2017 Daily Holidays that fall on April 10, include:
ASPCA Day (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)
Encourage a Young Writer Day
First Day of Passover - April 10, 2017 (movable date)
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
2017 Weekly Holidays that include April 10, are:
American Indian Awareness Week - April 10-14, 2017
Explore Your Career Options Week - April 3-10, 2017
Hate Week - April 4-10
Holy Week - April 9-15, 2017
International Dark Sky Week - April 10-14, 2017
Jewish Heritage Week - Evening of April 10, 2017 to the Evening of April 18, 2017 Movable Week observed during Passover
Lent - Begins on Ash Wednesday - March 1 - April 13, 2017
Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is April 16, 2017)
National Animal Control Appreciation Week - April 9-15, 2017 (Second Full Week of April)
National Library Week - April 9-15, 2017 (Second Full Week of April)
National Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week - April 9-15, 2017
National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week - April 9-15, 2017 (Second Week of April)
National Robotics Week - April 8-16, 2017
National Student Employment Week - April 9-15, 2017 (Second Full Week of April)
Pan American Week - April 9-15, 2017 (Week that includes April 14th)
Passiontide - April 2-15, 2017 (The Last Two Weeks of Lent - Passion Week and Holy Week)
Passover (also known as Pesach) - Evening of April 10, 2017 to the Evening of April 18, 2017 (movable date)
2017 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.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
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
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.
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)
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
(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 (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
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
1. (anatomy) Of the area behind the knee.
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