On This Day

What Happened on April 10, 2019

Historical Events

  • China announces move to cull more than 1 million pigs in effort to eliminate African swine fever
  • First home delivery service by drone begins in Canberra, Australia by Wing, part of Google's Alphabet company

1st Photo of a Black Hole

First-ever photo of a black hole announced, taken by The Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration in 2017 in galaxy M87, 6.5 billion times the mass of earth, 55 million light-years away

  • Four tiny sweat bees removed alive from a woman's eye in world's first operation of its kind at Fooyin University Hospital, Taiwan
  • New species of human announced named Homo luzonensis, 3ft tall, remains dated 50-60,000 years old found in cave on island of Luzon, Philippines
  • New York declares a public health emergency and compulsory vaccinations after a measles outbreak in Brooklyn with 285 cases

Famous Deaths

  • Earl Thomas Conley, American singer-songwriter with 18 No. 1 country hits ("Once In A Blue Moon"; "Angel In Disguise"), dies from cerebral atrophy at 77
2019 Highlights

About April 10, 2019

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 7 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aries