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Tuesday 10 April 2018 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Siblings Day (International observance)

Events

  • 1991 – A rare tropical storm develops in the South Atlantic Ocean near Angola; the first to be documented by satellites.
  • 1972 – Tombs containing bamboo slips, among them Sun Tzu's Art of War and Sun Bin's lost military treatise, are accidentally discovered by construction workers in Shandong.
  • 1972 – Vietnam War: For the first time since November 1967, American B-52 bombers reportedly begin bombing North Vietnam.
  • 1971 – Ping-pong diplomacy: In an attempt to thaw relations with the United States, the People's Republic of China hosts the U.S. table tennis team for a week-long visit.
  • 1963 – 129 American sailors die when the submarine USS Thresher sinks at sea.
  • 1925 – The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is first published in New York City, by Charles Scribner's Sons.
  • 1872 – The first Arbor Day is celebrated in Nebraska.
  • 1866 – The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is founded in New York City by Henry Bergh.
  • 1865 – American Civil War: A day after his surrender to Union forces, Confederate General Robert E. Lee addresses his troops for the last time.
  • 1816 – The Federal government of the United States approves the creation of the Second Bank of the United States.
  • 1710 – The Statute of Anne, the first law regulating copyright, comes into force in Great Britain.

Births

  • 1988 – Chris Heston, American baseball pitcher
  • 1988 – Haley Joel Osment, American actor
  • 1986 – Corey Kluber, American baseball pitcher
  • 1985 – Barkhad Abdi, Somali-American actor and director
  • 1984 – Jeremy Barrett, American figure skater
  • 1984 – Mandy Moore, English/Irish/Russian Jewish-American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1983 – Andrew Dost, American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1983 – Ryan Merriman, American actor
  • 1982 – Andre Ethier, American baseball player
  • 1981 – Laura Bell Bundy, American actress and singer
  • 1981 – Michael Pitt, American actor, model and musician
  • 1980 – Bryce Soderberg, American singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1980 – Kasey Kahne, American race car driver
  • 1979 – Kenyon Coleman, American football player
  • 1979 – Rachel Corrie, American author and activist (d. 2003)
  • 1977 – Stephanie Sheh, Taiwanese-American voice actress, director, and producer
  • 1975 – Chris Carrabba, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1974 – Eric Greitens, American lieutenant
  • 1973 – Christopher Simmons, Canadian-American graphic designer, author, and academic
  • 1971 – Al Reyes, Dominican-American baseball player
  • 1971 – Brad William Henke, American football player and actor
  • 1970 – Kenny Lattimore, American singer-songwriter
  • 1970 – Q-Tip, American rapper, producer, and actor
  • 1968 – Orlando Jones, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1967 – David Rovics, American singer-songwriter
  • 1965 – Tim Alexander, American drummer and songwriter
  • 1963 – Jeff Gray, American baseball player and coach
  • 1963 – Warren DeMartini, American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1962 – Steve Tasker, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1961 – Joe Cole, American roadie and author (d. 1991)
  • 1961 – Mark Jones, American basketball player
  • 1960 – Katrina Leskanich, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1960 – Steve Bisciotti, American businessman, co-founded Allegis Group
  • 1960 – Terry Teagle, American basketball player
  • 1959 – Babyface, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1959 – Brian Setzer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1958 – Yefim Bronfman, Uzbek-American pianist
  • 1957 – Aliko Dangote, Nigerian businessman, founded Dangote Group
  • 1957 – John M. Ford, American author and poet (d. 2006)
  • 1957 – Steve Gustafson, Spanish-American bass player
  • 1954 – Anne Lamott, American author and educator
  • 1954 – Juan Williams, Panamanian-American journalist and author
  • 1954 – Paul Bearer, American wrestler and manager (d. 2013)
  • 1954 – Peter MacNicol, American actor
  • 1952 – Steven Seagal, American actor, producer, and martial artist
  • 1951 – David Helvarg, American journalist and activist
  • 1950 – Eddie Hazel, American guitarist (d. 1992)
  • 1950 – Ken Griffey, Sr., American baseball player and manager
  • 1948 – Mel Blount, American football player
  • 1947 – David A. Adler, American author and educator
  • 1946 – Bob Watson, American baseball player and manager
  • 1946 – David Angell, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2001)
  • 1942 – Stuart Dybek, American novelist, short story writer, and poet
  • 1941 – Paul Theroux, American novelist, short story writer, and travel writer
  • 1938 – Don Meredith, American football player and sportscaster (d. 2010)
  • 1936 – Bobbie Smith, American singer (d. 2013)
  • 1936 – John Madden, American football player, coach, and sportscaster
  • 1935 – John A. Bennett, American soldier (d. 1961)
  • 1934 – David Halberstam, American journalist and author (d. 2007)
  • 1930 – Dolores Huerta, American activist, co-founded the United Farm Workers
  • 1929 – Liz Sheridan, American actress
  • 1927 – Marshall Warren Nirenberg, American biochemist and geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2010)
  • 1927 – Norma Candal, Puerto Rican-American actress (d. 2006)
  • 1926 – Junior Samples, American comedian (Hee Haw) (d. 1983)
  • 1925 – Angelo Poffo, American wrestler and promoter (d. 2010)
  • 1925 – Linda Goodman, American astrologer and author (d. 1995)
  • 1924 – Kenneth Noland, American soldier and painter (d. 2010)
  • 1923 – Floyd Simmons, American decathlete and actor (d. 2008)
  • 1923 – Jane Kean, American actress and singer (d. 2013)
  • 1921 – Chuck Connors, American baseball player and actor (d. 1992)
  • 1921 – Jake Warren, Canadian soldier and diplomat, Canadian Ambassador to the United States (d. 2008)
  • 1919 – John Houbolt, American engineer and academic (d. 2014)
  • 1917 – Robert Burns Woodward, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1979)
  • 1915 – Harry Morgan, American actor and director (d. 2011)
  • 1915 – Leo Vroman, Dutch-American hematologist, poet, and illustrator (d. 2014)
  • 1913 – Stefan Heym, German-American soldier and author (d. 2001)
  • 1911 – Martin Denny, American pianist and composer (d. 2005)
  • 1910 – Margaret Clapp, American scholar and academic (d. 1974)
  • 1910 – Paul Sweezy, American economist and publisher, founded the Monthly Review (d. 2004)
  • 1906 – Steve Anderson, American hurdler (d. 1988)
  • 1903 – Clare Turlay Newberry, American author and illustrator (d. 1970)
  • 1900 – Arnold Orville Beckman, American chemist, inventor, and philanthropist (d. 2004)
  • 1886 – Johnny Hayes, American runner and trainer (d. 1965)
  • 1880 – Frances Perkins, American sociologist, academic, and politician, 4th United States Secretary of Labor (d. 1965)
  • 1865 – Jack Miner, American-Canadian farmer, hunter, and environmentalist (d. 1944)
  • 1847 – Joseph Pulitzer, Hungarian Jewish-American journalist, publisher, and politician, founded Pulitzer, Inc. (d. 1911)
  • 1829 – William Booth, English minister, founded The Salvation Army (d. 1912)
  • 1827 – Lew Wallace, American general, lawyer, and politician, 11th Governor of New Mexico Territory (d. 1905)
  • 1806 – Leonidas Polk, Scotch-Irish/Scottish-American general and bishop (d. 1884)
  • 1794 – Matthew C. Perry, English-Scottish American commander (d. 1858)
  • 1656 – René Lepage de Sainte-Claire, French-Canadian settler, founded Rimouski (d. 1718)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Judith Malina, German-American actress and director, co-founded The Living Theatre (b. 1926)
  • 2015 – Raúl Héctor Castro, Mexican-American politician and diplomat, 14th Governor of Arizona (b. 1916)
  • 2012 – Lili Chookasian, Armenian-American operatic singer (b. 1921)
  • 2010 – Casualties in the 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash included: - Maria Kaczyńska, Polish economist, First Lady of Poland (b. 1942)
  • 2010 – Dixie Carter, American actress and singer (b. 1939)
  • 2009 – Deborah Digges, American poet and educator (b. 1950)
  • 2007 – Dakota Staton, American singer (b. 1930)
  • 2005 – Al Lucas, American football player (b. 1978)
  • 2005 – Scott Gottlieb, American drummer (b. 1970)
  • 2004 – Sakıp Sabancı, Turkish businessman and philanthropist, founded Sabancı Holding (b. 1933)
  • 2003 – Little Eva, American singer (b. 1943)
  • 2000 – Larry Linville, American actor (b. 1939)
  • 1999 – Heinz Fraenkel-Conrat, German-American biochemist and physician (b. 1910)
  • 1999 – Jean Vander Pyl, American actress and voice artist (b. 1919)
  • 1997 – Michael Dorris, American author and academic (b. 1945)
  • 1994 – Sam B. Hall, Jr., American lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1924)
  • 1992 – Sam Kinison, American comedian and actor (b. 1953)
  • 1991 – Kevin Peter Hall, American actor (b. 1955)
  • 1991 – Natalie Schafer, American actress (b. 1900)
  • 1986 – Linda Creed, American singer-songwriter (b. 1948)
  • 1981 – Howard Thurman, American author, philosopher and civil rights activist (b. 1899)
  • 1980 – Kay Medford, American actress and singer (b. 1919)
  • 1975 – Marjorie Main, American actress (b. 1890)
  • 1975 – Walker Evans, American photographer (b. 1903)
  • 1969 – Harley Earl, American businessman (b. 1893)
  • 1965 – Linda Darnell, American actress (b. 1923)
  • 1965 – Lloyd Casner, American race car driver, founded Casner Motor Racing Division (b. 1928)
  • 1962 – Michael Curtiz, Hungarian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1886)
  • 1958 – Chuck Willis, American singer-songwriter (b. 1928)
  • 1947 – Charles Nordhoff, English-American lieutenant and author (b. 1887)
  • 1938 – King Oliver, American cornet player and bandleader (b. 1885)
  • 1931 – Kahlil Gibran, Lebanese-American poet, painter, and philosopher (b. 1883)
  • 1806 – Horatio Gates, English-American general (b. 1727)
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