Today in History
Listings for Thursday, June 10, 2021.
- 940 M. Abu'l-Wafa al'Buzjani --998
- 1904 Frederick Loewe, composer
- 1904 J.G. Semple --1985
- 1915 Saul Bellow
- 1921 Prince Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, Mr Elizabeth II
- 1922 Judy Garland, actress/singer, traveled over the rainbow.
- 1922 Judy Garland
- 1928 Maurice Sendak, children's author, illustrator, set designer
- 1929 James A. McDivitt, U.S. astronaut (Gemini 4, Apollo 9)
- 1933 F. Lee Bailey
- 1966 Elizabeth Hurley
- 1982 Tara Lipinski
- National Day, celebrated in Portugal.
- 1639 First American log cabin at Ft Christina (Wilmington, Del).
- 1752 Ben Franklin flies a kite in a thunderstorm, shocking!
- 1772 British revenue cutter "Gaspee" is burned by Rhode Islanders.
- 1801 State of Tripoli declares war on the US
- 1854 Georg F.B. Reiman proposes that space is curved
- 1869 The 'Agnes' arrives in New Orleans with the first ever shipment of frozen beef.
- 1898 US Marines land at Cuba in Spanish-American War.
- 1921 Babe Ruth becomes all time homerun champ with 120 of them.
- 1932 First demonstration of artificial lightning Pittsfield Mass.
- 1935 Alcoholics Anonymous formed in Akron by Dr Robert Smith
- 1940 Italy declares war on France and Britain
- 1954 PBS reaches San Francisco: KQED (Channel 9) starts broadcasting.
- 1977 Apple Computer ships its first Apple II.
- 1999 Microsoft Corp. releases Windows 98 Second Edition.
That's all for today.