On This Day in History, April 10

Did you know that on this day in 1930, the first synthetic rubber was produced? Learn many other occurrences of this day, April 10, in history by reading the outlined facts below.

  • 1815 -Mount Tambora exploded in one of the largest volcanic eruptions in recorded history.
  • 1825 -The first hotel opened in Hawaii.
  • 1849 -Walter Hunt patented the safety pin and sold the rights for $100.
  • 1912 -The Titanic set sail from Southampton, England.
  • 1930 -The first synthetic rubber was produced.
  • 1941 -Ford Motor Co. became the last major automaker to recognize the United Auto Workers as the representative for its workers.
  • 1959 -Japan’s Crown Prince Akihito married commoner Michiko Shoda.
  • 1961 -Gary Player of South Africa became the first foreign golfer to win the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Georgia.
  • 1970 –The Beatles broke up as Paul McCartney left the band.
  • 1972 -An earthquake in southern Iran killed more than 5,000 people.
  • 1984 -The U.S. Senate condemned the CIA mining of Nicaraguan harbors.
  • 1993 – South African Communist Party leader Chris Hani was assassinated.
  • 1996 -U.S. President Clinton vetoed a bill that would have outlawed a technique used to end pregnancies in their late stages.
  • 1998 -Negotiators in Northern Ireland reached a historic peace deal.
  • 2000 -Ken Griffey Jr. became the youngest player in baseball history to reach 400 home runs.
  • 2001 -The Dutch senate approved a bill legalizing euthanasia for patients with unbearable, terminal illnesses.
  • 2001 -Jane Swift took office as the first female governor of Massachusetts.
  • 2002 -Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that suicide bombers would spread to the U.S. if Israel was not allowed to finish its military offensive in the West Bank.
  • 2009 -President Josefa Iloilo of Fiji suspended the nation’s Constitution, dismissed all judges and constitutional appointees, and assumed all governance in the country.
  • 2010 -The President of Poland, Lech Kaczyński, died in a plane crash.

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