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Historical Events In April - 10

Monday, 19 April 2021

1848  Godert AGP baron van Capellen, gove-gen of Dutch-Indies, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

1849  On April - 10 safety pin patented by Walter Hunt (NYC) sold rights for $100  

1849  Safety pin patented in the United States on this day in history.  

1849  On April - 10 safety pin patented by Walter Hunt (NYC); sold rights for $100  

1854  Jozef M T Orelio, baritone on April - 10.  

1856  On this day in history the Theta Chi Fraternity is founded at Norwich University.  

1857  On April - 10 henry Ernest Dudeney, mathematician/puzzle maker  

1858  On this day in history the original Big Ben, a 14.5 tonne bell for the Tower of London is cast in Stockton-on-Tees by Warner's of Cripplegate. This however cracked during testing and was recasted into the 13.76 tonne bell by Whitechapel Bell Foundry and is still in use to date.  

1862  On this day in history william Harvey Lamb Wallace, US lawyer/brig-general, dies at 40  

1863  Rebel Gen Earl Van Dorn attacks at Franklin, Tenn on this day in history.  

1863  Giovanni B Amia, Italian astronomer/physicist/botanist, dies at 77 on April - 10.  

1864  Austrian Archduke Maximilian becomes emperor of Mexico on this day in history.  

1864  On this day in history eugene Francis Charles D'Albert, German pianist/composer (Golem)  

1865  On this day in history at Appomattox, Gen Lee issues Gen Order #9, his last  

1866  American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) forms on this day in history.  

1866  On April - 10 campobello New Brunswick Irish American Fenians attack Campobello Island from Eastport, Maine; persuaded to leave by British warships, US agents.  

1868  Brits defeat King of Abyssinia at Magdala on this day in history.  

1868  On this day in history 1st performance of John Brahms' "Ein german Requiem"  

1868  George Arliss, London England, actor (Devil, Green Goddess) on this day in history.  

1869  On this day in history congress increases number of Supreme Court judges from 7 to 9  

1871  William Hammond Hall's maps &surveys of Golden Gate Park accepted on April - 10.  

1871  On April - 10 william Hammond Hall's maps & surveys of Golden Gate Park accepted  

1872  A Borrelly discovers asteroid #120 Lachesis on this day in history.  

1872  Arbor day first celebrated in Nebraska, later changed to Apr 22 on April - 10.  

1872  1st National black convention meets in New Orleans on April - 10.  

1874  On April - 10 the first Arbor Day is celebrated in Nebraska.  

1875  Regina Saskatchewan the Northwest Mounted Police ordered to build a post on the site of the city of Calgary on this day in history.  

1877  On April - 10 federal troops withdrawn from Columbia SC  

1877  1st human cannonball act performed in London on this day in history.  

1877  On this day in history alfred Kubin, writer  

1878  Calif St Cable Car RR Co starts service on April - 10.  

1880  J Palisa discovers asteroid #216 Kleopatra on this day in history.  

1882  Matson founds his shipping company (San Francisco &Hawaii) on this day in history.  

1882  On this day in history matson founds his shipping company (San Francisco & Hawaii)  

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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 April - 10.  

1512  James V, king of Scotland (1513-42) was born on April - 10.  

1569  On April - 10 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 April - 10.  

1633  Werner Fabricius, composer was born on April - 10.  

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

1656  On this day in history birth of renĂ© Lepage de Ste-Claire, lord-founder of the town of Rimouski, in New France (d. 1718)  

1695  On April - 10 birth of balthazar Huydecoper, Dutch translator/historian  

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Famous Deaths In April - 10

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0879  Louis II, the stutterer, King of France (877-79), dies on this day in history.  

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

0948  Death of King Hugh of Italy on this day in history.  

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

1362  On April - 10 machteld, countess of Holland, dies  

1533  Frederik I, King of Denmark/Norway (1523-33), dies at 61 on this day in history.  

1545  Death of Costanzo Festa, Italian composer on April - 10.  

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

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