History's June 10
1991 David Lynch's "Twin Peaks" airs its final episode airs on ABC-TV
1991 25th Music City News Country Awards: Ricky Van Shelton
1990 Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers for 1st time since 1974 in Portland
1990 Burger King begins using Newman's Own Salad Dressing
1990 8th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Jack Nicklaus
1990 "Accomplice" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 52 performances
1990 "Meet Me in St Louis" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 253 performances
1990 89th Women's French Open: Monica Seles beats Steffi Graf (7-6, 6-4)
1990 89th Men's French Open: Andres Gomez beats Andre Agassi (6-3, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4)
1990 Rap group 2 Live crew members arrested in Fla for obscenity
1989 "Tales From The Crypt" TV Anthology debuts on HBO
1989 121st Belmont: Pat Day aboard Easy Goer wins in 2:26
1988 Greatest number of participants (31,678) on a bicycle tour (London)
1987 Discovery's SRBs & External Tank are mated
1986 A Bartlett Giamatti becomes president of baseball's NL
1986 In South Africa, the three-year-old 'State of Emergency' is renewed for another twelve months, followed by an organized campaign of civil disobedience against it.
1985 Coca Cola announces they'd bring back their 99-year-old formula
1985 Claus von Bulow acquitted on charges he tried to murder his wife
1985 19th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers, B Mandrell
1984 54th French Men Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats John McEnroe (3-6 2-6 6-4 7-5 7-5)
1984 Zhu Jian Hua of China high jumps a record 7'10" (2.39m)
1984 US missile shoots down an incoming missile in space for first time
1984 38th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3
1984 83rd Women's French Open: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert (6-3, 6-1)
1984 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA McDonald's Kids Golf Classic
1982 John N McMahon replaces Bobby R Inman becomes deputy director of CIA
1982 Israeli troops reach outskirts of Beirut
1982 "Taxi" last airs on ABC, moves to NBC in the fall
1982 Iran recaptures Khorramshahr
1982 Battle of Sultan Yakoub - 3 IDF members captured
1981 Sebastian Coe of England sets 800m record (1:41.73) in Florence
1981 Pete Rose ties Stan Musial's NL record of 3,630 hits
1981 IRA's Joseph Doherty escapes from Crumlin Road Jail
1981 Seven Brothers Square in Bronx named honoring 7 Santini Bro Moving Co
1980 8 Provisional Irish Republican Army prisoners escape from Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast using handguns smuggled into prison
1979 Balt Orioles pull their 8th triple play (5-4-3 vs Cleve)
1979 25th LPGA Championship won by Donna Caponi Young
1978 Costa Rica becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
1978 Yankees trade Ken Holzman for Ron Davis
1978 110th Belmont: Steve Cauthen aboard Affirmed wins in 2:26.8
1977 Apple Computer ships its first Apple II computers
1977 James Earl Ray (Martin Luther King's killer) escapes from prison
1977 International Labour Organisation and United Nations meet to discuss apartheid in South Africa and potential actions to prevent further violence and state repression.
1976 67,000 fans attends Wings concert at Seattle's Kingdome
1976 49th National Spelling Bee: Tim Kneale wins spelling narcolepsy
1975 Rockefeller panel reports on 300,000 illegal CIA files on Americans
1975 Yanks sponsor Army Day at temporary home, Shea Stadium during 21-gun salute, part of fence is blown away, & another part is set afire
1974 Mike Schmidt hits a ball off public address speaker on Astrodome roof
1974 Rumor's government in Italy resigns
1973 NASA launches Radio Astronomy Explorer 49 into lunar orbit
1973 19th LPGA Championship won by Mary Mills
1972 104th Belmont: Ron Turcotte aboard Riva Ridge wins in 2:28
1972 Hank Aaron's grandslammer (14) ties him for NL lead with Gil Hodges & moves him ahead of Willie Mays as #2 HR hitter (649)
1972 Elvis Presley records a live album at NYC's Madison Square Garden
1971 44th National Spelling Bee: Jonathan Knisely wins spelling shalloon
1971 11 die in a train crash in Salem Ill
1968 AL games at Balt & Chicago postponed honoring Robert F. Kennedy
1968 KCFW TV channel 9 in Kalispell, MT (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
1968 "Danny Thomas Hour" last airs on NBC-TV
1968 4h Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats France 20-2
1968 WHTV (now WTZH) TV channel 24 in Meridian, MS (NBC/CBS) 1st broadcast
1967 Israel, Syria, Jordan, Iraq & Egypt end "6-Day War" with UN help
1967 15,000 attend Fantasy Faire & Magic Mountain Music Festival, Calif
1967 USSR drops diplomatic relations with Israel
1967 Argentina becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
1966 Beatles "Paperback Writer" is released in UK
1966 Beatles record "Rain" 1st to use reverse tapes
1966 Cleve Indian Sonny Siebert no-hits Wash Senator, 2-0
1966 Mamas & Papas win gold record for "Monday, Monday"
1966 Janis Joplin's 1st live concert (Avalon Ballroom in SF)
1965 Vietnam War: The Battle of Dong Xoai begins.
1964 Southern filibuster on civil rights bill ends; cloture invoked
1964 Rolling Stones record their 12x5 album at Chess Studios in Chicago
1963 US President JFK signs law for equal pay for equal work for men & women
1962 A record 54 home runs hit in baseball
1962 Igor Ter-Ovanesyan of USSR, sets then long jump record at 27' 3½"
1962 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Austin Civitan Golf Tournament
1959 Rocky Colovito hits 4 consecutive HRs in 1 game
1957 3rd LPGA Championship won by Louise Suggs
1957 John Diefenbacker (C) elected PM of Canada
1957 Harold MacMillan becomes British PM
1956 Marlene Bauer Hagge wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
1956 16th modern Olympiad equestrian events open in Stockholm
1955 1st separation of virus into component parts reported
1955 KWEX TV channel 41 in San Antonio, TX (IND) begins broadcasting
1954 PBS reaches SF: KQED (Channel 9) starts broadcasting
1954 KQED TV channel 9 in SF, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1952 St Louis Browns fire manager Rogers Hornsby
1952 Pres Harry Truman desires nationalizing steel industry
1952 Chicago White Sox Sam Mele is 6th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (4th)
1950 82nd Belmont: William Boland aboard Middleground wins in 2:28.6
1950 Germany doesn't annex Oder-Neissegrens
1950 50th US Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 287 at Merion Golf Club PA
1949 Istvan Dobi becomes Hungarian premier
1947 Saab produces its first automobile.
1946 Italian Republic established
1946 Rear Admiral Sidney W Souers, USNR, ends term as 1st director of CIA. Lieutenant General Hoyt S Vandenberg, USA, becomes 2nd director of CIA
1945 US destroyer William D Porter ("Willie Dee") sunk by kamikaze
1944 Joe Nuxhall, 15, of Cin Reds is youngest player in major league
1944 Nazi murders in Oradour-sur-Glane, France
1944 World War II: In Distomo, Boeotia Prefecture, Greece 218 men, women and children are massacred by German troops.
1943 FDR becomes 1st US president to visit a foreign country during wartime
1940 Norway surrenders to Nazis
1940 Italy declares war on France & Britain during WW II
1940 Canada declares war on Italy.
1940 German "Dutch" Q-ship Atlantis sinks Norwegian tanker
1940 French government moves to Bordeaux
1940 German 5th Armoured division occupies Rouen
1939 MGM cartoon character Barney Bear debuts
1938 Charlie Barnett makes 98 by lunch v Australia at Trent Bridge
1935 Dr Robert Smith & William Wilson of Akron form Alcoholics Anonymous
1934 USSR & Romania re-establish diplomatic relations
1934 FIFA World Cup: Italy beats Czechoslovakia 2-1 (OT) in footballs 2nd World Cup in Rome
1933 Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Park flip their car into a ravine, and Parker suffers serious third degree burns from the accident which would affect her for the rest of her life
1933 John Dillinger robs his first bank, in New Carlisle, Ohio. He takes $10, 600
1933 65th Belmont: Mack Garner aboard Hurryoff wins in 2:32.6
1933 37th US Golf Open: Johnny Goodman shoots a 287 at North Shore Ill
1932 1st demonstration of artificial lightning Pittsfield Mass
1932 67th British Golf Open: Gene Sarazen shoots a 283 at Prince's England
1931 Norway occupies East Greenland
1930 Winnipeg Rugby Football Club forms
1926 Phillies Russ Wrightstone hits for the cycle
1925 Inaugural service for the United Church of Canada, a union of Presbyterian, Methodist, and Congregationalist churches held in Toronto Arena.
1924 1st political convention broadcast on radio-Republicans at Cleveland
1922 54th Belmont: C H Miller aboard Pillory wins in 2:18.8
1921 Babe Ruth becomes all time HR champ with #120 (Gavvy Cravath)
1917 Limburgse mine workers strike
1917 60,000 people of Petrograd Russia welcome Prince Kropotkin (banned 41 years) returning after February Russian Revolution
1916 Great Arab Revolt begins against ruling Ottoman turks
1916 48th Belmont: E Haynes aboard Friar Rock wins in 2:22
1915 British/French troops conquer German colony of Cameroon
1911 Queen Wilhelmina opens Rembrandt house in Amsterdam
1908 1st flying club, Aeronautical Society of NY, opens
1908 The Australian Parliament passes the Invalid and Old Age Pensions Act providing for pensions for British subjects (excluding aborigines) at age 65
1907 France and Japan sign an agreement to maintain the independence and integrity of China, equality for all nations in trading with China, and the status quo in the Far East
1905 1st forest fire lookout tower placed in operation, Greenville, Me
1904 44th British Golf Open: Jack White shoots a 296 at Royal St George's Golf Club
1903 In Belgrade, Yugoslavia, a military coup d'etat- led by the Queen's brother-in-law and other offices - kills King Alexander I of Serbia, Queen Draga, and many officers
1902 Patent for window envelope granted to H F Callahan
1900 In China, a relief column of some 2000 men set out from Tientsin to relieve foreigners trapped in Peking.
1899 Improved Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks forms in Cincinnati
1898 US Marines land in Cuba during Spanish-American War
1893 27th Belmont: Willie Simms aboard Commanche wins in 1:53.25
1892 Wilbert Robinson sets record by going 7-for-7 in a 9-inning game
1891 25th Belmont: Ed Garrison riding Foxford wins in 2:08.75
1890 24th Belmont: Pike Barnes riding Burlington wins in 2:07.75
1882 Anti-colonization mass society of Alexandria Egypt kills 50 Europeans
1880 Charlie Jones becomes 1st to hit 2 HRs in 1 inning
1876 10th Belmont: William Donohue aboard Algerine wins in 2:40.5
1871 Sinmiyangyo: Captain McLane Tilton leads 109 Marines in naval attack on Han River forts on Kanghwa Island, Korea.
1871 5th Belmont: W Miller aboard Harry Basset wins in 2:56
1869 'Agnes'arrives in New Orleans with 1st ever shipment of frozen beef
1868 2nd Belmont: Bobby Swim aboard General Duke wins in 3:02
1865 Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde" 1st performance Munich Germany
1864 Battle of Kellar's Bridge KY (Licking River)
1863 Battle of Brice's Crossroads, Miss; Nathan Bedford Forrest w/3500 defeats 8000 Feds
1861 Battle of Big Bethel VA (Bethel Church, Great Bethal)-Union retreats
1857 Britain passes an act putting Canada on the decimal currency system
1854 Georg F B Reiman proposes that space is curved
1854 The first class of the United States Naval Academy students graduate.
1848 Battle at Vicenza: Austrians beat Sardinia-Piemonte
1848 1st telegraph link between NYC & Chicago
1847 Chicago Tribune begins publishing
1846 Robert Thomson obtains an English patent on a rubber tyre
1838 Myall Creek Massacre in Australia: 28 Aboriginal Australians are murdered.
1834 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin sails Pacific Ocean
1829 The first Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race takes place.
1818 Pesaro opera theater opens with Rossini's "La gaza ladra"
1809 1st US steamboat to a make an ocean voyage leaves NY for Phila
1805 First Barbary War: Yussif Karamanli signs a treaty ending hostilities with the United States.
1801 Tripoli declares war on US for refusing tribute
1794 France revolutionary regime begins trials
1794 Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia forms
1793 1st public zoo opens in Paris
1793 Washington supersedes Philadelphia as US capital
1786 A landslide dam on the Dadu River caused by earthquake ten days earlier collapses, killing 100,000 in the Sichuan province of China.
1772 Burning of British revenue cutter Gaspée by Rhode Islanders
1768 British customs officials seize John Hancock's ship, "The Liberty", on the suspicion that Hancock had illegally unloaded cargo without paying duties a month earlier
1761 Puritan version of "Othello" opens in Newport Rhode Island
1760 NY passes 1st effective law regulating practice of medicine
1720 Mrs Clements of England markets first paste-style mustard
1719 Jacobite Rising: Battle of Glen Shiel.
1682 Tornado in Connecticut uproots a 3 ft diameter oak tree
1652 In Boston, John Hull opens the 1st mint in America
1648 Moscow's people uprise against regent Boris Morozov
1639 1st American log cabin at Fort Christina (Wilmington Delaware)
1627 Piet Heyn conquerors 38 ships at bay of Salvador
1624 Netherlands & France sign anti-Spanish Treaty of Compiègne
1619 Thirty Years' War: Battle of Záblatí, a turning point in the Bohemian Revolt.
1610 Thomas West, Baron de La Mar, is appointed governor of Virginia
1610 1st Dutch settlers arrive (from NJ), to colonize Manhattan Island
1605 False Dimitri I, an impostor, crowned Russian tsar (rules 1605-1606)
1540 Thomas Cromwell arrested in Westminster
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.
1538 Catholic German monarchy signs League of Neuremberg
1358 French Jacquerie peasant leader Guillaume Cale captured at the Battle of Mello
1190 Third Crusade: Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa drowns while crossing the Saleph River (now called the Göksu in modern Turkey) while leading an army to Jerusalem.
671Emperor Tenji of Japan introduces a water clock (clepsydra) called Rokoku. The instrument, which measures time and indicates hours, is placed in the capital of Ōtsu.
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