June 10 Events in History - June 10 Birthdays - June 10 Deaths
2015 Juan Felipe Herrera, age 66, has been named by U.S. Congress as this year's national poet laureate; Herrera, who is the first Latino to be given the title, has served for the past three years as California poet laureate
2014 Donald Sterling, the owner of the L.A. Clippers who was banned from the NBA after racist remarks, has changed his mind on allowing sale of the team to Microsoft ex-CEO Steve Balmer; instead, Sterling has revived his $1 billion lawsuit agains the NBA
2014 Reports of delays at U.S. Veterans Administration facilities has created temporary unity in Congress as lawmakers seek to address the scandal; thousands of veterans have waited at least three months to see a doctor; many have never been seen at all
2013 German authorities are forced to evacuate 10 villages as heavy rains swell the Elbe River, breaching its banks
2013 Heavy monsoon rains cause the collapse of a partially-finished building on a residential block in Mumbai, India
2012 Clashes between Buddhists and Muslims occurs in western Burma, causing the area to declare a state of emergency
2012 Twenty inches of rainfall in Escambia County, Florida damages roadways and bridges, and leaving parts of the Florida Panhandle and coastal Alabama under water
2011 South Korea's Central Bank raises its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points, to 3.25 percent
2011 A report submitted to the United Nations states Iran has been caught attempting to transfer weaponry to terrorists including Hamas and the Taliban 10 times
2010 Russia announces its plan to sell Iran S-300 ground-to-air missiles, claiming that new U.N. sanctions do not cover stationary air defense weaponry
2000 Stanley Cup Finals, New Jersey Devils beat Dallas Stars 4 games to 2
1997 Feng Yun-2B Long March 3 Launch (China), Successful
1997 Kevin Brown of Florida Marlins no hits San Francisco Giants 9-0
1996 30th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson
1996 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Toledo, Ohio on WBUZ 106.5 FM
1996 Intel releases 200 mhz pentium chip
1996 Stanley Cup: Colorado Avalanche sweep Florida Panthers in 4 games
1996 Colorado Avalanche sweeps Florida Panthers by winning 1-0 in 6 periods
1995 "Month in the Country" closes at Roundabout Theater New York City after 79 performances
1995 127th Belmont: Gary Stevens aboard Thunder Gulch wins in 2:32
1995 65th French Womens Tennis: Steffi Graff beats A.S. Vicario (76 46 60)
1995 Orioles Jeff Manto, hits his 4th consecutive homer
1994 Biggest European clock ever (9100 kg/(237) 2.5 m) at Aarle-Rixtel
1994 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1994 Jennifer Capriati, tennis ace, checks out of drug abuse clinic
1993 "She Loves Me" opens at Criterion Theater New York City for 61 performances
1992 "Price" opens at Criterion Theater New York City for 47 performances
1992 Intelsat K launched
1991 "Twin Peaks" airs on ABC-TV
1991 25th Music City News Country Awards: Ricky Van Shelton
1991 Mother of All Parades - New York City welcomes desert storm troops
1991 South Florida and Denver picked for 1993 NL franchises
1990 "Accomplice" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater New York City after 52 performances
1990 "Meet Me in St. Louis" closes at Gershwin Theater New York City after 253 performances
1990 60th French Mens Tennis: Andres Gomez beats A Agassi (63 26 64 64)
1990 8th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Jack Nicklaus
1990 Burger King begins using Newman's Own Salad Dressing
1990 Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers for 1st time since 1974 in Portland
1990 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
1990 Rap group 2 Live crew members arrested in Florida for obscenity
1989 "Tales From The Crypt," TV Anthology, debuts on HBO
1989 121st Belmont: Pat Day aboard Easy Goer wins in 2:26
1989 59th French Womens Tennis: A Sanchez Vicario beats S Graf (76 36 75) favored Steffi Graf, also 1st Spaniard to win a grand slam title
1988 Greatest number of participants, 31,678, on a bicycle tour, London
1987 Discovery's SRBs and External Tank are mated
1986 A. Bartlett Giamatti becomes president of baseball's NL
1985 19th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers, B Mandrell
1985 Claus von Bulow acquitted on charges he tried to murder his wife
1985 Coca Cola announces they'd bring back their 99-year-old formula
1985 French agents blow up Greenpeace boat Rainbow Warrior near New Zealand
1984 38th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 3
1984 54th French Men Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats John McEnroe (36 26 64 75 75)
1984 Ivan Lendl wins French Open, his 1st grand slam title
1984 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA McDonald's Kids Golf Classic
1984 U.S. missile shot down an incoming missile in space for 1st time
1984 Zhu Jian Hua of China high jumps a record 7'10" (2.39m)
1982 "Taxi," last airs on ABC, moves to NBC in the fall
1982 Battle of Sultan Yakoub - 3 IDF members captured
1982 Israeli troops reach outskirts of Beirut
1982 John N McMahon replaces Bobby R Inman becomes deputy director of CIA
1981 IRA's Joseph Doherty escapes from Crumlin Road Jail
1981 Pete Rose ties Stan Musial's NL record of 3,630 hits
1981 Sebastian Coe of England sets 800m record (1:41.73) in Florence
1981 Seven Brothers Square in Bronx named honoring 7 Santini Bro Moving Co
1979 25th LPGA Championship won by Donna Caponi Young
1979 49th French Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Victor Pecci (63 61 67 64)
1979 Baltimore Orioles pull their 8th triple play, 5-4-3 vs. Cleveland
1979 Pope John Paul II visits Poland
1978 110th Belmont: Steve Cauthen aboard Affirmed wins in 2:26.8
1978 Yankees trade Ken Holzman for Ron Davis
1977 Apple Computer ships its 1st Apple II
1977 James Earl Ray (Martin Luther King's killer) escapes from prison
1976 49th National Spelling Bee: Tim Kneale wins spelling narcolepsy
1976 67,000 fans attends Wings concert at Seattle's Kingdome
1975 Rockefeller panel reports on 300,000 illegal CIA files on Americans
1975 Yankees sponsor Army Day at temporary home, Shea Stadium during 21-gun salute, part of fence is blown away, and another part is set afire
1974 Mike Schmidt hits a ball off public address speaker on Astrodome roof
1974 Rumor's government in Italy resigns
1973 19th LPGA Championship won by Mary Mills
1973 NASA launches Radio Astronomy Explorer 49 into lunar orbit
1972 104th Belmont: Ron Turcotte aboard Riva Ridge wins in 2:28
1972 Elvis Presley records a live album at New York's Madison Square Garden
1972 Hank Aaron's grandslammer (14) ties him for NL lead with Gil Hodges and moves him ahead of Willie Mays as #2 home run hitter (649)
1971 11 die in a train crash in Salem, Illinois
1971 44th National Spelling Bee: Jonathan Knisely wins spelling shalloon
1968 "Danny Thomas Hour," last airs on NBC-TV
1968 AL games at Baltimore and Chicago postponed honoring Robert Kennedy
1968 KCFW TV channel 9 in Kalispell, Montana (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
1968 WHTV (now WTZH) TV channel 24 in Meridian, MS (NBC/CBS) 1st broadcast
1967 15,000 attend Fantasy Faire and Magic Mountain Music Festival, California
1967 Israel, Syria, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt end "6-Day War" with United Nations help
1967 U.S.S.R. drops diplomatic relations with Israel
1966 Beatles "Paperback Writer" is released in U.K.
1966 Beatles record "Rain," 1st to use reverse tapes
1966 Cleveland Indian Sonny Siebert no-hits Washington Senator, 2-0
1966 Janis Joplin's 1st live concert, Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco
1966 Mamas and Papas win gold record for "Monday, Monday"
1964 Rolling Stones record their 12x5 album at Chess Studios in Chicago
1964 Southern Democrats filibuster on civil rights bill ends; cloture invoked
1963 John F. Kennedy signs law for equal pay for equal work for men and women
1962 A record 54 home runs hit in baseball
1962 Igor Ter-Ovanesyan of U.S.S.R., sets then long jump record at 27' 3"
1962 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Austin Civitan Golf Tournament
1959 Rocky Colovito hits 4 consecutive home runs in 1 game
1957 3rd LPGA Championship won by Louise Suggs
1957 Harold MacMillan becomes British PM
1957 John Diefenbacker (C) elected Prime Minister of Canada
1956 16th modern Olympiad equestrian events open in Stockholm
1956 Marlene Bauer Hagge wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
1955 1st separation of virus into component parts reported
1955 KWEX TV channel 41 in San Antonio, Texas (IND) begins broadcasting
1954 KQED TV channel 9 in SF, California (PBS) begins broadcasting
1954 PBS reaches SF: KQED (Channel 9) starts broadcasting
1952 Chicago White Sox Sam Mele is 6th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (4th)
1952 St. Louis Browns fire manager Rogers Hornsby
1950 50th U.S. Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 287 at Merion Golf Club PA
1950 82nd Belmont: William Boland aboard Middleground wins in 2:28.6
1950 Germany doesn't annex Oder-Neissegrens
1949 Istvan Dobi becomes Hungarian premier
1946 Italian Republic established
1946 Rear Admiral Sidney W Souers, USNR, ends term as 1st director of CIA Lieutenant General Hoyt S Vandenberg, USA, becomes 2nd director of CIA
1945 U.S. destroyer William D. Porter ("Willie Dee") sunk by kamikaze
1944 Joe Nuxhall, 15, of Cincinnati Reds is youngest player in major league
1944 Nazi murders in Oradour-sur-Glane, France
1943 Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes 1st U.S. President to visit a foreign country during wartime
1942 Massacre at Lidice (Czechoslovakia), Gestapo kills 173
1942 Nazis burn village of Lidice Bohemia, as reprisal of killing Heydrich
1940 French government moves to Bordeaux
1940 German "Dutch Q-ship Atlantis" sinks Norwegian tanker
1940 German 5th Armour division occupies Rouen
1940 Italy declares war on France and Britain during WW II
1938 Charlie Barnett makes 98 by lunch vs. Australia at Trent Bridge
1935 Dr. Robert Smith and William Wilson of Akron form Alcoholics Anonymous
1934 Italy beats Czechoslovakia 2-1 (OT) in soccer's 2nd World Cup at Rome
1934 U.S.S.R. and Romania regain diplomatic relations
1933 37th U.S. Golf Open: Johnny Goodman shoots a 287 at North Shore Ill
1933 65th Belmont: Mack Garner aboard Hurryoff wins in 2:32.6
1932 1st demonstration of artificial lightning Pittsfield Mass
1932 67th British Golf Open: Gene Sarazen shoots a 283 at Prince's England
1931 Norway occupies East-Greenland
1930 Winnipeg Rugby Football Club forms
1926 Phillies Russ Wrightstone hits for the cycle
1924 1st political convention broadcast on radio - Republicans at Cleveland
1922 54th Belmont: C H Miller aboard Pillory wins in 2:18.8
1921 Babe Ruth becomes all time home run champ with number 120, Gavvy Cravath
1917 60,000 people of Petrograd welcome Prince Kropotkin, banned 41 years
1917 Limburgse mine workers strike
1916 48th Belmont: E Haynes aboard Friar Rock wins in 2:22
1916 Great Arab Revolt begin
1915 British and French troops conquer German colony of Cameroon
1915 Girl Scouts founded
1911 Queen Wilhelmina opens Rembrandt house in Amsterdam
1908 1st flying club, Aeronautical Society of New York, opens
1905 1st forest fire lookout tower placed in operation, Greenville, Maine
1902 Patent for window envelope granted to H F Callahan
1899 Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks forms in Cincinnati
1898 U.S. Marines land in Cuba, during Spanish-American War
1893 27th Belmont: Willie Simms aboard Commanche wins in 1:53
1892 Wilbert Robinson sets record by going 7-for-7 in a 9-inning game
1891 25th Belmont: Ed Garrison aboard Foxford wins in 2:08.75
1890 24th Belmont: Pike Barnes aboard Burlington wins in 2:07.75
1882 Anti-colonization mass society of Alexandria Egypt kills 50 Europeans
1880 Charlie Jones becomes 1st to hit 2 home runs in 1 inning
1876 10th Belmont: William Donohue aboard Algerine wins in 2:40
1871 5th Belmont: W Miller aboard Harry Basset wins in 2:56
1869 'Agnes' arrives in New Orleans with 1st ever shipment of frozen beef
1868 2nd Belmont: Bobby Swim aboard General Duke wins in 3:02
1865 Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde" 1st performance Munich Germany
1864 Battle of Kellar's Bridge Kentucky, Licking River
1864 Battle of Waynesboro, Virginia
1863 Battle of Brice's Crossroads, Miss; Forrest w/3500 defeats 8000 Feds
1861 Battle of Big Bethel Virginia (Bethel Church, Great Bethal)-Union retreats
1857 England passes an act putting Canada on the decimal currency system
1854 Georg F B Reiman proposes that space is curved
1850 Millard Fillmore sworn-in as president of U.S. (replacing Taylor)
1848 1st telegraph link between New York City and Chicago
1848 Battle at Vicenza: Austrians beat Sardinia-Piemonte
1847 Chicago Tribune begins publishing
1846 Robert Thomson obtains an English patent on a rubber tire
1834 HMS Beagle with Charles Darwin sails Pacific Ocean
1826 Sultan Mahmud II rebellious elite corp, slaughter 20,000 in Turkey
1818 Pesaro opera theater opens with Rossini's "La gaza ladra"
1809 1st U.S. steamboat to a make an ocean voyage leaves New York for Philadelphia
1801 Tripoli declares war on U.S. for refusing tribute
1794 Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, forms
1794 France revolutionary regime begins trials
1793 1st public zoo opens in Paris
1793 Washington replaced Philadelphia as U.S. capital
1776 Continental Congress appoints a committee to write a Declaration of Independence
1772 Burning of Gaspee, British revenue cutter, by Rhode Islanders
1761 Puritan version of "Othello" opens in Newport Rhode Island
1760 New York passes 1st effective law regulating practice of medicine
1752 Ben Franklin's kite is struck by lightning-what a shock!
1720 Mrs. Clements of England markets 1st paste-style mustard
1682 Tornado in Connecticut uproots a 3' diameter oak tree
1652 In Boston, John Hull opens the 1st mint in America
1648 Moscow's people uprise against regent Boris Morozov
1639 1st American log cabin at Fort Christina (Wilmington Delaware)
1627 Piet Heyn conquerors 38 ships at bay of Salvador
1624 Netherlands and France sign anti-Spanish Treaty of Compiegne
1610 1st Dutch settlers arrive, from New Jersey, to colonize Manhattan Island
1605 Valse Dimitri crowned Russian tsar for 1st time
1540 Thomas Cromwell arrested in Westminister
1538 Catholic German monarchy signs League of Neurenberg
1358 French boer leader Guillaume Cale captured