Historical Events In April - 10
Wednesday, 12 May 2021
1741 Prussians defeat Austrians at Mollwitz on this day in history.
1755 Samuel Hahnemann, German physician/originator of homeopathy on this day in history.
1756 On this day in history giacomo Antonio Perti, Italian composer, dies at 94
1760 On April - 10 gerard George Clifford, head of East-Indian Company, dies at 75
1778 William Hazlitt, Maidstone Kent England, essayist/critic on this day in history.
1783 On April - 10 hortense E de Beauharnais, French queen of Netherlands (1806-10)
1784 Simon Fokke, book illustrator, dies at 71 on this day in history.
1790 On this day in history spanish start building forts in Nootka Sound to exploit sea otter harvest; try to head off English traders after the recent visit by Captain Cook.
1790 US Patent system established on this day in history.
1790 On this day in history robert Gray is 1st American to circumnavigate the Earth
1794 On this day in history matthew Calbraith Perry, Commodore, opened Japan
1797 Claude Ambroise Seurat, Troyes France, (World's skinniest man) on this day in history.
1806 Leonidas Polk, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1864 on this day in history.
1808 On April - 10 auguste Franchomme, composer
1810 On April - 10 konrad Back, composer, dies at 60
1812 On this day in history washington DC United States calls out the militia in preparation for a war against Britain that will begin June 18; attack on Upper Canada imminent.
1815 Austria declares war on realm of Naples on this day in history.
1816 2nd Bank of US chartered on April - 10.
1821 On April - 10 patriarch Gregory V of Constantinople is hanged by the Turks from the main gate of the Patriarchate and his body is thrown into the Bosphorus.
1823 Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb, Brig General (Confederate Army) on this day in history.
1825 Nicaraguan constituent assembly meets at Le¢n on April - 10.
1825 On April - 10 1st hotel in Hawaii opens
1825 On April - 10 paul-Louis Courier, (Mere), French writer/interpreter, dies at 53
1826 On this day in history the 10,500 inhabitants of the Greek town Messolonghi start leaving the town after a year's siege by Turkish forces. Very few of them survive.
1827 Lewis Wallace, Major General (Union volunteers)/author (Ben Hur) on this day in history.
1829 On this day in history the birth of William Booth, Foudner of the Salvation Army
1829 On this day in history william Booth, founder (Salvation Army)
1833 David McMurtrie Gregg, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers) on this day in history.
1835 On April - 10 charles Darwin returns to Santiago, Chile
1841 The New York Tribune published for the very first time on this day in history.
1841 On April - 10 nY "Tribune" begins publishing under editor Horace Greeley
1845 More than 1,000 buildings damaged by fire in Pittsburgh Pa on this day in history.
1847 On April - 10 the birth of Joseph Pulitzer, American newspaper owner
1847 On April - 10 charles Swinnerton Heap, composer