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Notable Historical Events for June 10th

1863Battle of Brice's Crossroads, Miss; Nathan Bedford Forrest w/3500 defeats 8000 Feds

1768British customs officials seize John Hancock's ship, "The Liberty", on the suspicion that Hancock had illegally unloaded cargo without paying duties a month earlier

1974Mike Schmidt hits a ball off public address speaker on Astrodome roof

1972Hank Aaron's grandslammer (14) ties him for NL lead with Gil Hodges & moves him ahead of Willie Mays as #2 HR hitter (649)

1933Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Park flip their car into a ravine, and Parker suffers serious third degree burns from the accident which would affect her for the rest of her life

1981Pete Rose ties Stan Musial's NL record of 3,630 hits

1834HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin sails Pacific Ocean

197319th LPGA Championship won by Mary Mills

1966Janis Joplin's 1st live concert (Avalon Ballroom in SF)

1990Patty Sheehan wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship

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Notable Birthdays on June 10th

1983Leelee Sobieski, New York City, American actress (Deep Impact, Joan of Arc, Uprising)

1965Elizabeth Hurley, Basingstroke England, actress (Christabel)

1922Judy Garland, [Frances Gumm], Minnesota, actress/singer (Wizard of Oz)

1915Saul Bellow, Lachine Quebec, Canadian-born American author (Mr Sammler's Planet, Nobel 1976)

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Notable Weddings on June 10th

1962NFL running back Gale Sayers (19) weds his high school sweetheart Linda McNeil

1989Detroit Red Wings NHL player Steve Yzerman (24) weds Lisa Brennan

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Notable Deaths on June 10th

1190Frederick I Barbarossa, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1122)

1937Robert Borden, eighth Prime Minister of Canada, dies at 82

2004Ray Charles, Grammy winning crooner who blended gospel and blues, dies aged 73

323 BCAlexander the Great, Macedonian king, dies from either fever or excessive wine at 32, (or the 11th June)

1099El Cid [Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar], Spanish general strategist, dies at 59

2002John Gotti, American gangster (b. 1940)

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