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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Former Macedonian Interior Minister Ljube Boškoski is acquitted of all charges, by a UN Tribunal accusing him of war crimes.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Chester Turner is sentenced to death for the murder of ten women and an unborn child in Los Angeles, California in the 1980s and 1990s. //www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/07/10/america/NA-GEN-US-Serial-Killings.php (AP via the IHT)

Monday, July 10, 2006

Pakistan International AirlinesFlight 688 crashes in Multan, Pakistan, shortly after takeoff.

Thursday, July 10, 2003

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.

Monday, July 10, 1995

Burmese dissident Aung San Suu Kyi is freed from house arrest.

Monday, July 10, 1989

Approximately 300,000 Siberian coal miners go on strike, demanding better living conditions and less bureaucracy it was the largest Soviet labor strike since the 1920s.

Wednesday, July 10, 1985

The Greenpeace vessel "Rainbow Warrior" is bombed and sunk in Auckland harbour by FrenchDGSE agents.
U.S. Vice President George H.W. Bush serves as Acting President for 8 hours, while President Ronald W. Reagan undergoes colon cancer surgery.
"Live Aid" pop concerts in London and Philadelphia raise over £50 million for famine relief in Ethiopia.
U.S. Vice President George H.W. Bush announces that New Hshire teacher Christa McAuliffe will become the first schoolteacher to ride aboard the Space Shuttle "Challenger".
The Val di Stava Dam in Italy collapses.

Friday, July 10, 1981

Tuesday, July 10, 1973

The Bahamas gains full independence within the Commonwealth of Nations.

Monday, July 10, 1972

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.
Paced by a prodigious home run by Reggie Jackson which hits a transformer on the roof of Tiger Stadium, the American League defeats the National League 6-4 in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Detroit.
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.
Ólafur Jóhannesson forms a government in Iceland.

Thursday, July 10, 1969

Football War: After Honduras loses a soccer game against El Salvador, rioting breaks out in Honduras against Salvadoran migrant workers. Of the 300,000 Salvadoran workers in Honduras, tens of thousands are expelled, prompting a brief Salvadoran invasion of Honduras. The OAS works out a cease-fire on July 18, which takes effect on July 20.
Donald Crowhurst's trimaran "Teignmouth Electron" is found drifting and unoccupied. It is assumed that Crowhurst might have committed suicide.

Monday, July 10, 1967

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.

Sunday, July 10, 1960

Moise Tshombe declares the Congolese province of Katanga independent. He requests and receives help from Belgium.
Harper Lee publishes her novel "To Kill a Mockingbird", which later wins the Pulitzer Prize for the best American novel of 1960.

Thursday, July 10, 1958

The first parking meters are installed in Britain.

Tuesday, July 10, 1956

The British House of Lords defeats the abolition of the death penalty.

Saturday, July 10, 1954

Juan Fangio, the Argentine driver for German Grand Prix team Mercedes-Benz, makes a new fastest lap of the Silverstone Circuit with an average speed of 100.35 mph, the previous record being 100.16 mph.
The maiden flight of the Boeing 367-80 (or Dash 80), prototype of the Boeing 707 series.
Peter Thomson becomes the first Australian to win the British Open Golf Chionship.

Friday, July 10, 1953

The Soviet official newspaper "Pravda" announces that Lavrenti Beria has been deposed as head of the NKVD.

Tuesday, July 10, 1951

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.
The Great Flood of 1951 reaches its highest point in Northeast Kansas, culminating in the greatest flood damage to date in the Midwestern United States.

Thursday, July 10, 1947

Princess Elizabeth announces her engagement to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten.

Monday, July 10, 1944

WWII: Soviet troops begin operations to occupy the Baltic countries.

Saturday, July 10, 1943

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.

Thursday, July 10, 1941

The Holocaust: Jedwabne pogrom: Local ethnic Poles massacre at least 340 Jewish residents of Jedwabne in occupied Poland.

Wednesday, July 10, 1940

WWII: The Battle of Britain begins
WWII: Vichy France begins with a constitutional law which only 80 members of the parliament vote against.
WWII: British destroyer is torpedoed and sunk by an Italian submarine.

Tuesday, July 10, 1934

German Social Democrat and author Erich Mühsam is killed in Oranienburg concentration c.

Sunday, July 10, 1927

Kevin O'Higgins, the Vice-President of the Irish Free State, is assassinated in Dublin.
Kevin O\'Higgins, the Vice-President of the Irish Free State, is assassinated in Dublin.

Tuesday, July 10, 1923

Large hailstones kill 23 in Rostov, Soviet Union.

Friday, July 10, 1914

Mr. Hartwig, Russian Minister to Serbia, dies suddenly at the Austrian Legation in Belgrade.

Thursday, July 10, 1902

Lord Salisbury retires as British prime minister.
The Rolling Mill Mine disaster in Johnstown, PA kills 112 miners.

Thursday, July 10, 1890

Wyoming is admitted as the 44th U.S. state.

Thursday, July 10, 1851

The University of the Pacific is chartered as California Wesleyan College in Santa Clara, California.

Wednesday, July 10, 1850

President Millard Fillmore is sworn in.

Tuesday, July 10, 1832

Thursday, July 10, 1823

Gaols Act passed by Parliament of the United Kingdom, based on the prison reform caign of Elizabeth Fry.ref name=CBH/

Tuesday, July 10, 1821

The United States takes possession of its newly bought territory of Florida from Spain.

Monday, July 10, 1809

French Marshal Marmont engages in the inconclusive Battle of Znaim against the Austrians.

Thursday, July 10, 1806

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.

Friday, July 10, 1654

August ndash Oliver Cromwell launches the 'Western Design', an English expedition to the Caribbean to counter Spanish commercial interests, effectively beginning the Anglo-Spanish War (which will last until after the English Restoration in 1660).ref name=CBH The fleet leaves Portsmouth in late December.
Peter Vowell and John Gerard are executed in London for plotting to assassinate Oliver Cromwell.

Monday, July 10, 1645

Thursday, July 10, 1597

Tycho Brahe's famous letter to the king Christian IV is sent from Rostock.

Tuesday, July 10, 1584

William I of Orange is assassinated.

Friday, June 30, 1559 (Julianian calendar)

Francis II becomes King of France following the death of his father, Henry II, in a jousting accident.

Friday, June 30, 1553 (Julianian calendar)

Four days after the death of her cousin King Edward VI of England, Lady Jane Grey is proclaimed Queen of England ndash a position she holds for the next nine days.

Wednesday, June 30, 1546 (Julianian calendar)

The Spanish conquer the Yucatan.
Michelangelo Buonarroti is made chief architect of St. Peter's Basilica.
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.
Rebellions in East Anglia break out against the Reformation.

Tuesday, July 1, 1460 (Julianian calendar)

Battle of Northton: Warwick and March defeat a Lancastrian army and seize King Henry. It is agreed that York will be Henry's heir, disinheriting the King's son Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales.

Thursday, July 1, 1434 (Julianian calendar)

August 9 ndash Suero de Quiñones and his companions stage the "Passo Honroso" at the Órbigo in León.
September ndash Cosimo de\' Medici returns to Florence one year, to the day, following his exile by the Alberti and Strozzi faction.

Wednesday, July 2, 1376 (Julianian calendar)

The Good Parliament is dissolved. At that time, it was the longest Parliament to have sat in England.

Monday, July 2, 1358 (Julianian calendar)

Battle of Mello: The Jacquerie rebellion is defeated by a coalition of nobles, led by Charles II of Navarre.
Estimation: Nanjing in Mongolian China becomes the largest city of the world, taking the lead from Hangzhou in Mongolian China.//geography.about.com/library/weekly/aa011201a.htm Geography at about.com
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.
Muhammad II as Said becomes ruler of the Marinid dynasty in present-day Morocco after the assassination of Abu Inan Faris.
Shah Shuja overthrows his father, Mubarazuddin Muhammad, as leader of the Muzaffarid tribe.

Tuesday, July 3, 1212 (Julianian calendar)

The most severe of several early fires of London burns most of the city to the ground, Over 3,000 people die.

Sunday, July 5, 901 (Julianian calendar)

Fallref name=anglo-saxons.net//www.anglo-saxons.net/hwaet/?do=gettype=personid=EdwardtheElder#5 Anglo-Saxons.net : Edward the Elder ndash Æthelwold of Wessex, rebels against his cousin Edward the Elder and comes with a fleet to Essex, and encouraged the Danes of East Anglia to rise up.N. J. Higham, David Hill //books.google.fr/books?id=OBb4DrSm4NwCpg=PA189#v=onepageq=f=false "Edward the Elder, 899-924" Routledge, 2001 ISBN 978-0-415-21497-1
The first written mention yet found of Shrewsbury.
In al-Andalus Ibn al-Qitt and Abu Ali al-Sarraj, call for the small jihad but are defeated by Alfonso III of Leon at the battle of Zamora.Jean-Michel Poisson //books.google.fr/books?id=HZQi4XRQE2ICpg=PA91 "Frontière et peuplement dans le monde méditerranéen au Moyen Âge: actes du colloque d'Erice, Trapani (Italie), tenu du 18 au 25 septembre 1988, Volume 4" Casa de Velázquez, 1992 ISBN 978-2-7283-0256-7

Monday, July 9, 361 (Julianian calendar)

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.
Sixteen Kingdoms: Jin Aidi, age 20, succeeds Jin Mudi as emperor of the Eastern Jin Dynasty.
361ndash363 ndash Julian the Apostate, coin is issued. It is now kept at the British Museum, London.
Gregory Nazianzus, (Saint Gregory the Theologian), returns to Nazianzus and becomes a priest by his father. Who wants him to assist local Christians.

Thursday, July 11, 138 (Julianian calendar)

Construction begins on the Theater of Philadelphia (Amman).
Hadrian dies after a heart failure at Baiae, he is buried at Rome in the Gardens of Domitia beside his wife, Vibia Sabina.
The silver content of the Roman denarius falls to 75 percent under emperor Antoninus Pius, down from 87 percent under the reign of Hadrian.
Antoninus Pius succeeds Hadrian as Roman Emperor and asks the Senate to confer divine honors for Hadrian.
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