June 10th is known as Iced Tea Day and Ballpoint Pen Day.
Welcome to day 161 of 365! We’re still 203 days away from celebrating the new year, but we’ve gotta look forward to something right?
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 fun & interesting facts about June 10th in history!
What memorable events happened on June 10 in history? Keep reading to find out!
Swedish authorities finally closed a 34-year-old inquiry into the murder of their prime minister.
On February 28, 1986, Swedish Prime Minister Olaf Palme was walking home from the cinema with his family when he was fatally shot in the back. Over the following 34 years, over 10,000 suspects were interviewed. A new team investigated the case in 2017 and concluded that Stig Engström, a now-deceased suspect, was the killer and decided to close the case for good.
The Opportunity Mars rover sent its last signal to Earth.
The last episode of David Lynch’s original Twin Peaks aired.
Twin Peaks, a mystery serial drama, ran for two seasons before being canned by the American Broadcasting Corporation. As with many other cult classics, it was only in the following years that it started being lauded as one of the greatest TV series of all time. Twin Peaks finally returned in 2017 for a third season.
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Jun 22, 1969 (Age 47)
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Unfortunately, June 10th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…
Christina Grimmie was an American singer born on March 12, 1994. She died on this day in 2016, at age 22 in Orlando, Florida, USA.
Jun 10, 2016 (Age 22)
Below are the most famous quotes people have said or written on June 10th throughout history.
Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.
After all, life hasn’t much to offer except youth and I suppose for older people, the love of youth in others.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Are you looking for something to do today? Well, here’s a few special days that might just give you some ideas.
National Iced Tea Day
The weather is warming up, and that can only mean one thing – it’s high time to start drinking iced tea! If you’ve got an old family recipe you can whip up some delicious iced tea from, that’s perfect, but we won’t judge you if you get some from the store!
National Ballpoint Pen Day
The patent for the ballpoint pen was filed on this day in 1943, and we haven’t looked back since! Whether you use one today to write your signature or collect your thoughts down on paper, take a moment to appreciate this brilliant invention on National Ballpoint Pen Day.
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Fun Fact Of The Day
Apple seeds, cherry apricot, and peach pits contain cyanide, but it takes a large amount of each to make you sick or kill you.
Birthday & Zodiac
For those of you who were born on June 10th, your star sign is Gemini.
Gemini is represented by twins and is the third sign in the zodiac. Anyone who was born between May 21 and June 20 falls into this astrological sign.
Alexandrite is the birthstone given to those who were born during June. Alexandrite was named after Alexander II of Russia, whose birthday was the same day the gemstone was first discovered.
For those of you who were born on June 10th, you were likely conceived the previous year on September 17th.
A baby that is conceived on June 10th, 2023, will likely be born around March 3rd, 2024.