July 10

This Day in History

1943

Allies land on Sicily

After months of preparation, the British Eighth Army under General Bernard Law Montgomery lands on the southeast corner of Sicily. British and American forces had raced across the Mediterranean from … (more...)

1962

First Communications Satellite Launched

On this day in 1962, Telstar 1—the first of many communications satellites called Telstar—was launched on top of a Thor-Delta rocket from Cape Canaveral's Kennedy Space Centre in Florida. In … (more...)

1978

40th Anniversary of the death of John D. Rockefeller III

40th Anniversary of the death of John D. Rockefeller III – 10/07/1978 Death of John D. Rockefeller III, American philanthropist. Chairman of the Rockefeller Foundation. He helped found the Asia … (more...)

1985

Greenpeace Ship Is Bombed By French Intelligence

With a sharp crack of breaking glass and the roar of gushing water, the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior, moored in Auckland, New Zealand to protest French nuclear testing in the Moruroa Atoll, was … (more...)