About June 10

June 10, 2020 is the 162nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 204 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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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 247 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.
  • 1624
    Signing of the Treaty of Compiègne between France and the Netherlands.
  • 1692
    Salem witch trials: Bridget Bishop is hanged at Gallows Hill near Salem, Massachusetts, for “certaine Detestable Arts called Witchcraft & Sorceries”.
  • 1719
    Jacobite Rising: Battle of Glen Shiel.
  • 1838
    Myall Creek Massacre in Australia: 28 Aboriginal Australians are murdered.
  • 1854
    The first class of the United States Naval Academy students graduate.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Battle of Big Bethel. Confederate troops under John B. Magruder defeat a much larger Union force led by General Ebenezer W. Pierce in Virginia.
  • 1878
    League of Prizren is established, to oppose the decisions of the Congress of Berlin and the Treaty of San Stephano, as a consequence of which the Albanian lands in Balkans were being partitioned and given to the neighbor states of Serbia, Montenegro, Bulgaria and Greece.
  • 1886
    Mount Tarawera in New Zealand erupts, killing 153 people and destroying the famous Pink and White Terraces.
  • 1898
    Spanish-American War: U.S. Marines land on the island of Cuba.
  • 1918
    The Austro-Hungarian battleship Ship SMS sinks after being torpedoed by an Italian MAS motorboat.
  • 1935
    Chaco War ends: a truce is called between Bolivia and Paraguay who had been fighting since 1932.
  • 1940
    World War II: Norway surrenders to German forces.
  • 1945
    Australian Imperial Forces land in Brunei Bay to liberate Brunei.
  • 1957
    John Diefenbaker leads the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada to a stunning upset in the Canadian federal election, 1957, ending 22 years of Liberal Party rule.
  • 1967
    The Six-Day War ends: Israel and Syria agree to a cease-fire.
  • 1977
    James Earl Ray escapes from Brushy Mountain State Prison in Petros, Tennessee, but is recaptured on June 13.
  • 1980
    The African National Congress in South Africa publishes a call to fight from their imprisoned leader Nelson Mandela.
  • 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.
  • 2003
    The Spirit Rover is launched, beginning NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover mission.

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