This Day In History – April 10

Today in History

1407 Lama Deshin Shekpa visits the Ming Dynasty capital at Nanjing and is awarded the title Great Treasure Prince of Dharma
1516 1st Jewish ghetto established: Venice compels Jews to live in a specific area
1815 Mount Tambora in the Dutch East Indies experiences a cataclysmic eruption, one of the most powerful in history, killing around 71,000 people, causes global volcanic winter
1858 “Big Ben”, a 13.76 tonne bell, is recast at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry
1972 US, USSR & 70 other nations agree to ban biological weapons
1998 The Good Friday/Belfast Agreement for Northern Ireland is signed by the British and Irish governments

Today in Film & TV

1953 “House of Wax” 1st color 3-D movie, premieres in New York

Today in Music

1970 Paul McCartney officially announces the split of The Beatles

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