Historical Events for 10th April 2019

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
1816 – Samuel Taylor Coleridge recites his poem “Kubla Khan” to fellow poet Lord Byron, who persuades him to publish it
1865 – At Appomattox, General Robert E. Lee issues General Order #9, his last
1887 – Soccer team Be Quick forms in Hairs Groningen
1939 – Colijn’s Dutch government opens camp Westerbork for German Jews
1968 – Ferry Wahine sinks in Wellington harbour, New Zealand on route from Lyttelton (51 killed)
1994 – 58th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: José María Olazábal wins the first of 2 Masters titles, 2 strokes ahead of Tom Lehman; 6th winner from Europe in the past 7 years
2011 – 75th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Charl Schwartzel of South Africa birdies the final 4 holes to win his first major title, 2 strokes ahead of Australian pair Adam Scott and Jason Day
2014 – “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” directed by Marc Webb and starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone premieres in London
2016 – Explosions and a fire caused by fireworks at Puttingal Temple in Kerala, India, kills more than 100 and injures nearly 400

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