10 APRIL
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • King James V Scotland, 1512
  • Hugo Grotius, 1583
  • William Hazlitt, 1778
  • Commodore Matthew Perry, 1794
  • William Booth, 1829
  • Joseph Pulitzer, 1847
  • Harry Morgan, 1915
  • Chuck Connors, 1920
  • Max von Sydow, 1929
  • Omar Sharif, 1933
  • David Halberstam, 1934
  • John Madden, 1935
  • Don Meredith, 1938
  • Paul Theroux, 1941
  • Steven Seagal, 1952
  • Orlando Jones, 1968
  • Mandy Moore, 1984
  • Haley Joel Osment, 1988

Died On This Day:

  • King Louis II (the Stammerer) France, AD 879
  • Pope Gregory XIII, 1585
  • Algernon Charles Swinburne, 1909
  • Emiliano Zapata assassinated, 1919
  • Khalil Gibran, 1931
  • Auguste Lumiere, 1954
  • Michael Curtiz, 1962
  • Evelyn Waugh, 1966
  • Marjorie Main, 1975
  • Sam Kinison killed, 1992
  • Dixie Carter, 2010

Today's Events:

  • 1606 - King James grants first charter for settlement of Virginia in New World.
  • 1633 - New fruit appears in British markets for the first time - bananas.
  • 1790 - U.S. Patent system established.
  • 1790 - Capt. Robert Gray brings his ship Columbia to Boston Harbor after first circumnavigation of globe.
  • 1820 - First British settlers arrive in Algoa Bay, South Africa.
  • 1841 - New York Tribune first published by New England minister Horace Greeley.
  • 1849 - Safety pin patented by Walter Hunt of New York City.
  • 1858 - Big Ben, the 13.7 metric ton bell, is cast at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, London; another year would pass before first ringing at Parliament.
  • 1864 - Maximilian made Emperor of Mexico.
  • 1866 - American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) incorporated in NY.
  • 1877 - 'The catamaran' boat patented by inventor Nathanael Greene Herreshoff of Providence, RI.
  • 1912 - S.S.Titanic leaves Southampton, narrowly avoiding collision with New York liner.
  • 1916 - First PGA (Professional Golfer's Association) championship at Siwanoy , Bronxville, NY.
  • 1917 - After 11 year exile, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin returns to Russia to lead Bolsheviks.
  • 1953 - 'House of Wax,' first full-length 3-D movie, opens in New York starring Vincent Price.
  • 1970 - Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church changes name to Orthodox Church in America.
  • 1970 - Paul McCartney announces intention to leave the Beatles.
  • 1972 - Earthquake of 6.9 magnitude in Qir, Iran near Persian Gulf kills 5,057.
  • 1978 - First American-made Volkswagen rolls off assembly line in Pennsylvania; Honda next to open plant.
  • 1998 - Good Friday brings peace in Northern Ireland ending 30 years of bloodshed.
  • 1998 - Pfizer launches its new drug Viagra.
  • 2000 - NASDAQ plunges 258 points, 2nd biggest drop ever, starting fall of technology stocks.
  • 2001 - Dutch parliament confirms law that makes The Netherlands first country to decriminalize euthanasia.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Day of Ezekiel the prophet

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • PESACH or Passover (Jewish), begins 15th day of lunar month Nisan thru 22nd
  • PALM SUNDAY, Sunday before Easter and first day of Holy Week.
  • MAUNDY THURSDAY, Thursday before Easter
  • GOOD FRIDAY, Friday before Easter
  • EASTER (SUNDAY) (March to May) the first Sunday after the first full moon after the veral equinox (March 22-April 25) in Western churches;
  • EASTER MONDAY, Monday after Easter.
  • CH'ING MING, Festival of Pure Brightness in China (Beginning of second moon (about March 21)
  • NAEFELSERFAHRT, Swiss pilgrimage the first Thursday in April to Näfels
  • BAISAKHI (in India) or VOISHU (in Kerala) or BOHAG BIHU (in Assam) - (Hindu New Year Festival)
  • VESAK (Commemoration of birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha) celebrated Southeast Asia.
  • MOTHER'S DAY (U.S.), second Sunday in May
  • FESTIVAL OF JOAN OF ARC in France, second Sunday in May
  • MEMORIAL DAY (U.S.), Last Monday in May
  • MAHAVIR JAYANTI, Indian festival celebrating birth of Lord Mahavira, celebrated early April
  • AKSHAYA TRITIYA, Hindu Festival, celebrated late April
  • DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME - begins first Sunday in April - clocks forward
  • Arbor Day - last Friday in April

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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