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Events of April 10th:
April 10th is the 100th day of the year (101st day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 265 days remaining until the end of the year.
On this page, we have placed information about April 10th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on April 10th:
401 Theodosius II (Roman Emperor 408-450)
1794 Commodore Matthew Perry (US naval officer - instrumental in opening Japan)
1847 Joseph Pulitzer (journalist, publisher)
1929 Max Von Sydow (actor)
1932 Omar Sharif (actor)
1936 John Madden (American football coach, broadcaster)
1940 Gloria Hunniford (TV and radio presenter)
1941 Paul Theroux (author)
1952 Steven Seagal (actor)
1955 Lesley Garrett (soprano singer)
1960 Katrina Leskanich (singer - Katrina and the Waves)
1968 Orlando Jones (actor)
1972 Ed Byrne (comedian)
1979 Sophie Ellis-Bextor (singer)
1983 Jamie Chung (actresS)
1984 Mandy Moore (actresS)
1990 Alex Pettyfer (actor)
April 10th in History:
1710 Statute of Anne, the first copyright law, enters into force in Britain.
1864 Archduke Maximilian of Habsburg is proclaimed Emperor of Mexico.
1865 A day after his surrender, Confederate General Robert E. Lee addresses his troops for the last time.
1874 Arbor Day is celebrated for the first time in Nebraska.
1910 Mexican revolutionary, Emiliano Zapata, is ambushed and killed by government forces.
1912 RMS Titanic leaves Southampton on her maiden (and final) voyage.
1916 Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) created in New York City.
1925 The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is first published.
1953 Warner Brothers premieres House of Wax, the first 3-D film by a major American studio.
1970 Paul McCartney announces he is leaving The Beatles.
1972 74 nations sign the Biological Weapons Convention, banning the production of biological weapons.
1998 Peace Deal (Good Friday Agreement) reached in Northern Ireland.
April 10th is also:
People born on April 10th are Aries
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