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1796Carl Friedrich Gauss discovers that every positive integer is representable as a sum of at most three triangular numbers.

192630th US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 293 at Scioto CC in Ohio

1762Roubiliac's monument for Handel unveiled at Westminster Abbey London

19341st sitting US president to visit South America, FDR in Colombia

1985Playboy (and also Penthouse) publish nude pictures of Madonna

1520King Charles V France & King Henry VIII of England sign treaty of Calais

48 BCBattle of Dyrrhachium: Julius Caesar barely avoids a catastrophic defeat to Pompey in Macedonia.

1982Samuel Morse's "Gallery of the Louvre" sells for $3,250,000

1991Boris Yeltsin sworn in as 1st elected president of Russian Federation

1914Boston Red Sox purchase Babe Ruth from Baltimore Orioles

195382nd British Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 282 at Carnoustie Dai Rees

1873French poet Paul Verlaine wounds Arthur Rimbaud with pistol

1944"Father of Medicare" Tommy Douglas becomes the 7th Premier of Saskatchewan

1962Martin Luther King Jr. arrested during demonstration in Georgia

1919US President Woodrow Wilson personally delivers Treaty of Versailles to Senate

1850Millard Fillmore sworn in as president of US (replacing Taylor)

200210th ESPY Awards: Tiger Woods, Venus Williams win

1990Last day of Test Cricket for Richard Hadlee

1994Kelly Robbins wins Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic by Owens-Corning

1977Pat Bradley wins LPGA Bankers Trust Golf Classic

July 10th Historical Events
Date Event
48
Battle of Dyrrhachium: Julius Caesar barely avoids a catastrophic defeat to Pompey in Macedonia. 
BC
AD
552
Origin of Armenian calendar 
988
The city of Dublin is founded on the banks of the river Liffey. 
1040
Lady Godiva rides naked on horseback through Coventry, according to legend, to force her husband, the Earl of Mercia, to lower taxes 
1212
The most severe of several early fires of London burns most of the city to the ground. 
1460
Wars of Roses: Richard of York defeats King Henry VI at Northampton 
1520
King Charles V France & King Henry VIII of England sign treaty of Calais 
1568
Battle on Eems: Dutch Water garrison beats Spanish 
1584
Spanish army leader Richebourg conquerors Liefkenshoek, Belgium 
1598
Spanish theater plays "Moros y Los Cristianos" in Rio Grande 
1609
Catholic German monarchy forms Catholic League 
1627
English fleet under George Villiers reach La Rochelle [NS=June 20] 
1629
1st non-Separatist Congregational Church in US founded (Salem, MA) 
1645
Battle at Langport, Somerset: Cromwell's New Model Army beats Royalists 
1652
England declares war on Netherlands 
1690
Battle of Beachy Head - French fleet defeat Anglo-Dutch fleet under Cornelis Evertsen 
1739
King George II authorised the Admiralty Board to seek maritime reprisals against Spain (War of Jenkin's Ear) 
1746
Bonnie Prince Charlie flees in disguise to Isle of Skye 
1762
Roubiliac's monument for Handel unveiled at Westminster Abbey London 
1775
Horatio Gates issues order excluding blacks from Continental Army 
1778
American Revolution: Louis XVI of France declares war on the Kingdom of Great Britain. 
1796
Carl Friedrich Gauss discovers that every positive integer is representable as a sum of at most three triangular numbers. 
1800
The British Indian Government establishes the Fort William College to promote Urdu, Hindi and other vernaculars of sub continent. 
1806
The Vellore Mutiny is the first instance of a mutiny by Indian sepoys against the British East India Company. 
1832
President Jackson vetoed legislation to re-charter 2nd Bank of US 
1847
Urbain J J Leverrier & John Couch Adams, codiscoverers of Neptune, meet for 1st time at home of John Herschel 
1850
Millard Fillmore sworn in as president of US (replacing Taylor) 
1861
Lincoln writes to Kentucky's militia & says Union troops will not enter that state 
1862
US begins construction of Central Pacific Railroad 
1863
Battle of Charleston, SC (Morris Island) [->SEP 06] 
1863
Battle of Jackson, MS - captured by federals [->JUL 16] US1000 CS1339 
1866
Indelible pencil patented by Edson P Clark, Northampton, Mass 
1873
French poet Paul Verlaine wounds Arthur Rimbaud with pistol 
1877
The then villa of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, formally receives its city charter from the Royal Crown of Spain. 
1884
1st Test Cricket to be played at Old Trafford 1st day washed out 
1886
George Goldie gets charter for Royal Niger Company 
1886
Eruption of Tarawera volcano destroys famous pink & white calcium carbonate hot-spring terraces (North Island, New Zealand) 
1890
Wyoming becomes 44th state of US (1st with female suffrage) 
1892
1st concrete-paved street built (Bellefountaine, Ohio) 
1898
Jean-Baptiste Marchands expedition reaches Fashoda at White Hippo 
1905
Dutch Queen Wilhelmina opens Technical Hague court 
1908
H Kamerlingh Onnes makes helium liquid (-269°C) 
1910
Chicago White Sox Comiskey Park opens, visiting Browns win 2-0 
1911
105°F (41°C) at North Bridgton, Maine (state record) 
1912
Hannes Kolehmainen runs world record 5000m (14:36.6) 
1913
134°F (57°C), Greenland Ranch, California (US record) 
1913
Romania declares war on Bulgaria 
1913
Death Valley, California hits 134 °F (~56.7 °C), which is the highest temperature recorded in the United States. 
1914
Boston Red Sox purchase Babe Ruth from Baltimore Orioles 
1915
British/South African troops march into German SW-Africa 
1917
Emma Goldman imprisoned for obstructing draft 
1918
Russian Soviet Federal Socialist Republic forms 
1919
Dutch 1st Chamber approves woman suffrage 
1919
US President Woodrow Wilson personally delivers Treaty of Versailles to Senate 
1920
Tris Speaker is stopped at 11 consecutive hits by Tom Zachary 
1922
42nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Gerald Patterson beats R Lycett (6-3 6-4 6-2) 
1923
2-pound hailstones kill 23 & many cattle (Rostov, Russia) 
1923
All non-fascist parties dissolved in Italy 
1924
Denmark takes Greenland as Norway ends claim 
1924
Railroad worker strike ends in Amsterdam 
1925
Jury selection took place in John T Scopes evolution trial 
1925
USSR's official news agency TASS forms 
1925
Meher Baba begins his silence of 44 years. His followers still observe Silence Day on this date in commemoration. 
1926
30th US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 293 at Scioto CC in Ohio 
1926
Lake Denmark, NJ arsenal explodes, kills 21, $75m damage 
1928
Senator Milt Gaston hurls record tying 14-hit shutout 
1929
In game between Pirates & Phillies 9 HRs hit 1 in each inning 
1929
US issues newer, smaller-sized paper currency 
1932
Jack Burnett gets 9 hits, Eddie Rommel relieves in 2nd 18-17 victory in 18 as his A's beats Indians in longest relief job 
1933
1st police radio system operated, Eastchester Township, NY 
1934
1st sitting US president to visit South America, FDR in Colombia 
1934
2nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-7 at Polo Grounds, New York 
1934
Carl Hubbell strikes out Ruth, Gehrig & Foxx in All star game 
1936
109°F (43°C) Cumberland & Frederick, Maryland (state record) 
1936
110°F (43°C) at Runyon, New Jersey (state record) 
1936
111°F (44°C) Phoenixville, Pennsylvania (state record) 
1936
112°F (44°C) at Martinsburg, West Virginia (state record) 
1936
New Straits Convention allows Turkish rearmament of Dardanelles 
1936
Phillies Chuck Klein becomes 4th to hit 4 HRs in a game 
1937
Dutch Django Reinhardts "Quintette, premieres in du Hot Club" 
1938
"Yankee Clipper" completes 1st passenger flight over Atlantic 
1938
Howard Hughes flies around the world in 91 hours 
1940
Battle of Britain begins as Nazi forces attacked shipping convoys in English Channel 
1941
Jedwabne Pogrom is a massacre of Jewish people living in and near the village of Jedwabne in Poland. 
1942
Himmler orders sterilization of all Jewish woman in Ravensbruck Camp 
1942
Netherland's government in exile (London) recognizes Soviet Union 
1943
6th day of battle at Kursk 
1943
US, British and Canadian forces invade Sicily in WW II (Operation Husky) 
1944
U-821 sinks 
1944
"Father of Medicare" Tommy Douglas becomes the 7th Premier of Saskatchewan 
1945
Adm Marc Mitscher named chief of US Navy staff 
1946
Belgian government of Acker resigns 
1947
200 die when train derailed & fell into a river in Canton, China 
1947
Cleveland Indian Don Black no-hits Phila A's, 3-0 
1947
Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah is recommended as the first Governor General of Pakistan by then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Clement Attlee. 
1948
"Allegro" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 318 performances 
1948
"Ballet Ballads" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 62 performances 
1948
"Look Ma, I'm Dancin'" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 188 perfs 
1948
Lydda Airfield captured by Israeli army 
1949
1st practical rectangular TV tube announced-Toledo, Ohio 
1949
WJAR TV channel 10 in Providence, RI (NBC) begins broadcasting 
1950
"Your Hit Parade" premieres on NBC (later CBS) TV 
1951
18th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 8-3 at Briggs Stadium, Detroit 
1951
Armistice talks to end Korean conflict began at Kaesong 
1953
82nd British Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 282 at Carnoustie Dai Rees 
1953
Pravda reports arrest of Beria [affiliate of imperialist] 
1956
23rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-3 at Griffith Stadium, Wash DC 
1956
650,000 US steel workers go on strike 
1956
US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island 
1956
Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu, Mamelodi, east of Pretoria, South Africa, a soldier of Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), the armed wing of the ANC 
1958
1st parking meter installed in England (625 installed) 
1958
Ex-king Norodom Sihanoek appointed premier of Cambodia 
1960
Belgium sends troops to Congo 
1960
Louise Suggs wins LPGA Youngstown Kitchens (Trumball Golf Open) 
1962
32nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-1 at D.C. Stadium, Washington 
1962
All star MVP: Maury Wills (LA Dodgers) 
1962
Martin Luther King Jr. arrested during demonstration in Georgia 
1962
Telstar, 1st geosynchronous communications satellite, launched 
1962
US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island 
1964
Jesus Alou is 1st Giant in 40 years to get 6 hits in a game 
1964
Moise Tsjombe becomes premier of Congo 
1964
Moïse-Kapenda Tshombé, leader of the Confederation of Tribal Associations of Katanga, becomes the Prime Minister of the Congo 
1965
Beatles' "VI" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 6 weeks 
1965
Rolling Stones score their 1st US #1 single "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" 
1966
Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational 
1966
US launches Orbiter 1 to the Moon 
1967
Bobbie Gentry records "Ode to Billie Joe" - single goes on to win 4 Grammys 
1967
Uruguay becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty. 
1968
US Major League baseball announces it will split into 2 divisions for 1969 
1969
Chilean Association of Librarians created 
1971
100th British Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots a 278 at Royal Birkdale 
1971
Failed attempt on King Hassan II Shirat Morocco, 101 killed 
1972
Democratic convention opens in Miami Beach Florida (McGovern) 
1972
Herd of stampeding elephants kills 24, Chandka Forest India 
1973
Bahamas declares Independence from UK & adopts constitution 
1974
OPEC ends oil boycott against Netherlands 
1974
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1975
Gladys Knight & Pips Summer Series premieres on NBC-TV 
1975
Test Cricket debut of Graham Gooch, v Australia, out for a pair 
1976
105th British Golf Open: Johnny Miller shoots a 279 at Royal Birkdale 
1976
Chemical factory in Milan explodes (dioxane cloud) 
1976
The Seveso disaster occurs in Italy. 
1976
One American and three British mercenaries are executed in Angola following the Luanda Trial. 
1977
"Happy End" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 75 performances 
1977
Pat Bradley wins LPGA Bankers Trust Golf Classic 
1978
Bloodless military coup in Mauritania, President Moktar flees 
1978
World News Tonight premieres on ABC. 
1979
Chuck Berry sentenced to 4 months for $200,000 in tax evasion 
1980
Willie Jones hospitalized for heat stroke with record 46.5°C temp 
1980
Alexandra Palace burnt down for a second time. 
1981
CERN achieves 1st proton-antiproton beam collision (570 GeV) 
1981
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1982
Miguel Vasquez makes 1st public quadruple somersault on trapeze 
1982
Rangers Larry Parrish hits his 3rd grand slam of the week 
1982
Samuel Morse's "Gallery of the Louvre" sells for $3,250,000 
1982
Zimbabwe beats Bermuda by 5 wickets to win ICC Trophy 
1985
Coca-Cola Co announces it will resume selling old formula Coke 
1985
French agents blow up Greenpeace boat Rainbow Warrior in Auckland harbour, New Zealand 
1985
Playboy (and also Penthouse) publish nude pictures of Madonna 
1988
Terry-Jo Myers wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic 
1989
Paula Ivan runs female world record 1 mile (4:15.61) 
1990
61st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-0 at Wrigley Field, Chicago 
1990
All star MVP: Julio Franco (Texas Rangers) 
1990
Andrew Dice Clay cries on Arsenio Hall Show 
1990
Last day of Test Cricket for Richard Hadlee 
1991
Boris Yeltsin sworn in as 1st elected president of Russian Federation 
1991
L'Express Airlines Beechcraft C-99 crashes in Alabama, killing 13 
1991
Foreign Minister R.F. Botha of South Africa signs accession to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty on behalf of South Africa 
1992
John Ellis becomes CEO of Seattle Mariners 
1992
Spaceship Giotto (Halley 1986) approaches comet Grigg-Skjellerup 
1992
SuriPop VII, Suriname Popular Song Festival 
1992
US Major Soccer League folds after 14 seasons 
1993
Melchior Ndadaye becomes 1st Hutu Burundi pres/Sylvie Kinigi, PM 
1993
Yobes Ondieki runs world record 10km (26:58.38) 
1994
"Hedda Gabler" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 33 performances 
1994
Kelly Robbins wins Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic by Owens-Corning 
1994
Nepal premier Girija Prasadkoirala resigns 
1994
Sonia O'Sullivan runs female world record 2K (5:25.36) 
1997
Hideki Irabu makes his debut as a NY Yankee, he beats Tigers 10-3 
1997
Louise Woodward's trial begins in Mass, Nanny murder trial 
1997
RJR Nabisco announces it will replace Joe Camel in new ads 
1997
Spain, Partido Popular member Miguel Ángel Blanco is kidnapped in the Basque city of Ermua by ETA members, sparking widespread protests. 
1998
Roman Catholic sex abuse cases: The Diocese of Dallas agrees to pay $23.4 million to nine former altar boys who claimed they were sexually abused by former priest Rudolph Kos. 
2000
EADS, the world's second largest aerospace group is formed by the merger of Aérospatiale-Matra, DASA, and CASA. 
2000
A leaking southern Nigerian petroleum pipeline explodes, killing about 250 villagers scavenging gasoline. 
2001
72nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-1 at Safeco Field, Seattle 
2001
Amerada Hess agrees to acquire Triton Energy for $2.7 billion in cash 
2002
At a Sotheby's auction, Peter Paul Rubens' painting The Massacre of the Innocents is sold for £49.5million (US$76.2 million) to Kenneth, Lord Thomson. 
2002
10th ESPY Awards: Tiger Woods, Venus Williams win 
2003
A Neoplan bus, owned by Kowloon Motor Bus, collides with a truck, falls off a bridge on Tuen Mun Road, Hong Kong, and plunges into the underlying valley, killing 21 people. This is the deadliest traffic accident to date in Hong Kong. 
2005
Hurricane Dennis slams into the Florida Panhandle causing billions of dollars in damage. 
2006
Pakistan International Flight PK-688 crashes in Multan, Pakistan shortly after takeoff, killing all 45 people on board. 
2007
78th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-4 at AT&T Park, San Francisco 
2008
Former Macedonian Interior Minister Ljube Boškoski is acquitted of all charges by a UN Tribunal accusing him of war crimes. 
2011
British tabloid News of the World publishes its last edition after 168 years in the wake of a phone hacking scandal. 
2012
The American Episcopal Church becomes the first to approve a rite for blessing gay marriages 
2012
83rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 8-0 at Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City 
2013
40 people are buried in landslides in Sichuan Province, China 
2016
Wimbledon 2016: Venus and Serena Williams win doubles 
2016
Wimbledon 2016: Serena Williams beats Angelique Kerber to win 22nd Grand Slam 
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