On This Day in History for April 10 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 138 of 138

  • 1974 American Boccaccio Association forms
  • 1974 Magicians Penn & Teller 1st meet

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1974 Yitzhak Rabin replaces resigning Israeli PM Golda Meir

5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin
5th Prime Minister of Israel
Yitzhak Rabin
  • 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
  • 1983 Hennie Kuiper (Neth) wins Paris-Roubaix cycle race
  • 1983 Jordan king Hussein ceases negotiations with PLO
  • 1984 Damaged Solar Max satellite snared by Challenger shuttle
  • 1984 US Senate condemns CIA mining of Nicaraguan harbors
  • 1985 At 80 Leo Sites becomes oldest bowler to score a 300 game
  • 1985 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-B mission

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986 Benazir Bhutto returns to Pakistan

Pakistani Politican Benazir Bhutto
Pakistani Politican
Benazir Bhutto
  • 1986 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1988 Herschel Walker performs Fort Worth Ballet
  • 1989 Intel corp announces shipment of 80-486 chip
  • 1990 CUNY/Lehman College, Bronx, opens a branch campus in Hiroshma Japan
  • 1991 Boat rams a tanker in Livorno Italy fog, killing about 138
  • 1991 Last automat (coin operated cafeteria) closes (3rd & 42nd St, NYC)
  • 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
  • 1993 BPAA US Open by Del Ballard Jr
  • 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
  • 2006 Hundreds of thousands protest H.R. 4437 (aka the "Sensenbrenner Bill") in the United States.
  • 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154M crashes near Smolensk, Russia, killing all 96 people on board including President Lech KaczyƄski.
  • 2012 United Nations deadline for Syrian troop withdrawal passes as violence continues
  • 2012 Apple Inc claims a value of $600 billion making it the largest company by market capitalization in the world

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2012 Rick Santorum suspends his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination making Mitt Romney the overwhelming favourite

Politician Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney
  • 2013 Japan and Taiwan sign an agreement on fishing rights around the Senkaku Islands
  • 2014 88 civilians are killed by barrel bombs from Syrian war planes in Aleppo, Syria
  • 2014 The Council of Europe suspends Russia's right to vote
  • 2016 Explosions and a fire caused by fireworks at Puttingal Temple in Kerala, India, kills more than 100 and injures nearly 400

Birthdays in History

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Weddings in History

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Deaths in History

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