TODAY in HISTORY: APRIL 10

Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Apr 10

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1919 – Mexican government troops ambushed and killed revolutionary leader Emiliano Zapata.


1932 – German Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg received 19 million votes in presidential elections, beating Adolf Hitler’s 13 million.


1987 – Pope John Paul II attends open-air mass at Velez Sarsfield soccer stadium in Argentina.


1993 – Chris Hani, South African Communist Party leader, was assassinated.


1995 – Sotheby’s in New York auctions diamond rings worth millions of dollars.


2002 – Palestinian suicide bomber kills at least eight people when bomb explodes on a bus in Haifa, Israel.


2003 – British Airways and Air France announced they would mothball their fuel-guzzling Concorde fleets at the end of October, ending 27 years of supersonic commercial air travel.


2007 – DNA test confirms Larry Birkhead is the biological father of Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter Dannielynn.


2010 – Plane carrying Polish President Lech Kaczynski crashes near Smolensk, with no survivors.


2015 – Apple releases its smart watch.


2016 – In Brazil, 149 “rope jumpers” attempt to set a new world record.