What Happened on April 10

Significant Events

  • 1407 Lama Deshin Shekpa visits the Ming Dynasty capital at Nanjing and is awarded the title Great Treasure Prince of Dharma
  • 1516 1st Jewish ghetto established: Venice compels Jews to live in a specific area
  • 1858 "Big Ben", a 13.76 tonne bell, is recast in the Tower of Westminster
  • 1912 RMS Titanic sets sail from Southampton for her maiden (and final) voyage
  • 1945 Allies liberate 1st Nazi concentration camp, Buchenwald (Czech)
  • 1972 US, USSR & 70 other nations agree to ban biological weapons
  • 1998 The Good Friday/Belfast Agreement for Northern Ireland is signed by the British and Irish goverments
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Did You Know?

Safety pin patented by Walter Hunt (NYC); sold rights for $400

On April 10, 1849

Famous Weddings

  • 1848 British influential art critic and social commentator John Ruskin marries Effie Gray in Perth, Scotland (later annulled).
  • 1902 Physicist Robert A. Millikan (34) weds Greta Blanchard
  • 1935 Nazi politician Hermann Goering (42) weds Emmy Sonnemann (42) in Berlin
  • 1938 NFL quarterback Sammy Baugh (24) weds his college sweetheart Edmonia Smith in Sweetwater, Texas
  • 1943 Actor Peter Cushing (29) weds actress Violet Helene Beck in London, England
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