On This Day In History, 10 June


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World Events Today

  • Bridget Bishop, the first casualty of the Salem Witch trials, was hanged today in 1692
  • Alcoholics Anonymous was officially founded today in 1935
  • The London Millennium Footbridge, opened today in 2000 only to be shut down a couple of days later for safety reasons, it took almost 2 years to make it safe enough for re-opening

Entertainment Events Today

  • Italy beat Czechoslovakia 2-1 today in 1934 to win the second FIFA World Cup Final
  • Elvis, As Recorded at Madison Square Garden, was recorded today in 1972, the album was released 10 days later and was one of his biggest sellers
  • The final episode of the original run of the American television series Twin Peaks was aired today in 1991 on the ABC Network

Family Events Today

  • Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, who would become Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, was born today in 1921 in Corfu
  • Frances Ethel Gumm, better known as the American actress Judy Garland, who played Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, was born today in 1922 in Minnesota
  • The gangster John Gotti, who was the boss of the Gambino crime family in New York City, died today in 2002 aged 61

Main Event Today

  • The first Boat Race on the River Thames, a challenge laid down to the University of Oxford by the University of Cambridge, was held today in 1829, it was won by Oxford

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Iced Tea Day

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