A Russian security agent dies in Moscow, while trying to defuse a bomb a woman had tried to carry into a cafe on central Moscow's main street.
Gay rights caigner Peter Tatchell claims the second most senior Church of England cleric, Archbishop Hope of York, is gay. The Archbishop had previously described his sexuality as a grey area. The claim follows the row over a nomination of an openly gay canon to a bishopric in England and his withdrawal after attacks from conservative groups within the Anglican communion.
Wednesday, July 10, 2002
Michel Brunet, a paleontologist at the University of Poitiers, France, announced in the journal "Nature" that a 7-million-year-old skull found in the desert of Chad is the earliest hominid fossil ever found. But he was immediately met by a firestorm of criticism from other scientists who claim that it is merely the skull of an ape, possibly a proto-gorilla.
Monday, July 10, 2000
In southern Nigeria, a leaking petroleum pipeline explodes killing about 250 villagers who were scavenging for gasoline.
Saturday, July 10, 1999
American soccer player Brandi Chastain scores the game winning penalty kick against China in the FIFA Women's World Cup.
July 14 – The Democratic National Convention meets in Miami Beach. Senator George McGovern, who backs the immediate and complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from South Vietnam, is nominated for President. He names fellow Senator Thomas Eagleton as his running mate.
India's news agency reports that at least 24 people have been killed in separate incidents, in the Chandka Forest in India, by elephants crazed by heat and drought.
Saturday, July 10, 1971
The Yugoslavian government begins allowing foreign companies to take their profits from the country.
Jordanian army troops launch an offensive against Palestinian guerillas in Jordan.
July 11 ndash Coup attempt in Morocco: 1,400 cadets take over the king's palace for 3 hours and kill 28 people 158 rebels die when the king's troops storm the palace. Ten high-ranking officers are later executed for involvement.
The Greek military regime strips 480 Greeks of their citizenship.
Heavy massive rains and a landslide at Kobe and Kure, Hiroshima, Japan, kill at least 371.
1967 Newark riots: After the arrest of an African-American cab driver for allegedly illegally driving around a police car and gunning it down the road, race riots break out in Newark, New Jersey, lasting six days and leaving 26 dead.
Friday, July 10, 1964
The Beatles return to Liverpool in triumph after their successful US tour, just in time for the premiere of their film 'A Hard Day's Night'. Since 2008, this day is celebrated as Beatles Day in Liverpool, Hamburg and other cities.
Tuesday, July 10, 1962
ATT's Telstar, the world's first commercial communications satellite, is launched into orbit and activated the next day.
MGM's Technicolor film version of "Show Boat", starring Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, and Howard Keel, premieres at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The musical brings overnight fame to bass-baritone William Warfield (who sings "Ol' Man River" in the film).
Korean War: Armistice negotiations begin at Kaesong.
WWII ndash Allied invasion of Sicily: The allied invasion of Axis-controlled Europe begins with landings on the island of Sicily off mainland Italy, by the Seventh United States Army and the British Eighth Army including the 1st Canadian Infantry Division.
Vellore Mutiny, the first mutiny by Indian sepoys against the British East India Company.
Sunday, July 10, 1796
Carl Friedrich Gauss discovers that every positive integer is representable as a sum of at most 3 triangular numbers.
Friday, July 10, 1789
Alexander Mackenzie reaches Mackenzie River Delta.
Friday, July 10, 1778
Louis XVI of France declares war on the Kingdom of Great Britain.
Monday, July 10, 1690
Anglo-Dutch navy defeated by the French in the Battle of Beachy Head (also known as the Battle of Bévéziers), giving rise to fears of a Jacobite invasion of England.The battle took place on June 30 according to the old style Julian calendar in use at this time by the English.
Trinity College, Cambridge and Christ Church, Oxford are founded by Henry VIII of England.
The Schmalkaldic War, a political struggle between imperial forces under Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, and the forces of the Schmalkaldic League, begins.
Potosí, in modern day Bolivia, is founded by the Spanish as a mining town. The silver mined from Huayna Potosí mountain in Potosi provides most of the wealth the Spanish empire would amass until its fall in the early 19th century.
Mohammed Shah I becomes Bahmani Sultan of Deccan (now part of southern India) after the death of Sultan Ala-ud-Din Bahman Shah.
Mubarazuddin Muhammad, leader of the Arab Muzaffarid tribe, expels the Blue Horde from Ilkhanate territory in Persia. The Muzaffarid then release control of the Il-Khanate after being marched on by the Mongol Jalayirid tribe ruled by Shaikh Uvais. Shaikh Uvais becomes the new Il-Khan. The Ilkhanate is effectively now disbanded and replaced by the Jalayirid dynasty of Persia.
Constantinople enforces a strict licensing system for physicians.
Emperor Julian tries to organize a pagan church and substitute it for Christianity. Pope Liberius repudiates the Arian creed and declares that the Council of Arminium had no authority to issue decrees.