April 10: Day of the Week
April 10, 2019 was the 100th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 265 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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April 10 Historical Event(s)
- 428Nestorius becomes Patriarch of Constantinople.
- 879Louis III becomes King of the Western Franks.
- 1710The Statute of Anne, the first law regulating copyright, enters into force in Great Britain.
- 1874The first Arbor Day is celebrated in Nebraska.
- 1912The Titanic leaves port in Southampton, England for her first and only voyage.
- 1944Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler escape from the Birkenau death camp.
- 1968Shipwreck of the New Zealand inter-island ferry TEV Wahine outside Wellington harbour.
- 1973A British Vanguard turboprop crashes during a snowstorm at Basel, Switzerland killing 104.
- 1991A rare tropical storm develops in the South Atlantic Ocean near Angola; the first to be documented by satellites.
- 2010Polish Air Force Tu-154M crashes near Smolensk, Russia, killing all 96 people on board including President Lech Kaczyński.
Who were born on April 10?
- 1796James “Jim” Bowie, American pioneer and soldier (d. 1836)
- 1806Juliette Drouet, French actress (d. 1883)
- 1827Lew Wallace, American Civil War figure and novelist (d. 1905)
- 1887Bernardo Houssay, Argentine physiologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1971)
- 1894Shri Ghanshyam Das Birla, Indian industrialist (d. 1983)
- 1929Max von Sydow, Swedish actor
- 1934David Halberstam, American journalist and author (d. 2007)
- 1940Gloria Hunniford, Northern Irish TV and radio presenter
- 1969Ekaterini Koffa, Greek sprinter
- 1970Kenny Lattimore, American singer
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