About July 10

July 10, 2021 is the 191st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 174 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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Cancer is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 206 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On July 10

  • 1212
    The most severe of several early fires of London burns most of the city to the ground.
  • 1553
    Lady Jane Grey takes the throne of England.
  • 1584
    William I of Orange is assassinated in his home in Delft, Holland by Balthasar Gérard.
  • 1778
    American Revolution: Louis XVI of France declares war on the Kingdom of Great Britain.
  • 1789
    Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Mackenzie River delta.
  • 1882
    War of the Pacific: Chile suffers its last military defeat in the Battle of La Concepción when a garrison of 77 men is annihilated by a 1,300-strong Peruvian force, many of them armed with spears.
  • 1911
    The Royal Australian Navy was established by HM King George V of Australia.
  • 1913
    Death Valley, California hits 134 °F (~56.7 °C), the highest temperature recorded in the United States.
  • 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 the Butler Act.
  • 1938
    Howard Hughes sets a new record by completing a 91 hour airplane flight around the world.
  • 1940
    World War II: Battle of Britain – The German Luftwaffe begins attacking British convoys in the English Channel thus starting the battle (this start date is contested, though).
  • 1942
    Diplomatic relations between the Netherlands and the Soviet Union are established.
  • 1946
    Hungarian hyperinflation sets a record with inflation of 348.46 percent per day, or prices doubling every eleven hours.
  • 1947
    Muhammad Ali Jinnah is recommended as the first Governor-General of Pakistan by British Prime Minister Clement Attlee.
  • 1966
    The Chicago Freedom Movement, led by Martin Luther King, Jr., holds a rally at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. As many as 60,000 people came to hear Dr. King as well as Mahalia Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and Peter Paul and Mary.
  • 1973
    The Bahamas gain full independence within the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • 1976
    One American and three British mercenaries are executed in Angola following the Luanda Trial.
  • 1978
    World News Tonight premieres on ABC.
  • 1978
    President Moktar Ould Daddah of Mauritania is ousted in a bloodless coup d'état.
  • 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 Thomson.

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