This day in history
Today is Monday, June 10, the 161st day of 2019. There are 204 days left in the year.
Birthdays: Britain’s Prince Philip is 98. Attorney F. Lee Bailey is 86. Former New York governor Eliot Spitzer is 60. Rapper The D.O.C. is 51. Former Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal is 48. Country singer Lee Brice is 40. Actress Leelee Sobieski is 37. Olympic gold medal figure skater Tara Lipinski is 37. Musician Bridget Kearney (Lake Street Drive) is 34. Sasha Obama is 18.
In 1610, Englishman Lord De La Warr arrived at the Jamestown settlement to take charge of the Virginia Colony.
In 1692, the first execution resulting from the Salem witch trials took place as Bridget Bishop was hanged.
In 1935, Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in Akron, Ohio, by Dr. Robert Holbrook Smith and William Griffith Wilson.
In 1944, German forces massacred 642 residents of the French village of Oradour-sur-Glane.
In 1967, six days of war in the Mideast involving Israel, Syria, Egypt, Jordan and Iraq ended as Israel and Syria accepted a United Nations-mediated cease-fire.
In 1971, President Richard M. Nixon lifted a two-decades-old trade embargo on China.
In 1977, James Earl Ray, the convicted assassin of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., escaped from Brushy Mountain State Prison in Tennessee with six others; he was recaptured June 13.
In 1978, Affirmed, ridden by Steve Cauthen, won the 110th Belmont Stakes to claim horse racing’s 11th Triple Crown. (Alydar was second while Darby Creek Road came in third in a five-horse field.)
In 2001, the Supreme Court, without comment, turned down a request to allow the videotaping of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh’s execution, scheduled for the following day.
In 2009, James von Brunn, an 88-year-old white supremacist, opened fire in the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., killing security guard Stephen T. Johns. (Von Brunn died at a North Carolina hospital in January 2010 while awaiting trial.)
In 2014, in a stunning assault that exposed Iraq’s eroding central authority, Al Qaeda-inspired militants overran much of Mosul.
In 2018, President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Singapore, two days ahead of their summit. The musical ‘‘The Band’s Visit’’ captured 10 Tony Awards. Rafael Nadal earned his 11th French Open title, and his 17th overall in Grand Slam events, beating Dominic Thiem in the men’s final.