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Events Throughout History

Historical Events for July 10th

  • Year 48 » Battle of Dyrrhachium (48 BC) known as Battle of Dyrrhachium: Julius Caesar barely avoids a catastrophic defeat to Pompey in Macedonia (Roman province) named Macedonia.
  • Year 988 » The Norse King Glun Iarainn recognises Máel Sechnaill II, High King of Ireland, and agrees to pay taxes and accept Brehon Law; the event is considered to be the founding of the city of Dublin.
  • Year 1212 » The most severe of several early fires of London burns most of the city to the ground.
  • Year 1499 » The Portuguese explorer Nicolau Coelho returns to Lisbon, after discovering the sea route to India as a companion of Vasco da Gama.
  • Year 1519 » Zhu Chenhao declares the Ming Dynasty emperor Zhengde Emperor known as Zhengde a usurper, beginning the Prince of Ning rebellion, and leads his army north in an attempt to capture Nanjing.
  • Year 1553 » Lady Jane Grey takes the throne of England.
  • Year 1584 » William I of Orange is assassination called assassinated in his home in Delft, Holland, by Balthasar Gérard.
  • Year 1645 » English Civil War: The Battle of Langport takes place.
  • Year 1778 » American Revolution: Louis XVI of France declares war on the Kingdom of Great Britain.
  • Year 1789 » Alexander Mackenzie (explorer) e.g Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Mackenzie River delta.
  • Year 1806 » The Vellore Mutiny is the first instance of a mutiny by Indian sepoys against the British East India Company.
  • Year 1821 » The United States takes possession of its newly bought territory of Florida from Spain.
  • Year 1832 » The President of the United States named U.S. President Andrew Jackson vetoes a bill that would re-charter the Second Bank of the United States.
  • Year 1850 » Millard Fillmore is inaugurated as the 13th President of the United States upon the death of President Zachary Taylor, 16 months into his term.
  • Year 1877 » The then-villa of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, formally receives its city charter from the Royal Crown of Spain.
  • Year 1882 » War of the Pacific: Chile suffers its last military defeat in the Battle of La Concepción when a garrison of 77 men is annihilated by a 1,300-strong Peruvian force, many of them armed with spears.
  • Year 1890 » Wyoming is admitted as the 44th U.S. state.
  • Year 1913 » Death Valley National Park Death Valley, California, hits convert 134 °F, the highest temperature recorded in the United States.
  • Year 1925 » Meher Baba begins his silence of 44 years. His followers observe Silence Day on this date in commemoration.
  • Year 1925 » Scopes Trial: In Dayton, Tennessee, the so-called "Monkey Trial" begins with John T. Scopes, a young high school science teacher accused of teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act.
  • Year 1938 » Howard Hughes sets a new record by completing a 91-hour airplane flight around the world.
  • Year 1940 » World War II: The Vichy France e.g Vichy government is established in France.
  • Year 1940 » World War II: Battle of Britain The Nazi Germany named German Luftwaffe begins attacking British convoys in the English Channel thus starting the battle (this start date is contested, though).
  • Year 1941 » Jedwabne Pogrom: The Wiktionary:massacre e.g massacre of Jewish people living in and near the village of Jedwabne in Poland.
  • Year 1942 » Diplomatic relations between the Netherlands and the Soviet Union are established.
  • Year 1946 » Hungarian hyperinflation sets a record with inflation of 348.46 percent per day, or prices doubling every eleven hours.
  • Year 1947 » Muhammad Ali Jinnah is recommended as the first Governor-General of Pakistan by the British Prime Minister, Clement Attlee.
  • Year 1951 » Korean War: Armistice negotiations begin at Kaesong.
  • Year 1966 » The Chicago Freedom Movement, led by Martin Luther King, Jr., holds a rally at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. As many as 60,000 people come to hear Dr. King as well as Mahalia Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and Peter Paul and Mary.
  • Year 1967 » New Zealand adopts decimal currency.
  • Year 1967 » Uruguay becomes a member of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works e.g Berne Convention copyright treaty.
  • Year 1973 » The Bahamas gain full independence within the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • Year 1973 » National Assembly of Pakistan passes a resolution on the recognition of Bangladesh.
  • Year 1973 » John Paul Getty III, a grandson of the oil magnate J. Paul Getty, is kidnapped in Rome, Italy.
  • Year 1976 » One American and three British mercenaries are executed in Angola following the Luanda Trial.
  • Year 1976 » The Seveso disaster occurs in Italy.
  • Year 1978 » 'World News with Charles Gibson e.g World News Tonight' premieres on American Broadcasting Company called ABC.
  • Year 1980 » Alexandra Palace burns down for a second time.
  • Year 1985 » The Greenpeace vessel 'Rainbow Warrior (1978) Rainbow Warrior' is Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior bombed and sunk in Auckland, New Zealand Auckland harbour by French DGSE agents, killing Fernando Pereira.
  • Year 1991 » The South African cricket team is readmitted into the International Cricket Council following the end of Apartheid.
  • Year 1991 » Boris Yeltsin takes office as the first elected President of Russia.
  • Year 1992 » In Miami, Florida, the former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega is sentenced to 40 years in prison for Recreational drug use called drug and racketeering violations.
  • Year 1997 » In London scientists report the findings of the DNA analysis of a Neanderthal skeleton which supports the "out of Africa theory" of human evolution placing an "African Eve" at 100,000 to 200,000 years ago.
  • Year 1998 » Roman Catholic sex abuse cases: The Roman Catholic Diocese of Dallas named Diocese of Dallas agrees to pay $23.4 million to nine former altar boys who claimed they were child sexual abuse named sexually abused by Rudolph Kos, a former priest.
  • Year 2005 » Hurricane Dennis slams into the Florida Panhandle, causing billions of dollars in damage.
  • Year 2007 » Erden Eruç begins the first solo human-powered circumnavigation of the world.
  • Year 2008 » Former Macedonian Interior Minister Ljube Boškoski is acquitted of all charges by a United Nations Tribunal accusing him of war crimes.

World History for the Month of July