Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Today in History: Tuesday, June 10, 2014

AP Highlight in History: 
On June 10, 1967, the Six-Day War ended as Israel and Syria agreed to observe a United Nations-mediated cease-fire.
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On this date in:
1801The North African state of Tripoli declared war on the United States in a dispute over safe passage of merchant vessels through the Mediterranean.
1922Singer-actress Judy Garland was born Frances Gumm in Grand Rapids, Minn.
1935Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in Akron, Ohio.
1940Italy declared war on France and Britain; Canada declared war on Italy.
1942The Gestapo massacred 173 male residents of Lidice, Czechoslovakia, in retaliation for the killing of a Nazi official.
1946Italy replaced its abolished monarchy with a republic.
1964The U.S. Senate voted to limit further debate on a proposed civil rights bill, shutting off a filibuster by Southern lawmakers.
1977James 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 three days later.)
1978Affirmed won horse racing's Triple Crown by taking the Belmont Stakes.
1985Socialite Claus von Bulow was acquitted by a jury in Providence, R.I., on charges he'd tried to murder his heiress wife, Martha "Sunny" von Bulow.
1991Jaycee Dugard, 11, of South Lake Tahoe, Calif., was abducted by Phillip and Nancy Garrido; Jaycee was held by the couple for 18 years before she was found by authorities.
1999Yugoslav troops departed Kosovo, prompting NATO to suspend its punishing 78-day air war.
2000Syrian President Hafez Assad died at age 69.
2003ImClone chief Sam Waksal was sentenced to more than seven years in prison in connection with a stock-trading scandal.
2007The final episode of "The Sopranos" aired on HBO.
Today's Birthdays:
Prince Philip, the husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, turns 93 years old today.
AP Photo/Arthur Edwards
F. Lee BaileyAttorney81
Jeff GreenfieldTV commentator71
Dan FoutsFootball Hall of Famer63
John EdwardsFormer U.S. senator, D-N.C.61
Eliot SpitzerFormer governor of New York55
Kim DealRock musician (Pixies)53
Maxi PriestReggae singer53
Gina GershonActress, singer52
Jeanne TripplehornActress51
Kate FlanneryActress ("The Office")50
Elizabeth HurleyModel, actress49
Doug McKeonActor48
Faith EvansR&B singer41
Hugh DancyActor39
Lemisha GrinsteadR&B singer (702)36
DJ QuallsActor36
Shane WestActor36
Tara LipinskiFigure skater32
Leelee SobieskiActress32
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal turns 43 years old today.
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