On This Day - July 10th

Posted: 2018-07-10 09:36:44 By: hbr

• 138 – Emperor Hadrian dies of heart failure at Baiae; he is buried at Rome in the Tomb of Hadrian beside his late wife, Vibia Sabina.
• 988 – The Norse King Glúniairn recognises Máel Sechnaill mac Domnaill, High King of Ireland, and agrees to pay taxes and accept Brehon Law; the event is considered to be the founding of the city of Dublin.
1086 – King Canute IV of Denmark is killed by rebellious peasants
• 1212 – The most severe of several early fires of London burns most of the city to the ground.
• 1499 – The Portuguese explorer Nicolau Coelho returns to Lisbon after discovering the sea route to India as a companion of Vasco da Gama.
• 1553 – Lady Jane Grey takes the throne of England.
• 1584 – William I of Orange is assassinated in his home in Delft, Holland, by Balthasar Gérard.
• 1631 - King Charles I orders William Alexander to give Port Royal back to the French and destroy the fort built by his son
• 1778 – American Revolution: Louis XVI of France declares war on the Kingdom of Great Britain.
• 1789 - Exploration - Alexander Mackenzie reaches flats and marshes of the Mackenzie Delta, struggles to within a short distance of Arctic Ocean before turning back.
• 1827 - Aboriginal - Chippewas cede 890,000 hectares in Lambton, Middlesex, Oxford, Perth, Waterloo and Wellington counties
• 1869 – Gävle, Sweden, is largely destroyed in a fire; 80% of its 10,000 residents are left homeless.
• 1913 – The temperature in Death Valley, California, hits 134 °F (57 °C), the highest temperature ever to be recorded on Earth.
• 1920 Arthur Meighen sworn in as Canada's 9th Prime Minister after resignation of Robert Borden $100 bill
• 1925 – Meher Baba begins his silence of 44 years. His followers observe Silence Day on this date in commemoration.
• 1944 1944 - Tommy Douglas sworn in as Premier of Saskatchewan, replacing William Patterson; the first CCF government of Saskatchewan and the first socialist government in North America
• 1947 – Muhammad Ali Jinnah is recommended as the first Governor-General of Pakistan by the British Prime Minister, Clement Attlee.
• 1951 - Canada signs a formal peace agreement with West Germany ending the state of war with Germany
• 1962 – Telstar, the world's first communications satellite, is launched into orbit.
• 1972 - Leonid Brezhnev, Leader of the USSR, when asked by Time Magazine how many ballistic missiles were aimed at Toronto, replies: None; I have nothing against the Indians.
• 1973 – National Assembly of Pakistan passes a resolution on the recognition of Bangladesh.
• 1985 – The Greenpeace vessel Rainbow Warrior is bombed and sunk in Auckland harbour by French DGSE agents, killing Fernando Pereira.
• 1997 – In London, scientists report the findings of the DNA analysis of a Neanderthal skeleton which supports the "out of Africa theory" of human evolution, placing an "African Eve" at 100,000 to 200,000 years ago.

It's also:
• Armed Forces Day (Mauritania)
• Independence Day (Bahamas), celebrates the independence of the Bahamas from the United Kingdom in 1973.
• Nikola Tesla Day
• Silence Day (Followers of Meher Baba)
• Statehood Day (Wyoming)
• Piña Colada Day
• Cow Appreciation Day
• Don’t Step On A Bee Day
• Teddy Bear Picnic Day