June 10: Day of the Week
June 10, 2020 was the 162nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 204 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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Here’s the June calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Gemini is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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June 10 Historical Event(s)
- 1190Third Crusade: Frederick I Barbarossa drowns in the river Saleph while leading an army to Jerusalem.
- 1539Council of Trent: Paul III sends out letters to his bishops, delaying the Council due to war and the difficulty bishops had traveling to Venice.
- 1864American Civil War: Battle of Brice’s Crossroads. Confederate troops under Nathan Bedford Forrest defeat a much larger Union force led by General Samuel D. Sturgis in Mississippi.
- 1925Inaugural service for the United Church of Canada, a union of Presbyterian, Methodist, and Congregationalist churches, held in the Toronto Arena.
- 1940World War II: Norway surrenders to German forces.
- 1940World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt denounces Italy’s actions with his “Stab in the Back” speech at the graduation ceremonies of the University of Virginia.
- 1944World War II: 642 men, women and children are killed in the Oradour-sur-Glane Massacre in France.
- 1980The African National Congress in South Africa publishes a call to fight from their imprisoned leader Nelson Mandela.
- 1999Kosovo War: NATO suspends its air strikes after Slobodan Milošević agrees to withdraw Serbian forces from Kosovo.
- 2003The Spirit Rover is launched, beginning NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover mission.
Who were born on June 10?
- 1825Sondre Norheim, Norwegian skier (d. 1897)
- 1863Louis Couperus, Dutch novelist (d. 1923)
- 1912Jean Lesage, Premier of Quebec (d. 1980)
- 1918Barry Morse, British-born Canadian actor (d. 2008)
- 1929Harald Juhnke, German actor and comedian (d. 2005)
- 1964Ben Daniels, British actor
- 1977Dan-e-o, Canadian rapper
- 1981Hoku, American singer and actress
- 1981Jonathan Bennett, American actor
- 1982Leelee Sobieski, American actress
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