Today in History: April 10

Today in History: April 10

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1790

The U.S. patent system is established.

1809

Austria declares war on France and her forces enter Bavaria.

1862

Union forces begin the bombardment of Fort Pulaski in Georgia along the Tybee River.

1865

At Appomattox Court, Va, General Robert E. Lee issues his last orders to the Army of Northern Virginia.

1866

The American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is formed.

1902

South African Boers accept British terms of surrender.

1912

The Titanic begins her maiden voyage which will end in disaster.

1925

F. Scott Fitzgerald publishes The Great Gatsby.

1930

The first synthetic rubber is produced.

1932

Paul von Hindenburg is elected president in Germany.

1941

U.S. troops occupy Greenland to prevent Nazi infiltration.

1945

Allied troops liberate the Nazi concentration camp of Buchenwald north of Weener, Germany.

1945

In their second attempt to take the Seelow Heights, near Berlin, the Red Army launches numerous attacks against the defending Germans. The Soviets gain one mile at the cost of 3,000 men killed and 368 tanks destroyed.

1947

Jackie Robinson becomes the first black to play major league baseball as he takes the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

1971

The American table tennis team arrives in China.

1974

Yitzhak Rabin replaces resigning Israeli Prime Minister, Golda Meir.

1981

Imprisoned Irish Republican Army hunger striker Bobby Sands is elected to the British Parliament.