Today in History, English
Today in History, English

78271July 10Event1212 – The most severe of several early fires of London burns most of the city to the ground.
78272July 10Event1460 – Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, defeats the king's Lancastrian forces and takes King Henry VI prisoner in the Battle of Northampton.
78273July 10Event1499 – The Portuguese explorer Nicolau Coelho returns to Lisbon, after discovering the sea route to India as a companion of Vasco da Gama.
78274July 10Event1519 – Zhu Chenhao declares the Ming dynasty's Zhengde Emperor a usurper, beginning the Prince of Ning rebellion, and leads his army north in an attempt to capture Nanjing.
78275July 10Event1553 – Lady Jane Grey takes the throne of England.
78276July 10Event1584 – William I of Orange is assassinated in his home in Delft, Holland, by Balthasar Gérard.
78277July 10Event1645 – English Civil War: The Battle of Langport takes place.
78278July 10Event1778 – American Revolution: Louis XVI of France declares war on the Kingdom of Great Britain.
78279July 10Event1789 – Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Mackenzie River delta.
78280July 10Event1806 – The Vellore Mutiny is the first instance of a mutiny by Indian sepoys against the British East India Company.
78281July 10Event1821 – The United States takes possession of its newly bought territory of Florida from Spain.
78282July 10Event1832 – U.S. President Andrew Jackson vetoes a bill that would re-charter the Second Bank of the United States.
78283July 10Event1850 – U.S. President Millard Fillmore is sworn in, a day after becoming President upon Zachary Taylor's death.
78284July 10Event1869 – Gävle, Sweden, is largely destroyed in a fire 80% of its 10,000 residents are left homeless.
78285July 10Event1877 – The then-villa of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, formally receives its city charter from the Royal Crown of Spain.
78286July 10Event1882 – War of the Pacific: Chile suffers its last military defeat in the Battle of La Concepción when a garrison of 77 men is annihilated by a 1,300-strong Peruvian force, many of them armed with spears.
78287July 10Event1890 – Wyoming is admitted as the 44th U.S. state.
78288July 10Event1913 – The temperature in Death Valley, California, hits 134 °F (57 °C), the highest recorded in the United States.
78289July 10Event1921 – Belfast's Bloody Sunday: Sixteen people are killed and 161 houses destroyed during rioting and gun battles in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
78290July 10Event1925 – Meher Baba begins his silence of 44 years. His followers observe Silence Day on this date in commemoration.
78291July 10Event1925 – Scopes Trial: In Dayton, Tennessee, the so-called "Monkey Trial" begins with John T. Scopes, a young high school science teacher accused of teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act.
78292July 10Event1938 – Howard Hughes sets a new record by completing a 91-hour airplane flight around the world.
78293July 10Event1940 – World War II: The Vichy government is established in France.
78294July 10Event1940 – World War II: Battle of Britain: The German Luftwaffe begins attacking British convoys in the English Channel thus starting the battle (this start date is contested, though).
78295July 10Event1941 – Jedwabne pogrom: The massacre of Jewish people living in and near the village of Jedwabne in Poland.
78296July 10Event1942 – Diplomatic relations between the Netherlands and the Soviet Union are established.
78297July 10Event1942 – World War II: An American pilot spots a downed, intact Mitsubishi A6M Zero on Akutan Island (the "Akutan Zero") that the US Navy uses to learn the aircraft's flight characteristics.
78298July 10Event1946 – Hungarian hyperinflation sets a record with inflation of 348.46 percent per day, or prices doubling every eleven hours.
78299July 10Event1947 – Muhammad Ali Jinnah is recommended as the first Governor-General of Pakistan by the British Prime Minister, Clement Attlee.
78300July 10Event1951 – Korean War: Armistice negotiations begin at Kaesong.

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