April 10th

2010
The President of Poland, Lech Kaczyński, dies in a plane crash. Several high-ranking officials, senior members of the Polish clergy, as well as relatives of the Katyn massacre victims were killed. The accident was blamed on pilot error and bad weather.
2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash
2007
A woman wearing an explosives vest strapped underneath her black robe blew herself up in the midst of 200 police recruits in Muqdadiyah, Iraq, killing 16.
2001
Mercy killings become legal in the Netherlands. In a controversial decision the Dutch senate approved a bill legalizing euthanasia for patients with unbearable, terminal illness.
Euthanasia in the Netherlands
1998
Negotiators in Northern Ireland reach an historic peace deal. The Good Friday Agreement ended 30 years of violent conflict about Northern Ireland's constitutional status (“The Troubles”).
Northern Ireland peace process
1992
Financier Charles Keating Jr. was sentenced in Los Angeles to nine years in prison for swindling investors when his Lincoln Savings and Loan collapsed. (The convictions were later overturned).
Charles Keating
1981
Imprisoned IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands won election to the British Parliament.
Bobby Sands
1972
US, USSR & 70 other nations agree to ban biological weapons.
1972 Olympic Men's Basketball Final
1970
The Beatles break up as Paul McCartney leaves the band. In their ten years of existence, the British rock group became one of the most successful bands of all time, selling over a billion albums, according to EMI. McCartney's announcement came a week before the release of his debut solo album, the starting point of a successful solo career.
Break-up of the Beatles
1947
Brooklyn Dodgers president Branch Rickey announced he had purchased the contract of Jackie Robinson from the Montreal Royals, paving the way for Robinson to become the first black to play in the major leagues.
Branch Rickey
1945
Allies liberate 1st Nazi concentration camp, Buchenwald (Czech).
Buchenwald concentration camp
1932
Adolf Hitler came in second in voting for German president to the incumbent, Paul von Hindenburg.
German presidential election, 1932
1912
RMS Titanic sets sail from Southampton for her maiden (and final) voyage.
RMS Titanic
1866
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was incorporated.
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
1858
'Big Ben', a 13.76 tonne bell, is recast in the Tower of Westminster.
1815
Mount Tambora explodes in one of the largest volcanic eruptions in recorded history. At least 71,000 people were killed by the eruption. The explosion was heard up to 2000 km (1200 mi) away.
1815 eruption of Mount Tambora
1516
1st Jewish ghetto established: Venice compels Jews to live in a specific area.
Venetian Ghetto
1407
Lama Deshin Shekpa visits the Ming Dynasty capital at Nanjing and is awarded the title Great Treasure Prince of Dharma.
1407