About June 10

June 10, 2024 is the 162nd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 204 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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 233 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.
  • 1619
    Thirty Years’ War: Battle of Záblatí, a turning point in the Bohemian Revolt.
  • 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.
  • 1793
    French Revolution: Following the arrests of Girondin leaders, the Jacobins gain control of the Committee of Public Safety installing the revolutionary dictatorship.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: 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.
  • 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.
  • 1965
    Vietnam War: The Battle of Dong Xoai begins.
  • 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
  • 2001
    Pope John Paul II canonizes Lebanon’s first female saint, Saint Rafqa.
  • 2003
    The Spirit Rover is launched, beginning NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover mission.

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