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On This Day: June 10th

This is 161st day of the year and 204 days remain in the year.

in history
1801
The Tripolitan War, between the United States and the Barbary States, began.
1865
Wagner's opera, Tristan and Isolde, premiered in Munich.
1935
Alcoholics Anonymous was founded by "Bill W."
1942
The entire male population of the Czech village of Lidice was massacred in retaliation for the death of Nazi official Reinhard Heydrich.
1946
Italy replaced its monarchy with a republic.
1967
The Six-Day War between Israel and Syria, Egypt, and Jordan ended.
1978
Affirmed won the Belmont Stakes and the Triple Crown.
2003
Ontario, Canada issued the first full same-sex marriage licenses in North America.
June 10 BirthdaysMaurice Sendak1928–, American writer and illustrator of children's books; born in New York City.
Saul Bellownovelist
Gustave Courbetpainter
Tara Lipinskifigure skater
Hattie McDanielsinger and actress
Robert Maxwellbusiness executive
Judy Garlandactress



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