1500s / 16th century history on the 10th of July
1553 : Lady Jane Grey took the throne of England, when she became the de facto Queen of England and Ireland, for only 9 days until the 19th July, when she became known as the Nine Days’ Queen.
1800s / 19th century history on the 10th of July
1839 : Adolphus Busch the German brewer and co-founder of Anheuser-Busch brewery was born in Kastel, Mainz, Germany (died in 1913 aged 74). Official website : anheuser-busch.com
1856 : NiKOLA TESLA the Serbian-American physicist and engineer was born in Smiljan, Lika, in the Austrian Empire, which is present day Croatia (died in 1943 aged 86).
1869 : Gävle in Sweden, was largely destroyed in a fire, causing 80% of its 10,000 residents to become homeless.
1890 : WYOMiNG was admitted as the 44th U.S. state.
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1900s / 20th century history on the 10th of July
1913 : The highest temperature ever to be recorded on Earth was recorded in Death Valley, California, when it hit a high of 134 °F (57 °C).
1921 : Belfast’s Bloody Sunday: 16 people were killed and 161 houses destroyed during rioting and gun battles in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
1938 : Howard Hughes began his 91-hour airplane flight around the world which set a new record.
1943 : Arthur Ashe the American tennis player was born in Richmond, Virginia (died in 1993 aged 49).
1949 : Greg Kihn the American singer-songwriter and guitarist was born in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Official website : GregKihn.com
1962 : Telstar, the world’s 1st communications satellite was launched into orbit.
1972 : Sofía Vergara the Colombian-American actress was born in Barranquilla, Columbia.
1978 : ABC World News Tonight premiered on ABC.
1980 : Jessica Simpson the American singer-songwriter, actress, and fashion designer was born in Abilene, Texas. Official website : JessicaSimpson.com
1985 : RAiNBOW WARRiOR the Greenpeace vessel was bombed and sunk in Auckland harbour by French DGSE agents, killing Fernando Pereira.
1985 : Aeroflot Tupolev Tu-154 crashed near Uchkuduk, Uzbekistan, after it stalled during flight. The crash killed all 200 people on board the aircraft, which made it the worst airline disaster in USSR.
1989 : Mel Blanc the American voice actor died aged 81 (born in 1908).
1990 : The ELECTRONiC FRONTiER FOUNDATiON was founded by John Gilmore, John Perry Barlow and Mitch Kapor to promote Internet civil liberties, as an international non-profit digital rights group, which is based in San Francisco, California, USA. Official website : EFF.org
1991 : Boris Yeltsin took office as the 1st elected President of Russia.
1997 : Scientists in London reported the findings of the DNA analysis of a Neanderthal skeleton which supported the “out of Africa theory” of human evolution, placing an “African Eve” at 100,000 to 200,000 years ago.
2000s / 21st century history on the 10th of July
2000 : EADS, the 2nd largest aerospace group in the world was formed, by the merger of Aérospatiale-Matra, DASA, and CASA.
2002 : Peter Paul Rubens’ painting The Massacre of the Innocents was sold for £49.5 million (US$76.2 million) at a Sotheby’s auction, to Lord Thomson.
2005 : Hurricane Dennis hit the Florida Panhandle, causing billions of dollars in damage.
2007 : Erden Eruç began the 1st solo human-powered circumnavigation of the world.
2011 : Russian cruise ship Bulgaria sank in Volga near Syukeyevo, Tatarstan, causing the death of 122 people.
2015 : Omar Sharif the Egyptian actor died aged 83 (born in 1932).
2021 : Ashleigh Barty won the Wimbledon women’s singles final, which made her the first Australian woman to win the title since 1980 when Evonne Goolagong Cawley won, and the first top seed to win since 2016 when Serena Williams won.
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