On This Day

What Happened in April 1910

Historical Events

  • 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
  • Apr 8 1st race at the Playa Del Ray Motordrome near Los Angeles begins (1st US auto speedway)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 15 William H. Taft is first US President to throw out a 1st ball at a baseball game
  • Apr 18 14th Boston Marathon won by Canadian Fred Cameron in 2:28:52.4
  • Apr 19 Halley's comet seen by naked eye 1st time this trip (Curacao)
  • Apr 20 Cleveland Naps Addie Joss 2nd no-hitter, beats Chicago, 1-0
  • Apr 20 Halley's Comet passes 29th recorded perihelion at 87.9 million km
  • Apr 21 Cleve Naps play 1st game at League Park, lose to Det Tigers 5-0
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 28 First night air flight by Claude Grahame-White in England

Aviation Pioneer Claude Grahame-White
Aviation Pioneer
Claude Grahame-White

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Apr 29 Ex-US President Theodore Roosevelt visits Amsterdam

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Apr 30 Cleveland Naps Addie Joss limits St.Louis Browns to 8 hits in 2-1 victory

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 2 Arnie Herber, American NFL quarterback (Green Bay Packers, NY Giants), born in Green Bay, Wisconsin (d. 1969)
  • Apr 2 Irene Mayer Selznick, American socialite and theatrical producer (Street Car Named Desire), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1990)
  • Apr 2 Joeri German, Russian writer
  • Apr 2 Paul Triquet, Canadian military officer, born in Cabano, Quebec (d. 1980)
  • Apr 6 Desmond Dreyer, British admiral
  • Apr 8 George Musso, NFL guard (Chicago Bears)
  • Apr 8 Wendell Bill, cricketer (NSW bat 1929-36 Century on debut 1930)
  • Apr 9 Abraham Ribicoff, American politician, U.S. Senator from Connecticut, born in New Britain, Connecticut (d. 1998)
  • Apr 10 Abu-Bakr Khairat, Egyptian composer, born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 1963)
  • Apr 10 David Gilroy Bevan, British politician (d. 1996)
  • Apr 10 Paul Sweezy, American Marxist economist and editor (Monthly Review), born in NYC, New York (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, English artist, born in Colchester, Essex (d. 1994)
  • Apr 12 Jürgen Rausch, German philosopher and author (End of the Playboys), born in Bremen, Germany (d. 1995)
  • Apr 14 Werner Wolf Glaser, German-Swedish composer, born in Cologne, Germany (d. 2006)
  • Apr 15 Ralph Grey, Baron Grey of Naunton, Governor of Northern Ireland (1968-73), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 1999)
  • Apr 17 Ivan Goff, Australian screenwriter (Man of a Thousand Faces), born in Perth, Australia (d. 1999)
  • Apr 18 Jamie Whitten, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Mississippi), born in Cascilla, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • Apr 18 Sylvia Fisher, Australian operatic soprano (Albert Herring Opera), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1996)
  • Apr 19 Andrew Gilchrist, British ambassador (Ireland, Indonesia, Iceland), born in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 1993)
  • 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, English physician and Professor of Medicine (University of London, 1961-75), born in West Ham, London (d. 2001)
  • Apr 22 Norman Steenrod, American mathematician (algebraic topology), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1971)
  • Apr 26 Erland von Koch, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm (d. 2009)
  • Apr 26 Ernst Tittel, Austrian organist and composer, born in Sternberg, Moravia (d. 1969)
  • Apr 26 Johan Hermanus Doorn, Dutch journalist and resistance fighter (Orange Newspaper), born in Amsterdam (d. 1944)
  • Apr 26 Tomoyuki Tanaka, Japanese film producer (Godzilla), born in Ōsaka, Japan (d. 1997)
  • Apr 26 Ruan Lingyu [Fenggen], Chinese silent film actress (The Goddess), born in Shanghai (d. 1935)
  • Apr 28 Sam Merwin, Jr., American mystery fiction writer, born in Plainfield, New Jersey (d. 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • 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 Graham Sumner, American sociologist (Folkways), dies at 69
  • Apr 13 William Orchardson, British painter, dies at 78
  • Apr 14 Mikhail Vrubel, Russian painter (b. 1856)
  • Apr 17 Ignacio Mariscal, Mexican lawyer and diplomat (Secretary of Foreign Affairs), dies at 80
  • Apr 20 Samuel Gibbs French, American Major General (Confederate Army), dies at 91

Person of interestMark Twain

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

Author Mark Twain
Author
Mark Twain
  • Apr 26 Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Norwegian author "Pa Guds Veje" and Nobel laureate 1903, dies at 77