10 July It Happened Today
1099 Death of medieval Spanish military leader El Cid.
1778 King Louis XVI of France declares war of England.
1851 Death of French pioneer of photography, Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre.
1871 Birth of French novelist Marcel Proust.
1890 Wyoming becomes the 44th state of the Union.
1941 Death of American ragtime composer Jelly Roll Morton.
1985 The Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior sinks in Auckland harbour.