11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 10th April

The Titanic

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history

1. 1633 - Bananas apeared in British shops for the first time

2. 1912 - The Titanic sets sail on its fateful voyage

3. 1932 - Adolf Hitler is beaten by Paul von Hindenburg for the German presidency

4. 1960 - The U.S. Senate passes the Civil Rights Bill

5. 1967 - The song Somethin' Stupid becomes the first father-daughter song to hit No. 1 on the Billboard pop chart. The song is performed by Nancy and Frank Sinatra

6. 1968 - Fifty-one people die when a ferry capsizes in Wellington harbour, New Zealand, during one of the worst storms ever to hit the country

7. 1970 - Paul McCartney announces the official split of the Beatles

8. 1981 - Imprisoned IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands is elected to Westminster as the MP for Fermanagh and South Tyrone

9. 1992 - Conservatives under John Major win a fourth term in the UK General Election

10. 1998 - The Northern Ireland peace talks end with the Good Friday Agreement

11. 2008 - The E.U. Parliament calls for a boycott of the China Olympic opening ceremony

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

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