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Saturday, April 10, 2010

The President of Poland, Lech Kaczyński, is among 96 killed when their airplane crashes in western Russia.//news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/Polish-President-Lech-Kaczynski-Killed-When-Plane-Crashed-On-Approach-To-Smolensk-Airport-In-Russia/Article/201004215598482?lpos=World_News_Carousel_Region_0lid=ARTICLE_15598482 Sky News: Polish President Lech Kaczynski Killed When Plane Crashed On Approach To Smolensk Airport In Russia

Friday, April 10, 2009

At least 27 tornadoes kill six people throughout the Southern United States. //www.cnn.com/2009/US/weather/04/10/arkansas.tornado/index.html (CNN)
A political crisis begins in Fiji when PresidentJosefa Iloilo suspends the nation's Constitution, dismisses all judges and constitutional appointees and assumes all governance in the country after the Court of Appeal rules that the government of Prime MinisterFrank Bainimarama is illegal.ref name=ta{{cite news |first=|last=|title=Fijian president Ratu Josefa Iloilo abolishes constitution, sacks judiciary and assumes power
The Fourth East Asia Summit begins in Pattaya, Thailand. //news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-04/10/content_11165094.htm (Xinhua)
Fijian President Josefa Iloilo suspends the Constitution and dismisses the Court of Appeal. //www.stuff.co.nz/world/south-pacific/2327182/Fiji-president-fires-all-judges (New Zealand Stuff)

Monday, April 10, 2006

The European Space Agency's Venus Express spaceprobe enters Venus' orbit.
President of IranMahmoud Ahmadinejad confirms that Iran has successfully produced a few grams of low-grade enriched uranium.
A fire at the Brand India Fair, Victoria Park, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India, kills at least 100.

Friday, April 10, 1998

Good Friday: 1 hour after the end of the talks deadline, the Belfast Agreement is signed between the Irish and British governments and most Northern Ireland political parties, with the notable exception of the Democratic Unionist Party.

Saturday, April 10, 1993

African National Congress activist Chris Hani is assassinated in South Africa.

Friday, April 10, 1992

A Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb explodes in the Baltic Exchange in the City of London 3 are killed, 91 injured.

Thursday, April 10, 1980

Samuel Kanyon Doe takes over Liberia in a "coup d\'état", ending over 130 years of democraticpresidential succession in that country.
Terry Fox begins his Marathon of Hope from St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada.
Spain and the United Kingdom agree to reopen the border between Gibraltar and Spain, closed since 1969.

Monday, April 10, 1978

Volkswagen becomes the second (after Rolls-Royce) non-American automobile manufacturer to open a plant in the United States, commencing production of the Rabbit, the North American version of the Volkswagen Golf, at the Volkswagen Westmoreland Assembly Plant near New Stanton, Pennsylvania with a unionized (UAW) workforce (the plant closes in 1992.)

Tuesday, April 10, 1973

Israeli commandos raid Beirut, assassinating 3 leaders of the Palestinian Resistance Movement. The Lebanese army's inaction brings the immediate resignation of Prime Minister Saib Salam, a Sunni Muslim.

Friday, April 10, 1970

Paul McCartney announces that the Beatles have disbanded, while at the same press conference, announcing the release of his first solo album. The "Elton John" album is released, the second album by Elton John, but the first to chart and the first to be released in America.
An avalanche at a tuberculosis sanatorium in the French Alps kills 74, mostly young boys.
Chelsea and Leeds united draw 2-2 in the 1970 FA cup final it went to at replay at Old Trafford.

Wednesday, April 10, 1968

German left-wing students blockade the Springer Press HQ in Berlin and many are arrested (one of them Ulrike Meinhof).
U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968.
MGM's classic film "The Wizard of Oz" makes its NBC debut after being telecast on CBS since 1956. It will remain on NBC for the next eight years.
Pierre Trudeau becomes Canada's 15th Prime Minister.
The ferry "Wahine" strikes a reef at the entrance to Wellington Harbour, New Zealand, with the loss of 53 lives, during Cyclone Giselle, which provides the windiest conditions ever recorded in New Zealand.
President Mobutu releases captured mercenaries in the Congo.
Surgeons at the Hôpital de la Pitié, Paris, perform Europe's first heart transplant, on Clovis Roblain.
The United Methodist Church is created by the union of the former Methodist and Evangelical United Brethren churches.
English politician Enoch Powell makes his controversial Rivers of Blood Speech.
Josef Bachmann tries to assassinate Rudi Dutschke, leader of the left-wing movement (APO) in Germany, and tries to commit suicide afterwards, failing in both, although Dutschke dies of his brain injuries 11 years later.

Wednesday, April 10, 1963

The Soviet nuclear powered submarine "K-33" collides with the Finnish merchant vessel M/S "Finnclipper" in the Danish Straits. Although severely damaged, both vessels make it to port.
Martin Luther King, Jr., Ralph Abernathy, Fred Shuttlesworth and others are arrested in a Birmingham, Alabama protest for parading without a permit.
The U.S. nuclear submarine "Thresher" sinks east of Cape Cod all 129 crewmen die.

Friday, April 10, 1959

Friday, April 10, 1953

A four-story building in Chicago belonging to the Habar Corporation catches fire, killing 35 employees.
President Eisenhower delivers his Chance for Peace speech to the National Association of Newspaper Editors.
Melbourne Knights is founded as Croatia SC in Melbourne.
Ian Fleming publishes his first James Bond novel, "Casino Royale" in the United Kingdom.
The German football team SG Dynamo Dresden is founded.

Wednesday, April 10, 1946

In Japan, women vote for the first time, during elections for the House of Representatives of the 90th Imperial Diet.

Tuesday, April 10, 1945

The Allied Forces liberate the Nazi concentration c, Buchenwald.
Visoko is liberated by the 7th, 9th and 17th Krajina Brigades from the Tenth Division of Yugoslav Partisan forces.

Thursday, April 10, 1941

WWII: The U.S. destroyer

Tuesday, April 10, 1928

Pineapple Primary: The U.S. Republican Party primary elections in Chicago are preceded by assassinations and bombings.

Friday, April 10, 1925

Monday, April 10, 1922

The historic Genoa Conference commences in Genoa. The representatives of 34 countries convene to speak about monetary economics in the wake of World War I.

Tuesday, April 10, 1917

An ammunition factory explosion in Chester, Pennsylvania kills 133.

Wednesday, April 10, 1889

The Hammarby Roddförening (later Hammarby Fotboll) is founded in Sweden.

Sunday, April 10, 1887

The Catholic University of America is founded on Easter Sunday.

Saturday, April 10, 1875

The Arya Samaj is founded in Mumbai by Swami Dayananda.

Friday, April 10, 1868

Battle of Magdala: A British-Indian task force inflicts 700 deaths and a crushing defeat on the army of Emperor Tewodros II of Ethiopia the British and Indians suffer 30 wounded, 2 of whom die subsequently.

Tuesday, April 10, 1866

May ndash Student Ferdinand Cohen-Blind fails to assassinate Otto von Bismarck in Unter den Linden in Berlin.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is founded in New York City by Henry Bergh.

Thursday, April 10, 1856

The Theta Chi Fraternity is founded at Norwich University.

Monday, April 10, 1848

Thursday, April 10, 1845

A great fire destroys much of the American city of Pittsburgh.

Tuesday, April 10, 1827

UK: George Canning succeeds Lord Liverpool as British Prime Minister.

Tuesday, April 10, 1821

Ecumenical PatriarchPatriarch Gregory V of Constantinople is blamed by the Ottoman government for being unable to suppress Greek independence and is hung outside the main gate of the Patriarchal Cathedral immediately after the celebration of Easter.

Wednesday, April 10, 1816

The Second Bank of the United States obtains its charter.

Sunday, April 10, 1814

Saturday, April 10, 1802

Great Trigonometric Survey of India begins with the measurement of a baseline near Madras.

Saturday, April 10, 1790

The United States patent system is established.

Monday, April 10, 1741

May ndash Vitus Bering sets out from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to map the coasts of Siberia and Alaska.
The Austrian army attacks troops of Frederick the Great at Mollwitz.

Thursday, April 10, 1710

June ndash Swiss and Palatine German Protestants under the leadership of Christoph von Graffenried travel to Bath County in the Province of Carolina. The settlers displace the native town of Chattoka and found New Bern, named for von Graffenried's hometown of Bern, Switzerland.
The world's first copyrightlegislation, Britain's "Statute of Anne", becomes effective.

Saturday, April 10, 1683

Charles V the Duke of Lorraine is appointed commander of the Imperial army.

Friday, April 10, 1665

The "Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society" begins publication, the first scientific journal in English.
11 March - A new legal code is aproved for the Dutch and English towns of New York guaranteeing all protestants the right to continue their religious observances unhindered.

Monday, April 10, 1645

Because of the plague, the Edinburgh town council orders that the college graduation ceremony should be brought forward so that students can leave the city (on November 19, teaching resumes in Linlithgow).

Friday, April 10, 1637

Plymouth Colony grants the tenn menn of Saugust a new settlement on Cape Cod, later named Sandwich, Massachusetts.

Thursday, April 10, 1608

Jamestown, Virginia: Christopher Newport again sails for England.

Monday, April 10, 1606

The First Charter of Virginia is adopted.

Wednesday, April 10, 1591

English merchant James Lancaster sets off on a voyage to the East Indies.ref name=Cassell's Chronology

Sunday, March 31, 1555 (Julianian calendar)

Pope Marcellus II succeeds Julius III as the 222nd pope. He will reign for 22 days.

Friday, March 31, 1525 (Julianian calendar)

Friday, April 1, 1407 (Julianian calendar)

After several invitations by the Yongle Emperor of China since 1403, the fifth Karmapa of the Karma Kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism, the lama Deshin Shekpa, finally visits the Ming Dynasty capital, then at Nanjing. In his twenty-two day visit, he thrills the Ming court with alleged miracles that are recorded in a gigantic scroll translated into five different languages. In a show of mystical prowess, Deshin Shekpa adds legitimacy to a questionable succession to the throne by Yongle, who had killed his nephew the Jianwen Emperor in the culmination of a civil war. For his services to the Ming court, including his handling of the ceremonial rites of Yongle's deceased parents, Deshin Shekpa is awarded the title Great Treasure Prince of Dharma (大寶法王).

Sunday, April 3, 1216 (Julianian calendar)

Upon the death of Erik Knutsson, he is succeeded by his rival Johan Sverkersson as king of Sweden.

Friday, April 6, 837 (Julianian calendar)

Comet Halley passes approximately 5 million km from Earth ndash its closest ever approach to Earth.

Monday, April 9, 428 (Julianian calendar)

Hydatius becomes bishop of "Aquae Flaviae" in Gallaecia (modern Chaves) in Portugal.
Nestorius is made patriarch of Constantinople. He preaches a new doctrine that will be called Nestorianism. It makes a distinction between the divine and human natures of Jesus but comes under immediate attack from pope Celestine I and Cyril of Alexandria.
John succeeds Theodotus as patriarch of Antioch, and gives his support to Nestorius.
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