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On This Day: April 10th

This is 100th day of the year and 265 days remain in the year.

in history
1790
The U.S. patent system was formed.
1849
The safety pin was patented by Walter Hunt, in New York.
1912
Titanic set sail on its fateful voyage.
1947
Branch Rickey of the Brooklyn Dodgers announced that Jackie Robinson had signed with the team.
1963
The atomic-powered submarine Thresher sank off Cape Cod, Mass.
1970
Paul McCartney announced the official split of the Beatles.
1974
Israeli prime minister Golda Meir announced her resignation.
1998
The Northern Ireland "Good Friday Accord" was reached.
2003
The U.S. House passed the "Amber Alert" bill. It provided a system for alerting the public about missing or abducted children.
April 10 BirthdaysJoseph PulitzerPronunciation: [poo´litsur, pyOO´–]
1847–1911, American newspaper publisher, born in Hungary.
Frances PerkinsU.S. Secretary of Labor
William Boothreligious leader
Matthew C. Perrynaval officer
Dolores Huertalabor leader



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