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April 10: This Day That Year

April 10

- 1710 - The first law regulating copyright issued in Great Britain.

- 1790 - US Patent system established.

- 1827 - George Canning becomes British Prime Minister due to resignation of Robert Jenkinson.

- 1849 - Walter Hunt obtains patent on Safety pin (NY, USA).

- 1858 - A 13.7 tonne bell (Big Ben), recast in the Tower of Westminster.

- 1866 - ASPCA (American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) forms.

- 1877 - London: 1st human cannonball act performed.

- 1880 - Birthday: Mohammed Nadir Shah, King of Afghanistan (1929-33), in Dehradun, British India (d. 1933).

- 1887 - President Abraham Lincoln was re-buried with his wife in Springfield, Illinois.

- 1894 - Birthday: Shri Ghanshyam Das Birla, Indian industrialist (d. 1983).

- 1932 - Germany: Paul von Hindenburg (WWI General) is re-elected President (election against Adolf Hitler).

- 1938 - Austria becomes a state of Germany.

- 1945 - 1st Nazi concentration camp in Buchenwald (Czech) get liberated by Allies.

- 1951 - Birthday: Steven Seagal, actor born in Detroit, Michigan.

- 1972 - Iran: 20% (~5000 people) of population of province of Fars killed by a 7.0 earthquake.

- 1972 - US, USSR & 70 other nations agree to ban use of biological weapons.

- 1973 - Pakistan suspends its constitution.

- 2012 - Apple Inc. claims a value of $600 billion.

- 2017 - USA: United Airlines Passenger David Dao (age 69) was Dragged from an overbooked flight.

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