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Historical Events In April - 10

Monday, 08 March 2021

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

1958  On this day in history chuck Willis, rocker, dies at 30  

1959  Japan's Crown Prince Akihito marries commoner Michiko Shoda on this day in history.  

1960  On April - 10 arnold Palmer wins his 2nd Masters golf tournament  

1960  On April - 10 civil Rights Bill passed in the American Senate  

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

1960  On this day in history arthur Benjamin, Austral composer/pianist (Devil Take Her), dies at 66  

1961  Gary Player becomes first foreign golfer to win the Masters on April - 10.  

1961  Irene Warfield, silent screen actress (Satan Sanderson), dies at 65 on this day in history.  

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

1962  On this day in history stuart Sutcliffe, bassist (Beatles), dies of brain hemorrhage at 21  

1963  During diving tests, USS Thresher lost with all hands (112 crew and 12 civilians) east of Cape Cod, MA on April - 10.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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

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

1966  On April - 10 christian J Modeste, Dutch king of gypsies, dies at 71  

1970  On April - 10 charles Paton, dies at 96  

1971  US table tennis team arrives in China PR on this day in history.  

1972  On April - 10 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 this day in history.  

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

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

1974  On April - 10 patricia Collinge, dies at 81  

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 April - 10.  

1979  On this day in history henriette P "Hetty" Beck, actress (Dodendans), dies at 91  

1980  On April - 10 kay Medford, actress (Dean Martin Show, To Rome With Love), dies at 65  

1981  "Caveman" with Ringo premiers on April - 10.  

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

1981  Imprisoned IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands elected to British Parliment 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  On this day in history birth of james V, king of Scotland (1513-42)  

1569  On April - 10 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  On April - 10 birth of werner Fabricius, composer  

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

1656  On April - 10 birth of renĂ© Lepage de Ste-Claire, lord-founder of the town of Rimouski, in New France (d. 1718)  

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  Louis II, the stutterer, King of France (877-79), dies on April - 10.  

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

0948  Death of King Hugh of Italy on April - 10.  

1008  Notger, bishop of Luik (972-1008), dies on this day in history.  

1362  Machteld, countess of Holland, dies on April - 10.  

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

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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