Today in History - June 10

1190 - Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa drowns while crossing the Saleph River leading an army to Jerusalem

1538 - Catholic German monarchy signs League of Neuremberg

1610 - Thomas West, Baron de La Mar, is appointed governor of Virginia

1619 - 30 Years War - Battle of Zablati

1627 - Dutch privateer Piet Heyn attacks Portuguese ships in the Bay of All Saints, Brazil

1652 - In Boston, John Hull opens the 1st mint in America

1720 - Mrs Clements of England markets first paste-style mustard

1760 - NY passes 1st effective law regulating practice of medicine

1793 - 1st public zoo opens in Paris

1801 - Tripoli declares war on US for refusing tribute

1809 - 1st US steamboat to a make an ocean voyage leaves NY for Phila

1829 - The first Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race takes place

1846 - Robert Thomson obtains an English patent on a rubber tyre

1847 - Chicago Tribune begins publishing

1854 - George F B Reiman proposes that space is curved

1869 - 'Agnes' arrives in New Orleans with 1st ever shipment of frozen beef

1902 - Patent for window envelope granted to H F Callahan

1908 - 1st flying club. Aeronautical Society of NY, opens

1934 - USSR & Romania re-establish diplomatic relations

1939 - MGM cartoon character Barney Bear debuts



1940 - Canada declares war on Italy

1943 - Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes 1st US president to visit a foreign country during wartime

1946 - Italian Republic established

1947 - Saab produces its first automobile

1955 - 1st separation of virus into component parts reported

1967 - Israel, Syria, Jordan, Iraq & Egypt end '6-Day War' with UN help

1973 - NASA launches Radio Astronomy Explorer 49 into lunar orbit

1977 - Apple Computer ships its first Apple II computers

1996 - Intel releases 200 mhz pentium chip


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