About April 10

April 10, 2021 is the 100th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 265 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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Aries is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 297 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On April 10

  • 879
    Louis III becomes King of the Western Franks.
  • 1407
    the lama Deshin Shekpa visits the Ming Dynasty capital at Nanjing. He is awarded with the title Great Treasure Prince of Dharma.
  • 1500
    Ludovico Sforza is captured by the Swiss troops at Novara and is handed over to the French.
  • 1606
    The Charter of the Virginia Company of London is established by royal charter by James I of England with the purpose of establishing colonial settlements in North America.
  • 1710
    The Statute of Anne, the first law regulating copyright, enters into force in Great Britain.
  • 1741
    War of the Austrian Succession: Prussia defeats Austria in the Battle of Mollwitz.
  • 1816
    The United States Government approves the creation of the Second Bank of the United States.
  • 1821
    Patriarch Gregory V of Constantinople is hanged by the Ottoman government from the main gate of the Patriarchate and his body is thrown into the Bosphorus.
  • 1826
    The 10,500 inhabitants of the Greek town Missolonghi start leaving the town after a year’s siege by Turkish forces. Very few of them survive.
  • 1858
    The original Big Ben, a 14.5 tonne bell for the Palace of Westminster is cast in Stockton-on-Tees by Warner’s of Cripplegate. This however cracked during testing and is recast into the 13.76 tonne bell by Whitechapel Bell Foundry and is still in use to date.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: A day after his surrender to Union forces, Confederate General Robert E. Lee addresses his troops for the last time.
  • 1874
    The first Arbor Day is celebrated in Nebraska.
  • 1916
    The Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) is created in New York City.
  • 1941
    World War II: The Axis Powers in Europe establish the Independent State of Croatia from occupied Yugoslavia with Ante Pavelić's Ustaše fascist insurgents in power.
  • 1963
    129 people die when the submarine USS Thresher sinks at sea.
  • 1970
    Paul McCartney announces that he leaves The Beatles for personal and professional reasons.
  • 1972
    20 days after he is kidnapped in Buenos Aires, Oberdan Sallustro is executed by communist guerrillas.
  • 1973
    A British Vanguard turboprop crashes during a snowstorm at Basel, Switzerland killing 104.
  • 1992
    The Maraghar Massacre, killing of ethnic Armenian civil population of the village Maraghar by Azerbaijani troops during the Nagorno-Karabakh War.
  • 2010
    Polish Air Force Tu-154M crashes near Smolensk, Russia, killing all 96 people on board including President Lech Kaczyński.

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