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THIS DAY IN HISTORY                Friday, 10 April 2020
Mount Tambora in Indonesia erupted. The largest volcanic eruption in recorded history lasted three months, killing 71,000 people and affecting world climate for the next two years.

The safety pin was patented by Walter Hunt in New York, who sold its rights for only $400.


Swami Dayananda Saraswati founded the Arya Samaj in Bombay.

The Titanic sailed from Southampton, England on her ill-fated maiden voyage to New York.

The first book of crossword puzzles was published by Simon and Schuster in New York.

Paul McCartney officially announced the break-up of The Beatles, one of the most popular boy bands of all time.

INSAT-IA India’s first multi-purpose satellite, was Iaunched.

Morarji Desai (b. 1896), the fourth Prime Minister of India (1977–79), died in Mumbai. He was the first Indian Prime Minister who did not belong to the Indian National Congress.

Polish President Lech Kaczynski died in a plane crash near Smolensk, Russia that killed all 96 people on board including many of Poland's top brass.

Irish rock band, U2's 360° tour in Sao Paulo, Brazil, became the highest grossing tour of all time, raking in $558 million.


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