April 10 Events
428 - Nestorius becomes the Patriarch of Constantinople. 837 - Halley's Comet makes its closest approach to Earth at a distance equal to 0.0342 AU. 1407 - Deshin Shekpa, 5th Karmapa Lama visits the Ming dynasty capital at Nanjing. He is awarded the title "Great Treasure Prince of Dharma". 1500 - Ludovico Sforza is captured by Swiss troops at Novara and is handed over to the French. 1606 - The Virginia Company of London is established by royal charter by James I of England with the purpose of establishing colonial settlements in North America. 1710 - The Statute of Anne, the first law regulating copyright, comes into force in Great Britain. 1741 - War of the Austrian Succession: Prussia gains control of Silesia at the Battle of Mollwitz. 1809 - Napoleonic Wars: The War of the Fifth Coalition begins when forces of the Austrian Empire invade Bavaria. 1815 - The Mount Tambora volcano begins a three-month-long eruption, lasting until July 15. The eruption ultimately kills 71,000 people and affects Earth's climate for the next two years. 1816 - The Federal government of the United States approves the creation of the Second Bank of the United States. 1821 - Patriarch Gregory V of Constantinople is hanged by the Ottoman government from the main gate of the Patriarchate and his body is thrown into the Bosphorus. 1826 - The 10,500 inhabitants of the Greek town of Missolonghi begin leaving the town after a year's siege by Turkish forces. Very few of them survive. 1858 - After the original Big Ben, a bell for the Palace of Westminster, had cracked during testing, it is recast into the current bell by Whitechapel Bell Foundry. 1864 - Archduke Maximilian of Habsburg is proclaimed emperor of Mexico during the French intervention in Mexico. 1865 - American Civil War: A day after his surrender to Union forces, Confederate General Robert E. Lee addresses his troops for the last time. 1866 - The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is founded in New York City by Henry Bergh. 1868 - At Arogee in Abyssinia, British and Indian forces defeat an army of Emperor Tewodros II. While 700 Ethiopians are killed and many more injured, only two British/Indian troops die. 1872 - The first Arbor Day is celebrated in Nebraska. 1875 - India: Arya Samaj is founded in Mumbai by Swami Dayananda Saraswati to propagate his goal of social reform. 1887 - On Easter Sunday, Pope Leo XIII authorizes the establishment of the Catholic University of America. 1912 - RMS Titanic sets sail from Southampton, England on her maiden and only voyage. 1916 - The Professional Golfers' Association of America is created in New York City. 1919 - Mexican Revolution leader Emiliano Zapata is ambushed and shot dead by government forces in Morelos. 1925 - The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is first published in New York City, by Charles Scribner's Sons. 1938 - The 1938 German parliamentary election and referendum seeks approval for a single list of Nazi candidates and the recent annexation of Austria. 1939 - Alcoholics Anonymous, A.A.'s "Big Book", is first published. 1941 - World War II: The Axis powers establish the Independent State of Croatia. 1944 - Rudolf Vrba and Alfréd Wetzler escape from Birkenau death camp. 1957 - The Suez Canal is reopened for all shipping after being closed for three months. 1963 - One hundred twenty-nine American sailors die when the submarine sinks at sea. 1968 - The TEV Wahine, a New Zealand ferry sinks in Wellington harbour due to a fierce storm – the strongest winds ever in Wellington. Out of the 734 people on board, fifty-three died. 1970 - Paul McCartney announces that he is leaving The Beatles for personal and professional reasons. 1971 - Ping-pong diplomacy: In an attempt to thaw relations with the United States, China hosts the U.S. table tennis team for a week-long visit. 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. 1973 - Invicta International Airlines Flight 435 crashes in a snowstorm on approach to Basel, Switzerland, killing 108 people. 1979 - Red River Valley tornado outbreak: A tornado lands in Wichita Falls, Texas killing 42 people. 1988 - The Ojhri Camp explosion kills or injures more than 1,000 people in Rawalpindi and Islamabad, Pakistan. 1991 - Italian ferry collides with an oil tanker in dense fog off Livorno, Italy, killing 140. 1991 - A rare tropical storm develops in the South Atlantic Ocean near Angola; the first to be documented by satellites. 1998 - The Good Friday Agreement is signed in Northern Ireland. 2009 - President of Fiji Ratu Josefa Iloilo announces the abrogation of the constitution and assumes all governance in the country, creating a constitutional crisis. 2010 - Polish Air Force Tu-154M crashes near Smolensk, Russia, killing 96 people, including Polish President Lech Kaczyński, his wife, and dozens of other senior officials and dignitaries. 2016 - The Paravur temple accident in which a devastating fire caused by the explosion of firecrackers stored for Vishu, kills more than one hundred people out of the thousands gathered for seventh day of Bhadrakali worship. 2016 - An earthquake of 6.6 magnitude strikes 39 km west-southwest of Ashkasham, shakes up India, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Srinagar and Pakistan. 2019 - Scientists from the Event Horizon Telescope project announce the first ever image of a black hole, located in the centre of the M87 galaxy. Births 401 - Theodosius II, Roman emperor 1018 - Nizam al-Mulk, Persian scholar and vizier 1472 - Margaret of York, English princess 1480 - Philibert II, duke of Savoy 1487 - William I, count of Nassau-Dillenburg 1512 - James V, king of Scotland 1579 - Augustus II, duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg 1583 - Hugo Grotius, Dutch philosopher and jurist 1603 - Christian, Prince-Elect of Denmark 1651 - Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus, German mathematician, physicist, and physician 1656 - René Lepage de Sainte-Claire, French-Canadian settler, founded Rimouski 1704 - Benjamin Heath, English scholar and author 1707 - Michel Corrette, French organist, composer, and author 1713 - John Whitehurst, English geologist and clockmaker 1755 - Samuel Hahnemann, German-French physician and academic 1762 - Giovanni Aldini, Italian physicist and academic 1769 - Jean Lannes, French marshal 1778 - William Hazlitt, English essayist and critic 1794 - Matthew C. Perry, English-Scottish American commander 1806 - Juliette Drouet, French actress 1806 - Leonidas Polk, Scottish-American general and bishop 1827 - Lew Wallace, American general, lawyer, and politician, 11th Governor of New Mexico Territory 1829 - William Booth, English minister, founded The Salvation Army 1847 - Joseph Pulitzer, Hungarian-American journalist, publisher, and politician, founded Pulitzer, Inc. 1864 - Eugen d'Albert, Scottish-German pianist and composer 1865 - Jack Miner, American-Canadian farmer, hunter, and environmentalist 1867 - George William Russell, Irish author, poet, and painter 1868 - George Arliss, English actor and playwright 1868 - Asriel Günzig, Moravian rabbi 1873 - Kyösti Kallio, Finnish farmer, banker, and politician, 4th President of Finland 1875 - George Clawley, English footballer 1877 - Alfred Kubin, Austrian author and illustrator 1879 - Bernhard Gregory, Estonian-German chess player 1879 - Coenraad Hiebendaal, Dutch rower and physician 1880 - Frances Perkins, American sociologist, academic, and politician, 4th United States Secretary of Labor 1880 - Montague Summers, English clergyman and author 1886 - Johnny Hayes, American runner and trainer 1887 - Bernardo Houssay, Argentinian physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate 1889 - Louis Rougier, French philosopher from the Vienna Circle 1891 - Frank Barson, English footballer and coach 1893 - Otto Steinböck, Austrian zoologist 1894 - Ben Nicholson, British painter 1897 - Prafulla Chandra Sen, Indian accountant and politician, 3rd Chief Minister of West Bengal 1900 - Arnold Orville Beckman, American chemist, inventor, and philanthropist 1901 - Dhananjay Ramchandra Gadgil, Indian economist 1903 - Clare Turlay Newberry, American author and illustrator 1906 - Steve Anderson, American hurdler 1910 - Margaret Clapp, American scholar and academic 1910 - Helenio Herrera, Argentinian footballer and manager 1910 - Paul Sweezy, American economist and publisher, founded the Monthly Review 1911 - Martin Denny, American pianist and composer 1911 - Maurice Schumann, French journalist and politician, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs for France 1912 - Boris Kidrič, Austrian-Slovenian politician, 1st Prime Minister of Slovenia 1913 - Stefan Heym, German-American soldier and author 1914 - Jack Badcock, Australian cricketer 1915 - Harry Morgan, American actor and director 1915 - Leo Vroman, Dutch-American hematologist, poet, and illustrator 1916 - Lee Jung-seob, Korean painter 1917 - Jagjit Singh Lyallpuri, Indian politician 1917 - Robert Burns Woodward, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate 1919 - John Houbolt, American engineer and academic 1921 - Chuck Connors, American baseball player and actor 1921 - Jake Warren, Canadian soldier and diplomat, Canadian Ambassador to the United States 1921 - Sheb Wooley, American singer-songwriter and actor 1923 - Roger Gaillard, Haitian historian and author 1923 - Jane Kean, American actress and singer 1923 - Floyd Simmons, American decathlete and actor 1923 - Sid Tickridge, English footballer 1923 - John Watkins, South African cricketer 1924 - Kenneth Noland, American soldier and painter 1925 - Linda Goodman, American astrologer and author 1925 - Angelo Poffo, American wrestler and promoter 1926 - Jacques Castérède, French pianist and composer 1926 - Junior Samples, American comedian 1927 - Norma Candal, Puerto Rican-American actress 1927 - Marshall Warren Nirenberg, American biochemist and geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate 1929 - Mike Hawthorn, English race car driver 1929 - Liz Sheridan, American actress 1929 - Max von Sydow, Swedish-French actor 1930 - Claude Bolling, French pianist, composer, and actor 1930 - Dolores Huerta, American activist, co-founded the United Farm Workers 1931 - Kishori Amonkar, Indian classical vocalist 1932 - Delphine Seyrig, Swiss/Alsatian French actress 1932 - Omar Sharif, Egyptian actor and screenwriter 1933 - Rokusuke Ei, Japanese composer and author 1933 - Helen McElhone, Scottish politician 1934 - David Halberstam, American journalist and author 1935 - John A. Bennett, American soldier 1935 - Patrick Garland, English actor and director 1935 - Peter Hollingworth, Australian bishop, 23rd Governor General of Australia 1936 - John Howell, English long jumper 1936 - John Madden, American football player, coach, and sportscaster 1936 - Bobby Smith, American singer 1937 - Bella Akhmadulina, Soviet and Russian poet, short story writer, and translator 1938 - Don Meredith, American football player and sportscaster 1939 - Claudio Magris, Italian scholar, author, and translator 1940 - Gloria Hunniford, British radio and television host 1941 - Harold Long, Canadian politician 1941 - Paul Theroux, American novelist, short story writer, and travel writer 1942 - Nick Auf der Maur, Canadian journalist and politician 1942 - Ian Callaghan, English footballer 1942 - Stuart Dybek, American novelist, short story writer, and poet 1943 - Andrzej Badeński, Polish-German sprinter 1943 - Margaret Pemberton, English author 1945 - Kevin Berry, Australian swimmer 1946 - David Angell, American screenwriter and producer 1946 - Bob Watson, American baseball player and manager 1946 - Adolf Winkelmann, German director, producer, and screenwriter 1947 - David A. Adler, American author and educator 1947 - Bunny Wailer, Jamaican singer-songwriter and drummer 1948 - Mel Blount, American football player 1949 - Daniel Mangeas, French banker and sportscaster 1949 - Eric Troyer, American singer-songwriter, keyboardist and guitarist 1950 - Ken Griffey, Sr., American baseball player and manager 1950 - Eddie Hazel, American guitarist 1951 - David Helvarg, American journalist and activist 1952 - Narayan Rane, Indian politician, 16th Chief Minister of Maharashtra 1952 - Masashi Sada, Japanese singer, lyricist, composer, novelist, actor, and producer 1952 - Steven Seagal, American actor, producer, and martial artist 1953 - David Moorcroft, English runner and businessman 1953 - Pamela Wallin, Swedish-Canadian journalist, academic, and politician 1954 - Paul Bearer, American wrestler and manager 1954 - Anne Lamott, American author and educator 1954 - Peter MacNicol, American actor 1954 - Juan Williams, Panamanian-American journalist and author 1955 - Lesley Garrett, English soprano and actress 1956 - Carol V. Robinson, English chemist and academic 1957 - Aliko Dangote, Nigerian businessman, founded Dangote Group 1957 - John M. Ford, American author and poet 1957 - Steve Gustafson, Spanish-American bass player 1957 - Rosemary Hill, English historian and author 1958 - Bob Bell, Northern Irish engineer 1958 - Yefim Bronfman, Uzbek-American pianist 1958 - Brigitte Holzapfel, German high jumper 1959 - Babyface, American singer-songwriter and producer 1959 - Yvan Loubier, Canadian economist and politician 1959 - Brian Setzer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist 1960 - Steve Bisciotti, American businessman, co-founded Allegis Group 1960 - Katrina Leskanich, American singer-songwriter and guitarist 1960 - Terry Teagle, American basketball player 1961 - Nicky Campbell, Scottish broadcaster and journalist 1961 - Joe Cole, American roadie and author 1961 - Carole Goble, English computer scientist and academic 1961 - Mark Jones, American basketball player 1962 - Steve Tasker, American football player and sportscaster 1963 - Warren DeMartini, American guitarist and songwriter 1963 - Jeff Gray, American baseball player and coach 1963 - Doris Leuthard, Swiss lawyer and politician, 162nd President of the Swiss Confederation 1965 - Tim Alexander, American drummer and songwriter 1966 - Steve Claridge, English footballer, manager, and sportscaster 1967 - Donald Dufresne, Canadian ice hockey player and coach 1967 - David Rovics, American singer-songwriter 1968 - Metin Göktepe, Turkish photographer and journalist 1968 - Orlando Jones, American actor, producer, and screenwriter 1969 - Steve Glasson, Australian lawn bowler 1969 - Ekaterini Koffa, Greek sprinter 1970 - Enrico Ciccone, Canadian ice hockey player 1970 - Leonard Doroftei, Romanian-Canadian boxer 1970 - Kenny Lattimore, American singer-songwriter 1970 - Q-Tip, American rapper, producer, and actor 1971 - Brad William Henke, American football player and actor 1971 - Indro Olumets, Estonian footballer and coach 1971 - Al Reyes, Dominican-American baseball player 1972 - Ian Harvey, Australian cricketer 1972 - Priit Kasesalu, Estonian computer programmer, co-created Skype 1972 - Gordon Buchanan, Scottish film maker 1973 - Guillaume Canet, French actor and director 1973 - Roberto Carlos, Brazilian footballer and manager 1973 - Aidan Moffat, Scottish singer-songwriter 1973 - Christopher Simmons, Canadian-American graphic designer, author, and academic 1974 - Eric Greitens, American soldier, author and politician 1974 - Petros Passalis, Greek footballer 1975 - Chris Carrabba, American singer-songwriter and guitarist 1975 - Terrence Lewis, Indian dancer and choreographer 1975 - David Harbour, American actor 1976 - Clare Buckfield, English actress 1976 - Yoshino Kimura, Japanese actress and singer 1976 - Sara Renner, Canadian skier 1977 - Stephanie Sheh, Taiwanese-American voice actress, director, and producer 1978 - Sir Christus, Finnish guitarist 1979 - Iván Alonso, Uruguayan footballer 1979 - Kenyon Coleman, American football player 1979 - Rachel Corrie, American author and activist 1979 - Tsuyoshi Domoto, Japanese singer-songwriter and actor 1979 - Sophie Ellis-Bextor, English singer-songwriter 1979 - Peter Kopteff, Finnish footballer 1980 - Sean Avery, Canadian ice hockey player and model 1980 - Charlie Hunnam, English actor 1980 - Shao Jiayi, Chinese footballer 1980 - Kasey Kahne, American race car driver 1980 - Bryce Soderberg, American singer-songwriter and bass player 1981 - Laura Bell Bundy, American actress and singer 1981 - Liz McClarnon, English singer and dancer 1981 - Michael Pitt, American actor, model and musician 1981 - Alexei Semenov, Russian ice hockey player 1982 - Andre Ethier, American baseball player 1982 - Chyler Leigh, American actress and singer 1983 - Jamie Chung, American actress 1983 - Andrew Dost, American guitarist and songwriter 1983 - Ryan Merriman, American actor 1983 - Hannes Sigurðsson, Icelandic footballer 1984 - Faustina Agolley, Australian television host 1984 - Jeremy Barrett, American figure skater 1984 - Mandy Moore, American singer-songwriter and actress 1984 - David Obua, Ugandan footballer 1984 - Damien Perquis, French-Polish footballer 1984 - Gonzalo Javier Rodríguez, Argentinian footballer 1985 - Barkhad Abdi, Somali-American actor and director 1985 - Willo Flood, Irish footballer 1985 - Jesús Gámez, Spanish footballer 1985 - Dion Phaneuf, Canadian ice hockey player 1986 - Olivia Borlée, Belgian sprinter 1986 - Fernando Gago, Argentine footballer 1986 - Corey Kluber, American baseball pitcher 1986 - Vincent Kompany, Belgian footballer 1986 - Tore Reginiussen, Norwegian footballer 1987 - Shay Mitchell, Canadian actress and model 1987 - Hayley Westenra, New Zealand soprano 1988 - Chris Heston, American baseball pitcher 1988 - Kareem Jackson, American football player 1988 - Haley Joel Osment, American actor 1990 - Ben Amos, English footballer 1990 - Andile Jali, South African footballer 1990 - Ricky Leutele, Australian-Samoan rugby league player 1990 - Maren Morris, American singer 1990 - Alex Pettyfer, English actor 1991 - AJ Michalka, American actress and singer 1992 - Jack Buchanan, Australian rugby league player 1992 - Sadio Mané, Senegalese footballer 1992 - Daisy Ridley, English actress 1993 - Sofia Carson, American singer and actress 1994 - Siobhan Hunter, Scottish footballer 1995 - Ian Nelson, American actor 1996 - Thanasi Kokkinakis, Australian tennis player 1996 - Audrey Whitby, American actress 1998 - Anna Pogorilaya, Russian figure skater 2001 - Ky Baldwin, Australian singer and actor 2001 - Noa Kirel, Israeli singer Deaths 879 - Louis the Stammerer, king of West Francia 943 - Landulf I, prince of Benevento and Capua 948 - Hugh of Arles, king of Italy 1008 - Notker of Liège, French bishop 1216 - Eric X, king of Sweden 1282 - Ahmad Fanakati, chief minister under Kublai Khan 1309 - Elisabeth von Rapperswil, Swiss countess 1362 - Maud, English noblewoman 1500 - Michael Tarchaniota Marullus, Greek scholar and poet 1533 - Frederick I, king of Denmark and Norway 1545 - Costanzo Festa, Italian composer 1585 - Gregory XIII, pope of the Catholic Church 1598 - Jacopo Mazzoni, Italian philosopher 1599 - Gabrielle d'Estrées, French mistress of Henry IV of France 1601 - Mark Alexander Boyd, Scottish soldier and poet 1619 - Thomas Jones, English-Irish archbishop and politician, Lord Chancellor of Ireland 1640 - Agostino Agazzari, Italian composer and theorist 1644 - William Brewster, English official and pilgrim leader 1646 - Santino Solari, Swiss architect and sculptor 1667 - Jan Marek Marci, Czech physician and author 1704 - William Egon of Fürstenberg, German cardinal 1756 - Giacomo Antonio Perti, Italian composer 1760 - Jean Lebeuf, French historian and author 1786 - John Byron, English admiral and politician, 24th Commodore Governor of Newfoundland 1806 - Horatio Gates, English-American general 1813 - Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Italian mathematician and astronomer 1823 - Karl Leonhard Reinhold, Austrian philosopher and academic 1871 - Lucio Norberto Mansilla, Argentinian general and politician 1904 - Isabella II, Spanish queen 1909 - Algernon Charles Swinburne, English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic 1919 - Emiliano Zapata, Mexican general 1920 - Moritz Cantor, German mathematician and historian 1931 - Kahlil Gibran, Lebanese-American poet, painter, and philosopher 1935 - Rosa Campbell Praed, Australian novelist 1938 - King Oliver, American cornet player and bandleader 1942 - Carl Schenstrøm, Danish actor and director 1943 - Andreas Faehlmann, Estonian-German sailor and engineer 1945 - Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman, Dutch printer and typographer 1947 - Charles Nordhoff, English-American lieutenant and author 1950 - Fevzi Çakmak, Turkish field marshal and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Turkey 1954 - Auguste Lumière, French director and producer 1954 - Oscar Mathisen, Norwegian speed skater 1955 - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, French priest, theologian, and philosopher 1958 - Chuck Willis, American singer-songwriter 1960 - André Berthomieu, French director and screenwriter 1962 - Michael Curtiz, Hungarian-American director, producer, and screenwriter 1962 - Stuart Sutcliffe, Scottish artist and musician 1965 - Lloyd Casner, American race car driver, founded Casner Motor Racing Division 1965 - Linda Darnell, American actress 1966 - Evelyn Waugh, English soldier, novelist, journalist and critic 1968 - Gustavs Celmiņš, Latvian lieutenant and politician 1969 - Harley Earl, American businessman 1975 - Walker Evans, American photographer 1975 - Marjorie Main, American actress 1978 - Hjalmar Mäe, Estonian politician 1979 - Nino Rota, Italian pianist, composer, and conductor 1980 - Kay Medford, American actress and singer 1981 - Howard Thurman, American author, philosopher and civil rights activist 1983 - Issam Sartawi, Palestinian activist 1985 - Zisis Verros, Greek chieftain of the Macedonian Struggle 1986 - Linda Creed, American singer-songwriter 1991 - Kevin Peter Hall, American actor 1991 - Martin Hannett, English guitarist and producer 1991 - Natalie Schafer, American actress 1992 - Sam Kinison, American comedian and actor 1993 - Chris Hani, South African activist and politician 1994 - Sam B. Hall, Jr., American lawyer, judge, and politician 1995 - Morarji Desai, Indian politician, 4th Prime Minister of India 1997 - Michael Dorris, American author and academic 1998 - Seraphim of Athens, Greek archbishop 1999 - Heinz Fraenkel-Conrat, German-American biochemist and physician 1999 - Jean Vander Pyl, American actress and voice artist 2000 - Peter Jones, English actor and screenwriter 2000 - Larry Linville, American actor 2003 - Little Eva, American singer 2004 - Jacek Kaczmarski, Polish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and poet 2004 - Sakıp Sabancı, Turkish businessman and philanthropist, founded Sabancı Holding 2005 - Norbert Brainin, Austrian violinist 2005 - Scott Gottlieb, American drummer 2005 - Archbishop Iakovos of America 2005 - Al Lucas, American football player 2005 - Wally Tax, Dutch singer-songwriter 2007 - Charles Philippe Leblond, French-Canadian biologist and academic 2007 - Dakota Staton, American singer 2009 - Deborah Digges, American poet and educator 2010 - Casualties in the 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash included: *Ryszard Kaczorowski, Polish soldier and politician, 6th President of the Republic of Poland *Maria Kaczyńska, Polish economist, First Lady of Poland *Lech Kaczyński, Polish lawyer and politician, 4th President of Poland *Anna Walentynowicz, Ukrainian-Polish journalist and activist 2010 - Dixie Carter, American actress and singer 2012 - Raymond Aubrac, French engineer and activist 2012 - Barbara Buchholz, German theremin player and composer 2012 - Lili Chookasian, Armenian-American operatic singer 2012 - Luis Aponte Martínez, Puerto Rican cardinal 2012 - Akin Omoboriowo, Nigerian lawyer and politician 2013 - Lorenzo Antonetti, Italian cardinal 2013 - Raymond Boudon, French sociologist and academic 2013 - Binod Bihari Chowdhury, Bangladeshi activist 2013 - Robert Edwards, English physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate 2013 - Olive Lewin, Jamaican anthropologist, musicologist, and author 2013 - Gordon Thomas, English cyclist 2013 - Angela Voigt, German long jumper 2014 - Dominique Baudis, French journalist and politician 2014 - Jim Flaherty, Canadian lawyer and politician, 37th Canadian Minister of Finance 2014 - Richard Hoggart, English author and academic 2014 - Sue Townsend, English author and playwright 2015 - Richie Benaud, Australian cricketer and sportscaster 2015 - Raúl Héctor Castro, Mexican-American politician and diplomat, 14th Governor of Arizona 2015 - Judith Malina, German-American actress and director, co-founded The Living Theatre 2015 - Rose Francine Rogombé, Gabonese lawyer and politician, President of Gabon 2015 - Peter Walsh, Australian farmer and politician, 6th Australian Minister for Finance 2016 - Howard Marks, Welsh cannabis smuggler, writer, and legalisation campaigner Holidays and observances Christian feast day: *Fulbert of Chartres *James, Azadanus and Abdicius *Mikael Agricola *Pierre Teilhard de Chardin *William of Ockham *William Law *April 10 Day of the Builder Feast of the Third Day of the Writing of the Book of the Law Siblings Day World Homeopathy Day
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