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!
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- World Homeopathy Day.
- International Safety Pin Day.
- National Siblings Day
- National Golfers Day
- International Safety Pin Day
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
1945: An American soldier stands guard over a group of German prisoners, April 1945
1941: Ethiopian patriot soldier, 1941.
1912: Titanic sets sail from Southampton, the 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.
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
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.