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On This Day In History for April 10, 2019
This is the 100th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 265 days remaining in 2019.
- It was on this date in 837, that Halley’s Comet makes its closest approach to Earth at a distance equal to 0.0342 AU (5.1 million kilometres/3.2 million miles).
- That same date in 1815, The Mount Tambora volcano begins a three-month-long eruption, lasting until July 15. The eruption ultimately kills 71,000 people and affects Earth’s climate for the next two years.
- It was also this date in 1858 After the original Big Ben, a 14.5 tonnes (32,000 lb) bell for the Palace of Westminster, had cracked during testing, it is recast into the current 13.76 tonnes (30,300 lb) bell by Whitechapel Bell Foundry.
- April 10, 1866, The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is founded in New York City by Henry Bergh.
- On April 10, 1872, The first Arbor Day is celebrated in Nebraska.
- It was on this date in 1912, that RMS Titanic sets sail from Southampton, England on her maiden and only voyage.
- The Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA) is created in New York City on this date in 1916.
- April 10, 1925, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is first published in New York City, by Charles Scribner’s Sons.
- Paul McCartney announces that he is leaving The Beatles for personal and professional reasons on this date in 1970.
Happy birthday goes out on this date to:
- German mathematician, physicist, and physician, Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus, born on this date in 1651.
- Born April 10, 1713, English geologist and clockmaker John Whitehurst.
- Giovanni Aldini, Italian physicist and academic was born on that same date in 1762.
- Born April 10, 1919, American engineer and academic John Houbolt.
- Omar Sharif, the Egyptian actor and screenwriter was born 87 years ago today.
- English chemist and academic, Carol V. Robinson is 63 today.
- Also turning 60 today is American singer-songwriter and guitarist Brian Setzer.
- American actor, producer, and screenwriter, Orlando Jones is 51 today.
- English actress, Daisy Ridley, born on this date in 1992.
- 14 – Danny Harnish
- 16 – Donna Tomasi
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And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for April 10, 2019
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