German officials endure before Oslo’s National Theater at 1940 after taking control of Norway during World War II. On June 10, 1940, Norway surrendered to Germany throughout World War II, together with King Haakon and members of the government fleeing to Britain. Document Photo from Willi Ruge/German Federal Archives
On this date in history:
In 1692, Bridget Bishop was found guilty of this practice of witchcraft and hanged in Salem Village from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. She had been the first colonist implemented during the Salem witch trials.
In 1898, U.S. Marines invaded Cuba in the Spanish-American War.
In 1916, whatever momentum former President Theodore Roosevelt had built up since he campaigned for the Republican nomination for president was extinguished when the innovative convention voted for reconciliation with the GOP.
In 1935, Alcoholics Anonymous has been based in Akron, Ohio.
In 1940, Norway surrendered to Germany throughout World War II, together with King Haakon and associates of this authorities visiting Britain. National Unity Party leader Vidkun Quisling led Norwegian fascist forces to assist the Germans, seizing strategic places.
In 1942, the German Gestapo burnt the tiny Czech village of Lidice after firing 173 men and shipping the women and children to concentration camps.
In 1943, Hungarian Laszlo Biro secured a patent for his creation — the first successful and widely used ballpoint pen.
In 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a law authorizing employers to withhold income tax payments from salary checks.
In 2000, Syrian President Hafez Assad died from a heart attack at age 69. He had dominated the nation since 1970.
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In 2003, a three-member Ontario Court of Appeal in Canada ordered that full marriage rights be extended to same-sex couples.
In 2006, three detainees in the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, hanged themselves.
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In 2009, Chrysler, one of America’s”Big 3″ automakers, climbed out of bankruptcy with a reconstruction plan that comprised a partnership deal with Italian carmaker Fiat.
In 2014, Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., the U.S. House Republican leader, was conquered by Tea Party challenger David Brat, a college economics professor, in one of the most breathtaking primary election upsets in congressional history.
In 2018, Rafael Nadal won his 17th career Grand Slam, beating Dominic Thiem in the French Open. It was his first 11th French Open title, the most ever for a men or women’s player.
In 2019, Pakistani police detained former President Asif Ali Zardari as a part of a corruption case in which he was accused of funneling money to two private companies.
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