April 1910 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 1 Dumitru Dan (Romania) completes a 62,137 mile (100,000 m) walk
  • Apr 3 Highest mountain in North America, Alaska's Mt McKinley claimed to have been 1st climbed by 4 local men

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Apr 14 President Taft begins tradition of throwing out ball on opening day

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft
  • Apr 14 Pan American Union forms
  • Apr 19 Halley's comet seen by naked eye 1st time this trip (Curacao)
  • Apr 20 Halley's Comet passes 29th recorded perihelion at 87.9 million km
  • Apr 23 International Exhibition opens in Brussels
  • Apr 24 German Catholic youth movement Quickborn forms
  • Apr 27 Belgian parliament rejects socialist motion for general voting rights
  • Apr 27 Louis Botha and James Hertzog establish the moderate nationalists South African Party promising equality of Britons and Boers
  • Apr 28 First night air flight by Claude Grahame-White in England

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Apr 29 Ex-US president Theodore Roosevelt visits Amsterdam

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 2 Irene Mayer Selznick, producer (Street Car Named Desire)
  • Apr 2 Joeri German, Russian writer
  • Apr 2 Paul Triquet, Canadian military officer (d. 1980)
  • Apr 4 Agnes Patrick, campaigner
  • Apr 6 Desmond Dreyer, British admiral
  • Apr 9 Abraham A Ribicoff, (Sen-D-Ct)
  • Apr 10 David Gilroy Bevan, politician
  • Apr 10 Paul Sweezy, American economist and editor (d. 2004)
  • Apr 11 António de Spínola, Portuguese general and conservative President of Portugal (1974), born in Estremoz, Portugal (d. 1996)
  • Apr 11 Henry William Collins, artist
  • Apr 12 Jorgen Rausch, German philosopher/author (End of the Playboys)
  • Apr 15 Lord Grey of Naunton, chancellor (Ulster University)
  • Apr 18 Jamie L Whitten, (Rep-D-MS, 1941- )
  • Apr 19 Andrew Gilchrist, historian/diplomat
  • Apr 20 Robert F. Wagner Jr., Mayor of New York City (Democrat: 1954-65), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)
  • Apr 22 Eric Scowen, physician
  • Apr 22 Norman Steenrod, American mathematician (d. 1971)
  • Apr 26 Johan Doorn, Dutch journalist/resistance fighter (Orange Newspaper)
  • Apr 26 Tomoyuki Tanaka, director (Godzilla)
  • Apr 28 Sam Merwin, Jr., American mystery fiction writer (d. 1996)
  • Apr 29 John Beavan, newspaper editor

Deaths in History

  • Apr 1 Andreas Aschenbach, German painter/engraver, dies at 94
  • Apr 2 Boyd Alexander, English explorer (Niger to the Nile), murdered at 37
  • Apr 2 Friedrich von Bodelschwingh, German theologist, dies at 79
  • Apr 12 William G Sumner, US sociologist/politicologist (Folkways), dies at 69
  • Apr 13 William Orchardson, British painter, dies
  • Apr 14 Mikhail Vrubel, Russian painter (b. 1856)

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Apr 21 Mark Twain [Samuel Clemens], American author (Adventures of Huckleberry Finn), dies at 74

Author Mark Twain
Author
Mark Twain
  • Apr 26 Bjornstjerne Bjornson, Norwegian writer (Mary, Nobel 1903), dies at 77