Today in history (Apr. 10)

Today In History Apr 10
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Today is Sunday, April 10, the 100th day of 2022. This is today in history.

Local news

  • In 2013, Wesley Osborne was sentenced to 15 years in prison without parole for his involvement in robbing a Joplin bank.
  • In 2015, Vernon County Deputies captured Gary Drake who was accused of a drunk driving fatality the previous year.
  • In 2016, Route 66 enthusiasts gathered at the Boots Court Motel in Carthage to relight the motel’s neon lights.

World news

  • In 1912, the British liner RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton, England, on its ill-fated maiden voyage.
  • In 1972, the United States and the Soviet Union joined some 70 nations in signing an agreement banning biological warfare.
  • In 2019, scientists released the first image ever made of a black hole, revealing a fiery, doughnut-shaped object in a galaxy 53 million light-years from Earth.

Politics

  • In 1971, a table tennis team from the United States arrived in China at the invitation of the communist government for a goodwill visit that came to be known as “ping-pong diplomacy.”
  • In 2012,  Rick Santorum quit the presidential race, clearing the way for Mitt Romney to claim the Republican nomination.
  • In 2021, former President Donald Trump slammed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell as a “stone-cold loser” and mocked McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chao, who had been Trump’s transportation secretary.

Entertainment

  • In 1947, Brooklyn Dodgers President Branch Rickey purchased the contract of Jackie Robinson from the Montreal Royals.
  • In 2005, Tiger Woods won his fourth Masters with a spectacular finish of birdies and bogeys.
  • In 2017, Colson Whitehead’s novel “The Underground Railroad” won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

Birthdays

Actor Liz Sheridan is 93. Actor Steven Seagal is 70. Folk-pop singer Terre Roche (The Roches) is 69. Actor Peter MacNicol is 68. Actor Olivia Brown is 65. Rock musician Steven Gustafson (10,000 Maniacs) is 65. Singer-producer Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds is 64. Rock singer-musician Brian Setzer is 63. Rock singer Katrina Leskanich (les-KAH’-nich) is 62. Olympic gold medal speedskater Cathy Turner is 60. Rock musician Tim “Herb” Alexander is 57. R&B singer Kenny Lattimore is 55. Actor-comedian Orlando Jones is 54. Rock musician Mike Mushok (Staind) is 53. Rapper Q-Tip (AKA Kamaal) is 52. Actor David Harbour is 47. Blues singer Shemekia Copeland is 43. Actor Laura Bell Bundy is 41. Actor Harry Hadden-Paton is 41. Actor Chyler Leigh is 40. Pop musician Andrew Dost (fun.) is 39. Actor Ryan Merriman is 39. Singer Mandy Moore is 38. Actor Barkhad Abdi (BAHRK’-hahd AHB’-dee) is 37. Actor Shay Mitchell is 35. Actor Haley Joel Osment is 34. Actor Molly Bernard (TV: “Younger”) is 34. Country singer Maren Morris is 32. Actor Alex Pettyfer is 32. Actor-singer AJ (AKA Amanda) Michalka (mish-AL’-kah) is 31. Actor Daisy Ridley is 30. Singer-actor Sofia Carson is 29. Actor Audrey Whitby is 26. Actor Ruby Jerins is 24.

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