April 10: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 837 - Halley's Comet and Earth experienced their closest approach to one another when their separating distance equalled 0.0342 AU (3.2 million miles).
- 1606 - The Virginia Company of London is established by royal charter by James I of England with the purpose of establishing colonial settlements in North America.
- 1866 - The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is founded in New York City by Henry Bergh.
- 1874 - The first Arbor Day is celebrated in Nebraska.
- 1912 - The Titanic leaves port in Southampton, England for her first and only voyage.
- Famous Birthdays: John Whitehurst (English scientist and clockmaker), Joseph Pulitzer (Hungarian-American politician, journalist, and publisher, founded Pulitzer, Inc.), Bernardo Houssay (Argentinian physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate), Robert Burns Woodward (American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate), Marshall Warren Nirenberg (American biochemist and geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate)
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