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July 10 Historical Events

The following events took place on July 10. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 61 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 48 BC
    Battle of Dyrrhachium: Julius Caesar barely avoids a catastrophic defeat to Pompey in Macedonia.
  • 138
    Emperor Hadrian dies after a heart failure at Baiae; he is buried at Rome in the Tomb of Hadrian beside his late wife, Vibia Sabina.
  • 645
    Isshi Incident: Prince Naka-no-Ōe and Fujiwara no Kamatari assassinate Soga no Iruka during a coup d'état at the imperial palace.
  • 988
    The Norse King Glúniairn recognises Máel Sechnaill mac Domnaill, High King of Ireland, and agrees to pay taxes and accept Brehon Law; the event is considered to be the founding of the city of Dublin.
  • 1086
    King Canute IV of Denmark is killed by rebellious peasants.
  • 1212
    The most severe of several early fires of London burns most of the city to the ground.
  • 1460
    Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, defeats the king’s Lancastrian forces and takes King Henry VI prisoner in the Battle of Northampton.
  • 1499
    The Portuguese explorer Nicolau Coelho returns to Lisbon, after discovering the sea route to India as a companion of Vasco da Gama.
  • 1519
    Zhu Chenhao declares the Ming dynasty’s Zhengde Emperor a usurper, beginning the Prince of Ning rebellion, and leads his army north in an attempt to capture Nanjing.
  • 1553
    Lady Jane Grey takes the throne of England.
  • 1584
    William I of Orange is assassinated in his home in Delft, Holland, by Balthasar Gérard.
  • 1645
    English Civil War: The Battle of Langport takes place.
  • 1778
    American Revolution: Louis XVI of France declares war on the Kingdom of Great Britain.
  • 1789
    Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Mackenzie River delta.
  • 1806
    The Vellore Mutiny is the first instance of a mutiny by Indian sepoys against the British East India Company.
  • 1821
    The United States takes possession of its newly bought territory of Florida from Spain.
  • 1832
    U.S. President Andrew Jackson vetoes a bill that would re-charter the Second Bank of the United States.
  • 1850
    U.S. President Millard Fillmore is sworn in, a day after becoming President upon Zachary Taylor’s death.
  • 1869
    Gävle, Sweden, is largely destroyed in a fire; 80% of its 10,000 residents are left homeless.
  • 1877
    The then-villa of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, formally receives its city charter from the Royal Crown of Spain.
  • 1882
    War of the Pacific: Chile suffers its last military defeat in the Battle of La Concepción when a garrison of 77 men is annihilated by a 1,300-strong Peruvian force, many of them armed with spears.
  • 1890
    Wyoming is admitted as the 44th U.S. state.
  • 1913
    The temperature in Death Valley, California, hits 134 °F, the highest recorded in the United States.
  • 1921
    Belfast’s Bloody Sunday: Sixteen people are killed and 161 houses destroyed during rioting and gun battles in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
  • 1925
    Meher Baba begins his silence of 44 years. His followers observe Silence Day on this date in commemoration.
  • 1925
    Scopes Trial: In Dayton, Tennessee, the so-called “Monkey Trial” begins with John T. Scopes, a young high school science teacher accused of teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act.
  • 1938
    Howard Hughes sets a new record by completing a 91-hour airplane flight around the world.
  • 1940
    World War II: The Vichy government is established in France.
  • 1940
    World War II: Battle of Britain: The German Luftwaffe begins attacking British convoys in the English Channel thus starting the battle (this start date is contested, though).
  • 1941
    Jedwabne pogrom: The massacre of Jewish people living in and near the village of Jedwabne in Poland.

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