Friday, June 9, 2017

June 10

  • June 10, 1190
    Frederick I Barbarossa, king of Germany and Italy and the Holy Roman Empire, drowns crossing the Saleph River while leading an army of the Third Crusade which causes disintegration of German crusader army
  • June 10, 1358
    The leader of the Peasant Jacquerie Guillaume Cale is captured
  • June 10, 1605
    False Dmitriy I, an impostors, who claims himself to be the youngest son of Ivan the Terrible, tsarevitch Dmitriy Ivanovich, is crowned Russian tsar for first time
  • June 10, 1610
    First Dutch settlers arrive from New Jersey, to colonize Manhattan Island
  • June 10, 1692
    Bridget Bishop is hanged in Salem for witchcraft which becomes the first official execution of the Salem witch trials, a series of prosecutions of people during which twenty people were executed and 150 others imprisoned
  • June 10, 1752
    Benjamin Franklin flies a kite during a thunderstorm and collects a charge in a Leyden jar when the kite is struck by lightning, enabling him to demonstrate the electrical nature of lightning
  • June 10, 1776
    The Continental Congress appoint a committee to write a Declaration of Independence
  • June 10, 1861
    The Virginia village of Big Bethel becomes the site of the first major land battle of the Civil War and private Henry L. Wyatt becomes the first Confederate soldier killed in a Civil War battle
  • June 10, 1916
    Great Arab Revolt is begun by the Sherif Hussein bin Ali with the aim of securing independence from the ruling Ottoman Turks and creating a single unified Arab state spanning from Aleppo in Syria to Aden in Yemen
  • June 10, 1924
    Giacomo Matteotti, Italian socialist deputy, is assassinated by fascists
  • June 10, 1940
    Italy declares war on Britain and France
  • June 10, 1947
    Swedish aircraft company Saab introduces its first car, the Saab 92, featured front-wheel drive, two doors, green paint
  • June 10, 1982
    Israeli troops reach outskirts of Beirut after the invasion of Lebanon
  • June 10, 1997
    Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot orders the killing of his defense chief, Son Sen, and 11 of Sen's family members, before Pol Pot flees his northern stronghold
  • June 10, 1999
    NATO suspends its air strikes after Slobodan Milosvic agrees to withdraw Serbian forces from Kosovo, marking end of Kosovo War and the Yugoslav Wars
  • June 10, 2002
    In the United Kingdom, Kevin Warwick carries out the first direct electronic communication experiment between the nervous systems of two humans

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