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, 1,618,012,800 seconds 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
Nestorius becomes Patriarch of Constantinople.
the lama Deshin Shekpa visits the Ming Dynasty capital at Nanjing. He is awarded with the title Great Treasure Prince of Dharma.
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.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is founded in New York City by Henry Bergh.
The Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) is created in New York City.
Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler escape from the Birkenau death camp.
20 days after he is kidnapped in Buenos Aires, Oberdan Sallustro is executed by communist guerrillas.
Seventy-four nations sign the Biological Weapons Convention, the first multilateral disarmament treaty banning the production of biological weapons.
Italian ferry Moby Prince collides with an oil tanker in dense fog off Livorno, Italy killing 140.
President of Fiji Ratu Josefa Iloilo announces he will suspend the constitution and assume all governance in the country, creating a constitutional crisis.
Who were born on April 10?
William Hazlitt, English writer (d. 1830)
William Booth, English founder of the Salvation Army (d. 1912)
David Halberstam, American journalist and author (d. 2007)
Andrzej Badeński, Polish athlete
Peter MacNicol, American actor
David Rovics, American folksinger
Henning Wehn, German comedian
Charlie Hunnam, British actor
Michael Pitt, American actor
Princess Ariane of the Netherlands
Who died on April 10?
Jan Marek Marci, Bohemian doctor and scientist (b. 1595)
Arthur Chichester, 3rd Earl of Donegall, Irish soldier (b. 1666)
John Byron, British naval officer (b. 1723)
Horatio Gates, American Revolutionary War figure (b. 1727)
Khalil Gibran, Lebanese poet and painter (b. 1883)
Kay Medford, American actress (b. 1914)
Sam Kinison, American comedian (b. 1953)
Kirsten Rolffes, Danish actress (b. 1928)
Scott Gottlieb, American drummer (Bleed the Dream) (b. 1970)
Mikhail Rusyayev, Russian footballer (b. 1964)
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