On This Day In History, 10 April

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World Events Today

  • The American mechanic Walter Hunt, received a patent for the Safety pin today in 1849, he later sold the rights for just 400 US Dollars
  • The RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton, on her fateful maiden voyage today in 1912
  • The 4th President of the Republic of Poland, Lech Kaczyński, and 95 others, died today in 2010, the Polish Air Force plane they were travelling on crashed outside of Smolensk in Russia

Entertainment Events Today

  • The Great Gatsby, the best-selling novel written by the American author F Scott Fitzgerald, was published today in 1925
  • The American courtroom drama movie 12 Angry Men, starring Jack Klugman and Henry Fonda, was released today in 1957
  • Paul McCartney issued a press release today in 1970, he stated that he was no longer working with The Beatles

Family Events Today

  • Michel Dimitri Chalhoub, better known as the Egyptian actor Omar Sharif, star of Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago, was born today in 1932 in Alexandria
  • The American actor and martial artist Steven Seagal, who starred in many movies, including Hard to Kill, was born today in 1952 in Michigan
  • The Australian cricketer Richard Benaud, who became a highly respected commentator on the game, died today in 2015 aged 84

Main Event Today

  • The Good Friday Agreement, which brought an end to “The Troubles” in Northern Ireland, was signed today in 1998

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Siblings Day

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