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196125th Golf Masters Championship: Gary Player wins, shooting a 280

1913President Woodrow Wilson throws out 1st ball, Senators beat Yankees 2-1

1970Paul McCartney officially announces the split of The Beatles

1962NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits his 375th HR

194913th Golf Masters Championship: Sam Snead wins, shooting a 282

196024th Golf Masters Championship: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 282

1986Benazir Bhutto returns to Pakistan

1923Hitler demands "hatred & more hatred" in Berlin

200640th CMT Music Awards: Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood & Kenny Chesney wins

1925Scribners publishes "The Great Gatsby" by F Scott Fitzgerald

196739th Academy Awards - "Man For All Seasons," best picture, Elizabeth Taylor & Paul Scofield best actress/actor

1913Walter Johnson begins string of 56 consecutive scoreless innings

1887President Abraham Lincoln's re-buried with his wife in Springfield, Ilinois

1983Nancy Lopez wins LPGA J&B Scotch Pro-Am Golf Tournament

1865At Appomattox, General Robert E. Lee issues Gen Order #9, his last

1932Paul von Hindenburg elected 1st German president (Hitler is 2nd)

197741st Golf Masters Championship: Tom Watson wins, shooting a 276

1983Baltimore's Eddie Murray hits his 1,000 career hit

198924th Academy of Country Music Awards: Hank Williams Jr, Alabama

1955Dr Jonas Salk successfully tests Polio vaccine

1500France captures duke Ludovico Sforza of Milan

200569th Golf Masters Championship: Tiger Woods wins, shooting a 276

1960Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open

1991LA King Wayne Gretzky scores NHL record 93rd playoff goal

1835Charles Darwin returns to Santiago, Chile

1864Austrian Archduke Maximilian becomes Maximilian I, Emperor of Mexico

April 10th Historical Events
Date Event
837
Comet 1P/837 F1 (Halley) approaches within 0.0334 AUs of Earth 
847
St Leo IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope 
879
Louis III becomes King of West Francia. 
1407
the lama Deshin Shekpa visits the Ming Dynasty capital at Nanjing. He is awarded with the title Great Treasure Prince of Dharma. 
1500
France captures duke Ludovico Sforza of Milan 
1516
1st ghetto, Jews are compelled to live in specific area of Venice 
1552
Henri II of France occupies Metz 
1589
Spanish troops conquer Geertruidenberg 
1656
Dutch fleet occupiers Colombo Ceylon 
1694
Duke Victor Amadeus of Savoye attacks Casale 
1710
The first law regulating copyright is issued in Great Britain. 
1741
War of the Austrian Succession: Prussia defeats Austria in the Battle of Mollwitz. 
1790
US Patent system forms 
1815
Austria declares war on realm of Naples 
1816
2nd Bank of US chartered 
1821
Patriarch Gregory V of Constantinople is hanged by the Turks from the main gate of the Patriarchate and his body is thrown into the Bosphorus. 
1825
1st hotel in Hawaii opens 
1825
Nicaraguan constituent assembly meets at Leon 
1826
The 10,500 inhabitants of the Greek town Messolonghi start leaving the town after a year's siege by Turkish forces. Very few of them survive. 
1835
Charles Darwin returns to Santiago, Chile 
1841
New York Tribune begins publishing under editor Horace Greeley 
1845
More than 1,000 buildings damaged by fire in Pittsburgh, Pa 
1849
Safety pin patented by Walter Hunt (NYC); sold rights for $400 
1856
The Theta Chi Fraternity is founded at Norwich University. 
1858
"Big Ben", a 13.76 tonne bell, is recast in the Tower of Westminster 
1863
Rebel Gen Earl Van Dorn attacks at Franklin, Tenn 
1864
Austrian Archduke Maximilian becomes Maximilian I, Emperor of Mexico 
1865
At Appomattox, General Robert E. Lee issues Gen Order #9, his last 
1866
American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) forms 
1868
1st performance of John Brahms' "A German Requiem" 
1868
British defeat King of Abyssinia at Magdala 
1869
Congress increases number of Supreme Court judges from 7 to 9 
1869
José Martí founds the Cuban Revolutionary Party. 
1871
William Hammond Hall's maps & surveys of Golden Gate Park accepted 
1872
1st National black convention meets in New Orleans 
1872
1st Arbor Day celebrated in Nebraska, later changed to Apr 22 
1877
1st human cannonball act performed in London 
1877
Federal troops withdrawn from Columbia, SC 
1878
California St Cable Car RR Co starts service 
1882
Captain William Matson founds his shipping company (San Francisco & Hawaii) 
1884
US Senate accepts Belgian administration of Congo 
1887
President Abraham Lincoln's re-buried with his wife in Springfield, Ilinois 
1887
Soccer team Be Quick forms in Hairs Groningen 
1896
Spiridon Louis wins 1st Olympic marathon (2:58:50) 
1912
RMS Titanic sets sail from Southampton for her maiden (and final) voyage 
1913
President Woodrow Wilson throws out 1st ball, Senators beat Yankees 2-1 
1913
Walter Johnson begins string of 56 consecutive scoreless innings 
1913
During the Montenegrin siege of Scutari, the Montenegrin coastline is blockaded 
1916
1st professional golf tournament held 
1916
The Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) is created in New York City. 
1917
Munition factory explosion at Eddystone PA, kills 133 workers 
1919
Mexican Revolution leader Emiliano Zapata is ambushed and shot dead by government forces in Morelos. 
1923
Hitler demands "hatred & more hatred" in Berlin 
1924
Tubular steel golf club shafts approved for championship play 
1925
Tsaritsyn re-named Stalingrad (now Volgograd) 
1925
Scribners publishes "The Great Gatsby" by F Scott Fitzgerald 
1930
George Headley scores 223 v England at Kingston 
1930
Synthetic rubber 1st produced 
1932
Paul von Hindenburg elected 1st German president (Hitler is 2nd) 
1934
Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks beat Detroit Red Wings, 3 games to 1 
1935
Vaughan Williams' 4th Symphony premieres in London 
1936
200" mirror blank arrives in Pasadena 
1938
2nd government of Blum replaced by Daladier government in France 
1938
Austria becomes a state of Germany 
1938
NY makes syphilis test mandatory in order to get a marriage license 
1939
Colijn's Dutch government opens camp Westerbork for German Jews 
1939
Grens mobilization due to Italian invasion in Albania 
1940
Vidkun Quisling forms Norwegian "national government" 
1941
German troops conquer Libyan county Cyrenaica 
1942
Cigarettes & candy rationed in Holland 
1943
12 Jewish patients of Herren Loo-Lozenoord escape nazis 
1943
General Montgomery occupies Sfax Tunisia 
1944
"Patrolling the Ether" is shown on 3 TV stations simultaneously 
1944
Soviet forces liberate Odessa from Nazis 
1945
Allies liberate 1st Nazi concentration camp, Buchenwald (Czech) 
1945
Canadian troops conquer Deventer 
1945
General Blaskowitz becomes nazi leader of "Fort Holland" 
1945
German troops attack Ijsselbrug 
1945
NFL's Boston Yanks & Brooklyn Tigers merge 
1945
US troops land on Tsugen Shima Okinawa 
1945
William Schuman & Antony Tudors ballet premieres in NYC 
1946
1st election for Japanese Diet 
1947
King Frederik IX of Denmark crowned 
1948
Jewish Hagana repels an Arab attack on Mishmar HaEmek 
1949
13th Golf Masters Championship: Sam Snead wins, shooting a 282 
1953
"House of Wax", 1st 3-D movie, released (NYC) 
1953
7th NBA Championship: Minneapolis Lakers beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 1 
1954
KRGV TV channel 5 in Weslaco, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting 
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 
1956
Philips broadcasts 1st Dutch color TV programs 
1956
Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 1 
1957
John Osborne's "Entertainer" premieres in London 
1957
Jordanian government of Naboelsi resigns 
1957
Suez canal reopens for all traffic 
1957
USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test 
1958
Northern strip of Spanish Sahara ceded to Morocco 
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 
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 JFK about New Guinea 
1961
New Wash Senators loses 1st regular-season game 4-3 to White Sox 
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
NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits his 375th HR 
1963
USS Thresher, a nuclear powered submarine, sinks 220 miles east of Boston 
1963
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1964
Demolition begins on Polo Grounds to clear way for housing project 
1964
Iranian motor launch catches fire & sinks killing 113 (Persian Gulf) 
1967
39th Academy Awards - "Man For All Seasons," best picture, Elizabeth Taylor & Paul Scofield best actress/actor 
1968
Ferry Wahine sinks in Wellington harbour, New Zealand on route from Lyttelton (51 killed) 
1968
"George M!" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 435 performances 
1968
40th Academy Awards - "Heat of the Night", Rod Steiger & Katherine Hepburn win 
1968
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1970
Paul McCartney officially announces the split of The Beatles 
1971
1st baseball game at Phila's Veterans Stadium, Phils beat Expos 4-1 
1971
US table tennis team arrives in China PR 
1971
The Republican commemorations is held in Belfast of the Easter Rising (in 1916 in Dublin), revealing conflicts between the two wings of the Irish Republican Army 
1972
7.0 earthquake kills 1/5 of population of Iranian province of Fars 
1972
US, USSR & 70 other nations agree to ban biological weapons 
1972
20 days after he was kidnapped in Buenos Aires, Oberdan Sallustro is executed by communist guerrillas. 
1972
Two British soldiers are killed in a bomb attack in Derry 
1973
BEA flight to Basel Switz, crashes on landing, killing 104 of 143 
1973
KC opens its new park, Royals Stadium, with 12-1 rout of Rangers 
1973
Pakistan suspends constitution 
1974
American Boccaccio Association forms 
1974
Magicians Penn & Teller 1st meet 
1974
Yitzhak Rabin replaces resigning Israeli PM Golda Meir 
1975
Rangers score 8 goals against Islanders in playoffs 
1976
Brewers' Don Money's grand slammer disallowed-Yanks win 9-7 
1976
Cleveland Cavaliers win their 1st NBA Central Division title 
1977
41st Golf Masters Championship: Tom Watson wins, shooting a 276 
1977
Beverly Klass wins LPGA Women's International Golf Satellite 
1977
Cleveland Indians set club record for longest, 9 inn game (3:17) 
1978
Formation of Major Indoor Soccer League announced 
1979
J R Richard throws major league record 6 wild pitches in Astrodome 
1979
Soyuz 33 launched with a Russian & a Bulgarian 
1979
Red River Valley Tornado Outbreak: A tornado lands in Wichita Falls, Texas killing 42 people. 
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 
1982
LA 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 
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 (Neth) 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 
1984
Damaged Solar Max satellite snared by Challenger shuttle 
1984
John Long (Detroit) ends NBA free throw streak of 51 games 
1984
US Senate condemns CIA mining of Nicaraguan harbors 
1985
At 80 Leo Sites becomes oldest bowler to score a 300 game 
1985
Caps 4-Isles 3 (OT)-Patrick Div Semifinals-Caps hold 1-0 lead 
1985
Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-B mission 
1986
"Big Deal" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 70 performances 
1986
Benazir Bhutto returns to Pakistan 
1986
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
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 
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 & Bumble Bee Seafood say they would not buy tuna caught in nets that also trap dolphins 
1990
CUNY/Lehman College, Bronx, opens a branch campus in Hiroshma Japan 
1990
Curtly Ambrose takes 8-45 in cricket vs England at Bridgetown 
1991
Boat rams a tanker in Livorno Italy fog, killing about 138 
1991
LA King Wayne Gretzky scores NHL record 93rd playoff goal 
1991
Last automat (coin operated cafeteria) closes (3rd & 42nd St, NYC) 
1991
Martin Zubero swims world record 200m backstroke (1:52.51) 
1991
A rare tropical storm develops in the Southern Hemisphere near Angola; the first to be documented by satellites. 
1992
25 die in a bus bombing in Sri Lanka 
1992
Floriade (Flower Show) opens at Hague Neth 
1992
NHL strike ends after 10 days 
1993
BPAA US 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 
1994
"Les Miserables" opens at Hiten Theatre, Osaka 
1994
58th Golf Masters Championship: Jose M Olazabal wins, shooting a 279 
1995
"Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 24 perfs 
1995
NYC bans smoking in all restaurants that seat 35 or more 
1996
Fastest wind speed ever recorded (not a tornado) 408 km/h (220 kn; 253 mph; 113 m/s) during tropical cyclone Olivia on Barrow Island, Australia 
1998
The Good Friday/Belfast Agreement for Northern Ireland is signed by the British and Irish goverments 
2005
69th Golf Masters Championship: Tiger Woods wins, shooting a 276 
2006
Hundreds of thousands protest H.R. 4437 (aka the "Sensenbrenner Bill") in the United States. 
2006
40th CMT Music Awards: Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood & Kenny Chesney wins 
2010
Polish Air Force Tu-154M crashes near Smolensk, Russia, killing all 96 people on board including President Lech Kaczyński. 
2011
75th Golf Masters Championship: Charl Schwartzel wins, shooting a 274 
2012
United Nations deadline for Syrian troop withdrawal passes as violence continues 
2012
Apple Inc claims a value of $600 billion making it the largest company by market capitalization in the world 
2012
Rick Santorum suspends his candidacy for the Republican Presidential nomination making Mitt Romney the overwhelming favourite 
2012
Raymond Aubrac, French Resistance Leader, dies at 97 
2013
Japan and Taiwan sign an agreement on fishing rights around the Senkaku Islands 
2014
88 civilians are killed by barrel bombs from Syrian war planes in Aleppo, Syria 
2014
The Council of Europe suspends Russia's right to vote 
2016
Asia Pacific|Fire at Temple in Southern India Kills at Least 80 
2016
Ruthless Joshua claims IBF world heavyweight crown 
2016
Pacquiao Defeats Bradley by Decision, and Says Farewell to His Sport 
2017
Sergio Garcia holds off Justin Rose to win Masters 
2017
ISIS claims responsibility for Palm Sunday church bombings in Egypt 
2017
Russell Westbrook Breaks Oscar Robertson's Triple-Double Record vs. Nuggets 
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