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Historical Events In April - 10

Thursday, 13 May 2021

1938  Austria becomes a state of Germany on this day in history.  

1938  2nd govt of Blum replaced by Daladier govt in France on this day in history.  

1938  On this day in history nana Annor Adjaye, Pan-Africanist, dies in W Nzima Ghana  

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 this day in history vidkun Quisling forms Norwegian "national government"  

1941  Start of siege of Tobruk, Libya, which lasts until 7 December 1941 on April - 10.  

1941  On April - 10 the birth of Paul Theroux, American writer  

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 this day in history.  

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

1942  On April - 10 japanese capture Bataan and 36,000 troops.  

1942  On April - 10 cigarettes & candy rationed in Holland  

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

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

1945  On April - 10 allies liberate first Nazi concentration camp, Buchenwald (Czech)  

1945  On this day in history 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."  

1945  On this day in history allies liberate 1st Nazi concentration camp, Buchenwald (Czech)  

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

1946  On April - 10 1st election for Japanese Diet  

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

1948  On this day in history jewish Hagana repells an Arab attack on Mishmar HaEmek  

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

1949  Sam Snead wins Masters golf tournament on April - 10.  

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

1950  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1954  On April - 10 kRGV TV channel 5 in Weslaco, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting  

1954  On April - 10 auguste Lumière, French photograph/movie pioneer, dies at 81  

1955  Ruth Ellis shoots jilting lover David Blakely on this day in history.  

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

1955  Oskar Frederik Lindberg, composer, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1956  On this day in history bozidar Sirola, composer, dies at 66  

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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  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 April - 10.  

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

1651  On this day in history birth of ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus, German mathematician (d. 1708)  

1656  On April - 10 birth of rené 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  


Famous Deaths In April - 10

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0879  On April - 10 louis II, the stutterer, King of France (877-79), dies  

0947  Hugo van Arles, count of Arles/king of Italy, dies on April - 10.  

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

1585  On this day in history gregory XIII, [Ugo Buoncampagni], Italian Pope (1572-85), dies  

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