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June 10 Historical Events

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

Found 58 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 671
    Emperor 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.
  • 1190
    Third Crusade: Frederick I Barbarossa drowns in the river Saleph while leading an army to Jerusalem.
  • 1329
    The Battle of Pelekanon results in a Byzantine defeat by the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1523
    Copenhagen is surrounded by the army of Frederick I of Denmark, as the city won't recognise him as the successor of Christian II of Denmark.
  • 1539
    Council of Trent: Pope Paul III sends out letters to his bishops, delaying the Council due to war and the difficulty bishops had traveling to Venice.
  • 1596
    Willem Barents and Jacob van Heemskerk discover Bear Island.
  • 1619
    Thirty Years’ War: Battle of Záblatí, a turning point in the Bohemian Revolt.
  • 1624
    Signing of the Treaty of Compiègne between France and the Netherlands.
  • 1692
    Salem witch trials: Bridget Bishop is hanged at Gallows Hill near Salem, Massachusetts, for “certaine Detestable Arts called Witchcraft & Sorceries”.
  • 1719
    Jacobite risings: Battle of Glen Shiel.
  • 1786
    A landslide dam on the Dadu River created by an earthquake ten days earlier collapses, killing 100,000 in the Sichuan province of China.
  • 1793
    The Jardin des Plantes museum opens in Paris. A year later, it becomes the first public zoo.
  • 1793
    French Revolution: Following the arrests of Girondin leaders, the Jacobins gain control of the Committee of Public Safety installing the revolutionary dictatorship.
  • 1805
    First Barbary War: Yusuf Karamanli signs a treaty ending the hostilities between Tripolitania and the United States.
  • 1829
    The first Boat Race between the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge takes place on the Thames in London.
  • 1838
    Myall Creek massacre: Twenty-eight Aboriginal Australians are murdered.
  • 1854
    The first class of United States Naval Academy students graduate.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Battle of Big Bethel: Confederate troops under John B. Magruder defeat a much larger Union force led by General Ebenezer W. Pierce in Virginia.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of Brice’s Crossroads: Confederate troops under Nathan Bedford Forrest defeat a much larger Union force led by General Samuel D. Sturgis in Mississippi.
  • 1871
    Sinmiyangyo: Captain McLane Tilton leads 109 US Marines in a naval attack on Han River forts on Kanghwa Island, Korea.
  • 1878
    League of Prizren is established, to oppose the decisions of the Congress of Berlin and the Treaty of San Stefano, as a consequence of which the Albanian lands in Balkans were being partitioned and given to the neighbor states of Serbia, Montenegro, Bulgaria and Greece.
  • 1886
    Mount Tarawera in New Zealand erupts, killing 153 people and destroying the famous Pink and White Terraces. Eruptions continue for 3 months creating a large, 17 km long fissure across the mountain peak.
  • 1898
    Spanish–American War: U.S. Marines land on the island of Cuba.
  • 1912
    The Villisca axe murders were discovered in Villisca, Iowa.
  • 1916
    An Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire led by Lawrence of Arabia breaks out.
  • 1918
    The Austro-Hungarian battleship SMS Szent István sinks off the Croatian coast after being torpedoed by an Italian MAS motorboat; the event is recorded by camera from a nearby vessel.
  • 1924
    Fascists kidnap and kill Italian Socialist leader Giacomo Matteotti in Rome.
  • 1925
    Inaugural service for the United Church of Canada, a union of Presbyterian, Methodist, and Congregationalist churches, held in the Toronto Arena.
  • 1935
    Dr. Robert Smith takes his last drink, and Alcoholics Anonymous is founded in Akron, Ohio, United States, by him and Bill Wilson.
  • 1935
    Chaco War ends: A truce is called between Bolivia and Paraguay who had been fighting since 1932.

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