April 10 in Pop Culture History

April 10 in Pop Culture History

1710 – The Statute of Anne, the first law regulating copyright, was enacted in Great Britain.

1790 – The US Patent office was approved by George Washington.

1815 (Volcano Eruption) Mount Tambora (Year Without A Summer). The eruption lasted 3 months, killing 10,000 people directly and 80,000 more via disease and famine.

1849 – The first US Patent (#6,281) for a safety pin was issued to Walter Hunt of New York City.

1866 – The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was founded in New York City.

1906 – O. Henry’s The Gift of the Magi was published.

1916 – The Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA) was founded in New York City.

1925 – The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald was first published.

1953 – The House of Wax, in 3-D and starring Vincent Price, opened at New York’s Paramount Theater.

1954 – #1 Hit April 10, 1954 – June 4, 1954: Perry ComoWanted

1963 – USS Thresher, an atomic submarine, sank in the Atlantic Ocean, killing the entire crew of 129.

1965 – #1 Hit April 10, 1965 – April 23, 1965: Freddie and the DreamersI’m Telling You Now

1970 – Paul McCartney announced the breakup of the Beatles

1971 – The People’s Republic of China hosted the US table tennis team for a week-long visit.

1987 – The Secret of My Success was released in theaters.

1992 – Ferngully: The Last Rainforest, Sleepwalkers and The Player debuted in theaters.

1998 – City of Angels, Species II and The Odd Couple II were released in theaters.

1999 – #1 Hit April 10, 1999 – May 7, 1999: TLCNo Scrubs

2009 – Parks and Recreation premiered on NBC

2009 – Hannah Montana The Movie and Dragonball Evolution debuted in theaters.

2010 – Matt Smith debuted as the eleventh Doctor on Doctor Who on BBC America

2014 – Kathleen Sebelius resigned as Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, after the faulty rollout of HealthCare.gov.

2015 – The Longest Ride and Ex Machina were released in theaters.

2016 – The price of US postage decreased for the first time (from 49 to 47 cents) in almost 100 years.

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