July 10th celebrates Piña Colada Day and Don’t Step On A Bee Day.
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If today is the day that you celebrate your birthday, or if you simply want to know more about August 15, then we welcome you to check out the facts about this day, as well as a timeline of historical events that all happened on this day throughout history.
Did you know that on this day in 1962, Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested? The arrest was for a desegregation demonstration he’d been involved in half a year earlier.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about July 10th in history!
What memorable events happened on July 10 in history? Keep reading to find out!
The British newspaper, News of the World, published its last-ever edition following a phone-hacking scandal.
After 168 years in print, the newspaper came to an end after the owner Rupert Murdoch received a high amount of criticism after his staff was accused of phone hacking and police bribing to obtain the newspapers’ stories.
Erden Eruç began the world’s first successful solo human-powered circumnavigation of the world.
A chemical factory in Seveso, near Milan, Italy, exploded, covering surrounding areas in dioxin.
The chemical factory produced cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, and when a chemical reactor exploded, a cloud of dioxin spread across neighboring towns, causing terrible health implications for residents. If exposed to high levels of dioxin, you can increase your risk of developing cancer, you can experience developmental problems, and it can affect your immune system.
NASA launched Telstar 1, the world’s first active communications satellite.
Telstar 1 was developed and operated jointly by NASA and AT&T. While it wasn’t the first communications satellite ever launched, it was the first to amplify signals in space before sending them back to earth. This made it the first satellite to transmit TV signals between Europe and the United States. After seven months in orbit, it was rendered useless by high-altitude nuclear tests.
The Scopes Monkey Trial took place in Dayton, Tennessee.
The trial occurred due to the fact that science teacher John T. Scopes taught evolution in his classroom. At the time, this violated the Butler Act, a law that prohibited public school teachers from denying the Biblical account of mankind’s origin.
Lady Jane Grey began her 9-day reign as the Queen of England, France, and Ireland.
After Edward VI died, his will stated that Lady Jane Grey should become queen. However, King Henry VIII’s daughter Mary had countless supporters, despite her claim to the throne being labeled as illegitimate. The Privy Council of England changed sides and announced that Mary was the rightful heir to the throne. Mary was proclaimed queen on July 19, 1553.
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Below you’ll find the most popular quotes people have said on July 10th throughout history.
This is the most challenging activity that humans get into, which is love. You know, where we have the sense that we can’t live without love. That life has very little meaning without love.
For myself, I declare I don’t know anything about it. But the sight of the stars always makes me dream.
Are you looking for something to do today? Then why not find time today to celebrate the following special holidays.
National Piña Colada Day
Cocktails are an excellent way to cool down on a hot summer’s day while also getting merry on the alcohol content. Today is Piña Colada Day, so why not celebrate by sipping a glass of this yummy pineapple and rum-based drink?
Don’t Step On A Bee Day
While you definitely shouldn’t go stepping on bees today, Don’t Step On A Bee Day is actually a reminder of how critical bees are to our lives and that they need our protection! A great way to get involved today is to campaign against the overuse of pesticides, so get protesting!
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Fun Fact Of The Day
The most difficult Chinese character requires 62 total strokes to write. The word itself, “biang,” holds no meaning.
Birthday & Zodiac
Those of you who were born on this day share the Cancer star sign.
Cancer is the fourth zodiac sign, and the crab is its symbol. Like their astronomical spirit animal, Cancers are shielded by hard, external shells.
For all of you born in July, your allocated birthstone is Ruby. Folklore says that rubies should be worn on the left hand to promote good luck, and if you dream about the gemstone, this also gives you good luck.
Those of you who were born on July 10th, you were likely conceived the previous year on October 17th.
A baby that is conceived on July 10, 2023, will likely be due around April 2, 2024.