Today in history – June 10

1692 – Bridget Bishop was found guilty of the practice of witchcraft and hanged in Salem Village in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. She was the first colonist executed during the Salem witch trials.

1854 – The U.S. Naval Academy graduates its first class of students.

1898 – U.S. Marines invaded Cuba in the Spanish-American War.

1935 – Alcoholics Anonymous is founded in Akron, Ohio.

1944 – 15-year-old Joe Nuxhall of the Cincinnati Reds becomes the youngest player ever in a major league game.

1964 – The U.S. Senate breaks a 75-day filibuster against the Civil Rights Act of 1964, leading to the bill’s passage.