Historical Events for 10th April 2024

1845 – More than 1,000 buildings damaged by fire in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1884 – US Senate accepts Belgian administration of Congo
1919 – Mexican Revolution leader Emiliano Zapata is ambushed and shot dead by government forces in Morelos
1934 – Stanley Cup Final, Chicago Stadium, Chicago, IL: Chicago Blackhawks beat Detroit Red Wings, 1-0 in double OT for a 3-1 series win; Black Hawks’ first Stanley Cup
1939 – Prime Minister Hendrikus Colijn’s Dutch government opens camp Westerbork for German Jews
1942 – Cigarettes and candy rationed in Holland
1968 – Musical “George M!”, based on the life of Broadway star George M. Cohan, opens at Palace Theater NYC for 435 performances
1972 – 7.0 earthquake kills 1/5 of population of Iranian province of Fars
1990 – CUNY/Lehman College, Bronx, opens a branch campus in Hiroshma, Japan
1991 – Pulitzer Prize for Fiction is awarded to John Updike for novel ‘Rabbit At Rest’

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