April 10th-This Day In History

April 10 is the 100th day of the year. There are 265 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Friday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Wednesday or Thursday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Saturday (56).

+ 837 – Halley's Comet makes its closest approach to Earth at a distance equal to 0.0342 AU (5.1 million kilometres/3.2 million miles).

+ 1816 – The Federal government of the United States approves the creation of the Second Bank of the United States.

+ 1865 – American Civil War: A day after his surrender to Union forces, Confederate General Robert E. Lee addresses his troops for the last time.

+ 1970 – Paul McCartney announces that he is leaving The Beatles for personal and professional reasons.

+ 1979 – Red River Valley tornado outbreak: A tornado lands in Wichita Falls, Texas killing 42 people.

( Births )

 

+ 1915 – Harry Morgan, American actor and director (d. 2011)

+ 1921 – Chuck Connors, American baseball player and actor (d. 1992)

+ 1936 – John Madden, American football player, coach, and sportscaster

+ 1938 – Don Meredith, American football player and sportscaster (d. 2010)

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