About June 10

June 10, 2022 is the 161st day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 204 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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Gemini is the sun 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 226 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On June 10

  • 1786
    A landslide dam on the Dadu River created by an earthquake ten days earlier collapses, killing 100,000 in the Sichuan province of China.
  • 1793
    French Revolution: Following the arrests of Girondin leaders, the Jacobins gain control of the Committee of Public Safety installing the revolutionary dictatorship.
  • 1829
    The first Boat Race between the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge takes place.
  • 1854
    The first class of the United States Naval Academy students graduate.
  • 1864
    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.
  • 1886
    Mount Tarawera in New Zealand erupts, killing 153 people and destroying the famous Pink and White Terraces.
  • 1918
    The Austro-Hungarian battleship Ship SMS sinks after being torpedoed by an Italian MAS motorboat.
  • 1924
    Fascists kidnap and kill Italian Socialist leader Giacomo Matteotti in Rome.
  • 1935
    Dr. Robert Smith takes his last drink, and Alcoholics Anonymous is founded in Akron, Ohio, United States, by him and Bill Wilson.
  • 1940
    World War II: Norway surrenders to German forces.
  • 1944
    World War II: In Distomo, Boeotia Prefecture, Greece 218 men, women and children are massacred by German troops.
  • 1945
    Australian Imperial Forces land in Brunei Bay to liberate Brunei.
  • 1967
    Argentina becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
  • 1967
    The Six-Day War ends: Israel and Syria agree to a cease-fire.
  • 1977
    Apple ships its first Apple II personal computer.
  • 1980
    The African National Congress in South Africa publishes a call to fight from their imprisoned leader Nelson Mandela.
  • 1991
    The kidnapping of Jaycee Lee Dugard
  • 1996
    Peace talks begin in Northern Ireland without the participation of Sinn Féin.
  • 1997
    Before fleeing his northern stronghold, Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot orders the killing of his defense chief Son Sen and 11 of Sen’s family members.
  • 2001
    Pope John Paul II canonizes Lebanon’s first female saint, Saint Rafqa.

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