April 10 holidays in 2018

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Orthodox Easter Tuesday (banks only)
Cyprus Bank Holiday
National Library Workers' Day
United states Observance

Historical Events on April 10

  • 1815: The Mount Tambora Volcano erupts on this day. It would continue to erupt until the 15th of July. As a result, over seventy thousand people are killed and the Earth’s climate is changed for 2-years.
  • 1816: The creation of the 2nd Band of the U.S is approved by the United States Federal Government.
  • 1826: Ten thousand people flee the town of Missolonghi when it’s sieged by Turkish forces.
  • 1858: Whitechapel Bell Foundry recasts the bell for the Palace of Westminster after the original Big Ben had cracked during testing.
  • 1865: The day after surrendering to Union troops, Confederate General Robert E. Lee addresses his troops for the very last time.
  • 1866: In New York, the ASPCA is founded by Henry Bergh.
  • 1872: The very first Arbor Day is celebrated in the state of Nebraska.
  • 1904: Aleister Crowley transcribes the final chapter of The Book of the Law.
  • 1912: The RMS Titanic leaves Southampton, England for her first and only voyage.
  • 1925: The book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is published by Charles Scribner’s Sons.
  • 1941: The Independent State of Croatia is established by the Axis Powers during WWII.
  • 1944: Alfred Wetzler and Rudolf Vrba escape from the now infamous Birkenau Death Camp.
  • 1970: Paul McCartney tells the world that he is leaving his band – The Beatles.
  • 1971: In the interest of better relations between the U.S and China, China hosts the United States table tennis team for a visit that will last a week.
  • 1972: American B-52 bombers resume bombing targets in North Vietnam after reportedly not making bombing runs since November of 1967 during the Vietnam War.
  • 1979: A tornado touches down in Wichita Falls in Texas. Over 40 people are killed.

Famous Birthdays on April 10

  • English minister and founder of The Salvation Army, William Booth is born in 1829.
  • American journalist, publisher and founder of the Pulitzer, Joseph Pulitzer is born in 1847.
  • English actor George Arliss is born in 1868.
  • American actor Harry Morgan is born in 1915.
  • American actress Liz Sheridan is born in 1929.
  • Swedish-French actor, Max von Sydow is born in 1929.

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