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    What happened on April 10

    • April 10, 0879 France's Louis II (the Stammerer) dies at Compiègne at age 32 after an ineffectual reign of 18 months

    • April 10, 0879 Louis III becomes King of the Western Franks.

    • April 10, 1500 Ludovico Sforza is captured by the Swiss troops at Novara and handed over to the French.

    • April 10, 1606 The Charter of the Virginia Company of London was established by royal charter by James I of England with the purpose of establishing colonial settlements in North America.

    • April 10, 1682 "Louisiana USA René-Robert Cavelier de La Salle 1643-1687 starts return trip up the Mississippi with Tonty, after claiming Louisiana for France."

    • April 10, 1710 The first law regulating copyright is issued in Great Britain.

    • April 10, 1739 Dick Turpin executed in England for horse stealing

    • April 10, 1741 Prussians defeat Austrians at Mollwitz

    • April 10, 1741 War of the Austrian Succession: Prussia defeats Austria in the Battle of Mollwitz.

    • April 10, 1790 Spanish start building forts in Nootka Sound to exploit sea otter harvest; try to head off English traders after the recent visit by Captain Cook.

    • April 10, 1790 United States Patent system established

    • April 10, 1790 US Patent system established

    • April 10, 1812 Washington DC United States calls out the militia in preparation for a war against Britain that will begin June 18; attack on Upper Canada imminent.

    • April 10, 1815 Mount Tambora eruption covers several islands with ash in Indonesia.

    • April 10, 1816 The U.S. government approved the creation of a Second Bank of the United States.

    • April 10, 1821 Patriarch Gregory V of Constantinople is hanged by the Turks from the main gate of the Patriarchate and his body is thrown into the Bosphorus.

    • April 10, 1825 Nicaraguan constituent assembly meets at Le¢n

    • April 10, 1826 "The 10,500 inhabitants of the Greek town Messolonghi start leaving the town after a year's siege by Turkish forces. Very few of them survive."

    • April 10, 1845 "More than 1,000 buildings damaged by fire in Pittsburgh Pa"

    • April 10, 1849 Safety pin patented by Walter Hunt (NYC) sold rights for $100

    • April 10, 1856 Theta Chi Fraternity Founded at Norwich University

    • April 10, 1857 "The Sepoy Mutiny popularly known as the ""Revolt of 1857"" broke out in Meerut, India as part of the Indian independence movement."

    • April 10, 1863 "Rebel Gen Earl Van Dorn attacks at Franklin, Tenn"

    • April 10, 1864 Archduke Maximilian of Habsburg is elected emperor of Mexico.

    • April 10, 1865 "At Appomattox, Gen Lee issues Gen Order #9, his last"

    • April 10, 1865 The last photograph of Abraham Lincoln alive was taken.

    • April 10, 1866 American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) forms

    • April 10, 1866 "Campobello New Brunswick Irish American Fenians attack Campobello Island from Eastport, Maine; persuaded to leave by British warships, US agents."

    • April 10, 1866 The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is founded in New York City by Henry Bergh.

    • April 10, 1868 "At Arogee in Abyssinia, British and Indian forces defeat an army of Emperor Theodore. While 700 Ethiopians are killed and many more injured, only two die from the British/ Indian troops."

    • April 10, 1868 Brits defeat King of Abyssinia at Magdala

    • April 10, 1869 Jos Mart founds the Cuban Revolutionary Party.

    • April 10, 1871 William Hammond Hall's maps & surveys of Golden Gate Park accepted

    • April 10, 1872 A Borrelly discovers asteroid #120 Lachesis

    • April 10, 1872 "Arbor day first celebrated in Nebraska, later changed to Apr 22"

    • April 10, 1875 Regina Saskatchewan the Northwest Mounted Police ordered to build a post on the site of the city of Calgary.

    • April 10, 1877 Federal troops withdrawn from Columbia SC

    • April 10, 1878 Calif St Cable Car RR Co starts service

    • April 10, 1882 Matson founds his shipping company (San Francisco & Hawaii)

    • April 10, 1896 Greek runner Spiridon Loues wins first modern Olympic marathon in Athens

    • April 10, 1896 Spiridon Louis wins the marathon of the first Olympic Games.

    • April 10, 1900 Capetown South Africa Samuel Benfield Steele 1849-1919 arrives in South Africa commanding Lord Strathcona's Horse.

    • April 10, 1906 "The Four Million, O. Henry's second short story collection, is published."

    • April 10, 1912 RMS Titanic sets sail for its first & last voyage

    • April 10, 1912 Southampton England White Star liner Titanic leaves Southamption at noon for Cherbourg France

    • April 10, 1912 "The RMS Titanic leaves port in Southampton, England for her first and only voyage."

    • April 10, 1916 The first professional golf tournament held

    • April 10, 1916 The Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) is created in New York City.

    • April 10, 1917 "Munition factory explosion at Eddystone PA, kills 133 workers"

    • April 10, 1917 Pvt. John George Pattison (Cdn. 50th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Vimy Ridge France

    • April 10, 1919 Mexican Revolution leader Emiliano Zapata is ambushed and shot dead by government forces in Morelos.

    • April 10, 1924 The first train robbery is reported in Greece outside the city of Larissa.

    • April 10, 1925 "F Scott Fitzgerald publishes ""The Great Gatsby"""

    • April 10, 1925 "The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is first published in New York, New York by Charles Scribner's Sons."

    • April 10, 1930 Synthetic rubber first produced

    • April 10, 1932 Paul von Hindenburg elected first German president (Hitler is 2nd)

    • April 10, 1933 New Deal: The Civilian Conservation Corps is created.

    • April 10, 1936 "200"" mirror blank arrives in Pasadena"

    • April 10, 1938 Austria becomes a state of Germany

    • April 10, 1938 douard Daladier becomes Prime Minister of France.

    • April 10, 1941 "Start of siege of Tobruk, Libya, which lasts until 7 December 1941"

    • April 10, 1941 "USS Niblack, while rescuing survivors of torpedoed ship, depth charged German submarine; first action of WW II between U.S. and German navies"

    • April 10, 1941 World War II: The Axis Powers in Europe establish the Independent State of Croatia from occupied Yugoslavia with Ante Paveli's Ustase fascist insurgents in power.

    • April 10, 1942 "Japanese capture Bataan and 36,000 troops."

    • April 10, 1944 """Patrolling the Ether"" is shown on 3 TV stations simultaneously"

    • April 10, 1944 Henry Ford II is named executive vice president of Ford Motor Company.

    • April 10, 1944 Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler escape from Birkenau death camp.

    • April 10, 1945 "Allies liberate first Nazi concentration camp, Buchenwald (Czech)"

    • April 10, 1945 "On his last visit to Theresienstadt, Adolf Eichmann is heard to say, ""I shall gladly jump into the pit, knowing that in the same pit there are 5 million enemies of the state."""

    • April 10, 1947 "Montreal Royals of the International League sell their star player Jackie Robinson to the Brooklyn Dodgers; appears in uniform for the Dodgers the next day,"

    • April 10, 1948 Jewish Hagana repells an Arab attack on Mishmar HaEmek

    • April 10, 1949 Sam Snead wins Masters golf tournament

    • April 10, 1950 E L Johnson discovers asteroid #1760 Sandra

    • April 10, 1953 """House of Wax,"" first 3-D movie, released (NYC)"

    • April 10, 1953 The first 3D film is released in New York.

    • April 10, 1955 Ruth Ellis shoots jilting lover David Blakely

    • April 10, 1957 The Suez Canal is reopened for all shipping after being closed for three months.

    • April 10, 1958 Northern strip of Spanish Sahara ceded to Morocco

    • April 10, 1959 "Akihito, future Emperor of Japan, weds Michiko."

    • April 10, 1959 Japan's Crown Prince Akihito marries commoner Michiko Shoda

    • April 10, 1960 Arnold Palmer wins his 2nd Masters golf tournament

    • April 10, 1960 Senate passes landmark Civil Rights Bill

    • April 10, 1961 Gary Player becomes first foreign golfer to win the Masters

    • April 10, 1962 In Vermont a 4.2 earthquake was the largest historical earthquake in Vermont.

    • April 10, 1963 "During diving tests, USS Thresher lost with all hands (112 crew and 12 civilians) east of Cape Cod, MA"

    • April 10, 1963 "Parliament passes Food and Drugs Act, getting more control over sale of drugs."

    • April 10, 1963 "The submarine USS Thresher is lost at sea, with all hands (129 officers, crewmen and civilian technicians)."

    • April 10, 1964 Iranian motor launch catches fire & sinks killing 113 (Persian Gulf)

    • April 10, 1964 The Polo Grounds are demolished.

    • April 10, 1965 Trois-Rivières Quebec German freighter Transatlantic sinks after colliding with Dutch ship Hermes; 3 sailors killed.

    • April 10, 1966 River Patrol Boats of River Patrol Force commenced operations on inland waters of South Vietnam

    • April 10, 1968 Number one hit on UK music charts - Cliff Richard - Congratulations

    • April 10, 1968 Shipwreck of the Wahine outside Wellington harbour.

    • April 10, 1971 "Ping Pong Diplomacy: In an attempt to thaw relations with the United States, the People's Republic of China hosts the U.S. table tennis team for a weeklong visit."

    • April 10, 1971 US table tennis team arrives in China PR

    • April 10, 1972 "20 days after he was kidnapped in Buenos Aires, Oberdan Sallustro is executed by communist guerrillas."

    • April 10, 1972 7.0 earthquake kills 1/5 of population of Iranian province of Fars

    • April 10, 1972 "In Southern Iran a 7.1 earthquake struck the Fars Province of southern Iran killing over 5,000 and injuring 1,700."

    • April 10, 1972 "US, USSR & 70 other nations agree to ban biological weapons"

    • April 10, 1972 Vietnam War: For the first time since November 1967 American B-52 bombers reportedly begin bombing North Vietnam.

    • April 10, 1973 "A British Vanguard turboprop crashes during a snowstorm at Basel, Switzerland killing 104."

    • April 10, 1973 "BEA flight to Basel Switz, crashes on landing, killing 104 of 143"

    • April 10, 1974 Yitzhak Rabin replaces resigning Israeli PM Golda Meir

    • April 10, 1978 "Volkswagen becomes the first non-American automobile manufacturer to build cars in the United States, opening a plant in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania."

    • April 10, 1979 "On ""Terrible Tuesday"", a tornado lands in Wichita Falls, Texas killing 42 people. (see Red River Valley Tornado Outbreak)."

    • April 10, 1979 Soyuz 33 launched with a Russian & a Bulgarian

    • April 10, 1981 """Caveman"" with Ringo premiers"

    • April 10, 1981 Computer glitch keeps Space Shuttle Columbia grounded

    • April 10, 1981 Imprisoned IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands elected to British Parliment

    • April 10, 1984 Damaged Solar Max satellite snared by Challenger shuttle with help from the Canadian Arm

    • April 10, 1984 US Senate condemns CIA mining of Nicaraguan harbors

    • April 10, 1985 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-B mission

    • April 10, 1989 Intel corp announces shipment of the 80486 chip

    • April 10, 1990 International Joint Commission says Canada and the US must stop dumping toxic substances into Great Lakes

    • April 10, 1991 A rare tropical storm develops in the Southern Hemisphere near Angola; the first to be documented by satellites.

    • April 10, 1991 "Italian ferry Moby Prince collides with an oil tanker in dense fog off Livorno, Italy killing 140."

    • April 10, 1992 NHL strike ends after 10 days

    • April 10, 1998 The Belfast Agreement is signed.

    • April 10, 2006 "Hundreds of thousands protest H.R. 4437 (aka the ""Sensenbrenner Bill"") in cities across the United States."







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