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 - Hattie McDaniel
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1895: Singer and actress Hattie McDaniel, who became the first black actor to win an Academy Award when she won Best Supporting Actress in 1940 for her role of Mammy in "Gone with the Wind," is born in Wichita, Kansas. McDaniel, who appeared in more than 300 movies, was also a professional singer-songwriter, comedian, stage actress, radio performer and television star. She died of breast cancer at the age of 57 on Oct. 26, 1952.

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