Historical Events on April 10 (Part 2)

Election of Interest

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

  • 2012 United Nations deadline for Syrian troop withdrawal passes as violence continues
  • 2013 Japan and Taiwan sign an agreement on fishing rights around the Senkaku Islands

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

2014 "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" directed by Marc Webb and starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone premieres in London

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

2014 29th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Peter Gabriel; Hall & Oates; KISS; Nirvana; Linda Ronstadt; Cat Stevens; The E Street Band; Brian Epstein; and Andrew Loog Oldham

  • 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

US Masters Golf

2016 80th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: England's Danny Willett wins his first major title, 3 strokes ahead of Lee Westwood and defending champion Jordan Spieth

  • 2016 Explosions and a fire caused by fireworks at Puttingal Temple in Kerala, India, kills more than 100 and injures nearly 400

Event of Interest

2016 Hong Kong pro-democracy political party Demosistō established by Nathan Law, Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow

  • 2017 "British Vogue" magazine announces Edward Enninful as new editor; first male and Black person to hold position

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

2017 "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" directed by James Gunn, and starring Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana premieres in Tokyo, Japan

  • 2017 Alabama Governor Robert Bentley resigns over relationship with an aide and possible misuse of state funds to cover it up

Event of Interest

2018 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg begins testifying before US Congress about data use and security

  • 2019 China announces move to cull more than 1 million pigs in effort to eliminate African swine fever
  • 2019 First home delivery service by drone begins in Canberra, Australia by Wing, part of Google's Alphabet company

1st Photo of a Black Hole

2019 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

  • 2019 Four tiny sweat bees removed alive from a woman's eye in world's first operation of its kind at Fooyin University Hospital, Taiwan
  • 2019 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
  • 2019 New York declares a public health emergency and compulsory vaccinations after a measles outbreak in Brooklyn with 285 cases

Event of Interest

2021 China orders Alibaba pay a record fine of 18.2 billion yuan ($2.8 billion) after anti-trust regulations say it has been acting as a monopoly

  • 2022 86th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: World #1 golfer Scottie Scheffler wins first career major title; beats Irishman Rory McIlroy by 3 strokes for record $2.7m payout

Sports History

2022 Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan removed from power after losing a no-confidence vote in parliament [1]

Music History

2022 Revival of "Cabaret" starring Eddie Redmayne wins best musical at UK's Olivier Awards, "Life of Pi" wins best play [1]

  • 2023 Rare California poppy superbloom of organise poppies begins in Southern California around Lake Elinsore [1]

Dalai Lama Apologizes

2023 The Dalai Lama apologizes for a video showing him asking a boy to suck his tongue, after widespread criticism [1]