This Day in History: April 10

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April 10

Anything that occurred in the past is recorded in world history, including times, figures, timelines, and the names of kings, queens, generals, and villains. The term “history” conjures up memories of dense textbooks, long lectures, and even longer nights spent memorising historical facts for many students. This blog will tell you and make you aware of some of the historic events that have occurred on April 10th in the past. 

Historic Events in India That Happened on April 10

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1995: Demise of Morarji Desai 
Morarji Desai was an Indian independence activist who served as India’s 4th Prime Minister from 1977 to 1979. He died on April 10, 1995.

1999: Demise of Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai
On this day, Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai, an Indian novelist and short storey writer of Malayalam literature, died.

2016- Earthquake of 6.6 magnitude
A 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit 39 kilometres west-southwest of Ashkasham, shaking India, Afghanistan, Srinagar, and Pakistan. 

Historical Events That Happened Around the World on April 10

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1500: Ludovico Sforza being captured 
France captured Milanese Duke Ludovico Sforza on this day in history.

1815: Mount Tambora Eruption 
Mount Tambora in the Dutch East Indies erupted in one of the most violent eruptions in history, killing about 71,000 people and triggering a global volcanic winter.

1816: Kubla Khan
Samuel Taylor Coleridge recited his poem “Kubla Khan” to fellow poet Lord Byron and Byron convinced him to publish it.

1864: Maximilian I
Austrian Archduke Maximilian became Maximilian I, Emperor of Mexico on April 10, 1864.

1887: Abraham Lincoln was re-buried
President Abraham Lincoln was re-interred with his wife in Springfield, Illinois on April 10, 1887.

1896: Spyridon Louis wins
Spyridon Louis of Greece won the first Olympic marathon (2:58:50) in Athens on April 10, 1896.

1912: Titanic sets sail
The RMS Titanic sets sail from Southampton for her maiden (and final) voyage on April 10, 1912.

1923: Adolf Hitler demanded “hatred & more hatred”
Adolf Hitler demanded, “hatred and more hatred” in Berlin on April 10, 1923.

The film adaptation of The Great Gatsby
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1925: The Great Gatsby
Scribners published F Scott Fitzgerald’s novel “The Great Gatsby” on April 10, 1925.

1932: Paul von Hindenburg re-elected as President
In a runoff election against Adolf Hitler on April 10, 1932, Paul von Hindenburg was re-elected as President of Germany.

1941: Croatia established as a fascist German puppet state
The Independent State of Croatia, led by Ante Pavelic, was established as a fascist German puppet state.

1953: Dag Hammarskjöld 
Dag Hammarskjöld was elected as the United Nations’ second Secretary-General on April 10, 1953.

1970: Split of The Beatles
Paul McCartney formally announced The Beatles’ breakup on this day in history.

1974: Israel PM Resignation
Golda Meir resigned as Prime Minister of Israel.

1979: Red River Valley Tornado Outbreak
A tornado struck Wichita Falls, Texas killing 42 people.

1989: Intel Corp
Intel Corporation announced the shipment of the 80-486 chip on April 10, 1989.

2012: Apple Inc. claimed a market capitalization of $600 billion 
Apple Inc. claimed a market capitalization of $600 billion on April 10, 2012, making it the world’s largest company by market capitalization.

2016: Demosistō
Nathan Law, Joshua Wong, and Agnes Chow founded the Hong Kong pro-democracy political party Demosisto on April 10, 2016.

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2018: Mark Zuckerberg began testifying
Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, began testifying before the US Congress on data use and security.

2019: Photo of the black hole announced
The Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration revealed the first-ever photo of a black hole, taken in 2017 in galaxy M87, 55 million light-years away and 6.5 billion times the mass of Earth.

2019: New York declared a public health emergency
After a measles outbreak in Brooklyn that resulted in 285 cases, New York declared a public health emergency and mandated vaccinations on April 10, 2019.

List of Important Birthdays

1901: Dhananjay Ramchandra Gadgil
Dhananjay Ramchandra Gadgil was an economist, institution builder, and vice-chairman of India’s Planning Commission.

1964: Sanjeev Kapoor
Sanjeev Kapoor is an Indian celebrity chef, entrepreneur, and television personality.

1975: Terence Lewis
Terence Lewis is an Indian dancer and choreographer who specialises in contemporary dance.

We hope that this blog has helped you learn about all of the big events that occurred on this historic day. Stay tuned to Leverage Edu for more educational content like this. If you think this blog has added value to your life, please follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Quora.

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