Sunday, June 10, 2012

10th of June

It is the 161s day of the year, with only 204 days remaining.

1190 - During the Third Crusade, Frederick I Barbarossa, drowns in the river Saleph while leading an army to the holy land.

1692 0 Bridget Bishop is hanged at Gallows Hill near Salem, Massachusetts, for "certaine Detestable Arts called Witchcraft & Sorceries."

1786 - A landslide dam on the Dadu River created by an earthquake ten days earlier collapses, killing 100,000 people in the Sichuan province of China.

1829 - The first famous Boat Race between the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge takes place.

1854 - The first class of the United States Naval Academy graduate.

1861 - At the Battle of Big Bethel, Confederate troops under John B. Magruder defeat a much larger Union force led by General Ebenezer W. Pierce.

1944 - 642 men, women, and children are killed in the Oradour-sur-Glane Massacre in France.

1944 - In baseball, 15-year-old Joe Nuxhall of the Cincinnati Reds becomes the youngest player ever in a major league game.

1947 - Saab produces its first automobile.

1967 - Israel and Syria agree to a cease-fire, ending the Six-Day War.

1977 - James Earl Ray escapes from Brushy Mountain State Prison in Petros, Tennessee, but is recaptured three days later.

1977 - Apple ships its first Apple II personal computer.

1997 - Before fleeing his northern stronghold, Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot orders the killing of his defense chief Son Sen and 11 of Sen's family members.

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