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Historical Events In April - 10

Friday, 18 September 2020

1741  On this day in history prussians defeat Austrians at Mollwitz  

1755  On this day in history samuel Hahnemann, German physician/originator of homeopathy  

1756  Giacomo Antonio Perti, Italian composer, dies at 94 on April - 10.  

1760  Gerard George Clifford, head of East-Indian Company, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

1778  On April - 10 william Hazlitt, Maidstone Kent England, essayist/critic  

1783  Hortense E de Beauharnais, French queen of Netherlands (1806-10) on this day in history.  

1784  On April - 10 simon Fokke, book illustrator, dies at 71  

1790  Spanish start building forts in Nootka Sound to exploit sea otter harvest; try to head off English traders after the recent visit by Captain Cook on April - 10.  

1790  On this day in history uS Patent system established  

1790  Robert Gray is 1st American to circumnavigate the Earth on April - 10.  

1794  Matthew Calbraith Perry, Commodore, opened Japan on April - 10.  

1797  On April - 10 claude Ambroise Seurat, Troyes France, (World's skinniest man)  

1806  On April - 10 leonidas Polk, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1864  

1808  Auguste Franchomme, composer on April - 10.  

1810  On this day in history konrad Back, composer, dies at 60  

1812  Washington DC United States calls out the militia in preparation for a war against Britain that will begin June 18; attack on Upper Canada imminent on this day in history.  

1815  On April - 10 austria declares war on realm of Naples  

1816  2nd Bank of US chartered on April - 10.  

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 on this day in history.  

1823  On this day in history thomas Reade Rootes Cobb, Brig General (Confederate Army)  

1825  Nicaraguan constituent assembly meets at Le¢n on April - 10.  

1825  1st hotel in Hawaii opens on this day in history.  

1825  On April - 10 paul-Louis Courier, (Mere), French writer/interpreter, dies at 53  

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 on April - 10.  

1827  On this day in history lewis Wallace, Major General (Union volunteers)/author (Ben Hur)  

1829  On this day in history the birth of William Booth, Foudner of the Salvation Army  

1829  On this day in history william Booth, founder (Salvation Army)  

1833  David McMurtrie Gregg, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers) on this day in history.  

1835  On this day in history charles Darwin returns to Santiago, Chile  

1841  The New York Tribune published for the very first time on April - 10.  

1841  On this day in history nY "Tribune" begins publishing under editor Horace Greeley  

1845  On April - 10 more than 1,000 buildings damaged by fire in Pittsburgh Pa  

1847  On April - 10 the birth of Joseph Pulitzer, American newspaper owner  

1847  Charles Swinnerton Heap, composer on April - 10.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 10

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1389  Cosimo de' Medici, ruler of Florence (d. 1464) was born on this day in history.  

1512  On this day in history birth of james V, king of Scotland (1513-42)  

1569  On this day in history birth of emilia van Nassau, daughter of Willem of Orange & Anna of Saxon  

1583  Hugo Grotius, Holland, jurist, father of international law was born on this day in history.  

1633  On this day in history birth of werner Fabricius, composer  

1651  Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus, German mathematician (d. 1708) was born on April - 10.  

1656  RenĂ© Lepage de Ste-Claire, lord-founder of the town of Rimouski, in New France (d. 1718) was born on this day in history.  

1695  Balthazar Huydecoper, Dutch translator/historian was born on April - 10.  

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Famous Deaths In April - 10

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0879  On this day in history louis II, the stutterer, King of France (877-79), dies  

0947  On April - 10 hugo van Arles, count of Arles/king of Italy, dies  

0948  On this day in history death of king Hugh of Italy  

1008  Notger, bishop of Luik (972-1008), dies on April - 10.  

1362  Machteld, countess of Holland, dies on April - 10.  

1533  On April - 10 frederik I, King of Denmark/Norway (1523-33), dies at 61  

1545  On April - 10 death of costanzo Festa, Italian composer  

1585  Gregory XIII, [Ugo Buoncampagni], Italian Pope (1572-85), dies on April - 10.  

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