Famous Events on this Day in History, June 10:1190 - Third Crusade: Frederick I Barbarossa drowns in the Sally River while leading an army to Jerusalem.
1358 - French boer leader Guillaume Cale captured
1538 - Catholic German monarchy signs League of Neurenberg
1539 - Council of Trent: Paul III sends out letters to his bishops, delaying the Council due to war and the difficulty bishops had traveling to Venice.
1540 - Thomas Cromwell arrested in Westminister
1605 - Valse Dimitri crowned Russian tsar for 1st time
1610 - 1st Dutch settlers arrive (from NJ), to colonize Manhattan Island
1619 - Thirty Years' War: Battle of Záblatí, a turning point in the Bohemian Revolt.
1624 - Netherlands & France sign anti-Spanish Treaty of Compiègne
1627 - Piet Heyn conquerors 38 ships at bay of Salvador
1639 - 1st American log cabin at Fort Christina (Wilmington Delaware)
1648 - Moscow's people uprise against regent Boris Morozov
1652 - In Boston, John Hull opens the 1st mint in America
1682 - Tornado in Connecticut uproots a 3' diameter oak tree
1719 - Jacobite Rising: Battle of Glen Shiel.
1720 - Mrs Clements of England markets 1st paste-style mustard
1752 - Ben Franklin's kite is struck by lightning-what a shock!
1760 - NY passes 1st effective law regulating practice of medicine
1761 - Puritan version of "Othello" opens in Newport Rhode Island
1772 - Burning of Gaspée, British revenue cutter, by Rhode Islanders
1776 - Continental Congress appoints a committee to write a Decl of Ind
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 - 1st public zoo opens in Paris
1793 - Washington replaced Philadelphia as US capital
1794 - Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Phila, forms
1794 - France revolutionary regime begins trials
1801 - Tripoli declares war on US for refusing tribute
1805 - First Barbary War: Yussif Karamanli signs a treaty ending hostilities with the United States.
1809 - 1st US steamboat to a make an ocean voyage leaves NY for Phila
1818 - Pesaro opera theater opens with Rossini's "La gaza ladra"
1826 - Sultan Mahmud II rebellious elite corp, slaughter 20,000 in Turkey
1829 - The first Boat Race between the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge takes place.
1834 - HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin sails Pacific Ocean
1838 - Myall Creek Massacre in Australia: 28 Aboriginal Australians are murdered.
1846 - Robert Thomson obtains an English patent on a rubber tire
1847 - Chicago Tribune begins publishing
1848 - 1st telegraph link between NYC & Chicago
1848 - Battle at Vicenza: Austrians beat Sardinia-Piemonte
1850 - Millard Fillmore sworn-in as president of US (replacing Taylor)
1854 - Georg F B Reiman proposes that space is curved
1854 - The first class of the United States Naval Academy students graduate.
1857 - England passes an act putting Canada on the decimal currency system
1861 - Battle of Big Bethel VA (Bethel Church, Great Bethal)-Union retreats
1863 - Battle of Brice's Crossroads, Miss; Forrest w/3500 defeats 8000 Feds
1864 - Battle of Kellar's Bridge KY (Licking River)
1864 - Battle of Waynesboro VA
1865 - Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde" 1st performance Munich Germany
1868 - 2nd Belmont: Bobby Swim aboard General Duke wins in 3:02
1869 - 'Agnes'arrives in New Orleans with 1st ever shipment of frozen beef
1871 - 5th Belmont: W Miller aboard Harry Basset wins in 2:56
1871 - Sinmiyangyo: Captain McLane Tilton leads 109 Marines in naval attack on Han River forts on Kanghwa Island, Korea.
1876 - 10th Belmont: William Donohue aboard Algerine wins in 2:40.5
1880 - Charlie Jones becomes 1st to hit 2 HRs in 1 inning
1882 - Anti-colonization mass society of Alexandria Egypt kills 50 Europeans
1890 - 24th Belmont: Pike Barnes aboard Burlington wins in 2:07.75
1891 - 25th Belmont: Ed Garrison aboard Foxford wins in 2:08.75
1892 - Wilbert Robinson sets record by going 7-for-7 in a 9-inning game
1893 - 27th Belmont: Willie Simms aboard Commanche wins in 1:53.25
1898 - US Marines land in Cuba, during Spanish-American War
1899 - Improved Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks forms in Cincinnati
1902 - Patent for window envelope granted to H F Callahan
1905 - 1st forest fire lookout tower placed in operation, Greenville, Me
1908 - 1st flying club, Aeronautical Society of NY, opens
1911 - Queen Wilhelmina opens Rembrandt house in Amsterdam
1915 - British/French troops conquer German colony of Cameroon
1915 - Girl Scouts founded
1916 - 48th Belmont: E Haynes aboard Friar Rock wins in 2:22
1916 - Great Arab Revolt begin
1917 - 60,000 people of Petrograd welcome Prince Kropotkin (banned 41 years)
1917 - Limburgse mine workers strike
1921 - Babe Ruth becomes all time HR champ with #120 (Gavvy Cravath)
1922 - 54th Belmont: C H Miller aboard Pillory wins in 2:18.8
1924 - 1st political convention broadcast on radio-Republicans at Cleveland
1925 - Inaugural service for the United Church of Canada, a union of Presbyterian, Methodist, and Congregationalist churches held in Toronto Arena.
1926 - Phillies Russ Wrightstone hits for the cycle
1930 - Winnipeg Rugby Football Club forms
1931 - Norway occupies East-Greenland
1932 - 1st demonstration of artificial lightning Pittsfield Mass
1932 - 67th British Golf Open: Gene Sarazen shoots a 283 at Prince's England
1933 - 37th US Golf Open: Johnny Goodman shoots a 287 at North Shore Ill
1933 - 65th Belmont: Mack Garner aboard Hurryoff wins in 2:32.6
1934 - Italy beats Czechoslovakia 2-1 (OT) in soccer's 2nd World Cup at Rome
1934 - USSR & Romania regain diplomatic relations
1935 - Dr Robert Smith & William Wilson of Akron form Alcoholics Anonymous
1938 - Charlie Barnett makes 98 by lunch v Australia at Trent Bridge
1939 - Barney Bear, cartoon character, by MGM, debuts
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 & Britain during WW II
1940 - Norway surrenders to nazis
1940 - World War II: Canada declares war on Italy.
1942 - Massacre at Lidice (Czechoslovakia), Gestapo kills 173
1942 - Nazis burn village of Lidice Bohemia, as reprisal of killing Heydrich
1943 - FDR becomes 1st US pres to visit a foreign country during wartime
1943 - FDR signs withholding tax bill into law (this is W-2 Day!)
1944 - Joe Nuxhall at 15 becomes youngest ML baseball player
1944 - Joe Nuxhall, 15, of Cin Reds is youngest player in major league
1944 - Nazi murders in Oradour-sur-Glane, France
1944 - World War II: In Distomo, Boeotia Prefecture, Greece 218 men, women and children are massacred by German troops.
1945 - US destroyer William D Porter ("Willie Dee") sunk by kamikaze
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
1947 - Saab produces its first automobile.
1949 - Istvan Dobi becomes Hungarian premier
1950 - 50th US 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
1952 - Chic White Sox Sam Mele is 6th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (4th)
1952 - Pres Truman desires nationalizing steel industry
1952 - St Louis Browns fire manager Rogers Hornsby
1954 - KQED TV channel 9 in SF, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1954 - PBS reaches SF: KQED (Channel 9) starts broadcasting
1955 - 1st separation of virus into component parts reported
1955 - KWEX TV channel 41 in San Antonio, TX (IND) begins broadcasting
1956 - 16th modern Olympiad equestrian events open in Stockholm
1956 - Marlene Bauer Hagge wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
1957 - 3rd LPGA Championship won by Louise Suggs
1957 - Harold MacMillan becomes British PM
1957 - John Diefenbacker (C) elected PM of Canada
1959 - Rocky Colovito hits 4 consecutive HRs in 1 game
1962 - A record 54 home runs hit in baseball
1962 - Igor Ter-Ovanesyan of USSR, sets then long jump record at 27' 3½"
1962 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Austin Civitan Golf Tournament
1963 - JFK signs law for equal pay for equal work for men & women
1964 - Rolling Stones record their 12x5 album at Chess Studios in Chicago
1964 - Southern filibuster on civil rights bill ends; cloture invoked
1965 - Vietnam War: The Battle of Dong Xoai begins.
1966 - Beatles "Paperback Writer" is released in UK
1966 - Beatles record "Rain," 1st to use reverse tapes
1966 - Cleve Indian Sonny Siebert no-hits Wash Senator, 2-0
1966 - Janis Joplin's 1st live concert (Avalon Ballroom in SF)
1966 - Mamas & Papas win gold record for "Monday, Monday"
1967 - 15,000 attend Fantasy Faire & Magic Mountain Music Festival, Calif
1967 - Israel, Syria, Jordan, Iraq & Egypt end "6-Day War" with UN help
1967 - USSR drops diplomatic relations with Israel
1967 - Argentina becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
1968 - "Danny Thomas Hour," last airs on NBC-TV
1968 - AL games at Balt & Chicago postponed honoring Robert Kennedy
1968 - KCFW TV channel 9 in Kalispell, MT (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
1968 - WHTV (now WTZH) TV channel 24 in Meridian, MS (NBC/CBS) 1st broadcast
1971 - 11 die in a train crash in Salem Ill
1971 - 44th National Spelling Bee: Jonathan Knisely wins spelling shalloon
1972 - 104th Belmont: Ron Turcotte aboard Riva Ridge wins in 2:28
1972 - Elvis Presley records a live album at NY's Madison Square Garden
1972 - Hank Aaron's grandslammer (14) ties him for NL lead with Gil Hodges & moves him ahead of Willie Mays as #2 HR hitter (649)
1973 - 19th LPGA Championship won by Mary Mills
1973 - NASA launches Radio Astronomy Explorer 49 into lunar orbit
1974 - Mike Schmidt hits a ball off public address speaker on Astrodome roof
1974 - Rumor's govt in Italy resigns
1974 - Brandon Ramirez, noted visionary and graphics designer born in TJ, Mexico. Known as the father of Rambo the next generation.
1975 - Rockefeller panel reports on 300,000 illegal CIA files on Americans
1975 - Yanks sponsor Army Day at temporary home, Shea Stadium during 21-gun salute, part of fence is blown away, & another part is set afire
1976 - 49th National Spelling Bee: Tim Kneale wins spelling narcolepsy
1976 - 67,000 fans attends Wings concert at Seattle's Kingdome
1977 - Apple Computer ships its 1st Apple II
1977 - James Earl Ray (Martin Luther King's killer) escapes from prison
1978 - 110th Belmont: Steve Cauthen aboard Affirmed wins in 2:26.8
1978 - Yankees trade Ken Holzman for Ron Davis
1978 - Costa Rica becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
1979 - 25th LPGA Championship won by Donna Caponi Young
1979 - 49th French Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Victor Pecci (63 61 67 64)
1979 - Balt Orioles pull their 8th triple play (5-4-3 vs Cleve)
1979 - Pope John Paul II visits Poland
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
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
1984 - 38th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3
1984 - 54th French Men Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats John McEnroe (36 26 64 75 75)
1984 - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA McDonald's Kids Golf Classic
1984 - US 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)
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 NZ
1986 - A Bartlett Giamatti becomes president of baseball's NL
1987 - Discovery's SRBs & External Tank are mated
1988 - Greatest number of participants (31,678) on a bicycle tour (London)
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
1990 - "Accomplice" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 52 perfs
1990 - "Meet Me in St Louis" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 253 perfs
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 Fla for obscenity
1991 - "Twin Peaks," on ABC-TV
1991 - 25th Music City News Country Awards: Ricky Van Shelton
1991 - Mother of All Parades-NYC welcomes desert storm troops
1991 - South Florida & Denver picked for 1993 NL franchises
1992 - "Price" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 47 performances
1992 - Intelsat K launched
1993 - "She Loves Me" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 61 performances
1994 - Biggest European clock ever (9100 kg/(237) 2.5 m) at Aarle-Rixtel
1994 - China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1994 - Jennifer Capriati, tennis ace, checks out of drug abuse clinic
1995 - "Month in the Country" closes at Roundabout Theater NYC after 79 perfs
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
1996 - 30th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson
1996 - Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Toledo OH on WBUZ 106.5 FM
1996 - Intel releases 200 mhz pentium chip
1996 - Stanley Cup: Colo Avalanche sweep Florida Panthers in 4 games
1996 - Colo Avalanche sweeps Fla Panthers by winning 1-0 in 6 periods
1997 - Feng Yun-2B Long March 3 Launch (China), Successful
1997 - Kevin Brown of Florida Marlins no hits SF Giants 9-0
1997 - Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot orders the killing of his defense chief Son Sen and 11 of Sen's family members before Pol Pot flees his northern stronghold.
1999 - Kosovo War: NATO suspends its air strikes after Slobodan Milosevic agrees to withdraw Serbian forces from Kosovo.
2001 - Pope John Paul II canonizes Lebanon's first female saint Saint Rafqa
2002 - The first direct electronic communication experiment between the nervous systems of two humans is carried out by Kevin Warwick in the United Kingdom.
2003 - The Spirit Rover is launched, beginning NASA's Mars Exploration Rover mission.
2008 - The Gora Prai airstrike by the United States reportedly kills 11 Pakistani paramilitary troops.