Today in History, English
Today in History, English

78301July 10Event1962 – Telstar, the world's first communications satellite, is launched into orbit.
78302July 10Event1966 – The Chicago Freedom Movement, led by Martin Luther King, Jr., holds a rally at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. As many as 60,000 people come to hear Dr. King as well as Mahalia Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and Peter Paul and Mary.
78303July 10Event1967 – Uruguay becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
78304July 10Event1967 – New Zealand adopts decimal currency.
78305July 10Event1973 – The Bahamas gain full independence within the Commonwealth of Nations.
78306July 10Event1973 – National Assembly of Pakistan passes a resolution on the recognition of Bangladesh.
78307July 10Event1973 – John Paul Getty III, a grandson of the oil magnate J. Paul Getty, is kidnapped in Rome, Italy.
78308July 10Event1976 – The Seveso disaster occurs in Italy.
78309July 10Event1976 – One American and three British mercenaries are executed in Angola following the Luanda Trial.
78310July 10Event1978 – ABC World News Tonight premieres on ABC.
78311July 10Event1978 – President Moktar Ould Daddah of Mauritania is ousted in a bloodless coup d'état.
78312July 10Event1980 – Alexandra Palace burns down for a second time.
78313July 10Event1985 – The Greenpeace vessel Rainbow Warrior is bombed and sunk in Auckland harbour by French DGSE agents, killing Fernando Pereira.
78314July 10Event1991 – The South African cricket team is readmitted into the International Cricket Council following the end of Apartheid.
78315July 10Event1991 – Boris Yeltsin takes office as the first elected President of Russia.
78316July 10Event1992 – In Miami, the former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega is sentenced to 40 years in prison for drug and racketeering violations.
78317July 10Event1997 – In London scientists report the findings of the DNA analysis of a Neanderthal skeleton which supports the "out of Africa theory" of human evolution placing an "African Eve" at 100,000 to 200,000 years ago.
78318July 10Event1997 – Miguel Ángel Blanco, a member of Partido Popular (Spain), is kidnapped in the Basque city of Ermua by ETA members, sparking widespread protests.
78319July 10Event1998 – Catholic Church sexual abuse cases: The Diocese of Dallas agrees to pay $23.4 million to nine former altar boys who claimed they were sexually abused by Rudolph Kos, a former priest.
78320July 10Event2000 – EADS, the world's second-largest aerospace group is formed by the merger of Aérospatiale-Matra, DASA, and CASA.
78321July 10Event2002 – At a Sotheby's auction, Peter Paul Rubens' painting The Massacre of the Innocents is sold for £49.5million (US$76.2 million) to Lord Thomson.
78322July 10Event2005 – Hurricane Dennis slams into the Florida Panhandle, causing billions of dollars in damage.
78323July 10Event2007 – Erden Eruç begins the first solo human-powered circumnavigation of the world.
78324July 10Event2008 – Former Macedonian Interior Minister Ljube Boškoski is acquitted of all charges by a United Nations Tribunal accusing him of war crimes.
78325July 10Event2011 – Russian cruise ship Bulgaria sunk in Volga near Syukeyevo, Tatarstan, leading to 122 deaths.
78326July 10Event2015 – The opening ceremony for the 2015 Pan American Games takes place in Toronto.
78327July 10Birth1419 – Emperor Go-Hanazono of Japan (d. 1471)
78328July 10Birth1451 – James III of Scotland (d. 1488)
78329July 10Birth1509 – John Calvin, French pastor and theologian (d. 1564)
78330July 10Birth1517 – Odet de Coligny, French cardinal (d. 1571)

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