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.