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

  • 1539
    Council of Trent: Paul III sends out letters to his bishops, delaying the Council due to war and the difficulty bishops had traveling to Venice.
  • 1619
    Thirty Years’ War: Battle of Záblatí, a turning point in the Bohemian Revolt.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
    Chaco War ends: a truce is called between Bolivia and Paraguay who had been fighting since 1932.
  • 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: 642 men, women and children are killed in the Oradour-sur-Glane Massacre in France.
  • 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.
  • 2001
    Pope John Paul II canonizes Lebanon’s first female saint, Saint Rafqa.
  • 2002
    The first direct electronic communication experiment between the nervous systems of two humans is carried out by Kevin Warwick in the United Kingdom.

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