Forest India"

    • July 10, 1973 Bahamas gain independence after 300 yrs of British rule (Nat'l Day)

    • July 10, 1973 National Assembly of Pakistan passes a resolution on Bangladesh recognition.

    • July 10, 1973 The Bahamas gain full independence within the Commonwealth of Nations.

    • July 10, 1976 One US and three UK mercenaries executed in Angola following the Luanda Trial.

    • July 10, 1976 The Seveso Disaster occurs in Italy.

    • July 10, 1977 "Norman Paris orch leader (For Your Pleasure), dies at 41"

    • July 10, 1978 E F Helinand E Shoemaker discovers asteroid #3484

    • July 10, 1978 "Mauritania, President Moktar Ould Daddah is ousted in a bloodless coup."

    • July 10, 1978 Military coup in Mauritania

    • July 10, 1978 World News Tonight premieres on ABC

    • July 10, 1980 Ayatollah Khomeini releases Iran hostage Richard I Queen

    • July 10, 1980 Willie Jones hospitalized for heat stroke with record 46.5? C temp

    • July 10, 1981 CERN achieves first proton-antiproton beam collision (570 GeV)

    • July 10, 1982 "In Vancouver, BC, three $2 ticket bettors win $579,129 apiece at the races in Exhibition Park. (they call it the sport of kings?)"

    • July 10, 1982 Miguel Vasquez makes first public quadruple somersault on trapeze

    • July 10, 1985 Coca-Cola Co announces it will resume selling old formula Coke

    • July 10, 1985 French agents sink Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior in New Zealand

    • July 10, 1985 "Greenpeace vessel Rainbow Warrior is bombed and sunk in Auckland, New Zealand Harbor by French DGSE agents."

    • July 10, 1989 "Mel Blanc voice of cartoon characters (Bugs Bunny), dies at 81"

    • July 10, 1990 Andrew Dice Clays cries on Arsenio Hall Show

    • July 10, 1991 Boris Yeltsin begins his 5-year term as the first elected President of Russia.

    • July 10, 1991 "Gerome Ragal author (Hair), dies at 48 of cancer"

    • July 10, 1991 South African cricket team readmitted into the International Cricket Council (ICC) following the end of Apartheid.

    • July 10, 1992 "In Miami, Florida, former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega is sentenced to 40 years in prison for drug and racketeering violations."

    • July 10, 1997 "London, scientists report their DNA analysis findings from a Neandertal skeleton which support the out of Africa theory of human evolution placing an ""African Eve"" at 100,000 to 200,000 years ago."

    • July 10, 1997 "Spain, Partido Popular member Miguel ngel Blanco is kidnapped in the Basque city of Ermua by ETA members, sparking widespread protests."

    • July 10, 1998 Roman Catholic sex abuse cases: The Diocese of Dallas agrees to pay $23.4 million to nine former altar boys who claimed they were sexually abused by former priest Rudolph Kos.

    • July 10, 2000 "A leaking southern Nigerian petroleum pipeline explodes, killing about 250 villagers scavenging gasoline."

    • July 10, 2000 "EADS, the world's second largest aerospace group is formed by the merger of Arospatiale-Matra, DASA, and CASA."

    • July 10, 2002 "At a Sotheby's auction, Peter Paul Rubens' painting The Massacre of the Innocents is sold for 49.5million (US$76.2 million) to Lord Kenneth Thomson."

    • July 10, 2003 "A Neoplan bus, owned by Kowloon Motor Bus, collides with a truck, falls off a bridge on Tuen Mun Road, Hong Kong, and plunges into the underlying valley, killing 21 people. This is the deadliest traffic accident to date in Hong Kong."

    • July 10, 2005 Hurricane Dennis slams into the Florida Panhandle causing billions of dollars in damage.

    • July 10, 2006 "Pakistan International Flight PK-688 crashes in Multan, Pakistan shortly after takeoff, killing all 45 people on board."

    • July 10, 2010 A 9-year-old boy fatally shot his 2-year-old brother while playing with a gun in Los Angeles - USA







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