July 10 Events in History - July 10 Birthdays - July 10 Deaths
2015 The Confederate flag is removed from the South Carolina capitol grounds after the state government enacted a law to permanently remove it; the flag, part of U.S. Civil War history, is viewed by many as a symbol of racism
2014 Mobile game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood is now one of the top three downloads in the free app category of the Apple App store in the U.S.; the game was released a little over two weeks ago
2014 Labor unions of workers in the public sector went on strike across the U.K. to protest wage increases below the rate of inflation; unions claim that over one million workers participated
2013 Apple Inc., may incur significant damages after a U.S. district court rules the company conspired to fix the prices of eBooks
2013 Boston Marathon Bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appears for the first time in court since his arrest April 19; he pleads not guilty to 30 charges, including using a weapon of mass destruction
2012 Hearings are delayed for the U.S. extradition of Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom over concerns about the search and seizure of documents
2012 France O'Grady is appointed the first female General Secretary by Britain's Trade Union Congress
2011 Australia's Prime Minster Julia Gillard introduces details of plan to implement a carbon tax
2011 In the Volga River near Bolgar, Russia, cruise ship Bulgaria sinks; 110 people drown and 80 are rescued alive
2010 The largest manhunt in U.K. recent history ends when gunman Raoul Moat shoots and kills himself in a 6-hour standoff with police
2005 Luxembourg accepts a referendum on the E.U. constitution
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
1994 "Hedda Gabler" opens at Criterion Theater New York City for 33 performances
1994 Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian weds Debbie Leavitt
1994 Fred Norris, from the Howard Stern Show, marries Allison Furman
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)
1993 Melchior Ndadaye becomes 1st Hutu Burundi president/Sylvie Kinigi, PM
1993 Yobes Ondieki runs world record 10km (26:58.38)
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
1991 Boris Yeltsin sworn in as 1st elected president of Russian Rep
1991 L'Express Airlines Beechcraft C-99 crashes in Alabama, killing 13
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
1989 Paula Ivan runs female world record 1 mile (4:15.61)
1988 Terry-Jo Myers wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
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
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
1981 CERN achieves 1st proton-antiproton beam collision (570 GeV)
1981 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1980 Ayatollah Khomeini releases Iran hostage Richard I. Queen
1980 Willie Jones hospitalized for heat stroke with record 46.5 degrees C temp
1979 Chuck Berry sentenced to 4 months for $200,000 in tax evasion
1978 Bloodless military coup in Mauritania, president Moktar flees
1977 "Happy End" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City after 75 performances
1977 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Bankers Trust Golf Classic
1976 105th British Golf Open: Johnny Miller shoots a 279 at Royal Birkdale
1976 Chemical factory in Milan explodes (dioxane cloud)
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
1974 OPEC ends oil boycott against Netherlands
1974 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1973 Bahamas declares Independence from U.K. and adopts constitution
1972 Democratic convention opens in Miami Beach Florida, McGovern
1972 Herd of stampeding elephants kills 24, Chandka Forest India
1971 100th British Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots a 278 at Royal Birkdale
1971 Failed attempt on King Hassan II Shirat Morocco, 101 killed
1969 Chilean Association of Librarians created
1968 NL announces break into 2 divisions for 1969
1967 Bobbie Gentry records "Ode to Billie Joe"
1966 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational
1966 U.S. launches Orbiter 1 to the Moon
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"
1964 Jesus Alou is 1st Giant in 40 years to get 6 hits in a game
1964 Moise Tsjombe becomes premier of Congo
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
1960 Belgium sends troops to Congo
1960 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Youngstown Kitchens (Trumball Golf Open)
1958 1st parking meter installed in England (625 installed)
1958 Ex-king Norodom Sihanoek appointed premier of Cambodia
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
1953 82nd British Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 282 at Carnoustie Dai Rees
1953 Pravda reports arrest of Beria [affiliate of imperialist]
1951 18th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 8-3 at Briggs Stadium, Detroit
1951 Armistice talks to end Korean conflict began at Kaesong
1950 "Your Hit Parade" premieres on NBC (later CBS) TV
1949 1st practical rectangular TV tube announced-Toledo, Oh
1949 WJAR TV channel 10 in Providence, RI (NBC) begins broadcasting
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
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
1946 Belgian government of Acker, resigns
1945 Lieutenant Admiral Marc Mitscher named chief of U.S. Navy staff
1943 6th day of battle at Kursk
1943 U.S. and Britain invade Sicily in WW II, Operation Husky
1942 Himmler orders sterilization of all Jewish woman in Ravensbruck Camp
1942 Netherland's government in exile, London, recognizes Soviet Union
1940 Battle of Britain began as Nazi forces attacked by air, 114 days
1940 German planes attack British ships in the Canal
1938 "Yankee Clipper" completes 1st passenger flight over Atlantic
1938 Howard Hughes flies around the world in 91 hours
1937 Dutch Django Reinhardts "Quintette, premieres in du Hot Club"
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
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
1933 1st police radio system operated, Eastchester Township, New York
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
1929 In game between Pirates and Phillies 9 home runs hit 1 in each inning
1929 U.S. issues newer, smaller-sized paper currency
1928 Senator Milt Gaston hurls record tying 14-hit shutout
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
1925 Jury selection took place in John T Scopes evolution trial
1925 U.S.S.R.'s official news agency TASS forms
1924 Denmark takes Greenland as Norway ends claim
1924 Railroad worker strike ends in Amsterdam
1923 2-pound hailstones kill 23 and many cattle, Rostov, Russia
1923 All non-fascist parties dissolved in Italy
1920 Tris Speaker is stopped at 11 consecutive hits by Tom Zachary
1919 Dutch 1st Chamber approves woman suffrage
1919 President Wilson personally delivers Treaty of Versailles to Senate
1918 Russian Soviet Federal Socialist Republic forms
1917 Emma Goldman imprisoned for obstructing draft
1915 British/South African troops march into German SW-Africa
1914 Boston Red Sox purchase Babe Ruth from Baltimore Orioles
1913 134 degrees F (57 degrees C), Greenland Ranch, California (U.S. record)
1913 Romania declares war on Bulgaria
1912 Hannes Kolehmainen runs world record 5000m (14:36.6)
1911 105 degrees F (41 degrees C) at North Bridgton, Maine (state record)
1910 Chicago White Sox Comiskey Park opens, visiting Browns win 2-0
1908 H Kamerlingh Onnes makes helium liquid (-269 degrees C)
1905 Dutch Queen Wilhelmina opens Technical Hague court
1898 Jean-Baptiste Marchands expedition reaches Fashoda at White Hippo
1892 1st concrete-paved street built, Bellefountaine, Ohio
1890 Wyoming becomes 44th state of U.S., 1st with female suffrage
1886 George Goldie gets charter for Royal Niger Company
1886 Eruption of Tarawera volcano destroys famous pink and white calcium carbonate hot-spring terraces (North Island, New Zealand)
1884 1st Test Cricket to be played at Old Trafford 1st day washed out
1873 French poet Paul Verlaine wounds Arthur Rimbaud with pistol
1866 Indelible pencil patents by Edson P Clark, Northampton, Mass
1862 U.S. begins construction of Central Pacific Railroad
1861 Lincoln writes to Kentucky's militia and says Union troops will not enter that state
1850 Vice President Fillmore becomes President following Zachary Taylor's death
1847 Urbain J J Leverrier and John Couch Adams, codiscoverers of Neptune meet for 1st time at home of John Herschel
1832 President Jackson vetoed legislation to re-charter 2nd Bank of US
1810 Emperor Napoleon corpse leaves Netherlands for France
1797 1st U.S. frigate, the "United States," is launched in Philadelphia
1775 Horatio Gates, issues order excluding blacks from Continental Army
1762 Roubiliacs monument for Handel unveiled at Westminster Abbey
1746 Bonnie Prince Charlie flees in disguise to Isle of Skye
1690 Battle of Beachy Head-French fleet defeat Anglo-Dutch fleet
1690 Netherlands-French sea battle at Beachy Head (Cornelis Evertsen)
1652 England declares war on Netherlands
1645 Battle at Langport Somerset: Cromwell's New Model-army beats Royalists
1629 1st non-Separatist Congregational Church in U.S. founded (Salem, MA)
1627 English fleet under George Villiers reach La Rochelle
1609 Catholic German monarchy forms Catholic League
1598 Spanish theater plays "Moros y Los Cristianos" in Rio Grande
1584 Spanish army leader Richebourg conquerors Liefkenshoek, Belgium
1568 Battle on Eems: Dutch Water garrison beats Spanish
1553 Lady Jane Grey becomes queen of England
1520 King Charles V and King Henry VIII signs treaty of Calais
1460 Wars of Roses: Richard of York defeats King Henry VI at Northampton
1040 Lady Godiva rides naked on horseback to force her husband, the Earl of Mercia, to lower taxes
552 Origin of Armenian calendar