On This Day

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

Events in History

  • 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 Computer glitch keeps Space Shuttle Columbia grounded
  • 1981 France performs nuclear test
  • 1981 Imprisoned Provisional IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands elected to British Parliament for Northern Ireland county of Fermanagh and South Tyrone
  • 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 Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center (Florida) for mating of STS 51-B mission

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1986 Benazir Bhutto returns to Pakistan

Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto
Pakistani Prime Minister
Benazir Bhutto
  • 1986 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1988 Herschel Walker performs Fort Worth Ballet

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1989 Intel corp announces shipment of 80-486 chip

Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel Andrew Grove
Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel
Andrew Grove
  • 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 Rare tropical storm develops in the Southern Hemisphere near Angola; first to be documented by satellites
  • 1992 25 die in a bus bombing in Sri Lanka
  • 1992 Floriade (Flower Show) opens at The Hague, Netherlands
  • 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 Agreement [Belfast Agreement] for Northern Ireland is signed by the British and Irish governments
  • 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 Kaczyński
  • 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

Governor of Massachusetts and US Senator Mitt Romney
Governor of Massachusetts and US Senator
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

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

Activist Joshua Wong
Activist
Joshua Wong
  • 2017 Edward Enninful is announced the new Editor of "British Vogue" its first male and black editor
  • 2017 Alabama Governor Robert Bentley resigns over relationship with an aide and possible misuse of state funds to cover it up

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

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook Founder
Mark Zuckerberg
  • 2019 China announces move to cull more than 1 million pigs in effort to eliminate African swine fever

Famous Photo1st 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

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The first ever picture of black hole
The first ever picture of black hole
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  • 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 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 First home delivery service by drone begins in Canberra, Australia by Wing, part of Google's Alphabet company
  • 2019 New York declares a public health emergency and compulsory vaccinations after a measles outbreak in Brooklyn with 285 cases

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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

Alibaba Entrepreneur Jack Ma
Alibaba Entrepreneur
Jack Ma

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Deaths in History