Today in History – April 10 in History

Today in History – April 10 in History

What happened on this day in history – April 10 in History around the world

1790 The U.S. patent system is established.
1809 Austria declares war on France and her forces enter Bavaria.
1862 Union forces begin the bombardment of Fort Pulaski in Georgia along the Tybee River.
1865 At Appomattox Court, Va, General Robert E. Lee issues his last orders to the Army of Northern Virginia.
1866 The American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is formed.
1902 South African Boers accept British terms of surrender.
1912 The Titanic begins her maiden voyage which will end in disaster.
1925 F. Scott Fitzgerald publishes The Great Gatsby.
1930 The first synthetic rubber is produced.
1932 Paul von Hindenburg is elected president in Germany.
1938 Germany annexes Austria.
1941 U.S. troops occupy Greenland to prevent Nazi infiltration.
1945 In their second attempt to take the Seelow Heights, near Berlin, the Red Army launches numerous attacks against the defending Germans. The Soviets gain one mile at the cost of 3,000 men killed and 368 tanks destroyed.
1945 Allied troops liberate the Nazi concentration camp of Buchenwald north of Weiner, Germany.
1947 Jackie Robinson becomes the first black to play major league baseball as he takes the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
1971 The American table tennis team arrives in China.
1974 Yitzhak Rabin replaces resigning Israeli Prime Minister, Golda Meir.
1981 Imprisoned Irish Republican Army hunger striker Bobby Sands is elected to the British Parliament.
Born on April 10
1583 Hugo Grotius, Dutch statesman and scholar.
1794 Matthew C. Perry, American naval officer, opened Japan to trade with the west.
1827 Lew Wallace, Civil War general, lawyer, diplomat and author of Ben Hur.
1867 A.E. (George William Russell), Irish poet and mystic.
1880 Frances Perkins, U.S. labor secretary, first female cabinet member.
1903 Clare Boothe Luce, reporter, U.S. ambassador to the Vatican.
1917 Robert B. Woodward, synthetic chemist.
1934 David Halberstam, New York Times correspondent, author, Pulitzer Prize winner in 1964.
1932 Omar Sharif (Michael Shalhoub), actor (Dr. Zhivago).
1941 Paul Theroux, author (The Great Railway Bazaar).

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