Historical Events on 10th April

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  • 837 Comet 1P/837 F1 (Halley) approaches within 0.0334 AUs of Earth
  • 847 St Leo IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 879 Louis III becomes King of West Francia.
  • 1407 the lama Deshin Shekpa visits the Ming Dynasty capital at Nanjing. He is awarded with the title Great Treasure Prince of Dharma.

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1500 France captures duke Ludovico Sforza of Milan

Duke of Milan Ludovico Sforza
Duke of Milan
Ludovico Sforza
  • 1516 1st ghetto, Jews are compelled to live in specific area of Venice
  • 1552 Henri II of France occupies Metz
  • 1589 Spanish troops conquer Geertruidenberg
  • 1656 Dutch fleet occupiers Colombo Ceylon
  • 1694 Duke Victor Amadeus of Savoye attacks Casale
  • 1710 The first law regulating copyright is issued in Great Britain.
  • 1741 War of the Austrian Succession: Prussia defeats Austria in the Battle of Mollwitz.
  • 1790 US Patent system forms
  • 1815 Austria declares war on realm of Naples
  • 1816 2nd Bank of US chartered
  • 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.
  • 1825 1st hotel in Hawaii opens
  • 1825 Nicaraguan constituent assembly meets at Leon
  • 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.

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1835 Charles Darwin returns to Santiago, Chile

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 1841 New York Tribune begins publishing under editor Horace Greeley
  • 1845 More than 1,000 buildings damaged by fire in Pittsburgh, Pa
  • 1849 Safety pin patented by Walter Hunt (NYC); sold rights for $400
  • 1856 The Theta Chi Fraternity is founded at Norwich University.
  • 1858 "Big Ben", a 13.76 tonne bell, is recast in the Tower of Westminster
  • 1863 Rebel Gen Earl Van Dorn attacks at Franklin, Tenn

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1864 Austrian Archduke Maximilian becomes Maximilian I, Emperor of Mexico

Emperor of Mexico Maximilian I
Emperor of Mexico
Maximilian I

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1865 At Appomattox, General Robert E. Lee issues Gen Order #9, his last

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee
  • 1866 American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) forms
  • 1868 1st performance of John Brahms' "A German Requiem"
  • 1868 British defeat King of Abyssinia at Magdala
  • 1869 Congress increases number of Supreme Court judges from 7 to 9
  • 1869 José Martí founds the Cuban Revolutionary Party.
  • 1871 William Hammond Hall's maps & surveys of Golden Gate Park accepted
  • 1872 1st National black convention meets in New Orleans
  • 1872 1st Arbor Day celebrated in Nebraska, later changed to Apr 22
  • 1874 14th British Golf Open: Mungo Park shoots a 159 at Musselburgh Links
  • 1877 1st human cannonball act performed in London
  • 1877 Federal troops withdrawn from Columbia, SC
  • 1878 California St Cable Car RR Co starts service
  • 1882 Captain William Matson founds his shipping company (San Francisco & Hawaii)
  • 1884 US Senate accepts Belgian administration of Congo

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1887 President Abraham Lincoln's re-buried with his wife in Springfield, Ilinois

US President Abraham Lincoln
US President
Abraham Lincoln
  • 1887 Soccer team Be Quick forms in Hairs Groningen
  • 1896 Spiridon Louis wins 1st Olympic marathon (2:58:50)
  • 1912 RMS Titanic sets sail from Southampton for her maiden (and final) voyage

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1913 President Woodrow Wilson throws out 1st ball, Senators beat Yankees 2-1

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson

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1913 Walter Johnson begins string of 56 consecutive scoreless innings

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1913 During the Montenegrin siege of Scutari, the Montenegrin coastline is blockaded
  • 1916 1st professional golf tournament held
  • 1916 The Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) is created in New York City.
  • 1917 Munition factory explosion at Eddystone PA, kills 133 workers
  • 1919 Mexican Revolution leader Emiliano Zapata is ambushed and shot dead by government forces in Morelos.

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1923 Hitler demands "hatred & more hatred" in Berlin

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1924 Tubular steel golf club shafts approved for championship play
  • 1925 Tsaritsyn re-named Stalingrad (now Volgograd)

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1925 Scribners publishes "The Great Gatsby" by F Scott Fitzgerald

  • 1930 George Headley scores 223 v England at Kingston
  • 1930 Synthetic rubber 1st produced
  • 1932 Paul von Hindenburg elected 1st German president (Hitler is 2nd)
  • 1934 Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks beat Detroit Red Wings, 3 games to 1
  • 1935 Vaughan Williams' 4th Symphony premieres in London
  • 1936 200" mirror blank arrives in Pasadena
  • 1938 2nd government of Blum replaced by Daladier government in France
  • 1938 Austria becomes a state of Germany
  • 1938 NY makes syphilis test mandatory in order to get a marriage license
  • 1939 Colijn's Dutch government opens camp Westerbork for German Jews
  • 1939 Grens mobilization due to Italian invasion in Albania
  • 1940 Vidkun Quisling forms Norwegian "national government"
  • 1941 German troops conquer Libyan county Cyrenaica
  • 1942 Cigarettes & candy rationed in Holland
  • 1943 12 Jewish patients of Herren Loo-Lozenoord escape nazis
  • 1943 General Montgomery occupies Sfax Tunisia
  • 1944 "Patrolling the Ether" is shown on 3 TV stations simultaneously
  • 1944 Soviet forces liberate Odessa from Nazis
  • 1945 Allies liberate 1st Nazi concentration camp, Buchenwald (Czech)
  • 1945 Canadian troops conquer Deventer
  • 1945 General Blaskowitz becomes nazi leader of "Fort Holland"
  • 1945 German troops attack Ijsselbrug
  • 1945 NFL's Boston Yanks & Brooklyn Tigers merge
  • 1945 US troops land on Tsugen Shima Okinawa
  • 1945 William Schuman & Antony Tudors ballet premieres in NYC
  • 1946 1st election for Japanese Diet
  • 1947 King Frederik IX of Denmark crowned
  • 1948 Jewish Hagana repels an Arab attack on Mishmar HaEmek

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1949 13th Masters Golf Tournament: Sam Snead wins, shooting a 282

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead
  • 1953 "House of Wax", 1st 3-D movie, released (NYC)
  • 1953 7th NBA Championship: Minneapolis Lakers beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 1
  • 1954 KRGV TV channel 5 in Weslaco, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 108th Grand National: Bryan Marshall aboard Royal Tan wins
  • 1955 19th Masters Golf Tournament: Cary Middlecoff wins, shooting a 279
  • 1955 9th NBA Championship: Syrac Nats beat Ft Wayne Pistons, 4 games to 3

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1955 Dr Jonas Salk successfully tests Polio vaccine

Medical Researcher and Virologist Jonas Salk
Medical Researcher and Virologist
Jonas Salk
  • 1955 Ruth Ellis shoots jilting lover David Blakely
  • 1956 Philips broadcasts 1st Dutch color TV programs
  • 1956 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 1
  • 1957 John Osborne's "Entertainer" premieres in London
  • 1957 Jordanian government of Naboelsi resigns
  • 1957 Suez canal reopens for all traffic
  • 1957 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
  • 1958 Northern strip of Spanish Sahara ceded to Morocco

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1960 24th Masters Golf Tournament: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 282

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1960 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 1960 Senate passes landmark Civil Rights Bill

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1961 25th Masters Golf Tournament: Gary Player wins, shooting a 280

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player
  • 1961 Adolf Eichmann tried as a war criminal in Israel
  • 1961 Dutch foreign minister Luns talks to JFK about New Guinea
  • 1961 New Wash Senators loses 1st regular-season game 4-3 to White Sox
  • 1962 1st baseball game at LA's Dodger Stadium, they lose 6-3 to Reds
  • 1962 1st major league game in Houston, Colt .45s beat Chicago Cubs, 11-2

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1962 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits his 375th HR

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1963 USS Thresher, a nuclear powered submarine, sinks 220 miles east of Boston
  • 1963 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1964 Demolition begins on Polo Grounds to clear way for housing project
  • 1964 Iranian motor launch catches fire & sinks killing 113 (Persian Gulf)

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1967 39th Academy Awards - "A Man For All Seasons," Best Picture, Elizabeth Taylor & Paul Scofield best actress/actor

  • 1968 Ferry Wahine sinks in Wellington harbour, New Zealand on route from Lyttelton (51 killed)
  • 1968 "George M!" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 435 performances
  • 1968 40th Academy Awards - "In the Heat of the Night", Rod Steiger & Katherine Hepburn win
  • 1968 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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1970 Paul McCartney officially announces the split of The Beatles

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • 1971 1st baseball game at Phila's Veterans Stadium, Phils beat Expos 4-1
  • 1971 US table tennis team arrives in China PR
  • 1971 First game played at Philadelphia's Veteran's Stadium, Phils win 4-1
  • 1971 The Republican commemorations is held in Belfast of the Easter Rising (in 1916 in Dublin), revealing conflicts between the two wings of the Irish Republican Army
  • 1972 7.0 earthquake kills 1/5 of population of Iranian province of Fars
  • 1972 US, USSR & 70 other nations agree to ban biological weapons
  • 1972 20 days after he was kidnapped in Buenos Aires, Oberdan Sallustro is executed by communist guerrillas.
  • 1972 Two British soldiers are killed in a bomb attack in Derry
  • 1973 BEA flight to Basel Switz, crashes on landing, killing 104 of 143
  • 1973 KC opens its new park, Royals Stadium, with 12-1 rout of Rangers
  • 1973 Pakistan suspends constitution
  • 1974 American Boccaccio Association forms
  • 1974 Magicians Penn & Teller 1st meet

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1974 Yitzhak Rabin replaces resigning Israeli PM Golda Meir

5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin
5th Prime Minister of Israel
Yitzhak Rabin
  • 1975 Rangers score 8 goals against Islanders in playoffs
  • 1976 Brewers' Don Money's grand slammer disallowed-Yanks win 9-7
  • 1976 Cleveland Cavaliers win their 1st NBA Central Division title

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1977 41st Masters Golf Tournament: Tom Watson wins, shooting a 276

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson
  • 1977 Beverly Klass wins LPGA Women's International Golf Satellite
  • 1977 Cleveland Indians set club record for longest, 9 inn game (3:17)
  • 1978 Formation of Major Indoor Soccer League announced
  • 1979 J R Richard throws major league record 6 wild pitches in Astrodome
  • 1979 Soyuz 33 launched with a Russian & a Bulgarian
  • 1979 Red River Valley Tornado Outbreak: A tornado lands in Wichita Falls, Texas killing 42 people.
  • 1981 "Caveman" with Ringo premieres
  • 1981 Computer glitch keeps Space Shuttle Columbia grounded
  • 1981 France performs nuclear test
  • 1981 Imprisoned IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands elected to British Parliament
  • 1982 LA Kings losing 5-0 to Edmonton in 3rd period, win in OT 6-5
  • 1982 Penguins 2-Isles 1 (OT)-Preliminary- Isles hold 2-1 lead

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1983 Baltimore's Eddie Murray hits his 1,000 career hit

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • 1983 Caps 3-Isles 6-Patrick Div Semifinals-Isles win series 3-2
  • 1983 Hennie Kuiper (Neth) wins Paris-Roubaix cycle race
  • 1983 Jordan king Hussein ceases negotiations with PLO

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1983 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA J&B Scotch Pro-Am Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • 1984 Damaged Solar Max satellite snared by Challenger shuttle
  • 1984 John Long (Detroit) ends NBA free throw streak of 51 games
  • 1984 US Senate condemns CIA mining of Nicaraguan harbors
  • 1985 At 80 Leo Sites becomes oldest bowler to score a 300 game
  • 1985 Caps 4-Isles 3 (OT)-Patrick Div Semifinals-Caps hold 1-0 lead
  • 1985 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-B mission
  • 1986 "Big Deal" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 70 performances

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1986 Benazir Bhutto returns to Pakistan

Pakistani Politican Benazir Bhutto
Pakistani Politican
Benazir Bhutto
  • 1986 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1988 52nd Masters Golf Tournament: Sandy Lyle wins, shooting a 281
  • 1988 8th Golden Raspberry Awards: Leonard Part 6 wins
  • 1988 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA San Diego Inamori Golf Classic
  • 1988 Herschel Walker performs Fort Worth Ballet
  • 1988 Islanders beat Devils 5-4 (OT) 1st round tied at 2-2

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1989 24th Academy of Country Music Awards: Hank Williams Jr, George Strait, and K.T. Oslin win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams Jr
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams Jr
  • 1989 Intel corp announces shipment of 80-486 chip
  • 1989 H J Heinz, Van Camp Seafood & Bumble Bee Seafood say they would not buy tuna caught in nets that also trap dolphins
  • 1990 CUNY/Lehman College, Bronx, opens a branch campus in Hiroshma Japan
  • 1990 Curtly Ambrose takes 8-45 in cricket vs England at Bridgetown
  • 1991 Boat rams a tanker in Livorno Italy fog, killing about 138

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1991 LA King Wayne Gretzky scores NHL record 93rd playoff goal

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • 1991 Last automat (coin operated cafeteria) closes (3rd & 42nd St, NYC)
  • 1991 Martin Zubero swims world record 200m backstroke (1:52.51)
  • 1991 A rare tropical storm develops in the Southern Hemisphere near Angola; the first to be documented by satellites.
  • 1992 25 die in a bus bombing in Sri Lanka
  • 1992 Floriade (Flower Show) opens at Hague Neth
  • 1992 NHL strike ends after 10 days
  • 1993 BPAA US Open by Del Ballard Jr
  • 1993 Ottawa Senators win 1st road game (Islanders) after 38 straight loses
  • 1993 Pittsburgh Penguins win their NHL record 17 game winning streak
  • 1994 "Les Miserables" opens at Hiten Theatre, Osaka
  • 1994 58th Masters Golf Tournament: Jose M Olazabal wins, shooting a 279
  • 1995 "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 24 performances
  • 1995 NYC bans smoking in all restaurants that seat 35 or more
  • 1996 Fastest wind speed ever recorded (not a tornado) 408 km/h (220 kn; 253 mph; 113 m/s) during tropical cyclone Olivia on Barrow Island, Australia
  • 1998 The Good Friday/Belfast Agreement for Northern Ireland is signed by the British and Irish goverments
  • 1999 152nd Grand National: Paul Carberry aboard Bobbyjo wins

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2005 69th Masters Golf Tournament: Tiger Woods wins, shooting a 276

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • 2005 Cricket Women's World Cup: Australia defeats India by 98 runs
  • 2006 Hundreds of thousands protest H.R. 4437 (aka the "Sensenbrenner Bill") in the United States.

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2006 40th CMT Music Awards: Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood & Kenny Chesney wins

  • 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154M crashes near Smolensk, Russia, killing all 96 people on board including President Lech Kaczyński.
  • 2010 163rd Grand National: Tony McCoy aboard Don't Push It wins
  • 2011 75th Masters Golf Tournament: Charl Schwartzel wins, shooting a 274