July 10 in History
What happened on July 10 in history?
A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on july 10 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on july 10 in history.?>
Kenyan runner Yobes Ondieki becomes the first man to run 10,000 meters in less than 27 minutes.
Boris Yeltsin is sworn in as the first elected president of the Russian Federation, following the breakup of the USSR.
Coca-Cola Co. announces it will resume selling “old formula Coke,” following a public outcry and falling sales of its “new Coke.”
In Seveso, near Milan, Italy, an explosion in a chemical factory covers the surrounding area with toxic dioxin. Time magazine has ranked the Seveso incident No. 8 on its list of the 10 worst environmental disasters.
Singer Bobbie Gentry records “Ode to Billie Joe,” which will become a country music classic and win 4 Grammys.
“(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” becomes the Rolling Stones’ first No. 1 single in the USA.
The satellite Telstar is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, beaming live television from Europe to the United States.
Belgium sends troops to the Congo to protect whites as the Congolese Bloodbath begins, just 10 days after the former colony became independent of Belgian rule.
Armistice talks between the United Nations and North Korea begin at Kaesong.
U.S. carrier-based aircraft begin airstrikes against Japan in preparation for invasion.
American and British forces complete their amphibious landing of Sicily.
General Carl Spaatz becomes the head of the U.S. Air Force in Europe.
Germany begins the bombing of England.
The trial of Tennessee teacher John T. Scopes opens, with Clarence Darrow appearing for the defense and William Jennings Bryan for the prosecution.
Dr. Daniel Hale Williams performs the first successful open-heart surgery, without the benefit of penicillin or blood transfusion.
Wyoming becomes the 44th state.
Millard Fillmore is sworn in as the 13th president of the United States following the death of Zachary Taylor.
In support of the American Revolution, Louis XVI declares war on England.
The statue of King George III is pulled down in New York City.
The British crown claims New Hampshire as a royal colony.
The Catholic states in Germany set up a league under the leadership of Maximilian of Bavaria.
The Spanish explorer Hernan Cortes is driven from Tenochtitlan and retreats to Tlaxcala.