About April 10

April 10, 2020 is the 101st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 265 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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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 308 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On April 10

  • 837
    Halley’s Comet and Earth experienced their closest approach to one another when their separating distance equalled 0.0342 AU (3.2 million miles).
  • 1741
    War of the Austrian Succession: Prussia defeats Austria in the Battle of Mollwitz.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1856
    The Theta Chi fraternity is founded at Norwich University.
  • 1864
    Archduke Maximilian of Habsburg is elected emperor of Mexico.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: A day after his surrender to Union forces, Confederate General Robert E. Lee addresses his troops for the last time.
  • 1866
    The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is founded in New York City by Henry Bergh.
  • 1904
    British mystic Aleister Crowley transcribes the third and final chapter of The Book of The Law.
  • 1912
    The Titanic leaves port in Southampton, England for her first and only voyage.
  • 1916
    The Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) is created in New York City.
  • 1944
    Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler escape from the Birkenau death camp.
  • 1959
    Akihito, future Emperor of Japan, weds Michiko.
  • 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
    Seventy-four nations sign the Biological Weapons Convention, the first multilateral disarmament treaty banning the production of biological weapons.
  • 1979
    Red River Valley Tornado Outbreak: A tornado lands in Wichita Falls, Texas killing 42 people.
  • 1991
    A rare tropical storm develops in the South Atlantic Ocean near Angola; the first to be documented by satellites.
  • 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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