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June 10th In Pop Culture History

1692 - Bridget Bishop was hanged at Gallows Hill near Salem, Massachusetts, for "certaine Detestable Arts called Witchcraft & Sorceries."

1809 - The first steamboat to navigate the open seas, the Phoenix paddle wheel 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 ball point 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 an strong polyester film that grew out of the development of Dacron, 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.

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.

June 10th Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Carolyn Hennesy (1962)
Shane West (1978)
Tara Lipinsky (1982)
LeeLee Sobieski (1982)
F. Lee Bailey (1933)
Faith Evans (1973)
Judy Garland (1922)
Elizabeth Hurley (1965)
Sessue Hayakawa (1889)
Hattie McDaniel (1895)
Robert Cummings (1908)
Joel "Jo-Jo" Hailey (1971)

If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you will have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee*.

*According to the internet.


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