10 June 2012

Timeline June 10 & 11

June 10
1692  Salem witch trials: Bridget Bishop is hanged at Gallows Hill near Salem, Massachusetts, for "certaine Detestable Arts called Witchcraft & Sorceries".
1801  Tripoli declared war on the US in a dispute over the safe passage of merchant vessels through the Mediterranean.
1921  Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, consort of Queen Elizabeth II, was born.
1925  Inaugural service for the United Church of Canada, a union of Presbyterian, Methodist, and Congregationalist churches, was held in the Toronto Arena.
1977  Apple ships its first Apple II personal computer.

June 11
1776  John Constable, English landscape painter, was born.
1864  Richard Strauss, German Romantic composer, was born.
1979  John Wayne, actor, died age 72.
1910  Jacques-Yves Cousteau, French naval officer and oceanographer was born.
1935  Inventor Edwin Armstrong gives the first public demonstration of FM broadcasting in the United States at Alpine, New Jersey.

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