June 10 in Pop Culture History
|June 10th is…
Ballpoint Pen Day
Black Cow Day
Egg Roll Day
Herbs and Spices Day
Iced Tea Day
1692 – Bridget Bishop was hanged at Gallows Hill near Salem, Massachusetts, for “certaine Detestable Arts called Witchcraft & Sorceries.”
1809 – The first steamboat to navigate the open seas, the Phoenix paddle wheel steamboat took 13 days to sail from New York City to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1829 – The first Boat Race occurred between the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge. Oxford won.
1854 – The first class of the United States Naval Academy students graduated.
1886 (Volcano Eruption) Mount Tarawera
1902 – The US patent (#701,839) for a window envelope was issued to Americus F. Callahan of Chicago, Ill., which he called the outlook envelope.
1916 – An Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire led by Lawrence of Arabia began.
1935 – Alcoholics Anonymous is founded in Akron, Ohio, United States, by Dr. Robert Smith and Bill Wilson.
1940 – (fictional) Thinking he’s having a problem with his machine, George The Time Traveler halts his progress in time travel and is stunned to witness flying machines battling above London in George Pal’s film, The Time Machine (1960 Film).
1943 – Laszlo Biro filed for a British patent (British #564172) on a practical ballpoint pen with quick-drying ink.
1944 – 15-year-old Joe Nuxhall of the Cincinnati Reds became the youngest player ever in a Major League Baseball game.
1947 – Saab produced its first automobile.
1952 – Mylar was registered as a DuPont trademark for a strong polyester film that grew out of the development of Dacron, a product of the early 1950s.
1972 #1 Hit June 10, 1972 – June 30, 1972: Sammy Davis Jr. – Candy Man
1978 #1 Hit June 10, 1978 – June 16, 1978: John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John – You’re the One That I Want
1982 – Torch Song Trilogy (Broadway Play) Opened on June 10, 1982, and closed on May 19, 1985
1983 – Trading Places and Octopussy were released in theaters
1988 – Poltergeist III was released in theaters
1989 #1 Hit June 10, 1989 – June 16, 1989: Bette Midler – Wind Beneath My Wings
1991 – 11-year-old Jaycee Lee Dugard was kidnapped in South Lake Tahoe, California; she was freed in 2009.
1994 – Speed and City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly’s Gold were released in theaters
1994 – Pay television content descriptors which describe the varying degrees of suggestive or explicit content in a series and movies began being broadcast by pay channels such as HBO, Cinemax and Showtime.
2005 – The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D and Mr. & Mrs. Smith debuted in theaters
2007 – HBO’s critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning Mob-family drama The Sopranos ended with a sudden cut to black and silence, leaving many fans to wonder whether Tony Soprano was dead or still alive.
2011 – Super 8 was released in theaters