June 10

This Day in History


Six-Day War ends

The so-called Yom Kippur War ends on this day, as an outnumbered Israel defeats its Arab antagonists and greatly expands its borders. On June 5, 1967, Israel responded to a build-up of Arab forces … (more...)


Monk Self-Immolates in Protest

On this day in 1963, Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc immolated himself on a Saigon street to protest the persecution of Buddhists by the Roman Catholic government of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh … (more...)


Horse’s Slip Leaves Jerusalem Under Muslim Control?

On this day in 1190, Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I, known as Barbarossa, was drowned while attempting to cross the Saleph River in Cilicia (in modern day Turkey). It proved to be a pivotal event in … (more...)