Today in History - June 10

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323BC        Jun 10, Alexander died in Persia at Babylon at the age of 32. His general, Ptolemy, took possession of Egypt. Apelles was a painter in Alexander's court. He had been commissioned by Alexander to paint a portrait of Campaspe, Alexander's concubine. Apelles fell in love with Campaspe and Alexander granted her to him in marriage. In 1984 Curtius Quintas Rufus authored "the History of Alexander." In 1991 Peter Green authored "Alexander of Macedon, A Historical Biography." “Alexander the Great" by Norman F. Cantor (d.2004) was published in 2005.
    (BS, 5/3/98, p.12E)(WSJ, 2/11/00, p.W6) (ON, 1/01, p.11)(SSFC, 12/25/05, p.M3)

1190        Jun 10, Frederick I van Hohenstaufen, Barbarossa (1123-1190), king of Germany and Italy and the Holy Roman Empire, drowned crossing the Saleph River while leading an army of the Third Crusade. Frederick struggled to extend German influence throughout Europe, maneuvering both politically and militarily. He clashed with the pope, the powerful Lombards and fellow Germans among others throughout the years. He joined the Third Crusade in the Spring of 1189 in their efforts to free Jerusalem from Saladin's army
    (WUD, 1994, p.565)(HN, 6/10/98)(HNQ, 2/3/01)

1358        Jun 10, French Boer leader Guillaume Cale was captured.
    (MC, 6/10/02)

1540        Jun 10, Thomas Cromwell was arrested in Westminster.
    (MC, 6/10/02)

1549        Jun 10, English villagers protested the new liturgy adopted by the Church of England. Uprisings that followed in Norfolk, Oxfordshire and the south-west led to perhaps 10,000 deaths as King Edward’s regime suppressed dissent.
    (Econ, 4/29/17, p.67)

1580        Jun 10, Luis Camoes (b.1524), Portuguese poet, died. He fought in colonial battles in Morocco and India and lost one eye. He was arrested in a street brawl in Lisbon and left for India. He traveled to Macao and Mozambique after which he published "Os Lusiadas" (The Lusiads, 1572), a poem that glorified Vasco da Gama and the history of Portugal.
    (, 6/4/99, p.D6)(SSFC, 3/10/02, p.M3)

1605        Jun 10, False Dimitri was crowned Russian tsar for 1st time.
    (MC, 6/10/02)

1610        Jun 10, The 1st Dutch settlers arrived from NJ to colonize Manhattan Island.
    (MC, 6/10/02)
1610        Jun 10, English Lord De La Ware and his supply ships arrived at Jamestown allowing the colony to recover and survive.

1639        Jun 10, The 1st American log cabin at Fort Christina (Wilmington, Delaware).
    (MC, 6/10/02)

1688        Jun 10, Mary of Modena, the wife of Britain’s King James II, gave birth to a male heir. This placed England, much to the dismay of Parliament, in line for a succession of Catholic monarchs.
    (Econ, 2/4/06, p.77)(ON, 7/06, p.10)

1692        Jun 10, Bridget Bishop was hanged in Salem, Mass., for witchcraft. This was the first official execution of the Salem witch trials.
    (HN, 6/10/01)(WSJ, 1/18/08, p.W10)

1718        Jun 10, Blackbeard's ship, the Queen Anne's Revenge, ran aground about this time and soon sank off the coast of Beaufort, NC. In 1997 underwater archeologist raised a canon believed to be from this ship.
    (SFC, 3/4/96, p.A4)(SFC,10/24/97, p.A3)(

1720        Jun 10, Mrs. Clements of England marketed the 1st paste-style mustard.
    (MC, 6/10/02)
1720        Jun 10, The French state bank reopened after a 10 day closure and some people were crushed to death in the rush to get in.
    (WSJ, 7/19/00, p.B4)

1735        Jun 10, John Morgan, physician-in-chief of Continental Army, was born.
    (HN, 6/10/98)

1751        Jun 10, The British Currency Act restricted New England colonies from creating paper money The colonies had issued paper fiat money known as “bills of credit" to help pay for the French and Indian Wars. The Act limited future issuance of bills of credit to certain circumstances (i.e. to pay public debts, such as taxes, but not private debts, such as to merchants).

1752        Jun 10, Benjamin Franklin's kite was struck by lightning as he flew it during a thunderstorm.

1761        Jun 10, Puritan version of "Othello" opened in Newport, Rhode Island.
    (MC, 6/10/02)

1776        Jun 10, The Continental Congress appointed a committee to write a Declaration of Independence.
    (HN, 6/10/98)

1801        Jun 10, The North African state of Tripoli declared war on the United States in a dispute over safe passage of merchant vessels through the Mediterranean. Tripoli declared war on the U.S. for refusing to pay tribute.
    (AP, 6/10/97)(HN, 6/10/98)

1806        Jun 10, James Fox, British foreign minister, introduced a bill to ban British ships from transporting slaves to foreign countries. Parliament passed the bill.
    (ON, 4/05, p.3)

1818        Jun 10, Pesaro opera theater opened with Rossini's "La Gaza Ladra."
    (MC, 6/10/02)

1819        Jun 10, J.D. Gustave Courbet (d.1877), French realist painter (Demoiselles the la Seine), was born. His realistic landscapes were marked by bold shadows and compositions fragmented by the play of natural light. This technique was pursued more fully by the impressionists. His work included "Rock at HautePierre."
    (DPCP, 1984)(WSJ, 3/10/00, p.W16)(MC, 6/10/02)

1824         Jun 10, Caesar Augustus Rodney (v.1772), US Attorney General (1807-1811) and nephew of US Judge Caesar Rodney (1728-1784), died in Buenos Aires. He served as a US Senator from Delaware (1822-1823).

1836        Jun 10, Yamaoka Tesshu, Japanese swordsman, was born.
    (HN, 6/10/98)
1836        Jun 10, Andre M. Ampere, French mathematician, physicist (Amp), died.
    (MC, 6/10/02)

1838        Jun 10, In Australia white settlers led the Myall Creek massacre near Gwydir River, New South Wales. Up to 30 unarmed indigenous Australians were killed by ten Europeans and one African.
    (, 6/25/16, p.76)

1847        Jun 10, Chicago Tribune began publishing.
    (MC, 6/10/02)

1848        Jun 10, The 1st telegraph link between NYC & Chicago was established.
    (MC, 6/10/02)

1854        Jun 10, The U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, held its first graduation.
    (HN, 6/10/98)

1861        Jun 10, Thaddeus Lowe demonstrated his balloon, the Enterprise, along with its telegraphy capabilities for Pres. Lincoln at the White House lawn.
    (ON, 2/05, p.8)
1861        Jun 10, The Virginia village of Big Bethel became the site of the 1st major land battle of the Civil War. Private Henry L. Wyatt was the 1st Confederate soldier killed in a Civil War battle. 18 Union soldiers were killed.
    (AH, 10/01, p.50)
1861        Jun 10, Dorthea Dix, known for her work with the mentally ill, was appointed superintendent of women nurses for the Union Army.
    (HN, 6/10/98)

1863        Jun 10, At the Battle of Brice's Crossroads in Mississippi, Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest with 3,500 troops defeated the Union troops of 8,000.
    (HN, 6/10/98)(MC, 6/10/02)

1865        Jun 10, The opera "Tristan und Isolde" by Richard Wagner premiered in Munich, Germany. Wagner had begun the work in 1857.
    (AP, 6/10/97)(WSJ, 3/12/99, p.W2)

1688        Jun 10, Mary of Modena, the wife of Britain’s King James II, gave birth to a male heir, James Francis Edward Stuart (d.1766). This placed England, much to the dismay of Parliament, in line for a succession of Catholic monarchs. On 10 December, within six months of his birth, Mary of Modena took baby James to France, worried about his safety, while his father, James II, continued to fight (unsuccessfully) to retain his crown.
    (, 2/4/06, p.77)(ON, 7/06, p.10)

1871        Jun 10, A landing force of 110 U.S. Marines came ashore on Korea's Kangwha Island, a fortress island guarding the approaches to Seoul. The Korean Punitive Expedition was launched from an American fleet, which anchored in the Han River after the isolationist Korean government rejected U.S. diplomatic demands for an explanation of the fate of an American ship and her crew believed killed by the Koreans. In two days of fighting, the Marines and sailors captured the defensive forts on the Island, leaving 243 Koreans dead. Nevertheless, the expedition failed to open Korea to foreign trade.
    (HNQ, 6/10/98)

1884        Jun 10, William E. Eldred of Brooklyn, NY, was granted a US patent for a new way to open and close the legs of a folding table.
    (SFC, 1/30/08, p.G4)
1884        Jun 10, Johann Gustav Droysen (b.1808), German historian, died in Berlin. His books included “Geschichte Alexanders des Grossen" (1833), a study of Alexander the Great.

1886        Jun 10, Mount Tarawera erupted at Rotorua on the North Island of New Zealand. An estimated 120 people were killed and several Maori and European settlements, including Te Wairoa, were destroyed. The official death toll was reported at 150. Some of the local survivors took shelter in a Maori meeting house, a wharenui, named Hinemihi, which was later taken to England and erected in the grounds of Clandon Park, the seat of the 4th Earl Onslow, who had been governor-general of New Zealand at the time.
    (, 1/9/00, p.T5)(SSFC, 10/28/12, p.M6)

1890        Jun 10, Sessue Hayakawa, Japanese actor (Bridge on River Kwai, Hell to Eternity), was born.
    (MC, 6/10/02)

1892        Jun 10, The Republican National Convention in Minneapolis nominated President Harrison for re-election and Whitelaw Reid for vice president. (Harrison, however, lost the election to former President Cleveland.)
    (AP, 6/10/97)

1895        Jun 10, Hattie McDaniel was born in Wichita, Kansas. She was the first African-American actress to win an Oscar which she won for her role as a maid in Gone With the Wind.

1898        Jun 10, During the Spanish-American War, U.S. Marines landed in Cuba and camped at Guantanamo Bay where 2 Marines became the 1st war casualties.
    (HN, 6/10/98)(SSFC, 1/20/02, p.A7)

1901        Jun 10, Frederick Loewe, songwriter, was born.
    (HN, 6/10/01)

1905        Jun 10, 1st forest fire lookout tower placed in operation was at Greenville, Me.
    (MC, 6/10/02)
1905        Jun 10, Japan and Russia agreed to peace talks brokered by President Theodore Roosevelt.
    (HN, 6/10/98)

1907        Jun 10, In China 11 men in five cars set out from the French embassy in Beijing on a race to Paris. Prince Scipione Borghese of Italy was the first to arrive in the French capital two months later. The 62-day race was won by an Italian built Itala.
    (AP, 6/10/07)(AH, 6/03, p.21)

1908        Jun 10, Ernst B. Chain, German chemist, bacteriologist (penicillin, Nobel 1945), was born.
    (MC, 6/10/02)

1909        Jun 10, An SOS signal was transmitted for the first time in an emergency as the Cunard liner SS Slavonia was wrecked off the Azores.
    (HN, 6/10/99)

1911        Jun 10, Queen Wilhelmina opened the Rembrandt house in Amsterdam.
    (MC, 6/10/02)

1915        Jun 10, Girl Scouts were founded. [see Mar 12, 1912]
    (MC, 6/10/02)

1916        Jun 10, Mecca, under control of the Turks, fell to the Arabs during the Great Arab Revolt. Sharif Hussein, Arab Emir of Mecca, led the revolt.
    (HN, 6/10/98)(ON, 10/05, p.7)
1916        Jun 10, Hussein bin Ali began serving as the King of Hejaz and continued to October 3,1924. He was followed by Ali bin Hussein who continued until December 19, 1925. The Hashemite Kingdom of Hejaz was a state in the Hejaz region in the Middle East, the western portion of the Arabian peninsula ruled by the Hashemite dynasty. It achieved national independence after the destruction of the Ottoman Empire by the British Empire during World War I when the Sharif of Mecca fought in alliance with the British Imperial forces to drive the Ottoman Army from the Arabian Peninsula during the Arab Revolt. The new kingdom had a brief life and then was conquered in 1925 by the neighboring Sultanate of Nejd under a resurgent House of Saud, creating the Kingdom of Hejaz and Nejd. On 23 September 1932, the Kingdom of Hejaz and Nejd joined the Saudi dominions of Al-Hasa and Qatif, as the unified Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

1917        Jun 10, 60,000 people of Petrograd welcomed Prince Kropotkin, who was banned 41 years earlier.
    (MC, 6/10/02)

1920        Jun 10, The Republican convention in Chicago endorsed woman suffrage.
    (HN, 6/10/98)

1921        Jun 10, Pres. Warren G. Harding signed "The General Accounting Act of 1921." The Budget and Accounting Act required the president to submit the budget to Congress for each fiscal year which is the 12-month period beginning on October 1 and ending on September 30 of the next calendar year. The act was approved by Harding to provide a national budget system and an independent audit of government accounts. Charles Dawes (1865-1951) served as the first head of the agency, which later became the Office of management and Budget (OMB).
    (, 2/7/15, p.31) f
1921        Jun 10, Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince, Consort of Elizabeth II, was born in Greece.
    (MC, 6/10/02)

1922        Jun 10, Judy Garland, singer-actress was born as Frances Ethel Gumm in Grand Rapids, Minn. She starred in The Wizard of Oz and Easter Parade.
    (AP, 6/10/97)(HN, 6/10/99)

1924        Jun 10, The Italian socialist leader Giacomo Matteotti was kidnapped and assassinated by Fascists in Rome.
    (HN, 6/10/98)

1925        Jun 10, Nat Hentoff, journalist, was born.
    (HN, 6/10/01)
1925        Jun 10, Tennessee adopted a new biology text book denying the theory of evolution.
    (HN, 6/10/98)

1926        Jun 10, Antoni Gaudi (b.1852), Spanish eccentric architect, died. His work on the Sagrada Familia church with its Torre del Nacimento (Tower of Birth) in Barcelona began in 1883 and continued to his final days.
    (, 7/21/00, p.W12)(SSFC, 10/9/16, p.F7)

1928        Jun 10, Maurice Sendak, children's author and illustrator (Where the Wild Things Are), was born.
    (HN, 6/10/01)

1933        Jun 10, F. Lee Bailey, American defense attorney, was born. He later defended the Boston Strangler, Patty Hearst and O.J. Simpson
    (HN, 6/10/99)
1933        Jun 10, Robert Porterfield and 22 other hungry actors opened the doors of the Barter Theater in Abingdon, Virginia. Admission was 40 cents per head or the equivalent in produce.
    (HT, 3/97, p.14)
1933        Jun 10, Col. Eugene Northington (53) of the US Army Medical Corps died in SF from X-ray cancers. He had dedicated his life to pioneering work studying X-rays.
    (SSFC, 6/8/08, DB p.58)

1935        Jun 10, Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in Akron, Ohio, by William G. Wilson (Bill Wilson), a stockbroker, and Dr. Robert Smith (Bob Smith), a heart surgeon.
    (AP, 6/10/97)

1937        Jun 10, San Francisco police began the destruction of some 400 slot machines seized in the past years. They planned to dump the destroyed machines in the SF Bay.
    (SSFC, 6/10/12, DB p.42)
1937        Jun 10, Luciana Paluzzi (Fiona Volpe), actress (Five Fingers, Thunderball), was born in Rome, Italy.

1940        Jun 10, Marcus Garvey (b.1887), US black leader (Back to Africa Movement), died. In 2008 Colin Grant authored “Negro With a Hat: The Rise and Fall of Marcus Garvey."
    (, 5/11/08, Books p.5)
1940        Jun 10, Italy declared war on France and Britain; Canada declared war on Italy.
    (AP, 6/10/97)

1942        Jun 10, German Gestapo massacred 173 male residents of Lidice, Czechoslovakia, in retaliation for the killing of SS Gen Reinhard Heydrich. All together, 340 people died in the Nazi reprisal (192 men, 60 women and 88 children). The death toll resulting from the effort to avenge the death of Heydrich is estimated at 1,300. This count includes relatives of the partisans, their supporters, Czech elites suspected of disloyalty and random victims like those from Lidice.
    (AP, 6/10/97)(HN, 6/10/98)(

1943        Jun 10, FDR signed a withholding tax bill into law.
    (MC, 6/10/02)
1943        Jun 10, The Allies began bombing Germany around the clock.
    (HN, 6/10/98)

1944        Jun 10, The U.S. VII and V corps, advancing from Normandy’s Utah and Omaha beaches, respectively, linked-up and began moving inland.
    (HN, 6/10/98)
1944        Jun 10, German troops of the armored SS Division "Das Reich", as they headed toward Normandy to combat D-Day invasion forces, slaughtered 642 men, women and children in the village of Oradour-sur-Glane, France, and then set the town on fire. In 1983 a court in East Berlin convicted Heinz Barth (1921-2007), a former SS officer, and sentenced him to life in prison. In addition to involvement in the massacre, East German judges also found that Barth volunteered to participate in an execution of 92 Czech civilians in 1942. In 1997 his sentence was commuted to probation.
    (AP, 8/14/07)(SSFC, 8/23/20, p.A5)
1944        Jun 10, In Greece Waffen-SS troops of the 4th SS Polizei Panzergrenadier Division under the command of SS-Hauptsturmführer Fritz Lautenbach went door to door and massacred Greek civilians as part of a 'retaliation measure' for a partisan attack upon the unit. A total of 214 men, women and children were killed in Distomo, a small village near Delphi.

1946        Jun 10, Jack Johnson (b.1878), 1st black heavyweight champion (1908-1915), died in car accident. In 2004 Geoffrey C. Ward authored “Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson." In 2005 Ken Burns premiered the PBS documentary: “Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson."
    (SSFC, 11/7/04, p.M1)(SFC, 1/17/05, p.D6)
1946        Jun 10, Italy replaced its abolished monarchy with a republic.
    (AP, 6/10/97)

1947        Jun 10, California Gov. Earl Warren signed a measure that gave each county the authority to regulate its own air pollution. This was America’s first statewide air protection law.
    (SFEC,11/10/97, p.A10)(Econ, 3/16/13, p.29)

1948        Jun 10, The news that the sound barrier has been broken is finally released to the public by the U.S. Air Force. Chuck Yeager, piloting the rocket airplane X-1, exceeded the speed of sound on October 14, 1947.
    (HN, 6/10/01)

1952        Jun 10, Pres. Truman tried to nationalize the steel industry. [see Apr 8]
    (MC, 6/10/02)

1953        Jun 10, John R. Edwards, US Senator, was born Seneca, South Carolina. In 2004 he ran as a Democrat presidential candidate and then agreed to run for the vice-presidency under Sen. John Kerry.
    (SSFC, 2/29/04, p.D2)(SFC, 7/7/04, p.A9)

1957        Jun 10, John Diefenbaker, Progressive Conservative Party, was elected PM of Canada. He served until 1963.
    (CFA, '96, p.81)(HN, 9/18/98)(MC, 6/10/02)
1957        Jun 10, Harold MacMillan became British PM.
    (MC, 6/10/02)

1959        Jun 10, Eliot Spitzer, later NY state governor (2007), was born in the Bronx. In 2008 he faced the end of his political career amidst a sex scandal.
    (WSJ, 3/11/08, p.A18)

1963        Jun 10, JFK signed an equal pay for equal work law for men & women.
    (MC, 6/10/02)

1964        Jun 10, The U.S. Senate voted to limit further debate on a proposed civil rights bill, shutting off a filibuster by Southern states.
    (AP, 6/10/97)

1966        Jun 10, Mamas & Papas won a gold record for "Monday, Monday."
    (MC, 6/10/02)

1967        Jun 10, In Marin County, Ca., the Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music Festival drew some 36,000 Bay Area fans to the Sidney B. Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre on Mount Tamalpais.
    (SFC, 6/8/17, p.A1)
1967        Jun 10, Spencer Tracy (b.1900), American film star, died. His work included 75 feature films and two Oscars. In 2011 James Curtis authored “Spencer Tracy: A Biography."
    (, 10/30/11, p.F6)
1967        Jun 10, Israel and Syria agreed to observe a United Nations-mediated cease-fire. Israel took Gaza and the Sinai from Egypt, Old Jerusalem and the West Bank from Jordan, and the Golan Heights from Syria. In 2002 Michael B. Oren authored "Six Days of War: June 1967 and the making of the Modern Middle East." Israeli military historian Arieh Yitzhaki later said that his research showed Israeli troops killed 300 Egyptian prisoners of war. Israel said soldiers on both sides committed atrocities. In 2007 Tom Segev authored “1967: Israel, the War and the Year that Transformed the Middle East."
    {Israel, Palestine, Syria, Egypt}
    (AP, 6/10/97)(WSJ, 6/5/02, p.D7)(AP, 3/6/07)(Econ, 5/26/07, p.97)

1970        Jun 10, A fifteen-man group of special forces troops began training for Operation Kingpin, a POW rescue mission in North Vietnam. The daring rescue raid at the Son Tay prison camp deep within North Vietnam lacked only one essential ingredient--POWs.
    (HN, 6/10/98)

1971        Jun 10, Federal marshals, FBI agents and special forces swarmed Alcatraz Island and removed the Native American occupiers: 5 women, 4 children and 6 unarmed men.
1971        Jun 10, In Mexico City a paramilitary group descended on student demonstrators and at least 11 people were killed. In 2002 criminal complaints were filed against 14 former federal and Mexico City officials for their involvement in the massacre. Mayor Alfonso Martinez (d.2002 at 81) denied any involvement in the massacre that left over 30 protestors dead. In 2004 charges were filed against former Pres. Echeverria, but a judge blocked his arrest.
    (SFC, 6/13/02, p.A14)(SFC, 11/9/02, p.A19)(SFC, 7/24/04, p.A3)(WSJ, 7/26/04, p.A1)

1975        Jun 10, The Rockefeller panel reported on illegal CIA files on Americans.

1977        Jun 10, James Earl Ray, the convicted assassin of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., escaped from Brushy Mountain State Prison in Tennessee with six others; he was recaptured June 13.
    (AP, 6/10/97)

1978        Jun 10, Affirmed (1975-2001) , ridden by Steve Cauthen, became a Triple Crown winner after winning the NY Belmont Stakes by a nose over Alyadar.
    (AP, 6/10/98)(WSJ, 6/7/99, p.A20)(NW, 12/31/01, p.109)

1980        Jun 10, A package bomb injured United Airlines Pres. Percy Wood at his home in Lake Forest, Ill. It was later attributed to the Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski.
    (SFEC,11/9/97, Z1 p.4)(

1981        Jun 10, In Frascati, Italy, 6-year-old Alfredo Rampi fell down an artesian well; the story ended tragically as efforts to rescue him proved futile.
    (AP, 6/10/97)

1982        Jun 10, The play "Torch Song Trilogy," by Harvey Fierstein, opened on Broadway.
    (AP, 6/10/08)
1982        Jun 10, The Jos. Schlitz Brewing Company and the Old Milwaukee brand was acquired by Stroh Brewing Company of Detroit. The Old Milwaukee brand was first brewered by the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company.
1982        Jun 10, Rainer Werner Fassbinder (b.1945), German film director, died.
    (WSJ, 1/14/97, p.A16)(
1982         Jun 10, In Lebanon some 20 Israeli soldiers were killed at the Battle of Sultan Yacoub near the Syrian border. Sgt. First Class Zachary Baumel (b.1960) was listed as missing along with two other Israeli soldiers after the deadly battle with Syrian forces. In 2019 Russian and Syrian forces found his remains and returned them to Israel.
    (, 4/4/19)

1985        Jun 10, Socialite Claus von Bulow was acquitted by a jury in Providence, Rhode Island, at his retrial on charges he’d tried to murder his heiress wife, Martha “Sunny" von Bulow.
    (AP, 6/10/00)
1985        Jun 10, The Israeli army pulled out of Lebanon after 1,099 days of occupation
    (HN, 6/10/98)

1987        Jun 10, The leaders of seven major industrial nations ended a three-day summit in Venice, proposing no new major economic initiatives, but calling for closer coordination of their economies and a stabilizing of foreign currency rates.
    (AP, 6/10/97)

1988        Jun 10, The US House ethics committee announced it had voted unanimously to conduct a preliminary inquiry into allegations concerning the conduct of Speaker Jim Wright.
    (AP, 6/10/98)
1988        Jun 10, Author Louis L'Amour died in Los Angeles at age 80. He wrote 116 western novels. L’Amour trained troops in survival and later fought in the European theater in tank destroyers. His early life was filled with the same type of adventures that he wrote about. Due to economic problems and an adventuresome spirit, L’Amour left his Jamestown, N.D., home when he was 15 and spent the next several decades tramping the West and sailing the world. He worked at just about everything that would keep him alive. His writings was just beginning to be published when the war started.
    (AP, 6/10/98)(USAT, 6/10/98, p.1D)(HNQ, 7/15/01)

1989        Jun 10, Easy Goer won the Belmont Stakes in New York, denying the Triple Crown to Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Sunday Silence.
    (AP, 6/10/99)

1990        Jun 10, Alberto Fujimori was elected president of Peru by a narrow margin over novelist Mario Vargos Llosa.
    (AP, 6/10/00)
1990        Jun 10, Two members of the rap group 2 Live Crew were arrested in Hollywood, Florida. They and a third band member were acquitted of obscenity charges October 20th.
    (AP, 6/10/00)

1991        Jun 10, "Twin Peaks" ended its run on ABC-TV.
1991        Jun 10, New York City staged a massive celebration for US veterans of the Persian Gulf War, code-named Desert Storm.
    (AP, 6/10/01)
1991        Jun 10, In South Lake Tahoe, Ca., Phillip Garrido and his wife Nancy, snatched Jaycee Lee Dugard (11) from a bus stop outside her home. In 2009 police freed Dugard and arrested the Garrido’s. During the interim Phillip Garrido fathered 2 children with Dugard keeping them in tents in a fenced backyard compound in Antioch, Ca. In 2010 California lawmakers approved a $20 million payment to Dugard and 2 her children, ages 12 and 15. On June 2, 2011, Phillip Garrido (59) was sentenced to 431 years to life in prison. Nancy (55) was sentenced 36 years to life. In 2011 Dugard authored “A Stolen Life: A Memoir." On Sep 22, 2011, Dugard sued the federal government for the lax supervision of her abductor.
    (AP, 8/28/09)(SFC, 7/2/10, p.C3)(SFC, 6/3/11, p.A1)(SSFC, 7/31/11, p.F1)(SFC, 9/23/11, p.C3)
1991        Jun 10, Vercors (b.1902) [Jean Bruller], French writer (Silence of Mer), died.

1992        Jun 10, President Bush dropped Secretary of State James A. Baker III from his trip to the Earth Summit in Brazil, instructing him to step up negotiations for a new agreement with Russia to reduce long-range nuclear missile stockpiles.
    (AP, 6/10/97)

1993        Jun 10, Scientists announced they had extracted genetic material from the preserved remains of an insect that had lived when dinosaurs roamed the Earth.
    (AP, 6/10/98)
1993        Jun 10, Richard Webb (77), actor (Captain Midnight), shot himself.

1994        Jun 10, President Clinton intensified sanctions against Haiti's military leaders, suspending U.S. commercial air travel and most financial transactions between the two countries.
    (AP, 6/10/99)
1994        Jun 10, Dhirendra Brahmachari (70), a spiritual leader and yoga instructor who became a confidant of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, died today in a plane crash. Brahmachari, aka known as the flying swami, was swept into obscurity amid scandals over a personal arms factory and crooked aircraft deals.
    (, 6/11/11, p.44)

1995        Jun 10, US Air Force Captain Scott O’Grady, rescued after being shot down over Bosnia, described his six-day ordeal at a news conference at Aviano Air Base in Italy, saying he was no Rambo and no hero.
    (AP, 6/10/00)
1995        Jun 10, “Thunder Gulch" won the Belmont Stakes.
    (AP, 6/10/00)

1996        Jun 10, The film “The Rock," starring Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage, opened and took in $25.1 million nationally.
    (SFC, 6/11/96, p.E1)
1996        Jun 10, The Colorado Avalanche defeated the Florida Panthers 1-0 in triple overtime to win the Stanley Cup in a four-game sweep.
    (AP, 6/10/97)
1996        Jun 10, Rupinol, (Rohypnol), also known as Rufi, is a drug that causes amnesia when mixed with alcohol and was gaining popularity among young people. It was sold over the counter in Mexico and other countries outside the US.
    (SFC, 6/10/96, C4)(SFC, 6/11/96, p.A1)
1996        Jun 10, US scientists led by David M. Mehringer reported that evidence of ascetic acid (vinegar) had been found in a cloud of gas named Sagittarius B2 North, some 25,000 light years from Earth.
    (SFC, 6/11/96, p.A4)
1996        Jun 10, Intel released its 200 Mhz Pentium chip.
1996        Jun 10, Iran offered to mediate between Bahrain and its Shiite opposition and denied any involvement in the recent plot to topple the government of Bahrain.
    (SFC, 6/11/96, p.A16)
1996        Jun 10, In Italy the center-left government announced a new privatization calendar that included the sale of stakes in insurance, banking, and oil companies.
    (WSJ, 6/11/96, p.A9B)
1996        Jun 10, In Malaysia Irene Fernandez, head of the human rights group Tenaganita, went on trial for her 1995 published report on prison conditions of immigrant inmates. 71 deaths have been caused by alleged abuse. She was charged under a 1986 law that banned the publication of "malicious allegations" against the government. Seven years later, she was sentenced to one year in prison but appealed. In 2008 she was acquitted.
    (SFC, 6/11/96, p.A15)(SFC, 5/29/96, p.A8)(AP, 11/24/08)
1996        Jun 10, A report on Mexico estimated that 800,000 children under 14 worked in different sectors of the economy. The Mexican constitution and federal labor law prohibits the employment of children under 14. Based on a 1990 census, the Sec. of Public Education estimated that 2.5 million children between 6 & 14 do not attend school.
    (SFC, 6/10/96, C3)
1996        Jun 10, Hezbollah guerrillas killed 5 Israeli soldiers and wounded 6 in a dawn ambush in south Lebanon.
    (SFC, 6/10/96, p.A1)
1996        Jun 10, Arafat’s government detained Eyad Sarraj, head of the Independent Commission for Citizen’s Rights. Sarraj says the Palestinian Authority is corrupt.
    (SFC, 6/11/96, p.A16)
1996        Jun10, In Pakistan three bombings killed 6 and injured 48 in Punjab Province.
    (WSJ, 6/11/96, p.A1)
1996        Jun 10, Yemeni troops put down antigovernment protests in Mukalla, also the site of a 1994 civil war. Court charges that police raped a group of women appeared to trigger the protests.
    (WSJ, 6/11/96, p.A1)
1996        Jun 10, In Spain the new center-right government introduced sweeping economic measures. Taxes were eased on small and mid-size companies, savings and job creation were encouraged, the powerful professional guilds were weakened and various markets liberalized, and double taxation for large foreign companies was eliminated.
    (WSJ, 6/11/96, p.A9A)

1997        Jun 10, In California former Black Panther Geronimo Pratt was released on bail after 27 years behind bars on what he says were trumped-up murder charges. Authorities decided against retrying him.
    (AP, 6/10/02)(
1997        Jun 10, Pope John Paul II bade farewell to his native Poland as he ended an 11-day pilgrimage.
    (AP, 6/10/98)

1998        Jun 10, A jury in Jacksonville, Fla. ordered Brown and Williamson Tobacco Corp. to pay nearly $1 million to the family of Roland Maddox, who had died after smoking Lucky Strikes for almost 50 years. A Florida appeals court later overturned the verdict.
    (AP, 6/10/99)(AP, 6/10/08)
1998        Jun 10, The Wisconsin Supreme court ruled that taxpayer could be used to send poor children to private religious schools.
    (SFC, 6/11/98, p.A3)
1998        Jun 10, It was reported that scientists had decoded the DNA sequence for Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
    (SFC, 6/11/98, p.A2)
1998        Jun 10, Belarus delayed a deadline for foreign diplomats to leave their residences to permit repairs following protests by diplomats.
    (WSJ, 6/10/98, p.A1)
1998        Jun 10, In France pilots agreed to end their 10-day strike after accepting shares in Air France in exchange for salary cuts.
    (SFC, 6/11/98, p.A10)
1998        Jun 10, In Mexico 9 people were killed in Chiapas when the army tried to retake control of El Bosque. 52 people were arrested.
    (SFC, 6/11/98, p.A10)
1998        Jun 10, The Russian market fell for a 5th straight day and the government failed to sell enough treasury bills to cover its short-term debt.
    (SFC, 6/11/98, p.C2)
1998        Jun 10, In Sudan three aid workers were killed when gunmen opened fire on a UN relief convoy.
    (SFC, 6/11/98, p.C2)

1999        Jun 10, The US Supreme Court struck down (6-3) a Chicago anti-loitering ordnance aimed against street gangs.
    (SFC, 6/11/99, p.A3)(AP, 6/10/00)
1999        Jun 10, The Christian Coalition, founded and led by Pat Robertson, was denied tax-exempt status because of its political activity.
    (SFC, 6/11/99, p.A3)
1999        Jun 10, Scientists reported a wintertime cloud of air pollution the size of the US over the Indian Ocean. The soot and sulfur cloud covered an area of 3.8 million sq. miles.
    (SFC, 6/10/99, p.A7)
1999        Jun 10, Brazil’s Pres. Cardoso sanctioned a new law creating the first civilian-run defense ministry.
    (SFC, 6/12/99, p.C1)
1999        Jun 10, The UN Security Council authorized deployment of 50,000 NATO-led peacekeepers for Kosovo.
    (WSJ, 6/11/99, p.A1)
1999        Jun 10, NATO suspended its bombing of Kosovo after Yugoslav troops began withdrawing following a 78-day air war. Serb forces begin their withdrawal from Kosovo after signing an agreement with the NATO powers. Rebuilding Kosovo was estimated at $5 billion. Rebuilding all of Yugoslavia was estimated at $20-100 billion.
    (SFC, 6/11/99, p.A1)(AP, 6/10/00)(HN, 6/10/01)
1999        Jun 10, Some 1,860 prisoners were brought to Serbia from Kosovo.
    (SFEC, 7/11/99, p.A20)
1999        Jun 10, Pres. Milosevic appeared on Serbian TV and said that 462 soldiers and 114 police officers had been killed in the NATO bombing.
    (SFC, 6/11/99, p.A12)
1999        Jun 10, In Iraq a truck bomb killed 6 members of an Iraq-based Iranian opposition group, the Mujahadeen-e Khalq (MEK), which recently claimed to have killed a top general in Tehran.
    (WSJ, 6/10/99, p.A1)
1999        Jun 10, In Nigeria Pres. Obasanjo forced 122 top officers from the military over the last 2 days and seized hundreds of millions of dollars from associates of the late dictator Gen'l. Sani Abacha.
    (SFC, 6/11/99, p.D2)
1999        Jun 10, In Russia a subway ceiling collapsed and killed at least 5 people at St. Petersburg's Sennaya Square stop.
    (WSJ, 6/11/99, p.A1)

2000        Jun 10, In Dallas the New Jersey Devils won their second Stanley Cup in six seasons with a 2-to-1 victory in double overtime over the Dallas Stars in Game Six of the finals.
    (WSJ, 6/12/00, p.A1)(AP, 6/10/01)
2000        Jun 10, “Commendable" won the Belmont Stakes.
    (AP, 6/10/01)
2000        Jun 10, Frenchwoman Mary Pierce beat Conchita Martinez 6-2, 7-5 to win the French Open women’s singles title.
    (AP, 6/10/01)
2000        Jun 10, A UN Women’s Conference in NYC approved a new plan to advance the 1995 Beijing Agenda.
    (SFEC, 6/11/00, p.A27)
2000        Jun 10, In London the new $25 million Millennium Bridge, a 1,090 foot pedestrian suspension bridge over the Thames, opened. It soon closed due to a problem of excessive swaying. It was designed by Sir Norman Foster, sculptor Anthony Caro and the Arup engineering company. It reopened in 2002.
    (SFEC, 6/11/00, p.A17)(SFC, 6/13/00, p.A11)(SSFC, 3/29/02, p.C2)
2000        Jun 10, Ethiopian troops stormed Eritrean positions on all 3 fronts of the disputed border in a break of the cease-fire. The Ethiopian government accepted cease-fire terms brokered in Algeria but asked for a “brief delay."
    (SFEC, 6/11/00, p.A31)
2000        Jun 10, In Germany the 3-day Rock of the Ring music festival in Neurburg drew some 100,000 people to see 90 bands.
    (SFEC, 6/11/00, p.A31)
2000        Jun 10, In Syria Pres. Hafez Assad (69), the “Lion of Damascus," died. His son Bashar Assad (34) was expected to be named his successor. Assad had given Alawites powerful positions in the army and Baath party while the Sunnis were given a free rein in trade and industry.
    (SFEC, 6/11/00, p.A1)(SFC, 6/15/00, p.A16)

2001        Jun 10, The Supreme Court, without comment, turned down a request to allow the videotaping of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh's execution, scheduled for the following day.
    (AP, 6/10/02)
2001        Jun 10, Tropical storm Allison hung over Texas and Louisiana and killed at least 16 people. Pres. Bush declared 28 counties disaster areas due to flooding.
    (SSFC, 6/10/01, p.A12)(WSJ, 6/11/01, p.A1)
2001        Jun 10, Silvio Berlusconi (64), known as Il Cavaliere, became premier for a 2nd time and formed his Cabinet. He promised a 100-day revolution to transform the economy. All 61 single-member constituencies in Sicily went to the center-right.
    (SFC, 6/11/01, p.A8)(SFC, 9/7/01, p.A15)(Econ, 3/25/06, p.56)
2001        Jun 10, In Macedonia ethnic Albanian rebel leader Commander Hoxha threatened to take the insurgency into the cities unless government stopped fighting in the north.
    (SFC, 6/11/01, p.A10)
2001        Jun 10, In Spain thousands marched in Madrid to protest an upcoming visit by Pres. Bush.
    (SFC, 6/11/01, p.A10)

2002        Jun 10, US officials announced the breakup of a terrorist plot to detonate a radioactive “dirty bomb." Abdullah Al Mujahir, also known as Jose Padilla, was arrested on May 8 as he flew from Pakistan into Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. Padilla was said to be a US-born al-Qaeda associate scouting targets for the bomb. [see May 8]
    (SFC, 6/11/02, p.A1)
2002        Jun 10, The US Supreme Court ruled that employers can reject applicants for jobs that would endanger their health.
    (SFC, 6/11/02, p.A4)
2002        Jun 10, A jury found Genentech liable for at least $300 million to the City of Hope National Medical Center for violating a 1976 research partnership.
    (SFC, 6/11/02, p.A1)
2002        Jun 10, The Colorado wildfire fire that began in Pike National Forest June 8 pushed toward Denver's southern suburbs.
    (SFC, 6/11/02, p.A1)
2002        Jun 10, In Missouri Lloyd Robert Jeffress (71) of Kearney killed 2 monks at the Conception Abbey, a Benedictine monastery and seminary. Jeffress wounded 2 others and killed himself in the chapel.
    (SFC, 6/11/02, p.A6)(WSJ, 6/11/02, p.A1)
2002        Jun 10, John Gotti (b.1940), former mob boss, died at age 61 of cancer in a prison hospital in Missouri.
    (SFC, 6/11/02, p.A2)
2002        Jun 10, A 15-country narcotics raid involved 25,000 law enforcement officers in Central Asia and the Balkans. By Jul 11 some 3,700 pounds of heroin was seized along with 9 tons of other narcotics.
    (SSFC, 8/25/02, p.A16)
2002        Jun 10, In Brazil police reported that Tim Lopes (50), an undercover TV journalist reporting on crime and drugs in Rio de Janeiro's shantytowns, had been tortured and put to death with a sword by Elias Pereira da Silva, a drug lord known as Mad Elias, who runs his territory like a medieval fiefdom.
    (AP, 6/10/02)
2002        Jun 10, In Guatemala economic minister Arturo Montenegro unveiled a sweeping economic stimulus package Monday designed to double the country's 3 percent annual growth rate.
    (AP, 6/10/02)
2002        Jun 10, India eased tensions with Pakistan as it lifted a 5-month ban on Pakistani aircraft flying over it and pulled back a naval flotilla from the Pakistani coast.
    (SFC, 6/11/02, p.A10)
2002        Jun 10, Israeli tanks and troops charged into Ramallah before sunrise Monday, surrounding the compound of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and arresting 20 suspected militants in searches throughout the city.
    (AP, 6/10/02)(SFC, 6/10/02, p.A1)
2002        Jun 10, A bomb exploded near an armored bus in the West Bank, injuring three teenaged students from a religious seminary at a nearby Jewish settlement on their return from picking cherries.
    (Reuters, 6/11/02)
2002        Jun 10, President Vicente Fox signed Mexico's first freedom of information law on Monday, exposing the government and its records to greater public scrutiny.
    (AP, 6/10/02)
2002        Jun 10, Assailants in Serbia gunned down Gen. Bosko Buha (42), a high-ranking police officer and former Belgrade police chief.
    (AP, 6/10/02)(SFC, 6/11/02, p.A11)
2002        Jun 10, In Zimbabwe the state radio reported that a bus carrying student teachers back from a sporting event collided with a heavy truck, killing at least 37 people.
    (AP, 6/10/02)(SFC, 6/11/02, p.A11)(WSJ, 6/11/02, p.A1)

2003        Jun 10, The archdiocese of Louisville, Ky., settled a sexual abuse case with some 250 alleged victims for $25.7 million.
    (SFC, 6/11/03, p.A3)
2003        Jun 10, Samuel Waksal (55), founder of ImClone Systems, was sentenced to 7 years in prison and ordered to pay $4.3 million for insider trading that engulfed family members and friend Martha Stewart.
    (SFC, 6/12/03, p.B1)
2003        Jun 10, In NY state John Jamelske (68) pleaded guilty to holding 5 women captive as sex slaves in a bunker at his home in Syracuse.
    (SFC, 6/11/03, p.A3)
2003        Jun 10, NASA launched a Mars Exploration Rover named Spirit, the 1st of 2. Spirit arrived on Mars in January 2004.
    (WSJ, 6/11/03, p.A1)(SFC, 6/12/03, p.A1)(AP, 6/10/08)
2003        Jun 10, Donald Regan (84), former Treasury secretary and chief of staff to Pres. Reagan who was ousted in during the Iran-Contra infighting, died in Va.
    (WSJ, 6/11/03, p.A1)(SFC, 6/12/03, p.A1)
2003        Jun 10, Bernard Williams (73), moral philosopher, died in Oxford. His books included: "Utilitarianism: For and Against" (1973), "Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy" (1985), "Shame and Necessity" (1993), and "Truth and Truthfulness" (2002). He coined the term "moral luck."
    (SSFC, 6/15/03, p.A27)(Econ, 6/28/03, p.83)
2003        Jun 10, Toronto, Canada, issued North America's 1st full marriage licenses to same sex couples after a judge knocked down Canada's legal definition of marriage, the union of a man and a woman, as a violation of the country's Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
    (SFC, 6/11/03, p.A7)
2003        Jun 10, In Iran riot police and hard-line vigilantes clashed with teenage demonstrators who denounced supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
    (AP, 6/11/03)
2003        Jun 10, In Iraq US forces launched Operation Peninsula Strike aimed at rounding up Hussein loyalists around Thuluya, 45 miles north of Baghdad.
    (SFC, 6/12/03, p.A7)
2003        Jun 10, An AP tally of civilian deaths in Iraq totaled at least 3,240, with 1,896 dead in Baghdad. Allied deaths were 205 from Mar 20-Apr 20.
    (WSJ, 6/11/03, p.A1)(SFC, 6/11/03, p.A3)
2003        Jun 10, Israel launched a rocket attack in Gaza and wounded Abdel Aziz Rantisi, a Hamas spokesman. Israeli counterfire to Hamas rockets killed 3 Palestinians. Israel succeeded in killing Rantisi in April 2004.
    (WSJ, 6/11/03, p.A1)(AP, 6/11/03)

2004        Jun 10, A G-8 summit at Sea Island Resort near Savannah, Georgia, ended without an agreement on Iraq. The group agreed to extend through 2006 the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative.
    (WSJ, 6/11/04, p.A7)
2004        Jun 10, Ray Charles (b.1930), rhythm ‘n’ blues piano player and singer best known for "Hit the Road Jack" and "Georgia on My Mind," died in Beverly Hills.
    (USAT, 6/11/04, p.1A)
2004        Jun 10, In northern Afghanistan gunmen stormed a camp of sleeping Chinese road workers in Kunduz province, killing at least 11.
    (AP, 6/10/04)(WSJ, 6/10/04, p.A1)
2004        Jun 10, Europeans began casting ballots across 25 member nations of the expanded European Union for a new European Parliament.
    (Econ, 6/19/04, p.49)
2004        Jun 10, German researchers reported that a border collie named Rico understands more than 200 words and can learn new ones as quickly as many children.
    (AP, 6/10/04)
2004        Jun 10, In Indonesia Mount Awu on Sangihe Island erupted. Nearly 12,000 people living around the mountain had been evacuated to a nearby town.
    (AP, 6/10/04)
2004        Jun 10, In Iraq Shiite gunmen seized a police station in Najaf. 4 Iraqis were killed and 13 were injured.
    (AP, 6/10/04)
2004        Jun 10, In Pakistan gunmen opened fire on a motorcade carrying the top military official in Karachi, killing 11 men including 8 soldiers. The general was unhurt.
    (AP, 6/10/04)(WSJ, 8/19/04, p.A11)
2004        Jun 10, In Thailand hooded assailants with assault rifles slashed the throat of a night guard outside a government school in the Muslim south and seized weapons from other security personnel who were inside.
    (AP, 6/11/04)

2005        Jun 10, President Bush and South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun pressed North Korea to rejoin deadlocked talks on its nuclear weapons program and tried to minimize their own differences over how hard to push the reclusive communist regime.
    (AP, 6/11/05)
2005        Jun 10, Citigroup Inc. said it will pay $2 billion to Enron Corp. shareholders who accused it of helping the energy trader in a massive accounting fraud.
    (Reuters, 6/10/05)
2005        Jun 10, Jim Exon (83), former governor of Nebraska (1971-1979) and US Senator (1979-1996), died.
    (SFC, 6/11/05, p.B4)
2005        Jun 10, In eastern Afghanistan an American soldier was killed and three US troops were wounded when insurgents ambushed a patrol.
    (AP, 6/11/05)
2005        Jun 10, China resolved a trade dispute over textiles with the EU.
    (WSJ, 6/13/05, p.A3)
2005        Jun 10, In northeast China a torrent of water rushed down a mountain and hit a primary school in Heilongjiang province, killing 91 people, most of them students, and leaving another four people missing.
    (AP, 6/12/05)
2005        Jun 10, In southern China a fire raced through the top three floors of a hotel, killing 31 people and injuring 15 others.
    (AP, 6/12/05)
2005        Jun 10, Torrential rains in northwestern Colombia unleashed mudslides on an impoverished mountainside neighborhood in Colombia's coffee-growing region, killing at least 6 people.
    (AP, 6/10/05)
2005        Jun 10, In India opposition leader Lal Krishna Advani agreed to stay on as president of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, three days after resigning over his comments on the founder of Pakistan.
    (Reuters, 6/10/05)
2005        Jun 10, In Iraq militants killed five US Marines and authorities found 21 bodies in civilian clothes scattered near Qaim, a town close to the Syrian border. 11 were shot in the head and another was beheaded.
    (AP, 6/10/05)
2005        Jun 10, Two American scientists and an Austrian conductor won this year's Kyoto Prizes, the Japanese awards for achievement in the arts and sciences.
    (AP, 6/10/05)
2005        Jun 10, In southern Japan an 18-year-old student tossed a homemade bomb into a high school classroom, injuring 58 teenagers.
    (AP, 6/10/05)
2005        Jun 10, Jyrgalbek Surabaldiyev, a Kyrgyz lawmaker and owner of Kyrgyzstan's largest automobile market, was gunned down. He was a close ally of the country's former leader.
    (AP, 6/10/05)
2005        Jun 10, In Mexico lawyers for the brother of a former Mexican president sought his release on bail after an appeals court threw out his 27-year murder sentence.
    (AP, 6/10/05)
2005        Jun 10, King Harald V of Norway and King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden met in the middle of the Svinesund bridge and opened the span over a fjord south of Oslo.
    (AP, 6/10/05)
2005        Jun 10, A Pakistani court ordered the release next week of 12 men connected to a notorious June 22, 2002, gang-rape of Mukhataran Mai, including six convicted of the crime.
    (AP, 6/10/05)
2005        Jun 10, In South Africa Pius Langa (66), a former shirt factory worker was handed the chief justice's robes at a ceremony marking the appointment of the first black South African to head a court system assailed by allegations of racism.
    (AP, 6/10/05)
2005        Jun 10, Zimbabwe police fought running battles until dawn with supporters of a general strike called to protest a government campaign against shack dwellers and street traders. The mass strike failed on its final day.
    (AFP, 6/10/05)

2006        Jun 10, In Minnesota a car crash left 3 people dead and two seriously injured. In 2015 a federal judge ordered Toyota to pay nearly $11 million to the victims after a ruling that design flaw in the 1996 Camry was partially to blame. Jurors said Camry driver Koua Fong Lee was 40% responsible.
    (, 2/4/15, p.A8)
2006        Jun 10, In New York Jazil cruised to victory, holding off Bluegrass Cat in the Belmont Stakes.
    (AP, 6/10/07)
2006        Jun 10, In NYC a firefighter’s monument was unveiled for the 343 who died in the Sept. 11 attacks.
    (SSFC, 6/11/06, p.A2)
2006        Jun 10, Three Guantanamo Bay detainees, 2 from Saudi Arabia and one from Yemen,  hanged themselves with nooses made of sheets and clothes, bringing further condemnation of the isolated camp where hundreds of men have been held for years without charge. Yasser Talal al-Zahrani (21) of Saudi Arabia, captured in Pakistan in 2002, was one of the 3 Gitmo detainees who committed suicide.
    (AP, 6/11/06)(Econ, 6/17/06, p.92)
2006        Jun 10, In Afghanistan a roadside bomb hit a convoy carrying the intelligence chief of Kabul, missing him but killing three others. 2 suspected Taliban rebels were killed in fighting with Afghan soldiers in Zabul province. In Kandahar province a roadside bomb hit a convoy carrying a district police chief and government head, missing them but killing two of their police guards. Gunmen killed four Afghan laborers working for an Indian road construction company as they were driving in Kandahar province. They stole $8,000 before killing them. The US-led coalition said the worst three weeks of violence since the fall of the Taliban have left more than 500 people dead.
    (AP, 6/10/06)(AP, 6/11/06)
2006        Jun 10, Argentina reaffirmed its claim of sovereignty over the Falkland Islands, known here as the Malvinas, and said it was ready for talks with Britain over the issue. Argentina and Britain have disputed the sovereignty of the remote south Atlantic islands since 1833.
    (AFP, 6/11/06)
2006        Jun 10, In Brazzaville, the Congo Republic, ministers from across Africa approved a draft democracy charter, laying down guidelines on elections and good governance in the world's poorest continent.
    (Reuters, 6/10/06)
2006        Jun 10, In Costa Rica a Kansas high school student and teacher disappeared in the in the waters off Palo Seco beach. The bodies of 2 other students were recovered.
    (AP, 6/12/06)
2006        Jun 10, Justine Henin-Hardenne won the French Open, beating Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4, 6-4.
    (AP, 6/10/07)
2006        Jun 10, In India deaths from the early monsoon storms reached at least 161 and flooding pushed the number of displaced up to 30,000.
    (SFC, 6/10/06, p.B8)
2006        Jun 10, A roadside bomb targeting a police patrol exploded in an outdoor market in Baghdad, killing four people and wounding 27. Insurgents signaled the fight is still on after Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's death, posting an Internet video showing the beheading of three alleged Shiite death squad members in revenge for killing Sunnis.
    (AP, 6/10-11/06)
2006        Jun 10, In Calabria, Italy, killers shot a farmer who had filed complaints against people who had put a squeeze on him. Calabria’s ‘ndrangheta, a homebred Mafia, would often present bullets by post to intended targets.
    (Econ, 6/17/06, p.71)
2006        Jun 10, In Kashmir one person died and eight were injured when Indian troops opened fire on villagers protesting against the alleged desecration of a mosque by soldiers.
    (AP, 6/10/06)
2006        Jun 10, It was reported that a recent outbreak of polio in Namibia had killed 7 people and paralyzed another 33.
    (SFC, 6/10/06, p.A6)
2006        Jun 10, Nepal's Parliament stripped King Gyanendra of his veto power over the legislature, the latest measure to curtail his authority. Lawmakers also will no longer need to seek the approval of the king before signing a bill into law.
    (AP, 6/11/06)
2006        Jun 10, Pakistani security forces destroyed a militant hideout in a pre-dawn strike near the Afghan border, killing at least 15 suspected militants.
    (AP, 6/10/06)
2006        Jun 10, The ruling Hamas group fired a barrage of homemade rockets at Israel, hours after calling off a truce with Israel in anger over an artillery attack that killed seven civilians at a beachside picnic in the Gaza Strip.
    (AP, 6/10/06)
2006        Jun 10, In Poland several thousand people staged an international rally in Warsaw in support of gays, who complained of prejudice, hostility and violence.
    (AFP, 6/10/06)
2006        Jun 10, In St. Petersburg, Russia, finance ministers from the world's most industrialized nations (G8) said that global growth remains strong, but pointed at dangers from high energy prices and widening economic imbalances. US Treasury Secretary John Snow said the US and Russia had made progress in talks on Moscow's bid to join the World Trade Organization (WTO), and the two nations could reach a deal before next month's G-8 summit.
    (AP, 6/10/06)
2006        Jun 10, Tens of thousands of Spaniards marched in Madrid to demand the government not hold talks with Basque separatists.
    (AP, 6/10/06)
2006        Jun 10, At least five people were shot dead in Sri Lanka's restive northeast port district of Trincomalee and the main city of Colombo.
    (AFP, 6/11/06)
2006        Jun 10, Some 20,000 Taiwanese demonstrated in the capital, demanding the president resign over allegations some of his relatives engaged in insider trading.
    (AP, 6/10/06)

2007        Jun 10, HBO concluded "The Sopranos," created by David Chase, with its 86th show since 1999.
    (AP, 6/11/07)
2007        Jun 10, "Spring Awakening" was named best musical at the Tony Awards; "The Coast of Utopia," best play.
    (AP, 6/10/08)
2007        Jun 10, The crews of Atlantis and the international space station greeted each other after the space shuttle arrived at the orbiting outpost.
    (AP, 6/10/08)
2007        Jun 10, In central Afghanistan Taliban militants fired rockets near a school yard where President Hamid Karzai was meeting with local leaders and residents in an apparent assassination attempt, but no one was hurt.
    (AP, 6/10/07)
2007        Jun 10, President Bush in Albania, the 1st visit there by an American president, said the UN should grant independence quickly to the breakaway Serbian province of Kosovo, and that if Russia continued to block it the West would act. Albania issued three postage stamps with Bush's picture and the Statue of Liberty, renamed a street in front of parliament in his honor, awarded him the highest National Flag medal and Fushe Kruje town council also declared him an honored citizen.
    (Reuters, 6/10/07)(AP, 6/12/07)
2007        Jun 10, Algerian security forces said they have arrested 13 minors and dismantled a suspected training camp used by an al-Qaeda linked group east of the capital Algiers.
    (AFP, 6/10/07)
2007        Jun 10, Belgians voted in legislative elections widely expected to hand defeat to PM Guy Verhofstadt, dashing his hopes for a third term after eight years in office.
    (AFP, 6/10/07)
2007        Jun 10, In Brazil millions of people packed the streets of Sao Paulo for what organizers said was the world's largest gay pride parade, dancing and waving rainbow flags in a carnival-like atmosphere to condemn homophobia, racism and sexism.
    (AP, 6/10/07)
2007        Jun 10, In Brunei a two-week lavish wedding celebration for the daughter of Brunei's sultan, one of the world's richest men, culminated in a ceremony steeped in the royal tradition.
    (AP, 6/10/07)
2007        Jun 10, A human rights group issued a report saying China is forcing nomadic Tibetan herders to settle in towns to clear land for development, leaving many unable to earn a living.
    (AP, 6/10/07)
2007        Jun 10, In southern Colombia 2 drunken soldiers shot and killed six civilians, including a nine-year old boy, after arguing with guests at a party.
    (AP, 6/10/07)
2007        Jun 10, New Episcopal Bishop Nerva Cot Aguilera, the church's first female bishop in Cuba and the developing world, was consecrated at the Holy Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Havana.
    (AP, 6/11/07)
2007        Jun 10, France held parliamentary elections. President Nicolas Sarkozy's plans to revive France's economy and its identity stood their first test, with voters widely expected to give allies of their new conservative leader a mandate for change. In round one of Sarkozy’s UMP party won 39.6 percent of the vote, while the opposition Socialists had 24.7 percent. The results gave the conservatives a strong advantage heading into the decisive runoff next Sunday.
    (AP, 6/10/07)(AP, 6/11/07)
2007        Jun 10, The first high-speed rail link between France and Germany began scheduled services, slashing travel times and marking a major step towards a truly pan-European rapid transit network.
    (AP, 6/10/07)
2007        Jun 10, In northern Iraq a suicide truck bomber struck an Iraqi police agency in Tikrit, killing at least 10 people. A roadside bomb struck a police patrol near a gas station in Balad Ruz, killing one policeman and wounding 6 other people. A suicide car bomber smashed into a police patrol about 12 miles south of the provincial capital of Baqouba, killing two policemen and wounding 3. A village police chief northeast of Baqouba was abducted by gunmen who ambushed his car. Gunmen elsewhere in Diyala province killed two policemen and a civilian in separate attacks in a Shiite enclave A roadside bomb killed a US airman and wounded another in southern Iraq. A suicide strike on a vital bridge outside Baghdad killed 3 American soldiers guarding the span.
    (AP, 6/10/07)(AP, 6/11/07)
2007        Jun 10, Israeli aircraft fired on militant targets in Gaza City in predawn airstrikes, hours after Palestinian gunmen breached Israel's heavily fortified Gaza border and tried to capture an Israeli soldier. Rival Palestinian forces clashed in Gaza. 2 militants were killed after being thrown out of high-rise buildings.
    (AP, 6/10/07)(SFC, 6/11/07, p.A7)
2007        Jun 10, Former Polish president and Nobel laureate Lech Walesa said he has published on the Internet about 500 pages of files kept on him by the communist-era secret police in order to disprove allegations he collaborated with them in the 1980s.
    (AP, 6/10/07)
2007        Jun 10, Russian President Vladimir Putin called for creating an alternative to the World Trade Organization that would favor developing economies and suggested giving a greater role to regional currencies.
    (AP, 6/10/07)
2007        Jun 10, A small bomb exploded outside a clothing shop in Istanbul, injuring 14 people and shattering nearby windows.
    (AP, 6/10/07)
2007        Jun 10, Sweden’s telecoms network firm Ericsson signed a framework agreement to provide $1 billion worth of networking equipment to China Mobile Communications Corp.
    (AP, 6/10/07)

2008        Jun 10, President Bush, speaking in Slovenia at his final EU-US summit, said the United States and Europe must rally to keep Iran from developing a nuclear weapon, calling the threat an incredible danger to world peace.
    (AP, 6/10/08)
2008        Jun 10, Levonda J. Selph, a retired Army lieutenant colonel, pleaded guilty to steering a Pentagon contract for warehouses in Iraq to a contractor in return for $4,000 cash and a $5,000 trip to Thailand. She agreed to cooperate in the investigation and to pay the government $9,000 in restitution and serve a prison term.
    (AP, 6/10/08)
2008        Jun 10, In NYC a million pieces of stainless steel toy parts assembled into a nearly seven-story model skyscraper glimmered under the hot sun. It was created by American artist Chris Burden (b.1946). The 16,000-pound (7,250-kg) "poetic interpretation" of the 30 Rock Building at Rockefeller Center was made of replicated Erector set pieces from the toy created by A.C. Gilbert in 1912.
    (Reuters, 6/11/08)
2008        Jun 10, SF supervisors gave final approval to a program to create a $3 million fund to provide rebates for residents and businesses that install solar power systems.
    (SFC, 6/11/08, p.B3)
2008        Jun 10, XTO Energy said it will buy closely held Hunt Petroleum for $4.19 billion.
    (WSJ, 6/11/08, p.B1)
2008        Jun 10, The nation's top AIDS doctor said researchers have been undercounting new cases of HIV infection in the United States, meaning the rate is probably 25 percent higher at 50,000 people per year.
    (Reuters, 6/10/08)
2008        Jun 10, US-led coalition forces along the volatile Afghan border launched an airstrike that killed 11 Pakistani paramilitary troops. Pakistan’s military condemned it as an act of aggression within its border that "hit at the very basis of cooperation" in the war on terrorism. The incident followed a reported clash between Afghan forces and Taliban militants in the same area. The Taliban said eight of its fighters died in the skirmish.
    (AP, 6/11/08)
2008        Jun 10, In Argentina a new consumer price index came into effect. Under the new methodology every time a product’s price rises too sharply, it will be removed on the ground that consumers will switch to other goods. The official current inflation was in single digits, as the true figure soared above 20%.
    (Econ, 6/14/08, p.48)
2008        Jun 10, The British government published its annual poverty figures. They showed a rise in 2006-07 of 100,000 in the number of children living in poverty to 2.9 million.
    (Econ, 6/14/08, p.72)
2008        Jun 10, Chinese authorities detained Huang Qi for posting articles on his Web site criticizing the government's response to the massive earthquake that struck Sichuan province the month before. In 2009 he was sentenced to 3 years in prison.
    (AP, 11/23/09)(AP, 11/23/09)
2008        Jun 10, A new WWF report said China is now consuming more than twice as much as what its ecosystems can supply sustainably, having doubled its needs since the 1960s.
    (AFP, 6/10/08)
2008        Jun 10, Fighting between Djibouti and Eritrea killed nine Djiboutians and wounded 60 others. The UN Security Council joined the US on June 12 in condemning the Eritrean military action.
    (AP, 6/12/08)
2008        Jun 10, In eastern India tens of thousands of tourists were stranded in the Darjeeling tea-growing region of West Bengal state after a Gurkha separatist group called a strike to press its demand for an independent state, shutting down hotels, shops and roads.
    (AP, 6/10/08)
2008        Jun 10, Sheik Ali al-Nida, the head of Saddam's tribal clan, and one of his guards died in an explosion that Iraqi police blamed on a bomb that had been glued to the undercarriage of their car in Ouja.
    (AP, 6/11/08)
2008        Jun 10, Gaza militants bombarded southern Israel with 20 mortar rounds in the space of an hour midday, provoking Israeli ground strikes that killed 3 militants from the territory's ruling Hamas group.
    (AP, 6/10/08)
2008        Jun 10, Japan’s Toyota said it will start making the Camry hybrid in Australia and Thailand as part of its efforts to step up production of "green" cars around the world.
    (AP, 6/10/08)
2008        Jun 10, A Japanese patrol boat unintentionally sank a recreational fishing boat from Taiwan near the Senkaku islands, controlled by Japan, but also claimed by Taiwan and China. The vessel picked up all 16 passengers and crew.
    (Econ, 6/21/08, p.55)
2008        Jun 10, A Moroccan court convicted 29 people of planning terrorism attacks and supporting combatants in Iraq.
    (AP, 6/12/08)
2008        Jun 10, Nigeria’s Foreign Minister Ojo Maduekwe said official records show that 23,584 Nigerians are in prisons abroad for immigration offences. 9 Nigerian navy members were killed and four civilians injured in a second attack in as many days on a security vessel in the volatile oil-rich south.
    (AFP, 6/10/08)
2008        Jun 10, In Pakistan a US airstrike killed 11 Pakistani troops and frayed ties between the two nations. Pakistan said the soldiers died when US aircraft bombed their border post in the Mohmand tribal region.
2008        Jun 10, In South Korea some 700,000 protesters gathered for a candlelit demonstration against the government’s decision to resume beef imports from the US.
    (, 6/14/08, p.60)
2008        Jun 10, Spanish officials announced the arrest of 8 suspected members of an Islamic extremist cell. The Europa Press news agency said the detainees were suspected of raising money for terrorist activities.
    (AP, 6/10/08)
2008        Jun 10, A Sudan Airways plane carrying 214 people veered off a runway and burst into flames after landing at Khartoum International Airport, killing at least 30 people.
    (SFC, 6/11/08, p.A2)(AP, 6/12/08)
2008        Jun 10, In Venezuela the new intelligence system, dubbed the “Gestapo law," was repealed less than a fortnight after its introduction.
    (Econ, 6/14/08, p.47)
2008        Jun 10, Vietnam devalued its currency by almost 2% to bring the official exchange rate closer to black market rates. The main interest rate was increased to 14% from 12% in an effort to tamp inflationary pressure. A week earlier PM Nguyen Tan Dung had said there was no reason to decrease the value of the dong.
    (WSJ, 6/11/08, p.A15)
2008        Jun 10, Zambia’s state media said Zambia has granted political asylum to a dozen Zimbabwe opposition supporters who have fled mounting political violence ahead of a run-off presidential election this month.
    (AP, 6/10/08)
2008        Jun 10, Zimbabwe's opposition leader said the country was now effectively being run by a military junta as he vowed that he would not accept a victory for President Robert Mugabe at this month's poll.
    (AFP, 6/10/08)

2009        Jun 10, James von Brunn (88), identified as a white supremacist, shot and killed Guard Stephen T. Johns (39), who prevented his entrance into the US Holocaust Memorial and Museum in Washington, DC. Security engaged the gunman as soon as he stepped inside the crowded museum and began shooting. Brunn was shot in the face by other guards and was later charged with first-degree murder. He died on Jan 6, 2010, while awaiting trial in North Carolina.
    (AP, 6/11/09)(SFC, 7/30/09, p.A5)(SFC, 1/6/10, p.A4)
2009        Jun 10, California's state controller said the government risks a financial "meltdown" within 50 days in light of its weakening May revenues unless Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and lawmakers quickly plug a $24.3 billion budget gap.
    (Reuters, 6/11/09)
2009        Jun 10, In Pennsylvania a car fleeing a robbery scene jumped a curb in Philadelphia, smashed into a crowd and killed three young children. One robber had fled on the motorcycle and the other in a car. Both were arrested. Latoya Smith (22), the mother and aunt of two of the children, died the next days from her injuries.
    (AP, 6/11/09)(AP, 6/12/09)
2009        Jun 10, Italy's Fiat became the new owner of the bulk of Chrysler's assets, closing a deal that saves the troubled US automaker from liquidation and places a new company in the hands of Fiat's CEO.
    (AP, 6/10/09)
2009        Jun 10, In Afghanistan clashes in the north killed 12 insurgents and one Afghan soldier. The fighting spanned three villages in Baghlan province. Afghan and NATO forces in western Baghdis "killed and wounded a significant number of insurgents." No figures were given.
    (AP, 6/11/09)
2009        Jun 10, In Argentina Father Julio Grassi (52), a Roman Catholic priest who won fame running an Argentine foundation for poor youths (1993), was convicted of sexually molesting a boy who participated in the program. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Grassi continued to proclaim his innocence, saying he was "the victim of an injustice."
    (AP, 6/10/09)
2009        Jun 10, Authorities in Bangladesh decided to withdraw all 12 corruption-related cases that had been brought against PM Sheikh Hasina. Minister of state Kamrul Islam said the charges were politically motivated. He also recommended withdrawing 50 other cases against political leaders.
2009        Jun 10, Millions of Londoners faced a grim commute, taking boats, buses and bicycles or walking in the rain as a strike by subway workers crippled the city's subway system.
    (AP, 6/10/09)
2009        Jun 10, a Chinese submarine collided with an underwater sonar apparatus towed by a US destroyer near Subic Bay, off the coast of the Philippines. Officials later said the collision with the sonar array connected to the USS John S. McCain probably occurred due to a misjudgment of distance.
    (AP, 6/15/09)
2009        Jun 10, In southern Dagestan a group of 10 gunmen attacked a police post with automatic weapons and mortars, battling police troops for more than an hour. The gunmen later escaped into the forested mountains.
    (AP, 6/10/09)
2009        Jun 10, The French nuclear submarine Emeraude reached the crash zone of Air France Flight 447 where 41 of 228 bodies have been recovered.
    (AP, 6/10/09)
2009        Jun 10, In Gabon Senate chief Rose Francine Rogombe was sworn in as the country's interim president, the first time in more than four decades that anyone except the late leader Omar Bongo has held power.
    (AP, 6/10/09)
2009        Jun 10, Kuupik Kleist (b.1958) assumed office as prime minister of Greenland.
2009        Jun 10, In Ingushetia gunmen shot and killed Aza Gazgireeva, a top judge, as she dropped her children off at school in Russia's North Caucasus. Five other people were reported wounded, including a small child. Investigators said Gazgireeva likely was killed for her role in investigating a Chechen militants' attack on Ingush police forces in 2004.
    (AP, 6/10/09)
2009        Jun 10, In Iraq a rare car bomb ripped through a market in the town of Bathaa, in the southern Shiite heartland, as shoppers were buying meat and vegetables, killing at least 29 people and wounding dozens.
    (AP, 6/10/09)
2009        Jun 10, The US Navy handed over 17 suspected Somali pirates to Kenya, taking the total number held in the east African nation to 101.
    (AFP, 6/10/09)
2009        Jun 10, Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi began his first visit to Italy with a warm embrace from Premier Silvio Berlusconi, evidence of better ties between the energy-rich desert nation and its former colonial ruler.
    (AP, 6/10/09)
2009        Jun 10, Mexican soldiers captured Jose Filiberto Parra Ramos, a suspected cartel member accused of killing two federal agents and leading bloody battles for smuggling routes in the northern city of Tijuana.
    (AP, 6/12/09)
2009        Jun 10, Pakistan launched a new operation against Taliban fighters in the northwest.
    (Reuters, 6/10/09)
2009        Jun 10, Palau agreed to accept 17 Chinese Muslims who have languished in legal limbo at Guantanamo Bay. President Johnson Toribiong said the decision of Palau, one of a handful of countries that does not recognize China and maintains diplomatic relations with Taiwan, was "a humanitarian gesture" intended to help the detainees restart their lives.
    (AP, 6/10/09)
2009        Jun 10, Peru's Congress indefinitely suspended two key legislative decrees that spurred the Amazon Indian protests that erupted in bloodshed during a government crackdown last week. Indigenous groups said the decrees make it easier for foreign companies to exploit their lands for oil, gas and logging.
    (AP, 6/10/09)
2009        Jun 10, Sudan’s President Omar al-Beshir inaugurated a new plant that he said will begin producing ethanol from sugar cane with a target of 200 million liters in two years. Former rebels who fought a devastating 22-year civil war in south Sudan began laying down their arms as the UN’s biggest demobilization program stepped up a gear.
    (AFP, 6/10/09)
2009        Jun 10, Western powers reached agreement with North Korea's key allies on a UN draft proposal that would impose tough new sanctions on the communist nation's weapons exports and financial dealings, and allow inspections of suspect cargo in ports and on the high seas.
    (AP, 6/10/09)(SFC, 6/11/09, p.A3)

2010        Jun 10, A judge in the US District Court for the District of Utah granted Novell's request for declaratory judgment and ruled against SCO's claims of slander and breach of implied covenant of good faith. He also said that SCO is obligated to recognize Novell's waiver of SCO's claims against IBM and other companies that use Linux. He ordered the case closed.
    (PCWorld, 6/11/10)
2010        Jun 10, In San Francisco the office tower at 333 Market St. was sold to a group of South Korean investors including the Korean Teacher’s Credit Union and Korean Federation of community Credit Cooperatives for $333 million. Wells Fargo occupied 100% of the rentable space with a lease that runs to 2026. Wells Fargo also provided a $200 million loan at 4.5% to the buyers.
    (SFC, 6/12/10, p.D1)
2010        Jun 10, Two Bosnian Serbs, Vujadin Popovic and Ljubisa Beara, were convicted of genocide and sentenced to life imprisonment for the 1995 massacre of some 8,000 Muslims in Srebrenica, the harshest judgment ever delivered by the UN war crimes tribunal on the Balkan wars. It was a dramatic conclusion to the largest trial conducted by the tribunal.
    (AP, 6/10/10)
2010        Jun 10, Britain’s PM David Cameron made his first official visit to Afghanistan, ruling out the prospect of sending extra forces and calling for quicker progress to bring troops home.
    (AFP, 6/10/10)
2010        Jun 10, BP shares fell in London as US politicians pressed the British oil company to halt its dividend payments and fork out greater compensation for American workers and companies devastated by the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
    (AP, 6/10/10)
2010        Jun 10, A Congo military court sentenced to death a British-Norwegian national and a Norwegian convicted of espionage and murder. Joshua French, the dual national, and Tjostolv Moland, both former Norwegian soldiers, were convicted last year of murdering their driver and attempting to murder a witness. The alleged motive is unknown. A lawyer said the two witnesses who testified against them were awarded large sums of money in compensation and have changed their stories countless times.
    (AP, 6/10/10)
2010        Jun 10, Egypt launched a campaign to enforce a smoking ban in the scenic seaside city of Alexandria, no small feat in a nation where four out of 10 men use tobacco.
    (AP, 6/10/10)
2010        Jun 10, Guatemala's Constitutional Court removed the new attorney general amid allegations of corruption. Conrado Reyes denied the allegations, but promised to comply with the court's ruling and cede office.
    (AP, 6/11/10)
2010        Jun 10, India’s government took steps to make divorce easier as nuptial breakdown becomes more common. The proposed amendment, which was passed by a cabinet meeting chaired by PM Manmohan Singh, will include "irretrievable breakdown of marriage" as a legal justification for divorce for the first time.
    (AFP, 6/10/10)
2010        Jun 10, Iran said it will review relations with the UN nuclear watchdog a day after the UN Security Council approved a fourth round of sanctions against Tehran over its disputed nuclear program. Russia looked set to freeze the sale to Tehran of S300 air defense missiles in response to new UN sanctions on Iran.
    (AP, 6/10/10)(AFP, 6/10/10)
2010        Jun 10, An Iranian state-owned newspaper said three policemen in western Iran have been killed by a roadside bomb detonated by Kurdish rebels. Members of the Party for Free Life in Kurdistan (PEJAK) were blamed.
    (AP, 6/10/10)
2010        Jun 10, In Kyrgyzstan five simultaneous attacks by masked men carrying guns took place in Osh. The perpetrators were said to be Bakiyev-financed criminal gangs and ethnic Uzbek groups financed by someone else.
    (Econ, 6/19/10, p.27)
2010        Jun 10, In Vilnius, Lithuania, representatives of the local Jewish community, the diplomatic corps and others met to participate in the first display of books compiled by American Wyman Brent (47). Brent spearheaded the formation of the Litvak Studies Institute, an interdisciplinary academic and arts centre devoted to the language, literature, history, culture and future of Lithuanian Jewry.
2010        Jun 10, A Malaysian businessmen, Badrul Zaman P.S. Mohamed (58), who was held without trial for three years (1991-1994) under the harsh Internal Security Act won 3.3 million ringgit ($1 million) in damages from the government in a landmark court verdict.
    (AP, 6/10/10)
2010        Jun 10, In Mexico a gang of gunmen in Chihuahua city raided a drug rehabilitation center late at night in the border state capital and killed 19 people. In Madero a gang of gunmen killed at least 20 people in a series of armed confrontations and shootings in at least five different locations in the city in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas.
    (AP, 6/11/10)(AFP, 6/11/10)
2010        Jun 10, In Pakistan a roadside bomb killed one person and wounded three in the southern port city of Karachi. It exploded in a parking area near a neighborhood where many naval officers reside.
    (AP, 6/10/10)
2010        Jun 10, Peru began exporting gas from its Camisea field under a contract with Spain’s Respol.
    (Econ, 6/5/10, p.44)
2010        Jun 10, In Puerto Rico Jose Claudio Montes, also known as "Chiki Bazooka," was captured by the FBI inside a housing project where he allegedly controlled the trade of heroin, cocaine and marijuana. 532 pounds (241kg) of cocaine was seized hidden on a pleasure craft named "La Burla" — Spanish for "Mockery." It was intercepted off Puerto Rico's west coast. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested the two Puerto Rican men and one Dominican man aboard.
    (AP, 6/11/10)
2010        Jun 10, In Saudi Arabia a government-owned daily reported that a Saudi court has convicted a man and sentenced him to four months in prison and 90 lashes for kissing a woman in a mall.
    (AP, 6/10/10)
2010        Jun 10, Serbia's police caught Milos Simovic (31), a fugitive convicted of taking part in the assassination of Serbia's PM Zoran Djindjic seven years ago.
    (AP, 6/10/10)
2010        Jun 10, In South Africa a third British national was confirmed dead after an overland truck carrying British students crashed.
    (AFP, 6/11/10)
2010        Jun 10, A South Korean 2-stage Naro rocket carrying a climate observation satellite apparently exploded 137 seconds into its flight, the country's second major space setback in less than a year.
    (AP, 6/10/10)(SFC, 6/11/10, p.A4)
2010        Jun 10, In Sudan 4 Islamists sentenced to hang for the 2008 New Year's murder of US diplomat John Granville and his driver in Khartoum escaped the Kober prison in Khartoum.
    (AFP, 6/11/10)
2010        Jun 10, Turkey called the imposition of UN sanctions on Iran a "mistake" and said that it and Brazil would continue to seek a diplomatic solution to remove concerns over Iran's nuclear program.
    (Reuters, 6/10/10)
2010        Jun 10, Venezuela’s Pres. Hugo Chavez said he wants Venezuelans to stop drinking so much alcohol and ordered the military to crack down on businesses selling beer on the streets or after legal hours.
    (AP, 6/11/10)
2010        Jun 10, The Zimbabwe state wildlife authority said poachers last week killed 10 elephants in a single attack in southeastern Gonarezhou national park. All the tusks were removed, leaving the carcasses on a river bank.
    (AP, 6/10/10)

2011        Jun 10, US Border Patrol agents near the Rio Grande River engaged in a shoot-out with suspected drug smugglers. Unconfirmed reports said that three suspects were either wounded or killed. US agents have been trying to prevent rafts which contained drugs from getting to the American side of the border.   
            (AP, 6/10/11)               
2011        Jun 10, The state of Alaska has released more than 24,000 pages of printed e-mails from former governor Sarah Palin. The e-mails include some from her government account and some from two personal accounts, and are said to shed light on how she did business while she was in office. Individuals who want to read them will have to pay a $725 charge for copying and several hundred dollars more to have them delivered. Interest in Palin remains high amidst rumors that she plans to run for president, and several newspapers were already making plans to scan and publish the e-mails.
            (Reuters, 6/10/11)       
2011        Jun 10, Arizona firefighters said they were making progress in containing a raging wildfire, but the fire still seemed on the verge of reaching New Mexico. Concern remained that it might damage power lines. The fire has now affected 639 square miles of forest and forced nearly 10,000 people to evacuate their homes.
            (AP, 6/10/11)(Reuters, 6/10/11)
2011        Jun 10, The death toll from the tornado in Joplin, Missouri, has risen to 151. A number of survivors were now returning to the hospital suffering from severe fungal infections, called zygomycosis, in their wounds.
            (AP, 6/10/11)
2011        Jun 10, In Kinston, North Carolina, Deputy Warren Lewis was shot and killed while serving a murder warrant on suspects. 5 suspects were taken into custody.
    (SFC, 6/11/11, p.A5)
2011        Jun 10, In a surgical procedure that took more than twenty hours, Charla Nash (57), a Connecticut woman disfigured in a Feb 16, 2009, attack by her friend’s chimpanzee Travis, received a face transplant at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston. She is only the third person in the United States to receive a full face transplant. At the same time, surgeons also attempted to give Nash a hand transplant, but this procedure was not successful.
            (Boston Globe, 6/10/11)(AP, 6/10/11)
2011        Jun 10, Officials from NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) were trying to find the person who has been shooting and killing gray seals. In the past month, five adult seals, all with gunshot wounds to the head, have been found dead on Cape Cod (MA) beaches.     
            (Boston Globe, 6/10/11)(New Bedford MA Standard-Times, 6/10/11)
2011        Jun 10, Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor (b.1915), English traveler and writer, died. His books included “A Time of Gifts" (1977) and “Between the Woods and Water" (1986). In 2012 Artemis Cooper authored “Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure." In 2013 Fermor’s book “The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos" was published posthumously. 
    (, 6/18/11, p.93) (Econ, 10/20/12, p.77)(Econ, 9/14/13, p.90)
2011        Jun 10, Flooding in central China was reported to have killed 41 people.
    (SFC, 6/11/11, p.A2)
2011        Jun 10-2011 Jun 12, In Congo’s South Kivu province at least 121 rapes occurred during this period in the village of Nyakiele. Medicins Sans Frontieres worked with Congolese health officials and the UN to get more information. 55 women said they were raped in the night of June 10 to 11, while another said 72 women in the village of Kanguli reported having been violated that same night.
    (AP, 6/23/11)(Reuters, 6/24/11)(AP, 7/1/11)(AFP, 7/4/11)
2011        Jun 10, Laboratory tests have determined that the E. coli epidemic in Germany and parts of Europe was in fact caused by contaminated bean sprouts from an organic farm. German authorities had been forced to retract their assertion that the sprouts were to blame, but now, high-tech laboratory testing proved that the sprouts were the culprit in the outbreak that has killed 31 people and sickened nearly 3,000 Germans.
            (AP, 6/10/11)(SFC, 6/11/11, p.A3)
2011        Jun 10, Libyan rebels staged an uprising in the western city of Zlitan. 22 fighters were reported killed. Turkey’s PM Erdogan said his country has offered to help Khadafy leave.
    (SFC, 6/11/11, p.A4)
2011        Jun 10, Mexican suspect Dhither Camarillo Palafox, alias "Taurus," was arrested in the Caribbean coast resort of Cancun. He was a leader of the so-called "Zodiac" kidnapping gang. Alleged associates nicknamed "Sagittarius" and "Aquarius" were arrested in 2009. The group's other leader, nicknamed "Cancer," was detained in 2005.
    (AP, 6/16/11)
2011        Jun 10, In Russia disgraced army Col. Yuri Budanov was gunned down in central Moscow. He had been convicted to 10 years in prison for kidnapping and strangling Heda Kungayeva (18), a Chechen girl, in 2000, but was released on parole in 2009.
    (SFC, 6/11/11, p.A2)
2011        Jun 10, In Somalia Interior Minister Abdishakur Sheikh Hassan and a suicide bomber, said to be his niece, were killed in an explosion in his home.
    (SFC, 6/11/11, p.A3)
2011        Jun 10, The Spanish government announced it had arrested three men who were suspected of being part of the hacker group known as Anonymous; the men, called “hacktivists," were charged with organizing and carrying out the hacking of the websites of Sony Corporation, as well as several banks.  
            (Reuters, 6/10/11)
2011        Jun 10, Syrian government forces killed at least 32 protesters. The military fired live ammunition at a group of demonstrators in the Hauran Plain region. Government troops fanned out to quell similar protests in a number of other regions as demonstrators rose up in no fewer than 138 places calling for the overthrow of the regime of Bashar al-Assad.
            (Reuters, 6/10/11)(SFC, 6/11/11, p.A4)(Econ, 6/18/11, p.16)
2011        Jun 10, A UN AIDS summit adopted a ground-breaking declaration that committed to providing life-saving medications to 15 million AIDS sufferers in the poorest countries by 2015.
            (AFP, 6/10/11)
2011        Jun 10, Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez had surgery in Cuba for an abscess in his pelvis. A government spokesperson said the operation was successful and he would remain in Cuba for several more days, while he recuperated.
            (Reuters, 6/10/11)
2011        Jun 10, In Yemen, more than 100,000 protesters took to the streets in the main square of Sanaa, as demonstrators continued to call for the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The president, who is still in a hospital in Saudi Arabia, has stated he has no plans of stepping down.
            (AP, 6/10/11)

2012        Jun 10, In Germany Col. James Johnson III, former commander of the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade, began to face court martial proceedings in Kaiserslautern. He was suspected of fraud, bigamy, conduct unbefitting an officer and other charges related to an alleged long-term extra-marital affair he had with a woman he met in Iraq.
    (AP, 6/10/12)
2012        Jun 10, Iran's media reported that the nation’s cyber police are poised to launch a new crackdown on software that lets many Iranians circumvent the regime's Internet censorship.
    (AFP, 6/10/12)
2012        Jun 10, Iraqi premier Nuri al-Maliki called for a national dialogue after President Jalal Talabani said his rivals lacked the 163 parliamentary votes required to oust the PM, but a protracted political row looked set to drag on. Two mortar shells hit a procession in Kazimiyah late today, killing seven and wounding 38. Pilgrims have already started to arrive in Baghdad for the commemorations marking the eighth century death of Imam Moussa ibn Jaafar al-Kadhim.
    (AFP, 6/10/12)(AP, 6/11/12)
2012        Jun 10, Israeli police rounded up some 25 immigrants, around a third of them from South Sudan.
    (AFP, 6/12/12)
2012        Jun 10, Hundreds of Kashmiris staged an emotional demonstration on the banks of a fast-flowing river to urge India and Pakistan to withdraw troops from the disputed Himalayan region.
    (AFP, 6/10/12)
2012        Jun 10, Kenya's Internal Security Minister George Saitoti (66) was killed with five other people in a helicopter crash near Nairobi.
    (AP, 6/10/12)
2012        Jun 10, Members of Libya's Toubou minority and government forces fought for a 2nd consecutive day, leaving at least 23 people dead since the clashes erupted. A new ICC team arrived in Libya to negotiate with the authorities over 4 detained staffers.
    (AFP, 6/10/12)(AFP, 6/11/12)
2012        Jun 10, Myanmar's Pres. Thein Sein declared a state of emergency in a western state where sectarian tensions between Buddhists and Muslims have unleashed deadly violence.
    (AP, 6/10/12)
2012        Jun 10, In central Nigeria a suicide bomber drove his car at a church in Jos, killing at least 3 people. Gunmen opened fire on another church in the northeast killing at least one person and wounding dozens in Biu.
    (AFP, 6/10/12)
2012        Jun 10, Sudanese rebels said they have repulsed an attack by government forces in troubled Blue Nile state, but the army dismissed the claims.
    (AFP, 6/10/12)
2012        Jun 10, In Syria clashes and shelling by midday killed at least 12 people. Kurdish activist Abdel Basset Sayda (Abdulbaset Sieda), the opposition's new leader, said that President Bashar al-Assad's regime was on its "last legs."
    (AFP, 6/10/12)(AP, 6/10/12)
2012        Jun 10, In Tunisia hundreds of extremists destroyed artworks at an exhibit in the Tunis suburb of La Marsa that included paintings that caricatured Mecca, portrayed a nude woman, and showed the word "Allah" spelled with strings of ants. On July 4 a Tunisian court sentenced court official Mohamed Ali Bouaziz to two months in jail on charges of inciting the riots.
    (AP, 6/12/12)(AFP, 7/4/12)
2012        Jun 10, In Ukraine a small plane carrying skydivers crash-landed in bad weather near Kiev, killing five and injuring 15 people.
    (AP, 6/10/12)

2013        Jun 10, A rare copy of the comic book featuring Superman's first 1938 appearance sold for $175,000. It went undiscovered for over 70 years in the insulation of a Minnesota house.
    (AP, 6/12/13)
2013        Jun 10, BP PLC said the Coast Guard has concluded cleanup operations in Mississippi, Alabama and Florida from the April 2010 oil well blowout. Work continued along 84 miles of Louisiana’s shoreline.
    (SFC, 6/11/13, p.A4)
2013        Jun 10, Apple Corp. said it will equip its new iPhones with a “kill switch" that will render the devices useless if stolen.
    (SFC, 6/11/13, p.A1)
2013        Jun 10, In Afghanistan 7 heavily armed Taliban fighters launched a pre-dawn attack near the main airport in Kabul, apparently targeting NATO's airport headquarters with rocket-propelled grenades, heavy machine guns and at least one large bomb. Two Afghan civilians were wounded. All the attackers were killed after an hours-long battle. 6 militants wearing suicide bomb vests tried to storm the provincial council building in the capital of southern Zabul province. 3 militants attempted to attack a district police headquarters near Kabul. A roadside bomb killed a NATO soldier from Poland in Ghazni.
    (AP, 6/10/13)
2013        Jun 10, Brazil’s government said it plans to build its first auto crash test facility in an effort to improve the poor safety record of vehicles built and sold in the world's fourth-largest automobile market.
    (AP, 6/10/13)
2013        Jun 10, In London 6 men, who plotted to attack a rally by the anti-Islamist English Defence League (EDL) using guns, knives and a homemade nail bomb in June 2012, were given lengthy jail terms of almost 20 years each.
    (AP, 6/10/13)
2013        Jun 10, British drugmaker AstraZeneca PLC said it is to acquire Pearl Therapeutics Inc., a Redwood-City, California-based company involved in therapies for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for at least $560 million.
    (AP, 6/10/13)
2013        Jun 10, Canada’s Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver said operators of nuclear power plants will be made liable for the first C$1 billion ($980 million) of damages in the event of an accident, up from C$75 million under existing rules. The government also intends to increase the period during which compensation claims can be made after a disaster to 30 years from 10 years.
    (Reuters, 6/10/13)
2013        Jun 10, In Canada new regulations took effect on home grown marijuana. Old rules will run concurrently until March 31, 2014, to allow time for Ottawa to license new growers. Legal production will be taken out of private homes next year as Canada seeks to address more than a decade of neighborhood spats and criminal activity.
    (Reuters, 6/10/13)
2013        Jun 10, Operation Lionfish, which targeted the maritime trafficking of drugs and illicit firearms by organized crime groups across Central America and the Caribbean, ended. It began on May 27 and yielded the arrest of 142 people and seizure of 15 vessels as well as guns, cash, and eight metric tons of chemical precursors. More than 30 countries and territories were involved in the operation, led by Interpol and supported by Europol.
    (Reuters, 7/3/13)
2013        Jun 10, Egyptian Prime Minister Hesham Kandil said the country will work diplomatically, legally and technically to negotiate with Ethiopia over the so-called Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
    (AP, 6/10/13)
2013        Jun 10, The Int’l. Energy Agency in Paris said the world’s energy-related carbon dioxide emissions rose 1.4% in 2012 to a record high of 31.6 billion tons.
    (SFC, 6/11/13, p.A2)
2013        Jun 10, In Germany the swollen Elbe River breached another levee, forcing authorities to evacuate 10 villages and shut down one of the country's main railway routes. At least 22 flood-related deaths have been reported in central Europe.
    (AP, 6/10/13)
2013        Jun 10, In Iraq a string of deadly attacks in several Iraqi cities killed at least 63 people.
    (AP, 6/11/13)
2013        Jun 10, Kuwait sentenced Huda al-Ajmi to 11 years in prison after convictions that include her insulting the nation's ruler and encouraging his overthrow.
    (AP, 6/10/13)
2013        Jun 10, In Pakistan militants dressed as policemen attacked a NATO convoy carrying supplies for the US-led coalition in Afghanistan, killing 4 people.
    (AP, 6/10/13)
2013        Jun 10, Thai police said they found 14 albino lions imported from Africa and hundreds of other protected animals in a warehouse near Bangkok. Pet shop owner Montri Boonprom-on (41) was arrested and faced up to four years in jail and a fine of 40,000 baht ($1,300).
    (AP, 6/10/13)

2014        Jun 10, The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said it has granted the first permission for commercial drone flights over US land. The BP energy corporation and drone maker AeroVironment of California have been given permission to use a Puma drone to survey pipelines, roads and equipment at Prudhoe Bay in Alaska. The first flight took place on June 8.
    (AP, 6/10/14)
2014        Jun 10, A Los Angeles Superior Court threw out California’s teacher tenure laws calling them unconstitutional.
    (SFC, 6/11/14, p.A1)
2014        Jun 10, In Oregon Jared Michael Padgett (15), armed with an assault rifle, a handgun and several magazines of ammunition, shot and killed a student at Reynolds High School in Troutdale. He carried the weapons hidden in a guitar case and also injured a teacher before killing himself in a restroom following an exchange of gunfire with officers.
    (SFC, 6/11/14, p.A6)(SFC, 6/12/14, p.A14)
2014        Jun 10, In Central African Republic two days of fighting between mainly Muslim ex-rebels and the largely Christian "anti-balaka" militia left at least 22 people.
    (AFP, 6/12/14)
2014        Jun 10, China’s government issued a “white paper" asserting that autonomy granted to Hong Kong in 1997 was entirely dependent on China’s leaders.
    (Econ, 7/5/14, p.37)
2014        Jun 10, In China convicted criminal Zhang Zeqing, was shot and killed by police in Qianjiang, Hubei province. He had taken 50 elementary school students and a teacher hostage and had agreed to exchange them for the deputy mayor of the surrounding town of Haokou, but was shot after he poured gasoline over the official.
    (AP, 6/10/14)
2014        Jun 10, The European Commission delivered a formal warning to the Philippines and Papua New Guinea over illegal fishing, a step that could lead to a ban on exporting to the EU.
    (Reuters, 6/10/14)
2014        Jun 10, Iraq's PM Nuri al-Maliki has asked parliament to declare a state of emergency after Sunni Islamist insurgents seized control of most of Mosul, the country's second largest city. Militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and their allies overran a military base and freed hundreds of prisoners. The rampage by the militants sent an estimated 500,000 people fleeing from the city. In the face of the enemy government troops had run away. In Baquba two bombs exploded near a funeral procession, killing 20 people. Human Rights Watch later reported that some 600 male Shiite inmates from Badoosh prison outside Mosul were forced to kneel along the edge of a nearby ravine and shot with automatic weapons.
    (Reuters, 6/10/14)(AFP, 6/10/14)(AP, 6/11/14)(AP, 10/30/14)(Econ., 9/5/20, p.67)
2014        Jun 10, In Iraq ISIL militants seized 48 Turks from the Turkish consulate in Mosul, including the consul-general, three children and several members of Turkey's special forces. ISIL, numbering some 7-10 thousand fighters, was led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
    (Reuters, 6/11/14)(SFC, 6/12/14, p.A8)(Econ, 8/2/14, p.41)
2014        Jun 10, Ireland's government said it is launching an investigation into mistreatment and burial of babies who died between 1925-1962 in nun-operated homes for unmarried mothers.
    (AP, 6/10/14)
2014        Jun 10, Israel's parliament chose Reuven Rivlin (74), a veteran Likud politician and supporter of the Jewish settlement movement, as the country's next president, putting a man opposed to the creation of a Palestinian state into the ceremonial but largely influential post.
    (AP, 6/10/14)
2014        Jun 10, In Kenya gunmen shot and killed moderate Muslim leader Sheik Mohamed Idris, the chairman of the Council of Imams and Preachers of Kenya (CIPK). He was the fourth prominent Muslim to be shot dead in Mombasa in two years. On April 15, 2016, Sudi Mohamed Sudi (44) was sentenced to death for killing Idris, who had campaigned against radical interpretations of Islam.
    (AP, 6/10/14)(AP, 4/15/16)
2014        Jun 10, In Kuwait opposition leader Musallam al-Barrack revealed documents of alleged corruption to more than 6,000 protesters late today. His opposition group had called for the anti-corruption rally, the first protest by the opposition since April 2013.
    (AP, 6/11/14)
2014        Jun 10, In Pakistan at least three gunmen attacked a training facility for airport police near the Karachi airport, forcing a temporary suspension of flights and triggering a brief shootout with security forces. Pakistani military airstrikes targeted the Tirah Valley in the country's northwest. The military said it killed 25 suspected militants in strikes on nine hideouts.
    (AP, 6/10/14)
2014        Jun 10, Russia’s PM Dmitry Medvedev gave the government's blessing to Aeroflot’s new low-cost airline serving newly-annexed Crimea, as he inspected a Dobrolyot (Good Flight) Boeing-737 ahead of its maiden flight from Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport.
    (Reuters, 6/10/14)
2014        Jun 10, In South Africa Andrew Chimboza stabbed Mbuyiselo Manona (62) to death at the home of Manona's lover in Cape Town's Gugulethu township. He then ate his victim's heart with a knife and fork. On April 29, 2015, Chimboza was sentenced to 18 years in prison.
    (, 4/29/15)
2014        Jun 10, Ukraine Pres. Petro Poroshenko ordered security officials to create a corridor for safe passage for civilians in eastern regions to escape fighting. In the east pro-Russian separatists attacked military checkpoints and other strategic points overnight but they were beaten off with only minor casualties on the Ukrainian side. 40 mercenaries were reported killed near the airport of Kramatorsk.
    (Reuters, 6/10/14)(SFC, 6/11/14, p.A4)
2014        Jun 10, Ukraine Deputy Tax Minister Ihor Bilous, the country's new tax boss, said his predecessor, Oleksandr Klymenko, was in on a massive fraud, helping to organize a wide network of phantom firms in return for a cut of the cash. The criminals, he said, operated with impunity. Klymenko, who has fled the country, denied the charges.
    (AP, 6/10/14)
2014        Jun 10, In Yemen tribesmen attacked power lines in the eastern province of Marib, leading to the blackouts in Sanaa and other areas.
    (Reuters, 6/11/14)

2015        Jun 10, US President Barack Obama approved the deployment of 450 more troops to Iraq, in what would nudge the ranks of Washington's "train, advise and assist" mission above 3,500.
    (AFP, 6/11/15)
2015        Jun 10, Juan Felipe Herrera, former poet laureate of California (2012-2014, was named the new poet laureate of the United States. On September 15 he will replace Charles Wright.
    (SFC, 6/11/15, p.D1)
2015        Jun 10, African leaders meeting at Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, signed a 26-nation free trade pact to create a common market that would span half the continent from Cairo to Cape Town. The Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) deal must still be fine-tuned and ratified. The deal will integrate three existing trade blocs -- the East African Community, the Southern African Development Community and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA).
    (AFP, 6/10/15)
2015        Jun 10, Amnesty Int’l. said Azerbaijan has blocked a visit at which it planned to highlight human rights abuses in the south Caucasian republic. Azerbaijan prepared to open the inaugural European Games on June 12. The OSCE said Azerbaijan has ordered it to close its Baku office ahead of the European Games.
    (Reuters, 6/10/15)(AFP, 6/10/15)
2015        Jun 10, George Osborne, Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer, announced a new fiscal rule where under normal conditions the government would be banned from running a budget deficit.
    (Econ, 6/13/15, p.55)
2015        Jun 10, British NGO Global Witness said British oil company Soco International paid off an army officer accused of silencing critics of exploration in Democratic Republic of Congo's Virunga National Park. Global Witness published scans of four checks totaling $15,600 (14,000 euros) allegedly issued by Soco's Congolese subsidiary to the major posted to the park. Two receipts for the checks signed by the officer were dated May 15, 2014 and April 30, 2014.
    (AFP, 6/10/15)
2015        Jun 10, In Central African Republic 20 foreign UN peacekeepers reportedly used "excessive force" on four people, killing 2 of them. On July 9 the peacekeepers were sent home and the UN mission MINUSCA said that the men should be prosecuted.
    (Reuters, 7/9/15)
2015        Jun 10, In southern China two girls aged 8 and 14 died in Hunan province after drinking a cola laced with pesticide. A boy (12) was soon identified as the prime suspect in the poisoning.
    (AP, 6/13/15)
2015        Jun 10, Acclaimed Cuban novelist Leonardo Padura (59) was awarded Spain's Princess of Asturias award for literature. His 2009 novel, "The Man Who Loved Dogs," was praised by critics internationally.
    (AP, 6/10/15)
2015        Jun 10, The EU urged its 28 nations to swiftly endorse its plan to relocate 40,000 migrants as 1,000 more migrants arrived in Greece in just one day.
    (AP, 6/10/15)
2015        Jun 10, In Egypt a suicide bomber blew himself up just steps away from the ancient Egyptian temple of Karnak in Luxor. Security at Karnak thwarted what would have been a worse attack, by preventing the suicide bomber from entering the temple complex and battling two gunmen who were with him, killing one and capturing the other.
    (AP, 6/10/15)
2015        Jun 10, On the French island of Corsica a violent storm lashed one of the world's top walking trails, leaving four people dead.
    (AFP, 6/11/15)
2015        Jun 10, Iraq’s human rights minister said the remains of 597 people, believed to have been executed by jihadists in the so-called Speicher massacre near Tikrit in 2014, have been exhumed.
    (AFP, 6/10/15)
2015        Jun 10, In Iraq bomb attacks killed 8 people in and around Baghdad as US-led coalition warplanes targeted Islamic State insurgents west of the capital.
    (Reuters, 6/10/15)
2015        Jun 10, Kuwait announced it will send $300 million in humanitarian aid to conflict-hit neighbors Iraq and Yemen.
    (AFP, 6/10/15)
2015        Jun 10, In eastern Libya at least 20 fighters were killed in clashes in Derna between Islamic State and another Islamist force that later declared jihad against its hardline rival. Majlis leader Salem Derbi and around 18 IS fighters were killed.
    (Reuters, 6/10/15)
2015        Jun 10, Mexican police found the dismembered bodies of a 45-year-old Russian woman and her 12-year-old daughter in a garage in Playas de Tijuana, Baja California. A family member was the prime suspect. On June 23 Lawyer Gabriel Gonzalez Celestino said suspect Anastasia Lechtchenko (19) is innocent and had confessed under duress to the crime. He said that she was beaten and sexually abused by police.
    (AP, 6/12/15)(AP, 6/23/15)
2015        Jun 10, In southern Mali dozens of Islamic militants on motorcycles attacked the town of Misseni in the Sikasso region, killing 2 people.
    (AP, 6/10/15)(SFC, 6/11/15, p.A2)
2015        Jun 10, In Syria at least 20 Druze residents were reportedly killed by Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front in Idlib province.
    (AFP, 6/11/15)
2015        Jun 10, A Tunisian court annulled a 2011 decree confiscating the assets of ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and his inner circle after an appeal from the Ben Ali family, infuriating the government.
    (Reuters, 6/10/15)
2015        Jun 10, Tunisia's navy rescued 356 migrants including a two-month-old baby girl off the country's southeastern coast near Ben Guerdane.
    (AFP, 6/10/15)
2015        Jun 10, In Ukraine 3 civilians were killed in a mortar attack near Gorlivka, which is in separatist-held territory north of the regional city of Donetsk. 2 government soldiers were killed and 13 others wounded by separatists using heavy weapons in violation of a ceasefire agreed in February.
    (Reuters, 6/11/15)
2015        Jun 10, UNESCO, the UN's cultural agency, said it has named Inle Lake, with its diverse plants and animals and floating gardens, as Myanmar's first biosphere reserve to help safeguard natural ecosystems while promoting sustainable economic development.
    (AP, 6/10/15)
2015        Jun 10, The Vatican said Pope Francis has approved the creation of an internal Church tribunal empowered to punish bishops who cover up sex abuse by priests.
    (AFP, 6/10/15)
2015        Jun 10, The Vatican formally committed to share tax information of US citizens with the United States.
    (SFC, 6/11/15, p.A2)
2015        Jun 10, In Yemen at least 43 people were killed in heavy fighting overnight and today between supporters of exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and the country's dominant Houthi group.
    (Reuters, 6/10/15)
2015        Jun 10, Miss Zimbabwe pageant organizers officially stripped Emily Kachote (25) of her title after photographs emerged of the now former beauty queen posing naked.
    (AP, 6/11/15)

2016        Jun 10, The US Dept. of Transportation gave permission to six airlines to resume scheduled commercial air service from the US to Cuba for a total of 155 round-trip flights per week.
    (SFC, 6/11/16, p.A2)
2016        Jun 10, Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard was convicted by a jury on 12 charges of violating state ethics law. On July 8 Hubbard was sentenced to four years in prison and another eight on probation. Hubbard began serving his prison sentence on Sept. 11, 2020.
    (SFC, 6/11/16, p.A5)(SFC, 7/9/16, p.A11)(SFC, 9/14/20, p.A5)
2016        Jun 10, In the SF Bay Area the East Bay Express reported that a Richmond woman (18) said she has had sexual relations with numerous officers from the Oakland, Richmond, Livermore and Stockton police departments during her stint as a sex worker. This followed the sudden resignation a day earlier of Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent. On May 31, 2017, the Oakland City Council voted 7-1 to approve a $989,000 settlement with former sex worker Jasmine (19), aka Celeste Guap.
    (SFC, 6/14/16, p.A5)(SFC, 6/1/17, p.E1)
2016        Jun 10, In Florida Kevin James Loibl shot and fatally wounded singer Christina Grimmie (22), a former contestant on the popular TV show "The Voice," at Orlando’s Plaza Live Theater late today during a meet and greet with fans. Loibl (27) shot and killed himself during a struggle with Grimmie’s brother.
    (AFP, 6/11/16)(SSFC, 6/12/16, p.A6)
2016        Jun 10, In eastern Afghanistan 4 civilians were killed and around 40 wounded by a bomb blast inside a mosque in Nangarhar province.
    (AP, 6/10/16)
2016        Jun 10, In northern Bangladesh suspected Islamist assailants hacked Hindu holy man Nitya Ranjan Pandey (60) to death and fled without anyone witnessing the attack.
    (AP, 6/10/16)
2016        Jun 10, In Canada a female German exchange student (18) and a female Canadian (17) were struck by a train in the east coast province of Nova Scotia.
    (AP, 6/10/16)
2016        Jun 10, Canada's beloved hockey icon Gordie Howe (b.1928), a fierce competitor who finessed his way into the record books on the ice but was a gentle giant off it, died in Ohio at the home of his son Murray. The Hall of Famer affectionately known as "Mr. Hockey" won four Stanley Cup titles with the Detroit Red Wings in a professional career that spanned an astonishing six decades.
    (AFP, 6/11/16)
2016        Jun 10, In China animal rights activists calling for an end to the slaughter and eating of dogs at a Chinese festival delivered a petition with 11 million signatures to authorities in Beijing.
    (Reuters, 6/10/16)
2016        Jun 10, EU countries agreed on new measures to tighten gun controls in the wake of the deadly attacks in Paris last year.
    (SFC, 6/11/16, p.A4)
2016        Jun 10, Berlin police found 80 kg (176 pounds) of heroin worth an estimated 3 million euros ($3.6 million). Two Lebanese men were arrested on narcotics charges and a third was being sought.
    (AP, 6/15/16)
2016        Jun 10, The Israeli military said the West Bank will be closed off until the end of the Jewish holiday of Shavuot on June 12, due to security concerns following a Palestinian shooting attack this week that killed four civilians.
    (AP, 6/10/16)
2016        Jun 10, In Kazakhstan 5 suspected militants were killed in gunbattles with police in Aktobe that followed a series of recent armed attacks that have challenged the stability of the energy-rich ex-Soviet nation.
    (AP, 6/10/16)                  
2016        Jun 10, In eastern Libya at least 7 civilians were killed and eight wounded over the last 24 hours by shelling Benghazi.
    (Reuters, 6/11/16)
2016        Jun 10, A Maldives court convicted the country's former vice president of masterminding a plot to kill the president by exploding a bomb on his speedboat last year and sentenced him to 15 years in prison. Ahmed Adeeb must serve a total of 25 years after the same criminal court sentenced him earlier this week to 10 years for possessing firearms.
    (AP, 6/10/16)
2016        Jun 10, In Mexico two gunmen marched into a remote mountain village and killed 11 members of the same family, including two children, apparently over "personal conflicts" in El Mirador, Puebla state. The prime suspect in the slaying of 11 family members was an alleged rapist seeking revenge against a victim whose complaint had him jailed.
    (AFP, 6/11/16)(AP, 6/11/16)(SSFC, 6/12/16, p.A4)
2016        Jun 10, In Mexico five vehicles carrying 34 Central American migrants were apprehended while traveling together between the northern states of Zacatecas and Coahuila. Four of the vehicles were linked to the Uber Technologies platform. The drivers said they weren't the owners of the cars but worked as Uber chauffeurs.
    (Reuters, 6/30/16)
2016        Jun 10, New Zealand PM John Key ended a two-day visit to Fiji in an attempt to improve relations following democratic elections in 2014.
    (AP, 6/10/16)
2016        Jun 10, Nigeria fired dozens of senior officers accused of corruption and the theft of billions of dollars meant to buy arms to fight the Boko Haram Islamic insurgency.
    (AP, 6/11/16)
2016        Jun 10, In Nigeria the Niger Delta Avengers militant group claimed responsibility for an attack on a trunk line owned by Agip ENI.
    (Reuters, 6/10/16)
2016        Jun 10, Northern Ireland police commanders in Belfast unveiled a mammoth criminal investigation into a former Irish Republican Army double agent codenamed "Stakeknife," who was allegedly permitted by British Army intelligence officers to interrogate, torture and kill IRA colleagues to maintain his cover as the outlawed group's internal security chief. The London-based investigation is expected to last five years and cost 30 million pounds ($43 million).
    (AP, 6/10/16)
2016        Jun 10, In Pakistan 5 worshippers were killed and five injured when a steel shed in the courtyard of a central Karachi mosque collapsed.
    (AP, 6/10/16)
2016        Jun 10, In Somalia Shabaab jihadists publicly executed six men they accused of spying, including one they claimed helped kill their supreme leader in a US drone strike.
    (AFP, 6/11/16)
2016        Jun 10, A Swedish court awarded 30,000 kronor ($3,700) each in damages to 11 Roma plaintiffs who sued the government for discrimination, saying they were registered by police due to their ethnicity.
    (AP, 6/10/16)
2016        Jun 10, Syria's regime bombarded Daraya, a rebel-held town outside Damascus, preventing besieged residents from receiving food aid after its first such delivery in years. US-backed forces seized control of the last route into the IS-held city of Manbij, completing their encirclement of the main target in a major advance against the militants.
    (AFP, 6/10/16)(Reuters, 6/10/16)
2016        Jun 10, In Thailand a passenger van overturned and caught fire on a highway in Chonburi, killing 11 school teachers inside.
    (AP, 6/11/16)
2016        Jun 10, Turkey's Justice Ministry said it has sent dozens of cases involving 57 lawmakers to public prosecutors after the president lifted their legal immunity. Most of the lawmakers at risk of prosecution belong to the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party, HDP, or the opposition Republican People's Party.
    (AP, 6/10/16)
2016        Jun 10, In southern Turkey a truck slammed into a van carrying agricultural laborers, killing at least 10 people and injuring four others near the town of Eregli, in Konya province.
    (AP, 6/10/16)
2016        Jun 10, Uganda’s army said at least 30 people with suspected ties to a shadowy rebel outfit have been arrested over an alleged plot to topple Pres. Yoweri Museveni.
    (AFP, 6/10/16)2017        Jun 10, In Texas South Korean Yekwon Sunwoo (28) emerged from 30 competitors to claim the $50,000 award and a gold medal in the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, held every four years in Fort Worth.
    (AP, 6/11/17)
2017        Jun 10, Boeing said Iran's Aseman Airlines has finalized an agreement to buy 30 Boeing 737 MAX jets for $3.0 billion, with an option to buy 30 more.
    (AFP, 6/10/17)
2017        Jun 10, American astronomer Jerry Nelson (73), chief designer of the Keck telescope in Hawaii, died at his home in Santa Cruz, Ca.
    ( 7/1/17, p.80)
2017        Jun 10, In eastern Afghanistan three US soldiers were killed and one left wounded when an Afghan army solider opened fire on them in Nangarhar province. The Afghan soldier was also killed.
    (AP, 6/10/17)(AP, 6/11/17)
2017        Jun 10, British PM Theresa May was forced to relinquish her two closest aides on as she struggled to reassert her authority following a crushing electoral setback. PM May struck a deal in principle with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party to prop up her Conservative government.
    (AFP, 6/10/17)(SSFC, 6/11/17, p.A6)
2017        Jun 10, In Shanghai, China, hundreds of homeowners protested at a sudden change in planning regulations that would lower property values. Officials arrested ringleaders and censors scrubbed mentions of the protest from the internet.
    (Econ 6/17/17, p.16)
2017        Jun 10, In northwestern Greece a lignite mine began collapsing in the village of Anargyroi forcing all 182 inhabitants to leave their homes. The mine was shut down on June 3 for safety reasons. The government had warned six years earlier that the mine poised a threat.
    (SFC, 6/12/17, p.A2)
2017        Jun 10, The Indian army said it has foiled infiltration bids by suspected militants from the Pakistani side along a heavily militarized de facto border dividing Kashmir between the two countries and killed six intruders over the 24 hours.
    (AP, 6/10/17)
2017        Jun 10, Iraq's paramilitary Hashed al-Shaabi forces said that they had retaken all areas west of Mosul from the Islamic State group except the town of Tal Afar.
    (AFP, 6/10/17)
2017        Jun 10, Japanese art collector Yusaku Maezawa (41) announced his purchase of a $110.5 million Basquiat masterpiece, “Untitled" (1982).
    (AFP, 6/10/17)
2017        Jun 10, Kazakhstan’s Expo 17 opened in Astana with the theme “Fujture Energy." The Expo closed on Sept. 10.
    ( 7/1/17, p.32)
2017        Jun 10, Libyan officials said at least ten migrants have died after their Europe-bound boats sank off Libya's coast and some 100 people were missing.
    (AFP, 6/11/17)
2017        Jun 10, In Morocco protesters clashed with security forces in Al-Hoceima early today, after more than a week of protests in the northern province.
    (AFP, 6/10/17)
2017        Jun 10, In Pakistan Taimoor Raza (30), minority Shiite Muslim, was sentenced to death for sharing blasphemous content about Islam on social media.
    (AP, 6/10/17)
2017        Jun 10, In Russia Lom-Ali Gaitukayev, one of five men convicted in 2014 for gunning down of Kremlin critic Politkovskaya in 2006, died of liver failure while serving a life term. Gaitukayev was the uncle of Rustam Makhmudov, who was also handed a life term for shooting Politkovskaya outside the block of flats where she lived. Former Moscow policeman Sergei Khadjikurbanov was given a 20-year term for helping to prepare the killing while two of Makhmudov's brothers were handed shorter terms.
    (AFP, 6/13/17)
2017        Jun 10, Syrian pro-government forces said they now hold more than a fifth of the country's strategic desert, after reaching the eastern border with Iraq for the first time since 2015.
    (AFP, 6/10/17)
2017        Jun 10, In Syria US-backed Syrian fighters (SDF) broke into the western part of the Islamic State group's stronghold Raqa, opening up a second front inside the city.
    (AFP, 6/10/17)

2018        Jun 10, US President Donald Trump arrived in Singapore for a historic June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who landed in Singapore earlier today.
    (AP, 6/10/18)
2018        Jun 10, The White House escalated its trade tirade and leveled more withering and unprecedented criticism against Canada's prime minister, branding Justin Trudeau a back-stabber unworthy of President Donald Trump's time.
    (AP, 6/10/18)
2018        Jun 10, In Washington state a family of five was killed in an explosion at their vacation property in Brinnon.
    (SFC, 6/12/18, p.A6)
2018        Jun 10, Afghan security forces seized 156 sacks of ammonium nitrate, widely used in making explosives, from the back of a vegetable truck crossing from Pakistan.
    (Reuters, 6/10/18)
2018        Jun 10, Two Afghan Air Force A-29s reportedly conducted a strike on a Taliban radio broadcasting tower. The Afghan Taliban soon denounced "American occupying forces" for attacking their Voice of Shariah Radio station in the central province of Ghazni, but the United States denied the charge and said Afghan air force planes had targeted a broadcasting tower.
    (Reuters, 6/12/18)
2018        Jun 10, In Armenia lawyer Kyaw Hia Aung of Myanmar received the $1.1-million Aurora Prize for humanitarianism, which was established on behalf of Armenian survivors of a mass killing by Ottoman Turks. Aung has worked for decades for decades to promote the rights of Myanmar's Rohingyas.
    (AP, 6/10/18)
2018        Jun 10, Thousands of women wearing the colors of the Suffragettes marched through British cities in a living artwork to mark 100 years since British women won the right to vote.
    (AFP, 6/10/18)
2018        Jun 10, Chinese President Xi Jinping extolled free trade and criticized "selfish, short-sighted" policies during a closely orchestrated gathering of a Beijing-led bloc.
    (AP, 6/10/18)
2018        Jun 10, Egypt's chief prosecutor referred 28 people to a criminal court on charges including forming an illegal group, "The Egyptian Council for Change," aiming to topple the government.
    (AP, 6/10/18)
2018        Jun 10, Egypt's official statistics agency said the inflation rate has increased to 13.2 percent in May, ahead of a possible new round of price hikes as part of austerity measures designed to overhaul the country's economy.
    (AP, 6/10/18)
2018        Jun 10, Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed announced that Egypt will release 32 Ethiopian prisoners during his visit as he sought to assure Cairo that a massive upstream Nile dam would not cut into its share of the river.
    (AP, 6/11/18)
2018        Jun 10, Germany and France sharply criticized US President Donald Trump's decision to abruptly withdraw his support for a Group of Seven communique, accusing him of destroying trust and acting inconsistently.
    (Reuters, 6/10/18)
2018        Jun 10, Iran’s military said Revolutionary Guards have killed six militants who had crossed the border from Iraq and intended to carry out operations inside the Islamic Republic.
    (Reuters, 6/10/18)
 2018        Jun 10, A fire ripped through Iraq's biggest ballot warehouse ahead of a vote recount prompted by allegations of fraud during legislative elections that saw a surprise victory for a populist cleric. Officials said most ballot boxes were preserved.
    (AFP, 6/10/18)
2018        Jun 10, A group of militants sneaked into the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir from the Pakistani side of the disputed territory, sparking a gunbattle that left at least six suspected rebels dead.
    (AP, 6/10/18)
2018        Jun 10, Israel's cabinet approved a plan to pump 100 million cubic meters of water annually by 2022 into the shrinking Sea of Galilee, aka Lake Kinneret. Last year the body of water, hit by years of drought, had reached its lowest level in a century.
    (AFP, 6/11/18)
2018        Jun 10, In the Philippines at least 15 pro-Islamic State militants were killed when government troops launched air and ground assaults against a rebel bomb factory. Air strikes and artillery pounded an area in the Liguasan marsh in Maguindanao, where the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) group had been making improvised explosive devices.
    (Reuters, 6/10/18)
2018        Jun 10, In the northern Philippines two gunmen killed a Roman Catholic priest as he prepared to celebrate Mass at the altar of a chapel in Zaragoza town, Nueva Ecija province. Rev. Richmond Nilo was the third Catholic priest to be killed in the country in recent months.
    (AP, 6/11/18)
2018        Jun 10, A summit, hosted by Saudi Arabia and attended by Jordan, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates, pledged $2.5 billion in aid to help Jordan ease an economic crisis that has sparked angry protests.
    (AFP, 6/11/18)
2018        Jun 10, Tens of thousands of Spaniards from the northern Basque Country formed a line that stretched 202 km (125 miles) to demand a ballot on secession for the wealthy region.
    (Reuters, 6/10/18)
2018        Jun 10, Spanish police said they have arrested 24 people suspected of distributing pornographic images of children on the internet.
    (AP, 6/10/18)
2018        Jun 10, Swiss voters rejected a referendum that would have made sweeping changes in their country's monetary and banking system. Voters approved a referendum on the Gambling Act, which has already been passed by both houses of parliament. It will allow only casinos and gaming companies certified in Switzerland to operate in the country, including on the internet.
    (AFP, 6/10/18)
2018        Jun 10, In Switzerland an Olympic hosting bid was sunk by a public vote against expected high costs. Voters in the region of Valais refused to pledge financial support for a 2026 Winter Games hosting bid centered on the town of Sion.
    (AP, 6/10/18)
2018        Jun 10, In northwest Syria the pro-government Shi'ite Muslim villages of villages of al-Foua and Kefraya came under fresh attack from rebel forces, which have besieged them for years, prompting retaliatory air strikes. Activists and a war monitor said at least 10 people were killed in airstrikes in Taftanaz, Idlib province, while five others were killed in the nearby towns of Binnish, Ariha and Ram Hemdan.
    (Reuters, 6/10/18)(AP, 6/11/18)
2018        Jun 10, Turkey's military said it hit more than a dozen Kurdish militant targets in air strikes in the Qandil mountains of northern Iraq.
    (Reuters, 6/11/18)
2018        Jun 10, Police in Vietnam detained more than a dozen protesters in the capital Hanoi and halted demonstrations in other cities against plans for new special economic zones that the protesters fear will be dominated by Chinese investors. Will Nguyen, an American citizen of Vietnamese descent, was beaten over the head and dragged into the back of a police truck after police moved to break up a protest in Ho Chi Minh City.
    (Reuters, 6/10/18)(AP, 6/14/18)

2019        Jun 10, The Intercept website reported that Rashid al-Malik, a United Arab Emirates businessman linked to a probe of illegal donations to Donald Trump's political campaign, was paid by his country's intelligence agency in 2017 to spy on the US president's administration.
    (AFP, 6/11/19)
2019        Jun 10, The SF Bay Area experienced record heat has the temperature in San Francisco reached a record high of 97 and a record 98 degrees in Oakland.
    (SFC, 5/14/19, p.C1)
2019        Jun 10, In southern California Charles Merritt (62) was convicted of killing Joseph McStay, wife Melinda McStay and their two children in 2010 and burying their bodies in Victorville.
    (SFC, 6/11/19, p.A5)
2019        Jun 10, In NYC a helicopter crashed on the roof of a Midtown Manhattan skyscraper killing the pilot.
    (SFC, 6/11/19, p.A6)
2019        Jun 10, In Afghanistan 17 civilians and 17 members of the security forces — seven soldiers, seven policemen and three intelligence agents — were freed during the operation in northern Baghlan province.
    (AP, 6/10/19)
2019        Jun 10, Albanian President Ilir Meta called off local elections set for June 30, but the government accused him of breaking the law and declared he should be thrown out of office.
    (Reuters, 6/10/19)
2019        Jun 10, Britain said it had concluded a trade deal with South Korea to maintain links after Brexit.
    (AFP, 6/10/19)
2019        Jun 10, China announced regulations to curb the smuggling of human organs and tighten oversight on the use of human genetic materials in research months after a Chinese scientist caused a global outcry by claiming that he gene-edited babies.
    (AFP, 6/12/19)
2019        Jun 10, Health authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo declared an epidemic of measles which may have killed 1,500 people, according to statistical analysis.
    (AFP, 6/11/19)
2019        Jun 10, Twelve orphaned children of French jihadists were flown home from camps in Syria, along with two Dutch orphans who were handed over to the Netherlands.
    (AFP, 6/10/19)
2019        Jun 10, Gabon named Lee White, a British former Wildlife Conservation Society officer, as the country's forests minister. The last one was fired over a scandal in which hundreds of containers of illegally logged kevazingo wood went missing.
    (Reuters, 6/11/19)
2019        Jun 10, India's top court ordered the release of journalist Prashant Kanojia (26), arrested for a social media post about a Hindu nationalist state chief minister, in a case that highlighted growing concerns over free speech and media freedom.
    (Reuters, 6/11/19)
2019        Jun 10, In India a bomb killed two people in West Bengal, taking the death toll in post-election violence to 15.
    (Reuters, 6/11/19)
2019        Jun 10, In India Girish Karnad (81), a top playwright, actor and director and a rights activist, died in Bangalore after a prolonged illness.
    (AP, 6/10/19)
2019        Jun 10, Iranian state television reported that Nizar Zakka, a US permanent resident held for years in Iran after his conviction on disputed spying charges, will be released in the coming hours.
    (AP, 6/10/19)
2019        Jun 10, Iranian activist Alireza Shirmohammadali (21) was stabbed to death by two other prisoners. He had been in jail since July and sentenced to eight years in prison over insulting the country's Islamic identity and government.
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2019        Jun 10, The prime minister of Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region, Nechirvan Barzani, was sworn in as its president, filling the most powerful regional office, vacant since 2017 when his uncle quit after a failed independence bid.
    (Reuters, 6/10/19)
2019        Jun 10, Israel's Supreme Court ruled against the Greek Orthodox Church in a long-running legal battle over the sale of three properties in predominantly Palestinian parts of Jerusalem's Old City to a Jewish settler group.
    (AP, 6/13/19)
2019        Jun 10, In Kashmir a court sentenced three Hindu men, including a police officer, to life imprisonment for kidnapping, raping and murdering an 8-year-old Muslim girl in 2018, in a case that has exacerbated tensions in the disputed region.
    (AP, 6/10/19)
2019        Jun 10, Mexico said it will discuss a "safe third country" agreement with the United States -- in which migrants entering Mexican territory must apply for asylum there rather than the US -- if the flow of undocumented immigrants continues.
    (AFP, 6/10/19)
2019        Jun 10, Two rival Moldovan governments held simultaneous cabinet meetings and accused each other of trying to usurp power, deepening a crisis brought on by an inconclusive parliamentary election in February.
    (Reuters, 6/10/19)
2019        Jun 10, In Nepal Peter John Dalglish (62), a former high-profile UN humanitarian worker from Canada, was found guilty by a court of sexually abusing two boys and is due to be sentenced next month. On July 9 he was sentenced to nine years in prison.
    (AFP, 6/11/19)(SFC, 7/10/19, p.A2)
2019        Jun 10, Nicaragua's government released 50 prisoners and said it was "preparing for the release" of others amid a broader move to set free people the opposition considers political prisoners under an agreement meant to ease the country's political standoff.
    (AP, 6/11/19)
2019        Jun 10, Pakistan's anti-graft body arrested former President Asif Ali Zardari, widower of assassinated ex-Premier Benazir Bhutto, in a multi-million dollar money laundering case that has shaken the country.
    (AP, 6/10/19)
2019        Jun 10, The Palestinian foreign minister said that comments by the US ambassador to Israel were intended to help Israel annex parts of the occupied West Bank, underscoring the Palestinians' distrust of the Trump administration.
    (Reuters, 6/10/19)
2019        Jun 10, Palestinian paramedic Mohammed al-Judeili (36) succumbed to wounds inflicted by Israeli fire at a border protest a month before.
    (AP, 6/10/19)
2019        Jun 10, Russian authorities faced unprecedented pushback against the arrest last week of Ivan Golunov, an investigative reporter on drugs charges, with independent as well as pro-Kremlin figures urging his release.
    (AFP, 6/10/19)
2019        Jun 10, Russian authorities said police have uncovered around $3 million worth of stolen diamonds, and over $2.5 million in cash, at the homes of a criminal ring operating inside state-controlled diamond producer Alrosa.
    (Reuters, 6/10/19)
2019        Jun 10, Rwanda said it would re-open its busiest border post with Uganda to cargo trucks for 12 days, more than three months after it was closed amid tensions between the two neighbors triggered by security and economic disagreements.
    (Reuters, 6/10/19)
2019        Jun 10, Lee Hee-ho (b.1921), a South Korean feminist activist who fought for democracy against dictatorships alongside her husband and future President Kim Dae-jung, died.
    (AP, 6/11/19)
2019        Jun 10, In Sudan a nationwide civil disobedience campaign by protesters entered a second day. Sudan deported to South Sudan three members of a rebel movement detained last week in the wake of a deadly raid on a protest sit-in.
    (AFP, 6/10/19)(Reuters, 6/10/19)
2019        Jun 10, The head of the UN atomic watchdog urged world powers to continue dialogue with Iran to keep it in the landmark 2015 deal aimed at preventing the country from building nuclear weapons, and to help defuse mounting tensions in the region.
    (AP, 6/10/19)
2019        Jun 10, The Vatican issued an official document rejecting the idea that people can choose or change their genders and insisting on the sexual complementarity of men and women to make babies.
    (SFC, 6/11/19, p.A4)
2019        Jun 10, Vietnam's government said it is taking more steps to prevent Chinese companies from using illegal "Made in Vietnam" labels to avoid high tariffs that have been imposed by the United States on Chinese goods.
    (AP, 6/10/19)

2020        Jun 10, Pres. Donald Trump said he will not consider changing the name of any of the 10 Army bases that are named after Confederate Army officers.
    (SFC, 6/11/20, p.A4)
2020        Jun 10, Officials at the Federal Reserve said they expected the unemployment rate to end 2020 at 9.3 percent and to remain elevated for years. The Fed pledged to do “whatever we can" to support the recovery.
    (NY Times, 6/11/20)
2020        Jun 10, It was reported that Steve Linick, the US State Department inspector general fired last month by President Donald Trump, told lawmakers the department discouraged him from investigating arms sales to Saudi Arabia before he was dismissed.
2020        Jun 10, The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched a study to evaluate drugs prescribed to treat COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus, among children and adolescents across the United States.
    (Reuters, 6/10/20)
2020        Jun 10, Arizona again told hospitals to activate the coronavirus emergency plans after cases spiked following reopening. The state's stay-at-home order ended on May 15, and its cases have increased 115 percent since then.
    (Reuters, 6/10/20)
2020        Jun 10, A California sheriff's deputy was struck by gunfire at the Paso Robles Police Department headquarters. About four hours later, the body of an adult male was discovered near an Amtrak train station in Paso Robles. He was dead from a single gunshot wound to the head. Police began a manhunt for suspect Mason James Lira (26) of the Monterey area. Lira (26) was killed June 11 after he emerged from a brushy riverbed in Paso Robles where he'd hidden all night. Jose Lira said his son had been diagnosed with schizophrenia, Asperger’s syndrome and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
    (Reuters, 6/11/20)(AP, 6/11/20)
2020          Jun 10, California to date had 139,622 cases of coronavirus and 4,853 deaths. The SF Bay Area had 16,231 cases and 478 deaths. Total cases nationwide reached over 1,999,392 with the death toll at 112,878.
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2020        Jun 10, In southern California a passerby noticed the body of Robert L Fuller (24) hanging from a tree in the city of Palmdale in northern Los Angeles County. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) said Fuller’s death was being treated as an alleged suicide and that a full autopsy would soon be carried out.
    (The Independent, 6/13/20)
2020        Jun 10, In Denver, Colorado, Michael R Close (36) fatally shot Isabella Thallas (21) and critically injured her boyfriend Darian Simon after a verbal exchange over their dog defecating. Close was soon charged with murder and attempted murder.
    (The Independent, 6/17/20)
2020        Jun 10, Thomas Lane, one of the four Minneapolis police officers involved in the death of George Floyd, was been released from jail on $750,000 conditional bail.
    (ABC News, 6/10/20)     
2020        Jun 10, Protesters in Portsmouth, Virginia, covered statues at 127-year-old Confederate monument in the city with sheets and bags, several hours after the city’s council members had a meeting about relocating it. Mayor John Rowe has proposed allocating $100,000 to remove the statue and possibly relocate it to a local cemetery.
    (AP, 6/10/20)
2020        Jun 10, In Richmond, Virginia, protesters late today toppled a statue of Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War, as demonstrators across the country continued to target symbols of white supremacy after the death of George Floyd.
    (NY Times, 6/11/20)
2020        Jun 10, Abbvie Inc said it is partnering with Danish biotech firm Genmab AS to jointly develop and market cancer treatments, as it looks to expand its cancer franchise.
    (AP, 6/10/20)
2020        Jun 10, Johnson & Johnson said it would start human trials of its potential COVID-19 vaccine in the second half of July, two months earlier than planned.
    (Reuters, 6/10/20)
2020        Jun 10, It was reported that scientists have used human embryonic stem cells to create an embryo-like research model to help them study some of the earliest stages of human development. Gastruloids have no potential to develop into fully-formed embryos. Alfonso Martinez-Arias, a professor at Britain's Cambridge University, co-led the project.
    (Reuters, 6/10/20)
2020        Jun 10, In Cambodia four people died and 10 others were hospitalized over the last 24 hours after drinking rice wine that police believe was adulterated with a toxic substance.
    (SFC, 6/11/20, p.A2)
2020        Jun 10, Chinese researchers said a potential COVID-19 vaccine being developed showed promise in trials in monkeys, triggering antibodies and raising no safety issues and that a human trial with more than 1,000 participants is under way.
    (Reuters, 6/10/20)
2020        Jun 10, China's official Xinhua news agency said a Chinese vaccine against African swine fever appears to be safe in clinical trials now underway, a step closer to preventing one of the world's most devastating livestock diseases.
    (Reuters, 6/10/20)
2020        Jun 10, Egyptian police raided the houses of two uncles of Mohamed Soltan, an Egyptian-American activist who recently sued former Egyptian PM Hazem el-Beblawi in US court, accusing him of crimes against humanity.
    (AP, 6/11/20)
2020        Jun 10, Ethiopia’s PM Abiy Ahmed faced an extra year or more in office after lawmakers voted to extend their mandates and hold the national election nine to 12 months after health authorities determine it's safe.
    (AP, 6/10/20)
2020        Jun 10, Germany said that it will from next week relax entry restrictions for seasonal workers introduced to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
    (Reuters, 6/10/20)
2020        Jun 10, Ghana's Incas Diagnostics expects the country's regulator to approve its new COVID-19 antibody test by the end of July, saying its kits could help health authorities ease pandemic restrictions.
    (Reuters, 6/10/20)
2020        Jun 10, Indonesia reported its biggest daily increase in coronavirus cases for a second successive day, with 1,241 new infections, taking its total to 34,316.
    (Reuters, 6/10/20)
2020        Jun 10, Iran announced 2,011 infections confirmed in the past 24 hours raising its overall caseload to 177,938. Fatalities reached 8,506 with 81 new deaths over the same period.
    (AP, 6/10/20)
2020        Jun 10, Japanese biotech AnGes Inc said it expects its coronavirus vaccine to be ready as early as the first half of 2021, if it can overcome supply chain and production hurdles.
    (AP, 6/10/20)
2020        Jun 10, It was reported that an outbreak of African swine fever in Nigeria's largest pig farm co-operative in the south-west of the country has been confirmed and that some 300,000 pigs have been killed.
    (BBC, 6/10/20)
2020        Jun 10, Polish state television faced increasing criticism for its negative coverage of the main opposition candidate in this month's presidential election, with accusations from watchdog groups it was resorting to anti-Semitic and racist tropes.
    (AP, 6/10/20)
2020        Jun 10, South Korea’s government said that it will press charges against two activist groups that have been floating anti-Pyongyang leaflets and bottles filled with rice to North Korea.
    (AP, 6/10/20)
2020        Jun 10, Dozens of Sudanese protesters rallied in Khartoum against a newly formed United Nations mission mandated to support a political transition following last year's ouster of President Omar al-Bashir.
    (AFP, 6/10/20)
2020        Jun 10, Sweden dropped its investigation into the unsolved murder of former Swedish PM Olof Palme, who was shot dead Feb. 28, 1986, ago in Stockholm, saying the decision was made because the main suspect, Stig Engstrom, died in 2000.
    (AP, 6/10/20)
2020        Jun 10, It was reported that authorities in Zimbabwe have started publicly naming people who have escaped from quarantine centers and urging the public to report them to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Zimbabwe has reported 314 cases of COVID-19. The figures have risen from the 56 recorded toward the end of May. Most of the new cases have been reported at the quarantine centers.
    (AP, 6/10/20)
2020        Jun 10, In Zimbabwe three female opposition party members, including an MP, were arrested for allegedly lying about being tortured while in custody. The women were found last month dumped in a marketplace and had to receive treatment in hospital for their injuries.
    (BBC, 6/11/20)

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