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Historical Events In April - 10

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

1938  Austria becomes a state of Germany on April - 10.  

1938  On this day in history 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 April - 10.  

1939  On April - 10 alfredo Panzini, Ital author (Il Bacio de Lesba), dies at 75  

1940  Vidkun Quisling forms Norwegian "national government" on this day in history.  

1941  On this day in history start of siege of Tobruk, Libya, which lasts until 7 December 1941  

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  Japanese capture Bataan and 36,000 troops on this day in history.  

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

1945  On this day in history 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  Allies liberate 1st Nazi concentration camp, Buchenwald (Czech) on April - 10.  

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

1946  On this day in history 1st election for Japanese Diet  

1947  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, on this day in history.  

1947  Jackie Robinson becomes 1st black in major league baseball (Dodgers) on this day in history.  

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

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

1949  On April - 10 sam Snead wins Masters golf tournament  

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  On this day in history "House of Wax," first 3-D movie, released (NYC)  

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

1955  Ruth Ellis shoots jilting lover David Blakely on April - 10.  

1955  19th Golf Masters Championship: Cary Middlecoff wins, shooting a 279 on April - 10.  

1955  On this day in history oskar Frederik Lindberg, composer, dies at 68  

1956  Bozidar Sirola, composer, dies at 66 on this day in history.  

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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  On this day in history birth of hugo Grotius, Holland, jurist, father of international law  

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 April - 10 birth of rené Lepage de Ste-Claire, lord-founder of the town of Rimouski, in New France (d. 1718)  

1695  Balthazar Huydecoper, Dutch translator/historian was born on this day in history.  

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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 this day in history hugo van Arles, count of Arles/king of Italy, dies  

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

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

1545  On this day in history death of costanzo Festa, Italian composer  

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

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