June 10 in History

First, I would like to thank Kaye, our pretty Girls Talk host, because if not for her I wouldn’t be aware of the events that happened and the people who died and born during on June 10, the date of my birth. I chose only events and people whose names sound familiar. But for the most interesting events, watch this video…

According to Wikipedia.org, June 10 is the 161st day of the year (162nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 204 days remaining until the end of the year.

Events:

• 1793 – French Revolution: Following the arrests of Girondin leaders, the Jacobins gain control of the Committee of Public Safety installing the revolutionary dictatorship.
• 1854 – The first class of the United States Naval Academy students graduated.
• 1935 – Dr. Robert Smith takes his last drink, and Alcoholics Anonymous is founded in Akron, Ohio, United States, by him and Bill Wilson.
• 1965 – Vietnam War: The Battle of Dong Xoai begins.
• 1977 – Apple ships its first Apple II personal computer.
• 1980 – The African National Congress in South Africa publishes a call to fight from their imprisoned leader Nelson Mandela.
• 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.
• 2003 – The Spirit Rover is launched, beginning NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover mission.

Births:

• 1688 – James Francis Edward Stuart (“The Old Pretender”), English-born claimant to the British throne
• 1835 – Rebecca Latimer Felton, U.S. Senator from Georgia, the first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate
• 1862 – Mrs. Leslie Carter, American actress
• 1891 – Al Dubin, American lyricist
• 1921 – Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, consort of Queen Elizabeth II
• 1922 – Judy Garland, American musical actress
• 1953 – John Edwards, American politician and lawyer
• 1987 – Lyssa Chapman, American bounty hunter
• 1981 – Jonathan Bennett, American actor
• 1982 – Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland, Swedish royalty

Deaths:

• 323 BC – Alexander the Great, Macedonian king
• 1424 – Duke Ernest of Austria
• 1987 – Elizabeth Hartman, American actress
• 1996 – Jo Van Fleet, American actress
• 2009 – Tenniel Evans, English actor

Holidays and Observances:

• Abolition Day (French Guiana)
• Army Day (Jordan)
• Christian Feast Days: Getulius, Amancius and Cerealus, John of Tobolsk, Landry of Paris, Olivia, June 10 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
• Portugal Day, also Day of Camões (Portugal and the Portuguese communities)
• Reconciliation Day (Republic of the Congo)
• The Queen’s Birthday (Solomon Islands)

More interesting facts from PokeMyBirthday.com.

• Your lucky days are Thursday (Conceivement date, Your parents decided to not to have an abortion, You were born) and Friday (Your first cell is built, Your mother suspects she is pregnant, Your heart beat for the first time).
• You are exactly 40 years 5 weeks 2 days 5 hours 1 minute 39 seconds old.
• You will receive your next birthday gift in 48 weeks 2 days 18 hours 58 minutes 21 seconds later
• If your hair were never cut since 10.June.1971, it would be 5.840 m. today.
• If your nails were never cut since 10.June.1971, they would be 1.449 m. today.
• An apple tree seeded on 10.June.1971, bore 3,559.048 kg. apple till today.
• Its contribution to economy is $14,200.6 and it fed 5,972 people.

What are the interesting events that happened during the day you were born?

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