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Historical Events In April - 10

Wednesday, 20 October 2021

1958  Northern strip of Spanish Sahara ceded to Morocco on this day in history.  

1958  On April - 10 chuck Willis, rocker, dies at 30  

1959  Japan's Crown Prince Akihito marries commoner Michiko Shoda on April - 10.  

1960  Arnold Palmer wins his 2nd Masters golf tournament on April - 10.  

1960  On this day in history civil Rights Bill passed in the American Senate  

1960  Senate passes landmark Civil Rights Bill on April - 10.  

1960  Arthur Benjamin, Austral composer/pianist (Devil Take Her), dies at 66 on April - 10.  

1961  On this day in history gary Player becomes first foreign golfer to win the Masters  

1961  On April - 10 irene Warfield, silent screen actress (Satan Sanderson), dies at 65  

1962  On April - 10 in Vermont a 4.2 earthquake was the largest historical earthquake in Vermont.  

1962  Stuart Sutcliffe, bassist (Beatles), dies of brain hemorrhage at 21 on April - 10.  

1963  On this day in history during diving tests, USS Thresher lost with all hands (112 crew and 12 civilians) east of Cape Cod, MA  

1963  On this day in history parliament passes Food and Drugs Act, getting more control over sale of drugs.  

1964  On April - 10 iranian motor launch catches fire &sinks killing 113 (Persian Gulf)  

1965  On this day in history trois-Rivières Quebec German freighter Transatlantic sinks after colliding with Dutch ship Hermes; 3 sailors killed.  

1965  On this day in history linda Darnell, dies from burns received in a fire at 41  

1966  River Patrol Boats of River Patrol Force commenced operations on inland waters of South Vietnam on April - 10.  

1966  Christian J Modeste, Dutch king of gypsies, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

1970  On this day in history charles Paton, dies at 96  

1971  On April - 10 uS table tennis team arrives in China PR  

1972  7.0 earthquake kills 1/5 of population of Iranian province of Fars on April - 10.  

1972  An agreement banning the use of biological weapons is signed by 46 countries on this day in history.  

1972  In Southern Iran a 7.1 earthquake struck the Fars Province of southern Iran killing over 5,000 and injuring 1,700 on April - 10.  

1972  On April - 10 uS, USSR &70 other nations agree to ban biological weapons  

1973  On this day in history bEA flight to Basel Switz, crashes on landing, killing 104 of 143  

1974  Yitzhak Rabin replaces resigning Israeli PM Golda Meir on April - 10.  

1974  On April - 10 patricia Collinge, dies at 81  

1975  On this day in history marjorie Main, actress (Ma & Pa Kettle), dies at 85  

1979  On this day in history soyuz 33 launched with a Russian & a Bulgarian  

1979  On April - 10 henriette P "Hetty" Beck, actress (Dodendans), dies at 91  

1980  Kay Medford, actress (Dean Martin Show, To Rome With Love), dies at 65 on this day in history.  

1981  "Caveman" with Ringo premiers on this day in history.  

1981  Computer glitch keeps Space Shuttle Columbia grounded on April - 10.  

1981  On this day in history imprisoned IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands elected to British Parliment  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 10

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1389  On April - 10 birth of cosimo de' Medici, ruler of Florence (d. 1464)  

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

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 April - 10 birth of werner Fabricius, composer  

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

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 this day in history.  

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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 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 this day in history machteld, countess of Holland, dies  

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

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