April 10

April 10 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2016 Daily Holidays that fall on April 10, include:

  • ASPCA Day (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) 
  • Encourage a Young Writer Day 
  • Global Day to End Child Sexual Abuse - April 10, 2016
  • Golfer's Day 
  • International Safety Pin Day
  • National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day 
  • National Cinnamon Crescent Day 
  • National Farm Animals Day 
  • National Sibling Day
  • Safety Pin Day 
  • Salvation Army Founder's Day 

2016 Weekly Holidays that include April 10, are:

  • Explore Your Career Options Week - April 4-10, 2016
  • Hate Week - April 4-10
  • National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week - April 10-16, 2016
  • National Library Week - April 10-16, 2016 (Second Full Week of April)
  • National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week - April 10-16, 2016 (Second Week of April)
  • National Robotics Week - April 2-10, 2016
  • National Student Employment Week - April 10-16, 2016 (Second Full Week of April)
  • National Volunteer Week - April 10-16, 2016
  • Orthodox Lent - March 14 - April 22, 2016
  • YoYo and Skill Toys Week - April 9-17, 2016

2016 Monthly Holidays that include April 10, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our April Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of April.


  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.

World Festivals and Events

  • The Masters Tournament - April 4-10, 2016  - The Masters Tournament is one of the four major championships in professional golf.  The event will be held at the Augusta National Golf Course in Augusta, GA

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for April 10 is Aries.

Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for April are:

  • Daisy - signifies innocence, loyal love, and purity
  • Sweet Pea - signify blissful pleasure, but are also used to say good-bye.


The Birthstone(s) for April is the diamond, a symbol of enduring love.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1796 – James "Jim" Bowie, American pioneer and soldier who died at the Alamo (d. 1836)
  • 1829 – William Booth, British preacher, founder of The Salvation Army (d. 1912)
  • 1921 – Chuck Connors, American actor (The Rifleman) (d. 1992)
  • 1932 – Omar Sharif, Egyptian actor (Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago)
  • 1952 – Steven Seagal, American actor and martial artist
  • 1958 – Babyface, American singer-songwriter, musician, and producer
  • 1959 – Brian Setzer, American musician (Stray Cats and The Tomcats)
  • 1982 – Chyler Leigh, American actress (Grey's Anatomy)
  • 1984 – Mandy Moore, American singer and actress
  • 1988 – Haley Joel Osment, American actor (The Sixth Sense)

Famous Deaths

  • 2010 – Dixie Carter, American actress (Designing Women) (b. 1939)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1959 - Japan's Crown Prince Akihito marries commoner Michiko Shoda
  • 1978 - Aretha Franklin marries her second husband, actor Glynn Turman

Quote of the Day

(links above go to Pinterest) - William Booth, who was born  on this day in 1829, was a British Minister, who, along with his wife Catherine Booth, founded the Salvation Army. It is known for being one of the largest distributors of humanitarian aid. During William Booth's lifetime, he established his Salvation Army organization in 58 Countries.

Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

The Holidays and Observances Recipe/Healthy Diet Habits Tip of the Day for April 10, is some Tips on the Diet Goal Process, from Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits

The Holidays and Observances Recipe/Healthy Diet Habits Tip of the Day for April 10, is some Tips on the Diet Goal Process, from Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits (link goes to her website). Your diet goals must be doable! If you are going to make any New Years Resolutions related to losing weight, these are great to know, so you can set some attainable goals!

This Day in History

  • 1790 - Robert Gray is the 1st American to circumnavigate the Earth
  • 1825 - 1st hotel in Hawaii opens
  • 1849 - Walter Hunt got a patent for the Safety Pin
  • 1866 – The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is founded in New York City by Henry Bergh  - (See our Animal Holidays and Pet Holidays (Dogs/Cats) pages)
  • 1869 - Congress increases number of Supreme Court judges from 7 to 9
  • 1874 – The first Arbor Day is celebrated in Nebraska
  • 1877 - 1st human cannonball act is performed in London
  • 1955 - Dr Jonas Salk successfully tests Polio vaccine
  • 1960 - Senate passes landmark Civil Rights Bill
  • 1972 - For the first time since November 1967, American B-52 bombers reportedly begin bombing North Vietnam.
  • 1972 – Seventy four nations sign the Biological Weapons Convention, the first multilateral disarmament treaty banning the production of biological weapons which have the ability to adversely affect human health in a variety of ways from mild allergies, to serious conditions, including death.
  • 1995 - New York City bans smoking in all restaurants that seat 35 or more
  • 1998 - The Belfast Agreement is signed (also called the Good Friday Agreement) 

This Day in Music

  • 1954 - Perry Como's Wanted hits #1
  • 1973 - Led Zeppelin's album Houses Of The Holy is certified gold
  • 1976 - Peter Frampton's album Frampton Comes Alive! hits #1
  • 1985 - Madonna starts her first tour, called The Virgin Tour, in Seattle, Washington. The Beastie Boys opened for Madonna on this tour.
  • 1999 - A charity tribute concert for the late Linda McCartney was held at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Some of the performers included were, Paul McCartney, George Michael, Elvis Costello and Sinead O'Connor
  • 2005 - Natalie Imbruglia's third album and first #1 Counting Down the Days hits #1 in the UK

Above, is Natalie Imbruglia's song Torn, which helped to launch her career internationally, and for which she won many awards.  She was born in 1975 in Sydney, Australia (see Holidays in Australia)

This Day in Sports

  • 1916 – The Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) is formed in New York City
  • 1945 - NFL's Boston Yanks & Brooklyn Tigers merge
  • 1947 - Jackie Robinson joins the Dodgers, and becomes the 1st black in major league baseball
  • 1962 - 1st baseball game at LA's Dodger Stadium, they lose 6-3 to Reds
  • 1962 - NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits his 375th HR
  • 1985 - Leo Sites, at age 80, becomes the oldest bowler to score a 300 game

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

popliteal (adjective)

1. (anatomy) Of the area behind the knee.

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