July 10 is the 191st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 174 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about July 10th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about July 10th in history!
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- World Turtle’s Day.
- National Pina Colada Day
- Teddy Bear Picnic Day
- Don’t Step On A Bee Day
- Clerihew Day
What Happened On This Day – July 10
2008: 12 South American countries created the Union of South American Nations in 2008.
1985: Greenpeace ship, Rainbow Warrior, sinks
The ship was in harbor in New Zealand when it was bombed and sunk, killing Fernando Pereira, a photographer who was aboard the ship. It was found out later that French government operatives were responsible for the incident.
1967: New Zealand adopts new currency
The New Zealand pound was replaced by the New Zealand dollar. The denominations of the new currency followed a decimal system.
1962: Telstar, the world’s first communication satellite is launched in space
The satellite, made by a collaboration between organizations in the U.S., the U.K., and France, transmitted the first live television images in the world.
1945: Nazi Heinrich Himmler committed suicide after being taken into Allied custody in 1945.
1940: Battle of Britain
The German air force or Luftwaffe launched an air campaign against England. It was one of the first battles during the Second World War fought entirely between air forces and it ended a few months later with a British victory.
1929: A new gold rush is starting in Australia as gold has been found just 3 feet below the surface and claims are now being made all over the area in South West in 1929.
1913: Death Valley, U.S experiences the highest temperature ever recorded on Earth
Measurements showed that the temperature had reached a whopping 134°F or 57°C!
1929: Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers in the Victor “Church” studio, Camden, July 1929
1847: Louis Phillipe I, last King of the French, shortly before his overthrow in the Revolutions of 1848. France, late 1840
Births On This Day, July 10
1980: Jessica Simpson, American singer-songwriter, actress, fashion designer
1949: Sunil Gavaskar, Indian cricketer
1871: Marcel Proust, French writer
1856: Nikola Tesla, Serbian/American physicist, engineer
1509: John Calvin, French theologian, pastor
Bray Wyatt was born.
Joan Collins was born.
James Charles was born.
Deaths On This Day, July 10
2015: Omar Sharif, Egyptian actor
1920: John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher, Sri Lankan/English Admiral
1584: William the Silent, German son of William I, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg
649: Emperor Taizong of Tang
138: Hadrian, Roman Emperor
John D. Rockefeller died.
Bonnie Parker died.
Owen Hart died.