About June 10

June 10, 2021 is the 161st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 204 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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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 236 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On June 10

  • 1190
    Third Crusade: Frederick I Barbarossa drowns in the river Saleph while leading an army to Jerusalem.
  • 1692
    Salem witch trials: Bridget Bishop is hanged at Gallows Hill near Salem, Massachusetts, for “certaine Detestable Arts called Witchcraft & Sorceries”.
  • 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.
  • 1805
    First Barbary War: Yusuf Karamanli signs a treaty ending the hostilities between Tripolitania and the United States.
  • 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.
  • 1924
    Fascists kidnap and kill Italian Socialist leader Giacomo Matteotti in Rome.
  • 1940
    World War II: Norway surrenders to German forces.
  • 1940
    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.
  • 1942
    World War II: Nazis burn the Czech village of Lidice in reprisal for the killing of Reinhard Heydrich.
  • 1945
    Australian Imperial Forces land in Brunei Bay to liberate Brunei.
  • 1947
    Saab produces its first automobile.
  • 1965
    Vietnam War: The Battle of Dong Xoai begins.
  • 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.
  • 1977
    James Earl Ray escapes from Brushy Mountain State Prison in Petros, Tennessee, but is recaptured on June 13.
  • 1996
    Peace talks begin in Northern Ireland without the participation of Sinn Féin.
  • 2003
    The Spirit Rover is launched, beginning NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover mission.

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