Today in History

Listings for Thursday, June 10, 2021.


  • 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.

Today In History