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10 April

847 – Rome – Leo IV became Pope. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Leo_IV

1585 – Rome – Pope Gregory XIII died. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Gregory_XIII

1606 – England – Virginia Company of London established by James I to establish colonies in North America. http://www.nps.gov/jame/historyculture/the-virginia-company-of-london.htm

1741 – Poland – Battle of Mollwitz (First Silesian War). http://www.britishbattles.com/frederick/battle-mollwitz.htm

1809 – Europe – War of Fifth Coalition began (Napoleonic Wars). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_the_Fifth_Coalition

1815 – Indonesia – Mount Tambora began to erupt. http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/tambora.html

1826 – Greece – Inhabitants of Missolonghi start to leave after Turkish siege. http://globalgreekworld.blogspot.co.uk/2010/04/10-april-1826-exodus-of-messolonghi.html

1827 – UK – George Canning became Prime Minister (Tory). https://www.gov.uk/government/history/past-prime-ministers/george-canning

1864 – Mexico – Archduke Maximilian of Habsburg proclaimed Emperor. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maximilian_I_of_Mexico

1866 – USA – American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals founded in New York. http://www.aspca.org/about-us/about-the-aspca/history-aspca

1912 – UK – Titanic left Southampton on her maiden voyage. https://www.nmni.com/titanic/Loss/Leaving-Southampton/Leaving-Southampton.aspx

1940 – USSR – Katyn Massacre. http://www.archives.gov/research/foreign-policy/katyn-massacre/

1941 – Germany – RAF attacked Berlin (WWII).

1942 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Essen (WWII).

http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1945 – Germany – USAAF plane shot down at Wenigenlupnitz Advanced Landing Ground R-1, 5 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450410-6

1947 – UK – Belgische Luchtmacht plane crashed at Dalbry, 6 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19470410-0

1948 – Nigeria – Air France plane crashed at Kano, 1 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19480410-0

1950 – Pakistan – Royal Pakistan Air Force plane crashed at Suberi, Rajastan, 12 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19500410-1

1952 – India – Kalinga Airlines plane crashed at Agartala, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19520410-0

1953 – Madagascar – Air France plane crashed at Miandriavazo Airport, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19530410-0

1953 – Jamaica – Caribbean International Airways plane crashed at Kingston Airport, 13 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19530410-1

1963 – North Atlantic – Submarine USS Thresher sank, 129 killed. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/k19/disasters_detail2.html

1968 – New Zealand – Ferry TEV Wahine sank near Wellington harbour. http://www.thewahine.co.nz/Wahine.html

1972 – China – Tomb in Shandong Province found containing Bamboo Slips. http://www.chinaculture.org/gb/en_artqa/2003-09/24/content_39369.htm

1972 – Iran – Earthquake measuring 6.7Mw, epicentre in Qir, 5,374 killed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/april/10/newsid_4400000/4400137.stm

1972 – UK, USSR, USA – Biological Weapons Convention signed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biological_Weapons_Convention

1973 – Switzerland – Invicta International Airlines Flight 435 crashed near Basel/Mulhouse Airport, 108 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19730410-1


1979 – USA – Tornado hit Wichita Falls, Texas, 42 killed. https://youtu.be/7bKDQTPt22w WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing  http://www.srh.noaa.gov/oun/?n=events-19790410-tornado-wfalls

1988 – Pakistan – Ojhri Camp explosion. https://www.dawn.com/news/1237794

1991 – Italy – Ferry Moby Prince collided with oil tanker near Livorna, 140 killed. http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?150631

1992 – Nothern Ireland – Good Friday Agreement signed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Friday_Agreement

2010 – Russia – Polish Air Force TU-154M crashed near Smolensk Air Base, 96 killed, including President Lech Kacynski. https://youtu.be/WI8NPDPwV7s WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing  http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20100410-0

2016 – India – Puttingal Temple fire, 107 killed. http://edition.cnn.com/2016/04/10/asia/india-temple-fire/

2016 – Afghanistan/Pakistan – Earthquake measuring 6.6Mw epicentre near Ashkasham, 6 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-36009407

York

1647 – Elizabeth and Helen Dryson were executed at St. Leonard’s Gallows.

1685 – John Mortimer was executed at Tyburn Gallows.

http://pastsearch-archaeo-history.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Criminals-and-Executions-Jan12.pdf

1771 – Mr Prittard (comedian) presented the Temple of Taste at Merchant Taylor’s Hall, Aldwark.

2001 – The Lord Mayor opened the Millenium Bridge. https://structurae.net/structures/york-millennium-bridge