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4/10/2021 12:01:00 AM
Today In History - April 10

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Historical Events

  • 1407 - the lama Deshin Shekpa visits the Ming Dynasty capital at Nanjing. He is awarded with the title Great Treasure Prince of Dharma.
  • 1516 - 1st ghetto, Jews are compelled to live in specific area of Venice
  • 1816 - 2nd Bank of US chartered
  • 1825 - 1st hotel in Hawaii opens
  • 1849 - Safety pin patented by Walter Hunt (NYC); sold rights for $400
  • 1865 - At Appomattox, General Robert E. Lee issues Gen Order #9, his last
  • 1887 - President Abraham Lincoln's re-buried with his wife in Springfield, Ilinois
  • 1925 - Scribners publishes "The Great Gatsby" by F Scott Fitzgerald
  • 1930 - Synthetic rubber 1st produced
  • 1945 - Allies liberate 1st Nazi concentration camp, Buchenwald (Czech)
  • 1955 - Dr Jonas Salk successfully tests Polio vaccine
  • 1970 - Paul McCartney officially announces the split of The Beatles
  • 1972 - US, USSR & 70 other nations agree to ban biological weapons
  • 1989 - H J Heinz, Van Camp Seafood & Bumble Bee Seafood say they would not buy tuna caught in nets that also trap dolphins
  • 1998 - The Good Friday/Belfast Agreement for Northern Ireland is signed by the British and Irish governments

1 - First Federal standard ad 300

Famous Birthdays

  • 1794 - Matthew Calbraith Perry, Commodore, opened Japan
  • 1796 - James Bowie, American pioneer and soldier (d. 1836)
  • 1829 - William Booth, founder (Salvation Army)
  • 1847 - Joseph Pulitzer, Hungary, publisher (St Louis Post-Dispatch, NY World)
  • 1915 - Harry Morgan, actor (December Bride, M*A*S*H, Dragnet), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1921 - Chuck Connors, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Rifleman, Branded, Cowboy in Africa)
  • 1926 - "Alvin" Junior Samples, Cummings Ga, country singer (Hee Haw)
  • 1929 - Max Von Sydow, Lund Sweden, actor (Hawaii, Exorcist, Dune, Dreamscape)
  • 1932 - Omar Sharif, [Michael Shalhoub], Egypt, actor (Dr Zhivago, Top Secret)
  • 1936 - John Madden, Austin Minnesota, NFL coach (Oakland Raiders)/sports commentator (CBS, FOX)
  • 1951 - Steven Seagal, actor (Above the Law, Hard to Kill), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1959 - Brian Setzer, Massapequa Park NY, rock guitarist/vocalist (Stray Cats)
  • 1988 - Haley Joel Osment, actor ("Sixth Sense"), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Weddings

  • 1848 - British influential art critic and social commentator John Ruskin marries Effie Gray in Perth, Scotland (later annulled).
  • 1902 - Physicist Robert A. Millikan (34) weds Greta Blanchard
  • 1935 - Nazi politician Hermann Goering (42) weds Emmy Sonnemann (42) in Berlin
  • 1938 - NFL quarterback Sammy Baugh (24) weds his college sweetheart Edmonia Smith in Sweetwater, Texas
  • 1943 - Actor Peter Cushing (29) weds actress Violet Helene Beck in London, England

Famous Deaths

  • 1862 - William Harvey Lamb Wallace, US lawyer/brig-general, dies at 40
  • 1919 - Emiliano Zapata, Mexican leader, murdered at 39
  • 1965 - Linda Darnell, American actress, dies from burns received in a house fire at 41
  • 1975 - Marjorie Main, actress (Ma & Pa Kettle), dies at 85
  • 1992 - Sam Kinison, loud mouth comedian, dies in a car crash at 38
  • 2003 - Little Eva (stage name for Eva Boyd) American pop singer (Locomotion)
  • 2010 - Dixie Carter, an American actress (b.1939)

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