April 10 Events in History - April 10 Birthdays - April 10 Deaths
2015 Online preorders begin for the Apple Watch, initially planned for sale on April 24th; however, the volume of orders has already pushed delivery dates into June or July for the various models, which are priced from $349 to $17,000
2014 Elon Musk, head of Tesla Motors, Inc., announces that the company will begin selling its luxury electric cars in China this month
2014 Greece returns to the bond market today with 5-year bonds at a coupon rate of 4.75 percent; international sales of 3 billion euros exceeded the nation's expectations
2013 The Nobel Prize winner in Physiology or Medicine for in vitro fertilisation, Robert G. Edwards, dies at age 87
2013 A meeting of the U.N. General Assembly organized by former Serbian foreign minister, Vuk Jeremic, is boycotted by the United States, Jordan and Canada
2012 One of the heroes of the French Resistance, Raymond Aubrac, dies at the age of 97
2012 The American company Apple, Inc. announces it is worth over $600 billion dollars, making the technology company the largest in the world by market capitalization
2011 Over 230,000 acres of land, including the town Fort Davis, are destroyed by wildfires in the state of Texas
2011 Following a show in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the band U2's tour, 360 degrees, becomes the highest grossing music tour of all time
2010 Bronislaw Komorowski becomes Acting President of Poland after a plane carrying President Lech Kaczynski and top Polish officials crashes, leaving no survivors
1998 Negotiators from various factions sign the Good Friday Agreement, a plan for peace in Northern Ireland.
1995 "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" opens at Lyceum Theater New York City for 24 performances
1995 New York City bans smoking in all restaurants that seat 35 or more
1994 "Les Miserables," opens at Hiten Theatre, Osaka
1994 58th Golf Masters Championship: Jose M Olazabal wins, shooting a 279
1993 BPAA U.S. Open by Del Ballard Jr
1993 Ottawa Senators win 1st road game (Islanders) after 38 straight loses
1993 Pittsburgh Penguins win their NHL record 17 game winning streak
1992 25 die in a bus bombing in Sri Lanka
1992 Floriade (Flower Show) opens at Hague, Netherlands
1992 NHL strike ends after 10 days
1991 Boat rams a tanker in Livorno Italy fog, killing about 138
1991 Los Angeles King Wayne Gretzky scores NHL record 93rd playoff goal
1991 Last automat (coin operated cafeteria) closes (3rd and 42nd St, New York City)
1991 Martin Zubero swims world record 200m backstroke (1:52.51)
1990 CUNY/Lehman College, Bronx, opens a branch campus in Hiroshma Japan
1990 Curtly Ambrose takes 8-45 in cricket vs England at Bridgetown
1989 10th Emmy Sports Award presentation
1989 24th Academy of Country Music Awards: Hank Williams, Jr., Alabama
1989 Intel corp announces shipment of 80-486 chip
1989 H. J. Heinz, Van Camp Seafood and Bumble Bee Seafood say they would not buy tuna caught in nets that also trap dolphins
1988 52nd Golf Masters Championship: Sandy Lyle wins, shooting a 281
1988 8th Golden Raspberry Awards: Leonard Part 6 wins
1988 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA San Diego Inamori Golf Classic
1988 Herschel Walker performs Fort Worth Ballet
1988 Islanders beat Devils 5-4 (OT) 1st round tied at 2-2
1986 "Big Deal" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 70 performances
1986 Benazir Bhutto returns to Pakistan
1986 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1985 At 80 Leo Sites becomes oldest bowler to score a 300 game
1985 Caps 4-Isles 3 (OT)-Patrick Division Semifinals-Caps hold 1-0 lead
1985 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS-51-B mission
1984 Damaged Solar Max satellite snared by Challenger shuttle
1984 John Long (Detroit) ends NBA free throw streak of 51 games
1984 U.S. Senate condemns CIA mining of Nicaraguan harbors
1983 Baltimore's Eddie Murray hits his 1,000 career hit
1983 Caps 3-Isles 6-Patrick Div Semifinals-Isles win series 3-2
1983 Hennie Kuiper (Netherlands) wins Paris-Roubaix cycle race
1983 Jordan king Hussein ceases negotiations with PLO
1983 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA J&B Scotch Pro-Am Golf Tournament
1982 Los Angeles Kings losing 5-0 to Edmonton in 3rd period, win in OT 6-5
1982 Penguins 2-Isles 1 (OT)-Preliminary- Isles hold 2-1 lead
1981 "Caveman" with Ringo premieres
1981 Computer glitch keeps Space Shuttle Columbia grounded
1981 France performs nuclear test
1981 Imprisoned IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands elected to British Parliament
1979 J. R. Richard throws major league record 6 wild pitches in Astrodome
1979 Soyuz 33 launched with a Russian and a Bulgarian
1978 Formation of Major Indoor Soccer League announced
1977 41st Golf Masters Championship: Tom Watson wins, shooting a 276
1977 Cleveland Indians set club record for longest, 9 inn game (3:17)
1976 Brewers' Don Money's grand slammer disallowed - Yankees win 9-7
1976 Cleveland Cavaliers win their 1st NBA Central Division title
1975 Rangers score 8 goals against Islanders in playoffs
1974 American Boccaccio Association forms
1974 Magicians Penn and Teller 1st meet
1974 Yitzhak Rabin replaces resigning Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir
1973 BEA flight to Basel, Switzerland, crashes on landing, killing 104 of 143
1973 Kansas City opens its new park, Royals Stadium, with 12-1 rout of Rangers
1973 Pakistan suspends constitution
1972 7.0 earthquake kills 1/5 of population of Iranian province of Fars
1972 U.S., U.S.S.R. and 70 other nations agree to ban biological weapons
1971 1st baseball game at Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium, Phils beat Expos 4-1
1971 U.S. table tennis team arrives in China PR
1968 "George M!" opens at Palace Theater New York City for 435 performances
1968 40th Academy Awards - "Heat of the Night," Rod Steiger and K Hepburn win
1968 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1968 Ferry boat sinks in harbor of Wellington, New Zealand, 51 died
1967 39th Academy Awards - "Man For All Seasons," E Taylor and P Scofield win
1964 Demolition begins on Polo Grounds to clear way for housing project
1964 Iranian motor launch catches fire and sinks killing 113 (Persian Gulf)
1963 Thresher, U.S. atomic-powered submarine, sinks 220 miles east of Boston
1963 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1962 1st baseball game at LA's Dodger Stadium, they lose 6-3 to Reds
1962 1st major league game in Houston, Colt .45s beat Chicago Cubs, 11-2
1962 New York Yankee Mickey Mantle hits his 375th home run
1961 25th Golf Masters Championship: Gary Player wins, shooting a 280
1961 Adolf Eichmann tried as a war criminal in Israel
1961 Dutch foreign minister Luns talks to John F. Kennedy about New Guinea
1961 New Washington Senators loses 1st regular-season game 4-3 to White Sox
1960 24th Golf Masters Championship: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 282
1960 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Babe Didrikson Zaharias Golf Open
1960 Senate passes landmark Civil Rights Bill
1959 Japan's Crown Prince Akihito marries commoner Michiko Shoda
1958 Northern strip of Spanish Sahara ceded to Morocco
1957 John Osborne's "Entertainer," premieres in London
1957 Jordanian government of Naboelsi resigns
1957 Suez canal reopens for all traffic
1957 U.S.S.R. performs atmospheric nuclear test
1956 Philips broadcasts 1st Dutch color TV programs
1956 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 1
1955 19th Golf Masters Championship: Cary Middlecoff wins, shooting a 279
1955 9th NBA Championship: Syrac Nats beat Ft. Wayne Pistons, 4 games to 3
1955 Dr. Jonas Salk successfully tests Polio vaccine
1955 Ruth Ellis shoots jilting lover David Blakely
1954 KRGV TV channel 5 in Weslaco, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 "House of Wax," 1st 3-D movie, released (New York City)
1953 7th NBA Championship: Minneapolis Lakers beat New York Knicks, 4 games to 1
1949 13th Golf Masters Championship: Sam Snead wins, shooting a 282
1948 Jewish Hagana repels an Arab attack on Mishmar HaEmek
1947 Jackie Robinson becomes 1st black in major league baseball (Dodgers)
1947 King Frederik IX of Denmark crowned
1946 1st election for Japanese Diet
1945 Allies liberate 1st Nazi concentration camp, Buchenwald, Czechoslovakia
1945 Canadian troops conquer Deventer
1945 General Blaskowitz becomes nazi leader of "Fort Holland"
1945 German troops attack Ijsselbrug
1945 NFL's Boston Yankees and Brooklyn Tigers merge
1945 U.S. troops land on Tsugen Shima Okinawa
1945 U.S. troops liberate Nazi concentration camp at Buchenwald, Germany
1945 William Schuman and Antony Tudors ballet premieres in New York City
1944 "Patrolling the Ether" is shown on 3 TV stations simultaneously
1944 Soviet forces liberate Odessa from Nazis
1943 12 Jewish patients of Herren Loo-Lozenoord escape nazis
1943 General Montgomery occupies Sfax Tunisia
1942 Cigarettes and candy rationed in Holland
1941 German troops conquer Libyan county Cyrenaica
1940 Vidkun Quisling forms Norwegian "national government"
1939 Colijn's Dutch government opens camp Westerbork for German Jews
1939 Grens mobilization due to Italian invasion in Albania
1938 2nd government of Blum replaced by Daladier government in France
1938 Austria becomes a state of Germany
1938 New York makes syphilis test mandatory in order to get a marriage license
1936 200" mirror blank arrives in Pasadena
1935 Vaughan Williams' 4th Symphony premieres in London
1934 Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks beat Detroit Red Wings, 3 games to 1
1930 George Headley scores 223 vs. England at Kingston
1930 Synthetic rubber 1st produced
1925 Czarina re-christened Stalingrad (now Volgograd)
1925 Scribners publishes "The Great Gatsby" by F Scott Fitzgerald
1924 Tubular steel golf club shafts approved for championship play
1923 Hitler demands "hatred and more hatred" in Berlin
1917 Munition factory explosion at Eddystone PA, kills 133 workers
1916 1st professional golf tournament held
1913 President Woodrow Wilson throws out 1st ball, Senators beat Yankees 2-1
1913 Walter Johnson begins string of 56 consecutive scoreless innings
1912 RMS Titanic sets sail for its 1st and last voyage
1896 Spiridon Louis wins 1st Olympic marathon (2:58:50)
1887 President Abraham Lincoln's re-buried with his wife in Springfield, Illinois
1887 Soccer team Be Quick forms in Hairs Groningen
1884 U.S. Senate accepts Belgian administration of Congo
1882 Matson founds his shipping company (San Francisco and Hawaii)
1878 California St. Cable Car RR Co starts service
1877 1st human cannonball act performed in London
1877 Federal troops withdrawn from Columbia, South Carolina
1872 1st National black convention meets in New Orleans
1872 Arbor day 1st celebrated in Nebraska, later changed to Apr 22
1871 William Hammond Hall's maps and surveys of Golden Gate Park accepted
1869 Congress increases number of Supreme Court judges from 7 to 9
1868 1st performance of John Brahms' "Ein german Requiem"
1868 Brits defeat King of Abyssinia at Magdala
1866 American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) forms
1865 At Appomattox, General Lee issues General Order #9, his last
1864 Austrian Archduke Maximilian becomes emperor of Mexico
1863 Rebel General Earl Van Dorn attacks at Franklin, Tennessee
1849 Safety pin patented by Walter Hunt (New York City); sold rights for $100
1845 More than 1,000 buildings damaged by fire in Pittsburgh Pa
1841 New York "Tribune" begins publishing under editor Horace Greeley
1835 Charles Darwin returns to Santiago, Chile
1825 1st hotel in Hawaii opens
1825 Nicaraguan constituent assembly meets at Leon
1816 2nd Bank of U.S. chartered
1815 Austria declares war on realm of Naples
1790 Robert Gray is 1st American to circumnavigate the Earth
1790 U.S. Patent system forms
1741 Prussians defeat Austrians at Mollwitz
1739 Dick Turpin executed in England for horse stealing
1694 Duke Victor Amadeus of Savoye attacks Casale
1656 Dutch fleet occupiers Colombo Ceylon
1589 Spanish troops conquer Geertruidenberg
1552 Henri II of France occupies Metz
1516 1st ghetto, Jews are compelled to live in specific area of Venice
1512 Pope Julius II opens 5th Council of Lateranen
1500 France captures duke Ludovico Sforza of Milan
879 Louis III, crowned King of France
847 St. Leo IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope
837 Comet 1P/837 F1 (Halley) approaches within 0.0334 AUs of Earth