10th of July

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The July 10 is the 191st day of the Gregorian calendar (the 192nd in leap years ), thus still 174 days remain until the end of the year.

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Politics and world events

1499: Vasco da Gama
1709: Epiphany meeting
1790: Second battle at Svensksund
1943: Allied landings in Sicily
1966: Martin Luther King
  • 1966: On "Freedom Sunday", Martin Luther King moves to Chicago's City Hall with 36,000 supporters and attaches 48 theses to the metal door there, in which he urged improvements in living, educational and working conditions.
  • 1971: In Skhirat there is an attempted coup against King Hassan II of Morocco. The rebels proclaim the Republic of Morocco on Radio Rabat . The coup attempt, which was only undertaken by parts of the military, is crushed by loyal troops and the police.
  • 1973: The Bahamas become independent from Great Britain.
  • 1978: President Moktar Ould Daddah of Mauritania is overthrown during a military coup.
  • 1985: The Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior is sunk by French intelligence agents in Auckland , New Zealand .
1986: Government building in St. Pölten
2000: Bashar al-Assad
  • 2000: Bashar al-Assad is elected President of Syria after the death of his father Hafiz al-Assad .
  • 2006: In Mongolia , the week-long celebrations for the 800th anniversary of the founding of the state begin with the inauguration of a giant statue of Genghis Khan .
  • 2006: In Poland , President Lech Kaczyński appoints his identical twin brother Jaroslaw as Prime Minister. This means that the two most important positions in the state are occupied by the brothers, which has also led to criticism in Poland itself.
  • 2012: Congolese ex-militia leader Thomas Lubanga , convicted of recruiting and using child soldiers , is sentenced to 14 years in prison by the International Criminal Court in The Hague.


1962: Telstar

science and technology

1908: Heike Kamerlingh Onnes



  • 1973: 16-year-old John Paul Getty III is kidnapped in Rome . The perpetrators demand a ransom of 3.4 million US dollars . His grandfather, billionaire J. Paul Getty, refuses to pay until his grandson's ear, cut off and sent to a newspaper, changes his mind.


1895: Pope Leo XIII.


  • 1916: An F4 tornado wreaked havoc in the Austrian city of Wiener Neustadt , killing more than 30 people, injuring around 300 and destroying, among other things, the Wiener Neustadt locomotive factory .
  • 1968: A for Germany unusually violent tornado of strength F4 directed in the city of Pforzheim and the surrounding region of significant damage to vehicles and buildings. Two people die and over 200 people are injured.
  • 1976: In an accident at the chemical plant Icmesa in Seveso , northern Italy , the environmental disaster in Seveso , large amounts of the highly toxic dioxin TCDD are released.
  • 2000: A pipeline explodes in southern Nigeria . About 250 residents who collect leaking gasoline are killed.
  • 2011: The Russian river cruise ship Bulgaria sinks within a few minutes during an excursion on the Volga. More than 100 people are killed, including numerous children.

Minor accidents are listed in the sub-articles of Disaster .


1949: DFB (logo)

Entries of track and field world records can be found under the respective discipline under track and field . Entries on football world championship games can be found in the sub-pages of football world championships . The same goes for European football championships .


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