Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/April 10

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This is a list of selected April 10 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only five to six events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article, featured list or picture of the day.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Siblings Day in the United States citation needed tags and barely more than a stub
1606 – The Charter of the Virginia Company of London was established by Royal Charter by King James I of England with the purpose of establishing colonial settlements in North America. refimprove section
1741War of the Austrian Succession: Prussia defeated Austria at the Battle of Mollwitz in present-day Małujowice, Poland, cementing Prussian King Frederick II's authority over the newly conquered territory of Silesia. needs more footnotes
1816 – President James Madison signed the charter establishing the Second Bank of the United States as the nation's second national bank. refimprove section
1826Greek War of Independence: The inhabitants of the Greek town Missolonghi attempted to escape a year-long siege, but were caught by Turkish forces and slaughtered. one source, no footnotes
1868 – A British military expedition to Abyssinia culminated in a rout of the Ethiopian Empire and the later suicide of Emperor Tewodros II. refimprove section
1919Mexican Revolution leader Emiliano Zapata was shot to death near Ciudad Ayala, Morelos. citation style
1963 – The U.S. Navy nuclear submarine USS Thresher (SSN-593) sank with all hands lost during deep-diving tests in the North Atlantic Ocean. refimprove section
1968 – In the best-known maritime disaster in New Zealand's history, the inter-island ferry TEV Wahine capsized outside Wellington harbour, killing 53 of the 733 people on board. refimprove section
1971 – In an attempt to thaw Sino-American relations, members of the American table tennis team entered the People's Republic of China for a weeklong visit. needs more footnotes, lead too short
1998 – Ireland and the United Kingdom signed the Good Friday Agreement, a major step in the Northern Ireland peace process. refimprove sections
2010 – A Tupolev Tu-154M aircraft carrying President Lech Kaczyński and other Polish officials crashed while attempting to land in heavy fog at Smolensk-North air base, Russia, killing all 96 on board. unreferenced section
 · Dolores Huerta (b. 1930) citation needed tags


April 10

Big Ben in 1858
Big Ben in 1858

Michael Tarchaniota Marullus (d. 1500) · Thomas Jones (d. 1619) · Kishori Amonkar (b. 1932)

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