June 10 Today in History

Today’s Important Historical Events

1190 Third Crusade: Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa drowns while crossing the Saleph River (modern Turkey) leading an army to Jerusalem

1786 A landslide dam on the Dadu River caused by earthquake ten days earlier collapses, killing 100,000 in the Sichuan province of China

1898 US Marines land in Cuba during Spanish–American War

1916 Great Arab Revolt begins against ruling Ottoman turks

1963 US Equal Pay Act signed into law by President John F. Kennedy

1977 Apple Computer ships its first Apple II computers

2003 The Spirit Rover is launched, beginning NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover mission

Today’s Historical Events

1190 Third Crusade: Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa drowns while crossing the Saleph River (modern Turkey) leading an army to Jerusalem

1194 Major fire at Chartres Cathedral, France, leads to it rebuilt as the high point of French Gothic style

1358 French Jacquerie peasant leader Guillaume Cale captured at the Battle of Mello

1502 Crimean Khan defeats the Great Horde in battle near Worskla, leading to disintegration of the Great Horde

1538 Catholic German monarchy signs League of Neuremberg

1539 Council of Trent: Paul III sends out letters to his bishops, delaying the Council due to war and the difficulty bishops had traveling to Venice.

1540 Thomas Cromwell arrested in Westminster

1605 False Dimitri I, an impostor, crowned Russian tsar (rules 1605-1606)

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1939 MGM cartoon character Barney Bear debuts

1954 KQED TV channel 9 in San Francisco, California (PBS) begins broadcasting

1955 KWEX TV channel 41 in San Antonio, TX (IND) begins broadcasting

1968 “Danny Thomas Hour” last airs on NBC-TV

1968 KCFW TV channel 9 in Kalispell, MT (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting

1968 WHTV (now WTZH) TV channel 24 in Meridian, MS (NBC/CBS) 1st broadcast

1972 Sammy Davis Jr.’s cover of “The Candy Man” by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse (from the film “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory”) goes to #1 on the charts – his biggest single

1982 “Taxi” last airs on ABC, moves to NBC in the fall

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1818 Pesaro opera theater opens with Gioachino Rossini‘s “La gaza ladra”

1865 Richard Wagner‘s opera “Tristan und Isolde” premieres in Munich, Germany

1964 Rolling Stones record their “12×5” album at Chess Studios in Chicago, Illinois

1966 The Beatles release single “Paperback Writer” / “Rain” in UK; “Rain” featured experimental studio tricks of slowed down bass and drums tracks, and backwards vocals in the fade out

1966 Janis Joplin‘s 1st live concert (Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco)

1966 Janis Joplin plays her 1st gig with Big Brother & The Holding Company, at Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco, California

1967 15,000 attend Fantasy Faire and Magic Mountain Music Festival, California

1972 Elvis Presley records a live album at NYC’s Madison Square Garden

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1868 2nd Belmont: Bobby Swim aboard General Duke wins in 3:02

1871 5th Belmont: W Miller aboard Harry Basset wins in 2:56

1876 10th Belmont: William Donohue aboard Algerine wins in 2:40.5

1890 24th Belmont: Pike Barnes riding Burlington wins in 2:07.75

1891 25th Belmont: Ed Garrison riding Foxford wins in 2:08.75

1893 27th Belmont: Willie Simms aboard Commanche wins in 1:53.25

1904 British Open Men’s Golf, Royal St George’s GC: Jack White wins his only major title, 1 stroke ahead of runners-up James Braid and J.H. Taylor, both former champions

1916 48th Belmont: E Haynes aboard Friar Rock wins in 2:22