10 JUNE
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • James Edward Stuart, the Old Pretender, 1688
  • Gustave Courbet, 1819
  • Hattie McDaniel, 1895
  • Frederick Loewe, 1901
  • Robert Cummings, 1908
  • Terence Rattigan, 1911
  • Saul Bellow, 1915
  • Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, 1921
  • Judy Garland, 1922
  • Robert Maxwell, 1923
  • Nat Hentoff, 1925
  • June Haver, 1926
  • Maurice Sendak, 1928
  • F. Lee Bailey, 1933
  • Linda Evangelista, 1965
  • Elizabeth Hurley, 1965

Died On This Day:

  • Barbarossa, 1190
  • King George I, 1727
  • Andre-Marie Ampere, 1836
  • King Michael III Serbia, 1868
  • Antonio Gaudi, 1926
  • Frederick Delius, 1934
  • Marcus Garvey, 1940
  • Jack Johnson, 1946
  • Spencer Tracy, 1967
  • William Inge suicide, 1973
  • Duke of Gloucester, 1974
  • Adolph Zukor, 1976
  • Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1982
  • Louis L'Amour, 1988
  • John Gotti, 2002
  • Ray Charles, 2004
  • Gordie Howe, 2016

Today's Events:

  • 1652 - First mint in America established at Boston by silversmith John Hull; issues silver Pine Tree Shilling.
  • 1682 - First recorded tornado in America near New Haven, Conn. at 2:30 p.m.
  • 1692 - First Salem witches hanged in Massachusetts - 14 women inc. Bridget Bishop and five men lynched.
  • 1727 - On the death of George I, George II proclaimed King of Britain.
  • 1808 - Napoleon excommunicated by Pope Pius VII
  • 1829 - First Oxford vs. Cambridge boat race rowed on the Thames in London; Oxford clear winners.
  • 1840 - Queen Victoria shot at (and missed) by anarchist Edward Oxford in Hyde Park, London.
  • 1846 - The rubber tire patented in England by Robert William Thomson.
  • 1854 - Crystal Palace opens in London.
  • 1865 - Wagner's opera Tristan and Isolde first performed in Munich.
  • 1907 - First color photos using autochrome process invented by Lumiere brothers displayed at the offices of French newspaper L'Illustration.
  • 1928 - Dance marathon at Madison Square Garden begins; stopped 17 days later with 9 couples still dancing.
  • 1940 - Italy declares war on Britain and France-WWII.
  • 1942 - Nazis wipe out entire Czechoslovakian village of Lidice; men executed, women & children deported.
  • 1963 - Equal Pay Act of 1963 signed into law today abolishes wage disparity based on sex; part of JFK's New Frontier Program.
  • 1967 - Six Day War between Israel and Arabs ends.
  • 2009 - Today at 10:22 a.m. GMT the one millionth word entered the English language according to languagemonitor.com; web 2.0 is the new word.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Bogumilus or Theophilus
  • Getulius and his Companions
  • Ithamar and Landericus or Landry of Paris
  • Bardo

Holiday:

  • National Day in Portugal

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • SAVITRI-VRATA, Hindu Festival for women
  • TANO FESTIVAL (Korea) on 5th day of 5th lunar month.
  • TUAN WU CHIEH or Dragon Boat Festival (China) 5th day of 5th lunar month.
  • SHAVUOT or Feast of Weeks (Jewish), on 6th or 7th of lunar month Sivan.
  • ASCENSION (Christian) 40th day after Easter.
  • PENTECOST (Christian) or Whitsunday (Anglican) 50 days after Easter.
  • TRINITY SUNDAY (Christian), Sunday after Pentecost.
  • CORPUS CHRISTI (Christian), Thursday after Trinity Sunday.
  • FATHER'S DAY (U.S.) Third Sunday in June.
  • ARANYA SHASHTI, Hindu Festival honoring god of the forest
  • RATHA YATRA, Hindu Festival of Car Procession of Vishnu
  • CHI HSI, Festival of the Milky Way in China (seventh day of the seventh moon)
  • CHUNG YÜAN, Festival of the Dead in China (fifteenth day of the seventh moon)
  • GAY AND LESBIAN PRIDE DAY - Last Sunday in June
  • CHAGU-CHAGU UMAKKO or horse Festival in Morioka celebrated second Saturday in June
  • HARE KRISHNA RATHA YATRA CHARIOT CARNIVAL celebrated 3rd week in June.
  • AMBUBACHI MELA Festival at Kamakhya temple in Guwahati, India celebrated third week in June for 5 days

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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