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This Day in History for June 10 – Benjamin Franklin Discovers Electricity and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1692 – The first hanging resulting from the Salem Witch Trials takes place (More info)

1752 – Benjamin Franklin’s kite is struck by lightning, leading to the discovery of electricity (More info)

1935 – Alcoholics Anonymous is founded by Dr. Robert Smith and Bill Wilson (More info)

1990 – Members of 2LiveCrew are arrested on obscenity charges after performing material from their album ‘As Nasty As They Wanna Be’ in a Florida nightclub (More info)

2003 – The Spirit Rover is launched, beginning NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover mission (More info)

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