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 - Laszlo Biro
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1943: Hungarian journalist Laszlo Biro patents his ballpoint pen. In 1945, Marcel Bich bought the patent from Biro and soon made the pen the main product of his Bic company.

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