June 10


July 1, 2022

June 10 (10.6) is the 161st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (162nd in leap years). There are 204 days remaining until the end of the year.


1610 - The first Dutch settlers land on Manhattan Island, now central New York. In 1626, the Dutch bought the island from the Indians for a few bales of cloth and cheap jewelry and built the settlement of New Amsterdam in its southern part. 1719 - Roman-German Emperor Charles VI expels the Spaniards from Sicily. 1793 - The first public zoo opens in Paris. 1868 - Prince Mihailo Obrenović is assassinated in Kosutnjak, Belgrade. The assassins were arrested, immediately convicted and shot in Karaburma. Former prince Aleksandar Karadjordjevic is accused of participating in the conspiracy. 1918 - An Italian torpedo boat sinks the Austro-Hungarian battleship St. Stephen in the Adriatic Sea: more than 60 dead. 1898 - US troops invade Cuba during the Spanish-American War. 1909 - The SOS signal is used for the first time, when the Slavonian liner Slavonia of the Kjunard shipwreck in the Azores. 1924 - Fascists kidnap and then assassinate Giacomo Mateotti, leader of the Italian Socialists. 1940 - Italy, an ally of Germany in World War II, declares war on France and the United Kingdom. 1942 - The Nazis completely destroy the Czech village of Lidice in World War II, in retaliation for the assassination of the Nazi protectors of Bohemia and Moravia and one of Hitler's most important associates, Reinhard Heydrich. The assassination on May 27 was carried out by Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš, Czech command parachutists sent from Great Britain. 1945 - The trial of Chetnik Draza Mihailovic, other members of the Chetnik movement and officials of Nedic's administration begins in Belgrade. 1967 - A six-day Israeli-Arab war ends in which Israel occupies the territories of Syria, Jordan and Egypt, which include East Jerusalem, the West Bank, Gaza and the Sinai Peninsula. The USSR severed diplomatic relations with Israel. 1970 - At least 100 people are killed in a clash between government forces and Palestinian guerrillas in Jordan. 1971 - A US lifting 20-year embargo on trade with China is lifted. 1990 - Peruvian politician of Japanese origin Alberto Fujimori defeated the writer Mario Vargas Llosa in the presidential elections in Peru. At first sight