- April 10 is the 100th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 101st in leap years.
- There are 265 days remaining until the end of the year.
- The preceding day is April 9.
- Next day is April 11.
April 10th Deaths (Here)
April 10 Events:
879 – Louis III becomes King of the Western Franks.
1407 – Lama Deshin Shekpa visits the Ming Dynasty capital at Nanjing & is given the title 'Great Treasure Prince of Dharma'.
1500 – Ludovico Sforza is captured at Novara by Swiss troops & handed over to the French.
1606 – Charter of the Virginia Company of London is established by royal charter by James I of England.
1710 – First copyright law issued in Great Britain.
1741 – War of the Austrian Succession - Prussia defeats Austria in the Battle of Mollwitz.
1815 – The Mount Tambora volcano erupts.
1816 – Second Bank of the United States is created.
1821 – Patriarch Gregory V of Constantinople is hanged by the Turks.
1856 – Theta Chi Fraternity is founded at Norwich University.
1858 – The original Big Ben bell for the Palace of Westminster is cast in Stockton-on-Tees by Warner's of Cripplegate.
1864 – Archduke Maximilian of Habsburg is elected emperor of Mexico.
1865 – Confederate General Robert E. Lee, the day after his surrender to Union forces, addresses his troops for the last time (American Civil War).
1866 – Henry Bergh founds The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).
1868 – The army of Emperor Tewodros II is defeated in Abyssinia by British & Indian forces.
1869 – Cuban Revolutionary Party founded by José Martí.
1874 – First Arbor Day is celebrated in Nebraska.
1887 – The Catholic University of America establishment is authorized by Pope Leo XIII on Easter Sunday.
1912 – The Titanic leaves port in Southampton, England.
1916 – The Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) is created in New York City.
1919 – Emiliano Zapata, a Mexican Revolution leader, is ambushed & shot dead in Morelos by government forces.
1925 – The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is first published.
1933 – The Civilian Conservation Corps is created.
1941 – The Axis Powers in Europe establish the Independent State of Croatia from occupied Yugoslavia (World War II).
1944 – Rudolf Vrba & Alfred Wetzler escape from the Birkenau death camp.
1953 – Warner Brothers premieres the film House of Wax - the first 3-D film.
1957 – The Suez Canal is reopened for all shipping after being closed for 3 months.
1959 – Akihito, future Emperor of Japan, weds Michiko.
1963 – Submarine USS Thresher sinks at sea.
1968 – New Zealand inter-island ferry TEV Wahine shipwrecks outside Wellington harbour.
1971 – People's Republic of China hosts the U.S. table tennis team for a visit.
1972 – Oberdan Sallustro is executed by communist guerrillas.
1972 – American B-52 bombers reportedly begin bombing North Vietnam (Vietnam War).
1973 – A British Vanguard turboprop crashes during a snowstorm at Basel, Switzerland.
1979 – Red River Valley Tornado Outbreak in Wichita Falls, Texas.
1991 – Moby Prince, an Italian ferry, collides with an oil tanker in dense fog off Livorno, Italy.
1992 – Maraghar Massacre in the village Maraghar by Azerbaijani troops during the Nagorno-Karabakh War.
2010 – Polish Air Force Tu-154M crashes near Smolensk, Russia - 96 people on board are killed, including Polish President Lech Kaczyński.
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