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6/10/2019 12:01:00 AM
Today In History - June 10

Reprinted By Permission
From OnThisDay.com


Today in History in 1898 US Marines land in Cuba during Spanish-American War; in 1933 John Dillinger robs his first bank in New Carlisle, Ohio; and in 1985 Coca-Cola announced they'd bring back their 99-year-old formula.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 1190 - Third Crusade: Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa drowns while crossing the Saleph River (now called the Göksu in modern Turkey) while leading an army to Jerusalem.
  • 1768 - British customs officials seize John Hancock's ship, "The Liberty", on the suspicion that Hancock had illegally unloaded cargo without paying duties a month earlier
  • 1786 - A landslide dam on the Dadu River caused by earthquake ten days earlier collapses, killing 100,000 in the Sichuan province of China.
  • 1898 - US Marines land in Cuba during Spanish-American War
  • 1916 - Great Arab Revolt begins against ruling Ottoman turks
  • 1933 - John Dillinger robs his first bank, in New Carlisle, Ohio. He takes $10, 600
  • 1943 - FDR becomes 1st US president to visit a foreign country during wartime
  • 1943 - FDR signs withholding tax bill into law
  • 1963 - US President JFK signs law for equal pay for equal work for men & women
  • 1966 - Janis Joplin's 1st live concert (Avalon Ballroom in SF)
  • 1972 - Elvis Presley records a live album at NYC's Madison Square Garden
  • 1977 - Apple Computer ships its first Apple II computers
  • 1977 - James Earl Ray (Martin Luther King's killer) escapes from prison
  • 1985 - Coca Cola announces they'd bring back their 99-year-old formula
  • 2003 - The Spirit Rover is launched, beginning NASA's Mars Exploration Rover mission.
  • 2003 - "Wicked", starring Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth, officially opens at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco


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Famous Birthdays

  • 1903 - Clyde Beatty, US animal trainer/actor (Big Cage)
  • 1915 - Saul Bellow, Lachine Quebec, Canadian-born American author (Mr Sammler's Planet, Nobel 1976)
  • 1922 - Judy Garland, [Frances Gumm], Minnesota, actress/singer (Wizard of Oz)
  • 1923 - Earl Hamner Jr, Schuyler Va, TV narrator (Waltons)
  • 1928 - Maurice Sendak, author/illustrator (Where The Wild Things Are), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1949 - Kevin Corcoran, actor (Swiss Family Robinson, Babes in Toyland)
  • 1965 - Elizabeth Hurley, Basingstroke England, actress (Christabel)
  • 1983 - Leelee Sobieski, New York City, American actress (Deep Impact, Joan of Arc, Uprising)

Famous Weddings

  • 1962 - NFL running back Gale Sayers (19) weds his high school sweetheart Linda McNeil
  • 1989 - Detroit Red Wings NHL player Steve Yzerman (24) weds Lisa Brennan
  • 1995 - Actress-singer Holly Robinson (30) weds NFL Philadelphia Eagle quarterback Rodney Peete (29) in Los Angeles
  • 1999 - Model-actress Esther Canadas (22) weds model Mark Vanderloo (31) at the 900-year-old Vallombrosa Abbey in Tuscany
  • 2000 - "Live! with Kelly and Michael" executive producer Michael Gelman (38) weds CBS's Early Show correspondent Laurie Hibberd (36) at a Long Island estate

Famous Divorces

  • 2004 - Model-actress Ali Landry (30) divorces "Saved by the Bell" actor Mario Lopez (30) due to irreconcilable differences only 2 weeks after getting married

Famous Deaths

  • 323 BC - Alexander the Great, Macedonian king, dies from either fever or excessive wine at 32, (or the 11th June)
  • 1099 - El Cid [Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar], Spanish general strategist, dies at 59
  • 1190 - Frederick I Barbarossa, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1122)
  • 1937 - Robert Borden, eighth Prime Minister of Canada, dies at 82
  • 1967 - Spencer Tracy, US actor (7th Cross, Father ot Bride), dies at 67
  • 1988 - Louis L'Amour, western writer (Bowdrie), dies at 80 of cancer
  • 2002 - John Gotti, American gangster (b. 1940)
  • 2004 - Ray Charles, Grammy winning crooner who blended gospel and blues, dies aged 73

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