Today in History Today is Monday, June 10, the 162nd day of 2024. There are 204 days left within the…

Today in History

Today is Monday, June 10, the 162nd day of 2024. There are 204 days left within the 12 months.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On June 10, 1967, six days of warfare within the Mideast involving Israel, Syria, Egypt, Jordan and Iraq ended as Israel and Syria accepted a United Nations-mediated cease-fire.

On this date:

In 1692, the primary execution ensuing from the Salem witch trials in Massachusetts befell as Bridget Bishop was hanged.

In 1907, eleven males in 5 automobiles set out from the French embassy in Beijing on a race to Paris. (Prince Scipione Borghese of Italy was the primary to reach within the French capital two months later.)

In 1935, Alcoholics Anonymous was based in Akron, Ohio, by Dr. Robert Holbrook Smith and William Griffith Wilson.

In 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed into legislation the Equal Pay Act of 1963, geared toward eliminating wage disparities primarily based on gender.

In 1971, President Richard M. Nixon lifted a two-decades-old commerce embargo on China.

In 1977, James Earl Ray, the convicted murderer of civil rights chief Martin Luther King Jr., escaped from Brushy Mountain State Prison in Tennessee with six others; he was recaptured June 13.

In 1978, Affirmed, ridden by Steve Cauthen, received the one hundred and tenth Belmont Stakes to assert horse racing’s eleventh Triple Crown.

In 1991, 11-year-old Jaycee Dugard of South Lake Tahoe, California, was kidnapped by Phillip and Nancy Garrido; Jaycee was held by the couple for 18 years earlier than she was discovered by authorities.

In 2009, James von Brunn, an 88-year-old white supremacist, opened hearth within the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., killing safety guard Stephen T. Johns. (Von Brunn died at a North Carolina hospital in January 2010 whereas awaiting trial.)

In 2013, a trial started in Sanford, Florida, within the trial of neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, charged with second-degree homicide within the deadly taking pictures of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. (Zimmerman was acquitted.)

In 2016, Muhammad Ali was laid to relaxation in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, after an all-day send-off. “Mr. Hockey” Gordie Howe, who set scoring information that stood for many years, died in Sylvania, Ohio, at 88.

In 2020, protesters pulled down a century-old statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis in Richmond, Virginia, the previous capital of the Confederacy.

In 2022, Britney Spears married her longtime accomplice Sam Asghari at a Southern California ceremony that got here months after the pop celebrity received her freedom from a court docket conservatorship. (Asghari would file for divorce 14 months later.)

In 2023, Ted Kaczynski, the Harvard-educated mathematician often known as the “Unabomber” who retreated to a dingy shack within the Montana wilderness and ran a 17-year bombing marketing campaign that killed three folks and injured 23 others, died at a federal jail medical middle.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Alexandra Stewart is 85. Singer Shirley Alston Reeves (The Shirelles) is 83. Actor Jurgen Prochnow is 83. Media commentator Jeff Greenfield is 81. Actor Frankie Faison is 75. Football Hall of Famer Dan Fouts is 73. Country singer-songwriter Thom Schuyler is 72. Former Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., is 71. Actor Andrew Stevens is 69. Singer Barrington Henderson is 68. Rock musician Kim Deal is 63. Singer Maxi Priest is 63. Actor Gina Gershon is 62. Actor Jeanne Tripplehorn is 61. Rock musician Jimmy Chamberlin is 60. Actor Ben Daniels is 60. Actor Kate Flannery is 60. Model-actor Elizabeth Hurley is 59. Rock musician Joey Santiago is 59. Actor Doug McKeon is 58. Rock musician Emma Anderson is 57. Country musician Brian Hofeldt (The Derailers) is 57. Rapper The D.O.C. is 56. Rock singer Mike Doughty is 54. R&B singer Faith Evans is 51. Actor Hugh Dancy is 49. R&B singer Lemisha Grinstead (702) is 46. Actor DJ Qualls is 46. Actor Shane West is 46. Country singer Lee Brice is 45. Singer Hoku is 43. Actor Leelee Sobieski is 42. Olympic gold medal determine skater Tara Lipinski is 42. Americana musician Bridget Kearney (Lake Street Dive) is 39. Actor Titus Makin is 35. Actor Tristin Mays is 34. Sasha Obama is 23. Actor Eden McCoy is 21.

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