On This Day..... April 10

APRIL 10TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL SIBLING DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL FARM ANIMAL DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL CINNAMON CRESCENT DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • JOSEPH PULITZER (1847-1911)
  • HARRY MORGAN (1915-2011)
  • MAX VON SYDOW (1929, 89)
  • JOHN MADDEN (1936, 82)
  • STEVEN SEAGAL (1951, 67)
  • BRIAN SETZER (1959, 59)
  • MAYOR MARTY WALSH (1967, 51)
  • ERIC GREITENS (1974, 44)
  • SEAN AVERY (1980, 38)
  • MANDY MOORE (1984, 34)
  • HALEY JOEL OSMENT (1988, 30)
  • ALEX PETTYFER (1990, 28)
  • DAISY RIDLEY (1992, 26)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1790, THE UNITED STATES BEGINS THE PATENT SYSTEM
  • IN 1815, MOUNT TAMBORA ERUPTS KILLING 71,000 IN INDONESIA AND CAUSING A “GLOBAL VOLCANIC WINTER”
  • IN 1845, PITTSBURGH LOSES OVER 1,000 BUILDINGS IN A FIRE
  • IN 1849, WALTER HUNT PATENTS THE SAFETY PIN. HE SELLS THE PATENT FOR $400
  • IN 1865, GENERAL ROBERT E. LEE ISSUES HIS FAREWELL ADDRESS, KNOWN AS “GENERAL ORDER #9”
  • IN 1866, THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS (ASPCA) IS INCORPORATING IN NEW YORK CITY
  • IN 1869, THE SUPREME COURT GOES FROM 7 TO 9 MEMBERS
  • IN 1872, THE FIRST ARBOR DAY IS CELEBRATED. IT EVENTUALLY MOVES TO APRIL 22ND
  • IN 1877, THE FIRST “HUMAN CANNONBALL” IS SHOT OUT OF A CANNON IN LONDON
  • IN 1912, THE TITANIC SETS SAIL
  • IN 1916, THE PROFESSIONAL GOLFERS ASSOCIATION (PGA) FORMS IN NEW YORK CITY
  • IN 1925, F. SCOTT FITZGERALD PUBLISHES “THE GREAT GATSBY”
  • IN 1926, SUPERMAN ARRIVES ON EARTH, ACCORDING TO “THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN”
  • IN 1932, PAUL VON HINDENBURG DEFEATS ADOLF HITLER IN GERMANY’S PRESIDENTIAL RACE
  • IN 1938, GERMANY ANNEXES AUSTRIA
  • IN 1938, NEW YORK STATE BEGINS REQUIRING A SYPHILLIS TEST BEFORE GRANTING A MARRIAGE LICENSE
  • IN 1953, “HOUSE OF WAX”, THE FIRST COLOR 3D MOVIE, PREMIERES IN NEW YORK CITY
  • IN 1955, RUTH ELLIS SHOOTS HER EX-LOVER DAVID BLAKELY. SHE WOULD BE THE LAST WOMAN EXECUTED IN GREAT BRITAIN UNDER THE DEATH PENALTY
  • IN 1960, THE US SENATE PASSES THE CIVIL RIGHTS BILL
  • IN 1963, 129 MEN ARE KILLED WHEN THE USS THRESHER SUBMARINE SINKS OUTSIDE OF BOSTON
  • IN 1971, THE UNITED STATES TABLE TENNIS TEAM ARRIVES IN CHINA
  • IN 1973, ALISTAIR COOKE’S “AMERICA” ENDS ITS RUN ON NBC
  • IN 1974, PENN JILLETTE MEETS RAYMOND TELLER
  • IN 1974, GOLDA MEIR RETIRES AND YITZHAK RABIN REPLACES HER AS PRIME MINISTER OF ISRAEL
  • IN 1976, WHILE TOURING THE ALAMO DURING HIS RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN, PRESIDENT GERALD FORD BITES INTO A TAMALE WITHOUT REMOVING ITS HUSK CREATING “THE GREAT TAMALE INCIDENT”. MANY BELIEVE IT LOST HIM TEXAS IN THE ELECTION
  • IN 1985, RINGLING BROTHERS CIRCUS ADMITS THAT ITS FOUR “UNICORNS” ARE GOATS THAT HAVE HAD HORNS SURGICALLY ATTACHED TO THEIR HEADS
  • IN 1988, FOX DEBUTS “AMERICA’S MOST WANTED”
  • IN 1992, THE FIRST PLAYER STRIKE IN THE NHL ENDS AFTER NINE DAYS
  • IN 1992, SAM KINISON DIES IN A CAR CRASH AT 38
  • IN 1994, RODNEY KING IS AWARDED $3.8 MILLION BY THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES
  • IN 1995, NEW YORK CITY BANS SMOKING IN ALL RESTAURANTS THAT SEAT 35 PEOPLE
  • IN 2012, RICK SANTORUM BOWS OUT OF THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE, CLEARING THE WAY FOR MITT ROMNEY TO WIN THE REPUBLICAN NOMINATION FOR PRESIDENT
  • IN 2014, “THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2” OPENS
  • IN 2017, “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2” OPENS
  • IN 2017, LEON KOWALSKI, THE BLADE RUNNER ANDROID, IS BORN IN THE ORIGINAL BLADE RUNNER MOVIE

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