Monday, April 10, 2017
History for April 10 - On-This-Day.com:
William Hazlitt 1778 - English writer, essayist, philosopher and critic, Commodore Matthew Perry 1794, Lew Wallace 1827 - U.S. novelist ("Ben Hur")
Joseph Pulitzer 1847 - Publisher, his will left $2 million for a fund which established annual prizes for literature, drama, music and journalism, Harry Morgan 1915 - Actor ("M*A*S*H"), David Halverstam 1934 - Author
1849 - Walter Hunt patented the safety pin. He sold the rights for $100.
1912 - The Titanic set sail from Southampton, England.
1932 - Paul von Hindenburg was elected president of Germany with 19 million votes. Adolf Hitler came in second with 13 million votes.
1963 - 129 people died when the nuclear-powered submarine USS Thresher failed to surface off Cape Cod, MA.
1971 - The American table tennis team arrived in China. They were the first group of Americans officially allowed into China since the founding of the People Republic in 1949. The team had recieved the surprise invitation while in Japan for the 31st World Table Tennis Championship.
1992 - Outside Needles, CA, comedian Sam Kinison was killed when a pickup truck slammed into his car on a desert road between Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
1996 - U.S. President Clinton vetoed a bill that would have outlawed a technique used to end pregnancies in their late stages.
2002 - Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke before the U.S. Senate as a representative of the Israeli government. He warned that suicide bombers would spread to the U.S. if Israel was not allowed to finish its military offensive in the West Bank. Netanyaho also cited the goals of dismantling the terror regime and expelling Arafat from the region, ridding the Palestinian territories of terrorist weapons and establishing "physical barriers" to protect Israelis from future Palestinian attacks.