Today in History

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Source:   —  April 10, 2016, at 7:40 AM

There are two hundred sixty-five days left in the year. Today'south Highlight in History:On April ten, one thousand nine hundred sixteen, the Professional Golfers' Organization of America was founded in New York.

Today in History

Today in History

Today is Sunday, April ten, the one hundred-first day of two thousand sixteen. There are two hundred sixty-five days left in the year.

Today'south Highlight in History:

On April ten, one thousand nine hundred sixteen, the Professional Golfers' Organization of America was founded in New York.

On this date:

In one thousand seven hundred-ninetieth, President George WA signed the first United States Patent Act.

In one thousand eight hundred sixty-sixth, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was incorporated.

In one thousand nine hundred-twelfth, the RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton, England, on its ill-fated maiden voyage.

In one thousand nine hundred twenty-fifth, the novel "The Grand Gatsby," F. Scott Fitzgerald'south Jazz Age evocation of vacant materialism, shattered illusion and thwarted romance, was first published by Scribner'south of New York.

In one thousand nine hundred thirty-second, German President Paul Von Hindenburg was re-elected in a runoff, with Adolf Hitler coming in second.

In one thousand nine hundred forty-seventh, Brooklyn Dodgers President Department Rickey purchased the contract of Jackie Robinson from the Montreal Royals.

In one thousand nine hundred fifty-third, the 3-D horror film "House of Wax," produced by Warner Bros. and starring Vincent Price, premiered in New York.

In one thousand nine hundred sixty-sixth, English author Evelyn Waugh, sixty-two, died in Combe Florey, Somerset, England.

In one thousand nine hundred seventy-fourth, Golda Meir told party leaders she was resigning as prime minister of Israel.

In one thousand nine hundred eighty-fifth, singer Madonna launched "The Virgin Tour" with a concert at the Paramount Theater in Seattle.

In one thousand nine hundred ninety-eighth, the Northern Ireland peace talks concluded as negotiators reached a landmark settlement to end thirty years of bitter rivalries and bloody attacks.

In two thousand-tenth, Polish President Lech Kaczynski (lehk kah-CHIN'-skee), sixty, was killed in a plane crash in western Russia that also claimed the lives of his wife and top Polish political, military and church officials.

Ten years ago: Former Enron Chief Executive Jeffrey Skilling began testifying in his fraud and conspiracy trial in Houston, declaring himself "absolutely innocent." (Skilling was convicted on nineteenth counts and sentenced to more than twenty-four years in prison; his sentence was reduced by a decade in 2013.) Hundreds of thousands of people demanding U. S. citizenship for immigrants who were in the country illegally took to the streets in dozens of cities from NY to San Diego. French President Jacques Chirac caved in to protesters, canceling a law on youth employment that'd fueled nationwide unrest.

Five years ago: In the first remarks since his ouster, former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak denied allegations that he'd used his position to amass wealth and property. Bob Dylan performed a concert in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. Charl Schwartzel won the Masters by two strokes over Adam Scott and Jason Day after a wild final circular at Augusta National; the twenty-six-year-old S African closed with four straight birdies, making a 20-footer at the final hole to wrap up a 6-under 66.

One year ago: During the National Rifle Association'south annual conference in Nashville, Tennessee, a succession of potential Republican presidential rivals slung criticism and cracked jokes about Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton, who was expected to announce her White House candidacy. The Apple Look made its debut.

Today'south Birthdays: Actor Max von Sydow is eighty-seven. Actress Liz Sheridan is eighty-seven. Sportscaster John Madden is eighty. Reggae artist Bunny Wailer is sixty-nine. Actor Steven Seagal is sixty-five. Folk-pop singer Terre Roche (The Roches) is sixty-three. Actor Peter MacNicol is sixty-two. Actress Olivia Brown is fifty-nine. Rock musician Steven Gustafson (10.000 Maniacs) is fifty-nine. Singer-producer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds is fifty-eight. Rock singer-musician Brian Setzer is fifty-seven. Rapper Afrika Bambaataa is fifty-six. Rock singer Katrina Leskanich (les-KAH'-nich) is fifty-six. Actor Jeb Adams is fifty-five. Olympic gold medal speedskater Cathy Turner is fifty-four. Rock musician Tim "Herb" Alexander is fifty-one. Actor-comedian Orlando Jones is forty-eight. Rock musician Mike Mushok (Staind) is forty-seven. Singer Kenny Lattimore is forty-six. Rapper Q-Tip (AKA Kamaal) is forty-six. Blues singer Shemekia Copeland is thirty-seven. Actress Laura Bell Bundy is thirty-five. Actress Chyler Leigh is thirty-four. Population musician Andrew Dost (fun.) is thirty-three. Actor Ryan Merriman is thirty-three. Singer Mandy Moore is thirty-two. Actor Barkhad Abdi (BAHRK'-hahd AHB'-dee) is thirty-one. Actress Shay Mitchell is twenty-nine. Actor Haley Joel Osment is twenty-eight. Actor Alex Pettyfer is 26. Actress-singer AJ (AKA Amanda) Michalka (mish-AL'-kah) is twenty-five. Actress Daisy Ridley (Film: "Star Wars: The Force Awakens") is twenty-four. Actress Ruby Jerins is 18.

Thought for Today: "Your actions, and your actions alone, define your worth." — Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966).

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