10 April

10 April

April 10 is the 100th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 265 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about April 10th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about April 10th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • World Homeopathy Day.
  • International Safety Pin Day.
  • National Siblings Day
  • National Golfers Day
  • International Safety Pin Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – April 10

2010: The President of Poland, Lech Kaczyński, dies in a plane crash

Several high-ranking officials, senior members of the Polish clergy, as well as relatives of the Katyn massacre victims were killed. The accident was blamed on pilot error and bad weather.

2001: Mercy killings become legal in the Netherlands

In a controversial decision the Dutch senate approved a bill legalizing euthanasia for patients with unbearable, terminal illness.

1998: Negotiators in Northern Ireland reach an historic peace deal

The Good Friday Agreement ended 30 years of violent conflict about Northern Ireland’s constitutional status (“The Troubles”).

1970: The Beatles break up as Paul McCartney leaves the band

In their ten years of existence, the British rock group became one of the most successful bands of all time, selling over a billion albums, according to EMI. McCartney’s announcement came a week before the release of his debut solo album, the starting point of a successful solo career.

1815: Mount Tambora explodes in one of the largest volcanic eruptions in recorded history

At least 71,000 people were killed by the eruption. The explosion was heard up to 2000 km (1200 mi) away.

1991 : Arnold Schwarzenegger and President George H. W. Bush in 1991

Arnold Schwarzenegger and President George H. W. Bush in 1991

1945: An American soldier stands guard over a group of German prisoners, April 1945

1945: An American soldier stands guard over a group of German prisoners, April 1945

1941: Ethiopian patriot soldier, 1941.

Ethiopian patriot soldier, 1941.

1912: Titanic sets sail from Southampton, the UK on April 10, 1912

Titanic sets sail from Southampton, UK on April 10, 1912

1849: A safety pin patented by Walter Hunt sold rights for $400 in 1849.

1825: 1st hotel in Hawaii opens in 1825.

1516: 1st Jewish ghetto established: Venice compels Jews to live in a specific area in 1516.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, April 10

1987: Hayley Westenra, New Zealand soprano

1951: David Helvarg, American journalist, activist

1932: Omar Sharif, Egyptian actor

1847: Joseph Pulitzer, Hungarian/American politician, journalist, publisher, founded Pulitzer, Inc.

1778: William Hazlitt, English critic, painter

Vladimir Lenin was born

David Harbour was born

Mandy Moore was born

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, April 10

1966: Evelyn Waugh, English author, journalist

1965: Linda Darnell, American actress

1955: Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, French/American priest, palaeontologist, philosopher

1931: Kahlil Gibran, Lebanese/American poet

1919: Emiliano Zapata, Mexican general

Khalil Gibran died.

Morarji Desai died.

Joseph Louis Lagrange died.


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