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 101st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 265 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 28, 2020 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 26,441,280 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 ‘hectahenagon’ 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 308 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 2,667 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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April 10 Historical Events

  • 428
    Nestorius becomes Patriarch of Constantinople.
  • 1500
    Ludovico Sforza is captured by the Swiss troops at Novara and is handed over to the French.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: A day after his surrender to Union forces, Confederate General Robert E. Lee addresses his troops for the last time.
  • 1953
    Warner Brothers premieres the first 3-D film from a major American studio, entitled House of Wax.
  • 1957
    The Suez Canal is reopened for all shipping after being closed for three months.
  • 1972
    Seventy-four nations sign the Biological Weapons Convention, the first multilateral disarmament treaty banning the production of biological weapons.
  • 1973
    A British Vanguard turboprop crashes during a snowstorm at Basel, Switzerland killing 104.
  • 1979
    Red River Valley Tornado Outbreak: A tornado lands in Wichita Falls, Texas killing 42 people.
  • 1991
    A rare tropical storm develops in the South Atlantic Ocean near Angola; the first to be documented by satellites.
  • 2010
    Polish Air Force Tu-154M crashes near Smolensk, Russia, killing all 96 people on board including President Lech Kaczyński.

Who were born on April 10?

  • 401
    Theodosius II, Roman emperor (d. 450)
  • 1865
    Jack Miner, Canadian conservationist (d. 1944)
  • 1868
    George Arliss, English actor (d. 1946)
  • 1915
    Harry Morgan, American actor (d. 2011)
  • 1960
    Terry Teagle, American basketball player
  • 1981
    Michael Pitt, American actor
  • 1984
    Cara DeLizia, American actress
  • 1984
    Jeremy Barrett (figure skater), American figure skater
  • 1984
    Mandy Moore, American singer/actor
  • 1987
    Shay Mitchell, Canadian Actress

Who died on April 10?

  • 879
    King Louis the Stammerer of the West Franks (b. 846)
  • 1585
    Pope Gregory XIII (b. 1502)
  • 1601
    Mark Alexander Boyd, Scottish poet (b. 1562)
  • 1910
    Jean Moréas, Greek poet (b. 1856)
  • 1920
    Moritz Cantor, German mathematician (b. 1829)
  • 1945
    Charles Nordhoff, English-born writer (b. 1887)
  • 1992
    Sam Kinison, American comedian (b. 1953)
  • 2000
    Larry Linville, American actor (b. 1939)
  • 2010
    Passengers in the 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash, including: Janusz Zakrzeński, Polish actor (b. 1936)
  • 2010
    Passengers in the 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash, including: Maria Kaczyńska, First Lady of Poland (b. 1942)

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