ON THIS DAY IN RECENT HISTORY ~ April 10
1887 - President Abraham Lincoln's re-buried with his wife in Springfield IL.
1896 - Spiridon Louis wins 1st Olympic marathon (2:58:50).
1913 - Pres Woodrow Wilson throws out 1st ball, Senators beat Yankees 2-1.
1915 - Harry Morgan, Detroit Mich, actor (December Bride, M*A*S*H, Dragnet) is born.
1916 - The Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) is created in New York City.
1921 - Chuck Connors, Bkln NY, actor (Rifleman, Branded, Cowboy in Africa) is born.
1923 - Hitler demands "hatred & more hatred" in Berlin
1924 - Tubular steel golf club shafts approved for championship play
1925 - Scribners publishes "The Great Gatsby" by F Scott Fitzgerald
1926 - "Alvin" Junior Samples, Cummings Ga, country singer (Hee Haw) is born.
1927 - Walt Disney delivers the first Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon, Poor Papa, to distributor Charles Mintz in New York. Mintz will effectually gain control of Walt’s new character, and by doing so, will change the course of Disney history forever.
1929 - Max Von Sydow, Lund Sweden, actor (Hawaii, Exorcist, Dune, Dreamscape) is born.
1930 - Synthetic rubber 1st produced
1932 - Hari Rhodes, Cincinnati Oh, actor (Mike-Daktari, Roots) (d.1992) is born.
1932 - Omar Sharif, [Michael Shalhoub], Egypt, actor (Dr Zhivago, Top Secret) is born.
1936 - John Madden, NFL coach (Oakland Raiders)/sports commentator (CBS, FOX) is born.
1938 - Austria becomes a state of Germany
1938 - NY makes syphilis test mandatory in order to get a marriage license
1945 - NFL's Boston Yanks & Brooklyn Tigers merge
1945 - US troops land on Tsugen Shima Okinawa
1945 - US troops liberate Nazi concentration camp at Buchenwald, Germany
1947 - Jackie Robinson becomes 1st black in major league baseball (Dodgers)
1951 - Steven Seagal, Detroit MI, actor (Above the Law, Hard to Kill) is born.
1953 - Eddie Fisher is discharged from the Army and arrives home to a check of $330,000 for record royalties from the 7 million records that were sold while he was enlisted.
1955 - Dr Jonas Salk successfully tests Polio vaccine
1956 - Nat King Cole is beaten up by a group of racial segregationists in Birmingham, AL.
1957 - Ricky Nelson sings for first time on TV's "Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet." He performs the song "I'm Walking."
1958 - Bobby Darin records "Splish Splash."
1961 - Jeb Adams, Hollywood California, actor (Lt Jeb Pruitt-Baa Baa Black Sheep) is born.
1961 - Del Shannon performs "Runaway" on "American Bandstand."
1962 - 1st baseball game at LA's Dodger Stadium, they lose 6-3 to Reds
1962 - NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits his 375th HR
1964 - Walt Disney arrives in New York City to oversee his four exhibits at the upcoming World's Fair.
1967 - 39th Academy Awards - "Man For All Seasons," E Taylor & P Scofield win
1967 - The song "Somethin' Stupid" becomes the first father-daughter song to hit No. 1 on the Billboard pop chart by Nancy and Frank Sinatra.
1968 - "George M!" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 435 performances
1968 - 40th Academy Awards - "Heat of the Night," Rod Steiger & K Hepburn win
1968 - Mickey Hart joins the Grateful Dead.
1971 - 1st baseball game at Phila's Veterans Stadium, Phils beat Expos 4-1
1971 - John Denver's "Take Me Home Country Roads" hits the charts. It is his first appearance on the charts.
1972 - Isaac Hayes wins an Oscar for the Best Music, Original Song award for the song "Shaft".
1974 - Magicians Penn & Teller 1st meet
1977 - David Soul's "Don't Give Up on Us" is the No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit.
1978 - Cher appeares on the cover of "People" with her boyfriend Gene Simmons (KISS).
1981 - "Caveman" with Ringo premieres
1984 - Mandy Moore, American singer/actor, is born.
1989 - 24th Academy of Country Music Awards: Hank Williams Jr, Alabama
1989 - Haley Joel Osment, LA California, actor (Matt-Jeff Foxworthy Show) is born.
1991 - Kevin Peter Hall, actor (Harry & Hendersons), dies of AIDS at 35.
1991 - Natalie Schafer, actress (Gilligan's Island), dies at 90 from cancer.
1991 - Last automat (coin operated cafeteria) closes (3rd & 42nd St, NYC)
1992 - Sam Kinison, comedian, dies in a car crash at 38.
1995 - NYC bans smoking in all restaurants that seat 35 or more
1999 - George Michael, Sinead O'Connor, the Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde, and Paul McCartney all perform at the "Here There and Everywhere: A Concert for Linda", a charity tribute to Linda McCartney at London's Royal Albert Hall.
1999 - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers are the musical guests on "Saturday Night Live."
2000 - Peter Jones, English actor (b. 1920) dies.
2000 - Larry Linville, American actor (b. 1939) dies.
2000 - Sony Music Entertainment announces a plan to make its first commercial digital downloads available to U.S. consumers. Sony says it will offer about 50 hit songs from Lauryn Hill, Pearl Jam, Michael Jackson, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and others.
2002 - The Statler Brothers announce their final tour dates. The group says they plan to continue making music after their retirement from touring.
2003 - Little Eva, American singer (b. 1943) dies.
2009 - Walt Disney Pictures releases Hannah Montana: The Movie, starring Miley Cyrus.
2010 - Dixie Carter, American actress (b.1939) dies.