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Historical Events In April - 10

Thursday, 02 July 2020

1938  On this day in history austria becomes a state of Germany  

1938  On April - 10 2nd govt of Blum replaced by Daladier govt in France  

1938  Nana Annor Adjaye, Pan-Africanist, dies in W Nzima Ghana on this day in history.  

1939  Colijn's Dutch govt opens camp Westerbork for German Jews on this day in history.  

1939  Alfredo Panzini, Ital author (Il Bacio de Lesba), dies at 75 on this day in history.  

1940  On April - 10 vidkun Quisling forms Norwegian "national government"  

1941  Start of siege of Tobruk, Libya, which lasts until 7 December 1941 on this day in history.  

1941  The birth of Paul Theroux, American writer on April - 10.  

1941  USS Niblack, while rescuing survivors of torpedoed ship, depth charged German submarine; first action of WW II between U.S. and German navies on April - 10.  

1941  On this day in history german troops conquer Libyan county Cyrenaica  

1942  On this day in history japanese capture Bataan and 36,000 troops.  

1942  On this day in history cigarettes & candy rationed in Holland  

1943  12 Jewish patients of Herren Loo-Lozenoord escape nazis on this day in history.  

1944  On April - 10 "Patrolling the Ether" is shown on 3 TV stations simultaneously  

1945  Allies liberate first Nazi concentration camp, Buchenwald (Czech) on this day in history.  

1945  On his last visit to Theresienstadt, Adolf Eichmann is heard to say, "I shall gladly jump into the pit, knowing that in the same pit there are 5 million enemies of the state." on this day in history.  

1945  Allies liberate 1st Nazi concentration camp, Buchenwald (Czech) on this day in history.  

1945  On April - 10 hendrik N Werkman, resistance/painter (Blue Boat), executed at 63  

1946  1st election for Japanese Diet on this day in history.  

1947  On this day in history montreal Royals of the International League sell their star player Jackie Robinson to the Brooklyn Dodgers; appears in uniform for the Dodgers the next day,  

1947  On April - 10 jackie Robinson becomes 1st black in major league baseball (Dodgers)  

1948  Jewish Hagana repells an Arab attack on Mishmar HaEmek on this day in history.  

1948  On April - 10 jewish Hagana repels an Arab attack on Mishmar HaEmek  

1949  Sam Snead wins Masters golf tournament on this day in history.  

1949  On this day in history 13th Golf Masters Championship: Sam Snead wins, shooting a 282  

1950  On April - 10 e L Johnson discovers asteroid #1760 Sandra  

1953  "House of Wax," first 3-D movie, released (NYC) on April - 10.  

1953  "House of Wax," 1st 3-D movie, released (NYC) on April - 10.  

1954  KRGV TV channel 5 in Weslaco, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting on April - 10.  

1954  Auguste Lumière, French photograph/movie pioneer, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

1955  On this day in history ruth Ellis shoots jilting lover David Blakely  

1955  19th Golf Masters Championship: Cary Middlecoff wins, shooting a 279 on this day in history.  

1955  On April - 10 oskar Frederik Lindberg, composer, dies at 68  

1956  Bozidar Sirola, composer, dies at 66 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  James V, king of Scotland (1513-42) was born on April - 10.  

1569  Emilia van Nassau, daughter of Willem of Orange & Anna of Saxon was born on this day in history.  

1583  On April - 10 birth of hugo Grotius, Holland, jurist, father of international law  

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

1651  Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus, German mathematician (d. 1708) was born on this day in history.  

1656  René Lepage de Ste-Claire, lord-founder of the town of Rimouski, in New France (d. 1718) was born on April - 10.  

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

0947  Hugo van Arles, count of Arles/king of Italy, dies on this day in history.  

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

1008  On this day in history notger, bishop of Luik (972-1008), dies  

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

1533  Frederik I, King of Denmark/Norway (1523-33), dies at 61 on April - 10.  

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

1585  Gregory XIII, [Ugo Buoncampagni], Italian Pope (1572-85), dies on this day in history.  

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