Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/July 10

This is a list of selected July 10 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only four to five events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article, featured list or picture of the day.

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48 BCCaesar's civil war: Julius Caesar barely avoided a catastrophic defeat to Pompey in the Battle of Dyrrhachium in Macedonia. refimprove
1460War of the Roses: King Henry VI of England was captured by Yorkists at the Battle of Northampton. refimprove section
1584William the Silent, the Prince of Orange, was assassinated at his home in Delft, Holland, by Balthasar Gérard. refimprove section
1796 – German mathematician and scientist Carl Friedrich Gauss discovered that every positive integer is representable as a sum of at most three triangular numbers. refimprove section, date not cited
1962Telstar, the world's first active, direct relay communications satellite, was launched by NASA aboard a Delta rocket from Cape Canaveral. refimprove section
1976An industrial accident in a chemical manufacturing plant near Milan, Italy, resulted in the highest known exposure to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin in residential populations, which gave rise to numerous scientific studies and standardized industrial safety regulations. unreferenced section
1978Moktar Ould Daddah, the first president of Mauritania, was ousted in a coup d'état led by Mustafa Ould Salek. refimprove
1985French intelligence agents bombed and sank the Greenpeace vessel Rainbow Warrior while docked in the port of Auckland to prevent her from interfering in a nuclear test in Moruroa. refimprove section, lots of CN tags in one section


July 10: Independence Day in the Bahamas (1973)

A6M Zero discovered on Akutan Island
A6M Zero discovered on Akutan Island
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