A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on April 10th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On April 10, 1858, the original bell called “Big Ben” in the clock tower at the North end of Westminster Palace was removed because it had cracked when tested.
On April 10, 1904, Aleister Crowley, a Cambridge educated Englishman, finished translating The Book of the Law which had allegedly been given to him by a messenger of the God, Horus!
On April 10, 1916, the Professional Golfers’ Association of America was formed in New York City.
On April 10, 1944, two Jewish inmates of the German concentration camp at Auschwitz, in Poland, escaped to tell the world of the horrors they had witnessed.
On April 10, 1953, moviegoers in the US were treated to the first 3D movie in color released by a major studio: The House of Wax, starring Vincent Price, a remake of the 1933 film, Mystery of the Wax Museum.
On April 10, 2018, adherents of the Anglican Church celebrated the Feast Day of St. William of Ockham, the Franciscan theologian and philosopher that gave us the logical tool known as Occam’s Razor, an idea oversimplified as ‘the briefest, most likely explanation is the best.’
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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