June 10 History, Trivia and Fun Facts
June 10 History Highlights
National Iced Tea Day
|At the 1904 St. Louis World Fair, English tea plantation owner Richard Blechynden set up a booth to sell hot iced tea on one of the hottest days that summer–and it was an instant hit! The man had hoped for thirsty customers looking for something cold and refreshing… but they only wanted something hot. Thinking quickly on his feet (he dumped some of his warm drink into ice!), he served them what has come to be known as “the first-known use” of iced tea in history|
June 10 is…
|Ballpoint Pen Day
Black Cow Day
Herbs and Spices Day
Iced Tea Day
June 10 Birthday Quotes
“I did my best, and God did the rest.”
“It’s always been a dream for me to play a comic book character.”
“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.”
“Certainly it is a blessing to have three beautiful kids who are all healthy. God put them here for me to nurture and bring them up and try to keep as close to right as I can. So it’s a blessing. It’s a big responsibility, but at the same time it’s an honor.”
“Surround yourself with positive people. Also, be a positive person. Root for people. Somebody else’s success is not your failure.”
“When you ain’t got no money, you got the blues.”
June 10 Birthdays
|1895 – Hattie McDaniel, American actress (died in 1952)
1910 – Howlin’ Wolf, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (died in 1976)
1922 – Judy Garland, American singer and actress (died in 1969)
1965 – Elizabeth Hurley, English model, and character actress
1968 – Bill Burr, American comedian and actor
1973 – Faith Evans, American singer-songwriter
1980 – Jessica DiCicco, American voice actress
1983 – Leelee Sobieski, American actress
1985 – Celina Jade, Hong Kong-American actress
1992 – Kate Upton, American model
June 10 History
|1692 – Bridget Bishop was hanged at Gallows Hill near Salem, Massachusetts, for “certain Detestable Arts called Witchcraft & Sorceries.”
1809 – The first steamboat to navigate the open seas, the Phoenix paddlewheel steamboat took 13 days to sail from New York City to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1829 – The first Boat Race between the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge took place. Oxford won.
1854 – The first class of United States Naval Academy students graduated.
1886 (Volcano Eruption) Mount Tarawera
1902 – The US patent (#701,839) for a window envelope was issued to Americus F. Callahan of Chicago, Ill., which he called the outlook envelope.
1916 – An Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire led by Lawrence of Arabia began.
1935 – Alcoholics Anonymous is founded in Akron, Ohio, United States, by Dr. Robert Smith and Bill Wilson.
1943 – Laszlo Biro filed for a British patent (British #564172) on a practical ballpoint pen with quick-drying ink.
1944 – 15-year-old Joe Nuxhall of the Cincinnati Reds became the youngest player ever in a Major League Baseball game.
1947 – Saab produced its first automobile.
1952 – Mylar was registered as a DuPont trademark for a strong polyester film that grew out of the development of Dacron, a product of the early 1950s.
1972 #1 Hit June 10, 1972 – June 30, 1972: Sammy Davis Jr. – Candy Man
1978 #1 Hit June 10, 1978 – June 16, 1978: John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John – You’re the One That I Want
1982 – Broadway Show – Torch Song Trilogy (Play) June 10, 1982
1989 #1 Hit June 10, 1989 – June 16, 1989: Bette Midler – Wind Beneath My Wings
1991 – 11-year-old Jaycee Lee Dugard was kidnapped in South Lake Tahoe, California; she was freed in 2009.
1994 – Pay television content descriptors which describe the varying degrees of suggestive or explicit content in a series and movies began being broadcast by pay channels such as HBO, Cinemax, and Showtime.
2003 – The Spirit rover was launched, beginning NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover mission.
2007 – HBO’s critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning Mob-family drama The Sopranos ended with a sudden cut to black and silence, leaving many fans to wonder whether Tony Soprano was dead or still alive.
Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts
|If everyone who reads this did something nice today, the world would be .00006% of a better place each time.
Useless Pronunciation: K as in kernel
“I’m kind of psychic. I have a fifth sense. It’s like I have ESPN or something.” – Karen Smith (Amanda Seyfried) #moviequotes
I think I found the date that everything started going to hell. May 21, 1992, aired the first episode of MTV’s Real World, and the final episode of MacGyver.
The Capital of Slovakia is Bratislava
Greta Garbo – Real Name: Greta Louisa Gustaffsson
The US Presidential Election of 1876 afforded the highest voter turnout of eligible voters in American history at 81%
Superman has had every movie spoiled for him because of his super hearing.
TV Quotes… “You eeeediot!” (Ren) on “Ren & Stimpy”
Phil Collin’s “Land of Confusion” seems more relevant today than when it was first released.
A small boy swallowed some coins and was taken to a hospital. When his grandmother telephoned to ask how he was a nurse said ‘No change yet’.
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