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April 10th In Pop Culture 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.

1866 - The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was founded in 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 releasd 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.

April 10th Celebrity Birthdays

Famous Last Words...

Publisher, Joseph Pulitzer (1847)
Actor, George Arliss (1868)
Politician, Frances Perkins (1880, d.1965)
Actor, Val Paul (1886)
Actress, Lili Darvas (1906)
Musician, Martin Denny (1912)
Actor, Harry Morgan (1915, d.2011)
Actor, Lee Bergere (1918, d.2007)
Actor, Chuck Connors (1921)
Musician, Sheb Wooley (1921)
Actor, Floyd M Simmons (1923)
Musician, "Alvin" Junior Samples (1926)
Actor, Max Van Sydow (1929)
Actress, Norma Candal (1920, d.2006)
Comedian, Spede Pasanen (1930, d.2001)
Actress, Delphine Seyrig (1932)
Actor, Hari Rhodes (1932)
Musician, Nathaniel Nelson (1932)
Actor, Omar Sharif (1932)
Actor, Poncie Ponce (1933, d.2013)
Director, Patrick Garland (1935, d.2013)
Sports commentator, John Madden (1936)
Musician, Robert "Bobby" Smith (1936)
Actress, Gloria Hunniford (1940)
Musician, Danny Woods (1944)
Musician, Armand (1946)
Musician, Bunny Wailer (1947)
Musician, Karl Russell (1947)
Musician, Eddie Hazel (1950)
Actor, Steven Seagal (1951)
Musician, Terre Roche (1953)
Actor, Peter MacNicol (1954)
Musician, Steve Gustafson (1957)
Musician, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds (1958)
Musician, Brian Setzer (1959)
Actress, Julie Fulton (1960)
Musician, Katrina Leskanich (1960)
Musician, Afrika Bambaataa (1960)
Actor, Jeb Adams (1961)
Actress, Olivia Brown (1961)
Roadie, Joe Cole (1961, d.1991)
Musician, Warren DeMartini (1963)
Musician, Alan "Reni" Wren (1964)
Musician, Felicia Collins (1964)
Musician, Tim Alexander (1965)
Actor, Orlando Jones (1968)
Actor, Billy Jacoby (1969)
Actor, William Jayne (1969)
Musician, Matt Barlow (1970)
Musician, Kenny Lattimore (1970)
Musician, Mike Mushok (1970)
Musician, Q-Tip (1970)
Musician, Chris Carrabba (1975)
Musician, Shemekia Copeland (1979)
Musician, Sophie Ellis-Bextor (1979)
Actor, Charlie Hunnam (1980)
Musician, Bryce Soderberg (1980)
Snowboard, Gretchen Bleiler (1981)
Actress, Laura Bell Bundy (1981)
Musician, Liz McClaron (1981)
Actor, Michael Pitt (1981)
Actress, Chyler Leigh (1982)
Actress, Jamie Chung (1983)
Actor, Ryan Merriman (1983)
Musician, Mandy Moore (1984)
Actress, Hayley Westenra (1987)
Actress, Shay Mitchell (1987)
Actor, Hayley Joel Osment (1988)
Actor, Alex Pettyfer (1990)
Actress, Amanda Michalka (1991)
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