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 - RMS Slavonia
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1909: The SOS distress signal was used for the first time, with the Cunard liner RMS Slavonia transmitting the signal after it wrecked off the Azores. All aboard the Slavonia were rescued by the Princess Irene, which was 180 miles away when the call was received.

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