On this Day
Friday, June 10th
The 161st day of 2005
There are 204 days left in the year
Today's Highlights in History
On June 10, 1967, the Six-Day War ended as Israel and Syria agreed to observe a United Nations-mediated cease-fire. (Go to article.)
On June 10, 1922, Judy Garland, American motion-picture actress, was born. Following her death on June 22, 1969, her obituary appeared in The Times. (Go to obit. Other Birthdays)
On June 10, 1865, Harper's Weekly featured a cartoon about the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. (See the cartoon and read an explanation.)
1610 - The first Dutch settlers arrive to colonize Manhattan Island.
1639 - The first American log cabin is built at Fort Christina, DE.
1752 - Ben Franklin's kite is struck by lightning.
1772 - Rhode Islanders burn the Gaspe, a British revenue cutter.
1776 - The Continental Congress appoints a committee to write a Declaration of Independence.
1801 - Tripoli declares war on the U.S. for refusing to pay tribute (protection money).
1846 - Robert Thomson obtains an English patent on a rubber tire.
1863 - General Nathan Bedford Forrest and 3500 Confederates defeat 8,000 Union troops at the Battle of Brice's Crossroads, MS.
1898 - U.S. Marines land in Cuba during Spanish-American War.
1916 - The Great Arab Revolt begins.
1924 - The first political convention is broadcast on the radio (Republicans in Cleveland).
1935 - Alcoholics Anonymous is formed.
1940 - Italy declares war on France and Britain during.
1942 - The Gestapo kills 173 Czechoslovakians in the Massacre at Lidice.
1943 - FDR becomes the first U.S. President to visit a foreign country during wartime; he also signs the withholding tax bill (W-2 Day!)
1946 - The Italian Republic is established.
1955 - The first separation of virus into its component parts is reported.
1967 - The "6-day War" (Israel, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt) ends.
1973 - NASA launches the Radio Astronomy Explorer 49 into lunar orbit.
1975 - The Rockefeller panel reports on 300,000 illegal CIA files on Americans.
1977 - James Earl Ray (killed Martin Luther King) escapes from prison.
1981 - The IRA's Joseph Doherty escapes from the Crumlin Road Jail.
1982 - Israeli troops reach the outskirts of Beirut.
1984 - US missile shot down an incoming missile in space for 1st time.
1991 - In the "Mother of All Parades," NYC welcomes home Desert Storm veterans.
1735 - John Morgan, physician-in-chief of the Continental Army
1921 - Prince Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, Elizabeth II's husband
1922 - Rose Moffard, acting AZ Governor.
1929 - James McDivitt, Brigadier General, USAF / astronaut (Gemini 4, Apollo 9)
1839 - Nathaniel Pryor, Lewis & Clark Expedition
1903 - Serbian King Alexander I and Queen Dragia, assassinated
1924 - Giacomo Matteotti, Italian socialist deputy, assassinated
1985 - Bob Prince, sportscaster (Monday Night Baseball)
1988 - Louis L'Amour, western writer
Reported Missing in Action
Compa, Joseph J., Jr., US Army (OH); UH1B shot down, KIA, body not recovered.
Curlee, Robert L., Jr., US Army (NC); UH1B shot down, KIA, body not recovered
Doughtie, Carl Louis, USN (NC); A1H shot down, remains ID'd December, 1998 - buried in Arlington February, 1999
Hagen, Craig L., US Army (CA); UH1B shot down, KIA, body not recovered
Hall, Walter L., US Army (ME); UH1B shot down, KIA, body not recovered
Johnson, Bruce G., US Army (MI); UH1B shot down, last seen on ground under fire, listed as MIA
Owens, Fred M., US Army (OK); UH1B shot down, KIA, body not recovered
Saegaert, Donald R., US Army (CT); UH1B shot down, KIA, body not recovered
Everson, David, USAF (MN); F105 shot down, released by DRV March, 1973 - alive and well as of 1998
Hall, Thomas R., USAF (VA); F8E shot down, released by DRV March 1973 - alive as of 1998
Platt, Robert L., Jr., US Army (SC); last seen wounded during ambush
Sherman, Peter Woodbury, USN (OH); F105 shot down, remains returned January, 1991
Pierce, Walter M., US Army (PA); Killed, body not recovered