April 10

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These are just some historical events which took place on this day, April 10.

Hayley’s comet


837 Halley’s Comet makes its closest approach to Earth at a distance equal to 0.0342 AU (5.1 million kilometres/3.2 million miles).

Mount Tambora


1815 The Mount Tambora volcano begins a three-month-long eruption, lasting until July 15. The eruption ultimately kills 71,000 people and affects Earth’s climate for the next two years.

American Civil War


1865 A day after his surrender to Union forces, Confederate General Robert E. Lee addresses his troops for the last time.

The Great Gatsby


1925 The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is first published in New York City, by Charles Scribner’s Sons.

Paul McCartney


1970 – Paul McCartney announces that he is leaving The Beatles for personal and professional reasons.

Good Friday Agreement


1998 -The Good Friday Agreement is signed in Northern Ireland.

Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash


2010- On 10 April 2010, a Tupolev Tu-154 aircraft of the Polish Air Force crashed near the Russian city of Smolensk, killing all 96 people on board. Among the victims were the President of Poland Lech Kaczyński and his wife Maria, the former President of Poland in exile Ryszard Kaczorowski, the chief of the Polish General Staff and other senior Polish military officers, the president of the National Bank of Poland, Polish Government officials, 18 members of the Polish Parliament, senior members of the Polish clergy and relatives of victims of the Katyn massacre.


1921 – Chuck Connors, American baseball player and actor.

1929 – Max von Sydow, Swedish-French actor.


1932 – Omar Sharif, Egyptian actor and screenwriter

1952 – Steven Seagal, American actor, producer, musician, deputy Sheriff and martial artist.


1992 – Daisy Ridley, English actress of Star Wars fame

1968- Dirk de Klein


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