What Happened On This Day – 10. Juni
1999 The Kosovo War ends
Slobodan Milošević, then President of Serbia, agreed to withdraw his troops from the disputed territory following a massive NATO bombing campaign. NATO's involvement has been criticized for its lack of a U.N. mandate.
1967 The Six-Day War ends
Israel and Syria agreed to observe a ceasefire mediated by the United Nations, ending six days of armed conflict. On the previous day, Israel had occupied the Golan Heights.
1936 The Russian animation studio Soyuzmultfilm is established
The film studio produced a total of 1530 movies, among them some of the best-known films of the Soviet era, such as Hedgehog in the Fog and The Bremen Town Musicians.
1935 Alcoholics Anonymous is founded
Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith established the mutual aid fellowship to battle alcoholism. Today, the organization is active in many countries around the world.
1907 Autochrome Lumière color photography is introduced
The process was invented by the legendary Lumière brothers in 1903. It was the first practical and commercially successful technology for the production of color photos.
Births On This Day – 10. Juni
1953 John Edwards
American politician, lawyer
1922 Judy Garland
American actress, singer
1921 Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Greek/English husband of Elizabeth II
1910 Howlin' Wolf
American singer-songwriter, musician
1895 Hattie McDaniel
Deaths On This Day – 10. Juni
2004 Ray Charles
American singer-songwriter, pianist, actor
1982 Rainer Werner Fassbinder
German actor, director, screenwriter
1967 Spencer Tracy
1934 Frederick Delius
1926 Antoni Gaudí
Spanish architect, designed the Park Güell