What Happened on July 10


Historical Events

1212 – The most severe of several early fires of London burns in Southwark, south of London Bridge
1584 – Spanish army leader Richebourg conquers Liefkenshoek, Belgium
1989 – Paula Ivan runs female world record 1 mile (4:15.61)
1993 – Yobes Ondieki runs world record 10km (26:58.38)
1997 – Louise Woodward’s trial begins in Massachusetts Nanny murder trial
2016 – Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: Scotsman Andy Murray beats Canadian Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6, 7-6 for his 2nd Wimbledon and 3rd Grand Slam title

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Famous Birthdays

1895 – Carl Orff, German composer (Carmina Burana; Der Mond; Mozart Prize – 1969), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1982)
1902 – Kurt Alder, German chemist (Nobel 1950), born in Königshütte, Upper Silesia (d. 1958)
1940 – Tom Farmer, Scottish entrepreneur, born in Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland
1945 – Jean-Marie Poiré, French film director, born in Paris
1945 – John Motson, British football broadcaster (10 x FIFA World Cups; 10 x UEFA European C’ships; 29 x FA Cup finals; BBC, Talksport), born in Salford, England (d. 2023)
1965 – Ken Mellons, American singer

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Famous Deaths

518 – Anastasius I Dikoros [Dyrrhachium/Durazzo], Byzantine emperor (491-518), dies at 87
649 – Li Shimin, Emperor Taizong of Tang, Emperor of China (626-49), dies at 51
1086 – Knut IV, the Saint, king of Denmark (1080-86), murdered
1920 – Jackie Fisher, British admiral (b. 1841)
1995 – Hugh Dundas, fighter pilot/businessman, dies at 74
2011 – Pierrette Alarie, Canadian operatic soprano, dies at 89

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