A closer look at key historic events that took place on July 10:

In 2018, members of a Thai soccer team are rescued from the Tham Luang cave

After being trapped in the cave for over two weeks, all 12 boys and their coach were brought to safety in a complex rescue operation. The mission garnered worldwide attention and highlighted the incredible efforts of divers and rescue teams from around the globe.

Rescue workers take out machines after 12 soccer players and their coach were rescued in Tham Luang cave complex in the northern province of Chiang Rai, Thailand, July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

In 1973, the Bahamas gain independence

The Bahamas became a sovereign nation after 325 years of British colonial rule. The new Bahamas joined the Commonwealth of Nations, with Sir Lynden Pindling becoming its first Prime Minister.

In 1965, The Rolling Stones top the U.S. charts for the first time 

Their iconic song “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” became the British rock band’s first of eight No. 1 hits in the United States, cementing their status as rock and roll legends. The track resonated with the youth of the 1960s and remains a significant part of rock history.

In 1962, satellite Telstar 1 is launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida

Telstar 1, developed by Bell Telephone Laboratories, was the first communications satellite capable of relaying television, telephone, and fax signals. Its successful operation marked a milestone in space technology and global communications, paving the way for modern satellite technology.

Telstar 1 communications satellite, 1962 (replica). Made by Bell Systems.
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In 1919, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson personally delivers the Treaty of Versailles in Paris, France

President Wilson presented the Treaty of Versailles, which officially ended World War I, to the U.S. Senate for ratification. Wilson’s efforts were central to the treaty’s formation and the establishment of the League of Nations, though the U.S. ultimately did not ratify the treaty.

A U.S. newspaper front page declaring the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. The treaty was signed by all parties involved in WWI except the USSR on 28 June 1919. World History Encyclopedia

In 1875, African American educator Mary McLeod Bethune is born

Mary McLeod Bethune became a pioneering educator and civil rights leader, founding the Daytona Educational and Industrial School for Negro Girls, which later became Bethune-Cookman University. Her commitment to education and equality significantly impacted the lives of African Americans and women in the United States.

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