6 Things That Happened On – July 10th

History, On This Day

1821 – The United States took possession of its newly bought territory Florida, from Spain.

1913 – Death Valley, California, hit 134 °F (57 °C), the highest temperature recorded in the United States.

1921 – Belfast’s Bloody Sunday: 16 people were killed and 161 houses destroyed during rioting and gun battles in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

1938 – Howard Hughes set a new record by completing a 91-hour airplane flight around the world.

1946 – Hungarian hyperinflation set a record with inflation of 348.46 percent per day- Basically the equivalent of prices doubling every eleven hours.

1973 – The Bahamas gained full independence within the Commonwealth of Nations

 

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