April 10: Day of the Week
April 10, 2021 is the 100th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 265 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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)
- 837Halley’s Comet and Earth experienced their closest approach to one another when their separating distance equalled 0.0342 AU (3.2 million miles).
- 1407the lama Deshin Shekpa visits the Ming Dynasty capital at Nanjing. He is awarded with the title Great Treasure Prince of Dharma.
- 1741War of the Austrian Succession: Prussia defeats Austria in the Battle of Mollwitz.
- 1868At Arogee in Abyssinia, British and Indian forces defeat an army of Emperor Tewodros II. While 700 Ethiopians are killed and many more injured, only two die from the British/Indian troops.
- 1887On Easter Sunday, Pope Leo XIII authorizes the establishment of The Catholic University of America.
- 1925The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is first published in New York City, by Charles Scribner’s Sons.
- 1972Seventy-four nations sign the Biological Weapons Convention, the first multilateral disarmament treaty banning the production of biological weapons.
- 1991A rare tropical storm develops in the South Atlantic Ocean near Angola; the first to be documented by satellites.
- 1991Italian ferry Moby Prince collides with an oil tanker in dense fog off Livorno, Italy killing 140.
- 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?
- 1704Benjamin Heath, English classical scholar (d. 1766)
- 1837Forceythe Willson, American poet (d. 1867)
- 1873Alfred Kubin, Austrian expressionist illustrator and writer (d. 1959)
- 1897Ross Youngs, American baseball player (d. 1927)
- 1957John M. Ford, American science fiction author and poet (d. 2006)
- 1959Yvan Loubier, Canadian politician
- 1961Nicky Campbell, Scottish TV & radio presenter
- 1973Guillaume Canet, French actor and film director
- 1980Kasey Kahne, American race-car driver
- 1984Jeremy Barrett (figure skater), American figure skater
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