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 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 265 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 28, 2022 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,649,548,800 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 287 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 3,397 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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April 10 Historical Events

  • 1407
    the lama Deshin Shekpa visits the Ming Dynasty capital at Nanjing. He is awarded with the title Great Treasure Prince of Dharma.
  • 1710
    The Statute of Anne, the first law regulating copyright, enters into force in Great Britain.
  • 1816
    The United States Government approves the creation of the Second Bank of the United States.
  • 1856
    The Theta Chi fraternity is founded at Norwich University.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: A day after his surrender to Union forces, Confederate General Robert E. Lee addresses his troops for the last time.
  • 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.
  • 1941
    World War II: The Axis Powers in Europe establish the Independent State of Croatia from occupied Yugoslavia with Ante Pavelić's Ustaše fascist insurgents in power.
  • 1957
    The Suez Canal is reopened for all shipping after being closed for three months.
  • 1979
    Red River Valley Tornado Outbreak: A tornado lands in Wichita Falls, Texas killing 42 people.
  • 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?

  • 1755
    Samuel Hahnemann, German physician (d. 1843)
  • 1927
    Marshall Warren Nirenberg, American scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 2010)
  • 1930
    Spede Pasanen, Finnish comedian (d. 2001)
  • 1959
    Davy Carton, Irish musician (Saw Doctors)
  • 1959
    Yvan Loubier, Canadian politician
  • 1963
    Warren DeMartini, American musician
  • 1967
    David Rovics, American folksinger
  • 1976
    Sara Renner, Canadian cross country skier
  • 1980
    Bryce Soderberg, American musician
  • 1985
    Dion Phaneuf, Canadian ice hockey player

Who died on April 10?

  • 948
    King Hugh of Italy
  • 1533
    King Frederick I of Denmark (b. 1471)
  • 1920
    Moritz Cantor, German mathematician (b. 1829)
  • 1954
    Auguste Lumière, French film executive (b. 1862)
  • 1966
    Evelyn Waugh, English writer (b. 1903)
  • 1969
    Harley J. Earl, American automobile designer (b. 1893)
  • 1980
    Kay Medford, American actress (b. 1914)
  • 1994
    Sam B. Hall, American politician (b. 1924)
  • 2007
    Dakota Staton, American singer (b. 1930)
  • 2010
    Passengers in the 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash, including: Lech Kaczyński, President of Poland (b. 1949)

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