Historical Events for 10th July 2021

1898 – Jean-Baptiste Marchands expedition reaches Fashoda at White Hippo
1911 – 105°F (41°C) at North Bridgton, Maine (state record)
1934 – 1st sitting US President to visit South America, FDR in Colombia
1942 – Netherlands government in exile (London) recognizes Soviet Union
1945 – Admiral Marc Mitscher named chief of US Navy staff
1972 – Herd of stampeding elephants kills 24, Chandka Forest India
1993 – Yobes Ondieki runs world record 10km (26:58.38)
2011 – British tabloid News of the World publishes its last edition after 168 years in the wake of a phone hacking scandal.
2013 – 40 people are buried in landslides in Sichuan Province, China
2019 – Earliest evidence of modern humans outside Africa found with 210,000 year old skull from Apidima Cave, southern Greece published in “Nature”

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