Historical Events on 10th April

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837 - Comet 1P/837 F1 (Halley) approaches within 0.0334 AUs of Earth
847 - St Leo IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope
879 - Louis III becomes King of West Francia.
1407 - the lama Deshin Shekpa visits the Ming Dynasty capital at Nanjing. He is awarded with the title Great Treasure Prince of Dharma.
1500 - France captures duke Ludovico Sforza of Milan
1516 - 1st ghetto, Jews are compelled to live in specific area of Venice
1552 - Henri II of France occupies Metz
1589 - Spanish troops conquer Geertruidenberg
1656 - Dutch fleet occupiers Colombo Ceylon
1694 - Duke Victor Amadeus of Savoye attacks Casale
1710 - The first law regulating copyright is issued in Great Britain.
1741 - War of the Austrian Succession: Prussia defeats Austria in the Battle of Mollwitz.
1790 - US Patent system forms
Duke of Milan Ludovico SforzaDuke of Milan Ludovico Sforza 1815 - Austria declares war on realm of Naples
1816 - 2nd Bank of US chartered
1821 - Patriarch Gregory V of Constantinople is hanged by the Turks from the main gate of the Patriarchate and his body is thrown into the Bosphorus.
1825 - 1st hotel in Hawaii opens
1825 - Nicaraguan constituent assembly meets at Leon
1826 - The 10,500 inhabitants of the Greek town Messolonghi start leaving the town after a year's siege by Turkish forces. Very few of them survive.
1835 - Charles Darwin returns to Santiago, Chile
1841 - New York Tribune begins publishing under editor Horace Greeley
Naturalist Charles DarwinNaturalist Charles Darwin 1845 - More than 1,000 buildings damaged by fire in Pittsburgh, Pa
1849 - Safety pin patented by Walter Hunt (NYC); sold rights for $400
1856 - The Theta Chi Fraternity is founded at Norwich University.
1858 - "Big Ben", a 13.76 tonne bell, is recast in the Tower of Westminster
1863 - Rebel Gen Earl Van Dorn attacks at Franklin, Tenn
1864 - Austrian Archduke Maximilian becomes Maximilian I, Emperor of Mexico
1865 - At Appomattox, General Robert E. Lee issues Gen Order #9, his last
Confederate General Robert E. LeeConfederate General Robert E. Lee 1866 - American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) forms
1868 - 1st performance of John Brahms' "A German Requiem"
1868 - British defeat King of Abyssinia at Magdala
1869 - Congress increases number of Supreme Court judges from 7 to 9
1869 - José Martí founds the Cuban Revolutionary Party.
1871 - William Hammond Hall's maps & surveys of Golden Gate Park accepted
1872 - 1st National black convention meets in New Orleans
1872 - 1st Arbor Day celebrated in Nebraska, later changed to Apr 22
1877 - 1st human cannonball act performed in London
1877 - Federal troops withdrawn from Columbia, SC
1878 - California St Cable Car RR Co starts service
1882 - Captain William Matson founds his shipping company (San Francisco & Hawaii)
1884 - US Senate accepts Belgian administration of Congo
US President Abraham LincolnUS President Abraham Lincoln 1887 - President Abraham Lincoln's re-buried with his wife in Springfield, Ilinois
1887 - Soccer team Be Quick forms in Hairs Groningen
1896 - Spiridon Louis wins 1st Olympic marathon (2:58:50)
1912 - RMS Titanic sets sail from Southampton for her maiden (and final) voyage
1913 - President Woodrow Wilson throws out 1st ball, Senators beat Yankees 2-1
1913 - Walter Johnson begins string of 56 consecutive scoreless innings
1913 - During the Montenegrin siege of Scutari, the Montenegrin coastline is blockaded
1916 - 1st professional golf tournament held
MLB Pitcher Walter JohnsonMLB Pitcher Walter Johnson 1916 - The Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) is created in New York City.
1917 - Munition factory explosion at Eddystone PA, kills 133 workers
1919 - Mexican Revolution leader Emiliano Zapata is ambushed and shot dead by government forces in Morelos.
1923 - Hitler demands "hatred & more hatred" in Berlin
1924 - Tubular steel golf club shafts approved for championship play
1925 - Czarina re-amed Stalingrad (now Volgograd)
1925 - Scribners publishes "The Great Gatsby" by F Scott Fitzgerald
1930 - George Headley scores 223 v England at Kingston
Author F. Scott FitzgeraldAuthor F. Scott Fitzgerald 1930 - Synthetic rubber 1st produced
1932 - Paul von Hindenburg elected 1st German president (Hitler is 2nd)
1934 - Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks beat Detroit Red Wings, 3 games to 1
1935 - Vaughan Williams' 4th Symphony premieres in London
1936 - 200" mirror blank arrives in Pasadena
1938 - 2nd government of Blum replaced by Daladier government in France
1938 - Austria becomes a state of Germany
1938 - NY makes syphilis test mandatory in order to get a marriage license
1939 - Colijn's Dutch government opens camp Westerbork for German Jews
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 1939 - Grens mobilization due to Italian invasion in Albania
1940 - Vidkun Quisling forms Norwegian "national government"
1941 - German troops conquer Libyan county Cyrenaica
1942 - Cigarettes & candy rationed in Holland
1943 - 12 Jewish patients of Herren Loo-Lozenoord escape nazis
1943 - General Montgomery occupies Sfax Tunisia
1944 - "Patrolling the Ether" is shown on 3 TV stations simultaneously
1944 - Soviet forces liberate Odessa from Nazis
1945 - Allies liberate 1st Nazi concentration camp, Buchenwald (Czech)
1945 - Canadian troops conquer Deventer
1945 - General Blaskowitz becomes nazi leader of "Fort Holland"
1945 - German troops attack Ijsselbrug
1945 - NFL's Boston Yanks & Brooklyn Tigers merge
1945 - US troops land on Tsugen Shima Okinawa
1945 - William Schuman & Antony Tudors ballet premieres in NYC
1946 - 1st election for Japanese Diet
1947 - King Frederik IX of Denmark crowned
1948 - Jewish Hagana repels an Arab attack on Mishmar HaEmek
Golfer Sam SneadGolfer Sam Snead 1949 - 13th Golf Masters Championship: Sam Snead wins, shooting a 282
1953 - "House of Wax", 1st 3-D movie, released (NYC)
1953 - 7th NBA Championship: Minneapolis Lakers beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 1
1954 - KRGV TV channel 5 in Weslaco, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
1955 - 19th Golf Masters Championship: Cary Middlecoff wins, shooting a 279
1955 - 9th NBA Championship: Syrac Nats beat Ft Wayne Pistons, 4 games to 3
1955 - Dr Jonas Salk successfully tests Polio vaccine
1955 - Ruth Ellis shoots jilting lover David Blakely
Medical Researcher and Virologist Jonas SalkMedical Researcher and Virologist Jonas Salk 1956 - Philips broadcasts 1st Dutch color TV programs
1956 - Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 1
1957 - John Osborne's "Entertainer" premieres in London
1957 - Jordanian government of Naboelsi resigns
1957 - Suez canal reopens for all traffic
1957 - USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
1958 - Northern strip of Spanish Sahara ceded to Morocco
1960 - 24th Golf Masters Championship: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 282
1960 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
1960 - Senate passes landmark Civil Rights Bill
1961 - 25th Golf Masters Championship: Gary Player wins, shooting a 280
Golfer Gary PlayerGolfer Gary Player 1961 - Adolf Eichmann tried as a war criminal in Israel
1961 - Dutch foreign minister Luns talks to JFK about New Guinea
1961 - New Wash Senators loses 1st regular-season game 4-3 to White Sox
1962 - 1st baseball game at LA's Dodger Stadium, they lose 6-3 to Reds
1962 - 1st major league game in Houston, Colt .45s beat Chicago Cubs, 11-2
1962 - NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits his 375th HR
1963 - USS Thresher, a nuclear powered submarine, sinks 220 miles east of Boston
1963 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Baseball Legend Mickey MantleBaseball Legend Mickey Mantle 1964 - Demolition begins on Polo Grounds to clear way for housing project
1964 - Iranian motor launch catches fire & sinks killing 113 (Persian Gulf)
1967 - 39th Academy Awards - "Man For All Seasons," best picture, Elizabeth Taylor & Paul Scofield best actress/actor
1968 - Ferry Wahine sinks in Wellington harbour, New Zealand on route from Lyttelton (51 killed)
1968 - "George M!" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 435 performances
1968 - 40th Academy Awards - "Heat of the Night", Rod Steiger & Katherine Hepburn win
1968 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartneyMusician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney 1970 - Paul McCartney officially announces the split of The Beatles
1971 - 1st baseball game at Phila's Veterans Stadium, Phils beat Expos 4-1
1971 - US table tennis team arrives in China PR
1972 - 7.0 earthquake kills 1/5 of population of Iranian province of Fars
1972 - US, USSR & 70 other nations agree to ban biological weapons
1972 - 20 days after he was kidnapped in Buenos Aires, Oberdan Sallustro is executed by communist guerrillas.
1973 - BEA flight to Basel Switz, crashes on landing, killing 104 of 143
1973 - KC opens its new park, Royals Stadium, with 12-1 rout of Rangers
1973 - Pakistan suspends constitution
1974 - American Boccaccio Association forms
1974 - Magicians Penn & Teller 1st meet
1974 - Yitzhak Rabin replaces resigning Israeli PM Golda Meir
1975 - Rangers score 8 goals against Islanders in playoffs
1976 - Brewers' Don Money's grand slammer disallowed-Yanks win 9-7
1976 - Cleveland Cavaliers win their 1st NBA Central Division title
Golfer Tom WatsonGolfer Tom Watson 1977 - 41st Golf Masters Championship: Tom Watson wins, shooting a 276
1977 - Beverly Klass wins LPGA Women's International Golf Satellite
1977 - Cleveland Indians set club record for longest, 9 inn game (3:17)
1978 - Formation of Major Indoor Soccer League announced
1979 - J R Richard throws major league record 6 wild pitches in Astrodome
1979 - Soyuz 33 launched with a Russian & a Bulgarian
1979 - Red River Valley Tornado Outbreak: A tornado lands in Wichita Falls, Texas killing 42 people.
1981 - "Caveman" with Ringo premieres
1981 - Computer glitch keeps Space Shuttle Columbia grounded
1981 - France performs nuclear test
1981 - Imprisoned IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands elected to Brit Parliament
1982 - LA Kings losing 5-0 to Edmonton in 3rd period, win in OT 6-5
1982 - Penguins 2-Isles 1 (OT)-Preliminary- Isles hold 2-1 lead
MLB First Baseman Eddie MurrayMLB First Baseman Eddie Murray 1983 - Baltimore's Eddie Murray hits his 1,000 career hit
1983 - Caps 3-Isles 6-Patrick Div Semifinals-Isles win series 3-2
1983 - Hennie Kuiper (Neth) wins Paris-Roubaix cycle race
1983 - Jordan king Hussein ceases negotiations with PLO
1983 - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA J&B Scotch Pro-Am Golf Tournament
1984 - Damaged Solar Max satellite snared by Challenger shuttle
1984 - John Long (Detroit) ends NBA free throw streak of 51 games
1984 - US Senate condemns CIA mining of Nicaraguan harbors
1985 - At 80 Leo Sites becomes oldest bowler to score a 300 game
1985 - Caps 4-Isles 3 (OT)-Patrick Div Semifinals-Caps hold 1-0 lead
1985 - Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-B mission
1986 - "Big Deal" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 70 performances
Pakistani Politican Benazir BhuttoPakistani Politican Benazir Bhutto 1986 - Benazir Bhutto returns to Pakistan
1986 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1988 - 52nd Golf Masters Championship: Sandy Lyle wins, shooting a 281
1988 - 8th Golden Raspberry Awards: Leonard Part 6 wins
1988 - Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA San Diego Inamori Golf Classic
1988 - Herschel Walker performs Fort Worth Ballet
1988 - Islanders beat Devils 5-4 (OT) 1st round tied at 2-2
1989 - 10th Emmy Sports Award presentation
1989 - 24th Academy of Country Music Awards: Hank Williams Jr, Alabama
1989 - Intel corp announces shipment of 80-486 chip
1989 - H J Heinz, Van Camp Seafood & Bumble Bee Seafood say they would not buy tuna caught in nets that also trap dolphins
Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams JrCountry Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams Jr 1990 - CUNY/Lehman College, Bronx, opens a branch campus in Hiroshma Japan
1990 - Curtly Ambrose takes 8-45 in cricket vs England at Bridgetown
1991 - Boat rams a tanker in Livorno Italy fog, killing about 138
1991 - LA King Wayne Gretzky scores NHL record 93rd playoff goal
1991 - Last automat (coin operated cafeteria) closes (3rd & 42nd St, NYC)
1991 - Martin Zubero swims world record 200m backstroke (1:52.51)
1991 - A rare tropical storm develops in the Southern Hemisphere near Angola; the first to be documented by satellites.
Ice Hockey Great Wayne GretzkyIce Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky 1992 - 25 die in a bus bombing in Sri Lanka
1992 - Floriade (Flower Show) opens at Hague Neth
1992 - NHL strike ends after 10 days
1993 - BPAA US Open by Del Ballard Jr
1993 - Ottawa Senators win 1st road game (Islanders) after 38 straight loses
1993 - Pittsburgh Penguins win their NHL record 17 game winning streak
1994 - "Les Miserables" opens at Hiten Theatre, Osaka
1994 - 58th Golf Masters Championship: Jose M Olazabal wins, shooting a 279
1995 - "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 24 perfs
1995 - NYC bans smoking in all restaurants that seat 35 or more
1996 - Fastest wind speed ever recorded (not a tornado) 408 km/h (220 kn; 253 mph; 113 m/s) during tropical cyclone Olivia on Barrow Island, Australia
1998 - The Good Friday/Belfast Agreement for Northern Ireland is signed by the British and Irish goverments
Golfer Tiger WoodsGolfer Tiger Woods 2005 - 69th Golf Masters Championship: Tiger Woods wins, shooting a 276
2006 - Hundreds of thousands protest H.R. 4437 (aka the "Sensenbrenner Bill") in the United States.
2006 - 40th CMT Music Awards: Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood & Kenny Chesney wins
2010 - Polish Air Force Tu-154M crashes near Smolensk, Russia, killing all 96 people on board including President Lech Kaczyński.
2011 - 75th Golf Masters Championship: Charl Schwartzel wins, shooting a 274
2012 - United Nations deadline for Syrian troop withdrawal passes as violence continues
Singer Carrie UnderwoodSinger Carrie Underwood 2012 - Apple Inc claims a value of $600 billion making it the largest company by market capitalization in the world
2012 - Rick Santorum suspends his candidacy for the Republican Presidential nomination making Mitt Romney the overwhelming favourite
2012 - Raymond Aubrac, French Resistance Leader, dies at 97
2013 - Japan and Taiwan sign an agreement on fishing rights around the Senkaku Islands
2014 - 88 civilians are killed by barrel bombs from Syrian war planes in Aleppo, Syria
2014 - The Council of Europe suspends Russia's right to vote

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