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, 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

  • 428
    Nestorius becomes Patriarch of Constantinople.
  • 1407
    the lama Deshin Shekpa visits the Ming Dynasty capital at Nanjing. He is awarded with the title Great Treasure Prince of Dharma.
  • 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.
  • 1866
    The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is founded in New York City by Henry Bergh.
  • 1916
    The Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) is created in New York City.
  • 1944
    Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler escape from the Birkenau death camp.
  • 1972
    20 days after he is kidnapped in Buenos Aires, Oberdan Sallustro is executed by communist guerrillas.
  • 1972
    Seventy-four nations sign the Biological Weapons Convention, the first multilateral disarmament treaty banning the production of biological weapons.
  • 1991
    Italian ferry Moby Prince collides with an oil tanker in dense fog off Livorno, Italy killing 140.
  • 2009
    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?

  • 1778
    William Hazlitt, English writer (d. 1830)
  • 1829
    William Booth, English founder of the Salvation Army (d. 1912)
  • 1934
    David Halberstam, American journalist and author (d. 2007)
  • 1943
    Andrzej Badeński, Polish athlete
  • 1954
    Peter MacNicol, American actor
  • 1967
    David Rovics, American folksinger
  • 1974
    Henning Wehn, German comedian
  • 1980
    Charlie Hunnam, British actor
  • 1981
    Michael Pitt, American actor
  • 2007
    Princess Ariane of the Netherlands

Who died on April 10?

  • 1667
    Jan Marek Marci, Bohemian doctor and scientist (b. 1595)
  • 1706
    Arthur Chichester, 3rd Earl of Donegall, Irish soldier (b. 1666)
  • 1786
    John Byron, British naval officer (b. 1723)
  • 1806
    Horatio Gates, American Revolutionary War figure (b. 1727)
  • 1931
    Khalil Gibran, Lebanese poet and painter (b. 1883)
  • 1980
    Kay Medford, American actress (b. 1914)
  • 1992
    Sam Kinison, American comedian (b. 1953)
  • 2000
    Kirsten Rolffes, Danish actress (b. 1928)
  • 2005
    Scott Gottlieb, American drummer (Bleed the Dream) (b. 1970)
  • 2011
    Mikhail Rusyayev, Russian footballer (b. 1964)

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