36 fun facts for June, 10

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
On June 10th, people celebrabrate National Iced Tea Day, National Ballpoint Pen Day, and the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous. Additionally, historical events such as Benjamin Franklin flying a kite in a thunderstorm, the invention of the Nipkow Disk by Paul Nipkow, and the first Hawaiian pineapple plantation took place on this day. Famous individuals like Diego Rivera and Lin-Manuel Miranda also share a June 10th birthday.
36 Fun facts
  1. National Iced Tea Day in the United States celebrates the refreshing summer beverage by encouraging people to enjoy a chilled glass of iced tea on June 10th.
  2. National Ballpoint Pen Day is observed on June 10th, celebrating the invention of these writing instruments that revolutionized the way people write and communicate.
  3. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) was founded on June 10, 1935, by Bill Wilson and Dr. Robert Smith, who recognized the potential of a support group in helping individuals overcome alcoholism.
  4. In 1692, the first execution resulting from the Salem witch trials took place as Bridget Bishop was hanged on June 10.
  5. On June 10, 1752, Benjamin Franklin famously flew a kite during a thunderstorm, leading to his discovery that lightning was a form of electricity.
  6. The United States Naval Academy, also known as Annapolis, was founded on June 10, 1845, in Annapolis, Maryland, by Secretary of the Navy George Bancroft.
  7. The first Hawaiian pineapple plantation was established on June 10, 1901, in Wahiawa by John Kidwell, which would later become a significant development in Hawaii's economy.
  8. On June 10, 1925, The United Church of Canada was founded through the merging of the Methodist Church of Canada, Congregational Union of Ontario and Quebec, and two-thirds of the Presbyterian Church in Canada.
  9. In 1933, Bugs Bunny's precursor character, Happy Rabbit, first appeared in the animated short film "Bosko's Picture Show" on June 10th.
  10. On June 10, 1944, the Gestapo massacred 642 people in the French village of Oradour-sur-Glane.
  11. June 10, 1957, marked the first-ever drive-in banking service facility in the United States, which opened at the First National Bank of Chicago.
  12. American computer programmer and inventor Paul Nipkow was born on June 10, 1860. He patented the electric telescope, which he called the "Nipkow Disk," to help lay the groundwork for television.
  13. In 1963, the US Equal Pay Act was signed on June 10 by President John F. Kennedy, which sought to eliminate wage differences based on gender.
  14. On June 10, 1967, glamour model and actress Anna Nicole Smith was born in Houston, Texas.
  15. The six-day war ended on June 10, 1967, after Israel claimed decisive victories over Arab forces in the region, significantly increasing their territory.
  16. On June 10, 1974, the first World Environment Day was celebrated, raising awareness about environmental issues around the globe.
  17. In 1977, "The Wiz," a Broadway adaptation of "The Wizard of Oz," premiered in New York City on June 10.
  18. On June 10, 1984, the US men's basketball team claimed the gold medal at the Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles.
  19. World Meat Free Day is celebrated on June 10th, encouraging people to try plant-based diets and reduce their meat consumption to benefit the environment, animals, and their health.
  20. On June 10, 1991, the Nelson Mandela Foundation was established, aimed at maintaining his legacy by promoting social justice and freedom in South Africa.
  21. The movie "Jurassic Park," directed by Steven Spielberg, premiered in the United States on June 10, 1993, becoming an instant blockbuster and sparking a resurgence in interest in dinosaurs.
  22. In 1998, the Republic of Ireland defeated Italy 1-0 during a FIFA World Cup match in France on June 10th.
  23. The first-ever Bitcoin transaction was made on June 10, 2009, between the cryptocurrency's creator, "Satoshi Nakamoto," and a software developer named Hal Finney.
  24. On June 10, 2010, Broadcom Corp. announced that it would acquire Percello, an Israeli-based semiconductor company.
  25. In 2015, McDonald's announced it would no longer use eggs provided by battery-caged hens in its US restaurants, beginning June 10th.
  26. Harambe, the Cincinnati Zoo's 17-year-old gorilla, was fatally shot on June 10, 2016, which sparked international outrage and debate on animal rights and captivity.
  27. Ray Bradbury, a famous American author known for his contributions to science fiction, died on June 10, 2012.
  28. On June 10, 2017, the world’s first vending machine was unveiled in Singapore, dispensing ready-to-eat meals like vegetable curry, sandwiches, and salads.
  29. June 10, 2018, marked World Gin Day, an annual event that celebrates and honors the popular distilled alcoholic beverage.
  30. In 2019, Universal Studios Hollywood announced on June 10 that it would be launching a "Jurassic World: The Ride" attraction the following year.
  31. On June 10, 2020, Humpback whales were spotted in Canadian waters for the first time, signaling that these enormous creatures are slowly repopulating the area.
  32. Famed Mexican artist Diego Rivera was born on June 10, 1886, known for his exceptional mural painting and contribution to the Mexican mural movement.
  33. Puerto Rican actor and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda was born on June 10, 1980, known for his work on Broadway productions like "Hamilton" and "In the Heights."
  34. In 2000, the first official World Art Festival was held in Zagreb, Croatia, on June 10.
  35. "The Bob Newhart Show," a popular American sitcom of the 1970s, celebrated its television debut on June 10, 1972.
  36. On June 10, 1944, Dutch-American artist Willem de Kooning completed his well-known and accomplished painting "Yard."