What happened this day in history April 10

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

  • 1606
    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.
  • 1710
    The Statute of Anne, the first law regulating copyright, enters into force in Great Britain.
  • 1815
    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.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: A day after his surrender to Union forces, Confederate General Robert E. Lee addresses his troops for the last time.
  • 1866
    The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is founded in New York City by Henry Bergh.
  • 1868
    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.
  • 1925
    The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is first published in New York City, by Charles Scribner’s Sons.
  • 1963
    129 people die when the submarine USS Thresher sinks at sea.
  • 1991
    A rare tropical storm develops in the South Atlantic Ocean near Angola; the first to be documented by satellites.
  • 1992
    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?

  • 1918
    Lee Bergere, American actor (d. 2007)
  • 1926
    Junior Samples, American southern comedian (d. 1983)
  • 1927
    Marshall Warren Nirenberg, American scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 2010)
  • 1941
    Paul Theroux, American author
  • 1946
    Adolf Winkelmann, German film director
  • 1950
    Akiko Wada, Japanese singer and television performer
  • 1950
    Ken Griffey, Sr., American baseball player
  • 1952
    Steven Seagal, American actor
  • 1954
    Peter MacNicol, American actor
  • 1987
    Hayley Westenra, New Zealand soprano

Who died on April 10?

  • 879
    King Louis the Stammerer of the West Franks (b. 846)
  • 1599
    Gabrielle d'Estrée, mistress of Henry IV of France (b. 1571)
  • 1601
    Mark Alexander Boyd, Scottish poet (b. 1562)
  • 1619
    Thomas Jones, Archbishop of Dublin (b. c. 1550)
  • 1813
    Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Italian-born mathematician (b. 1736)
  • 1823
    Karl Leonhard Reinhold, Austrian philosopher (b. 1757)
  • 1910
    Jean Moréas, Greek poet (b. 1856)
  • 1955
    Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, French paleontologist and theologian (b. 1881)
  • 1965
    Lloyd Casner, American race car driver and owner (b. 1928)
  • 2003
    Little Eva, American singer (b. 1943)

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