What Happened This Day In History

Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened today in history.

April 10

1790

The U.S. patent system is established.

1809

Austria declares war on France and her forces enter Bavaria.

1862

Union forces begin the bombardment of Fort Pulaski in Georgia along the Tybee River.

1865

At Appomattox Court, Va, General Robert E. Lee issues his last orders to the Army of Northern Virginia.

1866

The American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is formed.

1902

South African Boers accept British terms of surrender.

1912

The Titanic begins her maiden voyage which will end in disaster.

1925

F. Scott Fitzgerald publishes The Great Gatsby.

1930

The first synthetic rubber is produced.

1932

Paul von Hindenburg is elected president in Germany.

1938

Germany annexes Austria.

1941

U.S. troops occupy Greenland to prevent Nazi infiltration.

1945

In their second attempt to take the Seelow Heights, near Berlin, the Red Army launches numerous attacks against the defending Germans. The Soviets gain one mile at the cost of 3,000 men killed and 368 tanks destroyed.

1945

Allied troops liberate the Nazi concentration camp of Buchenwald north of Weiner, Germany.

1947

Jackie Robinson becomes the first black to play major league baseball as he takes the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

1953

House of Wax, the first 3-D movie, is released.

1971

The American table tennis team arrives in China.

1974

Yitzhak Rabin replaces resigning Israeli Prime Minister, Golda Meir.

1976

Laura Brown Marries Joseph Conowitch

1981

Imprisoned Irish Republican Army hunger striker Bobby Sands is elected to the British Parliament.

Born on April 10

1583

Hugo Grotius, Dutch statesman and scholar.

1794

Matthew C. Perry, American naval officer, opened Japan to trade with the west.

1827

Lew Wallace, Civil War general, lawyer, diplomat and author of Ben Hur.

1867

A.E. (George William Russell), Irish poet and mystic.

1880

Frances Perkins, U.S. labor secretary, first female cabinet member.

1903

Clare Boothe Luce, reporter, U.S. ambassador to the Vatican.

1917

Robert B. Woodward, synthetic chemist.

1934

David Halberstam, New York Times correspondent, author, Pulitzer Prize winner in 1964.

1932

Omar Sharif (Michael Shalhoub), actor (Dr. Zhivago).

1941

Paul Theroux, author (The Great Railway Bazaar).

Holidays and observances

36 Years ago today I married the love of my life and we have two wonderful children with fantastic spouses who have given us 5 of the best grandkids in the world! We have been through the good, the bad and the ugly and have survived! I love you babe and am so happy you are my bride to this day and look forward to growing old together and experiencing all our Lord has in store for us hand in hand!
Happy Anniversary! Love, ME

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About Jconowitch

I have spent 36 + years in Stevens County enjoying the many surrounding recreational areas while camping, canoeing, hiking and backpacking. I am married to my high school sweetheart with 2 children, 5 awesome grand kids. I have been actively involved working with many organizations to help children and adults throughout the area, as well as starting the Stevens County Scale Model club with a good friend. If you want to live and raise your family in a fantastic area or find a peaceful area to retire, this is among the best, and I am here to help you make your dreams a reality!
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4 Responses to What Happened This Day In History

  1. Happy anniversary to you too!

  2. Jessica says:

    Happy Anniversary!

  3. Linda Jo says:

    Happy Anniversary, you two. It was a beautiful wedding!

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