April 10 History, Trivia, and Fun Facts
April 10 History Highlights
April 10 is…
|Cinnamon Crescent Day|
Encourage a Young Writer Day
Farm Animals Day
April 10 Birthday Quotes
“What a newspaper needs in its news, in its headlines, and on its editorial page is terseness, humor, descriptive power, satire, originality, good literary style, clever condensation and accuracy, accuracy, accuracy.”
“Any great warrior is also a scholar, and a poet, and an artist.”
“The reality is, some people don’t want you to change or go anywhere different.”
“Most Christians would like to send their recruits to Bible college for five years. I would like to send them to hell for five minutes. That would do more than anything else to prepare them for a lifetime of compassionate ministry.”
“Music is entertainment, but I would like to be able to inspire the audience in a way that makes them leave, saying, “Wow, I just left with something I didn’t have before going into this concert.” I hope that people can leave either a live show or listening to our band record with a sense of peace, where the music was a moment of escape.”
April 10 Birthdays
1794 – (Commodore) Matthew Perry, American naval officer (died in 1858)
April 10 History
|1710 – The Statute of Anne, the first law regulating copyright, was enacted in Great Britain.|
1790 – The US Patent office was approved by George Washington.
1815 (Volcano Eruption) Mount Tambora (Year Without A Summer). The eruption lasted 3 months, killing 10,000 people directly and 80,000 more via disease and famine.
1849 – The first US Patent (#6,281) for a safety pin was issued to Walter Hunt of New York City.
1906 – O. Henry’s The Gift of the Magi was published.
1916 – The Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA) was founded in New York City.
1925 – The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald was first published.
April 10, 19** Birthday (fictional) Dinah Laurel Lance, Black Canary, DC Comics
1953 – The House of Wax, in 3-D and starring Vincent Price, opened at New York’s Paramount Theater.
1954 – #1 Hit April 10, 1954 – June 4, 1954: Perry Como – Wanted
1963 – USS Thresher, an atomic submarine, sank in the Atlantic Ocean, killing the entire crew of 129.
1965 – #1 Hit April 10, 1965 – April 23, 1965: Freddie and the Dreamers – I’m Telling You Now
1970 – Paul McCartney announced the breakup of the Beatles
1971 – The People’s Republic of China hosted the US table tennis team for a week-long visit.
1987 – The Secret of My Success was released in theaters.
1992 – Ferngully: The Last Rainforest, Sleepwalkers and The Player debuted in theaters.
1998 – City of Angels, Species II, and The Odd Couple II were released in theaters.
1999 – #1 Hit April 10, 1999 – May 7, 1999: TLC – No Scrubs
2009 – Parks and Recreation premiered on NBC
2009 – Hannah Montana The Movie and Dragonball Evolution debuted in theaters.
2010 – Matt Smith debuted as the eleventh Doctor on Doctor Who on BBC America
2014 – Kathleen Sebelius resigned as Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, after the faulty rollout of HealthCare.gov.
2015 – The Longest Ride and Ex Machina were released in theaters.
2016 – The price of US postage decreased for the first time (from 49 to 47 cents) in almost 100 years.
Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts
|Useless Pronunciation: M as in mnemonic|
“One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don’t know.” – Capt. Geoffrey T. Spaulding (Groucho Marx) in Animal Crackers, 1930
“Oh… wait. I get it. Holy Bartender! Ha, ha, ha! ” – Jay
“Attica! Attica!” – Sonny Wortzik (Al Pacino) in Dog Day Afternoon, 1975
Maybe ghosts have sheets over them because they’re people who died thinking hiding under their sheets would save them.
Today a 10-year-old kid with a $100 smartphone has access to more info than any human being on Earth had access to before the 90s.
“Gee, Mrs. Cleaver!” – Eddie Haskell (Leave it to Beaver)
“God bless America, land that I love, Stand beside her, and guide her, Through the night with the light from a bulb” #misunderstoodlyrics
A group of Mosquitoes is called a Scourge.
One of the 7 Wonders of the Middle Ages: The Great Wall of China, constructed 220 BC, through 1600s AD
The biggest film of 1957: The Bridge on the River Kwai (Drama) earned ~ $33,000,000
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