2021 June

June 10: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on June 10

June 10th is known as Iced Tea Day and Ballpoint Pen Day.

Welcome to day 161 of 365! We’re still 204 days away from celebrating the new year, but we’ve gotta look forward to something right?

For those of you who were born on June 10th, your star sign is Gemini.

This day in history has a twisted tale to tell, one of witches, robberies and politics. Unravel the mystery by reading these top historical events that fell on June 10th.

Did you know that on this day in 1935, Alcoholics Anonymous was founded? It was the day that Dr. Robert Smith, one of the co-founders, had his final alcoholic drink.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about June 10th in history!

What Happened On June 10 In History?


In London, the Millenium Bridge was closed on this day for safety checks following large crowds, which caused the bridge to start swaying.

Source BBC

NASA’s Explorer 49 was launched into Earth’s orbit to research long range radio waves within the Milky Way.

OTD in 1973: NASA's Explorer 49 was launched into Earth's orbit to research long range radio waves within the Milky Way.

The US signed the Equal Pay Act to reduce the difference in pay between sexes.


Swedish company Saab, previously known for making aircrafts produced their very first automobile.

OTD in 1947: Swedish company Saab
A team of 16 engineers with no experience in automobiles spent years producing the car and covered 33,000 miles in test drives.

President Franklin Roosevelt became first president to travel abroad during war.

The journey was from the US to Casablanca, North Africa to meet with Sir Winston Churchill to discuss the war.

Italy declared war on France and Britain.

Benito Mussolini was the Italian leader at the time and he wanted to end the Anglo-French presence within the Mediterranean.

Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in Akron, Ohio.

William G. Wilson and Dr. Robert Smith were both alcoholics who were seeking help with sobriety. Smith's last drink was on June 10, 1935 and this is the day AA members acknowledge as the founding date of the group.

Robber John Dillinger stole $10,000 in his first robbery at a bank in New Carlisle, Ohio.


Bonnie and Clyde plunged into a ravine in their car and died.

Bonnie and Clyde were wanted by the police for a string of killings and robberies.

The Great Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire led by Lawrence of Arabia was initiated in Mecca.


Innocent Bridget Bishop was the first person to be trialed and hung for witchcraft in Massachusetts, US.

Did you know that on this day, June 10th 1935, Alcoholics Anonymous was founded?