10 JULY
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • John Calvin, 1509
  • Camille Pissarro, 1830
  • Finley Peter Dunne, 1867
  • Marcel Proust, 1871
  • John Gilbert, 1897
  • Don (Mr. Wizard) Herbert, 1917
  • David Brinkley, 1920
  • Jake LaMotta, 1921
  • Jean Kerr, 1923
  • Fred Gwynne, 1926
  • David Dinkins, 1927
  • Jerry Herman, 1933
  • Arthur Ashe, 1943
  • Virginia Wade, 1945
  • Arlo Guthrie, 1947
  • Jessica Simpson, 1980

Died On This Day:

  • Roman Emperor Hadrian, AD 138
  • King Canute IV Denmark, 1086
  • Henry II France, 1559
  • Theodore II Russia, 1605
  • Thomas Wedgewood, 1805
  • Louis Daguerre, 1851
  • Paul Morphy, 1884
  • Jelly Roll Morton, 1941
  • Lucien Pissarro, 1944
  • Sholem Asch, 1957
  • John D. Rockefeller III killed, 1978
  • Arthur Fiedler, 1979
  • Mel Blanc, 1989
  • Roland Petit, 2011
  • Omar Sharif, 2015

Today's Events:

  • 48 BC - Julius Caesar loses 1,000 men to Pompey's army at the Battle of Dyrrachium and flees to Thessaly.
  • 1220 - London Bridge collapses during fire in which 3,000 die.
  • 1460 - Yorkist defeat Lancastrians at Northampton and capture King Henry VI.
  • 1553 - Lady Jane Grey crowned Queen of England; to reign for only nine days.
  • 1790 - House of Representatives approves move of nation's capital from New York to Philadelphia.
  • 1866 - Edson P. Clark receives patent on indelible pencil.
  • 1890 - Wyoming becomes 44th state admitted to Union.
  • 1900 - Paris Metro opens.
  • 1925 - Soviet news agency Tass established.
  • 1925 - Scopes 'Monkey Trial' begins; teacher charged with violating state law against teaching evolution.
  • 1928 - First color motion pictures exhibited by George Eastman at Rochester, N.Y.
  • 1940 - The Battle of Britain begins when 70 German bombers attack docks in South Wales; Luftwaffe bombs continue for 114 days.
  • 1941 - Poles (not Nazis!) wipe out 1,600 Jews in farm village of Jedwabne.
  • 1958 - First purges of the Chinese cultural revolution.
  • 1962 - Telstar communications satellite launched making live TV transmissions across Atlantic possible.
  • 1985 - Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior sabotaged and sunk in Auckland, N.Z harbor by French govt. agents.
  • 1985 - Coca-Cola company brings back old Coke as Coke Classic to please critics of new formula.
  • 2002 - Rubens 'Massacre of the Innocents' sells for all time record of £49.5 million at Sotheby's London.
  • 2011 - The News of the World, Britain's best-selling 168 year-old Sunday paper, publishes last issue after phone hacking scandal scares off advertisers.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Antony of the Caves
  • Alexander (and the six other sons of St. Felicity)
  • Amalburga

Holiday:

  • Independence Day Bahamas (1973)
  • Mongolia (1921)

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • JAGANNATH, RATHA YATRA, Hindu Festival of Car Procession of Vishnu
  • CHI HSI, Festival of the Milky Way in China (seventh day of the seventh moon)
  • CHUNG YÜAN, Festival of the Dead in China (fifteenth day of the seventh moon)
  • NAGA PANCHAMI, Hindu Festival of the Serpent God
  • RAKHI, Hindu Festival to Pledge Protection
  • CHUNG-CH'IU, Mid-autumn festival, Harvest or Moon Festival (fifteenth day of the eighth moon)
  • TISH'AH B'AB (Jewish) Anniversary of fall of Jerusalem and destruction of first & 2nd temples Ab 9
  • NEBUTA, Japanese Festival at peak of summer to drive off lethargy
  • SOMA NOMAOI, Japanese Festival of samurai equestrian displays

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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