A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on July 10th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On July 10th, 1040, Lady Godiva is supposed to have ridden naked on horseback to force her husband, the Earl of Mercia, to lower taxes.
On July 10, 1040, Lady Godiva is supposed to have ridden naked on horseback to force her husband, the Earl of Mercia, to lower taxes. (NOTE: The link in the date for this entry leads to a different article than the other mention to this same event above.)
On July 10, 1913, the verified recorded high temperature in Death Valley, California, reached a stunning and sweltering 134.4°F, the highest recorded temperature in the world accepted by scientists.
On July 10, 1942, an American pilot spotted an intact Japanese Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter downed on Akutan island.
On July 10, 1942, a US pilot spotted a downed Japanese A6M Zero fighter plane on Akutan Island, Alaska.
On July 10, 1985, the Rainbow Warrior, a ship owned and operated by Greenpeace, an environmental activist organization, was sunk by bombs placed by French government operatives while in Auckland, New Zealand harbor, resulting in a single death.
On July 10, 1997, British scientists in London conducted DNA tests on a Neanderthal skeleton which showed the likelihood of a common ancestor for all men having originated in Africa, perhaps 200,000 years ago.
On July 10, 1997, British scientists in London, England, reported that the DNA analysis of a Neanderthal skeleton gave credibility to the “Out of Africa” theory of human origins, including the likelihood of an “Eve” ancestress to all modern humans dated back to 100,000 to 200,000 years ago.
On Monday, July 10, 2017, horror fans had their chance to be among the first in Cleveland to see Wish Upon before it opened in theaters at 7:30pm at Cinemark Valley View.
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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