What are the important events that happened on April 10? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
April 10: Facts & Myths About This Day
April 10 is the 100th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 265 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 28, 2021 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 26,966,880 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectagon’ day.
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Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 297 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,032 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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April 10 Historical Events
The Charter of the Virginia Company of London is established by royal charter by James I of England with the purpose of establishing colonial settlements in North America.
The Statute of Anne, the first law regulating copyright, enters into force in Great Britain.
The Mount Tambora volcano begins a three-month-long eruption, lasting until July 15. The eruption ultimately kills 71,000 people and affects Earth’s climate for the next two years.
American Civil War: A day after his surrender to Union forces, Confederate General Robert E. Lee addresses his troops for the last time.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is founded in New York City by Henry Bergh.
At Arogee in Abyssinia, British and Indian forces defeat an army of Emperor Tewodros II. While 700 Ethiopians are killed and many more injured, only two die from the British/Indian troops.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is first published in New York City, by Charles Scribner’s Sons.
129 people die when the submarine USS Thresher sinks at sea.
A rare tropical storm develops in the South Atlantic Ocean near Angola; the first to be documented by satellites.
The Maraghar Massacre, killing of ethnic Armenian civil population of the village Maraghar by Azerbaijani troops during the Nagorno-Karabakh War.
Who were born on April 10?
Lee Bergere, American actor (d. 2007)
Junior Samples, American southern comedian (d. 1983)
Marshall Warren Nirenberg, American scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 2010)
Paul Theroux, American author
Adolf Winkelmann, German film director
Akiko Wada, Japanese singer and television performer
Ken Griffey, Sr., American baseball player
Steven Seagal, American actor
Peter MacNicol, American actor
Hayley Westenra, New Zealand soprano
Who died on April 10?
King Louis the Stammerer of the West Franks (b. 846)
Gabrielle d'Estrée, mistress of Henry IV of France (b. 1571)
Mark Alexander Boyd, Scottish poet (b. 1562)
Thomas Jones, Archbishop of Dublin (b. c. 1550)
Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Italian-born mathematician (b. 1736)
Karl Leonhard Reinhold, Austrian philosopher (b. 1757)
Jean Moréas, Greek poet (b. 1856)
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, French paleontologist and theologian (b. 1881)
Lloyd Casner, American race car driver and owner (b. 1928)
Little Eva, American singer (b. 1943)
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