1700s / 18th century history on the 10th of June

1752 : Benjamin Franklin flew a kite during a thunderstorm and collected a charge in a Leyden jar when the kite was struck by lightning, enabling him to demonstrate the electrical nature of lightning. Benjamin Franklin became interested in electricity in the 1740s, during a time when much was still unknown on the topic, and spent almost a decade conducting electrical experiments. He coined a number of terms used today, including battery, conductor and electrician. Benjamin Franklin also invented the lightning rod, used to protect buildings and ships.

A Kite in a Storm (Highlight History YouTube channel video)

1800s / 19th century history on the 10th of June

1886 : Mount Tarawera volcano erupted in New Zealand, killing over 120 people, and also buried the famous Pink and White Terraces. The volcanic eruptions continued for 3 months, which created a 17 km long fissures from northeast to southwest across the mountain peak.

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