10 June 2024: This day in history

1190: Third Crusade: Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa drowns while crossing the Saleph River (modern Turkey) leading an army to Jerusalem

1786: A landslide dam on the Dadu River caused by earthquake ten days earlier collapses, killing 100,000 in the Sichuan province of China

1898: US Marines land in Cuba during the Spanish–American War

1916: Hashemite-led Arabs of the Hejaz rise up against the ruling Ottoman Empire in the Great Arab Revolt of World War I

1963: US Equal Pay Act signed into law by President John F. Kennedy

1977: Apple Computer ships its first Apple II computers

2003: The Spirit Rover is launched, beginning NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover mission

Source: Onthisday.com

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