Today in HisStory – April 10

First Jewish ghetto was established when Venice forced Jews to live in a specific area. (1516)

The first law regulating copyright was issued in Great Britain. (1710)

American Revolutionary War: Commander John Paul Jones, aboard the USS Rangerset, set sail to begin raids on British warships. (1775)

US Patent system was established. (1790)

Mount Tambora in Indonesia experienced a cataclysmic eruption, one of the most powerful in history. It killed around 71,000 people and caused a global volcanic winter. (1815)

Richard Allen was elected the first bishop of the newly-created African Methodist Episcopal Church. He was the first black bishop in the US. (1816)

In New Orleans, a torture chamber where slaves were routinely brutalized by Delphine LaLaurie was found after a fire was set by a slave. An angry mob chased LaLaurie out of town. (1834)

York Tribune began publishing under editor Horace Greeley. (1841)

More than 1,000 buildings were damaged by fire in Pittsburgh. (1845)

Safety pin was patented by Walter Hunt. (1849)

Big Ben, a 13.76 tonne bell, was recast in the Tower of Westminster. (1858)

US Civil War: General Order #9, a speech thanking the troops and releasing them from service, was issued by General Lee to the troops of Northern Virginia after their surrender at Appomattox, (1865)

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was established. (1866)

US Congress increased the number of US Supreme Court judges from 7 to 9. (1869)

Henry H. Halley, the author of Halley’s Bible Handbook, was born. (1874)

The Gift of the Magi was published. (1906)

RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton for her maiden voyage. It was also her final voyage. (1912)

The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald was published. (1925)

US President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the Civilian Conservation Corps. (1933)

WW2: Austria became a state of Germany by popular vote. (1938)

New York made the syphilis test mandatory in order to get a marriage license. (1938)

WW2: 75,000 Filipino and American troops captured on the Bataan Peninsula begin a forced march, the Bataan Death March, to a prison camp near Cabanatuan. (1942)

WW2: U.S. Armed forces liberated the prison camp at Buchenwald, Germany where nearly 57,000 prisoners, mostly Jews, perished in the gas chambers. (1945)

The House of Wax, starring Vincent Price, opens at New York’s Paramount Theater. It was the first 3-D color movie. (1953)

Dr Jonas Salk successfully tested the Polio vaccine. (1955)

WW2: Adolf Eichmann was tried as a war criminal in Israel. (1961)

US, USSR, and 70 other nations agreed to ban biological weapons. (1972)

The Good Friday/Belfast Agreement for Northern Ireland was signed by the British and Irish governments. (1998)


About Tamera Lynn Kraft

Tamera Lynn Kraft has always loved adventures and writes Christian historical fiction set in America because there are so many adventures in American history. She is married to the love of her life, has two grown children, and lives in Akron, Ohio. Soldier’s Heart and A Christmas Promise are two of her historical novellas that have been published. She has received 2nd place in the NOCW contest, 3rd place TARA writer’s contest, and is a finalist in the Frasier Writing Contest.
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