Monday, April 10, 2017


1816 – The Federal government of the United States approves the creation of the Second Bank of the United States.
1829 – William Booth, English minister, founded The Salvation Army (d. 1912) is born.
1847 – Joseph Pulitzer, Hungarian-American journalist, publisher, and politician, founded Pulitzer, Inc. (d. 1911) is born.
1856 – The Theta Chi fraternity is founded at Norwich University in Vermont.
1858 – After the original Big Ben, a 14.5 tonnes (32,000 lb) bell for the Palace of Westminster, had cracked during testing, it is recast into the current 13.76 tonnes (30,300 lb) bell by Whitechapel Bell Foundry.
1865 – American Civil War: A day after his surrender to Union forces, Confederate General Robert E. Lee addresses his troops for the last time.
1866 – The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is founded in New York City by Henry Bergh.
1872 – The first Arbor Day is celebrated in Nebraska.
1912RMS Titanic sets sail from Southampton, England on her maiden and only voyage.
1925The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is first published in New York City, by Charles Scribner's Sons.
1930 – Dolores Huerta, American activist, co-founded the United Farm Workers is born.
1936 – John Madden, American football player, coach, and sportscaster is born.
1952 – Steven Seagal, American actor, producer, and martial artist is born.
1957 – The Suez Canal is reopened for all shipping after being closed for three months.
1963 – One hundred twenty-nine American sailors die when the submarine USS Thresher sinks at sea.
1970 – Paul McCartney announces that he is leaving The Beatles for personal and professional reasons.
1971 – Ping-pong diplomacy: In an attempt to thaw relations with the United States, the People's Republic of China hosts the U.S. table tennis team for a week-long visit.
1972 – Priit Kasesalu, Estonian computer programmer, co-created Skype is born.
1979 – Red River Valley tornado outbreak: A tornado lands in Wichita Falls, Texas killing 42 people.
1980 – Kasey Kahne, American race car driver is born.
1984 – Mandy Moore, American singer-songwriter and actress is born.

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