ON THIS DAY: June 10, 2017

June 10th is

Ballpoint Pen Day *

Black Cow Float Day

Herbs and Spices Day

Iced Tea Day

Missing Mutts Awareness Day *

National Rosé Day *

World Bike Naked Day

World Doll Day *

Worldwide Knit in Public Day

International Young Eagles Day *
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MORE! Thomas Cromwell, Janis Joplin and Radmilla Šekerinska, click

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WORLD FESTIVALS AND NATIONAL HOLIDAYS

Bulgaria – Rhodopian Mountain:
Meadows in the Mountains Arts Fest

French Guiana –
Abolition of Slavery Day

Jordan – Army Day
(1916 Great Arab Revolt)

Netherlands – Delft:
Ohm Festival

Portugal – Dia de Portugal e de Camöes
(National Day/ Luís de Camöes memorial)

Republic of the Congo –
Reconciliation Day

South Korea – Seoul: Ultra Korea Music Fest

United Kingdom – Manchester:
Parklife Music Festival
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On This Day in HISTORY

671 – Emperor Tenji of Japan introduces a water clock (clepsydra) called Rokoku. The instrument, which measures time and indicates hours, is placed in the capital of Ōtsu

1190 – Third Crusade: Frederick I Barbarossa drowns in the river Saleph while leading an army to Jerusalem

1523 – Frederick I, styled King of Denmark, the Vends and the Goths, elected King of Norway, surrounds Copenhagen with his army because the city won’t recognize him as the successor to Denmark’s Christian II, forced by nobles unhappy with his attempts at domestic reforms, to abdicate

1540 – Thomas Cromwell, chief minister to English King Henry VIII, is arrested, under a bill of attainder (which did not need to specify any crime); he got an Earldom for his role in securing Henry’s betrothal to Anne of Cleves, but Henry is bitterly disappointed by Anne’s appearance; the wedding takes place because he can’t afford to offend his German allies, but he swears it’s never consummated; as the threatening French-Imperial alliance begins to fall apart, he presses Cromwell to rid him of his undesirable bride; Anne goes along with the annulment in exchange for a handsome income and a household in England, so Henry’ wrath turns on Cromwell, perhaps for “deceiving” him about Anne, but officially for selling export licenses illegally, granting passports and commissions without royal knowledge, and that his base, ignoble birth – certainly well-known by the King right from Cromwell’s first appointment –  means he has usurped power and misused royal trust

Portraits by Hans Holbein the Younger: Henry VIII, Anne of Cleves and Thomas Cromwell


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

1719 – The Jacobite-Spanish allied troops lose to the troops led by Scots Lord George Murray and William MacKenzie for the British government in the Battle of Glen Shiel

1720 – Mrs. Clements of Durham, Great Britain begins selling the first paste-style mustard

1793 – The Jardin des Plantes museum opens in Paris; a year later, it becomes the first public zoological garden

1793 – Following arrests of Girondin leaders, the Jacobins gain control of the Committee of Public Safety, installing a revolutionary dictatorship, the de facto executive government of France during the Reign of Terror

1805 – Yusuf Karamanli signs a treaty ending the First Barbary War between Tripolitania and the United States

1819 – Gustave Courbet born, prominent French painter of the Realism movement


 La rencontre, ou Bonjour Monsieur Courbet, Gustave Courbet self-portrait on right


1822 – Lydia White Shattuck born, internationally known botanist, also naturalist, and chemist, graduate of Mount Holyoke Seminary (1851), becomes a faculty member there until her retirement in 1888, just a few months before her death. She teaches science and math topics: algebra, geometry, physiology, physics, and astronomy

1829 – The first Boat Race between the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge takes place on the Thames in London

1838 – Myall Creek massacre: Twenty-eight peaceful, unarmed Aboriginal Australians, mostly women, children and old men, are murdered by stockmen, a mix of convict laborers and former convicts; seven of the stockmen are executed for their crimes, but one is never tried, and the other four are let go; in only one previous case had a white killer of an Aborigine person been executed

1854 – The first class of United States Naval Academy students graduate

1854 – Sarah Grand, born Frances Bellenden Clarke, Irish feminist author whose novels and other writings promote the ideal of the ‘New Woman’ who wants an education and the ability to be self-supporting, who will not stay in an oppressive marriage; she writes about the double standard, condemning women for promiscuity which is tacitly accepted in men; as a student, she is expelled from the Royal Naval School in Twickenham for organizing protests against the Contagious Diseases Act, which persecutes prostitutes as infected women, and sole cause of the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, subjecting them to inspection of their genitals and being locked in hospital wards



1865 – Richard Wagner’s opera Tristan und Isolde premieres in Munich, Germany



1869 – Frozen Texas beef shipped by steamship to New Orleans, the first recorded shipping of frozen food over a long distance

1898 – U.S. Marines landing in Cuba during the Spanish-American War

1901 – Frederick Loewe born in Austria, American composer, partner with lyricist Alan Jay Lerner on American musicals Brigadoon, My Fair Lady, and Camelot



1911 – Sir Terence Rattigan born, English playwright; Separate Tables, Goodbye Mr. Chips



1916 – The Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire was declared by Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca

1924 – Eleven days after Socialist leader Giacomo Matteotti denounces the Fascists for committing fraud in the recent elections in a speech before the Italian Parliament, he is kidnapped and stabbed to death while attempting to escape. Five men, including Amerigo Dumin, a prominent member of the Fascist secret police, are arrested, but only three are convicted, and they are released under amnesty by King Victor Emmanuel III. In 1947, the case is re-opened, and three of the murderers are given life sentences

1928 – Maurice Sendak born, American author-illustrator of children’s books; Where the Wild Things Are

1935 – Dr. Robert Smith takes his last drink, and Alcoholics Anonymous is founded in Akron, Ohio, by him and Bill Wilson

1940 – U.S President Franklin Roosevelt decides the night before not to give his prepared commencement speech at the University of Virginia when he learns that Italy has declared war on Great Britain and France, instead speaking of Mussolini, declaring “the hand that held the danger, has plunged it into the back of its neighbor.” The President said he had willing to broker peace between the Italians and the Allies, to keep Italy neutral in WWII to prevent the spread of war to the Mediterranean



1943 – Brothers Laszlo and Gyorgy Biro patent the ballpoint pen – Ballpoint Pen Day *

1952 – DuPont trademarks Mylar ™

1963 – U.S. Equal Pay Act is signed into law by President Kennedy: “To prohibit discrimination on account of sex in the payment of wages by employers engaged in commerce or in the production of goods for commerce.”

1964 – U.S. Senate breaks a 75-day filibuster against the Civil Rights Act of 1964, leading to the bill’s passage

1965 – Susanne Albers born, German computer scientist and academic

1966 – Janis Joplin makes her first appearance with Big Brother and the Holding Company in San Francisco at the Avalon Ballroom

1967 – The Six-Day War ends when Israel and Syria agree to a cease-fire

1967 – Stevie Wonder releases “I Was Made to Love Her”



1972 – Radmilla Šekerinska born, Macedonian politician, Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia (first in 2004 and then in 2006); she is the current Minister of Defence

1980 – The African National Congress in South Africa calls for the release of imprisoned leader Nelson Mandela

1986 – World Doll Day * is created by Mildred Seeley to celebrate dolls and their significance in cultures around the world

1992 – International Young Eagles Day * launches the Young Eagles program of the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) – flights for kids offered at many events



1996 – Peace talks begin in Northern Ireland without the participation of Sinn Féin

2002 – The first direct electronic communication experiment between the nervous systems of two humans is carried out by Kevin Warwick in the United Kingdom

2003 – NASA’s Spirit rover launches, beginning the Mars Exploration Rover mission

2013 – Missing Mutts Awareness Day * started by volunteer searchers in Edmonton, Alberta Canada helping look for two dogs missing since December 2012, and never found –  Missing Mutts on Facebook lists sources and ideas for finding missing pets

2014 – The first National Rosé Day * is sponsored by Bodvár House of Rosés


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3 Responses to ON THIS DAY: June 10, 2017

  1. pete says:

    Everyday is iced tea day.

  2. I’ve really been getting into a plum and hibiscus tea they make over at Steampunk Coffee in Natchez. It’s really tasty and it looks like a drink from Star Trek. But I’m with pete. Everyday is iced tea day. Iced tea and coldbeer (one word) are the official drinks of the South.

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