On April 10…

1847 – Joseph Pulitzer, newspaper publisher for whom the Pulitzer Prize is named, was born in Budapest.

 

1849 – Walter Hunt of New York City patented the safety pin.

 

1866 – The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was founded in New York City by philanthropist and diplomat Henry Bergh.

 

1882 – Frances Perkins, first female cabinet member, Secretary of Labor 1933 – 1945, was born in Boston.

 

1912 – The RMS Titanic departed from Southampton, England.

 

1919 – Emiliano Zapata, leader of the Mexican Revolution, was ambushed and killed in Morelos by government forces.

 

1933 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the Civilian Conservation Corps.

 

1941 – German and Italian invaders of Yugoslavia set of the Independent State of Croatia, which included Bosnia and Herzegovina.

 

1953 – The first film made in 3-D, The House of Wax, starring Vincent Price, opened at New York’s Paramount Theatre.

 

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