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).

Nikola Tesla was a man ahead of his time (Biographics verified YouTube channel video) over 740,000 views

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.

Over Wyoming (Wyoming PBS verified YouTube channel video) over 4 million views

Watch Wyoming live on the Jackson Hole Town Square Live Cam…

Watch Wyoming live on the Jackson Hole Town Square Live Cam (See Jackson Hole verified YouTube channel video)
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).

Highest recorded temperature on Earth (HistoryPod YouTube channel video)

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.

Howard Hughes’ Flight in 1938 in a Movietone Moment (British Movietone verified YouTube channel video)

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

Greg Kihn Band Slideshow Set to the Music of The Breakup Song (Greg Kihn verified YouTube channel video) over 760,000 views

1962 : Telstar, the world’s 1st communications satellite was launched into orbit.

1972 : Sofía Vergara the Colombian-American actress was born in  Barranquilla, Columbia.

Watch Long-Lost Footage Bill Cosby Eyeing Sofia Vergara in Interview (Inside Edition verified YouTube channel video) over 3 million views

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

Jessica Simpson – These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ (Jessica Simpson verified YouTube channel video) over 30 million views

1985 : RAiNBOW WARRiOR the Greenpeace vessel was bombed and sunk in Auckland harbour by French DGSE agents, killing Fernando Pereira.

The bombing of the Rainbow Warrior in 1985 (Greenpeace Australia Pacific verified YouTube channel video)
The Tragic Story Of The Greenpeace Ship That Was Blown Up (Timeline – World History Documentaries verified YouTube channel video)

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).

The Many Voices of Mel Blanc (The Man of a Thousand Voices) HD High Quality video (Saturday Morning Rewind verified YouTube channel video) over 300,000 views

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

Stop Watching Us: The Video (EFForg YouTube channel video)
TPP: The Biggest Threat to the Internet You’ve Probably Never Heard Of (EFForg YouTube channel video)

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.

David Jaffé talks about The Massacre of the Innocents painting by Peter Paul Rubens (Art Gallery of Ontario YouTube channel video)

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.

Ashleigh Barty vs Karolina Pliskova in the Ladies’ Final Highlights at Wimbledon 2021 (Wimbledon verified YouTube channel video)

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