Today is Monday, June 10, the 161st day of 2019. There are 204 days left in the year.

Today in history

On June 10, 1967, six days of war in the Mideast involving Israel, Syria, Egypt, Jordan and Iraq ended as Israel and Syria accepted a United Nations-mediated cease-fire.

Also on this date

In 1942, during World War II, German forces massacred 173 male residents of Lidice, Czechoslovakia, in retaliation for the killing of Nazi official Reinhard Heydrich.

In 1977, James Earl Ray, the convicted assassin of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., escaped from Brushy Mountain State Prison in Tennessee with six others; he was recaptured June 13.

In 1978, Affirmed, ridden by Steve Cauthen, won the 110th Belmont Stakes to claim horse racing’s 11th Triple Crown. (Alydar was second while Darby Creek Road came in third in a five-horse field.)

Fun fact

The average person has 2 million sweat glands.

These three tweets

1. IT guy: “Your keyboard won’t work because it’s full of crumbs.”

Me: [Flashes back to eating Nature Valley granola bar at desk.] “Weird.”


2. Date: “Don’t tell anyone we met online. It’s embarrassing.”


Friend: “Where’d you guys meet?”

Me: “Family reunion.”


3. Nine-year-old, playing an iPad game: “Weird. ... I accidentally did something, and my character became fat.”

Me: “Same.”


Trending words

“Amalgamate:” verb; (amal·​gam·​ate). Definition: To unite in or as if in an amalgam, or to merge into a single body.

From Merriam-Webster

Today’s birthdays

Britain’s Prince Philip is 98. Attorney F. Lee Bailey is 86. Actress Alexandra Stewart is 80. Singer Shirley Alston Reeves (The Shirelles) is 78. Actor Jurgen Prochnow is 78. Actor Frankie Faison is 70. Football Hall of Famer Dan Fouts is 68. Country singer-songwriter Thom Schuyler is 67. Actor Andrew Stevens is 64. Singer Barrington Henderson is 63. Rock musician Kim Deal is 58. Singer Maxi Priest is 58. Actress Gina Gershon is 57. Actress Jeanne Tripplehorn is 56. Rock musician Jimmy Chamberlin is 55. Actor Ben Daniels is 55. Actress Kate Flannery is 55. Model-actress Elizabeth Hurley is 54. Rock musician Joey Santiago is 54. Actor Doug McKeon is 53. Rock musician Emma Anderson is 52. Country musician Brian Hofeldt (The Derailers) is 52. Rhythm and blues singer Faith Evans is 46. Actor Hugh Dancy is 44. Actor Shane West is 41. Country singer Lee Brice is 40. Singer Hoku is 38. Actress Leelee Sobieski is 37. Olympic gold medal figure skater Tara Lipinski is 37. Americana musician Bridget Kearney (Lake Street Drive) is 34. Actor Titus Makin is 30. Actress Tristin Mays is 29. Sasha Obama is 18. Actress Eden McCoy is 16.

The Edge is compiled by Dallas Marshall. She can be contacted at

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