On this day: June 10

Published On: Jun 06 2013 05:54:59 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 10 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

The first SOS signal is sent, the Six-Day War ends, Spencer Tracy and Ray Charles die, the Apple II computer goes on sale, and Affirmed becomes the most recent horse to capture the Triple Crown, all on this day.

OTD June 10 - James Earl Ray
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1977: James Earl Ray, the convicted assassin of Martin Luther King Jr., escapes from Brushy Mountain State Prison in Petros, Tennessee, with six other convicts. Ray and the rest of the escapees would be recaptured three days later. A year was added to Ray's previous sentence, to total 100 years, although he would die in prison on April 23, 1998.

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