Daily Archives: June 10, 2015

‘Batman Begins’ opens in Russia 10 years ago today (June 10 2005)

Video: 'Batman Begins' trailer

(Friday, June 10, 2005)Batman Begins, a superhero film about a caped crusader who begins his war on crime to free the crime-ridden Gotham City from corruption that the Scarecrow and the League of Shadows have cast upon it, opened today in Russia.

Directed by Christopher Nolan, the film starred Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes and Gary Oldman.

First Barbary War ends in American victory 210 years ago today (June 10 1805)

Video: 'Tripoli War 1801 - 1805'

(Monday, June 10, 1805; during the First Barbary War) — The First Barbary War, the first of two Barbary Wars between the United States and the four North African states known collectively as the Barbary States to battle pirates seizing American merchant ships and holding the crews for ransom, ended today when Yusuf Karamanli, the best-known Pasha of the Karamanli dynasty of Tripolitania (in present-day Libya) signed a treaty ending hostilities.