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Historical Events In April - 10

Monday, 28 September 2020

1958  On this day in history northern strip of Spanish Sahara ceded to Morocco  

1958  Chuck Willis, rocker, dies at 30 on this day in history.  

1959  On April - 10 japan's Crown Prince Akihito marries commoner Michiko Shoda  

1960  Arnold Palmer wins his 2nd Masters golf tournament on this day in history.  

1960  Civil Rights Bill passed in the American Senate on this day in history.  

1960  Senate passes landmark Civil Rights Bill on this day in history.  

1960  Arthur Benjamin, Austral composer/pianist (Devil Take Her), dies at 66 on this day in history.  

1961  Gary Player becomes first foreign golfer to win the Masters on this day in history.  

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  On April - 10 stuart Sutcliffe, bassist (Beatles), dies of brain hemorrhage at 21  

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  Parliament passes Food and Drugs Act, getting more control over sale of drugs on this day in history.  

1964  Iranian motor launch catches fire &sinks killing 113 (Persian Gulf) on April - 10.  

1965  Trois-Rivières Quebec German freighter Transatlantic sinks after colliding with Dutch ship Hermes; 3 sailors killed on April - 10.  

1965  Linda Darnell, dies from burns received in a fire at 41 on this day in history.  

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

1966  Christian J Modeste, Dutch king of gypsies, dies at 71 on April - 10.  

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

1971  On this day in history uS table tennis team arrives in China PR  

1972  On this day in history 7.0 earthquake kills 1/5 of population of Iranian province of Fars  

1972  An agreement banning the use of biological weapons is signed by 46 countries on April - 10.  

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

1972  US, USSR &70 other nations agree to ban biological weapons on April - 10.  

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

1974  On April - 10 yitzhak Rabin replaces resigning Israeli PM Golda Meir  

1974  Patricia Collinge, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

1975  Marjorie Main, actress (Ma & Pa Kettle), dies at 85 on this day in history.  

1979  Soyuz 33 launched with a Russian & a Bulgarian on this day in history.  

1979  On this day in history 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 April - 10.  

1981  On April - 10 computer glitch keeps Space Shuttle Columbia grounded  

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  Cosimo de' Medici, ruler of Florence (d. 1464) was born on this day in history.  

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 April - 10.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1695  On this day in history 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  On this day in history 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  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 April - 10.  

1545  Death of Costanzo Festa, Italian composer on this day in history.  

1585  On April - 10 gregory XIII, [Ugo Buoncampagni], Italian Pope (1572-85), dies  

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