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

  • 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).
  • 879
    Louis III becomes King of the Western Franks.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1887
    On Easter Sunday, Pope Leo XIII authorizes the establishment of The Catholic University of America.
  • 1912
    The Titanic leaves port in Southampton, England for her first and only voyage.
  • 1925
    The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is first published in New York City, by Charles Scribner’s Sons.
  • 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.
  • 1944
    Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler escape from the Birkenau death camp.
  • 1957
    The Suez Canal is reopened for all shipping after being closed for three months.
  • 1970
    Paul McCartney announces that he leaves The Beatles for personal and professional reasons.
  • 1971
    Ping Pong Diplomacy: In an attempt to thaw relations with the United States, the People’s Republic of China hosts the U.S. table tennis team for a weeklong visit.
  • 1972
    Seventy-four nations sign the Biological Weapons Convention, the first multilateral disarmament treaty banning the production of biological weapons.
  • 1972
    Vietnam War: For the first time since November 1967, American B-52 bombers reportedly begin bombing North Vietnam.
  • 1991
    A rare tropical storm develops in the South Atlantic Ocean near Angola; the first to be documented by satellites.
  • 2010
    Polish Air Force Tu-154M crashes near Smolensk, Russia, killing all 96 people on board including President Lech Kaczyński.

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