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Events and People Who Made History on July 10

2nd Century

138 - Hardian dies and Antoninus Pius succeeds him as Roman emperor.

6th Century

552 - Origin of Armenian calendar

11th Century

1040 - Lady Godiva rides naked on horseback to force her husband, the Earl of Mercia, to lower taxes

15th Century

1460 - Wars of Roses: Richard of York defeats King Henry VI at Northampton

16th Century

1520 - King Charles V and King Henry VIII signs treaty of Calais
1553 - Lady Jane Grey becomes queen of England
1568 - Battle on Eems: Dutch Water garrison beats Spanish
1584 - Spanish army leader Richebourg conquerors Liefkenshoek, Belgium
1598 - Spanish theater plays "Moros y Los Cristianos" in Rio Grande

17th Century

1609 - Catholic German monarchy forms Catholic League
1627 - English fleet under George Villiers reach La Rochelle
1629 - 1st non-Separatist Congregational Church in U.S. founded (Salem, MA)
1645 - Battle at Langport Somerset: Cromwell's New Model-army beats Royalists
1652 - England declares war on Netherlands
1690 - Battle of Beachy Head-French fleet defeat Anglo-Dutch fleet
1690 - Netherlands-French sea battle at Beachy Head (Cornelis Evertsen)

18th Century

1746 - Bonnie Prince Charlie flees in disguise to Isle of Skye
1762 - Roubiliacs monument for Handel unveiled at Westminster Abbey
1775 - Horatio Gates, issues order excluding blacks from Continental Army
1797 - 1st U.S. frigate, the "United States," is launched in Philadelphia

19th Century

1810 - Emperor Napoleon corpse leaves Netherlands for France
1832 - President Jackson vetoed legislation to re-charter 2nd Bank of US
1847 - Urbain J J Leverrier and John Couch Adams, codiscoverers of Neptune meet for 1st time at home of John Herschel
1850 - Vice President Fillmore becomes President following Zachary Taylor's death
1861 - Lincoln writes to Kentucky's militia and says Union troops will not enter that state
1862 - U.S. begins construction of Central Pacific Railroad
1866 - Indelible pencil patents by Edson P Clark, Northampton, Mass
1873 - French poet Paul Verlaine wounds Arthur Rimbaud with pistol
1884 - 1st Test Cricket to be played at Old Trafford 1st day washed out
1886 - Eruption of Tarawera volcano destroys famous pink and white calcium carbonate hot-spring terraces (North Island, New Zealand)
1886 - George Goldie gets charter for Royal Niger Company
1890 - Wyoming becomes 44th state of U.S., 1st with female suffrage
1892 - 1st concrete-paved street built, Bellefountaine, Ohio
1898 - Jean-Baptiste Marchands expedition reaches Fashoda at White Hippo

20th Century

1905 - Dutch Queen Wilhelmina opens Technical Hague court
1908 - H Kamerlingh Onnes makes helium liquid (-269 degrees C)
1910 - Chicago White Sox Comiskey Park opens, visiting Browns win 2-0
1911 - 105 degrees F (41 degrees C) at North Bridgton, Maine (state record)
1912 - Hannes Kolehmainen runs world record 5000m (14:36.6)
1913 - 134 degrees F (57 degrees C), Greenland Ranch, California (U.S. record)
1913 - Romania declares war on Bulgaria
1914 - Boston Red Sox purchase Babe Ruth from Baltimore Orioles
1915 - British/South African troops march into German SW-Africa
1917 - Emma Goldman imprisoned for obstructing draft
1918 - Russian Soviet Federal Socialist Republic forms
1919 - Dutch 1st Chamber approves woman suffrage
1919 - President Wilson personally delivers Treaty of Versailles to Senate
1920 - Tris Speaker is stopped at 11 consecutive hits by Tom Zachary
1923 - 2-pound hailstones kill 23 and many cattle, Rostov, Russia
1923 - All non-fascist parties dissolved in Italy
1924 - Denmark takes Greenland as Norway ends claim
1924 - Railroad worker strike ends in Amsterdam
1925 - Jury selection took place in John T Scopes evolution trial
1925 - U.S.S.R.'s official news agency TASS forms
1926 - 30th U.S. Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 293 at Scioto CC in Ohio
1926 - Lake Denmark, New Jersey arsenal explodes, kills 21, $75m damage
1928 - Senator Milt Gaston hurls record tying 14-hit shutout
1929 - In game between Pirates and Phillies 9 home runs hit 1 in each inning
1929 - U.S. issues newer, smaller-sized paper currency
1932 - Jack Burnett gets 9 hits, Eddie Rommel relieves in 2nd 18-17 victory in 18 as his A's beats Indians in longest relief job
1933 - 1st police radio system operated, Eastchester Township, New York
1934 - 1st sitting U.S. president to visit South America, Franklin D. Roosevelt in Colombia
1934 - 2nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-7 at Polo Grounds, New York
1934 - Carl Hubbell strikes out Ruth, Gehrig and Foxx in All star game
1936 - 109 degrees F (43 degrees C) Cumberland and Frederick, Maryland (state record)
1936 - 110 degrees F (43 degrees C) at Runyon, New Jersey (state record
1936 - 111 degrees F (44 degrees C) Phoenixville, Pennsylvania (state record)
1936 - 112 degrees F (44 degrees C) at Martinsburg, West Virginia (state record
1936 - New Straits Convention allows Turkish rearmament of Dardanelles
1936 - Phillies Chuck Klein becomes 4th to hit 4 home runs in a game
1937 - Dutch Django Reinhardts "Quintette, premieres in du Hot Club"
1938 - Howard Hughes flies around the world in 91 hours
1938 - "Yankee Clipper" completes 1st passenger flight over Atlantic
1940 - Battle of Britain began as Nazi forces attacked by air, 114 days
1940 - German planes attack British ships in the Canal
1942 - Himmler orders sterilization of all Jewish woman in Ravensbruck Camp
1942 - Netherland's government in exile, London, recognizes Soviet Union
1943 - 6th day of battle at Kursk
1943 - U.S. and Britain invade Sicily in WW II, Operation Husky
1945 - Lieutenant Admiral Marc Mitscher named chief of U.S. Navy staff
1946 - Belgian government of Acker, resigns
1947 - 200 die when train derails and fell into a river in Canton, China
1947 - Cleveland Indian Don Black no-hits Philadelphia A's, 3-0
1948 - "Allegro" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 318 performances
1948 - "Ballet Ballads" closes at Music Box Theater New York City after 62 performances
1948 - "Look Ma, I'm Dancin'" closes at Adelphi Theater New York City after 188 performances
1948 - Lydda Airfield captured by Israeli army
1949 - 1st practical rectangular TV tube announced-Toledo, Oh
1949 - WJAR TV channel 10 in Providence, RI (NBC) begins broadcasting
1950 - "Your Hit Parade" premieres on NBC (later CBS) TV
1951 - 18th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 8-3 at Briggs Stadium, Detroit
1951 - Armistice talks to end Korean conflict began at Kaesong
1953 - 82nd British Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 282 at Carnoustie Dai Rees
1953 - Pravda reports arrest of Beria [affiliate of imperialist]
1956 - 23rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-3 at Griffith Stadium, Washington D.C.
1956 - 650,000 U.S. steel workers go on strike
1956 - U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
1958 - 1st parking meter installed in England (625 installed)
1958 - Ex-king Norodom Sihanoek appointed premier of Cambodia
1960 - Belgium sends troops to Congo
1960 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Youngstown Kitchens (Trumball Golf Open)
1962 - 32nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-1 at D.C. Stadium, Washington
1962 - All star MVP: Maury Wills (Los Angeles Dodgers)
1962 - Martin Luther King, Jr. arrested during demonstration in Georgia
1962 - Telstar, 1st geosynchronous communications satellite, launched
1962 - U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1964 - Jesus Alou is 1st Giant in 40 years to get 6 hits in a game
1964 - Moise Tsjombe becomes premier of Congo
1965 - Beatles' "Beatles' "VI," album goes #1 and stays #1 for 6 weeks
1965 - Rolling Stones score their 1st #1, "I Can't Get No Satisfaction"
1966 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational
1966 - U.S. launches Orbiter 1 to the Moon
1967 - Bobbie Gentry records "Ode to Billie Joe"
1968 - NL announces break into 2 divisions for 1969
1969 - Chilean Association of Librarians created
1971 - 100th British Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots a 278 at Royal Birkdale
1971 - Failed attempt on King Hassan II Shirat Morocco, 101 killed
1972 - Democratic convention opens in Miami Beach Florida, McGovern
1972 - Herd of stampeding elephants kills 24, Chandka Forest India
1973 - Bahamas declares Independence from U.K. and adopts constitution
1974 - OPEC ends oil boycott against Netherlands
1974 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1975 - Cher files for divorce from Gregg Allman, 10 days after they married
1975 - Gladys Knight and Pips Summer Series premieres on NBC-TV
1975 - Test Cricket debut of Graham Gooch, vs. Australia, out for a pair
1976 - 105th British Golf Open: Johnny Miller shoots a 279 at Royal Birkdale
1976 - Chemical factory in Milan explodes (dioxane cloud)
1977 - "Happy End" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City after 75 performances
1977 - Pat Bradley wins LPGA Bankers Trust Golf Classic
1978 - Bloodless military coup in Mauritania, president Moktar flees
1979 - Chuck Berry sentenced to 4 months for $200,000 in tax evasion
1980 - Ayatollah Khomeini releases Iran hostage Richard I. Queen
1980 - Willie Jones hospitalized for heat stroke with record 46.5 degrees C temp
1981 - CERN achieves 1st proton-antiproton beam collision (570 GeV)
1981 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1982 - Miguel Vasquez makes 1st public quadruple somersault on trapeze
1982 - Rangers Larry Parrish hits his 3rd grand slam of the week
1982 - Samuel Morses "Gallery of the Louvre" sells for $3,250,000
1982 - Zimbabwe beats Bermuda by 5 wickets to win ICC Trophy
1985 - Coca-Cola Co announces it will resume selling old formula Coke
1985 - French agents sink Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior
1985 - Playboy publishes full frontal nude pictures of Madonna
1988 - Terry-Jo Myers wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
1989 - Paula Ivan runs female world record 1 mile (4:15.61)
1990 - 61st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-0 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
1990 - All star MVP: Julio Franco (Texas Rangers)
1990 - Andrew Dice Clay cries on Arsenio Hall Show
1990 - Last day of Test Cricket for Richard Hadlee
1991 - Boris Yeltsin sworn in as 1st elected president of Russian Rep
1991 - L'Express Airlines Beechcraft C-99 crashes in Alabama, killing 13
1992 - John Ellis becomes CEO of Seattle Mariners
1992 - Spaceship Giotto, Halley 1986, approaches comet Grigg-Skjellerup
1992 - SuriPop VII, Suriname Popular Song Festival
1992 - U.S. Major Soccer League folds after 14 seasons
1993 - Melchior Ndadaye becomes 1st Hutu Burundi president/Sylvie Kinigi, PM
1993 - Yobes Ondieki runs world record 10km (26:58.38)
1994 - Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian weds Debbie Leavitt
1994 - Fred Norris, from the Howard Stern Show, marries Allison Furman
1994 - "Hedda Gabler" opens at Criterion Theater New York City for 33 performances
1994 - Kelly Robbins wins Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic by Owens-Corning
1994 - Nepal premier Girija Prasadkoirala resigns
1994 - Sonia O'Sullivan runs female world record 2K (5:25.36)
1997 - Hideki Irabu makes his debut as a New York Yankee, he beats Tigers 10-3
1997 - Louise Woodward's trial begins in Massachusetts, Nanny murder trial
1997 - RJR Nabisco announces it will replace Joe Camel in new ads

21st Century

2005 - Luxembourg accepts a referendum on the E.U. constitution


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