On This Day: April 10, 2020


1829 William Booth, Foudner of the Salvation Army

1847 Joseph Pulitzer, American newspaper owner

1929 Max Von Sydow, Swedish born actor

1932 Omar Sharif, Egyptian born actor

1940 Gloria Hunniford, Television & radio presenter

1941 Chuck Connors, American film actor

1953 David Moorcroft, British athlete


1633 Bananas went on sale for the first time in Britain

1841 The New York Tribune was published for the very first time

1849 The safety pin was patented in the United States

1912 The liner 'Titanic' left Southampton on her first (and only) voyage

1924 The first ever book of crosswords was published in the United States

1960 The Civil Rights Bill was passed in the American Senate

1972 An agreement, banning the use of biological weapons, was signed by 46 countries

1984 The Solar Max satellite was sucessfully retrieved by Shuttle astronauts

1985 Three convicted cocaine pushers, Akanni Ojulope (29), Bartholomew Owoh (26)and Bernard Ogedegbe (29), are executed by firing squad at the Kirikiri Maximum.

1986 Miss Bhutto returned to Pakistan from exile

1999 The Olubadan of lbadan, Oba Emmanuel Adeyemo Operinde, dies at the age of 95.