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June 10th, 2008 (June 10 2008)EventThe Gora Prai airstrike by the United States reportedly kills 11 Pakistani paramilitary troops.
June 10th, 2003 (June 10 2003)EventThe Spirit Rover is launched, beginning NASA s Mars Exploration Rover mission.
June 10th, 2002 (June 10 2002)EventThe first direct electronic communication experiment between the nervous systems of two humans is carried out by Kevin Warwick in the United Kingdom.
June 10th, 2001 (June 10 2001)EventPope John Paul II canonizes Lebanon s first female saint Saint Rafqa
June 10th, 1999 (June 10 1999)EventKosovo War: NATO suspends its air strikes after Slobodan Milosevic agrees to withdraw Serbian forces from Kosovo.
June 10th, 1997 (June 10 1997)EventKhmer 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.
June 10th, 1996 (June 10 1996)EventPeace talks begin in Northern Ireland without Sinn Fein.
June 10th, 1980 (June 10 1980)EventThe African National Congress in South Africa publishes a call to fight from their imprisoned leader Nelson Mandela.Nelson Mandela Quotes
June 10th, 1978 (June 10 1978)EventCosta Rica becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
June 10th, 1977 (June 10 1977)EventJames Earl Ray escapes from Brushy Mountain State Prison in Petros, Tennessee, but is recaptured on June 13.
June 10th, 1977 (June 10 1977)EventApple Computer ships its first Apple II personal computer.
June 10th, 1974 (June 10 1974)EventBrandon Ramirez, noted visionary and graphics designer born in TJ, Mexico. Known as the father of Rambo the next generation.
June 10th, 1973 (June 10 1973)EventJohn Paul Getty III, grandson of billionaire J. Paul Getty, is kidnapped in Rome, Italy.
June 10th, 1967 (June 10 1967)EventSix-Day War ends: Israel and Syria agree to a cease-fire.
June 10th, 1967 (June 10 1967)EventArgentina becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
June 10th, 1965 (June 10 1965)EventVietnam War: The Battle of Dong Xoai begins.
June 10th, 1947 (June 10 1947)EventSaab produces its first automobile.
June 10th, 1945 (June 10 1945)EventAustralian Imperial Forces land in Brunei Bay to liberate Brunei.
June 10th, 1944 (June 10 1944)EventWorld War II: 642 men, women and children are killed in the Oradour-sur-Glane Massacre in France.
June 10th, 1944 (June 10 1944)EventWorld War II: In Distomo, Boeotia Prefecture, Greece 218 men, women and children are massacred by German troops.
June 10th, 1944 (June 10 1944)EventIn baseball, 15-year old Joe Nuxhall of the Cincinnati Reds becomes the youngest player ever in a major-league game.
June 10th, 1942 (June 10 1942)EventWorld War II: Nazis burn the Czech village of Lidice in reprisal for the killing of Reinhard Heydrich.Reinhard Heydrich Quotes
June 10th, 1940 (June 10 1940)EventWorld War II: Italy declares war on France and the United Kingdom.
June 10th, 1940 (June 10 1940)EventWorld War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt denounces Italy s actions with his "Stab in the Back" speech at the graduation ceremonies of the University of Virginia.
June 10th, 1940 (June 10 1940)EventWorld War II: German forces, under General Erwin Rommel, reach the English Channel.Erwin Rommel Quotes
June 10th, 1940 (June 10 1940)EventWorld War II: Canada declares war on Italy.
June 10th, 1940 (June 10 1940)EventWorld War II: Norway surrenders to German forces.
June 10th, 1935 (June 10 1935)EventDr. Robert Smith takes his last drink, and Alcoholics Anonymous is founded in Akron, Ohio, United States, by him and Bill Wilson.
June 10th, 1925 (June 10 1925)EventInaugural service for the United Church of Canada, a union of Presbyterian, Methodist, and Congregationalist churches held in Toronto Arena.
June 10th, 1924 (June 10 1924)EventFascists kidnap and kill Italian socialist leader Giacomo Matteotti in Rome.
June 10th, 1918 (June 10 1918)EventThe Austro-Hungarian battleship SMS Szent Istvan sinks after being torpedoed by an Italian MAS motorboat.
June 10th, 1898 (June 10 1898)EventSpanish-American War: U.S. Marines land on the island of Cuba.
June 10th, 1886 (June 10 1886)EventMount Tarawera in New Zealand erupts, killing 153 people and destroying the famous Pink and White Terraces.
June 10th, 1871 (June 10 1871)EventSinmiyangyo: Captain McLane Tilton leads 109 Marines in naval attack on Han River forts on Kanghwa Island, Korea.
June 10th, 1864 (June 10 1864)EventAmerican Civil War: Battle of Brice s Crossroads - Confederate troops under Nathan Bedford Forrest defeat a much larger Union force led by General Samuel D. Sturgis in Mississippi.
June 10th, 1854 (June 10 1854)EventThe first class of the United States Naval Academy students graduate.
June 10th, 1838 (June 10 1838)EventMyall Creek Massacre in Australia: 28 Aboriginal Australians are murdered.
June 10th, 1829 (June 10 1829)EventThe first Boat Race between the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge takes place.
June 10th, 1805 (June 10 1805)EventFirst Barbary War: Yussif Karamanli signs a treaty ending hostilities with the United States.
June 10th, 1793 (June 10 1793)EventThe Jardin des Plantes museum opens in Paris. A year later, it becomes the first public zoo.
June 10th, 1793 (June 10 1793)EventFrench Revolution: Following the arrests of Girondin leaders the Jacobins gain control of the Committee of Public Safety installing the revolutionary dictatorship.
June 10th, 1786 (June 10 1786)EventA landslide dam on the Dadu River created by an earthquake ten days earlier collapses, killing 100,000 in the Sichuan province of China.
June 10th, 1770 (June 10 1770)EventCaptain James Cook runs aground on the Great Barrier Reef.
June 10th, 1719 (June 10 1719)EventJacobite Rising: Battle of Glen Shiel.
June 10th, 1692 (June 10 1692)EventSalem witch trials: Bridget Bishop is hanged at Gallows Hill near Salem, Massachusetts, for "certaine Detestable Arts called Witchcraft & Sorceries".
June 10th, 1619 (June 10 1619)EventThirty Years War: Battle of Zablati, a turning point in the Bohemian Revolt.
June 10th, 1539 (June 10 1539)EventCouncil of Trent: Paul III sends out letters to his bishops, delaying the Council due to war and the difficulty bishops had traveling to Venice.
June 10th, 1190 (June 10 1190)EventThird Crusade: Frederick I Barbarossa drowns in the Sally River while leading an army to Jerusalem.

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