Today in History - June 10
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323BC Jun 10,
Alexander died in Persia at Babylon at the age of 32. His general,
Ptolemy, took possession of Egypt. Apelles was a painter in
Alexander's court. He had been commissioned by Alexander to paint a
portrait of Campaspe, Alexander's concubine. Apelles fell in love
with Campaspe and Alexander granted her to him in marriage. In 1984
Curtius Quintas Rufus authored "the History of Alexander." In 1991
Peter Green authored "Alexander of Macedon, A Historical Biography."
“Alexander the Great” by Norman F. Cantor (d.2004) was published in
(BS, 5/3/98, p.12E)(WSJ, 2/11/00, p.W6) (ON,
1/01, p.11)(SSFC, 12/25/05, p.M3)
1190 Jun 10, Frederick I van
Hohenstaufen, Barbarossa (1123-1190), king of Germany and Italy and
the Holy Roman Empire, drowned crossing the Saleph River while
leading an army of the Third Crusade. Frederick struggled to extend
German influence throughout Europe, maneuvering both politically and
militarily. He clashed with the pope, the powerful Lombards and
fellow Germans among others throughout the years. He joined the
Third Crusade in the Spring of 1189 in their efforts to free
Jerusalem from Saladin's army
(WUD, 1994, p.565)(HN, 6/10/98)(HNQ, 2/3/01)
1358 Jun 10, French Boer leader
Guillaume Cale was captured.
1540 Jun 10, Thomas Cromwell
was arrested in Westminster.
1580 Jun 10, Luis Camoes
(b.1524), Portuguese poet, died. He fought in colonial battles in
Morocco and India and lost one eye. He was arrested in a street
brawl in Lisbon and left for India. He traveled to Macao and
Mozambique after which he published "Os Lusiadas" (The Lusiads,
1572), a poem that glorified Vasco da Gama and the history of
p.D6)(SSFC, 3/10/02, p.M3)
1605 Jun 10, False Dimitri was
crowned Russian tsar for 1st time.
1610 Jun 10, The 1st Dutch
settlers arrived from NJ to colonize Manhattan Island.
1610 Jun 10, English Lord De La
Ware and his supply ships arrived at Jamestown allowing the colony
to recover and survive.
1639 Jun 10, The 1st American
log cabin at Fort Christina (Wilmington, Delaware).
1688 Jun 10, Mary of Modena,
the wife of Britain’s King James II, gave birth to a male heir. This
placed England, much to the dismay of Parliament, in line for a
succession of Catholic monarchs.
(Econ, 2/4/06, p.77)(ON, 7/06, p.10)
1692 Jun 10, Bridget Bishop was
hanged in Salem, Mass., for witchcraft. This was the first official
execution of the Salem witch trials.
(HN, 6/10/01)(WSJ, 1/18/08, p.W10)
1718 Jun 10, Blackbeard's ship,
the Queen Anne's Revenge, ran aground about this time and soon sank
off the coast of Beaufort, NC. In 1997 underwater archeologist
raised a canon believed to be from this ship.
(SFC, 3/4/96, p.A4)(SFC,10/24/97,
1720 Jun 10, Mrs. Clements of
England marketed the 1st paste-style mustard.
1720 Jun 10, The French state
bank reopened after a 10 day closure and some people were crushed to
death in the rush to get in.
(WSJ, 7/19/00, p.B4)
1735 Jun 10, John Morgan,
physician-in-chief of Continental Army, was born.
1752 Jun 10, Benjamin
Franklin's kite was struck by lightning as he flew it during a
1761 Jun 10, Puritan version of
"Othello" opened in Newport, Rhode Island.
1776 Jun 10, The Continental
Congress appointed a committee to write a Declaration of
1801 Jun 10, The North African
state of Tripoli declared war on the United States in a dispute over
safe passage of merchant vessels through the Mediterranean. Tripoli
declared war on the U.S. for refusing to pay tribute.
(AP, 6/10/97)(HN, 6/10/98)
1806 Jun 10, James Fox, British
foreign minister, introduced a bill to ban British ships from
transporting slaves to foreign countries. Parliament passed the
(ON, 4/05, p.3)
1818 Jun 10, Pesaro opera
theater opened with Rossini's "La Gaza Ladra."
1819 Jun 10, J.D. Gustave
Courbet (d.1877), French realist painter (Demoiselles the la Seine),
was born. His realistic landscapes were marked by bold shadows and
compositions fragmented by the play of natural light. This technique
was pursued more fully by the impressionists. His work included
"Rock at HautePierre."
(DPCP, 1984)(WSJ, 3/10/00, p.W16)(MC, 6/10/02)
1824 Jun 10, Caesar
Augustus Rodney (v.1772), US Attorney General (1807-1811) and nephew
of US Judge Caesar Rodney (1728-1784), died in Buenos Aires. He
served as a US Senator from Delaware (1822-1823).
1836 Jun 10, Yamaoka Tesshu,
Japanese swordsman, was born.
1836 Jun 10, Andre M. Ampere,
French mathematician, physicist (Amp), died.
1847 Jun 10, Chicago Tribune
1848 Jun 10, The 1st telegraph
link between NYC & Chicago was established.
1854 Jun 10, The U.S. Naval
Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, held its first graduation.
1861 Jun 10, Thaddeus Lowe
demonstrated his balloon, the Enterprise, along with its telegraphy
capabilities for Pres. Lincoln at the White House lawn.
(ON, 2/05, p.8)
1861 Jun 10, The Virginia
village of Big Bethel became the site of the 1st major land battle
of the Civil War. Private Henry L. Wyatt was the 1st Confederate
soldier killed in a Civil War battle. 18 Union soldiers were killed.
(AH, 10/01, p.50)
1861 Jun 10, Dorthea Dix, known
for her work with the mentally ill, was appointed superintendent of
women nurses for the Union Army.
1863 Jun 10, At the Battle of
Brice's Crossroads in Mississippi, Confederate General Nathan
Bedford Forrest with 3,500 troops defeated the Union troops of
(HN, 6/10/98)(MC, 6/10/02)
1865 Jun 10, The opera "Tristan
und Isolde" by Richard Wagner premiered in Munich, Germany.
1688 Jun 10, Mary of Modena,
the wife of Britain’s King James II, gave birth to a male heir,
James Francis Edward Stuart (d.1766). This placed England, much to
the dismay of Parliament, in line for a succession of Catholic
monarchs. On 10 December, within six months of his birth, Mary of
Modena took baby James to France, worried about his safety, while
his father, James II, continued to fight (unsuccessfully) to retain
2/4/06, p.77)(ON, 7/06, p.10)
1871 Jun 10, A landing force of
110 U.S. Marines came ashore on Korea's Kangwha Island, a fortress
island guarding the approaches to Seoul. The Korean Punitive
Expedition was launched from an American fleet, which anchored in
the Han River after the isolationist Korean government rejected U.S.
diplomatic demands for an explanation of the fate of an American
ship and her crew believed killed by the Koreans. In two days of
fighting, the Marines and sailors captured the defensive forts on
the Island, leaving 243 Koreans dead. Nevertheless, the expedition
failed to open Korea to foreign trade.
1884 Jun 10, William E. Eldred
of Brooklyn, NY, was granted a US patent for a new way to open and
close the legs of a folding table.
(SFC, 1/30/08, p.G4)
1884 Jun 10, Johann Gustav
Droysen (b.1808), German historian, died in Berlin. His books
included “Geschichte Alexanders des Grossen” (1833), a study of
Alexander the Great.
1886 Jun 10, Mount Tarawera
erupted at Rotorua on the North Island. 155 people were killed and
several Maori and European settlements, including Te Wairoa, were
(SFEC, 1/9/00, p.T5)(SSFC, 10/28/12, p.M6)
1890 Jun 10, Sessue Hayakawa,
Japanese actor (Bridge on River Kwai, Hell to Eternity), was born.
1892 Jun 10, The Republican
National Convention in Minneapolis nominated President Harrison for
re-election and Whitelaw Reid for vice president. (Harrison,
however, lost the election to former President Cleveland.)
1895 Jun 10, Hattie McDaniel
was born in Wichita, Kansas. She was the first African-American
actress to win an Oscar which she won for her role as a maid in Gone
With the Wind.
1898 Jun 10, During the
Spanish-American War, U.S. Marines landed in Cuba and camped at
Guantanamo Bay where 2 Marines became the 1st war casualties.
(HN, 6/10/98)(SSFC, 1/20/02, p.A7)
1901 Jun 10, Frederick Loewe,
songwriter, was born.
1905 Jun 10, 1st forest fire
lookout tower placed in operation was at Greenville, Me.
1905 Jun 10, Japan and Russia
agreed to peace talks brokered by President Theodore Roosevelt.
1907 Jun 10, In China 11 men in
five cars set out from the French embassy in Beijing on a race to
Paris. Prince Scipione Borghese of Italy was the first to arrive in
the French capital two months later. The 62-day race was won by an
Italian built Itala.
(AP, 6/10/07)(AH, 6/03, p.21)
1908 Jun 10, Ernst B. Chain,
German chemist, bacteriologist (penicillin, Nobel 1945), was born.
1909 Jun 10, An SOS signal was
transmitted for the first time in an emergency as the Cunard liner
SS Slavonia was wrecked off the Azores.
1911 Jun 10, Queen Wilhelmina
opened the Rembrandt house in Amsterdam.
1915 Jun 10, Girl Scouts were
founded. [see Mar 12, 1912]
1916 Jun 10, Mecca, under
control of the Turks, fell to the Arabs during the Great Arab
Revolt. Sharif Hussein, Arab Emir of Mecca, led the revolt.
(HN, 6/10/98)(ON, 10/05, p.7)
1917 Jun 10, 60,000 people of
Petrograd welcomed Prince Kropotkin, who was banned 41 years
1920 Jun 10, The Republican
convention in Chicago endorsed woman suffrage.
1921 Jun 10, The US Budget and
Accounting Act of 1921 required the President to submit the budget
to Congress for each fiscal year which is the 12-month period
beginning on October 1 and ending on September 30 of the next
calendar year. The act was approved by President Warren G. Harding
to provide a national budget system and an independent audit of
1921 Jun 10, Philip
Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince, Consort of Elizabeth II, was
born in Greece.
1922 Jun 10, Judy Garland,
singer-actress was born as Frances Ethel Gumm in Grand Rapids, Minn.
She starred in The Wizard of Oz and Easter Parade.
(AP, 6/10/97)(HN, 6/10/99)
1924 Jun 10, The Italian
socialist leader Giacomo Matteotti was kidnapped and assassinated by
Fascists in Rome.
1925 Jun 10, Nat Hentoff,
journalist, was born.
1925 Jun 10, Tennessee adopted
a new biology text book denying the theory of evolution.
1928 Jun 10, Maurice Sendak,
children's author and illustrator (Where the Wild Things Are), was
1933 Jun 10, F. Lee Bailey,
American defense attorney, was born. He later defended the Boston
Strangler, Patty Hearst and O.J. Simpson
1933 Jun 10, Robert
Porterfield and 22 other hungry actors opened the doors of the
Barter Theater in Abingdon, Virginia. Admission was 40 cents per
head or the equivalent in produce.
(HT, 3/97, p.14)
1933 Jun 10, Col. Eugene
Northington (53) of the US Army Medical Corps died in SF from X-ray
cancers. He had dedicated his life to pioneering work studying
(SSFC, 6/8/08, DB p.58)
1935 Jun 10, Alcoholics
Anonymous was founded in Akron, Ohio, by William G. Wilson (Bill
Wilson), a stockbroker, and Dr. Robert Smith (Bob Smith), a heart
1937 Jun 10, San Francisco
police began the destruction of some 400 slot machines seized in the
past years. They planned to dump the destroyed machines in the SF
(SSFC, 6/10/12, DB p.42)
1937 Jun 10, Luciana Paluzzi
(Fiona Volpe), actress (Five Fingers, Thunderball), was born in
1940 Jun 10, Marcus Garvey
(b.1887), US black leader (Back to Africa Movement), died. In 2008
Colin Grant authored “Negro With a Hat: The Rise and Fall of Marcus
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcus_Garvey)(SSFC, 5/11/08, Books
1940 Jun 10, Italy declared war
on France and Britain; Canada declared war on Italy.
1942 Jun 10, German
Gestapo massacred 173 male residents of Lidice, Czechoslovakia, in
retaliation for the killing of SS Gen Reinhard Heydrich. All
together, 340 people died in the Nazi reprisal (192 men, 60 women
and 88 children). The death toll resulting from the effort to avenge
the death of Heydrich is estimated at 1,300. This count includes
relatives of the partisans, their supporters, Czech elites suspected
of disloyalty and random victims like those from Lidice.
1943 Jun 10, FDR signed a
withholding tax bill into law.
1943 Jun 10, The Allies began
bombing Germany around the clock.
1944 Jun 10, The U.S. VII and V
corps, advancing from Normandy’s Utah and Omaha beaches,
respectively, linked-up and began moving inland.
1944 Jun 10, German troops of
the armored SS Division "Das Reich", as they headed toward Normandy
to combat D-Day invasion forces, slaughtered 642 men, women and
children in the village of Oradour-sur-Glane, France. In 1983 a
court in East Berlin convicted Heinz Barth (1921-2007), a former SS
officer, and sentenced him to life in prison. In addition to
involvement in the massacre, East German judges also found that
Barth volunteered to participate in an execution of 92 Czech
civilians in 1942. In 1997 his sentence was commuted to probation.
1944 Jun 10, In Greece
Waffen-SS troops of the 4th SS Polizei Panzergrenadier Division
under the command of SS-Hauptsturmführer Fritz Lautenbach went door
to door and massacred Greek civilians as part of a 'retaliation
measure' for a partisan attack upon the unit. A total of 214 men,
women and children were killed in Distomo, a small village near
1946 Jun 10, Jack Johnson, 1st
black heavyweight champion (1908-1915), died in car accident. In
2004 Geoffrey C. Ward authored “Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and
Fall of Jack Johnson.” In 2005 Ken Burns premiered the PBS
documentary: “Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack
(SSFC, 11/7/04, p.M1)(SFC, 1/17/05, p.D6)
1946 Jun 10, Italy replaced its
abolished monarchy with a republic.
1947 Jun 10, California Gov.
Earl Warren signed a measure that gave each county the authority to
regulate its own air pollution. This was America’s first statewide
air protection law.
(SFEC,11/10/97, p.A10)(Econ, 3/16/13, p.29)
1948 Jun 10, The news that the
sound barrier has been broken is finally released to the public by
the U.S. Air Force. Chuck Yeager, piloting the rocket airplane X-1,
exceeded the speed of sound on October 14, 1947.
1952 Jun 10, Pres. Truman tried
to nationalize the steel industry. [see Apr 8]
1953 Jun 10, John R. Edwards,
US Senator, was born Seneca, South Carolina. In 2004 he ran as a
Democrat presidential candidate and then agreed to run for the
vice-presidency under Sen. John Kerry.
(SSFC, 2/29/04, p.D2)(SFC, 7/7/04, p.A9)
1957 Jun 10, John Diefenbaker,
Progressive Conservative Party, was elected PM of Canada. He served
(CFA, '96, p.81)(HN, 9/18/98)(MC, 6/10/02)
1957 Jun 10, Harold MacMillan
became British PM.
1959 Jun 10, Eliot Spitzer,
later NY state governor (2007), was born in the Bronx. In 2008 he
faced the end of his political career amidst a sex scandal.
(WSJ, 3/11/08, p.A18)
1963 Jun 10, JFK signed an
equal pay for equal work law for men & women.
1964 Jun 10, The U.S. Senate
voted to limit further debate on a proposed civil rights bill,
shutting off a filibuster by Southern states.
1966 Jun 10, Mamas & Papas
won a gold record for "Monday, Monday."
1967 Jun 10, Spencer Tracy
(b.1900), American film star, died. His work included 75 feature
films and two Oscars. In 2011 James Curtis authored “Spencer Tracy:
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spencer_Tracy)(SSFC, 10/30/11, p.F6)
1967 Jun 10, Israel completed
its final offensive in the Golan Heights in the 6-Day Middle East
War. The next day Israel and Syria agreed to observe a United
Nations-mediated cease-fire. Israel took Gaza and the Sinai from
Egypt, Old Jerusalem and the West Bank from Jordan, and the Golan
Heights from Syria. In 2002 Michael B. Oren authored "Six Days of
War: June 1967 and the making of the Modern Middle East." Israeli
military historian Arieh Yitzhaki later said that his research
showed Israeli troops killed 300 Egyptian prisoners of war. Israel
said soldiers on both sides committed atrocities. In 2007 Tom Segev
authored “1967: Israel, the War and the Year that Transformed the
(AP, 6/10/97)(WSJ, 6/5/02, p.D7)(AP,
3/6/07)(Econ, 5/26/07, p.97)
1970 Jun 10, A fifteen-man
group of special forces troops began training for Operation Kingpin,
a POW rescue mission in North Vietnam. The daring rescue raid at the
Son Tay prison camp deep within North Vietnam lacked only one
1971 Jun 10, Federal marshals,
FBI agents and special forces swarmed Alcatraz Island and removed
the Native American occupiers: 5 women, 4 children and 6 unarmed
1971 Jun 10, In Mexico City a
paramilitary group descended on student demonstrators and at least
11 people were killed. In 2002 criminal complaints were filed
against 14 former federal and Mexico City officials for their
involvement in the massacre. Mayor Alfonso Martinez (d.2002 at 81)
denied any involvement in the massacre that left over 30 protestors
dead. In 2004 charges were filed against former Pres. Echeverria,
but a judge blocked his arrest.
(SFC, 6/13/02, p.A14)(SFC, 11/9/02, p.A19)(SFC,
7/24/04, p.A3)(WSJ, 7/26/04, p.A1)
1975 Jun 10, The Rockefeller
panel reported on illegal CIA files on Americans.
1977 Jun 10, James Earl Ray,
the convicted assassin of civil rights leader Martin Luther King
Jr., escaped from Brushy Mountain State Prison in Tennessee with six
others; he was recaptured June 13.
1978 Jun 10, Affirmed
(1975-2001) , ridden by Steve Cauthen, became a Triple Crown winner
after winning the NY Belmont Stakes by a nose over Alyadar.
(AP, 6/10/98)(WSJ, 6/7/99, p.A20)(NW, 12/31/01,
1980 Jun 10, A package bomb
injured United Airlines Pres. Percy Wood at his home in Lake Forest,
Ill. It was later attributed to the Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski.
1981 Jun 10, In Frascati,
Italy, 6-year-old Alfredo Rampi fell down an artesian well; the
story ended tragically as efforts to rescue him proved futile.
1982 Jun 10, The play "Torch
Song Trilogy," by Harvey Fierstein, opened on Broadway.
1982 Jun 10, The Jos. Schlitz
Brewing Company and the Old Milwaukee brand was acquired by Stroh
Brewing Company of Detroit. The Old Milwaukee brand was first
brewered by the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company.
1982 Jun 10, Rainer Werner
Fassbinder (b.1945), German film director, died.
1985 Jun 10, Socialite Claus
von Bulow was acquitted by a jury in Providence, Rhode Island, at
his retrial on charges he’d tried to murder his heiress wife, Martha
“Sunny” von Bulow.
1985 Jun 10, The Israeli army
pulled out of Lebanon after 1,099 days of occupation
1987 Jun 10, The leaders of
seven major industrial nations ended a three-day summit in Venice,
proposing no new major economic initiatives, but calling for closer
coordination of their economies and a stabilizing of foreign
1988 Jun 10, The US House
ethics committee announced it had voted unanimously to conduct a
preliminary inquiry into allegations concerning the conduct of
Speaker Jim Wright.
1988 Jun 10, Author Louis
L'Amour died in Los Angeles at age 80. He wrote 116 western novels.
L’Amour trained troops in survival and later fought in the European
theater in tank destroyers. His early life was filled with the same
type of adventures that he wrote about. Due to economic problems and
an adventuresome spirit, L’Amour left his Jamestown, N.D., home when
he was 15 and spent the next several decades tramping the West and
sailing the world. He worked at just about everything that would
keep him alive. His writings was just beginning to be published when
the war started.
(AP, 6/10/98)(USAT, 6/10/98, p.1D)(HNQ, 7/15/01)
1989 Jun 10, Easy Goer won the
Belmont Stakes in New York, denying the Triple Crown to Kentucky
Derby and Preakness winner Sunday Silence.
1990 Jun 10, Alberto Fujimori
was elected president of Peru by a narrow margin over novelist Mario
1990 Jun 10, Two members of the
rap group 2 Live Crew were arrested in Hollywood, Florida. They and
a third band member were acquitted of obscenity charges October
1991 Jun 10, "Twin Peaks" ended
its run on ABC-TV.
1991 Jun 10, New York City
staged a massive celebration for US veterans of the Persian Gulf
War, code-named Desert Storm.
1991 Jun 10, In South Lake
Tahoe, Ca., Phillip Garrido and his wife Nancy, snatched Jaycee Lee
Dugard (11) from a bus stop outside her home. In 2009 police freed
Dugard and arrested the Garrido’s. During the interim Phillip
Garrido fathered 2 children with Dugard keeping them in tents in a
fenced backyard compound in Antioch, Ca. In 2010 California
lawmakers approved a $20 million payment to Dugard and 2 her
children, ages 12 and 15. On June 2, 2011, Phillip Garrido (59) was
sentenced to 431 years to life in prison. Nancy (55) was sentenced
36 years to life. In 2011 Dugard authored “A Stolen Life: A Memoir.”
On Sep 22, 2011, Dugard sued the federal government for the lax
supervision of her abductor.
(AP, 8/28/09)(SFC, 7/2/10, p.C3)(SFC, 6/3/11,
p.A1)(SSFC, 7/31/11, p.F1)(SFC, 9/23/11, p.C3)
1991 Jun 10, Vercors (b.1902)
[Jean Bruller], French writer (Silence of Mer), died.
1992 Jun 10, President Bush
dropped Secretary of State James A. Baker III from his trip to the
Earth Summit in Brazil, instructing him to step up negotiations for
a new agreement with Russia to reduce long-range nuclear missile
1993 Jun 10, Scientists
announced they had extracted genetic material from the preserved
remains of an insect that had lived when dinosaurs roamed the Earth.
1993 Jun 10, Richard Webb (77),
actor (Captain Midnight), shot himself.
1994 Jun 10, President Clinton
intensified sanctions against Haiti's military leaders, suspending
U.S. commercial air travel and most financial transactions between
the two countries.
1994 Jun 10, Dhirendra
Brahmachari (70), a spiritual leader and yoga instructor who became
a confidant of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, died today in a plane
crash. Brahmachari, aka known as the flying swami, was swept into
obscurity amid scandals over a personal arms factory and crooked
(http://tinyurl.com/3metw8l)(Econ, 6/11/11, p.44)
1995 Jun 10, US Air Force
Captain Scott O’Grady, rescued after being shot down over Bosnia,
described his six-day ordeal at a news conference at Aviano Air Base
in Italy, saying he was no Rambo and no hero.
1995 Jun 10, “Thunder Gulch”
won the Belmont Stakes.
1996 Jun 10, The film “The
Rock,” starring Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage, opened and took in
$25.1 million nationally.
(SFC, 6/11/96, p.E1)
1996 Jun 10, The Colorado
Avalanche defeated the Florida Panthers 1-0 in triple overtime to
win the Stanley Cup in a four-game sweep.
1996 Jun 10, Rupinol,
(Rohypnol), also known as Rufi, is a drug that causes amnesia when
mixed with alcohol and was gaining popularity among young people. It
was sold over the counter in Mexico and other countries outside the
(SFC, 6/10/96, C4)(SFC, 6/11/96, p.A1)
1996 Jun 10, US scientists led
by David M. Mehringer reported that evidence of ascetic acid
(vinegar) had been found in a cloud of gas named Sagittarius B2
North, some 25,000 light years from Earth.
(SFC, 6/11/96, p.A4)
1996 Jun 10, Intel released its
200 Mhz Pentium chip.
1996 Jun 10, Iran offered to
mediate between Bahrain and its Shiite opposition and denied any
involvement in the recent plot to topple the government of Bahrain.
(SFC, 6/11/96, p.A16)
1996 Jun 10, In Italy the
center-left government announced a new privatization calendar that
included the sale of stakes in insurance, banking, and oil
(WSJ, 6/11/96, p.A9B)
1996 Jun 10, In Malaysia Irene
Fernandez, head of the human rights group Tenaganita, went on trial
for her 1995 published report on prison conditions of immigrant
inmates. 71 deaths have been caused by alleged abuse. She was
charged under a 1986 law that banned the publication of "malicious
allegations" against the government. Seven years later, she was
sentenced to one year in prison but appealed. In 2008 she was
(SFC, 6/11/96, p.A15)(SFC, 5/29/96, p.A8)(AP,
1996 Jun 10, A report on Mexico
estimated that 800,000 children under 14 worked in different sectors
of the economy. The Mexican constitution and federal labor law
prohibits the employment of children under 14. Based on a 1990
census, the Sec. of Public Education estimated that 2.5 million
children between 6 & 14 do not attend school.
(SFC, 6/10/96, C3)
1996 Jun 10, Hezbollah
guerrillas killed 5 Israeli soldiers and wounded 6 in a dawn ambush
in south Lebanon.
(SFC, 6/10/96, p.A1)
1996 Jun 10, Arafat’s
government detained Eyad Sarraj, head of the Independent Commission
for Citizen’s Rights. Sarraj says the Palestinian Authority is
(SFC, 6/11/96, p.A16)
1996 Jun10, In Pakistan three
bombings killed 6 and injured 48 in Punjab Province.
(WSJ, 6/11/96, p.A1)
1996 Jun 10, Yemeni troops put
down antigovernment protests in Mukalla, also the site of a 1994
civil war. Court charges that police raped a group of women appeared
to trigger the protests.
(WSJ, 6/11/96, p.A1)
1996 Jun 10, In Spain the new
center-right government introduced sweeping economic measures. Taxes
were eased on small and mid-size companies, savings and job creation
were encouraged, the powerful professional guilds were weakened and
various markets liberalized, and double taxation for large foreign
companies was eliminated.
(WSJ, 6/11/96, p.A9A)
1997 Jun 10, In California
former Black Panther Geronimo Pratt was released on bail after 27
years behind bars on what he says were trumped-up murder charges.
Authorities decided against retrying him.
1997 Jun 10, Pope John Paul II
bade farewell to his native Poland as he ended an 11-day pilgrimage.
1998 Jun 10, A jury in
Jacksonville, Fla. ordered Brown and Williamson Tobacco Corp. to pay
nearly $1 million to the family of Roland Maddox, who had died after
smoking Lucky Strikes for almost 50 years. A Florida appeals court
later overturned the verdict.
(AP, 6/10/99)(AP, 6/10/08)
1998 Jun 10, The Wisconsin
Supreme court ruled that taxpayer could be used to send poor
children to private religious schools.
(SFC, 6/11/98, p.A3)
1998 Jun 10, It was reported
that scientists had decoded the DNA sequence for Mycobacterium
(SFC, 6/11/98, p.A2)
1998 Jun 10, Belarus delayed a
deadline for foreign diplomats to leave their residences to permit
repairs following protests by diplomats.
(WSJ, 6/10/98, p.A1)
1998 Jun 10, In France pilots
agreed to end their 10-day strike after accepting shares in Air
France in exchange for salary cuts.
(SFC, 6/11/98, p.A10)
1998 Jun 10, In Mexico 9 people
were killed in Chiapas when the army tried to retake control of El
Bosque. 52 people were arrested.
(SFC, 6/11/98, p.A10)
1998 Jun 10, The Russian market
fell for a 5th straight day and the government failed to sell enough
treasury bills to cover its short-term debt.
(SFC, 6/11/98, p.C2)
1998 Jun 10, In Sudan three aid
workers were killed when gunmen opened fire on a UN relief convoy.
(SFC, 6/11/98, p.C2)
1999 Jun 10, The US Supreme
Court struck down (6-3) a Chicago anti-loitering ordnance aimed
against street gangs.
(SFC, 6/11/99, p.A3)(AP, 6/10/00)
1999 Jun 10, The Christian
Coalition, founded and led by Pat Robertson, was denied tax-exempt
status because of its political activity.
(SFC, 6/11/99, p.A3)
1999 Jun 10, Scientists
reported a wintertime cloud of air pollution the size of the US over
the Indian Ocean. The soot and sulfur cloud covered an area of 3.8
million sq. miles.
(SFC, 6/10/99, p.A7)
1999 Jun 10, Brazil’s Pres.
Cardoso sanctioned a new law creating the first civilian-run defense
(SFC, 6/12/99, p.C1)
1999 Jun 10, The UN Security
Council authorized deployment of 50,000 NATO-led peacekeepers for
(WSJ, 6/11/99, p.A1)
1999 Jun 10, NATO suspended its
bombing of Kosovo after Yugoslav troops began withdrawing following
a 78-day air war. Serb forces begin their withdrawal from Kosovo
after signing an agreement with the NATO powers. Rebuilding Kosovo
was estimated at $5 billion. Rebuilding all of Yugoslavia was
estimated at $20-100 billion.
(SFC, 6/11/99, p.A1)(AP, 6/10/00)(HN, 6/10/01)
1999 Jun 10, Some 1,860
prisoners were brought to Serbia from Kosovo.
(SFEC, 7/11/99, p.A20)
1999 Jun 10, Pres. Milosevic
appeared on Serbian TV and said that 462 soldiers and 114 police
officers had been killed in the NATO bombing.
(SFC, 6/11/99, p.A12)
1999 Jun 10, In Iraq a truck
bomb killed 6 members of an Iraq-based Iranian opposition group, the
Mujahadeen-e Khalq (MEK), which recently claimed to have killed a
top general in Tehran.
(WSJ, 6/10/99, p.A1)
1999 Jun 10, In Nigeria Pres.
Obasanjo forced 122 top officers from the military over the last 2
days and seized hundreds of millions of dollars from associates of
the late dictator Gen'l. Sani Abacha.
(SFC, 6/11/99, p.D2)
1999 Jun 10, In Russia a subway
ceiling collapsed and killed at least 5 people at St. Petersburg's
Sennaya Square stop.
(WSJ, 6/11/99, p.A1)
2000 Jun 10, In Dallas the New
Jersey Devils won their second Stanley Cup in six seasons with a
2-to-1 victory in double overtime over the Dallas Stars in Game Six
of the finals.
(WSJ, 6/12/00, p.A1)(AP, 6/10/01)
2000 Jun 10, “Commendable” won
the Belmont Stakes.
2000 Jun 10, Frenchwoman Mary
Pierce beat Conchita Martinez 6-2, 7-5 to win the French Open
women’s singles title.
2000 Jun 10, A UN Women’s
Conference in NYC approved a new plan to advance the 1995 Beijing
(SFEC, 6/11/00, p.A27)
2000 Jun 10, In London the new
$25 million Millennium Bridge, a 1,090 foot pedestrian suspension
bridge over the Thames, opened. It soon closed due to a problem of
excessive swaying. It was designed by Sir Norman Foster, sculptor
Anthony Caro and the Arup engineering company. It reopened in 2002.
(SFEC, 6/11/00, p.A17)(SFC, 6/13/00, p.A11)(SSFC,
2000 Jun 10, Ethiopian troops
stormed Eritrean positions on all 3 fronts of the disputed border in
a break of the cease-fire. The Ethiopian government accepted
cease-fire terms brokered in Algeria but asked for a “brief delay.”
(SFEC, 6/11/00, p.A31)
2000 Jun 10, In Germany the
3-day Rock of the Ring music festival in Neurburg drew some 100,000
people to see 90 bands.
(SFEC, 6/11/00, p.A31)
2000 Jun 10, In Syria Pres.
Hafez Assad (69), the “Lion of Damascus,” died. His son Bashar Assad
(34) was expected to be named his successor. Assad had given
Alawites powerful positions in the army and Baath party while the
Sunnis were given a free rein in trade and industry.
(SFEC, 6/11/00, p.A1)(SFC, 6/15/00, p.A16)
2001 Jun 10, The Supreme Court,
without comment, turned down a request to allow the videotaping of
Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh's execution, scheduled for the
2001 Jun 10, Tropical storm
Allison hung over Texas and Louisiana and killed at least 16 people.
Pres. Bush declared 28 counties disaster areas due to flooding.
(SSFC, 6/10/01, p.A12)(WSJ, 6/11/01, p.A1)
2001 Jun 10, Silvio Berlusconi
(64), known as Il Cavaliere, became premier for a 2nd time and
formed his Cabinet. He promised a 100-day revolution to transform
the economy. All 61 single-member constituencies in Sicily went to
(SFC, 6/11/01, p.A8)(SFC, 9/7/01, p.A15)(Econ,
2001 Jun 10, In Macedonia
ethnic Albanian rebel leader Commander Hoxha threatened to take the
insurgency into the cities unless government stopped fighting in the
(SFC, 6/11/01, p.A10)
2001 Jun 10, In Spain thousands
marched in Madrid to protest an upcoming visit by Pres. Bush.
(SFC, 6/11/01, p.A10)
2002 Jun 10, US officials
announced the breakup of a terrorist plot to detonate a radioactive
“dirty bomb.” Abdullah Al Mujahir, also known as Jose Padilla, was
arrested on May 8 as he flew from Pakistan into Chicago's O'Hare
International Airport. Padilla was said to be a US-born al-Qaeda
associate scouting targets for the bomb. [see May 8]
(SFC, 6/11/02, p.A1)
2002 Jun 10, The US Supreme
Court ruled that employers can reject applicants for jobs that would
endanger their health.
(SFC, 6/11/02, p.A4)
2002 Jun 10, A jury found
Genentech liable for at least $300 million to the City of Hope
National Medical Center for violating a 1976 research partnership.
(SFC, 6/11/02, p.A1)
2002 Jun 10, The Colorado
wildfire fire that began in Pike National Forest June 8 pushed
toward Denver's southern suburbs.
(SFC, 6/11/02, p.A1)
2002 Jun 10, In Missouri Lloyd
Robert Jeffress (71) of Kearney killed 2 monks at the Conception
Abbey, a Benedictine monastery and seminary. Jeffress wounded 2
others and killed himself in the chapel.
(SFC, 6/11/02, p.A6)(WSJ, 6/11/02, p.A1)
2002 Jun 10, John Gotti
(b.1940), former mob boss, died at age 61 of cancer in a prison
hospital in Missouri.
(SFC, 6/11/02, p.A2)
2002 Jun 10, A 15-country
narcotics raid involved 25,000 law enforcement officers in Central
Asia and the Balkans. By Jul 11 some 3,700 pounds of heroin was
seized along with 9 tons of other narcotics.
(SSFC, 8/25/02, p.A16)
2002 Jun 10, In Brazil police
reported that Tim Lopes (50), an undercover TV journalist reporting
on crime and drugs in Rio de Janeiro's shantytowns, had been
tortured and put to death with a sword by Elias Pereira da Silva, a
drug lord known as Mad Elias, who runs his territory like a medieval
2002 Jun 10, In Guatemala
economic minister Arturo Montenegro unveiled a sweeping economic
stimulus package Monday designed to double the country's 3 percent
annual growth rate.
2002 Jun 10, India eased
tensions with Pakistan as it lifted a 5-month ban on Pakistani
aircraft flying over it and pulled back a naval flotilla from the
(SFC, 6/11/02, p.A10)
2002 Jun 10, Israeli tanks and
troops charged into Ramallah before sunrise Monday, surrounding the
compound of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and arresting 20
suspected militants in searches throughout the city.
(AP, 6/10/02)(SFC, 6/10/02, p.A1)
2002 Jun 10, A bomb exploded
near an armored bus in the West Bank, injuring three teenaged
students from a religious seminary at a nearby Jewish settlement on
their return from picking cherries.
2002 Jun 10, President Vicente
Fox signed Mexico's first freedom of information law on Monday,
exposing the government and its records to greater public scrutiny.
2002 Jun 10, Assailants in
Serbia gunned down Gen. Bosko Buha (42), a high-ranking police
officer and former Belgrade police chief.
(AP, 6/10/02)(SFC, 6/11/02, p.A11)
2002 Jun 10, In Zimbabwe the
state radio reported that a bus carrying student teachers back from
a sporting event collided with a heavy truck, killing at least 37
(AP, 6/10/02)(SFC, 6/11/02, p.A11)(WSJ, 6/11/02,
2003 Jun 10, The archdiocese of
Louisville, Ky., settled a sexual abuse case with some 250 alleged
victims for $25.7 million.
(SFC, 6/11/03, p.A3)
2003 Jun 10, Samuel Waksal
(55), founder of ImClone Systems, was sentenced to 7 years in prison
and ordered to pay $4.3 million for insider trading that engulfed
family members and friend Martha Stewart.
(SFC, 6/12/03, p.B1)
2003 Jun 10, In NY state John
Jamelske (68) pleaded guilty to holding 5 women captive as sex
slaves in a bunker at his home in Syracuse.
(SFC, 6/11/03, p.A3)
2003 Jun 10, NASA launched a
Mars Exploration Rover named Spirit, the 1st of 2. Spirit arrived on
Mars in January 2004.
(WSJ, 6/11/03, p.A1)(SFC, 6/12/03, p.A1)(AP,
2003 Jun 10, Donald Regan (84),
former Treasury secretary and chief of staff to Pres. Reagan who was
ousted in during the Iran-Contra infighting, died in Va.
(WSJ, 6/11/03, p.A1)(SFC, 6/12/03, p.A1)
2003 Jun 10, Bernard Williams
(73), moral philosopher, died in Oxford. His books included:
"Utilitarianism: For and Against" (1973), "Ethics and the Limits of
Philosophy" (1985), "Shame and Necessity" (1993), and "Truth and
Truthfulness" (2002). He coined the term "moral luck."
(SSFC, 6/15/03, p.A27)(Econ, 6/28/03, p.83)
2003 Jun 10, Toronto, Canada,
issued North America's 1st full marriage licenses to same sex
couples after a judge knocked down Canada's legal definition of
marriage, the union of a man and a woman, as a violation of the
country's Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
(SFC, 6/11/03, p.A7)
2003 Jun 10, In Iran riot
police and hard-line vigilantes clashed with teenage demonstrators
who denounced supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
2003 Jun 10, In Iraq US forces
launched Operation Peninsula Strike aimed at rounding up Hussein
loyalists around Thuluya, 45 miles north of Baghdad.
(SFC, 6/12/03, p.A7)
2003 Jun 10, An AP tally of
civilian deaths in Iraq totaled at least 3,240, with 1,896 dead in
Baghdad. Allied deaths were 205 from Mar 20-Apr 20.
(WSJ, 6/11/03, p.A1)(SFC, 6/11/03, p.A3)
2003 Jun 10, Israel launched a
rocket attack in Gaza and wounded Abdel Aziz Rantisi, a Hamas
spokesman. Israeli counterfire to Hamas rockets killed 3
Palestinians. Israel succeeded in killing Rantisi in April 2004.
(WSJ, 6/11/03, p.A1)(AP, 6/11/03)
2004 Jun 10, A G-8 summit at
Sea Island Resort near Savannah, Georgia, ended without an agreement
on Iraq. The group agreed to extend through 2006 the Heavily
Indebted Poor Countries Initiative.
(WSJ, 6/11/04, p.A7)
2004 Jun 10, Ray Charles
(b.1930), rhythm ‘n’ blues piano player and singer best known for
"Hit the Road Jack" and "Georgia on My Mind," died in Beverly Hills.
(USAT, 6/11/04, p.1A)
2004 Jun 10, In northern
Afghanistan gunmen stormed a camp of sleeping Chinese road workers
in Kunduz province, killing at least 11.
(AP, 6/10/04)(WSJ, 6/10/04, p.A1)
2004 Jun 10, Europeans began
casting ballots across 25 member nations of the expanded European
Union for a new European Parliament.
(Econ, 6/19/04, p.49)
2004 Jun 10, German researchers
reported that a border collie named Rico understands more than 200
words and can learn new ones as quickly as many children.
2004 Jun 10, In Indonesia Mount
Awu on Sangihe Island erupted. Nearly 12,000 people living around
the mountain had been evacuated to a nearby town.
2004 Jun 10, In Iraq Shiite
gunmen seized a police station in Najaf. 4 Iraqis were killed and 13
2004 Jun 10, In Pakistan gunmen
opened fire on a motorcade carrying the top military official in
Karachi, killing 11 men including 8 soldiers. The general was
(AP, 6/10/04)(WSJ, 8/19/04, p.A11)
2004 Jun 10, In Thailand hooded
assailants with assault rifles slashed the throat of a night guard
outside a government school in the Muslim south and seized weapons
from other security personnel who were inside.
2005 Jun 10, President Bush and
South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun pressed North Korea to rejoin
deadlocked talks on its nuclear weapons program and tried to
minimize their own differences over how hard to push the reclusive
2005 Jun 10, Citigroup Inc.
said it will pay $2 billion to Enron Corp. shareholders who accused
it of helping the energy trader in a massive accounting fraud.
2005 Jun 10, Jim Exon (83),
former governor of Nebraska (1971-1979) and US Senator (1979-1996),
(SFC, 6/11/05, p.B4)
2005 Jun 10, In eastern
Afghanistan an American soldier was killed and three US troops were
wounded when insurgents ambushed a patrol.
2005 Jun 10, China resolved a
trade dispute over textiles with the EU.
(WSJ, 6/13/05, p.A3)
2005 Jun 10, In northeast China
a torrent of water rushed down a mountain and hit a primary school
in Heilongjiang province, killing 91 people, most of them students,
and leaving another four people missing.
2005 Jun 10, In southern China
a fire raced through the top three floors of a hotel, killing 31
people and injuring 15 others.
2005 Jun 10, Torrential rains
in northwestern Colombia unleashed mudslides on an impoverished
mountainside neighborhood in Colombia's coffee-growing region,
killing at least 6 people.
2005 Jun 10, In India
opposition leader Lal Krishna Advani agreed to stay on as president
of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, three days after
resigning over his comments on the founder of Pakistan.
2005 Jun 10, In Iraq militants
killed five US Marines and authorities found 21 bodies in civilian
clothes scattered near Qaim, a town close to the Syrian border. 11
were shot in the head and another was beheaded.
2005 Jun 10, Two American
scientists and an Austrian conductor won this year's Kyoto Prizes,
the Japanese awards for achievement in the arts and sciences.
2005 Jun 10, In southern Japan
an 18-year-old student tossed a homemade bomb into a high school
classroom, injuring 58 teenagers.
2005 Jun 10, Jyrgalbek
Surabaldiyev, a Kyrgyz lawmaker and owner of Kyrgyzstan's largest
automobile market, was gunned down. He was a close ally of the
country's former leader.
2005 Jun 10, In Mexico lawyers
for the brother of a former Mexican president sought his release on
bail after an appeals court threw out his 27-year murder sentence.
2005 Jun 10, King Harald V of
Norway and King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden met in the middle of the
Svinesund bridge and opened the span over a fjord south of Oslo.
2005 Jun 10, A Pakistani court
ordered the release next week of 12 men connected to a notorious
June 22, 2002, gang-rape of Mukhataran Mai, including six convicted
of the crime.
2005 Jun 10, In South Africa
Pius Langa (66), a former shirt factory worker was handed the chief
justice's robes at a ceremony marking the appointment of the first
black South African to head a court system assailed by allegations
2005 Jun 10, Zimbabwe police
fought running battles until dawn with supporters of a general
strike called to protest a government campaign against shack
dwellers and street traders. The mass strike failed on its final
2006 Jun 10, In Minnesota a car
crash left 3 people dead and two seriously injured. In 2015 a
federal judge ordered Toyota to pay nearly $11 million to the
victims after a ruling that design flaw in the 1996 Camry was
partially to blame. Jurors said Camry driver Koua Fong Lee was 40%
(www.startribune.com/local/stpaul/287920781.html)(SFC, 2/4/15, p.A8)
2006 Jun 10, In New York Jazil
cruised to victory, holding off Bluegrass Cat in the Belmont Stakes.
2006 Jun 10, In NYC a
firefighter’s monument was unveiled for the 343 who died in the
Sept. 11 attacks.
(SSFC, 6/11/06, p.A2)
2006 Jun 10, Three Guantanamo
Bay detainees, 2 from Saudi Arabia and one from Yemen, hanged
themselves with nooses made of sheets and clothes, bringing further
condemnation of the isolated camp where hundreds of men have been
held for years without charge. Yasser Talal al-Zahrani (21) of Saudi
Arabia, captured in Pakistan in 2002, was one of the 3 Gitmo
detainees who committed suicide.
(AP, 6/11/06)(Econ, 6/17/06, p.92)
2006 Jun 10, In Afghanistan a
roadside bomb hit a convoy carrying the intelligence chief of Kabul,
missing him but killing three others. 2 suspected Taliban rebels
were killed in fighting with Afghan soldiers in Zabul province. In
Kandahar province a roadside bomb hit a convoy carrying a district
police chief and government head, missing them but killing two of
their police guards. Gunmen killed four Afghan laborers working for
an Indian road construction company as they were driving in Kandahar
province. They stole $8,000 before killing them. The US-led
coalition said the worst three weeks of violence since the fall of
the Taliban have left more than 500 people dead.
(AP, 6/10/06)(AP, 6/11/06)
2006 Jun 10, Argentina
reaffirmed its claim of sovereignty over the Falkland Islands, known
here as the Malvinas, and said it was ready for talks with Britain
over the issue. Argentina and Britain have disputed the sovereignty
of the remote south Atlantic islands since 1833.
2006 Jun 10, In Brazzaville,
the Congo Republic, ministers from across Africa approved a draft
democracy charter, laying down guidelines on elections and good
governance in the world's poorest continent.
2006 Jun 10, In Costa Rica a
Kansas high school student and teacher disappeared in the in the
waters off Palo Seco beach. The bodies of 2 other students were
2006 Jun 10, Justine
Henin-Hardenne won the French Open, beating Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4,
2006 Jun 10, In India deaths
from the early monsoon storms reached at least 161 and flooding
pushed the number of displaced up to 30,000.
(SFC, 6/10/06, p.B8)
2006 Jun 10, A roadside bomb
targeting a police patrol exploded in an outdoor market in Baghdad,
killing four people and wounding 27. Insurgents signaled the fight
is still on after Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's death, posting an Internet
video showing the beheading of three alleged Shiite death squad
members in revenge for killing Sunnis.
2006 Jun 10, In Calabria,
Italy, killers shot a farmer who had filed complaints against people
who had put a squeeze on him. Calabria’s ‘ndrangheta, a homebred
Mafia, would often present bullets by post to intended targets.
(Econ, 6/17/06, p.71)
2006 Jun 10, In Kashmir one
person died and eight were injured when Indian troops opened fire on
villagers protesting against the alleged desecration of a mosque by
2006 Jun 10, It was reported
that a recent outbreak of polio in Namibia had killed 7 people and
paralyzed another 33.
(SFC, 6/10/06, p.A6)
2006 Jun 10, Nepal's Parliament
stripped King Gyanendra of his veto power over the legislature, the
latest measure to curtail his authority. Lawmakers also will no
longer need to seek the approval of the king before signing a bill
2006 Jun 10, Pakistani security
forces destroyed a militant hideout in a pre-dawn strike near the
Afghan border, killing at least 15 suspected militants.
2006 Jun 10, The ruling Hamas
group fired a barrage of homemade rockets at Israel, hours after
calling off a truce with Israel in anger over an artillery attack
that killed seven civilians at a beachside picnic in the Gaza Strip.
2006 Jun 10, In Poland several
thousand people staged an international rally in Warsaw in support
of gays, who complained of prejudice, hostility and violence.
2006 Jun 10, In St. Petersburg,
Russia, finance ministers from the world's most industrialized
nations (G8) said that global growth remains strong, but pointed at
dangers from high energy prices and widening economic imbalances. US
Treasury Secretary John Snow said the US and Russia had made
progress in talks on Moscow's bid to join the World Trade
Organization (WTO), and the two nations could reach a deal before
next month's G-8 summit.
2006 Jun 10, Tens of thousands
of Spaniards marched in Madrid to demand the government not hold
talks with Basque separatists.
2006 Jun 10, At least five
people were shot dead in Sri Lanka's restive northeast port district
of Trincomalee and the main city of Colombo.
2006 Jun 10, Some 20,000
Taiwanese demonstrated in the capital, demanding the president
resign over allegations some of his relatives engaged in insider
2007 Jun 10, HBO concluded "The
Sopranos," created by David Chase, with its 86th show since 1999.
2007 Jun 10, "Spring Awakening"
was named best musical at the Tony Awards; "The Coast of Utopia,"
2007 Jun 10, The crews of
Atlantis and the international space station greeted each other
after the space shuttle arrived at the orbiting outpost.
2007 Jun 10, In central
Afghanistan Taliban militants fired rockets near a school yard where
President Hamid Karzai was meeting with local leaders and residents
in an apparent assassination attempt, but no one was hurt.
2007 Jun 10, President Bush in
Albania, the 1st visit there by an American president, said the UN
should grant independence quickly to the breakaway Serbian province
of Kosovo, and that if Russia continued to block it the West would
act. Albania issued three postage stamps with Bush's picture and the
Statue of Liberty, renamed a street in front of parliament in his
honor, awarded him the highest National Flag medal and Fushe Kruje
town council also declared him an honored citizen.
(Reuters, 6/10/07)(AP, 6/12/07)
2007 Jun 10, Algerian security
forces said they have arrested 13 minors and dismantled a suspected
training camp used by an al-Qaeda linked group east of the capital
2007 Jun 10, Belgians voted in
legislative elections widely expected to hand defeat to PM Guy
Verhofstadt, dashing his hopes for a third term after eight years in
2007 Jun 10, In Brazil millions
of people packed the streets of Sao Paulo for what organizers said
was the world's largest gay pride parade, dancing and waving rainbow
flags in a carnival-like atmosphere to condemn homophobia, racism
2007 Jun 10, In Brunei a
two-week lavish wedding celebration for the daughter of Brunei's
sultan, one of the world's richest men, culminated in a ceremony
steeped in the royal tradition.
2007 Jun 10, A human rights
group issued a report saying China is forcing nomadic Tibetan
herders to settle in towns to clear land for development, leaving
many unable to earn a living.
2007 Jun 10, In southern
Colombia 2 drunken soldiers shot and killed six civilians, including
a nine-year old boy, after arguing with guests at a party.
2007 Jun 10, New Episcopal
Bishop Nerva Cot Aguilera, the church's first female bishop in Cuba
and the developing world, was consecrated at the Holy Trinity
Episcopal Cathedral in Havana.
2007 Jun 10, France held
parliamentary elections. President Nicolas Sarkozy's plans to revive
France's economy and its identity stood their first test, with
voters widely expected to give allies of their new conservative
leader a mandate for change. In round one of Sarkozy’s UMP party won
39.6 percent of the vote, while the opposition Socialists had 24.7
percent. The results gave the conservatives a strong advantage
heading into the decisive runoff next Sunday.
(AP, 6/10/07)(AP, 6/11/07)
2007 Jun 10, The first
high-speed rail link between France and Germany began scheduled
services, slashing travel times and marking a major step towards a
truly pan-European rapid transit network.
2007 Jun 10, In northern Iraq a
suicide truck bomber struck an Iraqi police agency in Tikrit,
killing at least 10 people. A roadside bomb struck a police patrol
near a gas station in Balad Ruz, killing one policeman and wounding
6 other people. A suicide car bomber smashed into a police patrol
about 12 miles south of the provincial capital of Baqouba, killing
two policemen and wounding 3. A village police chief northeast of
Baqouba was abducted by gunmen who ambushed his car. Gunmen
elsewhere in Diyala province killed two policemen and a civilian in
separate attacks in a Shiite enclave A roadside bomb killed a US
airman and wounded another in southern Iraq. A suicide strike on a
vital bridge outside Baghdad killed 3 American soldiers guarding the
(AP, 6/10/07)(AP, 6/11/07)
2007 Jun 10, Israeli aircraft
fired on militant targets in Gaza City in predawn airstrikes, hours
after Palestinian gunmen breached Israel's heavily fortified Gaza
border and tried to capture an Israeli soldier. Rival Palestinian
forces clashed in Gaza. 2 militants were killed after being thrown
out of high-rise buildings.
(AP, 6/10/07)(SFC, 6/11/07, p.A7)
2007 Jun 10, Former Polish
president and Nobel laureate Lech Walesa said he has published on
the Internet about 500 pages of files kept on him by the
communist-era secret police in order to disprove allegations he
collaborated with them in the 1980s.
2007 Jun 10, Russian President
Vladimir Putin called for creating an alternative to the World Trade
Organization that would favor developing economies and suggested
giving a greater role to regional currencies.
2007 Jun 10, A small bomb
exploded outside a clothing shop in Istanbul, injuring 14 people and
shattering nearby windows.
2007 Jun 10, Sweden’s telecoms
network firm Ericsson signed a framework agreement to provide $1
billion worth of networking equipment to China Mobile Communications
2008 Jun 10, President Bush,
speaking in Slovenia at his final EU-US summit, said the United
States and Europe must rally to keep Iran from developing a nuclear
weapon, calling the threat an incredible danger to world peace.
2008 Jun 10, Levonda J. Selph,
a retired Army lieutenant colonel, pleaded guilty to steering a
Pentagon contract for warehouses in Iraq to a contractor in return
for $4,000 cash and a $5,000 trip to Thailand. She agreed to
cooperate in the investigation and to pay the government $9,000 in
restitution and serve a prison term.
2008 Jun 10, In NYC a million
pieces of stainless steel toy parts assembled into a nearly
seven-story model skyscraper glimmered under the hot sun. It was
created by American artist Chris Burden (b.1946). The 16,000-pound
(7,250-kg) "poetic interpretation" of the 30 Rock Building at
Rockefeller Center was made of replicated Erector set pieces from
the toy created by A.C. Gilbert in 1912.
2008 Jun 10, SF supervisors
gave final approval to a program to create a $3 million fund to
provide rebates for residents and businesses that install solar
(SFC, 6/11/08, p.B3)
2008 Jun 10, XTO Energy said it
will buy closely held Hunt Petroleum for $4.19 billion.
(WSJ, 6/11/08, p.B1)
2008 Jun 10, The nation's top
AIDS doctor said researchers have been undercounting new cases of
HIV infection in the United States, meaning the rate is probably 25
percent higher at 50,000 people per year.
2008 Jun 10, US-led coalition
forces along the volatile Afghan border launched an airstrike that
killed 11 Pakistani paramilitary troops. Pakistan’s military
condemned it as an act of aggression within its border that "hit at
the very basis of cooperation" in the war on terrorism. The incident
followed a reported clash between Afghan forces and Taliban
militants in the same area. The Taliban said eight of its fighters
died in the skirmish.
2008 Jun 10, In Argentina a new
consumer price index came into effect. Under the new methodology
every time a product’s price rises too sharply, it will be removed
on the ground that consumers will switch to other goods. The
official current inflation was in single digits, as the true figure
soared above 20%.
(Econ, 6/14/08, p.48)
2008 Jun 10, The British
government published its annual poverty figures. They showed a rise
in 2006-07 of 100,000 in the number of children living in poverty to
(Econ, 6/14/08, p.72)
2008 Jun 10, Chinese
authorities detained Huang Qi for posting articles on his Web site
criticizing the government's response to the massive earthquake that
struck Sichuan province the month before. In 2009 he was sentenced
to 3 years in prison.
(AP, 11/23/09)(AP, 11/23/09)
2008 Jun 10, A new WWF report
said China is now consuming more than twice as much as what its
ecosystems can supply sustainably, having doubled its needs since
2008 Jun 10, Fighting between
Djibouti and Eritrea killed nine Djiboutians and wounded 60 others.
The UN Security Council joined the US on June 12 in condemning the
Eritrean military action.
2008 Jun 10, In eastern India
tens of thousands of tourists were stranded in the Darjeeling
tea-growing region of West Bengal state after a Gurkha separatist
group called a strike to press its demand for an independent state,
shutting down hotels, shops and roads.
2008 Jun 10, Sheik Ali al-Nida,
the head of Saddam's tribal clan, and one of his guards died in an
explosion that Iraqi police blamed on a bomb that had been glued to
the undercarriage of their car in Ouja.
2008 Jun 10, Gaza militants
bombarded southern Israel with 20 mortar rounds in the space of an
hour midday, provoking Israeli ground strikes that killed 3
militants from the territory's ruling Hamas group.
2008 Jun 10, Japan’s Toyota
said it will start making the Camry hybrid in Australia and Thailand
as part of the its efforts to step up production of "green" cars
around the world.
2008 Jun 10, A Japanese patrol
boat unintentionally sank a recreational fishing boat from Taiwan
near the Senkaku islands, controlled by Japan, but also claimed by
Taiwan and China. The vessel picked up all 16 passengers and crew.
(Econ, 6/21/08, p.55)
2008 Jun 10, A Moroccan court
convicted 29 people of planning terrorism attacks and supporting
combatants in Iraq.
2008 Jun 10, Nigeria’s Foreign
Minister Ojo Maduekwe said official records show that 23,584
Nigerians are in prisons abroad for immigration offences. 9 Nigerian
navy members were killed and four civilians injured in a second
attack in as many days on a security vessel in the volatile oil-rich
2008 Jun 10, In Pakistan a US
airstrike killed 11 Pakistani troops and frayed ties between the two
nations. Pakistan said the soldiers died when US aircraft bombed
their border post in the Mohmand tribal region.
2008 Jun 10, In South Korea
some 700,000 protesters gathered for a candlelit demonstration
against the government’s decision to resume beef imports from the
(http://tinyurl.com/64zxhv)(Econ, 6/14/08, p.60)
2008 Jun 10, Spanish officials
announced the arrest of 8 suspected members of an Islamic extremist
cell. The Europa Press news agency said the detainees were suspected
of raising money for terrorist activities.
2008 Jun 10, A Sudan Airways
plane carrying 214 people veered off a runway and burst into flames
after landing at Khartoum International Airport, killing at least 30
(SFC, 6/11/08, p.A2)(AP, 6/12/08)
2008 Jun 10, In Venezuela the
new intelligence system, dubbed the “Gestapo law,” was repealed less
than a fortnight after its introduction.
(Econ, 6/14/08, p.47)
2008 Jun 10, Vietnam devalued
its currency by almost 2% to bring the official exchange rate closer
to black market rates. The main interest rate was increased to 14%
from 12% in an effort to tamp inflationary pressure. A week earlier
PM Nguyen Tan Dung had said there was no reason to decrease the
value of the dong.
(WSJ, 6/11/08, p.A15)
2008 Jun 10, Zambia’s state
media said Zambia has granted political asylum to a dozen Zimbabwe
opposition supporters who have fled mounting political violence
ahead of a run-off presidential election this month.
2008 Jun 10, Zimbabwe's
opposition leader said the country was now effectively being run by
a military junta as he vowed that he would not accept a victory for
President Robert Mugabe at this month's poll.
2009 Jun 10, James von Brunn
(88), identified as a white supremacist, shot and killed Guard
Stephen T. Johns (39), who prevented his entrance into the US
Holocaust Memorial and Museum in Washington, DC. Security engaged
the gunman as soon as he stepped inside the crowded museum and began
shooting. Brunn was shot in the face by other guards and was later
charged with first-degree murder. He died on Jan 6, 2010, while
awaiting trial in North Carolina.
(AP, 6/11/09)(SFC, 7/30/09, p.A5)(SFC, 1/6/10,
2009 Jun 10, California's state
controller said the government risks a financial "meltdown" within
50 days in light of its weakening May revenues unless Governor
Arnold Schwarzenegger and lawmakers quickly plug a $24.3 billion
2009 Jun 10, In Pennsylvania a
car fleeing a robbery scene jumped a curb in Philadelphia, smashed
into a crowd and killed three young children. One robber had fled on
the motorcycle and the other in a car. Both were arrested. Latoya
Smith (22), the mother and aunt of two of the children, died the
next days from her injuries.
(AP, 6/11/09)(AP, 6/12/09)
2009 Jun 10, Italy's Fiat
became the new owner of the bulk of Chrysler's assets, closing a
deal that saves the troubled US automaker from liquidation and
places a new company in the hands of Fiat's CEO.
2009 Jun 10, In Afghanistan
clashes in the north killed 12 insurgents and one Afghan soldier.
The fighting spanned three villages in Baghlan province. Afghan and
NATO forces in western Baghdis "killed and wounded a significant
number of insurgents." No figures were given.
2009 Jun 10, In Argentina
Father Julio Grassi (52), a Roman Catholic priest who won fame
running an Argentine foundation for poor youths (1993), was
convicted of sexually molesting a boy who participated in the
program. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Grassi continued to
proclaim his innocence, saying he was "the victim of an injustice."
2009 Jun 10, Authorities in
Bangladesh decided to withdraw all 12 corruption-related cases that
had been brought against PM Sheikh Hasina. Minister of state Kamrul
Islam said the charges were politically motivated. He also
recommended withdrawing 50 other cases against political leaders.
2009 Jun 10, Millions of
Londoners faced a grim commute, taking boats, buses and bicycles or
walking in the rain as a strike by subway workers crippled the
city's subway system.
2009 Jun 10, a Chinese
submarine collided with an underwater sonar apparatus towed by a US
destroyer near Subic Bay, off the coast of the Philippines.
Officials later said the collision with the sonar array connected to
the USS John S. McCain probably occurred due to a misjudgment of
2009 Jun 10, In southern
Dagestan a group of 10 gunmen attacked a police post with automatic
weapons and mortars, battling police troops for more than an hour.
The gunmen later escaped into the forested mountains.
2009 Jun 10, The French nuclear
submarine Emeraude reached the crash zone of Air France Flight 447
where 41 of 228 bodies have been recovered.
2009 Jun 10, In Gabon Senate
chief Rose Francine Rogombe was sworn in as the country's interim
president, the first time in more than four decades that anyone
except the late leader Omar Bongo has held power.
2009 Jun 10, Kuupik Kleist
(b.1958) assumed office as prime minister of Greenland.
2009 Jun 10, In Ingushetia
gunmen shot and killed Aza Gazgireeva, a top judge, as she dropped
her children off at school in Russia's North Caucasus. Five other
people were reported wounded, including a small child. Investigators
said Gazgireeva likely was killed for her role in investigating a
Chechen militants' attack on Ingush police forces in 2004.
2009 Jun 10, In Iraq a rare car
bomb ripped through a market in the town of Bathaa, in the southern
Shiite heartland, as shoppers were buying meat and vegetables,
killing at least 29 people and wounding dozens.
2009 Jun 10, The US Navy handed
over 17 suspected Somali pirates to Kenya, taking the total number
held in the east African nation to 101.
2009 Jun 10, Libyan leader
Moammar Gadhafi began his first visit to Italy with a warm embrace
from Premier Silvio Berlusconi, evidence of better ties between the
energy-rich desert nation and its former colonial ruler.
2009 Jun 10, Mexican soldiers
captured Jose Filiberto Parra Ramos, a suspected cartel member
accused of killing two federal agents and leading bloody battles for
smuggling routes in the northern city of Tijuana.
2009 Jun 10, Pakistan launched
a new operation against Taliban fighters in the northwest.
2009 Jun 10, Palau agreed to
accept 17 Chinese Muslims who have languished in legal limbo at
Guantanamo Bay. President Johnson Toribiong said the decision of
Palau, one of a handful of countries that does not recognize China
and maintains diplomatic relations with Taiwan, was "a humanitarian
gesture" intended to help the detainees restart their lives.
2009 Jun 10, Peru's Congress
indefinitely suspended two key legislative decrees that spurred the
Amazon Indian protests that erupted in bloodshed during a government
crackdown last week. Indigenous groups said the decrees make it
easier for foreign companies to exploit their lands for oil, gas and
2009 Jun 10, Sudan’s President
Omar al-Beshir inaugurated a new plant that he said will begin
producing ethanol from sugar cane with a target of 200 million
liters in two years. Former rebels who fought a devastating 22-year
civil war in south Sudan began laying down their arms as the UN’s
biggest demobilization program stepped up a gear.
2009 Jun 10, Western powers
reached agreement with North Korea's key allies on a UN draft
proposal that would impose tough new sanctions on the communist
nation's weapons exports and financial dealings, and allow
inspections of suspect cargo in ports and on the high seas.
(AP, 6/10/09)(SFC, 6/11/09, p.A3)
2010 Jun 10, A judge in the US
District Court for the District of Utah granted Novell's request for
declaratory judgment and ruled against SCO's claims of slander and
breach of implied covenant of good faith. He also said that SCO is
obligated to recognize Novell's waiver of SCO's claims against IBM
and other companies that use Linux. He ordered the case closed.
2010 Jun 10, In San Francisco
the office tower at 333 Market St. was sold to a group of South
Korean investors including the Korean Teacher’s Credit Union and
Korean Federation of community Credit Cooperatives for $333 million.
Wells Fargo occupied 100% of the rentable space with a lease that
runs to 2026. Wells Fargo also provided a $200 million loan at 4.5%
to the buyers.
(SFC, 6/12/10, p.D1)
2010 Jun 10, Two Bosnian Serbs,
Vujadin Popovic and Ljubisa Beara, were convicted of genocide and
sentenced to life imprisonment for the 1995 massacre of some 8,000
Muslims in Srebrenica, the harshest judgment ever delivered by the
UN war crimes tribunal on the Balkan wars. It was a dramatic
conclusion to the largest trial conducted by the tribunal.
2010 Jun 10, Britain’s PM David
Cameron made his first official visit to Afghanistan, ruling out the
prospect of sending extra forces and calling for quicker progress to
bring troops home.
2010 Jun 10, BP shares fell in
London as US politicians pressed the British oil company to halt its
dividend payments and fork out greater compensation for American
workers and companies devastated by the massive Gulf of Mexico oil
2010 Jun 10, A Congo military
court sentenced to death a British-Norwegian national and a
Norwegian convicted of espionage and murder. Joshua French, the dual
national, and Tjostolv Moland, both former Norwegian soldiers, were
convicted last year of murdering their driver and attempting to
murder a witness. The alleged motive is unknown. A lawyer said the
two witnesses who testified against them were awarded large sums of
money in compensation and have changed their stories countless
2010 Jun 10, Egypt launched a
campaign to enforce a smoking ban in the scenic seaside city of
Alexandria, no small feat in a nation where four out of 10 men use
2010 Jun 10, Guatemala's
Constitutional Court removed the new attorney general amid
allegations of corruption. Conrado Reyes denied the allegations, but
promised to comply with the court's ruling and cede office.
2010 Jun 10, India’s government
took steps to make divorce easier as nuptial breakdown becomes more
common. The proposed amendment, which was passed by a cabinet
meeting chaired by PM Manmohan Singh, will include "irretrievable
breakdown of marriage" as a legal justification for divorce for the
2010 Jun 10, Iran said it will
review relations with the UN nuclear watchdog a day after the UN
Security Council approved a fourth round of sanctions against Tehran
over its disputed nuclear program. Russia looked set to freeze the
sale to Tehran of S300 air defense missiles in response to new UN
sanctions on Iran.
(AP, 6/10/10)(AFP, 6/10/10)
2010 Jun 10, An Iranian
state-owned newspaper said three policemen in western Iran have been
killed by a roadside bomb detonated by Kurdish rebels. Members of
the Party for Free Life in Kurdistan (PEJAK) were blamed.
2010 Jun 10, In Kyrgyzstan five
simultaneous attacks by masked men carrying guns took place in Osh.
The perpetrators were said to be Bakiyev-financed criminal gangs and
ethnic Uzbek groups financed by someone else.
(Econ, 6/19/10, p.27)
2010 Jun 10, In Vilnius,
Lithuania, representatives of the local Jewish community, the
diplomatic corps and others met to participate in the first display
of books compiled by American Wyman Brent (47). Brent spearheaded
the formation of the Litvak Studies Institute, an interdisciplinary
academic and arts centre devoted to the language, literature,
history, culture and future of Lithuanian Jewry.
2010 Jun 10, A Malaysian
businessmen, Badrul Zaman P.S. Mohamed (58), who was held without
trial for three years (1991-1994) under the harsh Internal Security
Act won 3.3 million ringgit ($1 million) in damages from the
government in a landmark court verdict.
2010 Jun 10, In Mexico a gang
of gunmen in Chihuahua city raided a drug rehabilitation center late
at night in the border state capital and killed 19 people. In Madero
a gang of gunmen killed at least 20 people in a series of armed
confrontations and shootings in at least five different locations in
the city in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas.
(AP, 6/11/10)(AFP, 6/11/10)
2010 Jun 10, In Pakistan a
roadside bomb killed one person and wounded three in the southern
port city of Karachi. It exploded in a parking area near a
neighborhood where many naval officers reside.
2010 Jun 10, Peru began
exporting gas from its Camisea field under a contract with Spain’s
(Econ, 6/5/10, p.44)
2010 Jun 10, In Puerto Rico
Jose Claudio Montes, also known as "Chiki Bazooka," was captured by
the FBI inside a housing project where he allegedly controlled the
trade of heroin, cocaine and marijuana. 532 pounds (241kg) of
cocaine was seized hidden on a pleasure craft named "La Burla" —
Spanish for "Mockery." It was intercepted off Puerto Rico's west
coast. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested the two
Puerto Rican men and one Dominican man aboard.
2010 Jun 10, In Saudi Arabia a
government-owned daily reported that a Saudi court has convicted a
man and sentenced him to four months in prison and 90 lashes for
kissing a woman in a mall.
2010 Jun 10, Serbia's police
caught Milos Simovic (31), a fugitive convicted of taking part in
the assassination of Serbia's PM Zoran Djindjic seven years ago.
2010 Jun 10, In South Africa a
third British national was confirmed dead after an overland truck
carrying British students crashed.
2010 Jun 10, A South Korean
2-stage Naro rocket carrying a climate observation satellite
apparently exploded 137 seconds into its flight, the country's
second major space setback in less than a year.
(AP, 6/10/10)(SFC, 6/11/10, p.A4)
2010 Jun 10, In Sudan 4
Islamists sentenced to hang for the 2008 New Year's murder of US
diplomat John Granville and his driver in Khartoum escaped the Kober
prison in Khartoum.
2010 Jun 10, Turkey called the
imposition of UN sanctions on Iran a "mistake" and said that it and
Brazil would continue to seek a diplomatic solution to remove
concerns over Iran's nuclear program.
2010 Jun 10, Venezuela’s Pres.
Hugo Chavez said he wants Venezuelans to stop drinking so much
alcohol and ordered the military to crack down on businesses selling
beer on the streets or after legal hours.
2010 Jun 10, The Zimbabwe state
wildlife authority said poachers last week killed 10 elephants in a
single attack in southeastern Gonarezhou national park. All the
tusks were removed, leaving the carcasses on a river bank.
2011 Jun 10, US Border Patrol
agents near the Rio Grande River engaged in a shoot-out with
suspected drug smugglers. Unconfirmed reports said that three
suspects were either wounded or killed. US agents have been trying
to prevent rafts which contained drugs from getting to the American
side of the border.
2011 Jun 10, The state of
Alaska has released more than 24,000 pages of printed e-mails from
former governor Sarah Palin. The e-mails include some from her
government account and some from two personal accounts, and are said
to shed light on how she did business while she was in office.
Individuals who want to read them will have to pay a $725 charge for
copying and several hundred dollars more to have them delivered.
Interest in Palin remains high amidst rumors that she plans to run
for president, and several newspapers were already making plans to
scan and publish the e-mails.
2011 Jun 10, Arizona
firefighters said they were making progress in containing a raging
wildfire, but the fire still seemed on the verge of reaching New
Mexico. Concern remained that it might damage power lines. The fire
has now affected 639 square miles of forest and forced nearly 10,000
people to evacuate their homes.
(AP, 6/10/11)(Reuters, 6/10/11)
2011 Jun 10, The death toll
from the tornado in Joplin, Missouri, has risen to 151. A number of
survivors were now returning to the hospital suffering from severe
fungal infections, called zygomycosis, in their wounds.
2011 Jun 10, In Kinston, North
Carolina, Deputy Warren Lewis was shot and killed while serving a
murder warrant on suspects. 5 suspects were taken into custody.
(SFC, 6/11/11, p.A5)
2011 Jun 10, In a surgical
procedure that took more than twenty hours, Charla Nash (57), a
Connecticut woman disfigured in a Feb 16, 2009, attack by her
friend’s chimpanzee Travis, received a face transplant at Brigham
& Women’s Hospital in Boston. She is only the third person in
the United States to receive a full face transplant. At the same
time, surgeons also attempted to give Nash a hand transplant, but
this procedure was not successful.
(Boston Globe, 6/10/11)(AP, 6/10/11)
2011 Jun 10, Officials from
NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) were trying
to find the person who has been shooting and killing gray seals. In
the past month, five adult seals, all with gunshot wounds to the
head, have been found dead on Cape Cod (MA)
(Boston Globe, 6/10/11)(New Bedford MA Standard-Times, 6/10/11)
2011 Jun 10, Sir Patrick Leigh
Fermor (b.1915), English traveler and writer, died. His books
included “A Time of Gifts” (1977) and “Between the Woods and Water”
(1986). In 2012 Artemis Cooper authored “Patrick Leigh Fermor: An
Adventure.” In 2013 Fermor’s book “The Broken Road: From the Iron
Gates to Mount Athos” was published posthumously.
p.93) (Econ, 10/20/12, p.77)(Econ, 9/14/13, p.90)
2011 Jun 10, Flooding in
central China was reported to have killed 41 people.
(SFC, 6/11/11, p.A2)
2011 Jun 10-2011 Jun 12, In
Congo’s South Kivu province at least 121 rapes occurred during this
period in the village of Nyakiele. Medicins Sans Frontieres worked
with Congolese health officials and the UN to get more information.
55 women said they were raped in the night of June 10 to 11, while
another said 72 women in the village of Kanguli reported having been
violated that same night.
(AP, 6/23/11)(Reuters, 6/24/11)(AP, 7/1/11)(AFP,
2011 Jun 10, Laboratory tests
have determined that the E. coli epidemic in Germany and parts of
Europe was in fact caused by contaminated bean sprouts from an
organic farm. German authorities had been forced to retract their
assertion that the sprouts were to blame, but now, high-tech
laboratory testing proved that the sprouts were the culprit in the
outbreak that has killed 31 people and sickened nearly 3,000
(AP, 6/10/11)(SFC, 6/11/11, p.A3)
2011 Jun 10, Libyan rebels
staged an uprising in the western city of Zlitan. 22 fighters were
reported killed. Turkey’s PM Erdogan said his country has offered to
help Khadafy leave.
(SFC, 6/11/11, p.A4)
2011 Jun 10, Mexican suspect
Dhither Camarillo Palafox, alias "Taurus," was arrested in the
Caribbean coast resort of Cancun. He was a leader of the so-called
"Zodiac" kidnapping gang. Alleged associates nicknamed "Sagittarius"
and "Aquarius" were arrested in 2009. The group's other leader,
nicknamed "Cancer," was detained in 2005.
2011 Jun 10, In Russia
disgraced army Col. Yuri Budanov was gunned down in central Moscow.
He had been convicted to 10 years in prison for kidnapping and
strangling Heda Kungayeva (18), a Chechen girl, in 2000, but was
released on parole in 2009.
(SFC, 6/11/11, p.A2)
2011 Jun 10, In Somalia
Interior Minister Abdishakur Sheikh Hassan and a suicide bomber,
said to be his niece, were killed in an explosion in his home.
(SFC, 6/11/11, p.A3)
2011 Jun 10, The Spanish
government announced it had arrested three men who were suspected of
being part of the hacker group known as Anonymous; the men, called
“hacktivists,” were charged with organizing and carrying out the
hacking of the websites of Sony Corporation, as well as several
2011 Jun 10, Syrian government
forces killed at least 32 protesters. The military fired live
ammunition at a group of demonstrators in the Hauran Plain region.
Government troops fanned out to quell similar protests in a number
of other regions as demonstrators rose up in no fewer than 138
places calling for the overthrow of the regime of Bashar al-Assad.
(Reuters, 6/10/11)(SFC, 6/11/11, p.A4)(Econ, 6/18/11, p.16)
2011 Jun 10, A UN AIDS summit
adopted a ground-breaking declaration that committed to providing
life-saving medications to 15 million AIDS sufferers in the poorest
countries by 2015.
2011 Jun 10, Venezuelan
president Hugo Chavez had surgery in Cuba for an abscess in his
pelvis. A government spokesperson said the operation was successful
and he would remain in Cuba for several more days, while he
2011 Jun 10, In Yemen, more
than 100,000 protesters took to the streets in the main square of
Sanaa, as demonstrators continued to call for the resignation of
President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The president, who is still in a
hospital in Saudi Arabia, has stated he has no plans of stepping
2012 Jun 10, In Germany Col.
James Johnson III, former commander of the U.S. Army's 173rd
Airborne Brigade, began to face court martial proceedings in
Kaiserslautern. He was suspected of fraud, bigamy, conduct
unbefitting an officer and other charges related to an alleged
long-term extra-marital affair he had with a woman he met in Iraq.
2012 Jun 10, Iran's media
reported that the nation’s cyber police are poised to launch a new
crackdown on software that lets many Iranians circumvent the
regime's Internet censorship.
2012 Jun 10, Iraqi premier Nuri
al-Maliki called for a national dialogue after President Jalal
Talabani said his rivals lacked the 163 parliamentary votes required
to oust the PM, but a protracted political row looked set to drag
on. Two mortar shells hit a procession in Kazimiyah late today,
killing seven and wounding 38. Pilgrims have already started to
arrive in Baghdad for the commemorations marking the eighth century
death of Imam Moussa ibn Jaafar al-Kadhim.
(AFP, 6/10/12)(AP, 6/11/12)
2012 Jun 10, Israeli police
rounded up some 25 immigrants, around a third of them from South
2012 Jun 10, Hundreds of
Kashmiris staged an emotional demonstration on the banks of a
fast-flowing river to urge India and Pakistan to withdraw troops
from the disputed Himalayan region.
2012 Jun 10, Kenya's Internal
Security Minister George Saitoti (66) was killed with five other
people in a helicopter crash near Nairobi.
2012 Jun 10, Members of Libya's
Toubou minority and government forces fought for a 2nd consecutive
day, leaving at least 23 people dead since the clashes erupted. A
new ICC team arrived in Libya to negotiate with the authorities over
4 detained staffers.
(AFP, 6/10/12)(AFP, 6/11/12)
2012 Jun 10, Myanmar's Pres.
Thein Sein declared a state of emergency in a western state where
sectarian tensions between Buddhists and Muslims have unleashed
2012 Jun 10, In central Nigeria
a suicide bomber drove his car at a church in Jos, killing at least
3 people. Gunmen opened fire on another church in the northeast
killing at least one person and wounding dozens in Biu.
2012 Jun 10, Sudanese rebels
said they have repulsed an attack by government forces in troubled
Blue Nile state, but the army dismissed the claims.
2012 Jun 10, In Syria clashes
and shelling by midday killed at least 12 people. Kurdish activist
Abdel Basset Sayda (Abdulbaset Sieda), the opposition's new leader,
said that President Bashar al-Assad's regime was on its "last legs."
(AFP, 6/10/12)(AP, 6/10/12)
2012 Jun 10, In Tunisia
hundreds of extremists destroyed artworks at an exhibit in the Tunis
suburb of La Marsa that included paintings that caricatured Mecca,
portrayed a nude woman, and showed the word "Allah" spelled with
strings of ants. On July 4 a Tunisian court sentenced court official
Mohamed Ali Bouaziz to two months in jail on charges of inciting the
(AP, 6/12/12)(AFP, 7/4/12)
2012 Jun 10, In Ukraine a small
plane carrying skydivers crash-landed in bad weather near Kiev,
killing five and injuring 15 people.
2013 Jun 10, A rare copy of the
comic book featuring Superman's first 1938 appearance sold for
$175,000. It went undiscovered for over 70 years in the insulation
of a Minnesota house.
2013 Jun 10, BP PLC said the
Coast Guard has concluded cleanup operations in Mississippi, Alabama
and Florida from the April 2010 oil well blowout. Work
continued along 84 miles of Louisiana’s shoreline.
(SFC, 6/11/13, p.A4)
2013 Jun 10, Apple Corp. said
it will equip its new iPhones with a “kill switch” that will render
the devices useless if stolen.
(SFC, 6/11/13, p.A1)
2013 Jun 10, In Afghanistan 7
heavily armed Taliban fighters launched a pre-dawn attack near the
main airport in Kabul, apparently targeting NATO's airport
headquarters with rocket-propelled grenades, heavy machine guns and
at least one large bomb. Two Afghan civilians were wounded. All the
attackers were killed after an hours-long battle. 6 militants
wearing suicide bomb vests tried to storm the provincial council
building in the capital of southern Zabul province. 3 militants
attempted to attack a district police headquarters near Kabul. A
roadside bomb killed a NATO soldier from Poland in Ghazni.
2013 Jun 10, Brazil’s
government said it plans to build its first auto crash test facility
in an effort to improve the poor safety record of vehicles built and
sold in the world's fourth-largest automobile market.
2013 Jun 10, In London 6 men,
who plotted to attack a rally by the anti-Islamist English Defence
League (EDL) using guns, knives and a homemade nail bomb in June
2012, were given lengthy jail terms of almost 20 years each.
2013 Jun 10, British drugmaker
AstraZeneca PLC said it is to acquire Pearl Therapeutics Inc., a
Redwood-City, California-based company involved in therapies for
asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for at least $560
2013 Jun 10, Canada’s Natural
Resources Minister Joe Oliver said operators of nuclear power plants
will be made liable for the first C$1 billion ($980 million) of
damages in the event of an accident, up from C$75 million under
existing rules. The government also intends to increase the period
during which compensation claims can be made after a disaster to 30
years from 10 years.
2013 Jun 10, In Canada new
regulations took effect on home grown marijuana. Old rules will run
concurrently until March 31, 2014, to allow time for Ottawa to
license new growers. Legal production will be taken out of private
homes next year as Canada seeks to address more than a decade of
neighborhood spats and criminal activity.
2013 Jun 10, Operation
Lionfish, which targeted the maritime trafficking of drugs and
illicit firearms by organized crime groups across Central America
and the Caribbean, ended. It began on May 27 and yielded the arrest
of 142 people and seizure of 15 vessels as well as guns, cash, and
eight metric tons of chemical precursors. More than 30 countries and
territories were involved in the operation, led by Interpol and
supported by Europol.
2013 Jun 10, Egyptian Prime
Minister Hesham Kandil said the country will work
diplomatically, legally and technically to negotiate with Ethiopia
over the so-called Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
2013 Jun 10, The Int’l. Energy
Agency in Paris said the world’s energy-related carbon dioxide
emissions rose 1.4% in 2012 to a record high of 31.6 billion tons.
(SFC, 6/11/13, p.A2)
2013 Jun 10, In Germany the
swollen Elbe River breached another levee, forcing authorities to
evacuate 10 villages and shut down one of the country's main railway
routes. At least 22 flood-related deaths have been reported in
2013 Jun 10, In Iraq a string
of deadly attacks in several Iraqi cities killed at least 63 people.
2013 Jun 10, Kuwait sentenced
Huda al-Ajmi to 11 years in prison after convictions that include
her insulting the nation's ruler and encouraging his overthrow.
2013 Jun 10, In Pakistan
militants dressed as policemen attacked a NATO convoy carrying
supplies for the US-led coalition in Afghanistan, killing 4 people.
2013 Jun 10, Thai police said
they found 14 albino lions imported from Africa and hundreds of
other protected animals in a warehouse near Bangkok. Pet shop owner
Montri Boonprom-on (41) was arrested and faced up to four years in
jail and a fine of 40,000 baht ($1,300).
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