Saturday, June 10, 2017
History for June 10 - On-This-Day.com
Andre-Marie Ampere 1836 - Developed technology for measuring electricity, Saul Bellow 1915, Judy Garland 1922
Nat Hentoff 1925 - Columnist, F. Lee Bailey 1933 - Attorney, Eliot Spitzer 1959 - Governor of New York
1801 - The North African State of Tripoli declared war on the U.S. The dispute was over merchant vessels being able to travel safely through the Mediterranean.
1903 - Binney & Smith Company began developing a product line of wax crayons. The product was named Crayola.
1909 - The SOS distress signal was used for the first time. The Cunard liner SS Slavonia used the signal when it wrecked off the Azores.
1916 - Mecca, under control of the Turks, fell to the Arabs during the Great Arab Revolt.
1920 - The Republican convention in Chicago endorsed woman suffrage.
1935 - Alcoholic Anonymous was founded by William G. Wilson and Dr. Robert Smith.
1943 - Laszlo Biro patented his ballpoint pen. Biro was a Hungarian journalist.
1948 - Chuck Yeager exceeded the speed of sound in the Bell XS-1.