July 10 holidays in 2020

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Independence Day
The bahamas Public Holiday
Political Flag Day
Mongolia Observance
National Clerihew Day
- Weird
National Pina Colada Day
- Weird

Historical Events on July 10

  • 1584: Balthasar Gerard assassinate William I of Orange at William’s home in Delft, Holland.
  • 1645: The Battle of Langport begins during the English Civil War.
  • 1778: Louis XVI of France declares war on Great Britain during the American Revolutionary War.
  • 1821: The U.S takes control of Florida – land that it had recently acquired from Spain.
  • 1832: A bill to re-charter the Second Bank of the U.S is vetoed by United States; President Andrew Jackson on this date.
  • 1850: After President Zachary Taylor’s death the previous day, United States’ President Millard Fillmore is sworn in on this date.
  • 1869: A fire all but destroys the city of Gavle in Sweden. Approximate 8,000 of its residents are rendered homeless.
  • 1890: Wyoming becomes the 44thS State.
  • 1925: The Scopes Trial begins on this day in Dayton, Tennessee.
  • 1942: A downed and quite intact Mitsubishi A6M Zero is discovered by a U.S pilot on Akutan Island. The United States Navy will use this plane to learn the attributes of these planes.
  • 1943: Operation Husky begins in Sicily during World War 2.
  • 1978: On ABC, the new program ABC World News Tonight makes its debut.
  • 1978: In a bloodless coup, President Moktar Ould Daddah is ousted as President of Mauritania.
  • 2002: The painting “The Massacre of the Innocents” by Peter Paul Rubens is sold at a Sotherby’s auction. It fetches a price of approximately $76.2 million U.S dollars (£49.5 million).
  • 2005: The Florida Panhandle is hit by Hurricane Dennis. Billions upon billions of dollars of damage is done.
  • 2011: Over 120 people are killed when a Russian cruise ship known as the Bulgaria sinks near Syukeyevo, Tatarstan.

Famous Birthdays on July 10

  • German brewer and co-founder of Anheuser Busch, Adolphus Busch is born in 1839.
  • Serbian-American physicist and engineer, Nikola Tesla is born in 1856.
  • American actor, screenwriter and director, John Gilbert is born in 1899.
  • American journalist David Brinkley is born in 1920.
  • American physicist and Nobel Prize laureate, Owen Chamberlain is born in 1920.
  • Canadian writer and Nobel Prize laureate, Alice Munro is born in 1931.

Christmas Eve

Blue Monday

Chinese New Year

Leap Day

Annunciation

Easter Monday