10 July

1940 : Beginning of the Battle of Britain


On July 10, 1940, Germany launched a series of raids against Great Britain to prepare for the invasion. Despite the lack of English pilots, their quality, combined with their Spitfires and Hurricanes, managed to counter the German attacks. In addition, British intelligence and radars as well as stoicism and participation in the war effort of the population were of immense help. After 3 months of continuous attacks, the Germans were forced to abandon the invasion of England which made the British Prime Minister say these famous words: Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.

1943 : The Allies landed in Sicily


On June 10, 1943, the English led by Montgomery and the Americans under the command of Patton landed on the southern coast of Sicily. In three days 150,000 troops took position on the island. The British had conducted a campaign of disinformation to the Germans to make them believe that the landings would take place in Greece to have less of German soldiers on the ground Sicily.

1976 : Seveso disaster


On July 10, 1976, dioxin escaped from a chemical plant in Meda, Italy. The toxicity of this product was not immediately known while it was a component of Agent Orange, a defoliant used during the Vietnam War. The catastrophe is environmental above all: thousands of animals were killed and soil decontamination took years. 193 people were infected but could be treated.
Seveso gave its name to a European directive on classification of industrial sites according to their risk.

1985 : Sinking of Rainbow Warrior


On July 10, 1985, the ship of the environmental organization Greenpeace, the Rainbow Warrior, was sunk by French secret service agents in the port of Auckland in New Zealand. After witnessing the first explosion, a photographer for the organization, Fernando Pereira, was killed in a second explosion while trying to save his photographic equipment. Greenpeace protested at that time against the French nuclear tests at Mururoa, French Polynesia.

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Independance Day in the Bahamas
July 10 is Independence Day in the Bahamas which commemorates its independence gained against the United Kingdom on July 10, 1973.

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George S. Patton
If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.

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William Blackstone, English jurist (1723)
Camille Pissarro, French painter (1830)
Marcel Proust, French writer (1871)
Carl Orff, German composer (1895)
John Gilbert, American actor (1897)
Kurt Alder, German chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (1902)
Owen Chamberlain, American physicist, Nobel Laureate (1920)
Jake LaMotta, American boxer (1921)
Bernard Buffet, French painter (1928)
Jean-Marie Poir, French director (1945)
Christine Caron, French swimmer (1948)
Neil Tennant, English musicien (Pet Shop Boys) (1954)
Fiona Shaw, Irish actress (1958)
Jonathan Gilbert, American actor (1967)
Adrian Grenier, American actor (1976)
Jessica Simpson, American singer (1980)

Ils nous ont quitt un 10 July

Arthur Fiedler, American conductor (1979)
Sam Rolfe, American screenwriter (1993)
A. J. Quinnell, English writer (2005)

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So that the mayonnaise thickens


For a successful mayonnaise, think first about removing the egg from the fridge half an hour before preparing.
Mix the egg yolk with salt, pepper and a teaspoon of mustard in a saucepan and cook over low heat for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and add oil and stir with a fork, after which we will place a clove of garlic.
If despite all this advice, mayonnaise is unsuccessful, you can catch it up by adding a tablespoon of hot vinegar and by stirring strongly.

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